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Yehudi Blacher appointed as a Monitor of the City of Whittlesea

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed a monitor to examine the governance and operations of City of Whittlesea. The Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today appointed Yehudi Blacher, following a request by the Chief Municipal Inspector to install a …

  • 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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  • World tourism experiences a surge in 2016

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    In spite of various global challenges threats to tourism in the shape of terror attacks, unstable financial situations like Brexit and growing political hostility, demand for international tourism remained strong in 2016. As per the UNWTO world tourism barometer, international …

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  • At CIMET, the lead-up to FITUR 2017, Mariano Rajoy highlights ustainability in tourism

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    The President of the Spanish Government Mariano Rajoy has this morning highlighted the importance of sustainable tourism and its support of economic growth in a message sent to the 20 th Latin American Conference for Tourism Ministers and Businessmen. CIMET …

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  • Celebrate Scotland’s national poet and creator of the famous ‘Auld Lang Syne’ on Burns Night

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    VisitScotland invites you to join Scots all over the world in having fun and raising a dram to Scotland’s Bard (poet), Robert Burns, on his birthday, 25 January In Scotland’s year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, discover Robert Burns; the …

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  • 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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