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Alessandra Alonso recognised by Natwest Wise100 as a leading woman in social enterprise

Alessandra Alonso, founder of Women in Travel (CIC), the social enterprise dedicated to empowering women through employability and entrepreneurship in the travel industry, has been recognised by NatWest WISE100 as a top 100 leading woman in social enterprise.     …

  • A mobile app made regional Australian tourism a hit

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Couchsurfing, an app that links the travelers looking for free accommodation with the host has more than four million users with 400,000 hosts across the globe. It began in 2004. A central Queensland host used this app to bring her …

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  • High quality tourist strategy of Thailand pays off effectively

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    The tourism industry gurus of Thailand are quite optimistic that the country will experience health tourism trend just like the last year as the strategy of quality tourism paid off effectively. Thailand is expected to earn more than 733 billion …

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  • $1m tourism promotional deal has been signed between Etihad and Thailand

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    This Tuesday, Thai Tourism agency and Etihad Airways signed US$ 1 million contract in order to promote South East Asian countries in Middle East and Europe. The contract will be effective from this month with equal amount of spent by …

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  • Vizag taking its tourism to new heights

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    Termed as the ‘Jewel of East Coast’, with its scenic stretch of beaches and lush hills, Vizag recently got a boost CII Partnership Summit with several MoUs signed with investors.   This got Vizag’s tourism potential several notches higher. AP …

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  • Hawaii tourism sets new records in visitors

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    In 2016, Hawaii’s tourism industry set new records, adding $15.6 billion into the economy and $1.82 billion into the State’s tax coffers. This has also given rise to the number of jobs compared to the year before. Visitor arrivals were …

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  • Ancient Culture Meets Modern Metropolis in USTOA’s Latest Video Series

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    The larger-than-life luxury and exotic desert landscapes of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, are captured in the Modern Explorer video series produced by the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA). The three-part video series follows Max Aly …

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  • “Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 2017 Probes Growth Prospects

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    While the global cruise industry’s outlook remains strong in 2017, local geopolitical tensions have impacted the East Med’s performance as a sea tourism region. Industry stakeholders will come together at the 4th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum this spring in Athens …

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  • Scoot Appoints New General Manager Australia

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    Scoot has appointed a new General Manager, Australia — Jared Simcox — effective immediately.   Jared’s roots have been firmly planted in all aspects of aviation. Having once dreamt of becoming a pilot, he has also experienced life as a …

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  • Al Bustan Centre and Residence celebrates a successful participation at DSF 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    Al Bustan Centre and Residence, the popular hotel-apartment among tourists and businessmen in the heart of Dubai, recently celebrated the success of their participation in DSF 2017as they awarded the lucky shoppers who won exciting prizes.   As part of …

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  • VisitScotland: Making tasty tracks

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    The food and drink on one of Scotland’s most iconic train journeys has received VisitScotland’s Taste Our Best award in recognition of its use of quality Scottish produce.   Caledonian Sleeper, operated by Serco since April 2015, has been awarded …

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  • Viking Festival kick-starts historical year for Scotland

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    Over 800 Vikings, a huge dragon ship set ablaze by flying torches and a crowd of five thousand spectators – for 24 hours, on the last Tuesday of January, the town of Lerwick on the Scottish archipelago of Shetland goes …

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  • Iran halts granting visas to US citizens post Trump’s travel ban

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    In response to Washington’s recent travel ban against citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, the country has stopped granting visas to U.S. citizens. Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, made the announcement.   “We will not issue visa for Americans,” …

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  • Ticket prices hiked for foreigners visiting Cambodia’s famed Angkor park

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    Foreign tourists to Cambodia might need to empty their pockets a bit more, as the country has hiked ticket prices for foreigners visiting famed Angkor archaeological park starting from today Feb 1, 2017.   The price for a one-day ticket …

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  • Move over primary exports, tourism’s future is Australia’s best asset

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    Australia’s export tourism industry is now more valuable to the national economy than coal or rural exports, and with international tourism spending growing at more than 10% a year the future looks extraordinary.   “Australia’s tourism success has been long …

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  • Seychelles Tourism is eyeing USA to boost its travel industry

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    New York Times Travel Show 2017 edition took place in New York City as exhibited by the Seychelles Tourism Board. It started from 27th January and continued till 29th Jan. The exotic island destination looks forward to USA for maximum …

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  • 2016 saw a record in NZ tourism and immigration!

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    2016 witnessed record number of tourists and immigrants in New Zealand. Majority of them were on work and travel visas, number which was never seen before. In December 2016, annual net migration reached 70,600. Highest number of migrants came from …

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  • Indian tourists to South Korea increase in 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    Last year, South Korea welcomed 195,579 visitors from India. It was an increase of 27.3% compared to 2015. The regular efforts made by the Korea Tourism Organization, New Delhi office on educating the travel trade partners to promote the destination …

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  • Fáilte Ireland partners with National Parks and Wildlife Services to boost rural tourism revenue

    Published on : Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    With a view to growing tourism revenues in the rural areas, Fáilte Ireland has entered into new strategic partnership with the National Parks and Wildlife Services (NPWS). Fáilte Ireland will be investing capital funding of €500,000 to kick-start the initiative. …

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  • Thailand tourism-related revenue to register 8% increase in Q1 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    Thanks to continual inflows of international visitors, especially those from China and Russia, Thailand is expected to maintain its tourism positive trend in the first quarter of this year, Bernama News reported citing Thai News Agency (TNA).   A press …

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  • Australian dual national passport holders to be able to enter US despite immigration ban

    Published on : Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    Despite President Donald Trump’s executive order banning entry from seven Muslim-majority nations, Australian dual national passport holders will be able to enter the US, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed on Tuesday.   Trump ordered the 90-day travel ban for Iran, …

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