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Tourism ministers of Israel and Bahrain hold publicly acknowledged phone call for possible travel packages

For the first time, the tourism ministers of Israel and Bahrain held a publicly acknowledged phone call on Thursday discussing possible ventures including three-way travel packages concerning the United Arab Emirates. The conversation between Israel’s Asaf Zamir and Bahrain’s Zayed …

  • NZ government gears up for solutions to ease pressure on tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    The government of New Zealand is under increasing pressure to come up with solutions to ease up record growth in tourism and warns that without such solutions, the $14.5 billion industry could be in danger.   Tourism has toppled dairy …

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  • New York aims to impress Canadian tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    The tourism sector of New York is anxious that the ‘America First’ policies of the U.S. President Donald Trump are discouraging the Canadian tourists and they have been travelling north this week.   Fred Dixon, the head of NYC & …

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  • San Diego to pump $40 million subsidy to boost tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    The Mayor of San Diego, Kevin Faulconer proclaimed on 24th April declaring 7th to 13th May as the National Travel and Tourism Week in this region.   He appreciated the efforts of the tourism professionals for enabling the generation of …

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  • Chinese visitors boycott South Korean Resort Island

    Published on : Monday, May 1, 2017

    Earlier, during May Day, the Jeju Cruise Terminal in South Korea used to remain crowded with thousands of passengers from Tianjin, Shanghai, and Qingdao, coming down from cruise liners and boarding buses. However, this year, little Putonghua could be heard …

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  • Tourism Ireland unveils plans for tourism growth

    Published on : Monday, May 1, 2017

    Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council have unveiled plans to strengthen itself as a heritage and cultural international tourism destination in the course of next five years. Its aim is to attract more visitors and increase tourism spending, and …

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  • Medical tourists in Dubai can now check into a wellness hotel

    Published on : Monday, May 1, 2017

    A wellness hotel is now a part of the Dubai Health Tourism experience (DXH). A MoU was signed between the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel group. To quote Dr Layla Al Marzouqi, Director of Health …

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  • Tourism stakeholders interested to develop Western Silk Road in the coming days

    Published on : Sunday, April 30, 2017

    On 26-27 April 2017, Alexandroupoli, the Greece city, hosted the 1st International UNWTO Western Silk Road Workshop. The Ministry of Tourism of Greece, UNWTO and the region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace had jointly organized the workshop. It was kind …

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  • Countries relying on tourism for increasing GDP

    Published on : Sunday, April 30, 2017

    The United States is one of the world’s largest travel industries together with France and Italy. As most travelers remain mesmerized with the thrilling and exceptional experiences of these destinations, the world’s biggest travel industries do not rely on their …

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  • NITI Aayog drafts action plan to set up tourism varsity

    Published on : Sunday, April 30, 2017

    In order to put tourism at the core of Indian economy, NITI Aayog has proposed setting up a university to impart specialised courses along with constitution of a “National Museum Authority” to centralize administration of museums across the country run by …

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  • 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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