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International arrivals in Oman increases, turning into a key GCC destination

GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company revealed that Oman is rising gem in the inbound Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) travel market with international arrivals showing a growth of 11.2% between 2017 and 2018.It reached 2.7 million.   Johanna Bonhill-Smith, …

  • China poised to become top tourist source for Nepal as bilateral ties deepen

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    Friendly relations between Nepal and China, visa-free entry, and growing air connectivity have been key drivers of the Chinese footprints in Nepal, but the tiny South Asian nation is keen to woo even more visitors from its mammoth neighbour.   …

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  • One Faber Group Appoints ISA Tourism as India Rep

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    One Faber Group (1FG), Singapore has appointed ISA Tourism (ISA) as the India market representatives with immediate effect.   ISA will focus on building One Faber Group’s brand awareness among the potential travellers from India and driving reservations directly to …

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  • ATEC awards recognise outstanding industry contributions for 2019

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    The Australian Tourism Export Council’s (ATEC) annual Awards of Excellence were announced at the Meeting Place Gala Dinner on Wednesday night at Brisbane’s Howard Smith Wharves. The awards recognise the most outstanding achievements and contributions across the export tourism industry, …

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  • The export tourism industry of Australia moves to Brisbane

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    Over 450 leaders from the export tourism industry from all over Australia will assemble in Brisbane during the last week of this month for the Australian Tourism Export Council’s (ATEC) annual Meeting Place event. It’s an event that has been …

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  • Tourism P.E.I. estimates 1.6 million visitors to the province by the end of this year

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    P.E.I.’s tourism is constantly shining as another record year of tourist visits is anticipated for the sixth straight season.   On Tuesday, Tourism P.E.I. has published the numbers and the preliminary estimates project 1.6 million visitors to the province by …

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  • In 2020, Kerala is aiming to double its tourist arrival

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    Kerala is aiming to double the number of international tourist arrivals to more than 20 lakh by the end of 2020. The state has undertaken several initiatives to hard sell Kerala as a preferred tourist destination, a senior government official …

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  • Bangladesh tops the chart in tourist arrival in India, beating the US & UK

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    Data published by the Ministry of Tourism to parliament confirms that the top three countries whose tourists arrived in India last year are Bangladesh, the United States and the United Kingdom.   The statistics provided by the Ministry also emphasizes …

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  • Finland and India aiming to reinforce economic ties

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    Timo Harakka, Minister of Employment in Finland visited New Delhi and Bengaluru and spoke about how Finland and India are aiming to reinforce their economic ties. He said that Finland wishes to enhance trade and investments with India.   Both …

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  • Indonesia is yet to tap the halal tourism boom

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    In spite of having the world’s largest Muslim population, Indonesia is yet to tap the halal tourism boom, with the government stepping up pursuit of the growing Muslim travel market.   Halal travel is expected to contribute US$274 billion revenue in 2023 …

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  • ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2020 TRAVEX to be held in January 2020

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    Major travel and tourism suppliers across all 10 South-east Asia destinations, along with India, have already confirmed their representation at the imminent ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2020 TRAVEX.   To be held from January 14-16, 2020, at the BRIDEX International …

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  • In the first half of 2019, Malaysia experienced a positive growth in tourism

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    In the first half of 2019, Malaysia experienced a positive growth in tourism, boosted by huge international tourist arrivals.   Between January and September, international tourist arrivals stood at 20,109,203 tourists. It was an increase of 3.7 per cent, compared …

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  • The tourism authority of Macau outlines Master Plan implementation progress

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    The tourism authority of Macau has claimed an implementation rate of 81% regarding the actions and purposes outlined in the Macao Tourism Industry Development Master Plan, since the release of the document in 2017.   The Master Plan lays out …

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  • Kerala plans north Malabar tourism circuit

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    Kerala tourism minister Kadalampally Surendran said that the government is aiming to nearly double the tourist arrivals in the state by next year.   For this, the Kerala government is providing special support to the tourism centers of North Kerala. …

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  • TTF – Sydney set to Sparkle Again After Shaking off The State’s Planning Red Tape

    Published on : Wednesday, November 27, 2019

    “Sydney has the chance to sparkle again, following today’s announcement that the Premier is committed to transforming the State’s planning system,” said Tourism & Transport Forum Chief Executive Margy Osmond today.   “The government’s actions to address this crisis needs …

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  • Seychelles Tourism board conducted a familiarization trip for Indian tour operators

    Published on : Wednesday, November 27, 2019

    Seychelles Tourism Board conducted a familiarization trip for Indian tour operators to showcase the beauty of its three main islands- Mahe, Praslin and La Digue. This week-long educational trip, gave the tour operators an opportunity to experience the paradise islands, …

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  • Rome all set to barricade Trevi from tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, November 27, 2019

    Ever since Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni frolicked in its waters in “La Dolce Vita,” the Trevi Fountain has turned out to be a synonymous with Rome.   But its amazing popularity with tourists looking for a slice of the …

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  • Ukraine to introduce dedicated tourism development agency very soon

    Published on : Wednesday, November 27, 2019

    Artem Bidenko, the State Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Ukraine, proclaimed that the dedicated tourism development agency of the country will soon be introduced.   The declaration was made at a forum “Competitive Tourism Sector of …

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  • Hyderabad urged to monetise its rich heritage mooted at UNESCO workshop

    Published on : Wednesday, November 27, 2019

    Hyderabad may soon get a master plan to monetise its extraordinarily rich centuries-old heritage.   “We can have an inventory of heritage sites; develop a tourism circuit the way Gujarat and Rajasthan have done. It will bring in tourists and …

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  • Tourists are keen to spend more in Africa without visa restrictions

    Published on : Wednesday, November 27, 2019

    The African tourists could increase their spending significantly in 2020, if they could move more freely within the continent, as per a latest survey report.   The survey was published on Monday by US-based Sabre Corporation, a technology provider to …

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  • Iran – A charming destination for travel lovers

    Published on : Wednesday, November 27, 2019

    Perhaps it is quite hard to describe an ideal time for exploring Iran, which is known as a four-season country by which I mean spring, summer, fall and winter; each season showing its own charms and travel lovers.   Nevertheless, …

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