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Huge railway tunnel network will connect through Alps

There are thousands of feet under the Swiss Alps, a new high-speed, high-capacity railway is close to completion. At its heart is the world’s longest railway tunnel — the 35-mile-long (or 57-kilometer) Gotthard Base Tunnel. Everything about this $11.3 billion …

  • Tsogo Sun appoints General Manager of New Cape Town hotel complex

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    “Dynamite comes in small packages” is definitely characteristic of Chandreshwar Singh, the newly appointed General Manager of Tsogo Sun’s hotel complex in the Cape Town city centre. Raised in Umtata in the Eastern Cape, Singh is well suited and in …

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  • UNWTO and Bench Events partner to foster sustainable hotel investment and aviation development

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    To cooperate closely and to jointly promote the development of tourism through sustainable hotel investment and aviation development. These are the objectives of the agreement undersigned by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Bench Events, a UNWTO Affiliate Member.   …

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  • VisitBritain announces campaign to attract more visitors from Italy

    Published on : Saturday, February 4, 2017

    The #OMGB (Oh My GREAT Britain) ‘Home of Amazing Moments’ marketing campaign was formally announced at an event for travel trade and press in Milan hosted by VisitBritain, the Department for International Trade, the British Council and the Foreign & …

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  • HCM City to develop cuisine-based tourism

    Published on : Saturday, February 4, 2017

    In fact, cuisine-based tourism has been developed recently by locals but it needs a municipal-scale development. Minh Cuc from District 11 has organised a culinary tour for a year, drawing interest of numerous international and domestic visitors and travel agencies. …

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  • Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival opens in Ninh Binh

    Published on : Saturday, February 4, 2017

    Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh and Secretary of the provincial Party’s Committee Nguyen Thi Thanh beat the drum to open the festival, which saw the participation of dignitaries from the Vietnam Buddhism Sangha and its provincial chapter, and thousands …

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  • Thua Thien–Hue welcomes 100,000 tourists during Tet

    Published on : Saturday, February 4, 2017

    According to Phan Thanh Hai, Director of the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre, the total number of visitors to central Thua Thien–Hue Province during the holidays reached nearly 100,000, including 56,902 foreign tourists. The provincial tourism sector earned over VND80.8 billion …

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  • E-visas hoped to bring about breakthrough in tourist attraction

    Published on : Saturday, February 4, 2017

    Director General of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism Nguyen Van Tuan said the policy will make it easier for overseas visitors to enter Vietnam.   To apply for e-visas, foreign citizens must complete a form which is available on …

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  • Number of tourists to Vietnam surges during Tet

    Published on : Saturday, February 4, 2017

    The Ho Chi Minh City-based Saigontourist Travel Service Company served over 50,000 visitors, up 20% from last year. Most foreign tourists came from France, Germany, China, Russia, and the US. In Ha Noi, customers booking for tours during the festival …

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  • Kenya sets target of 1.4 million foreign tourists this year

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    Kenya expects to attract 1.4 million foreign tourists this year and earn revenue of 92 billion shillings (about 888 million US dollars) from tourism for the country.   To achieve the target, hospitality industry players have been urged to work …

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  • Kuwait bans visa for 5 Islamic nations

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    Kuwait has banned the issuance of visas for the national citizens of Islamic countries including Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Syria.   Last Friday, US President Donald Trump had banned seven Muslim-majority countries.   The government of Kuwait has announced …

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  • South Africa Forest Adventure launches ‘The Cape Adventure Day tour’

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    With an aim to woo Indian tourists, South Africa’s Forest Adventures has launched a first of its kind tourism product, ‘The Cape Adventure Day tour’. The package includes 6 activities along with free guided transportation and lunch at a sea …

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  • ATPI group appoints leading travel industry professional to drive company growth

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    Andrew Waller has joined the ATPI Group’s senior executive team as International Director of Corporate Development, a new role created to support the Group’s ambitious plans for growth. Waller will lead a number of special projects and will report directly …

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  • Hawaii economist claims tourist arrivals might fall in 2017

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    The economic growth of Hawaii is gradually decelerating even though the regional tourism industry has been witnessing record numbers.   One of the leading economists of the state said that the visitor arrivals might slump this year simply due to …

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  • Busselton-Margaret River Airport set for take-off

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    Work to expand Busselton-Margaret River Regional Airport has officially started, paving the way for direct flights to the South West from Melbourne and Sydney.   A sod-turning ceremony this week marked a milestone for the project, which will include upgrades …

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  • It’s 2017 And This Is Why It’s Time for Your Online Tourism Marketing to Get Real

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    WHEN Google switched its algorithm to semantic search in 2013 it began to clear away dodgy SEO practices and leveled the playing field for small operators and destinations. It made it easier for small businesses to create an honest strategy …

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  • WTO starts International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    King Felipe VI of Spain, His Majesty, headed of International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, controlled by World Tourism Organization or UNWTO. Ministers across the world attended this celebration. This event brought to forefront enormous possibility of tourism and …

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  • Recent executive decision of Trump is expected to threaten US tourism

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    Trump Presidency and his recent executive decision created global debate and tension giving unprecedented anxiety to the global tourism industry in return. The temporary order of this decree suspends refugee entry for 120 days with Syrian refugees into United States …

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  • Turkey sees a drop in tourism in 2016

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    In 2016, Turkey tourism revenues in Turkey dropped almost 30%, after tourists skipped visiting the country following the terror attacks and a failed coup.   In 2016, tourism income fell by 29.7% compared to 2015. For the whole year in …

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  • Maharashtra is an apt contender for special tourism zone (west)

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    It was hinted by senior tourism officials that Maharashtra or Goa might be chosen as a special tourism zone in Western India. This was in response to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s announcement in the Union Budget about the government’s plan …

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  • Additional flights to Siargao for more tourists

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    In an attempt to attract more foreign and local tourists to the paradise island of Siargao in Surigao del Norte province additional flights are likely to be added to the regular itinerary.   Gov. Sol F. Matugas and Surigao del …

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