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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 …

  • Hawaii economist claims tourist arrivals might fall in 2017

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    The economic growth of Hawaii is gradually decelerating even though the regional tourism industry has been witnessing record numbers.   One of the leading economists of the state said that the visitor arrivals might slump this year simply due to …

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  • Busselton-Margaret River Airport set for take-off

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    Work to expand Busselton-Margaret River Regional Airport has officially started, paving the way for direct flights to the South West from Melbourne and Sydney.   A sod-turning ceremony this week marked a milestone for the project, which will include upgrades …

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  • It’s 2017 And This Is Why It’s Time for Your Online Tourism Marketing to Get Real

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    WHEN Google switched its algorithm to semantic search in 2013 it began to clear away dodgy SEO practices and leveled the playing field for small operators and destinations. It made it easier for small businesses to create an honest strategy …

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  • WTO starts International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    King Felipe VI of Spain, His Majesty, headed of International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, controlled by World Tourism Organization or UNWTO. Ministers across the world attended this celebration. This event brought to forefront enormous possibility of tourism and …

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  • Recent executive decision of Trump is expected to threaten US tourism

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    Trump Presidency and his recent executive decision created global debate and tension giving unprecedented anxiety to the global tourism industry in return. The temporary order of this decree suspends refugee entry for 120 days with Syrian refugees into United States …

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  • Turkey sees a drop in tourism in 2016

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    In 2016, Turkey tourism revenues in Turkey dropped almost 30%, after tourists skipped visiting the country following the terror attacks and a failed coup.   In 2016, tourism income fell by 29.7% compared to 2015. For the whole year in …

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  • Maharashtra is an apt contender for special tourism zone (west)

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    It was hinted by senior tourism officials that Maharashtra or Goa might be chosen as a special tourism zone in Western India. This was in response to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s announcement in the Union Budget about the government’s plan …

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  • Additional flights to Siargao for more tourists

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    In an attempt to attract more foreign and local tourists to the paradise island of Siargao in Surigao del Norte province additional flights are likely to be added to the regular itinerary.   Gov. Sol F. Matugas and Surigao del …

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  • Tourism Australia supports Sudirman Cup 2017 to leverage tourism opportunities

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Badminton’s one of the most most prestigious biennial events, the Sudirman Cup, comes to Australia for the first time this year. It will be held from 21 to 28 May, on Queensland’s Gold Coast.   The Total BWF Sudirman Cup …

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  • Georgian tourism head rates 2016 successful

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    While presenting the summarized report of 2016 on February 1, Giorgi Chogovadze, Head of Georgia’s National Tourism Administration (GNTA) of the Ministry of Economy, rated 2016 as a success for Georgia.   The presentation of the Tourism Report 2016 was …

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  • Auckland Tourism Chief Brett O’Riley to vacate his chair on Sept 1

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Auckland Tourism Eevents and Economic Development (ATEED) Chief Executive Brett O’Riley will leave his role on 1 September, 2017, confirms ATEED Chairman David McConnell.   McConnell says that O’Riley, who has been ATEED’s Chief Executive since May 2012, informed the …

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  • Call for better private-public partnership to enhance Caribbean tourism

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    At the opening of the Caribbean Travel Marketplace in The Bahamas a call for continued collaborative partnerships between the region’s public and private sectors was issued.   Karolin Troubetzkoy, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association president, described 2016 as a year …

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  • Travel ban described as hostile and discriminatory by World Tourism Organization

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    The World Tourism Organization has condemned Trump administration on his recent immigration and travel related actions. The World Tourism Organization is a specialized agency of United Nations for tourism. It expressed its deepest apprehensions over the recently declared decree on …

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  • Istanbul – The next host of the World Tourism Forum

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    The 3rd World Tourism Forum Global Meeting will be held with the purpose of sharing and enhancing the potential of Turkey’s tourism industry to the world, supporting economy and taking Turkish tourism to further heights on a global scale. Global …

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  • Kwese Victoria Falls Sevens promotes sports tourism

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    The Kwese Victoria Falls Sevens was launched yesterday with Kwese TV announcing a five-year partnership agreement with Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU). The debut edition of the tournament which will feature eight yet to be confirmed national teams, will be held …

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  • Moscow preparing to welcome more tourists from China this year

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Marking the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution, Moscow is preparing to welcome more tourists from China this year, deputy head of Moscow’s department for sport and tourism Konstantin Goryainov told Russia’s TASS news agency on Tuesday.   Chinese citizens …

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  • US travel ban to hinder tourism economic benefits, says UNWTO

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    The United States has been hugely condemned by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for the travel ban it issued on nationals and refugees of seven Islamic countries at the order of President Donald Trump.   UNWTO Secretary General …

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  • Tourism considered key contributor to investment growth in Indonesia

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Indonesia remains an attractive destination for investors, with tourism considered key contributor to investment growth, Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) said.   The statement was made by BKPM Chairman Thomas Lembong. He added that on the basis of nearly US$44 …

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  • Vietnam’s e-visa to attract more foreign tourists

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Vietnam hopes to gain a breakthrough in attracting foreign tourists with the launch of 30-day single-entry electronic visas to visitors from 40 countries from Feb 1.   Director General of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism Nguyen Van Tuan said …

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  • Ethiopia to transform its tourism sector inspired by Seychelles tourism

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Ethiopia is striving hard to earn a big name in tourism and for this the African country is keen to benefit from the experience of Seychelles in tourism. The Indian Ocean island nation has vast experience in the tourism sector. …

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