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Diversification proves boom for record breaking Turkish tourism

Turkey’s annual tourism revenue went up to an all time high in 2019, making the transcontinental nation one of the most popular destinations in the world, a boom to which diversification is key, industry professionals said.   Turkey attracted a …

  • Venice bans new tourist accommodation for the city

    Published on : Monday, June 12, 2017

    Restriction of the tourists to Piazza San Marco was in itself a big blow to the tourism which was then followed by  banning kebab shops in Venice. Now the authorities have approved plans to ban new hotels from opening in …

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  • Cathay Pacific Holidays Partners with DHISCO for Global Hotel Inventory

    Published on : Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Cathay Pacific Holidays has selected DHISCO Inc., the world’s leading hospitality distribution company, to connect its travelers with the most up-to-date rates and information from hotels around the globe. Based in Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific Holidays is a wholly owned …

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  • Malaysian tourism tax to be levied from July instead of August

    Published on : Saturday, June 10, 2017

    KUALA LUMPUR: In a new announcement Malaysian Tourism and Culture Minister Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz on Thursday informed that the government would begin imposing its tourism tax from July and not August as reported earlier.   An earlier announcement on …

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  • Island Trails plants focusing on soft adventures to boost tourism

    Published on : Saturday, June 10, 2017

    The non-profit group, Island Trails, that maintains hiking and biking trails in the Prince Edward Islands, hopes to attract more people to the trails, through a focus on soft adventure tourism.   This year’s campaign by Tourism P.E.I. has a …

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  • Tasmania tops for international visitors

    Published on : Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Tasmania continues to shine as the nation’s premier tourism state with new figures showing a 16 per cent increase in international visitors to our shores, higher than the national increase of nine per cent and the highest rate of international …

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  • Increased number of Israel visitors breaks the traditional record

    Published on : Friday, June 9, 2017

    Last month, number of tourist arrivals to Israel, broke all records in the month of May. This was a relatively tranquil time in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In May, more than 346,900 visitors visited Israel.   This surpassed all previous records …

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  • Visa shortage creates job vacancies

    Published on : Friday, June 9, 2017

    Mackinac Island doesn’t have a permanent population of more than 500 people. Besides, there are many horses with zero cars. From the month of May to October, the charming Michigan getaway relies on 3,000 workers to power its economic engine, …

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  • Imperative role of technology on modern tourism

    Published on : Friday, June 9, 2017

    In global tourism sector, advancement of technology in the last few years have significantly become enhanced with superior quality of service delivery, taking the industry to further heights. As we all know, that technology itself has become part and parcel …

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  • Dubai medical tourism earns $386m

    Published on : Friday, June 9, 2017

    As per a recent report, in last year, Dubai treated more than 326,640 domestic and inbound medical tourists generating revenues of Dh1.421 billion ($386.7 million) respectively. The patients treated themselves in hospitals licensed by DHA all across the emirates. Dr. …

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  • General Secretary of the GNTO submits his resignation

    Published on : Friday, June 9, 2017

    The General Secretary of the Greek National Tourism Organization, Dimitrios Tryfonopoulos resigned as the head of GNTO on Thursday.   Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura, who has proposed Tryfonopoulos for a position in the UNWTO, accepted his resignation and thanked him …

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  • Diplomatic fight slump Qatar tourism

    Published on : Friday, June 9, 2017

    At a recent happening this week, Saudi Arabia-led alliance of Arab Muslim countries cut off their ties with Qatar followed by closing up of air, land and sea traffic as well. Emir of Kuwait visited leaders of the regional powers …

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  • Central and Eastern Europe Tourism Exchange Week starts from June 7th

    Published on : Friday, June 9, 2017

    The official Central and Eastern Europe Tourism Exchange Week started on June 7th 2017 in the coastal city of Ningbo. The event is organized by the Ningbo Tourism Administration. The exchange week welcomes official representatives from the Czech Republic, Poland, …

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  • The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Goes All Out This Father’s Day

    Published on : Friday, June 9, 2017

    The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali promises to be an uplifting celebration for every man of the house. There will be an array of special activities to choose from with essential indulgence in mind.   Prego will be hosting “Dads …

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  • WTTC’s Global Summit focuses on role of travel and tourism in inspiring sustainable development

    Published on : Friday, June 9, 2017

    The role of travel and tourism in motivating sustainable development and discussing on ways the sector can ‘transform our world’ was the main topic of discussion at the recent Global Summit of WTTC hosted in Bangkok. A rise by 4% …

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  • Inaugural Mudtopia festival debuts in Rotorua New Zealand in December 2017

    Published on : Friday, June 9, 2017

    Festival fans are set for an epic new mud and music experience later this year, with the announcement of the southern hemisphere’s first Mudtopia Festival, to be held in Rotorua from 1-3 December.   The three day festival at Arawa …

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  • Africa ready to welcome zipline tour along Garden Route

    Published on : Friday, June 9, 2017

    Later this year South Africa would be welcoming its most amazing adventure activity as South Africa Forest Adventures is all set to launch its new Kranshoek zipline. The 4km zipline tour is set to boost tourism for Knysna, Plettenburg bay and …

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  • E-visa boosts Vietnam’s tourism sector

    Published on : Friday, June 9, 2017

    The electronic visa (e-visa) pilot scheme has positively impacted the regional tourism industry of Vietnam to an enormous extent.   The official data from the Department of Tourism under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism portrayed that within 30th …

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  • Inaugural Mudtopia Festival Debuts In Rotorua New Zealand In December 2017

    Published on : Friday, June 9, 2017

    Festival fans are set for an epic new mud and music experience later this year, with the announcement of the southern hemisphere’s first Mudtopia Festival, to be held in Rotorua from 1-3 December.     The three day festival at …

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  • Event at Ningbo hopes to expand Chinese tourism to Central & Eastern Europe

    Published on : Thursday, June 8, 2017

    From today onward, the official Central and Eastern Europe Tourism Exchange Week will start in the coastal city of Ningbo respectively. Ningbo Tourism Administration is the organizer of the event. The Central and Eastern Europe exchange is the third Chinese …

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  • Vietnam introduces visa-free travel

    Published on : Thursday, June 8, 2017

    Visa-free travel concession of Vietnam for five European nationalities will be extended for another year. This will start as the initial trial period ends 30 June. So far, citizens of the countries like France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United …

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