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FAITH makes SOS requests to Government to support Tourism

Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality, the policy federation of all the national associations representing the complete tourism, travel and hospitality industry of India (ADTOI, ATOAI, FHRAI, HAI, IATO, ICPB, IHHA, ITTA, TAAI, TAFI) & cause partner AIRDA …

  • VisitScotland: Ballantrae food festival tempts more visitors to Ayrshire

    Published on : Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    The extensive and diverse portfolio of events which attracts visitors to Ayrshire & Arran continues to prosper thanks to EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate.   Ballantrae Festival of Food & Drink – which takes place this coming weekend – …

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  • Domestic disagreement hampering Turkey tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    Turkey’s tourism industry is suffering immensely from the spat of the emerging domestic instability. Other factors like terrorist attacks, attempted coup in 2016, and eroding democracy have added to the decline in visitor number to this once-popular destination. On March …

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  • Abu Dhabi faces a major tourism boom this year

    Published on : Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    According to the recent statistics from the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, portray that in the first quarter of this year, emirate welcomed more than 1.6 million visitors, accounting a 7 percent growth in comparison to …

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  • Jeju to receive more Chinese visitors this year

    Published on : Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    On Sunday afternoon, many Chinese tourists roamed around a duty-free shop here and there. However, there wasn’t any large tourist bus for the Chinese tour groups to spot. There was only an assortment of vans in the parking lot. Baojian …

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  • South China Sea emphasizes patriotic tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    In order to upgrade the facilities of the Spratly Islands or the archipelago, Philippine authorities started transporting building supplies from late April onward to the island. The centerpiece of the US$32 million project will be utilized behind the renovation and …

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  • US hostile policies towards foreign tourists could harm the country’s tourism industry

    Published on : Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    The US tourism industry stands the possibility of another “lost decade” of foreign visitors due to President Donald Trump’s travel ban. Jonathan Tisch, chief executive of Loews Hotel & Co., warned that hostile policies towards foreign visitors could harm the …

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  • French tourism regaining its liveliness

    Published on : Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    According to Xavier Bailly, administrator of the Abbey of Mont Saint Michel, one of the most visited cultural sites in France, “We had a very, very, very good month of April.” The visitation rate of this place had suffered a …

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  • BA working overtime to compensate stranded passengers

    Published on : Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    According to its parent, International Airlines Group (IAG),.British Airways is “working hard” to compensate passengers hit by the systems failure that grounded almost 700 flights a little over a week ago.   A power failure that hit internal British Airways …

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  • UK tourists submitting false claims over food poisoning in Spain

    Published on : Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    British tourists have been warned not to make fraudulent claims of food poisoning after going on all-inclusive trips to Spain otherwise which they might face prosecution as it created increased fear and damaging the UK’s reputation abroad.   Spanish hoteliers …

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  • Australia’s Visitor Economy Soars Off The Back Of Record Visitor Spend

    Published on : Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    The Australian economy has been significantly bolstered by an influx of international visitors who in the last 12 months have spent a record $39.8 billion.   Tourism & Transport Forum Chief Executive, Margy Osmond, said the latest International Visitor Survey …

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  • Laos sees lesser number of visitors from January to March in 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    Laos attracted 1.11 million international tourists during January to March this year, which is a decrease of 12% from 1.24 million visits during the same period last year. The first quarter of 2017 saw 763,000 visits from ASEAN markets, which …

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  • Cruise tourism in Turkey eyeing more U.S. tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    Since Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Nabi Avcı announced that the ministry was working to support cruise tourism, tourism experts have begun eyeing U.S. tourists. For inviting more cruise ships to Turkey, the government will provide financial support of $30 …

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  • Hong Kong travel agents get trained to sell Seychelles in a better way

    Published on : Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    Seychelles, a popular island destination well-liked for its powder-white beaches, green tropical vegetation, and tranquil turquoise waters, lures thousands of holidaymakers every year. Besides, people come to this exotic island in search of the idyllic beach wedding, exotic honeymoon, to …

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  • After China & India, Malaysia is positioned as the best global retail market

    Published on : Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    In terms of world retail investment, a global management consulting company has graded Malaysia in third position and this happened for the second successive year.   Soon Ghee Chua at Kearney partner and head of South-East Asia explained that the …

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  • Tourism and transport winners in ACT budget

    Published on : Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    The Tourism & Transport Forum, Australia’s leading tourism and transport advocacy group, has welcomed the ACT Government’s 2017-18 Budget and the additional investment in major events and Canberra’s transport network. TTF Chief Executive, Margy Osmond, said the significant investment in …

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  • Greece expects 30 million visitors in 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) said that this year it expects a record-breaking 30 million international visitors to Greece. This means a growth rate of 7%, or an additional 2 million additional visitors over the previous year. 900,000 U.S. travelers are expected …

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  • Greece aims 500,000-600,000 Chinese tourists within next two years

    Published on : Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    In the next two years, Greece aims to attract between 500,000-600,000 Chinese tourists each year, as said by Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura, while addressing an event at the Athens Chamber of Tradesmen. The minister was speaking at an event …

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  • Greece’s tourism prospects look bright in 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    The last few years have been hard-hitting for the Greek economy and for its tourism industry. However, the country’s tourism scenario is gradually gaining ground. The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) announced that it expects a record-breaking 30 million international …

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  • Attracting tourists remains high

    Published on : Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    In a letter recently out in StarMetro on May 27th, Thomas Zachariah George made some comments to a response. However, we thank him for the positive suggestions whatsoever. Here we’re interested to emphasize some of the initiatives we have undertaken …

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  • Malaysia welcomes Halal tourists open-handed

    Published on : Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    In downtown Kuala Lumpur, has a small piece of land sits between international banks and flashy skyscrapers. Also, one can find the striking statue of a water jug, and some gold and red ramadas (gazebos) perfect to evoke traditional Moroccan …

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