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Galataport expects to welcome 1.5 million cruise tourists to Istanbul

Although still set to be inaugurated in March 2020 and begin operating at full capacity in 2021, Istanbul’s newly built Galataport has already begun receiving bookings from cruise liners seeking to drop passengers off in Istanbul’s cultural heart.   While …

  • Philippines Tourism to organise training sessions in Delhi and Ahmedabad

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    The Department of Tourism (DOT), Philippines will be conducting training sessions in Ahmedabad and Delhi this February, in conjunction with the DOT’s participation in OTM 2017 in Mumbai.   The training sessions will be conducted by top suppliers from the …

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  • Oakland tourism to generate $795 million with 7000 job opportunities

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Visit Oakland, the official destination marketing organization of Oakland declared that in 2015 Oakland greeted almost 3.6 million tourists. Visitors in Oakland have increased their spending by 23% from 2012 till 2015.   This generated over $795 million economic impact …

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  • Health tourism popularity on the rise

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Health tourism or medical tourism is a very popular concept now. Throughout the world, people travel abroad for surgeries and other medical treatments. They also avail of general wellness tourism for the body and mind and visit spas. Many people …

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  • Influx of Chinese tourists keep Malaysia local tour agencies busy

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    Many tourists from China were taking advantage of the long Chinese New Year holiday to come to Malaysia. This is keeping the local tour agencies busy this weekend.   The drastic increase in the number of tourists from China coming …

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  • Malaysia: Melaka hopeful of daily 10% hike in arrival of Chinese tourists during Chinese New Year

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    Melaka in Malaysia is hopeful of a tourism boom during this Chinese New Year as it an increase of about 10 per cent daily in arrival of tourists from China.   Director at the Melaka Office of the Ministry of …

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  • New Zealand: International tourists push up guest-night accommodation numbers in Oct 2016

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    The guest-night numbers in commercial accommodation, particularly for motels and hotels in October, in New Zealand is on the rise, thanks to increase in international tourists.   Figures from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment showed visitors were spending …

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  • Victoria’s reformed Alpine sector to boost tourism growth

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    The Alpine Resorts Governance Reform project, part of the broader Alpine Resorts Futures Project has been launched by Victoria government. Notably, the reforms will assist the alpine sector to grow tourism and recreational opportunities, which will provide an important shot …

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  • Nitro Athletics 2015 to boost Melbourne’s visitor economy

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    Some of the world’s best track and field stars would converge on Melbourne in February, setting up base ahead of the second week of the Nitro Athletics spectacular, Minister for Tourism and Major Events and Member for Lara John Eren …

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  • Sustainable tourism drives tourism development in Africa

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    2017 has been declared as the “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development” by the United Nations. It was launched officially by the UNWTO on January 18 in Madrid. To quote the UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai, “In 2016, more than …

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  • Barcelona to implement accommodation law to curb tourists

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    Barcelona tourism authorities are expected to pass a law today, for restraining tourism, as visitors are overwhelming the city and angering local residents. Last year, a whopping 32 million visitors came to the city, surpassing its 1.6 million residents. Half …

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  • British Columbia is witnessing a major push in tourism sector

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    First 11 months of the year 2016 witnessed over 5.1 million international tourists in British Columbia which is tantamount to 12.2% increase than 2015. The latest data from Statistics Canada show that B.C. experienced more than 5,143,414 international visitors from …

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  • Top emerging tourist spots in India for attracting tourists

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    January 25th is celebrated as National Tourism Day in India. It’s an initiative by the Indian government to raise awareness about the importance of travel and tourism in India’s economy. India’s overall growth is much dependent on tourism and its …

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  • Myanmar promotes its beach destinations and sustainable tourism

    Published on : Thursday, January 26, 2017

    Myanmar is promoting its best beach destinations and calling for more sustainable and responsible investment, riding on a rush of investments in its tourism sector. To quote U Ohn Maung, Myanmar Union Minister of Hotels and Tourism, “The timing couldn’t …

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  • Hong Kong is one of the most visited countries globally

    Published on : Thursday, January 26, 2017

    In spite of drop in Chinese visitors, Hong Kong is still one of the most visited countries of the world. It will be improving its quality of travel experience to keep its visitors engaged.   Although having a 3.9% decline …

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  • New Tourism Ireland RedC research shows Brexit implications for tourism

    Published on : Thursday, January 26, 2017

    Tourism Ireland has unveiled findings from research conducted in Britain last week about the potential impacts of Brexit on tourism to the island of Ireland in 2017 and beyond. Tourism Ireland commissioned RedC to conduct research among 2,000 British consumers, …

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  • Hangzhou introduces new routes, highlighting Chinese culture through in-depth travel experience

    Published on : Thursday, January 26, 2017

    Hangzhou, the fourth-largest metropolitan area in China known for its scenic West Lake and romantic cultural scenes, is introducing new tour routes in 2017 to create unique in-depth travel experience for all visitors to enjoy the Chinese culture, traditions and …

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  • South African tourism is here to stay

    Published on : Thursday, January 26, 2017

    Festac 77 brought to the forefront the rich potential of cultural tourism of South Africa. It propelled a new initiation and love for South Africa which was known for its hospitality.   The famous musical of Ipi Tombi where we …

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  • Thailand to have its official e-visa service by 2018

    Published on : Thursday, January 26, 2017

    In 2018 Thailand is all set to introduce its first e-visa services in a full-fledged manner as confirmed by Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul on Tuesday in a press conference. As the process involves the participation of various ministries …

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  • The winners of Miss Tourism received their prizes

    Published on : Thursday, January 26, 2017

    Queen Ashley Morgen, Miss Tourism Zimbabwe winner and her two princesses Nonhlanhla Dube (Miss Agro-Tourism) and Shirley-Ann Lindsay (Miss City Tourism), received their prizes at a local function at Pabloz, Harare. Alison Darikayi, Pageant spokesperson invited stakeholders to participate in …

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  • India is seeing an increasing growth in tourism

    Published on : Thursday, January 26, 2017

    The world tourism industry is a highly lucrative, fiercely competitive and fast-growing industry. Worldwide revenues have nearly doubled between 2004 and 2014, and continue to increase swiftly. Over 1.16 billion people went on international trips in 2014. In 2014, the …

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