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Clifton Reader elected President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association

Clifton Reader has been recently elected as the new President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) during the JHTA’s 59th annual general meeting.

  • Tourism WA Machinery of Government changes

    Published on : Friday, June 30, 2017

    As of July 1, 2017, Tourism WA will be amalgamated into the new portfolio of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation. This will include the Department of State Development, parts of the Department of Commerce (ie Innovation,   Defence and Industry …

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  • UNWTO Manila Conference Sets Roadmap to Measure Sustainable Tourism

    Published on : Friday, June 30, 2017

    A total of 973 participants from 88 countries, among which Ministers, Chief Statisticians, private sector and key decision makers from international organizations, gathered in Manila to discuss how to advance a rigorous, statistical approach to the measurement of sustainable tourism. …

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  • Survey fixes locations of New Zealand’s lost Pink and White Terraces

    Published on : Friday, June 30, 2017

    Researchers believe they have discovered the location of New Zealand’s famed Pink and White Terraces which disappeared 131 years ago in a gigantic volcanic eruption.   The location of New Zealand’s famed Pink and White Terraces is the subject of …

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  • Malaysia expecting 8 million Chinese tourists by 2020

    Published on : Friday, June 30, 2017

    Malaysian Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said that Malaysia was eyeing four million tourists from China this year, expecting up to eight million in 2020.   In 2012, the number of China visitors to Malaysia was 1,558,785. …

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  • Tourist-rescue training for officers launched at Sirinath National Park

    Published on : Friday, June 30, 2017

    Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Gen Thanasak Patimapragorn arrived in Phuket yesterday to officially launch tourist-rescue training for officers stationed at Sirinath National Park.   This training program is called “Tourists Safety Training 2017”, and it aims to equip national park …

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  • VisitScotland: Highlands Golf Tourism in Full Swing

    Published on : Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Golf tourism in the Highlands is set for another boost with the staging of the Scottish Hydro Challenge at Spey Valley Golf Club in Aviemore this weekend.   Being played for the ninth straight year at Spey Valley, part of …

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  • Auckland Harbour Bridge to become New Zealand’s newest night light experience

    Published on : Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Coloured lights will soon shine across Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour in a world-first bridge lighting display.   New Zealand’s biggest city icon, the Auckland Harbour Bridge is about to get a new fancy lighting treatment with sustainable permanent coloured lighting that …

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  • Sydney gets ranked by U.S. News and World Report as world’s number 2 vacation city

    Published on : Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Last week the Victorian Government released a report which presented a pretty positive picture of Melbourne’s position as a cultural capital. The report said that while there are scopes for further improvement, the city ranks a respectable 12th out of 38 of …

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  • Armenia and Italy strengthen political ties and tourism

    Published on : Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Italy is Armenia’s one of the principal trade-economic partners. In an interview, Armenia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Italy Victoria Baghdasaryan talked about current stage of Armenia-Italy relations, as well as joint programs and issues related to the Armenian community. …

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  • Tourism shares see record high in New Zealand

    Published on : Thursday, June 29, 2017

    New Zealand shares surged today, led by Restaurant Brands New Zealand, while Tourism Holdings and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare hit record highs. James Smalley, director at Hamilton Hindin Greene said the market had seen broad-based buying, with the benchmark index …

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  • Vietnam sees increase in foreign tourists during first half of 2017

    Published on : Thursday, June 29, 2017

    In the first half of this year, Vietnam welcomed more than 6.2 million foreign visitors, which is an increase of 30.2 percent compared to last year, as per the report from Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.   However, June saw …

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  • China’s tech giants are fighting to create a mark in travel sector

    Published on : Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Of late, China’s technology giants are combating the travel sector. At stake is control over the world’s largest population of middle-class spenders, travelers and Internet users. Meituan Dianping, which has funding from Tencent Holdings, is all set to expend hundreds …

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  • Adelaide welcomed 3000 Chinese tourists for incentive trip

    Published on : Thursday, June 29, 2017

    In a joint declaration made at the same time in two different cities, Adelaide and Guangzhou, China, the Adelaide Convention Bureau has broadcasted the first major incentive tourist group visit in South Australia.   It took place on 17-20 June …

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  • U.K.’s tourism industry enjoys fresh heights

    Published on : Thursday, June 29, 2017

    The thriving tourism sector of the U.K., that already has been contributing $161.3 billion to the regional economy is not only prospering but also expanding by leaps and bounds.   As per the new government and industry statistics, the tourists …

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  • Travel and tourism spending went up in first quarter of 2017

    Published on : Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Real spending (output) on travel and tourism turned up in the first quarter of 2017, increasing at an annual rate of 0.4 percent after decreasing 2.7 percent (revised) in the fourth quarter of 2016. In contrast, real gross domestic product …

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  • The Institute for Tourism Professional Nigeria held the first National Tourism Symposium

    Published on : Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    The Institute for Tourism Professional, ITP in Nigeria held the first National Tourism Symposium last Thursday.   The event held at Eko Hotel and Suites with the theme ‘Tourism; Passport to Social and Economic emancipation in Africa” recorded the attendance …

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  • Qatar tourism getting affected by a Saudi-led barrier

    Published on : Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    A Saudi-led obstruction against Qatar is already showing its effects on the country’s tourism industry.   A survey by Reuters showed that the hotels in Doha which would normally be full during the Eid Al Fitr holiday have seen considerable …

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  • Tourism Ireland announces new Head of Business Partnership

    Published on : Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Tourism Ireland has announced the appointment of Louise Finnegan as Head of Business Partnership. Louise will be responsible for Tourism Ireland’s co-operative access programme with air and sea carriers, ports and airports, as well as the organisation’s business partnership activities …

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  • VisitScotland: Top names at Paisley’s first Weave festival

    Published on : Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Weave is a new, vibrant and colourful festival celebrating arts, activism and design in Paisley.   Renowned names in Scotland’s literary scene are getting ready to make an appearance at Paisley’s first Weave festival this weekend.   Award-winning novelist, playwright …

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  • More than 12,000 South Korean tourists cancel trips to the Philippines

    Published on : Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    More than 12,000 South Korean tourists have cancelled their trips to the Philippines because of the Marawi crisis and the declaration of martial law in the whole of Mindanao.   However, the Tourism Undersecretary Ricky Alegre said the cancellations were …

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