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Port Canaveral earned $3.9 billion revenue and produced 32,650 jobs from cruise tourism

Port Canaveral is one of Central Florida’s greatest assets when it comes to cruise-related tourism and the transportation of bulk commodities such as petroleum, salt and other resources.   The sea hub in Central Florida , which is the second-busiest …

  • Quang Ninh: border tourism thrives

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    Mong Cai City is one of the province’s four tourism hubs. It lured 1.6 million arrivals in 2016, and earned 1.1 trillion VND (48.4 million USD), up 52 percent and 47 percent from 2015, respectively. In 2016, Mong Cai introduced …

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  • Jetstar Pacific deploys online check-in service

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    Accordingly, passengers flying with Jetstar Pacific starting from Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang City. The service is only applicable to passengers holding Vietnamese nationality and having no luggage. Previously, the airline also applied mobile check-in service …

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  • Traditional Tet in Ha Noi Old Quarter

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    At Kim Ngan Communal House, visitors will study folk painting styles of northern Vietnam, including Hang Trong, Kim Hoang and Dong Ho. At the Heritage House at 87 Ma May street, the atmosphere to welcome Tet of Ha Noi people …

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  • Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien meets Secretary General of UNWTO

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    In his speech, Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien spoke highly of the UNWTO’s significant support to the development of Vietnam’s tourism in recent years. He also proposed the UNWTO to enhance its assistances and cooperation with Vietnam’s tourism in the coming …

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  • Showcasing Northern Ireland to Scottish travel professionals

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    A delegation of tourism businesses from Northern Ireland was in Glasgow this week, taking part in Tourism Ireland’s first promotion of 2017 in Scotland – a B2B workshop and networking event with key travel professionals.   In all, 25 tourism …

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  • Ireland is a ‘sure bet’ in Las Vegas

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    The island of Ireland was promoted as a top destination for business tourism this week, at Incentive Live in Las Vegas.   Incentive Live is one of the leading events for business tourism and incentive buyers based in North America, …

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  • Jordan offers visa-on-arrival for Indians for boosting tourism

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    With close proximity with India, Jordan with its rich cultural and architectural history and famous attractions like the Dead Sea, Petra and Wadi Rum has been attracting tourists from India for long, witnessed 50,000 tourists from India last year. Ashit …

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  • Grants awarded to Brownville and Lexington for developing tourism

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    State grants have been awarded to Brownville and Lexington for upgrading facilities to attract tourists. Brownville was given a grant of $350,000 from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s block grant program for refurbishing the Brownville Concert Hall to make …

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  • INVESTOUR 2017 gathers over 20 African Ministers of Tourism in Madrid

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    In the last eight years, INVESTOUR has become a unique platform for exchange of information and for business opportunities in the African continent. The event has counted in its 8th edition with the participation of more than 20 Ministers of …

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  • UNWTO begins the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    The event, held in the El Pardo Palace in Madrid, Spain, was attended by the Prime Minister of Georgia, the Vice-President of Honduras, more than 40 tourism ministers and other senior officials from 57 countries.   The UNWTO Secretary-General underscored …

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  • Tourists cover ‘Route of the Spaniards’ in Peru

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    The steps of the first Spaniards who raided the sanctuary of Pachacamac in Peru have been retraced in a tour of the ruins of that site’s ancient temples and palaces, nearly after 500 years. Pachacamac is a major pre-Columbian deity. …

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  • Malaysia to promote ‘Visit ASEAN Year 2017’ and ‘Visit ASEAN@50’ campaigns actively

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    Tourism Malaysia’s Deputy Director-General (Advertising & Digital), Abdul Khani Daud has assured that the country will play an active role to ensure the success of ‘Visit ASEAN Year 2017’ and ‘Visit ASEAN@50’ campaigns.   Among the efforts were cooperation with …

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  • Cuba strives to expand hotel infrastructure to accommodate more tourists

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    Expanding its tourism products, Cuba hopes to add another 20,000 hotel rooms by 2020, he director of development and investment, José Reinaldo Daniel said.   Cuba has currently 66,547 hotel rooms and aims to add 4,020 more rooms at the …

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  • Cuba registers over 14% growth in tourist arrivals in 2016

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    Cuba’s travel industry has a growing spiral that can put this country at the forefront of the sector in the Caribbean, an official data reveals.   Cuban Vice-Minister Mayra Álvarez and the Director of Tourism María del Pilar Macías are …

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  • Vietnam promotes Northwestern Tourism Year in 10 ASEAN member states

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    In a bid to introduce ethnic culture, adventure and eco-tourism attractions, Vietnam is promoting the “Northwestern Tourism Year” in 10 ASEAN member states. During the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) in Singapore from Jan 16-20, Vietnam introduced information about its tourism, …

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  • Tourist arrivals to Africa up by record 8% in 2016, reveals UNWTO

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    Africa welcomed 58 million tourists last year, a rise of eight per cent as compared to 2015, according to the latest data received from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). In 2015, 54 million tourists visited Africa.   When …

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  • UK is taking serious interest in ecotourism

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    Responsible tourism and ecotourism has evolved a lot in the last few years. Organizations such as Earthwatch, Biosphere Expeditions and Blue Ventures offering wildlife research trips with a strong focus on benefiting nature. Protecting such majestic creatures as lions and …

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  • Sydney needs more hotels and jobs to support tourism industry

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    Gladys Berejiklian will replace Mike Baird as the premier of New South Wales. While she is tight-lipped about her agenda yet, it was suggested by an expert that improving the city for tourists should be among the top priorities for …

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  • Northern Ireland experiences a swell in tourist numbers

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    Number of tourists visiting Northern Ireland jumped by a quarter last year, which was boosted by increasingly euro-friendly exchange rate and success of tourist attractions. Tourists spent £2.4 million (€2.7 million) per day in the North during the first nine …

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  • Thailand exhibits a lot of tourism potential

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    The government and private tourism operators need to work closely for developing tourism infrastructure and facilities for accommodating growing number of foreign tourists to Thailand. To quote Chanin Donavanik, chairman of the executive committee at Dusit Thani Plc, “Thailand has …

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