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Indian tourism sector booms despite economic downturn

The Independence Day speech, on August 15, delivered by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the ramparts of the Red Fort, encouraging tourism in the country seems to have undoubtedly given a boost to this sector.   Interestingly, when warnings …

  • Kenya sets target of 1.4 million foreign tourists this year

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    Kenya expects to attract 1.4 million foreign tourists this year and earn revenue of 92 billion shillings (about 888 million US dollars) from tourism for the country.   To achieve the target, hospitality industry players have been urged to work …

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  • Kuwait bans visa for 5 Islamic nations

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    Kuwait has banned the issuance of visas for the national citizens of Islamic countries including Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Syria.   Last Friday, US President Donald Trump had banned seven Muslim-majority countries.   The government of Kuwait has announced …

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  • South Africa Forest Adventure launches ‘The Cape Adventure Day tour’

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    With an aim to woo Indian tourists, South Africa’s Forest Adventures has launched a first of its kind tourism product, ‘The Cape Adventure Day tour’. The package includes 6 activities along with free guided transportation and lunch at a sea …

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  • ATPI group appoints leading travel industry professional to drive company growth

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    Andrew Waller has joined the ATPI Group’s senior executive team as International Director of Corporate Development, a new role created to support the Group’s ambitious plans for growth. Waller will lead a number of special projects and will report directly …

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  • 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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