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Tobago Tourism Agency plans safe tourism reopening

The Tobago Tourism Agency Limited (TTAL) has decided to eventually reopen its borders and prepare the island for increased activity once again.

  • Russel Harrigan is dependent on the U.S. President to enhance tourism

    Published on : Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Russel Harrigan, Chairman of the BVI Tourist Board declared that he is firmly establishing association with the United States (US) President Donald Trump in order to grow the US economy which in return would bring ‘great’ things to the BVI …

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  • Malaysia & Indonesia collaborate on Marine Tourism Triangle

    Published on : Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin, Tourism and Culture Deputy Minister of Malaysia and Arief Yahya, Tourism Minister of Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding or (MoU) on Marine Tourism Triangle Cooperation. This will create a cruise route between Langkawi in Malaysia, …

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  • English Premier League boosts UK tourism significantly

    Published on : Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Football has scored a home win as far as boosting travel is concerned. The English Premier League was chosen for the Outstanding Contribution to Tourism special accolade at this week’s prestigious 2017 Awards for Excellence, hosted by national tourist board VisitEngland.   …

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  • World tourism leaders impressed by Thailand’s recent hosting of 2017 WTTC Global Summit

    Published on : Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Thailand’s ability to organise seamless large-scale meetings was seen during the nation’s hosting of the 2017 World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit from 26-27 April which impressed world leaders in the tourism industry.   Gerald Lawless, WTTC Chairman …

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  • Ivorian tourism follows the pattern of Morocco

    Published on : Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Siandou Fofana, Ivorian Minister of Tourism and Abderrafie Zouiten, the Director General of the Moroccan National Tourist Office, attended the meeting which drew more than 200 personalities from the Ivorian economic world and the African Development Club from Cameroon, Mali, …

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  • Overseas visitors smash record

    Published on : Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Isfahan Province in Farvardin received more than 85,000 overseas tourists in the first month of the Iranian year (March 21–April 20), creating a record of 40 years. The total number was in third of the number of inbound tourists in …

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  • Thailand & Indonesia team up in tourism

    Published on : Saturday, April 29, 2017

    On this Wednesday and Thursday, Arief Yahya, Tourism Minister of Indonesia organized a bilateral meeting with Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Thailand’s Tourism and Sports Minister on the sidelines of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) 2017 Global Summit, which took place …

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  • Ras Al Khaimah’s tourists rise by 8.3% in Q1

    Published on : Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Ras Al Khaimah has established itself firmly as the fastest growing tourist locale for international travellers after the increased year-on-year tourist numbers during the initial quarter of 2017.   According to the new figures released by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism …

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  • US President allows mining and drilling at 24 national monument sites

    Published on : Saturday, April 29, 2017

    US President Donald Trump has asked his interior secretary to review the northern rim of the Grand Canyon and a coastal region in Maine along with 24 other national monuments as a move to see areas of natural beauty mined …

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  • Chinese, Indian tourism markets highlighted during World Travel & Tourism Council

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) held in Bangkok emphasised on outbound Chinese tourists, the number of which is growing rapidly in recent years, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. Many speakers talked about how to win a bigger share …

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  • Abu Dhabi delegation visits Ethiopia to discuss tourism investment potential

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    To obtain first-hand information about the potential and investment opportunities in the country in various sectors, a four-member delegation from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) is in Ethiopia.   The delegation, led by ADFD Equities Manager Shabeeb Hamad …

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  • Malaysia ready to become 2nd ASEAN country to host World Travel and Tourism Council

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    As part of efforts to introduce the country and propel its economy, Malaysia is ready to become the second ASEAN country to host the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit after Thailand.   Tourism and Culture Deputy Minister,Mas …

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  • Chinese travellers are making a comeback to Malaysia

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    Chinese travellers are making a comeback to Malaysia, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Airlines, Peter Bellew, says. More noteworthy, this recovery is taking place just three years after one of its planes, namely flight MH370, disappeared with 239 passengers on …

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  • ASEAN Single Visa – A major boost for tourism

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    Officials declared on Thursday that a European Union-style single visa for all the Southeast Asian countries is expected to impel tourism, in one of the world’s up-and-coming economic growth centers.   This year, the implementation of the single visa for …

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  • UNWTO conference will be held in Jamaica in November

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    The UNWTO conference scheduled to be held in Jamaica later this year will be discussing the strategies for sustainable development in an industry that contributes heavily to the island’s economy.   The conference, being hosted by the UNWTO, the Jamaican …

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  • Mississippi Gulf Coast tourism figures for 2016

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    For the 2016 fiscal year, the numbers are in for tourism on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.   According to Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast, 6.2 million visitors came to the Coast in 2016. It is an eight percent increase from the …

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  • Eminent speakers address tourism issues at Global Summit in Bangkok

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    Globally, the travel and tourism industry today generates over $7.6 trillion, supporting over 292 million jobs.   The economic power of the travel and tourism industry was highlighted as a driver of three of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals: …

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  • Gulf citizens to receive visa on arrival in Egypt

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    The Minister of Tourism, Egypt, confessed that travelers who have their residence permits in the Gulf will be able to get hold of a visa upon their arrival to Egypt from Monday onward. To quote, Yahya Rashid, Tourism Minister, ‘The …

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  • Foreign visitors spend most in Singapore

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    Though Bangkok is actually the most preferred tourist destination in the Asia-Pacific region, yet it is Singapore where travellers ending the most extravagantly that amounts to nearly $250 per day.   They spend about $145 in Bangkok.   The latest …

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  • Tourism Ireland’s 2017 sales mission to China starts from 24th April

    Published on : Friday, April 28, 2017

    Tourism Ireland’s 2017 sales mission to China started on Monday 24th April with a delegation of 17 tourism businesses taking part. In the coming week, companies from Ireland including hoteliers, visitor attractions and destination management companies will meet and negotiate …

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