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Tourism ministers of Israel and Bahrain hold publicly acknowledged phone call for possible travel packages

For the first time, the tourism ministers of Israel and Bahrain held a publicly acknowledged phone call on Thursday discussing possible ventures including three-way travel packages concerning the United Arab Emirates. The conversation between Israel’s Asaf Zamir and Bahrain’s Zayed …

  • Reef tourism flourishing ignoring the recent bleaching events

    Published on : Monday, September 18, 2017

    Despite two recent coral bleaching events, the billion dollar reef tourism sector  in Port Douglas is not showing any sign of slowing down.     Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree executive officer Tara Bennett said Port Douglas operations were only …

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  • Businesses in Mid West to get direct support from Failte Ireland for getting Brexit ready

    Published on : Monday, September 18, 2017

    Businesses in the Mid West would receive direct support from Failte Ireland throughout the rest of 2017 in a bid to get Brexit ready. This week, Fáilte Ireland, said that it would be supporting hundreds of tourism businesses for tackling …

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  • Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says that changing the special 9% VAT might damage due to Brexit

    Published on : Monday, September 18, 2017

    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that in the upcoming budget, he would be cautious about changing the special 9 percent VAT rate for the hospitality industry.   Mr. Varadkar said that “withdrawing it now could actually do damage” in light of Brexit. …

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  • September board meeting of Tourism Ireland held in Donegal

    Published on : Monday, September 18, 2017

    The September board meeting of Tourism Ireland, which took place on Wednesday, 13th September, was held at the Mill Park Hotel in Donegal.   Before the meeting, the board members met with local tourism operators in the Harbour Restaurant for …

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  • Bulgarian tourist information center opens in Shanghai

    Published on : Monday, September 18, 2017

    Shanghai – the financial capital of China saw the opening of the first Bulgarian tourist info center for promoting the opportunities for vacation in Bulgaria, as announced by the Ministry of Tourism.   The embassy in Beijing and the consulate in Shanghai said that Chinese tourists in …

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  • Chester shows gigantic increase in visitor numbers

    Published on : Monday, September 18, 2017

    Last year, Cheshire West and Chester welcomed a gigantic 62.18 million people, up 7.7 per cent on an annual basis.   The most up-to-date figures of tourism for the borough have been calculated £1.937 billion the value of the visitor …

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  • China keen on travel to Turkey

    Published on : Monday, September 18, 2017

    Cultural exchanges, e-visas and reality shows have put Turkish travel on map for China. China is now keen to study Turkish travel trends.   The number of Chinese visitors to Turkey increased to more than 100,000 in the first five …

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  • The UNWTO expected to play bigger role in tourism

    Published on : Monday, September 18, 2017

    The UNWTO is likely to play a larger role in the future with tourism becoming the world’s biggest industry with an estimated 10 percent contribution to the global gross domestic product last year.   The latest UNWTO data show a …

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  • From December onward, Air Europa to introduce flight services to Recife

    Published on : Monday, September 18, 2017

    From London Gatwick airport, Air Europa will shortly be launching a new service to Recife, the Brazilian city in December 2017 through Madrid.   From December 20th, the twice-weekly route will be started, functioning on Wednesdays and Fridays with an …

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  • Egypt trying hard to draw in the visitors post security issues

    Published on : Monday, September 18, 2017

    For many years, the family of Mohammed Ahmed made a living by offering travelers coming to the Egyptian pyramids in Giza a decorated horse ride. However, ever since the Arab Spring uprising in 2011, as visitor numbers decreased from 14 …

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  • Australia witnessed 11 percent growth in visitors

    Published on : Monday, September 18, 2017

    In twelve months till June of this year, the total number in international arrivals to Australia has increased considerably, as per Tourism Australia, with 11 percent up in the number of vacationers.   The country witnessed a growth of double …

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  • Two Saint Bernard dogs sent from Switzerland to Shanghai as ambassadors for tourism promotion

    Published on : Monday, September 18, 2017

    Switzerland has sent two Saint Bernard dogs to Shanghai as ambassadors for activities marking the China-Switzerland Year of Tourism. The Saint Bernard is considered a national symbol of Switzerland, similar to the giant panda in China.   The 70-kg male …

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  • Missile row with China affecting South Korea tourism

    Published on : Monday, September 18, 2017

    South Korea’s tourism industry has been hit hard by a diplomatic row with China over the deployment of a U.S. missile shield in Seoul that has resulted in declining of Chinese visitors.   In mid-March, China banned the sale of …

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  • South Australian Businesses trying to imply relaxed policies for wine tourism

    Published on : Monday, September 18, 2017

    Lately, 7 businesses of South Australia are celebrating success, after being declared winners in the 2018 South Australian Best of Wine Tourism Awards.   Leon Bignell, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, announced the names of the successful recipients. The …

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  • State budget to provide benefit to the Esperance Tourism

    Published on : Monday, September 18, 2017

    Of late, the state budget announced good news for Esperance with $425 million being distributed in terms of WA tourism development in the coming five years.     Australia’s Golden Outback chief executive officer Marcus Falconer explained that currently more …

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  • Australian Govt. all set to endorse PNG Tourism

    Published on : Monday, September 18, 2017

    Recently in a meeting with Emil Tammur, the Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture and Bruce Davis, Australian High Commissioner, reasserted the interest of his government to aid tourism policies and programs for groundwork of APEC 2018 and beyond.   …

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  • Kerala tourism minister says that the sector is witnessing major growth

    Published on : Monday, September 18, 2017

    Kerala Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran said that the tourism sector in India along with Kerala has been witnessing incredible growth over the past few years. He was speaking after inaugurating the second edition of the Homestays and Rural Tourism Travel Meet, …

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  • Indonesian tourism to take part in Japan tourism expo

    Published on : Monday, September 18, 2017

    The Ministry of Tourism Indonesia will be taking part in the 2017 Japan Tourism Expo at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center to be held from Sept. 21-24.   This expo is a collaboration between the Japan Travel and Tourism Association …

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  • Over 60 tourists rescued from storm-tossed Robben Island ferry

    Published on : Saturday, September 16, 2017

    For more than half an hour on Friday afternoon, 68 tourists and crew members were caught in fierce whirlwinds of a storm, on board a sinking Robben Island ferry before they were finally rescued and brought ashore.   Their passenger …

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  • To ease transportation, Andhra Pradesh Tourism in India partners with Zoomcar

    Published on : Saturday, September 16, 2017

    To improve the tourism opportunity in Andhra Pradesh, the south Indian state, the tourism department has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Zoomcar, online car rental service app, to boost transportation services, tourism and create employment opportunities.     …

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