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Baja California Sur sees the arrival of over four million visitors

The tourists in Baja California Sur saw an 8.5% increase in tourism in 2019 over the previous year, welcoming over four million visitors thanks to new air connections, more cruise ships and changing trends in travel, state officials said.   …

  • Thomas Cook India signs strategic agreement with Yas Island Abu Dhabi

    Published on : Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    Thomas Cook (India) has entered into a strategic long term agreement with Experience Hub, the trade and promotion arm of Yas Island Abu Dhabi, one of the world’s fastest growing leisure and entertainment destinations, to drive visitation in 2020 and …

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  • UNESCO Sites a Top Attraction on European Waterways Hotel Barge Cruises

    Published on : Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    In a world full of extraordinary natural and man-made wonders, there are just over 1,100 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, voted by a prestigious United Nations cultural body which deemed them to possess “outstanding universal value.” To launch 2020 and the …

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  • US issues security alert to American travellers in Middle East

    Published on : Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    According to a security alert posted Monday on the US Embassy website, the embassy in Jerusalem has cautioned U.S. citizens to be vigilant in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza in view of the heightened tension in the Middle East,”. …

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  • Five-year tourist visa to UAE for all nationalities under new scheme

    Published on : Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    United Arab Emirates (UAE) has always been a preferred destination for travellers from around the world. Now travelling to UAE will become that much easier, as the country has decided to issue a multiple-entry tourist visa scheme for all nationalities. …

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  • Locomotive failure leaves SA train passengers stranded for 24hrs

    Published on : Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    South African passenger rail operator, which is state-owned, has apologised for stranding travellers on a train from Johannesburg to Cape Town for more than a day as food dwindled and due to lack of sanitation carriages began to stink.   …

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  • India remains top market of origin for Sri Lanka tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    India remains the top sourcing market for Sri Lankan tourism with Indian tourists constituting 19 per cent of total tourist arrivals to the island nation in 2019.   The latest data released by Sri Lankan Tourism revealed that 3,55,002 Indian …

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  • Palau stops ‘reef-toxic’ sunscreen to protect marine environment

    Published on : Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    Palau’s ground-breaking prohibition on “reef-toxic” sunscreens came into the forefront on Wednesday as the tiny Pacific island nation implemented stringent environmental steps that also include one of the largest marine sanctuaries of the world.   “We have to live and …

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  • The United Arab Emirates introduces multiple-entry visa

    Published on : Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    On Monday, the United Arab Emirates introduced a multiple-entry visa scheme that is valid for five years for all nationalities, in order to turn the Gulf state into a tourism hub.   “#UAE Cabinet chaired by @HHShkMohd, approves new amendment …

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  • More than 40 million tourists from home and abroad visit Tibet in 2019

    Published on : Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    In 2019, more than 40 million tourists from home and abroad visited southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, going up 19 percent year-on-year.   Last year, tourism revenue went up to 56 billion Yuan (7.9 billion U.S. dollars), Qizhala, the chairman …

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  • Turkey can host 104 million tourists as of 2033, says report!

    Published on : Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Turkey might accommodate 104 million tourists and earn $119 billion as of 2033, as per a latest report.   The report — arranged by the Turkish Tourism Investors Association (TTYD) and the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD) — had …

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  • Gorilla trekking – Takes Uganda tourism to better heights!

    Published on : Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Gorilla trekking, marching through the rough mountain jungle, looking for gorillas, is a real wilderness adventure. However it’s professionally organized so that enthusiasts can find the gorillas and meet them without any hazard.   The gorilla trekking experience is quite …

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  • Tiny village in Austria requested tourists to stay away!

    Published on : Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Recently, the mayor of a small Austrian village has requested tourists to stay away, as it was experiencing about 10,000 daily visitors’ hording its streets in search of the ideal snap.   With a population of about 780, Hallstatt has …

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  • Under Norment’s bill, local share of tourism tax revenue would be highlighted for sports complex!

    Published on : Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    The areas would get a smaller cut of the Historic Triangle sales tax if a bill proposed to help in funding a regional sports complex becomes a law. The legislation would need Williamsburg, James City County and York County each …

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  • In 2020, tourism should aim on quality

    Published on : Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Tourism stakeholders are requesting the authorities to consider things beyond meeting targets in terms of tourist arrival and focus on enhancing the infrastructure as well as sustainability to endorse quality tourism as the country hasn’t scored good enough compared to …

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  • Israel is anxious about tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Israel welcomed a record number of tourist visits last year. However, growth could get reduced in 2020 because of cuts in advertising spending to endorse the country as a destination, on Monday the tourism ministry explained.   The declaration came …

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  • Hundreds ‘stranded’ on island as CalMac suspends ferry services

    Published on : Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Hundreds of travellers to Arran have found it difficult to make it back to the mainland after CalMac ferry services were stopped.   CalMac said high winds and a heavy swell meant ferries were unable to dock at Ardrossan and …

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  • From China & India, Motac hopes to get higher revenue

    Published on : Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is hoping for higher tourism revenue from the growth of tourist arrivals from China and India after the execution of visa-free entry.   Motac Minister, Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi explained that as no additional expenditure …

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  • Qinghai province promotes winter sports

    Published on : Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    As winter arrives on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the severe cold weather doesn’t seem to cause difficulty for the winter sports enthusiast going to the mountains in the Qinghai province of northwest China for skiing and other wintertime activities.   Qinghai …

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  • Tourism Australia’s $15 million campaign encouraging UK visitors paused due to recent bushfires

    Published on : Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Tourism Australia’s $15 million campaign for encouraging UK visitors has been paused with the recent bushfires continuing to ravage the country’s east coast. Hence, the campaign was well-intentioned but poorly-timed.   “In light of the current situation in Australia, we have reduced …

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  • Tripura new tourism policy to be discussed in cabinet meeting

    Published on : Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    The Tripura government has drafted a new tourism policy, which would be discussed in the cabinet meeting. Tripura has witnessed an increase in the tourism count and it plans to make use of this upward trend to further boost tourist …

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