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  • Thailand to boost ecotourism for attracting visitors

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    Last year, around 800,000 foreign tourists last year came to Thailand for visiting villages, natural sites, communities and hill tribes across the Kingdom. More than 2 million Thai tourists also pursued these interests. They interacted with like-minded tourists, enjoying the …

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  • Latin America starts to prepare to receive Chinese tourists

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    China, whose engine for economic growth has remained steady at close to 8% per year for several decades, is also the main tourist source market since 2011.   In 2016 an estimated 131 million Chinese engaged in tourism activities across …

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  • Tanzanian delegation visits Marrakech for exploring tourism opportunities

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    A delegation from Tanzania visited Marrakech for exploring the various tourism opportunities in the city and the potential it has in the tourism sector. The delegation represented various offices and departments of tourism.   The three-day visit was initiated by …

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  • Aviareps designated to stand for Bahrain tourism in 4 countries

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    Aviareps, a global leader in destination marketing, PR and sales, has been appointed as market representative for the Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and China. The marketing and PR specialists of Aviareps will be coordinating …

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  • Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 2017 Probes Growth Prospects

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    While the global cruise industry’s outlook remains strong in 2017, local geopolitical tensions have impacted the East Med’s performance as a sea tourism region. Industry stakeholders will come together at the 4th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum this spring in Athens …

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  • Nigeria needs new strategies for tourism development

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    The economy of Nigeria is going through a rough patch. This has become all the more dismal due to excessive dependence on crude oil. While remedial actions have been taken, the federal government needs to work urgently towards diversifying the …

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  • Chinese tourism shows strong growth during New Year

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    During the Chinese New Year, the Chinese global tourism market shows a strong growth and potential. It is the biggest source of overseas travelers from all over the world. Chinese tourists visit East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australasia, Russia, Europe, North …

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  • TAT Newsroom launches a mirrored website

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    The TAT Newsroom, the official news website of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), is pleased to announce the launch of a mirrored with effective as of today. The existing website tatnews.org is currently undergoing maintenance. Through the mirrored, the …

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  • Nepal’s Narayanhity Palace attracts over 2.3 million visitors in 2016

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    The Narayanhity Palace, the palace of Nepal’s former king, welcomed over 2.3 million visitors from Nepal and abroad in 2016. The Palace has been turned into the Narayanhiti Palace Museum last year, chief of the museum Rohit Kumar Dhungana said. …

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  • Qatar govt recognizes Malaysian driving licence

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    Exempting Malaysian driving license holders from having to sit and pass the driving test in Qatar, the Qatar government has agreed to recognize Malaysian driving licence.   Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the “gift” from the …

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  • Uruguay’s La Paloma seaside resort captures foreign tourists’ attention

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    The seaside city of La Paloma in Uruguay is becoming a favourite summer destination for tourists. There’s something for everyone here.   The town is the southernmost seaside resort in southeastern Rocha province and stands out for its 16 beaches …

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  • Tehran international tourism expo starts today

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    The 10th Tehran International Tourism Exhibition launches today at the Tehran Permanent Fairgrounds and will continue till February 9th. This expo themed, “See Iran Differently” is being attended by more than 60 companies from 21 countries along with 400 companies …

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  • Global Leaders From Us Travel Industry Set To Discover Abu Dhabi’s Diverse Appeal

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is hosting a 50-strong delegation of senior travel industry experts from the United States on a tour of the emirate’s key attractions as it bids to strengthen ties with one of …

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  • Al Ain Palace Museum Launches ‘My Heritage, My Responsibility’ Series

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    Among the sites playing host to the annual programme of cultural and artistic activities to be held in Al Ain throughout 2017 is Al Ain Palace Museum, which will host the ‘My Heritage, My Responsibility’ series on Thursday, February 9th …

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  • Kuwait visa ban on Iranians is untrue, says Iranian Ambassador

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    Kuwait has not imposed a visa ban on Iranians, Tasnim news agency reported citing the Iranian ambassador to Kuwait.   Alireza Enayati said the report is “untrue” saying that the Kuwaiti government has suspended the issuance of visas for some …

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  • Fáilte Ireland Installs New Story Panels All Along the Coastal Route to Bring Local Colour

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    Fáilte Ireland today announced the installation of seventeen new engaging interpretation panels at all of its Discovery Points along the Wild Atlantic Way in County Clare.   The panels are intended to bring each of the existing discovery points in …

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  • Tsogo Sun appoints General Manager of New Cape Town hotel complex

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    “Dynamite comes in small packages” is definitely characteristic of Chandreshwar Singh, the newly appointed General Manager of Tsogo Sun’s hotel complex in the Cape Town city centre. Raised in Umtata in the Eastern Cape, Singh is well suited and in …

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  • UNWTO and Bench Events partner to foster sustainable hotel investment and aviation development

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    To cooperate closely and to jointly promote the development of tourism through sustainable hotel investment and aviation development. These are the objectives of the agreement undersigned by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Bench Events, a UNWTO Affiliate Member.   …

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  • VisitBritain announces campaign to attract more visitors from Italy

    Published on : Saturday, February 4, 2017

    The #OMGB (Oh My GREAT Britain) ‘Home of Amazing Moments’ marketing campaign was formally announced at an event for travel trade and press in Milan hosted by VisitBritain, the Department for International Trade, the British Council and the Foreign & …

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  • HCM City to develop cuisine-based tourism

    Published on : Saturday, February 4, 2017

    In fact, cuisine-based tourism has been developed recently by locals but it needs a municipal-scale development. Minh Cuc from District 11 has organised a culinary tour for a year, drawing interest of numerous international and domestic visitors and travel agencies. …

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