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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 …

  • Slum tourism raises awareness about world’s poverty

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Many cities and countries in the world are still under poverty with widening gap between the rich and the poor. Despite controversy, slum tourism is a way for travelers to know more about poverty in specific areas of the world …

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  • Videogame tourism is the next best thing!

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    In today’s virtual world, even tourism and travel experiences are available in a virtual space like never before! Since travel fuels the basic human need for relocating and journeying into territories never seen before, virtual reality and videogames are the …

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  • Tourism is a key player in global economic progress

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Tourism has experienced sustainable growth and wonderful diversification to grow into one of the fastest-growing economic sectors of the world over the decades. Modern tourism is closely linked with development embracing growing number of new destinations. It’s a key driver …

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  • 2017 World Tourism Awards competition starts

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    The 2017 WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM and WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION competition started with an international Food Festival, since food is an important part of tourism promotion and experience. This event was attended by 56 countries and cities …

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  • New Tourism Ireland film shows what makes Ireland unique!

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Tourism Ireland has unveiled a new film called “Only on the island of Ireland will you find …”, featuring eight things that make the island of Ireland unique, including deserted beaches and a matchmaker’s dream. The short film showcases eight …

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  • Five Nights Exploring The Wonders Of Our Island Continent Just The Ticket For An Tourism Survey

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    More than three quarters (78 per cent) of Australians taking a well-deserved break over the summer season will spend an average of five nights away on holiday, with one in five spending more than $2000 on the trip according to …

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  • David Trubridge lights up Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua and New Zealand designer David Trubridge have partnered to create a new nocturnal tourism experience: the Redwoods Nightlights.   Incorporating unique creations from the internationally-acclaimed design and sustainability champion David Trubridge, the new night-time experience will offer …

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  • Roman city Bath may soon become first in Britain to apply tourist tax

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Founded by the Romans as a thermal spa, the city of Bath may soon impose tourist tax in addition to the basic room rate and VAT for the overnight visitors.     The local council is considering to introduce “tourist …

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  • Tourism Australia’s major Business Events showcase to be hosted in Brisbane

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Tourism Australia today announced that its signature event for promoting Australia as a world-class incentive destination, Dreamtime, will be held in Brisbane, Queensland for the first time ever. As part of the Dreamtime program, Australian industry will have the opportunity …

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  • Thailand effectively deals with ‘zero-dollar’ tour groups!

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Thai tourism is all geared up in welcoming Chinese travelers with an eagerness to explore. Chinese travelers are the highest holidaymakers among the south East Asian countries.   These young holidaymakers are often described as ‘Chinese FIT’s’ which entails free …

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  • Oman stresses on affordable stay for sustainable tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    As the experts say, Oman is in the process of increasing more hotels to attract more tourists in the coming years. Specialists consider that tourism is one of the main areas that Oman needs to develop in order to reduce …

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  • Moroccan Tourism is about to boost $6 billion annually

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    Morocco is about to experience one of its biggest tourism revenue in Africa. To quote Abderrafie Zouitene, Director General of the Moroccan National Tourist Board, “Before, Morocco received on average 800 to 1,000 tourists per month, and today our resorts …

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  • Religious tourism in Saudi Arabia expected to increase 30%

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    In Saudi Arabia, Elaf Group, a SEDCO holding company, and a leading provider of travel, tourism and hospitality services has recently seen growth in the country’s tourism sector during the Umrah season.   This was evident from the occupancy rates …

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  • Domestic tourism spending manifolds in Russia

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    Following a long and turbulent previous year in the travel industry, Russia is looking towards 2017 with a hope for better tomorrow. In 2016, international travel expenses decreased by 24% and domestic tourism spending increased by a staggering 88%. Russians …

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  • Climate change is affecting tourism in a big way!

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    Climate change is a rising concern for the tourism industry. Since tourism relies on a stable climate, a slight change in climate can incur major losses. Extreme weather has the ability to wreck havoc on travel industry.   We still …

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  • Qatar tourism expected to increase $7.2 billion by 2025

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    As Qatar looks to capitalize on a growth in tourism numbers and estimated revenues, Crystal Lagoons, the multinational water innovation company and developer of the “world’s top amenity”, has held a series of meetings with prominent Qatari real estate developers. …

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  • 2017 declared the year of sustainable tourism

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    2017 has been declared the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development for creating awareness about the importance of promoting tourism responsibly. The official inauguration of the Year of Sustainable Tourism will be held in Madrid on January 18.   …

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  • Entrepreneurs seek to revive iconic People to People travel brand

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    Mike Clark’s ECE Travel and Robin Deisenhammer’s PDM Tourism Group are on a mission to reenergise the People to People student travel brand by creating new, unique cultural and interpersonal travel experiences. Earlier this year, their joint venture, ECE International, …

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  • VisitScotland: Wildlife trail generates millions for economy

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    People visiting Dumfries and Galloway to see the region’s red kites have contributed over £8.2m to the local economy, a new report has found.   These birds of prey were re-introduced to an area north of Castle Douglas from 2001 …

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  • Exclusive ultra-luxury penthouse opens on Queenstown waterfront

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    New Zealand’s newest ultra-luxury holiday penthouse is open for business and bookings are already coming in.   The Penthouse is the NZ$10,000 per night prize jewel in an exclusive new waterfront development at Eichardt’s Private Hotel in Queenstown.   An …

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