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IMEX America: Inaugural Association Forum Healthcare Collaborative Roundtable held recently in Las Vegas

The medical and healthcare association professionals had the opportunity for tailored learning and networking at 2019 IMEX America, held recently in Las Vegas. The Association Forum, supported by the IMEX Group and sponsored by Visit Phoenix, delivered a bespoke pilot …

  • Kerala finds itself listed in Travel Trends Report 2017 of the ABTA

    Published on : Saturday, May 13, 2017

    The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), the UK’s largest travel association and a trusted travel brand for more than 65 years, has listed Kerala as one of the “12 destinations to watch” for 2017.   Kerala, ‘God’s Own Country’ …

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  • Marina Bay Sands awarded ‘Best Business Event Venue’ at the 2017 Singapore Tourism Awards

    Published on : Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Marina Bay Sands was named ‘Best Business Event Venue’ at the 2017 Singapore Tourism Awards last week, and it was the integrated resort’s third consecutive win since 2015.   Held on 4 May at the Shangri La Hotel, the prestigious …

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  • The tribes of North Dakota boost tourism

    Published on : Saturday, May 13, 2017

    The tribal origins of North Dakota region are aiming to achieve a worldwide market with a joint initiative on tourism. The Minot Daily News report said that the North Dakota Native Tourism Alliance is all geared up to enhance North …

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  • Lion Country Safari bags the prestigious tourism award 2017

    Published on : Saturday, May 13, 2017

    This Friday, Lion Country Safari was awarded and received the prize for Palm Beach County’s top tourism reward by beating out two competitors in order to attain the coveted title. The Lion Country was also visited by the crew members …

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  • Egypt looking for more Indian visitors with enhanced tourism

    Published on : Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Egypt’s tourism sector underwent a massive blow with string of violent incidents in the last six years. However, there has been a recent increase in the number of tourists’ as a result better security system and various measures taken by …

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  • Spain faces a backlash from Britons following a tourist tax and price hikes

    Published on : Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Spain faces a reaction from British holidaymakers due to a tourist tax in the Balearics and potential price hikes by hoteliers.   The warning came yesterday from Travelzoo although the head of the Balearic Islands tourism pledged not to raise …

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  • Iceland is highly reliant on tourism now

    Published on : Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Iceland is the 5th place globally, when calculating how countries depend on tourism and the travel industry. Only Malta, Croatia, Thailand and Jamaica have a greater dependency on tourists and the tourism industry.   Iceland’s economy is highly dependent on …

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  • Bulgaria lured record number of overseas visitors in 2016

    Published on : Saturday, May 13, 2017

    At a recent BNR report it came to the forefront that vast amount of work in terms of tourism has been done with record results. Nikolina Angelkova, Minister of Tourism at the 105th session of the World Tourism Organization held …

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  • Spain & Zambia sign tourism memorandum of understanding 2017

    Published on : Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Only recently, Charles Banda, the Minister of Tourism, Zambia, has put forward a MoU or a Memorandum of Understanding on tourism cooperation with Matilde Asian, his Spanish counterpart. However, the Spanish Tourism Minister for Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda has …

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  • L.A. economy records 47.3 million visitors spent as all time high

    Published on : Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) announced that Los Angeles County’s record-setting 47.3 million visitors injected an all-time high $21.9 billion into the local economy in 2016. The new visitor spend milestone is $1.3 billion more than 2015’s …

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  • Chinese tourists still less in Ukraine

    Published on : Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Around 122 million Chinese tourists travelled abroad in 2016, spending $109.8 billion, according to the Chinese Tourism Academy estimates. Strong numbers were seen in Thailand, Japan, Russia and the United Kingdom. But only 20,000 Chinese tourists made it to Ukraine …

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  • Visa restrictions for Pakistani patients hit Indian medical tourism

    Published on : Saturday, May 13, 2017

    With Indo-Pak ties becoming cold, it’s the common people who are suffering. India’s imposition of restrictions on medical visas to Pakistanis has not just affected hundreds of patients from across the border but also dealt a huge blow to medical …

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  • Cruise tourism to experience 15% downfall this year

    Published on : Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Cruise tourism is anticipated to record a 15% downfall this year as the sector is going through a downturn in the Eastern Mediterranean, according to Theodore Kontes, head of the Union of Cruise Ship Owners & Associated Members (EEKFN).   …

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  • Russian travel to Finland on a rise, but 50,000 visa applications wait to be processed

    Published on : Friday, May 12, 2017

    Russian travel to Finland is fast catching up, with over 4,000 visa applications per day now being submitted in St. Petersburg alone. Processing times at the Finnish consulate in the city are getting delayed for months due to the rush. …

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  • GTEF organizes roadshow luncheon in Shanghai

    Published on : Friday, May 12, 2017

    One of the principal international tourism platform, Global Tourism Economy Forum has been specifically designed to encourage sustainable development of the global tourism industry with support of China will be hosting its 6th annual session in Macao from 16th to …

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  • 105th UNWTO Executive Council meeting concludes in Madrid

    Published on : Friday, May 12, 2017

    The Executive Council, attended by some 250 representatives from 59 countries, focused on these priorities as well as on the UNWTO programme of work for 2018-2019 and the agenda of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.   …

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  • U.S. is welcoming for the Mexicans in spite of Trump’s anti-Mexico feelings

    Published on : Friday, May 12, 2017

    A public-private partnership created six years ago for improving U.S. tourism has a message for the Mexicans: We welcome you, even if it may seem like President Donald Trump doesn’t.   After a drop in travel since Trump took office …

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  • Agadir tourism increased by 21 percent this year

    Published on : Friday, May 12, 2017

    Agadir in the first four months of 2017 witnessed 301,171 tourists visiting the city, as explained by the sources. It also mentioned that the classified hotels registered a total of 62,570 overnight stays in the early first quarter of this …

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  • Tourism Ireland to promote itself at M&I Forum in Mexico

    Published on : Friday, May 12, 2017

    At the annual Meeting & Incentive Forum (M&I Forum) Americas 2017, which is taking place in Cancún, Mexico, Ireland would be promoted as a destination for business tourism.   Tourism Ireland, along with a delegation of 11 Irish tourism companies, …

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  • Anfield voted third most photographed tourist attraction in UK

    Published on : Friday, May 12, 2017

    At a recent survey, football enthusiasts have voted Anfield, the home of Liverpool FC, as the third most photographed tourist attraction on social media in UK.   On the other hand, TravelBird, the online travel company, have disclosed the Most …

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