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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 …

  • Saudi Arabia’s tourism industry turns to Arabian Travel Market this year

    Published on : Thursday, April 27, 2017

    This year, in Saudi Arabia, Travel and tourism investment will rise by almost 10 percent with equally high level of digital consumption in impending days. Various customer friendly innovations in travel technology are maintaining the industry’s growth by offering travelers …

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  • Dark tourism – bringing the ‘murky’ world of Chernobyl to light!

    Published on : Thursday, April 27, 2017

    The once murky and ordinary area of Chernobyl in a remote northern corner of Ukraine has become synonymous with the worst case scenario in a nuclear accident. Until the 2011 Fukushima meltdown, Chernobyl was undoubtedly the worst nuclear disaster in …

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  • Ireland’s Spike Island gets nomination for World Travel Awards

    Published on : Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Spike Island in Ireland is almost akin to the infamous Alcatraz. It has been recently nominated as one of Europe’s leading tourist attractions in the esteemed World Travel Awards. It was shortlisted along with the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Buckingham …

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  • MGTO welcomes Labor Day holidays with a range of measures

    Published on : Thursday, April 27, 2017

    As the 1st May Labor Day holidays (29th April – 1st May) approaches in the Mainland, Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) actively gets prepared with a variety of measures adopted as follows: more scrupulous inspections, sending reminders to local businesses …

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  • Lack of Cruise Infrastructure Sinking Sydney’s Visitor Economy

    Published on : Thursday, April 27, 2017

    The Tourism & Transport Forum has called on the NSW and Federal Governments to urgently secure Sydney’s cruise infrastructure or risk losing out on the surge in global demand for ocean cruising.   TTF Chief Executive, Margy Osmond, said that …

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  • Russia simplifies visa rules to attract tourists, investors to Far East

    Published on : Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Russia is going to make it simpler for the citizens of 18 countries to enter the port city of Vladivostok with an aim to attract gamblers to new casinos and also investors to the resourceful and yet untapped region of …

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  • Gulf nations look towards China, India to strengthen tourism

    Published on : Thursday, April 27, 2017

    A recent report states that Gulf countries that are under stress on account on the low oil prices have started increasing their efforts to impress the Chinese and Indian tourists with an aim to strengthen the local tourism sector.   …

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  • ASIA DMC Ups The Ante In The UK

    Published on : Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Leading regional tour operator ASIA DMC has weighed in in support of the UK outbound travel market by setting up representation in the country to offer its luxury programme of personalised travel itineraries into Southeast Asia.   The UK is …

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  • Lack Of Cruise Infrastructure Sinking Sydney’s Visitor Economy

    Published on : Thursday, April 27, 2017

    The Tourism & Transport Forum has called on the NSW and Federal Governments to urgently secure Sydney’s cruise infrastructure or risk losing out on the surge in global demand for ocean cruising.     TTF Chief Executive, Margy Osmond, said …

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  • Middle East experiential travel is now ‘The Real Deal’

    Published on : Thursday, April 27, 2017

    GCC countries must marry the very latest attractions with their rich cultural offerings to maximise their tourism potential, according to panellists at the latest seminar session at Arabian Travel Market, entitled ‘The Real Deal: Why selling local experiences matters’.   …

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  • MGTO Welcomes Labor Day Holidays With A Range Of Measures

    Published on : Thursday, April 27, 2017

    As the 1st May Labor Day holidays (29th April – 1st May) approaches in the Mainland, Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) actively gets prepared with a variety of measures adopted as follows: more scrupulous inspections, sending reminders to local businesses …

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  • South Korean tourism faces big blow as China boycotts

    Published on : Thursday, April 27, 2017

    South Korea’s tourist industry has been badly affected as China boycotted them over the deployment of US missile defence system. Statistics showed that visitor numbers from the Asian giant plummeted 40 per cent last month.   Beijing has banned Chinese …

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  • The ‘Crown effect’ likely to boost British tourism

    Published on : Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Britain is likely to witness a smart tourism boom thanks to the ‘Crown effect’.   This is because fans of the Netfix drama about the Queen and her family are motivated to visit their home in real life, according to …

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  • 1.7 million Scandinavians to read all about Ireland

    Published on : Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Journalists from Denmark and Sweden have been exploring Ireland’s Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way this week, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. As a result of their visit, more than 1.7 million Scandinavians will be reading …

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  • Tourism Ireland teams up with Kerrygold and Bord Bia to target German ‘foodies’

    Published on : Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Tourism Ireland has teamed up with Kerrygold and Bord Bia, to promote Ireland’s wonderful culinary experience to German ‘foodies’ – and potential holidaymakers for Ireland.   Irish-Austrian chef, Shane McMahon, who owns Shane’s Restaurant in Munich and is a brand …

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  • Thailand needs to revamp its tourism infrastructure to tackle tourist inflow

    Published on : Thursday, April 27, 2017

    According to a top tourism official, tourism industry of Thailand faces trouble without urgent investment to cope with an expected doubling of visitors to 60 million by 2030. Thailand should expand its plans to manifold ports, airports and railways to …

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  • Gambia tourism – riding through major challenges

    Published on : Thursday, April 27, 2017

    A Senior Tourism Officer in Gambia called to attend an interview at the Public Service Commission (PSC) for the core function of tourism management, promotion and development. The interview went smoothly as possible under the able chairmanship of the late …

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  • South Korea tourism sees a sharp downfall in Chinese tourists

    Published on : Thursday, April 27, 2017

    The tourism industry of South Korea has been hit badly China’s boycott over the use of US missile defense system. Visitor numbers from the Asian giant dropped down to 40% last month.   Beijing banned Chinese tour groups from visiting …

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  • British PM makes awkward statement on tourism

    Published on : Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Apparently unhappy with the Brexit result, which once fully enacted will further restrict immigration to the United Kingdom, the British Prime Minister Theresa May says she wants to make holiday makers suffer and “lead the world in preventing tourism.”   …

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  • Oman tourism ministry wins Golden Award in the MENA region

    Published on : Thursday, April 27, 2017

    At the recent Arabian Travel Market Expo 2017 in Dubai, Oman Ministry of Tourism has won the Golden Award for the ‘Best Usage of Social Media’ in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.   The award was received …

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