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‘There’s Still Nothing Like Australia’ Campaign Roll Out

The first phase of Tourism Australia’s new international recovery campaign, ‘There’s Still Nothing Like Australia’, was launched by Australia’s Tourism Minister, Simon Birmingham this week.   The campaign is supported with the $25 million allocated to Tourism Australia through the …

  • Actor Will Smith visits Egypt for tourism promotion

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    This Sunday, Hollywood movie star Will Smith arrived Egypt along with his family to support and promote tourism of this country. Landed in Cairo airport early morning, Will had his breakfast at the Pyramids with Zahi Hawas, the eminent archeologist …

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  • New York City to receive 300,000 lesser number of tourists this year

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    For long time, New York City was one of the favorite destinations for international travelers worldwide. However, for the first time, Big Apple will be welcoming lesser foreign tourists this year. As per NYC & Company, the marketing tourism agency …

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  • Celebrate International Women’s Day at Qasr al Sultan

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    Qasr Al Sultan, the new lifestyle destination by Dubai Gourmet situated in the heart of Dubai desert, invites all women to commemorate this International Women’s Day like a true Sultana. The destination is offering a 50% off on the day …

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  • Wild Atlantic Way scoops travel award in China

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    The Wild Atlantic Way has been named a ‘Best International Self-Drive Route’, at an awards ceremony in Shanghai this week.   The awards were organised by HuiZuChe, a car rental portal and one of the top travel companies in China …

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  • Rising middle class boosts ASEAN tourism sector

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    The tourism sector of Asia is currently on a roll, catapulted towards the upward mark by the rising incomes of the middle class, the growing outbound market of China as well as low-cost airlines transportation.   However, analysts state that …

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  • Gisborne records $38.7 million tourist spending in February

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    The tourism spending in Gisborne was up by 3.7% in February 2017 as compared to the same period last year thanks to the increasing influx of tourists to this region. This marks the seventh highest lift of the regions that …

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  • Qatar’s tourism growth sees an upward curve

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    At this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), experiential travel, the main theme of this event this year, is driving tourism growth in Qatar, as the country aims to welcome 10 million visitors a year by 2030. As per research release …

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  • Mexico had 35 million global travelers last year

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    The Mexico Tourism Board (SECTUR) recently announced that a record-breaking 35 million international visitors traveled to Mexico in 2016, representing a growth of 9% compared to 2015. This growth is more than twice the global industry average. Moreover, tourism spending …

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  • Czech Republic shows highest density of Indian tourists in 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    As explained by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Czech Republic Milan Hovorka on Friday, there has been a fifty percent increase in the number of Indian tourists in Czech Republic in comparison to last year. He expressed these …

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  • Chinese outbound tourism encourages hotel industry expansion

    Published on : Monday, March 6, 2017

    More and more Chinese are traveling to the United States and other foreign destinations and hotels in China are also expanding their chains and businesses in these destinations. In 2015, more than 2.5 million Chinese came to the US, and …

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  • UNWTO chief says that Greece needs to promote its success

    Published on : Monday, March 6, 2017

    Dr. Taleb Rifai, the Secretary General of the UNWTO is in Greece since last Tuesday, since he has accepted the invitation of the Greek Minister of Tourism Elena Kountoura. Post meeting with the Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and the Prime …

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  • AP Tourism ties up with the UNWTO for sustainable tourism

    Published on : Monday, March 6, 2017

    The Andhra Pradesh Tourism Authority (APTA) has collaborated with the UNWTO for promoting sustainable tourism across the state, with an aim to put the state on the international map. 2017 has been declared by the UNWTO as the International Year …

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  • UNWTO advances the conversion of the Code of Ethics into an international Convention

    Published on : Monday, March 6, 2017

    While extremely relevant for the tourism sector, the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, adopted in 1999, represents a voluntary instrument whereas, the future Convention on Tourism Ethics would constitute a binding instrument.   “For UNWTO to have its …

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  • Chinese visitor arrival enhanced Philippines tourism

    Published on : Monday, March 6, 2017

    The first month of 2017 witnessed a steady rise in Chinese visitor arrival by 16.5 percent in Philippines. Data from the Department of Tourism (DOT) confirms that in January this year, Chinese visitor arrival rose to 76.5 percent to 85,948. …

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  • Mangaluru is a fast growing hub for medical tourism in India

    Published on : Monday, March 6, 2017

    Mangaluru is fast becoming one of the popular places for medical tourism in India. Low cost of treatment, reasonable efficiency and hospitals with all modern amenities have made Mangaluru one of the preferred choices for medical tourism.   KMC Hospital …

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  • Select International Celebrates 30 Years of Exemplary Service

    Published on : Monday, March 6, 2017

    Select International Tours and Cruises, a Christian travel management company founded in 1987 in Flemington, New Jersey, is celebrating its 30th anniversary as an award winning tour operator.   In another notable accomplishment, Edita Krunic, President of Select International Tours, …

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  • Tourism Cares Welcomes New Chairman and Officers, Adds Three New Strategic Corporate Partners

    Published on : Monday, March 6, 2017

    Tourism Cares—the philanthropic community of the travel industry—is pleased to announce Derek Hydon as the new chairman of the board, along with other newly elected board positions.   “I am humbled to lead our talented board of directors; Tourism Cares …

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  • Indonesia expects influx of Middle East tourists to rise post Saudi King’s visit

    Published on : Sunday, March 5, 2017

    After the ongoing visit by Saudi Arabian King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Indonesia expects to see the influx of more visitors from the Middle East.   The visit by the Saudi Arabian royal family is exceptional for Indonesia as …

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  • Sustainable tourism lecture organised in UAE

    Published on : Sunday, March 5, 2017

    A lecture on sustainable tourism was organised by the United Arab Emirates University and the Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) in the University campus in Al Ain. The lecture discussed tourism and the development of guidelines for the same, through …

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  • Jordan to grant medical visas to Yemeni, Sudanese nationals

    Published on : Sunday, March 5, 2017

    In a bid to to encourage medical tourism in Jordan, the Kingdom has decided to adopt a specific mechanism to grant Yemeni and Sudanese nationals entry visas for the purpose of treatment.   Interior Minister Ghaleb Zu’bi said in a …

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