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Female visitors dominate attendance at EXPAT Travel Deal 2020

The ‘Expat Travel Deal 2020’ organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) from 11 to 13 September, 2020, saw a majority turnout of female visitors, highlighting the role of women as decision-makers in choosing travel destinations. The event, the …

  • It’s ‘Buongiorno Irlanda’ for Italian travel agents

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    One of Italy’s leading tour operators, Francorosso, and 11 of its top-producing travel agents, have been visiting Ireland’s Ancient East this week – as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.   The group was here on a fact-finding visit, …

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  • Indonesia aiming to attract tourists with culinary tourism

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    According to Indonesia’s Tourism Ministry, the country wants to use culinary and shopping tourism for boosting visitor numbers from 12 million last year to 20 million by 2019.   Vita Datau, head of the Culinary and Shopping Tourism Acceleration Team, …

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  • Seychelles cancels candidature of Alain St. Ange for the UNWTO post

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    The Seychelles government has withdrawn the candidacy of its former minister of tourism for the post of Secretary General of the UNWTO following a request from the African Union (AU) because of the possibility of sanctions against the island nation. …

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  • Thai heart-felt welcome made WTTC Global Summit 2017 super successful

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    The World Travel and Tourism Council or the WTTC Global Summit, one of the biggest travel events of world took place in Southeast Asia for the first time. It was hosted by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the …

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  • The Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum welcomes East Mediterranean cruise

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    From May 23rd to May 24th of this year, the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, the biennial brand event for the international cruise and yachting industries, will be organized in Athens. Some of the major decision makers from the world’s largest …

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  • Greece expecting a massive surge in tourism 2017

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    The old harbor at Skopelos Island located in the eastern coast of Greece is about to experience the onset of its tourist season as it often does, in a relaxed fashion every year. In any great tavern, visitors can choose …

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  • China is experiencing a boom in tourism

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Mr Jack Wang, a member of the China International Travel Service (CITS) said that the Chinese tourism sector received about 138 million tourists in 2016. Wang told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Guangzhou City of Guangdong Province of …

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  • Tourism Ireland partners with Shannon Airport to grow German tourist numbers

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Tourism Ireland has teamed up with Shannon Airport, to promote the new Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt and to grow German tourist numbers this summer. The campaign, which gets under way this week, is highlighting Shannon Airport as the gateway to …

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  • Lithuania aims to attract more Chinese tourists

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Bordering the Baltic Sea, Lithuanians praise their own “land of amber”, which according to them, sits in the geographic center of Europe and is a relatively rare gem of the continent. Olga Goncarova, from Lithuania’s State Department of Tourism, says …

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  • Doing the business for Ireland in Mexico

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Ireland is being promoted as a top destination for business tourism this week, at the annual Meeting & Incentive Forum (M&I Forum) – Americas 2017, which is taking place in Cancún, Mexico. Tourism Ireland, together with a delegation of 11 …

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  • Egypt plans to promote pilgrim tourism

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Egypt is planning to create a new wave in its tourism sector by promoting the route that the holy family is believed to have travelled through the Arab country when it fled from Palestine.   The Egyptian tourism federation said …

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  • American travellers to Cuba to grow seven fold by 2025

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    A new report reveals that American visitors to Cuba could increase by seven times by 2025. The results might bring enormous strain to the Caribbean island’s infrastructure.     The report, drawn up by the Boston Consulting Group, notes that …

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  • New Zealand government pools in $178 million to boost tourism

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    The government of New Zealand has declared a brand new Tourism Infrastructure Fund worth $102 million for upgraded tourism infrastructure for the Department of Conservation alongside the existent $76million, ahead of the 2017 budget.   This tourism fund is expected …

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  • Malaysia reaps benefits over diplomatic difference between China and South Korea

    Published on : Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    The ongoing diplomatic difference of opinion between China and South Korea could reportedly be helping casino operators in other Asian nations including Genting Malaysia via its Resorts World Genting integrated casino resort. According to a report from GGRAsia, the number …

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  • Taiwanese travel portal launched in the Philippines to boost tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Asia’s foremost online tours and activities-platform provider KKday has just expanded in the Philippines due to its growth potential, particularly in trade and tourism industries.   To quote KKday Regional Executive Director for Southeast Asia Jim Chang, “We look at …

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  • New South Korean President says he’s open to visit North Korea

    Published on : Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Newly-elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that he is willing to visit North Korea, and to negotiate with China and the United States over the controversial deployment of a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea.   Moon won …

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  • The UNWTO High Level Task Force Meeting on Tourism and Security convenes in Madrid

    Published on : Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    The Task Force Meeting gathered representatives from UNWTO Member States, UN organizations such as the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and private sector entities such as the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Pacific Asia Travel Association …

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  • Vietnam says that ASEAN & Canada should encourage cooperation on priority zones

    Published on : Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Nguyen Quoc Dung, Head of the Vietnam delegation Deputy Foreign Minister pit forward a proposal on May 7-8th at the 14th ASEAN-Canada Dialogue in Ottawa, Canada. He requested both the parties to continue developing efficiently existing mechanisms like the ASEAN …

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  • Chinese outbound tourism – A revolution

    Published on : Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Recently, a high-ranking member of the UNWTO said that the development of China as one of the key source markets for overseas tourism in recent years is a “revolution”, in itself. Xu Jing, Regional Director for the Asia-Pacific Area informed …

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  • Calgary succeeds in casting its charm on tourism conference

    Published on : Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    A major tourism conference will be taking place at Calgary this week. It will be in the spotlight as more than 2,000 delegates will be arriving at the city to witness the conference. Rendez-vous Canada matches buyers and seller in …

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