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Bali begins gradual reopening of tourism after three months of lockdown

After observing nearly three months of coronavirus lockdown restrictions, Indonesia’s resort island of Bali has finally decided to reopen its tourism sector.

  • Vanuatu Tourism Office wraps at SPTE 2017 and wins ‘Best Stand’

    Published on : Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    The Vanuatu Tourism Office (VTO) and partners had a successful two days at the 2017 South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) on 19 and 20 May, meeting with travel trade industry from Australia and other long-haul markets including Europe, USA and …

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  • Chinese medical tourists are a promising segment for Berlin

    Published on : Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Medical tourism is a promising segment for VisitBerlin, which started targeting the Chinese market this year, in tune with similar initiatives to attract visitors from Russia & CIS countries, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE last year. In 2016, Berlin …

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  • Thailand’s economy gets a revival with return of Chinese tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Thailand’s 2014 military coup led to forecasts that autocratic junta rule would see Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy become the region’s new “sick man”, just as traditional laggards from Myanmar to the Philippines were stirring from long slumbers.   But as the …

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  • UNWTO announces a training on tourism and biodiversity in West and Central Africa

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    The programme will build on previous tourism and biodiversity seminars that UNWTO successfully delivered in The Gambia, Ghana, and Tanzania and will address biodiversity conservation and environmental protection, taking into account the importance of this topic to safeguard future opportunities …

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  • SeaLink endorses sustainable tourism

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    The SeaLink Travel Group, alternatively known as Captain Cook Cruises brand is soon to collaborate with the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW) in order to promote sustainable tourism programs in national parks around Australia.   The SeaLink is …

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  • LNP Senator Ian Macdonald promotes Karumba tourism

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    Last week, Ian Macdonald, Northern based LNP Senator was in Karumba in order to introduce Small Business Week in the Gulf along with Annie Cork, Gulf Savannah Development CEO.   To quote Senator Macdonald, ‘I am delighted to promote the …

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  • A call for the introduction of eco-tourism products

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    Nonetheless, modern day tourism initiated damage to a certain extent to mountain biology. However the United Nations Organization is trying their best to bridge this gap and them closer to each other. In order to protect the biodiversity in the …

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  • Drop in pound raises Scotland tourism with an increase in US visitors

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    With a recent surge in American visitors in Scotland, the Scottish tourism industry is all prepared to enhance its infrastructure, taking complete advantage of the positive exchange rates this coming summer of 2017.   From January to March, as per …

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  • PATA predicts less visitor arrival to Sri Lanka

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    At yesterday summit of PATA or Pacific Asia Travel Association, the inherent weaknesses of the Sri Lankan tourism and research policy were highlighted. The event took place at Jetwing Blue hotel in Negombo. To quote Andrew Jones, PATA Chairman, “according …

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  • 11+ million see latest promotion for Ireland’s Ancient East in Britain

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    Tourism Ireland has teamed up with Irish Ferries to promote its Pembroke to Rosslare ferry service. A joint campaign – supported by Wexford, Waterford and Kilkenny County Councils – is under way right now in Wales and southern England.   …

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  • Dromoland’s €20m renovation program perks up US Golf Tourism

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    Recently, Dromoland Castle is all geared up to put the finishing touches to a €20m investment project. It aims to put the hotel at the top of the golf tourism leader board and fortifying its worldwide reputation as well. Mark …

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  • Cambodian tourism gets better this year

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    From January to March, Cambodia’s tourist arrivals increased by 11.9% in the first three months of this year, as per the Statistics and Tourist Information Department.   Last week, as per the latest data released by the Ministry of Tourism, …

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  • WEF report names Iran as the most affordable destination globally

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    Iran’s tourism industry has been categorized for three straight years as having the most affordable prices in the world for overseas visitors. A biannual report published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) gave Iran a score of 66.6 in terms …

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  • Post Brexit vote, number of US tourists to UK doubles!

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    Greg Schulze, the Senior Vice-President of Expedia said that some air fares are 30 percent lower and to quote him: “It’s related to the currency, but also capacity on certain routes. We’ve seen great deals.” He pointed out that the …

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  • Hotelbeds MarketHub Asia declares Thailand as top Asian destination 2017

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    Thailand has been selected as the host destination for the first edition of Hotelbeds MarketHub Asia, as declared by Palma de Mallorca, Hotelbeds Group, the leading bedbank worldwide and business-to-business provider of services to the travel industry. Its Hotelbeds brand …

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  • Foreign exchange earnings via tourism in India shows double-digit growth in first 3 months in 2017

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    For the first time in two years, foreign exchange earnings (FEE) via tourism in India in the first three months of 2017 have shown a double-digit growth in dollar terms. The major reasons for this change are increase in footfalls …

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  • Kenya banking on conference tourism with facelift of KICC

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    The Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) is to undergo an overhaul for tapping growing conference tourism in the country. The revamp will ensure that conferencing at KICC is an all-round business. KICC Chief Executive Nana Gecaga said that the corporation …

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  • Thailand witnesses a record 12 million visitors on the first 4 months of this year

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    In the initial four months of 2017, Thailand witnessed more than 12 million overseas visitors, creating more than THB800 billion for the country and its residents. More than 2.8 million foreigners visited Thailand in April 2017, as per the Ministry …

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  • Berlin aims to lure in more Gulf tourists

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    Berlin is looking forward to attract 10,000 tourists this year, especially from the Arabian Gulf, as city travellers continue to seek medical treatment.   The chief executive of visitBerlin that is the official tourism board of the German capital Burkhard …

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  • Move To Franchise Inner West Bus Services A Big Win For Commuters

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    The Tourism & Transport Forum, Australia’s leading tourism and transport advocacy group, has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement today it will franchise State Transit Authority bus routes across Sydney’s Inner West.   “The NSW Government and Transport Minister Andrew Constance …

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