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Victoria tourism to shine with 2019 Japan All-Stars v Australia Women’s Bendigo Challenge

Australia’s best baseball stars will take on the might of Japan when Strathfieldsaye Baseball Ground hosts the 2019 Japan All-Stars v Australia Women’s Bendigo Challenge from 2-6 October.   The series enters its second year and is locked in for …

  • Future international standard on accessible tourism for all

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    From the initiative of the ONCE Foundation, the Spanish Association for Standardization (UNE) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the first working meeting for the development of an International Standard on Accessible Tourism for All was held in Madrid on …

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  • Mexico welcomed 35 million global visitors in 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    As of 2016, it was announced by the Mexico Tourism Board that a record-breaking 35 million international visitors traveled to Mexico, registering a 9% increase compared to 2015. Tourism spending by international visitors also grew by 10.4%, highlighting Mexico’s appeal …

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  • Trump’s travel ban puts US Tourism at risk

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    The US wishes to host the 2026 World Cup, but due to President Trump’s travel ban, it could be in jeopardy. According to Aleksander Ceferin, a top European soccer official, “If players cannot come because of political decisions, or populist …

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  • VisitScotland: New opportunities for businesses

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    A new Innovation and Investment Hub in London will provide companies with a place to meet clients and customers, target new markets and secure investment, Economy Secretary Keith Brown confirmed today.   Scottish businesses are being encouraged to register their …

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  • Miss Tourism NC Competition honor Bethanie Mickles

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Bethanie Mickles recently triumphed in the North Carolina leg of the Ms. Tourism competition. Prior to this, she had won for Wake County in December 2016. To quote Mickles, ‘’ the pageant promotes charity and tourism. I do a lot …

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  • Cape Town – A prime destination for Halaal Tourism!

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Cape Town is soon to become one of the sought-after destinations for ‘Halaal Tourism’ with project Khulisa to attract more Gulf States in near future. Wesgro believes that tourists from Gulf Cooperation Council are increasing more and more in numbers …

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  • VisitScotland: The Final Countdown

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

      One of Glasgow’s rising stars in gymnastics has started the countdown to Scottish tourism’s Oscars – with a little help from hosts Dougie Vipond and Jennifer Reoch.   Pavel Karnejenko (17), who attends City of Glasgow Gymnastics Club at …

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  • FIU collaborates with tourism school Hong Kong

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Few days back, team of professionals from FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management came to Hong Kong to find better alliances that will enable graduates to maintain their competitiveness in a fast changing hospitality industry around the world. …

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  • Sustainability gurus claim that events professionals are ‘agents of change’

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    In a recent green meetings and events conference which took place in Germany, sustainability expert Dr. Dirk Glaesser explained the significance of sustainability in meetings and events industry. Dr. Glaesser, Director for the Sustainable Development Program of the World Tourism …

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  • VisitScotland: Step into the Scottish Borders this spring

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    A NEW film inspired by John Buchan’s ‘The Thirty-Nine Steps’ has brought to life the stunning countryside and historic attractions of the region that he loved.   From the rugged coastline at St Abb’s Head to the magnificent abbeys at …

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  • Indonesia continues to be biggest source of tourists for Singapore

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Nearly 2.89 million Indonesians arrived in Singapore throughout 2016 and this indicates that the country continues to be the biggest contributor of tourists to the city state. As much as about 17.7% of the country’s 16.4 million international tourist arrivals …

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  • South African Tourism’s flagship awards to once again reward service excellence and innovation

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    The latest instalment of the annual prestigious Lilizela Tourism Awards for accommodation establishments and other tourism-related products and services will once again toast the best of the best when the provincial awards ceremonies take place in September 2017, culminating in …

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  • ‘Trump slump’ impacts US tourism industry

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Ever since the election of US President Donald Trump, the US tourism sector seems to have received a major blow with several travel companies reporting a substantial drop in flight searches and bookings, immediately after his travel ban.   The …

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  • Malaysian hospitality attracts Saudi Arabia tourists in droves

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Thanks to the Malaysian hospitality and the many attractions in the country, tourists from Saudi Arabia have been arriving in droves in Malaysia over the years, Bernama News reported.   However, the increase in tourists numbers are also attributed to …

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  • 60% of international tourists visit Peru for vacation purposes

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Majority of international tourists arriving in Peru come for vacation purposes, the latest data from Euromonitor International and LatinFocus reveals. Of all the tourists arriving in the country, the purpose of visit for sixty percent is vacation.   The most …

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  • Vietnam targets to attract 20 million international tourists by 2020

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Vietnam aims to receive 20 million international tourists and serve 82 million domestic visitors by 2020, said Vietnam’s General Statistics Office (GSO) Monday.   Tourism revenue is expected to reach some 35 billion U.S. dollars by then contributing 10 percent …

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  • Chinese tourists to Vietnam expected to exceed 4 million mark in Feb 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    As per Vietnam’s General Statistics Office (GSO), the number of Chinese tourists to Vietnam is expected to reach 403,663 person-times in February, up 85 percent year-on-year. Marking the biggest market of tourists to Vietnam, the number of Chinese tourists to …

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  • Meetings industry called for sustainability

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    The meetings industry has been summoned by the WTO to enhance its focus on sustainability saying that individuals can become agents just in case.   While delivering a speech at the green meetings and events conference (gme) in Germany, Dr …

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  • UNWTO Secretary General attends Bahrain’s Spring of Cultures Festival

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    This was an occasion to stress the importance of cultural preservation and the links between tourism and culture particularly in the scope of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.   “2017, declared by the United Nations General …

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  • Ireland is a hotspot for US travelers

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    From November 2016 till January 2017, Ireland’s total number of travelers increased by 7.2 percent which is 1.8 m in comparison to last year as explained by the Central Statistics Office. The highest number of visitors poured in from North …

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