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Overhauled CTO is all prepared to grow the Caribbean Tourism

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s December close down of its New York headquarters and impending closure of its office in London are part of a strategic plan to move the focus of the Caribbean tourism marketing organization to research and destination marketing, …

  • Green tourism is the recent trend of the global travel industry

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Green tourism is a recent fad in travel industry. Many cities and travel companies are constantly working and contributing to the establishment and development of sustainable tourism. As per statistics released by the General Department of Tourism, in 2016, Vietnam …

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  • Barbados excel in medical tourism

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    BFC received fourth GOLD SEAL approval for their extensive caregiving services. JCI or Joint Commission International is a health facility accreditation program of United States and is known for its stringent measures and standards. This is great news for Barbados …

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  • By 2020, Bahrain tourism to reach $1bn

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Bahrain is not much advertised countries among GCC nations for travel and tourism purposes. As per unofficial sources, Bahrain receives majority of its visitors or weekend rush from Saudi Arabia as the nationals could easily cross the King Fahad Causeway …

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  • In Mekong Tourism, human capital is a key factor!

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Human capital development and growth in human resources have been identified as ‘strategic pillars’ by the tourism experts to establish sustainable development in and around greater Mekong sub region. To quote Jens Thraenhart, executive director of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating …

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  • Egypt tourism oscillating between benefits of E-visa and higher charges

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Egypt’s Interior Minister Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar met with Telecommunication Minister Yasser Al-Qady and discussed steps to facilitate visa procedures for tourists. They discussed about the development of a new system that will allow issuance of electronic visas.   The step is …

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  • South-east Asia is relying on travellers from China

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Chinese travellers are making a rush for South-east Asia, lured mostly by the cultural similarity and the wide variety of dining and leisure opportunities thereby boosting the regional tourism sector of this part of the world to a great extent. …

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  • Thailand hosts Educational trip for Chinese media to promote Thai tourism

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    With the objective of promoting the kingdom’s unique travel experiences among Chinese tourists, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently hosted a “New Thailand Educational Trip” for 40 members of the media from the People’s Republic of China.   The project …

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  • Thailand marketing 2017 Unique Thai Local Experiences tourism campaign in India

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    In a bid to increase awareness of the 2017 Unique Thai Local Experiences tourism campaign, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Mumbai Office has stepped up marketing efforts in the Indian market by staging a press event.   “In 2017, TAT …

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  • UAE visa-issuance centre inaugurated in Tunisia

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    The United Arab Emirates has opened a visa-issuance centre in Tunis. It was was inaugurated by Ambassador of the UAE to Tunisia Salim Eisa Al Qatam Al Zaabi in the UAE Embassy, in the Tunisian capital.   The opening of …

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  • Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade to attract over 1 lakh visitors

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade comes to the harbour city this March. This year more than 100,000 spectators are expected to line the parade route.   The Mardi Gras Parade will feature more than 190 floats and 12,000 …

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  • Egypt doubling cost of entry visas for foreign visitors from March 1st

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Egypt Foreign Ministry has decided to increase the cost of visa entry for foreign visitors, Bernama News reports citing Egyptian airport officials.   The officials, on condition of anonymity, said that, authorities are more than doubling the cost of entry …

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  • Algeria kicks off 1st UNWTO Regional Capacity Building Programme on Tourism Statistics

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    On the occasion, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, praised the efforts done by the Ministry of Tourism of Algeria to place the sector at the core of the economic development policies and recalled the importance of tourism statistics for tourism development. …

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  • Chinese travel agencies collaborate with Quebec for profitable partnerships

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    The Quebec Tourism Industry Alliance (The Alliance) declares partnerships with C-trip and Tuniu, China’s two leading travel companies which is a part of the economic mission led by Tourism Minister Julie Boulet. These associations will allow Quebec to break through …

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  • Turkey to offer better service for halal tourism and Muslim travelers

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    Over the past few years, halal tourism has been engaging tourists from Muslim countries from over the world. Hotels in Turkey have been instructed by Turkish Standards Institution (TSE) to better serve the Muslim travelers.   By 2020, more than …

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  • NHS to make overseas patients pay upfront for health tourism treatments

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    Earlier in this month, Britain’s right-wing tabloid press criticized about the damage “health tourism” was doing to the National Health Service (NHS). Rupert Murdoch’s Sun fathomed new depths, condemning a supposed “£500k health tourist,” who in fact was an expectant …

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  • TAT announces their theme for 2017 in Mumbai

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced their theme for 2017 ‘Discover Unique Local Experiences’, in Mumbai. This initiative was for the promotion of Thailand’s wealth of cultural heritage with a competitive edge in the travel and tourism sector.   …

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  • NZ’s declining waterways hamper tourism

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    The Tourism Export Council has recently declared the cleanup process of New Zealand’s waterways as utter failure.  Council chief executive Lesley Immink described the attempt of making 90 percent of these waterways swimmable by 2040 as smokescreen, keeping in disguise …

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  • Ireland gets more than 52 percent of second-time travelers

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    As per 2016 Europcar Tourism Index conducted by Europcar Ireland, more than 37 percent of the visitors in Ireland were the first timers and 57 percent came for the second time. It’s recognized as one of the largest car rental …

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  • Wellington tourism grows rapidly

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    Paul Foster-Bell, National List MP was quite thrilled at the tourism outpour of Wellington Central and its continued benefit from the rise. To quote Foster, ‘’ we have seen an increase in spending for the year to January 2017 of …

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  • Northern Cyprus holds great tourism potential

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    The fifth leg of the urban gatherings of daily Hürriyet and Turkish Travel Agencies Union (TÜRSAB) had Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) as one of the main destinations. As expressed by a journalist, these gatherings at city, region and …

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