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Belgium’s “No-Go” warning triggers transit uncertainty

As Netherlands faces huge uncertainty about whether they will need to detour by hundreds of miles to avoid Belgium and Luxembourg. Belgium was removed from the list of “safe” countries, along with Andorra and the Bahamas. With the Foreign Office …

  • Tourism Authority of Thailand aims to make ATF 2018 a major success

    Published on : Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has vowed to make the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) in Chiang Mai an organizational success, especially the TRAVEX buyer-seller part, where there are millions of dollars of business annually.   According to the Pacific …

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  • Nepal shines at the Embassy Festival 2017 in Netherlands

    Published on : Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Of late, the Embassy of Nepal located in Brussels took part in the fifth annual ‘Embassy Festival 2017 hosted in The Hague, the Netherlands.   The said festival, as mentioned in a press release, was jointly prearranged by The Life …

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  • Sustainable Tourism is the only driver that can usher positive change for the environment

    Published on : Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    It has been quite clear now that tourism can help a particular place, destination, and its environment along with the local communities. Simultaneously, it has the possibility to disgrace and destroy a destination. As we all know by now that …

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  • NYC & Company sending tourism delegation to India to endorse New York City

    Published on : Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    The tourism delegation is NYC & Company’s trade and media initiatives to endorse the “new” NYC in the market of India. At the early part of this year, the U.S.-India Travel and Tourism Partnership started as a platform permitting the …

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  • Indian tourism sector embraces digitization

    Published on : Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    At present, the Indian government is more keen on taking initiations to make travel and tourism events digital. This new approach has been introduced to change the traveling style of both international and domestic tourists.   Lately, booking of entrance …

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  • Golf Festival of Cape Town attracts tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    The inaugural Gold Festival of Cape Town had been arranged particularly with an aim to address the several challenges linked with seasonality and also boost tourist arrivals in the Western Cape in winter.   And, thankfully, it has been admired …

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  • Parineeti Chopra has been appointed as ambassador for Australia Tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Parineeti Chopra, Bollywood diva, has been now appointed as the first Indian woman ambassador in ‘‘Friends of Australia” brand name under Australia Tourism.     The ”Friends of Australia” is a specific programme that has been devised as a way …

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  • Visakhapatnam to get India’s 12 km long ropeway to promote tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority, Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation and the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Board are planning to set longest rope way at Dolphin’s Nose, located near Vizag in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.     The stakeholders like the Visakhapatnam …

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  • Australian Tourism Exports Top $40bn A Year

    Published on : Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Australia’s extraordinary tourism export boom has seen the industry deliver $40.6bn to the nation’s economy in the 12 months to June, reflecting a 7% growth in international visitor spending.   The latest International Visitor Survey results, released today, reveal Australia’s …

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  • APTDC signs MoU to open religious heli-tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) is going to organise ‘Heli Tourism’ to promote more tourism opportunities by signing MoU with MAK Aerospace.     The officials announced that a permanent facility would be constructed at Shilparamam’s Urban Haat by …

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  • Bulgaria impresses Russian tourists with spiritual tours

    Published on : Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    The tourism ministry of Bulgaria is looking forward to create a brand new religious tour that is expected to attract more Russian travellers eager to go on a pilgrimage to the sacred sites of this country.   Currently Bulgaria is …

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  • Irish tourism body seeks €600 m to develop visitor attractions

    Published on : Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    The Irish tourism industry wants the government to spend €60 million each year for the next decade on developing new visitor attractions in the country.   The Irish Tourist Industry Confederation (Itic) wants the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to …

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  • Tangalooma leads Asia tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Many call it “Dolphin Island”. Tangalooma is more familiar to many Chinese travelers than Brisbane.   The Moreton Island resort, well-known for its dolphin-feeding sessions among its visitors was the first to identify its significance of the Chinese market, prior …

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  • Uganda tourism needs to increase conservation for multiplying earnings

    Published on : Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    If Uganda wishes to triple its earnings from tourism beyond the current $1.4 billion dollars ( 5 Trillion shillings), the country will need to increase its conservation related activities that will stimulate sector investments.   United States Ambassador Debora Malac …

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  • Tourism continues in spite of the ruling of the Supreme Court

    Published on : Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    In order to provide peaceful atmosphere to the overseas visitors, Kenya Tourism Federation or the KTF is all prepared as the Supreme Court extended the electoral process last Friday.   On Monday, Mohamed Hersi, the KTF chairman declared all the …

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  • South African tourism conducts survey of domestic tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    SA tourism conducted a survey of domestic tourism and found a general pattern of decline over the past two years. South African Tourism has also highlighted the low level of domestic tourism in the country and has launched several initiatives …

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  • Thomas Cook wants to obtain 26.09 percent stake of IFCI

    Published on : Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    Recently, two people associated with the proposed plan confirmed that Thomas Cook is very keen to buy 26.09 percent stake of IFCI Ltd, in Tourism Finance Corp. of India Ltd or TFCI.   The Tourism Finance Corp offers financial assistance …

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  • Lake George tourism aims for positive tourism following summer

    Published on : Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    The summer tourism season in Lake George ended with a breezy and sunny Labor Day, and the village hopes to retain this momentum with Elvis Fest and Americade.   “We have a lot going on in September,” said Amanda Metzger, …

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  • Tourism imbalance is affecting visitor statistics in China

    Published on : Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    The outbound travel statistics for China are quite impressive, along with the multi-billion dollars that the Chinese travelers are spending worldwide.   However, inbound tourism in China isn’t that impressive. Visitors from outside of Asia aren’t finding China quite alluring …

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  • The World Bank requests Pacific countries to hold tourism close

    Published on : Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    Soon, the World Bank, one of the key international financial institutions will declare its blueprints for Pacific success at the annual meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum on Thursday. It considers tourism as the “crucial economic backbone”.   Taking advantage …

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