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Israel Tourism roadshows in Chennai, Bangalore to attract more Indian tourists

In an effort to encourage growth of Indian tourist arrivals to the country, the Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) recently conducted roadshows in Chennai and Bangalore. The roadshows were conducted specifically to enhance commercial ties with the Indian travel trade …

  • Moroccan tourism revenues increase by end of 2016

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    By the end of November 2016, Moroccan tourism revenues reached MAD 59.4 billion, making Morocco “the top African country attracting tourists.” This was confirmed by Abderrafie Zouitene, Director of the Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT).   Zouitene said, “Before that …

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  • 2017 FoodTrekking Awards announced by WFTA

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    On 2nd January, it was announced by the World Food Travel Association (WFTA), the world’s leading authority on food and beverage tourism, that the 2017 FoodTrekking Awards for excellence in food and beverage tourism are now open. These awards are …

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  • Celebrate Ontario’s 150th Anniversary in 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    The kickoff to an exciting year has begun as Ontario celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation.   The government is recognizing the historical significance of 2017 with Ontario150, a year-long commemoration that will honour Ontario’s past, showcase the present and …

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  • Nigeria and Seychelles hopes for a consolidated tourism industry

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister for Tourism, Information and Culture is in the Seychelles for a working fact finding visit and yesterday (Jan 2nd) he had a meeting with Alain St. Ange, the island’s former Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports …

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  • Michael Palin supports Responsible Travel’s new Trip for a Trip initiative

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Justin Francis, CEO of Responsible Travel has set up the initiative with the aim of addressing the inequalities in tourism. He hopes to give children the chance to appreciate the wider value of their culture or ecosystem. Justin, who is …

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  • Two-way travel ramping up between China – Australia

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    China is planning to attract more Australian tourists as both the countries are now planning to boost the two-way holiday travel scope. China’s national tourist office and six major Chinese airlines have joined forces with Tourism Australia to promote the …

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  • The BOCHK Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2017 wrapped up colourfully

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and title-sponsored by the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited (BOCHK), the BOCHK Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2017 was held successfully. It was the HKTB’s first celebratory event commemorating the …

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  • “Kuwait for Peace, Egypt for Love” tourism festival launched

    Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017

    The “Kuwait for Peace, Egypt for Love” tourism festival has been launched in Egypt to the country’s economy and boost Kuwait-Egypt bilateral ties. The inauguartion was attended by Kuwait’s Ambassador to Egypt, Mohammad Saleh Al-Thuwaikh, and a plethora of Egyptian …

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  • 2017 to be record year for Britain’s inbound tourism

    Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017

    According to a British official tourism body, the coming year 2017 is set to be a record year for inbound tourism for the country.   The number of overseas visitors to Britain is expected to rise next year to 38.1 …

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  • Taste the world in New Zealand

    Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017

    Kiwi chef Peter Gordon is the “godfather” of fusion cuisine, a global mash-up of culinary techniques. Now, a new group of local chefs are taking the idea of fusion to new places using local ingredients.   Fusion food combines ingredients, …

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  • Taste the World In New Zealand

    Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017

    Kiwi chef Peter Gordon is the “godfather” of fusion cuisine, a global mash-up of culinary techniques. Now, a new group of local chefs are taking the idea of fusion to new places using local ingredients. Fusion food combines ingredients, techniques …

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  • 2017 will be a strong year for incentive travel

    Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017

    Incentive travel is gearing up for a robust 2017. More than 79% of the agencies are expected to increase their number of incentive travel in 2017 compared to the last year. While budgets are not expected to increase, 85% of …

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  • Cuba tourism sees banner year in 2016

    Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017

    Cuba witnessed an influx of about four million tourists in 2016 which is up by 13 percent more than what was reported for the last year. The major section of the tourists were from the US and Europe.     …

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  • Brazil Ministry of Tourism appoints Diplomat Acir Wood Pepper Son as new Director of International Relations

    Published on : Saturday, February 16, 2013

    Diplomat Acir Wood Pepper Son assumes office as Director of International Relations of the Ministry of Tourism (Tourism Ministry, Brazil) on January 19. The ceremony will be held at 9.30 am at the National Secretariat of Tourism Policies (SNPTur). Acir, …

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  • The Tartu Marathon in Estonia expects record participants!

    Published on : Saturday, February 16, 2013

    The numbers show that the 42nd Tartu Maraton has altogether 8300 registered participants, which is the biggest number of enrolled skiers during the last 25 years. 63 km distance has 6432 enrolled skiers; 1868 participants will go to the 31 …

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  • NTSB issues safety recommendations following Beech 1900 nosegear fatigue incidents

    Published on : Saturday, February 16, 2013

    Several recent incidents involving nose landing gear (NLG) cracks and leaks on Beechcraft 1900D airplanes prompted the NTSB to issue three safety recommendations. On May 17, 2011, a Beechcraft 1900D, N218YV, sustained minor damage when the left main landing gear …

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  • Victoria continues as home of major conferences,says Minister for Tourism and Major Events

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

    Victoria Minister for Tourism and Major Events Louise Asher recently announced, ahead of Business Events Week to be held from February 25 to March 1, that Melbourne has won six major conferences which will inject an estimated $12.7 million into …

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  • Brazil gets a boost in list of star ranking hotels

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

    Brazil currently has 28 lodging facilities classified under the new system managed by the Tourism Ministry official. Two hotels in Bahia and Minas Gerais are the most new ventures that are allowed to use the symbol of the Brazilian star …

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  • Qantas Australian Tourism Awards

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

    The Qantas Australian Tourism Awards will be announced at a gala presentation and dinner in Hobart on 15 February 2013. The Awards are recognised by both consumers and industry as a mark of excellence in Australian tourism. At the presentation …

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  • India Ministry of Tourism uploads two Sound and Light shows on you tube: First Tourism Authority in the World to do So

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    The entire 58 minute sound and light show at Red Fort, Delhi is now available for free viewing on You Tube. This has been done on the directions of Shri K Chiranjeevi, Union India Ministry of Tourism . The Ministry …

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