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UNWTO reports nearly 70% global destinations have eased travel restrictions

According to the eighth edition of the UNWTO Travel Restrictions Report, the number of destinations closed to international tourism has continued to fall. At present 70% of all global destinations have eased travel restrictions that was introduced in response to …

  • US travel ban may not dent Bohol tourism

    Published on : Monday, April 10, 2017

    The United States travel ban against the Philippines is not expected to dent Bohol’s tourism industry.   “We don’t have much American tourists here in Bohol so the travel ban somehow does not affect us,” said Tootsie Escobia, provincial information …

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  • Jamaican tourism minister optimistic of sector’s growth

    Published on : Monday, April 10, 2017

    Jamaican Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett welcomed heightened optimism about the industry’s growth prospects and its potential to contribute significantly to boosting the economy. The minister’s position comes against the background of an anticipated higher number of visitor arrivals this year. …

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  • ATM Travel Agents’ Academy schedule revealed

    Published on : Monday, April 10, 2017

    The ATM Travel Agents’ Academy will return to Arabian Travel Market in 2017 with two half-day sessions on Thursday 27 April, at Dubai World Trade Centre.Beginning at 10am in Hall 1, scheduled topics for the free-to- attend 2017 programme include itinerary planning, …

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  • Israel Ministry of Tourism launches advertising campaign in India

    Published on : Saturday, April 8, 2017

    Israel Ministry of Tourism launched their first advertising campaign for 2017 highlighting some of Israel’s sites and attractions – the modern city of Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea, the Baha’i Gardens in the port city of Haifa, the holy city …

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  • ‘Ich liebe Irland’ – Taoiseach lends a hand to promote Ireland in Germany

    Published on : Saturday, April 8, 2017

    Taoiseach Enda Kenny is visiting Germany this week, to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Today (6 April), he took thTaoiseach Enda Kenny is visiting Germany this week, to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel.Taoiseach Enda Kenny is visiting Germany this week, …

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  • Ireland ranked No 3 in the world for tourism marketing and branding

    Published on : Saturday, April 8, 2017

    The World Economic Forum has announced the results of its global Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index 2017.  The biennial report ranks Ireland at number three in the world, out of 136 countries, for ‘effectiveness of marketing and branding to attract …

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  • Rotorua cranks for Crankworx

    Published on : Saturday, April 8, 2017

    When the world’s best mountain biking festival commits to a 10-year run in a small New Zealand city, you’ve got to wonder what it is that makes that place so special. Rotorua is cranking. A small city in the heart …

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  • New golf campaign to be started by Tourism Ireland at US Masters

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    Tourism Ireland is aiming to capitalize on the Masters Golf tournament by kicking off a new golf campaign aimed at bringing more US visitors to Ireland. This ad of 30 seconds will be aired to an estimated 6.5 million US …

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  • President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s visit to the U.S. may boost Egypt tourism

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    Tourism Minister Mohamed Yehia Rashed believes that the initiation of the US State Department by declaring Egypt as a “safe country” and suggesting other citizens to travel there via Green Map will definitely help in boosting the tourism of Egypt …

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  • UN Statistical Commission encourages Statistical Framework for Measuring Sustainable Tourism

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    Overwhelming appreciation was expressed to the work of the UNWTO Committee on Statistics and TSA and the Working Group of Experts on Measuring Sustainable Tourism, which is leading the development of the new framework. The Commission encouraged the development of …

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  • Brazil will launch an international campaign for attracting more tourists

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    According to a Brazilian tourism official, the government of Brazil is preparing a large-scale international campaign for attracting tourists from both home and abroad. Brazilian Tourism Minister Marx Beltrao said that this campaign to be organized by the Brazilian Tourism …

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  • Tourism is a key driver of South Africa’s economy

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    South Africa Tourism Deputy Minister Tokozile Xasa says that tourism is one of South Africa’s biggest success stories and it continues to grow and provide a livelihood for many households.   “As a key driver of the country’s economy, tourism …

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  • Hanoi Tourism Dept. holds training courses for tourism workers

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    As many tourism workers and managers in Hanoi have failed to satisfy the set requirements, the country’s Department of Tourism has organised a series of training courses to improve their skills.   According to the department, eight training classes for …

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  • Uganda introduces aggressive tourism marketing and promotion campaign

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    In a bid to to raise the number of tourist arrivals from the current 1.3 million visitors to four million by the year 2020, Uganda has launched an aggressive marketing and promotion campaign, says Tourism Minister Ephraim Kamuntu.   “We …

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  • Hanoi hosts ‘Indonesia Tourism Table Top in Vietnam 2017’ programm

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    The ‘Indonesia Tourism Table Top in Vietnam 2017’ programme was held on April 5th in Hanoi by Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and the Indonesian Embassy. Tourism cooperation potential between Vietnam and Indonesia was highlighted during the program.   A representative …

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  • Vietnam: Homestay ASEAN award goes to homestay cluster in Lao Cai

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    The “Homestay ASEAN” award has been given to a group of households providing homestay services in Ta Van commune, Sa Pa district, the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.   This is the second homestay …

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  • Peru’s northern tourist hubs all set for Holy Week holidays

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    Peru’s Lambayeque and La Libertad northern regions, which are main tourist hubs, are gearing up to welcome tourists during the Holy Week holidays, the Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry announced.   Tourist attractions in Lambayeque’s capital Chiclayo and surroundings are …

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  • Sri Lanka attracts over 6 lakh tourists in Q1 2017

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    Sri Lanka received over 600,000 tourists in the first three months of this year with a 3.4-percent growth as compared to 2016, as per statistics released by Sri Lanka Tourism Ministry.   India and China remained the leading markets with …

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  • Tourism Ireland focuses on US Masters!

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    American golfers are being eyed by the marketing body to attract them to the Emerald Isle by showcasing their first-rate courses that can be accessed as well as ad pedigree to the sport.   Central to the media blitz is …

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  • Tourism work meeting in Macao for discussing regional cooperation

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    According to China’s tourism administration vice chief, Macao can have a big share of the Chinese mainland tourism market and advance its development into world tourism and leisure center. The 2017 annual work meeting of the Joint Working Committee on …

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