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  • “Kuwait for Peace, Egypt for Love” tourism festival launched

    Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017

    The “Kuwait for Peace, Egypt for Love” tourism festival has been launched in Egypt to the country’s economy and boost Kuwait-Egypt bilateral ties. The inauguartion was attended by Kuwait’s Ambassador to Egypt, Mohammad Saleh Al-Thuwaikh, and a plethora of Egyptian …

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  • 2017 to be record year for Britain’s inbound tourism

    Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017

    According to a British official tourism body, the coming year 2017 is set to be a record year for inbound tourism for the country.   The number of overseas visitors to Britain is expected to rise next year to 38.1 …

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  • Taste the world in New Zealand

    Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017

    Kiwi chef Peter Gordon is the “godfather” of fusion cuisine, a global mash-up of culinary techniques. Now, a new group of local chefs are taking the idea of fusion to new places using local ingredients.   Fusion food combines ingredients, …

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  • Taste the World In New Zealand

    Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017

    Kiwi chef Peter Gordon is the “godfather” of fusion cuisine, a global mash-up of culinary techniques. Now, a new group of local chefs are taking the idea of fusion to new places using local ingredients. Fusion food combines ingredients, techniques …

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  • 2017 will be a strong year for incentive travel

    Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017

    Incentive travel is gearing up for a robust 2017. More than 79% of the agencies are expected to increase their number of incentive travel in 2017 compared to the last year. While budgets are not expected to increase, 85% of …

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  • Cuba tourism sees banner year in 2016

    Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017

    Cuba witnessed an influx of about four million tourists in 2016 which is up by 13 percent more than what was reported for the last year. The major section of the tourists were from the US and Europe.     …

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  • Brazil Ministry of Tourism appoints Diplomat Acir Wood Pepper Son as new Director of International Relations

    Published on : Saturday, February 16, 2013

    Diplomat Acir Wood Pepper Son assumes office as Director of International Relations of the Ministry of Tourism (Tourism Ministry, Brazil) on January 19. The ceremony will be held at 9.30 am at the National Secretariat of Tourism Policies (SNPTur). Acir, …

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  • The Tartu Marathon in Estonia expects record participants!

    Published on : Saturday, February 16, 2013

    The numbers show that the 42nd Tartu Maraton has altogether 8300 registered participants, which is the biggest number of enrolled skiers during the last 25 years. 63 km distance has 6432 enrolled skiers; 1868 participants will go to the 31 …

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  • NTSB issues safety recommendations following Beech 1900 nosegear fatigue incidents

    Published on : Saturday, February 16, 2013

    Several recent incidents involving nose landing gear (NLG) cracks and leaks on Beechcraft 1900D airplanes prompted the NTSB to issue three safety recommendations. On May 17, 2011, a Beechcraft 1900D, N218YV, sustained minor damage when the left main landing gear …

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  • Victoria continues as home of major conferences,says Minister for Tourism and Major Events

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

    Victoria Minister for Tourism and Major Events Louise Asher recently announced, ahead of Business Events Week to be held from February 25 to March 1, that Melbourne has won six major conferences which will inject an estimated $12.7 million into …

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  • Brazil gets a boost in list of star ranking hotels

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

    Brazil currently has 28 lodging facilities classified under the new system managed by the Tourism Ministry official. Two hotels in Bahia and Minas Gerais are the most new ventures that are allowed to use the symbol of the Brazilian star …

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  • Qantas Australian Tourism Awards

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

    The Qantas Australian Tourism Awards will be announced at a gala presentation and dinner in Hobart on 15 February 2013. The Awards are recognised by both consumers and industry as a mark of excellence in Australian tourism. At the presentation …

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  • India Ministry of Tourism uploads two Sound and Light shows on you tube: First Tourism Authority in the World to do So

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    The entire 58 minute sound and light show at Red Fort, Delhi is now available for free viewing on You Tube. This has been done on the directions of Shri K Chiranjeevi, Union India Ministry of Tourism . The Ministry …

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  • Visa on Arrival Scheme Registers Twenty Four Percent Growth

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    The  Visa on Arrival scheme of the government registered a growth of 24.4 % in January 2013 as compared to January 2012.A total number of 1,690 VoAs were issued last month as compared to 1,359 VoAs issued in January 2012. …

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  • It’s Going to be “Glas Vegas” This st patrick’s Day!

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    It’s Going to be “Glas Vegas” This St Patrick’s Day! In a major coup for Irish tourism, an ancient wonder of the world – the Pyramids of Giza – and a modern wonder of the world – the Christ the …

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  • Pacific World Expands European Network

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    After rebranding as Pacific World EMEA in November2011, the key focus of the DMC in the region has been to expand its geographic footprint. The four original destinations of Scotland, Portugal, Spain and Greece have been supplemented by the opening …

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  • Japan and India tourism board speculated to sign tourism pact

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Fresh reports have surfaced regarding India tourism board and Japan’s collaboration to explore the nuances of the tourism sector. Sources reveal that India and Japan may sign a tourism pact. The startling revelation comes after a meeting between Union Tourism …

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  • Accessible tourism to grow in importance in the years to come

    Published on : Monday, February 11, 2013

    Millions of people around the world want to travel, have the time and money to do so but are forced to stay at home because of insufficient facilities. With improved accessibility, however,the €100 billion travel and tourism market for people …

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  • Medical tourism growing at annual growth rate of about 20% per year

    Published on : Monday, February 11, 2013

    Medical tourism should be seen as the ‘healing treatment’ segment of the overall health tourism market, while fitness and wellness holidays should be seen as the ‘prevention’ segment, Professor Helmut Wachowiak, of the International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef …

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  • Visit England promotes Coastal Breaks In New marketing Campaign

    Published on : Monday, February 11, 2013

    VisitEngland, the national tourist board, today launched a new multi-channel marketing campaign designed to boost domestic tourism in 2013 by promoting short breaks in some of England’s most spectacular coastal locations.  The campaign is the third of six launching from …

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