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  • ASEAN tourism ministers to develop Joint Declaration on Cruise Tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    ASEAN tourism ministers agreed to develop a Joint Declaration on Cruise Tourism at the annual ASEAN Tourism Forum in Singapore held from January 19 to 21.   At a news briefing, the ministers reiterated their commitment to develop Southeast Asia …

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  • Philippines emphasises on importance of joint ASEAN tourism campaign

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    The Philippine Department of Tourism has shown keen interest on continuous efforts of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to promote the region as a single and unified travel destination.   “Pursuant to the ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan (ATSP), …

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  • Tourism Malaysia offices throughout country to be closed with immediate effect

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    In order to avoid job duplication with the state agencies in promoting tourist attractions, Tourism Malaysia offices throughout the country will be closed with immediate effect.   Tourism and Culture Minister Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said he move was expected …

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  • Vietnam’s Da Nang city to attract over 1 lakh foreign tourists for Lunar New Year 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Vietnam’s central city of Da Nang will experience tourism boom with the arrival of 100,356 foreign visitors in the Lunar New Year 2017, an increase of 26.6 per cent year-on-year, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported the Department of Tourism as …

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  • Thailand and Myanmar join hands to promote maritime tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    In a bid to attract more tourists, Thailand and Myanmar have joined hands to promote maritime tourism, Bernama News reported citing Thai News Agency (TNA).   According to TNA Myanmar focuses to promote tourism routes, connecting Myanmar’s Myiek and Thailand’s …

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  • Tourists in Myanmar may soon be banned from climbing temples in Bagan

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Following criticism of the popular holiday pastime from the country’s de-facto leader Aung San Suui Kyi, tourists in Myanmar may soon be banned from climbing temples in the tourist hotspot of Bagan.   “Visitors watching on top of ancient pagodas …

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  • WTTC global summit in Bangkok in April 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will use the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit set to take place in Bangkok from April 26 to 27 for promoting tourism potential of Thailand and other ASEAN countries. Tourism and Sports …

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  • International travel grew in 2016 despite various constraints

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    In 2016, countries around the world recorded 1.23 billion international tourist arrivals according to the UNWTO. But every region didn’t see a constant growth. International tourists to Europe, the top destination for foreign visitors, were just 2% at 620 million. …

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  • VisitScotland: Scottish Golf riding high in Orlando

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    The Scottish golf tourism industry will be out in force in the US this week as the country looks to build on a hugely successful 2016 during which US visitors to Scotland soared.   VisitScotland, the country’s national tourism organisation, …

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  • Meet Murchison, Chester Zoo’s New Giraffe Calf

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Uganda tourist board is delighted to hear that a four-week-old giraffe calf has been named after one of the countries top National Parks, Murchison. Murchison was seen giving his long legs a stretch during his outdoor debut at Chester Zoo …

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  • VisitScotland: Friends in Flanders

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    VisitScotland has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to share best practice with one of its European counterparts. Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, yesterday witnessed the signing of the renewed agreement by Malcolm Roughead, …

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  • Indian travel industry seeks tax breaks to make it more competitive

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Travel industry today is a highly taxed sector in the Indian economy, a fact that makes it less competitive and relatively less attractive to foreign travellers. To make things worse, the government recently announced an increase in service tax on …

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  • Boat race theme impresses Spanish tourism industry at FITUR

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    The fascinating theme of boat racing that is a signature event of the Indian state of Kerala ended up impressing the people at FITUR that is the leading tourism and travel fair in the world. The event was showcased by …

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  • Paris introduces high-profile soldier-security for ultra-rich tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Ahead the Haute Couture Fashion Week, Paris has introduced extra security measures to reassure the uber-rich tourists of their safety in the wake of a series of high-profile robberies.   In the improved security measures, there will be additional body …

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  • Join the Festivities and Celebrate Ontario’s 150th Anniversary!

    Published on : Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    In celebration of Ontario’s 150th anniversary, the province is supporting 367 exciting local initiatives — including multicultural events, art exhibitions, sporting events and local food festivals — that will bring people together to commemorate the qualities and values that define …

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  • 8 popular faces that played instrumental role in promoting Indian tourism!

    Published on : Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    To create more tourism awareness and further its economic standing, India will celebrate on 25th January its National Tourism Day. Packed with numerous striking attractions and wonders to explore, still many people choose abroad over India many times. Many celebrities …

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  • Japanese Hotel Group APA faces Chinese Boycott

    Published on : Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    Tour operators in China have been requested by China’s tourism administration to split from a Japanese hotel chain followed by a denial of the 1937 massacre by Japanese army in the Chinese city of Nanjing.   A major uproar on …

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  • South Korea medical tourism industry shows fast growth

    Published on : Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    The South Korea medical tourism industry is growing at a fast pace. The strength of South Korea’s medical tourism industry lies in its qualified medical professionals, first-rate medical equipment and world-class medical infrastructure. By 2020, medical tourism market of South …

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  • China using tourism to Taiwan as a political weapon

    Published on : Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    Over the Lunar New Year break, around six million Chinese tourists are expected to travel abroad in the period between January 27 to February 2. Many tour agency operators are relying on mainland visitors for lucrative revenue. However, not all …

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  • New cultural fund for attracting tourists to Dundee

    Published on : Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    A cultural fund has been launched in Dundee for attracting tourists to new festivals, tourism trails, along with food and drink offers. The Cultural Tourism Fund, fashioned by Scottish Enterprise, forms part of the city’s tourism strategy, which endeavors to …

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