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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 …

  • Queensbridge Hotel Tower Approval a Vote of Confidence In Victoria’s Visitor Economy

    Published on : Thursday, February 9, 2017

    The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) has welcomed the conditional approval of Crown’s Queensbridge Hotel Tower and congratulated the Victorian Government on a decision that will support the creation of more than 1,000 direct and indirect ongoing tourism jobs. …

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  • VisitBritain launches campaign to grow inbound tourism from India

    Published on : Thursday, February 9, 2017

    The #OMGB (Oh My GREAT Britain) ‘Home of Amazing Moments’ marketing campaign rolls out with a 7-week paid digital and billboard campaign to showcase the amazing moments that can only be had on a trip to Britain.   VisitBritain Director …

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  • Tourism in France recovers in 2016

    Published on : Thursday, February 9, 2017

    The tourism industry of France made a recover in 2016, after two tough years marked by terror attacks. The number of overnight stays rose 3.9% in the last three months of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, reaching …

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  • Cayman tourism popularity increasing gradually

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Hotel performance in the Caribbean decreased in 2016; however, Cayman had the highest hotel performance in the Cayman Islands, USVI, Aruba and Barbados. It is not surprising that Cayman’s Average Daily Rate is one of the highest in the region, …

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  • Turkish culture and tourism minister visits Israel

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Nabi Avci attended a tourism conference in Tel Aviv, and this was his first visit to Israel after ties between the two countries were normalized last August. While speaking at a press conference, Avci said …

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  • Dubai tourists face challenge with currency exchange rates

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Last year, tourist numbers to Dubai from countries with weak currencies dropped considerably as per data from the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism). Helal Saeed Almarri, the director general of Dubai Tourism said that the authority is …

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  • Italy-based Destination Management Company Introduces Services to U.S. and Canadian Markets

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Italcamel, a family-owned receptive destination management company that offers international tour operators solutions for ground service needs throughout Italy, is now marketing its services in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1979, the B2B group tourism provider, with offices …

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  • Working Group progresses on the Convention on the Protection of Tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    The 9th meeting of the Working Group on the International Convention on the ‘Protection of Tourists and the rights and obligations of Tourism Service Providers’ took place on 26-27 January 2017. The meeting was focused on advancing the Draft Convention …

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  • Trump’s travel ban affects travel between the U.S. and Iran

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Iran has been slowing gaining popularity as a popular offbeat destination for globe-trotting Americans. However, now many travel companies have to cancel trips there as an aftermath of President Trump’s travel ban and visa complications.   Trump restricted travel for …

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  • Alain St.Ange gets support of Sri Lanka for UNWTO Secretary-General

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Alain St.Ange, the potential candidate from Seychelles for the impending position of the UNWTO Secretary-General has received a lot of backing in his bid to win the title in the May elections.   Sri Lanka Tourism professional Chandra Mohotti, the …

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  • Tourism Grading Council of South Africa introduces perplex plaques to curb abuse

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Effective from January 2017, the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) is changing the look and feel of its plaques reflecting the grading level of establishments.   The TGCSA is introducing a new, high-quality perspex plaque after listening to …

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  • VisitScotland: Alan explores the Outer Hebrides

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Acclaimed Scottish actor Alan Cumming will explore the Outer Hebrides in a stunning one hour documentary on STV. Alan Cumming’s Edge of Scotland, broadcast on Friday 17 February at 9pm, sees much loved television and Broadway star Alan (X-Men, The …

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  • VisitScotland: With love from the Borders Railway

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    FROM world-class chocolate cookery classes in Peebles to brewing your own beer, couples are being encouraged to travel along the Borders Railway route to enjoy an alternative Valentine’s Day this year.   It is now easier than ever before for …

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  • Okemesi to host 2017 Ladunwo festival and masquerades

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    The historical town of Okemesi in Ekiti State is about to set a world record in cultural tourism event with the 2017 Ladunwo festival where 1001 masquerades from all over the country are expected to gather and entertain tourists. Egungun …

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  • Trump’s travel restrictions affect travel to the U.S.

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    According to a travel analysis company, travel restrictions imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump on seven countries are preventing travelers from other countries too. The company said that bookings for international arrivals to the U.S. over the next three months …

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  • The year of China-Australia tourism 2017 is all set to enhance cooperation

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    2017 has been identified as the year to boost tourism and enhance communication between China and Australia. However, analysts confirm that much effort is required to simplify the visa process and supervision of various services providers to ease tourist inflow.  …

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  • Tourism students to meet high standards to get selected for cushy jobs

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Even the colleges of Thailand produces more than 800 graduates annually, the country is yet to meet its huge demand in terms of airlines, cruise lines, hotels, and tourism. In the past 10 years, Thailand had more than 100,000 requirement …

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  • Maritime sector of Barbados is revitalizing its tourism industry

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Maritime industry of Barbados and its contribution in recent years can never be ignored. This was the reaction of Donna Cadogan, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport after assessing and witnessing almost 1 million tones of …

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  • South Africa, Iran hold discussions on growing tourism relations

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    In a bid to strengthen tourism ties, South Africa and Iran have held discussions on growing tourism relations between the two countries during Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom’s current working visit to Iran.   Hanekom met his Iranian counterpart, Vice-President Dr …

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  • Enjoy stunning views of London city from Greenwich Park hill top

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    If you are looking for the very best natural view of the city, you might consider going Greenwich. Maritime Greenwich is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.   Climb to the top of the hill in Greenwich Park and outside the …

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