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Telangana tourism develops facilities in Somasila to boost footfalls

Telangana Tourism is taking fresh initiatives to promote eco-tourism and tourism in general. The state tourism body has opened an air-conditioned two-storey ferry, and ten three-star cottages in the backwaters of Krishna River under this initiative. Located in Somasila, Kollapur, …

  • International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 kicks off

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    Nearly 600 participants attended yesterday the Official Launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. The event took place in the International Tourism Fair of Spain, FITUR, and will be followed by 12 months of global actions …

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  • Football legend Packie Bonner joins Tourism Ireland to promote Ireland in Glasgow

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    A delegation of tourism businesses from 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 businesses …

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  • Cuba tourism sees unprecedented growth in 2017

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    Cuba is experiencing tremendous projections for growth in hotel development, real estate, and tourism as we lead into 2017.   Tourism continues to grow in Cuba and will continue to grow at surprising levels. Since December of 2014, the country’s …

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  • Osaka lures in 9.4 million tourists in 2016

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    More than 9.4 million foreign tourists have arrived in the region of Osaka in Japan last year, as declared by the tourism authorities of Osaka earlier this week.   The figure marks an increase of about 31% on 2015 and …

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  • Lucky day for campers at Lucky Bay

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    Further work will take place this year to expand camping facilities at Lucky Bay, east of Esperance, including eight to 10 premium campsites with their own deck or verandah, their own ablutions and camp kitchen.   The State Government has …

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  • Major growth for China’s tourism industry

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    In 2016, China’s tourism industry witnessed strong growth, due to the central government’s stimulating policies and innovative financial practices in the tourism industry like mergers and acquisitions. However, there is still a $100 billion deficit between revenues generated by outbound …

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  • Singapore PM says ASEAN joint effort can increase tourist numbers

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    The ASEAN hopes to increase its international tourist arrivals by 10% to 121 million, as said by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday at the ASEAN Tourism Forum held at the Shangri-La Hotel. Mr. Lee also suggested three ways …

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  • Indonesia sets ways to attract foreign visitors vacationing in Thailand

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Keen to gain benefit from Thailand’s tourism sector, Indonesia sets ways to attract foreign visitors vacationing in Thailand. The latter welcomed over 30 million ones throughout last year.   To address the aim, Indonesia would extensively promote its tour destinations …

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  • Sri Lanka appoints senior official as tourism consultant to attract European tourists

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Eyeing to attract more European tourists, the Sri Lankan government has appointed a senior official as a tourism consultant to focus especially on the European continent, China’s Xinhua news agency reported quoting officials as saying on Thursday.   Tourism Minister …

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  • Malaysia to participate in South Asian Tourism and Travel Exchange to be held in India

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    The South Asian Tourism and Travel Exchange (SATTE) show to be held in New Delhi will welcome a total of 14 Malaysian exhibitors.   A Tourism Malaysia spokesperson said the Selangor and Penang state tourism promotion boards would also be …

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  • Macao hotel occupancy rate on the rise

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Macao registered an average occupancy rate 82 percent to 84 per cent in 2016, a year-on-year increase of 1 to 3 percentage points, Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) revealed.   There are 113 hotel establishments in Macao supplying a total …

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  • Macao attracts over 30 million tourists in 2016

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Macao welcomed 30.95 million tourists in 2016, with overnight-stay visitors exceeding same-day visitors, the special administrative region’s tourism office said on Wednesday.   Macao’s total visitor arrivals in 2016 reached a record of 30.95 million, up by 0.8 per cent …

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  • Curacao, Airbnb ink agreement to promote tourism

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    In order to promote Curacao as a top class tourist destination, the country has entered into an agreement with Airbnb. The agreement was signed by Curacao’s minister of economic development, Eugene Rhuggenaath, and the minister of finance, Kenneth Gijsbertha, on …

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  • Visit ASEAN@50 tourism campaign launched in Singapore

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    In a bid to promote ASEAN as a single, unified travel destination, the Visit ASEAN@50 tourism campaign was launched in Singapore on Wednesday.   The campaign was launched by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. At the opening of the …

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  • Perthshire Tourism Partnership focuses on welcoming Chinese visitors

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    As a key member of the public private Perthshire Tourism Partnership, Perth & Kinross Council is supporting a Perthshire Tourism Business Briefing asking delegates if they are ‘China Ready?’ on Thursday 19 January 2017 in Birnam Arts Centre.   Part …

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  • Bulgarian tourism minister takes part in FITUR 2017

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Nikolina Angelkova, the Bulgarian outgoing minister for tourism participated in the ceremony on declaring 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development under the UNWTO. The event was marked by a formal reception organized by HM King Felipe …

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  • Morocco highlights its tourism offerings at FITUR

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    At the 37th edition of the International Tourism Fair in Madrid, which is known as FITUR 2017, the diversity and richness of the Moroccan tourism has been displayed. The fair was inaugurated yesterday with participation from exhibitors, professionals and tourism …

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  • International tourism trade fair takes off in Madrid

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    The international tourism trade fair was opened by King Felipe of Spain in Madrid yesterday. Spain is enjoying record number of visitors. This international tourism fair showcases destinations worldwide along with boosting the finances of the host city. According to …

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  • Asia sees major growth in 2016 world tourism numbers

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Number of international tourists increased by 4% worldwide to 1.2 billion last year with Asians traveling more. However, security fears and terror attacks hit visitor figures in Europe. This was said by the WTO. Those living in Asia and on …

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  • Note on Republic Day calls for a mini vacation on behalf of Cox & Kings

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    New Year’s first long weekend, the republic day weekend is fast approaching and people in the city have started packing their bags for a mini vacation. A set of travellers doesn’t like year-end crowd at the tourist places and avoids …

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