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Malaysia attracts 13.35 million international tourists in first half of 2019

Malaysia welcomed a whopping 13.35 million international tourists and recorded a 6.8% growth in tourist receipts, thus contributing RM41.69 billion to the country’s revenue during the first half of 2019. Tourism performance also saw growth in terms of per capita …

Tourism Australia named as Most Engaged Tourist Board in US & Canada

Tourism Australia has been recognised as the Most Engaged Tourist Board in the US and Canada by Virtuoso. The honor was awarded at Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas with an attendance of more than 6,000 people.   During the …

NSW tourism attractions, foodie hot spots to feature on popular TV show

Giving a boost to New South Wales tourism, some of the State’s tourism attractions and foodie hot spots are set to feature on television in a special episode of Channel Seven’s popular travel show Sydney Weekender, Minister for Tourism Stuart …

Portugal tourism grows with growth in domestic tourists

Portugal continues to be a preferred choice for travellers due to the central and southern regions of the country witnessing continued growth, especially among domestic tourists.   In the first half of this year, tourism activity in the Algarve region …

China issues guidelines to boost tourism further

China has issued a guideline to optimise the cultural and tourism consumption potential of the country, calling for efforts to deepen supply-side reform in cultural and tourism industries.   The guideline, issued by the State Council General Office, states the …

  • Tourists boosting retail sales of Australia

    Published on : Saturday, March 11, 2017

    John Poulakis, the founder of Harrolds estimates that nearly a fifth of the sales from his boutique shop can be safely attributed to the rising number of tourists in the region. And, he has added that the tourist arrival figures …

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  • Jamaica accepts invitation to become member of HLTF for tourism and security

    Published on : Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism has revealed that Jamaica has accepted a special invitation from the UNWTO to become a member of the High Level Task Force on Tourism and Security (HLTF), which seeks to progress discussions on the …

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  • 7th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers Meeting held at ITB Berlin

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    The 7th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers Meeting held at ITB Berlin on 8 March 2017 focused on how to promote sustainable tourism development along the Silk Road. Celebrating International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, 31 countries from the …

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  • UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection meets in Berlin

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    The 32nd meeting of the UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection focused on the role of governments in advancing the fight against the exploitation of children in tourism (9 March 2017).   “Child protection is the responsibility of all …

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  • Medical tourism holds lot of promise but is an emerging market

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    With rising healthcare costs in countries like the US and poor quality hospitals and doctors in other regions, medical tourism is thriving; however, many travel brands remain uncertain about how to address and market medical tourism. According to Josef Woodman, …

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  • Saudi Arabia promotes its pavilion at Berlin tourism expo

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    Adnan Boustaji, Saudi deputy head of mission to Germany opened Saudi’s pavilion at the 2017 Berlin Stock Exchange for Tourism on Wednesday. Present on this occasion were Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al-Saleh, the acting cultural attache in Berlin, and the acting …

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  • Community Tourism becomes popular in Quang Nam

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    To attract more international visitors, Quang Nam’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism is all geared up to focus on community-based tourism by adding more travel content about Vietnamese province. Sustainable tourism model would help to preserve the cultural identity …

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  • 2017 shows high hope for German tourism

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    The total number of domestic and international visitors spending nights in Germany has gone up to 4 percent which is 24.4 million in comparison to the previous year as confirmed by the Federal Statistical Office of Germany. This growth comprised …

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  • Retail sales of Australia get a major push from the tourists this year

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    John Poulakis, Harrolds founder calculate approximately that his boutique department receives fifth of sales from tourists and the number is increasing continuously. He explains that fashion conscious visitors from Middle East are regular visitors to his store at the cities …

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  • Foodie Tourism is the recent talk of the town!

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    Foodie tourism promotions to attract more travelers to visit Thailand have become a major strategy for the Ministry of Tourism and Sports encouraging the food lovers across the globe to test their taste buds on hot and spicy Thai fares. …

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  • Non-profit group initiates tourism campaign for border city

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    A group in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, is launching a campaign about safety in the border city with the hope of bringing more tourism. Members of Love Jrz, a non-profit, non-governmental association based in Ciudad Juarez, are also highlighting recreation and …

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  • Greece becomes a forerunner in wine tourism

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    Iliana Stegou, wine producer while providing an interview with the Athens Macedonian News Agency said that Greece has excellent possibility in wine tourism. To quote Stegou, ‘’ Greece is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world because …

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  • Hainan soon to become a hub for medical tourism

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    Hainan, a quaint Chinese island of is all prepared to become one of the top medical tourism destinations in the world. For that, Hainan will build a chain of new medical centers as explained by the island’s governor, Liu Cigui …

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  • Korean Ambassador puts straight as to why she should be elected as the next Secretary General

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    Recently, Ambassador Dho Young-shim from the Republic of Korea along with Carlos Vogeler from Spain made joint appeal as to why they should be elected to become the new Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The …

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  • Survival Tourism – A recent fad among adventure junkies!

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    Vassily Telitsyn, a post-graduate student from the Department of History at Moscow Region State University recently took a survival course in the wild. This break was taken to run away from the hustle and bustle of the megalopolis. It also …

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  • Tourism Ireland voted number 2 tourist board in Germany

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    Tourism Ireland has been voted the number two tourist board in Germany, by a jury of some 238 influential journalists – including editors of national and local newspapers, travel and special interest magazines, as well as freelance and online journalists. …

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  • Tourism Ireland welcomes announcement of new BMI Regional service from London Stansted to City

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    Tourism Ireland warmly welcomes the announcement by BMI Regional of its new flight from London Stansted to City of Derry Airport. The flight, which commences on 2 May, will certainly help boost tourism from the all-important GB market, offering more …

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  • Mayo delegation visits Tourism Ireland in New York

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    Representatives of the Castlebar Municipal District and Mayo County Council, who are in New York for the St Patrick’s Day period, met with senior executives from Tourism Ireland in New York today. They were briefed on Tourism Ireland’s extensive promotional …

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  • Ireland goes underground in Italy

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    Tourism Ireland’s latest promotion is under way in Italy right now – with billboard ads highlighting Ireland in the metro stations of Milan, reaching an estimated 680,000 commuters i.e. 39% of the population of Milan city and province. It’s a …

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  • Emirates boss warns that ‘Trump slump’ is real

    Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

    Boss of the giant Dubai-based airline Emirates revealed the first confirmed effect on flight bookings to the United States since President Trump first issued a travel ban. The new President issued a controversial executive order, which banned nationalities from seven …

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