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Chinese theme parks slowly reopen after months of closure

After months of battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, China has slowly started to experience the taste of victory. Although the fear of the second phase of coronavirus spread remains, Chinese citizens have started moving out of their residences. In addition, …

  • Australian tourism and travel expected to grow by 2030

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    The travel and tourism sector in Australia is expected to grow strongly, assisting Australia’s exports in the next 15 years. As predicted by HSBC Bank, this growth will be partly fuelled by a rise in real incomes in East Asia, …

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  • Thaw in US ties boosts Cuban tourism by 13%

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Cuban tourism has achieved beyond its goals for 2016 as about four million tourists from different countries have visited the country. According to Cuban Tourism Officials, the influx of foreign tourists by the millions has broken previous tourism records. The …

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  • Kenya hoteliers bank on conferences to promote tourism sector

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    The Kenyan tourism industry is depending on conferences and domestic tourists to promote the sector after the end of the festive season.   Hotels in Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi and Lamu counties cashed in on roaring business as many Kenyans flocked …

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  • Nepal Tourism Board will launch Europe tourism campaign

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has announced a campaign for improving arrivals from Europe by 30 to 40%. The NTB has launched a promotional drive named Visit Nepal-Europe 2017 amid the celebration of its 18th anniversary and said that this …

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  • Warwickshire tourism set for a record tourist invasion this year

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Warwickshire is all set for a tourist influx this year, worth up to £15million to the local economy. The county has worth visiting attractions all over like Warwick Castle, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the recently-opened Rugby World Hall of …

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  • Seychelles Minister eyes UNWTO Secretary-General post

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Alain St. Ange, Seychelles Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine has resigned. He is a potential strong candidate for the position of UNWTO Secretary-General, as the term of Dr. Taleb Rifai as the current Secretary-General comes to an …

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  • Moroccan tourism revenues increase by end of 2016

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    By the end of November 2016, Moroccan tourism revenues reached MAD 59.4 billion, making Morocco “the top African country attracting tourists.” This was confirmed by Abderrafie Zouitene, Director of the Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT).   Zouitene said, “Before that …

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  • 2017 FoodTrekking Awards announced by WFTA

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    On 2nd January, it was announced by the World Food Travel Association (WFTA), the world’s leading authority on food and beverage tourism, that the 2017 FoodTrekking Awards for excellence in food and beverage tourism are now open. These awards are …

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  • Celebrate Ontario’s 150th Anniversary in 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    The kickoff to an exciting year has begun as Ontario celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation.   The government is recognizing the historical significance of 2017 with Ontario150, a year-long commemoration that will honour Ontario’s past, showcase the present and …

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  • Nigeria and Seychelles hopes for a consolidated tourism industry

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister for Tourism, Information and Culture is in the Seychelles for a working fact finding visit and yesterday (Jan 2nd) he had a meeting with Alain St. Ange, the island’s former Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports …

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  • Michael Palin supports Responsible Travel’s new Trip for a Trip initiative

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Justin Francis, CEO of Responsible Travel has set up the initiative with the aim of addressing the inequalities in tourism. He hopes to give children the chance to appreciate the wider value of their culture or ecosystem. Justin, who is …

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  • Two-way travel ramping up between China – Australia

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    China is planning to attract more Australian tourists as both the countries are now planning to boost the two-way holiday travel scope. China’s national tourist office and six major Chinese airlines have joined forces with Tourism Australia to promote the …

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  • The BOCHK Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2017 wrapped up colourfully

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and title-sponsored by the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited (BOCHK), the BOCHK Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2017 was held successfully. It was the HKTB’s first celebratory event commemorating the …

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  • “Kuwait for Peace, Egypt for Love” tourism festival launched

    Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017

    The “Kuwait for Peace, Egypt for Love” tourism festival has been launched in Egypt to the country’s economy and boost Kuwait-Egypt bilateral ties. The inauguartion was attended by Kuwait’s Ambassador to Egypt, Mohammad Saleh Al-Thuwaikh, and a plethora of Egyptian …

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  • 2017 to be record year for Britain’s inbound tourism

    Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017

    According to a British official tourism body, the coming year 2017 is set to be a record year for inbound tourism for the country.   The number of overseas visitors to Britain is expected to rise next year to 38.1 …

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  • Taste the world in New Zealand

    Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017

    Kiwi chef Peter Gordon is the “godfather” of fusion cuisine, a global mash-up of culinary techniques. Now, a new group of local chefs are taking the idea of fusion to new places using local ingredients.   Fusion food combines ingredients, …

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  • Taste the World In New Zealand

    Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017

    Kiwi chef Peter Gordon is the “godfather” of fusion cuisine, a global mash-up of culinary techniques. Now, a new group of local chefs are taking the idea of fusion to new places using local ingredients. Fusion food combines ingredients, techniques …

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  • 2017 will be a strong year for incentive travel

    Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017

    Incentive travel is gearing up for a robust 2017. More than 79% of the agencies are expected to increase their number of incentive travel in 2017 compared to the last year. While budgets are not expected to increase, 85% of …

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  • Cuba tourism sees banner year in 2016

    Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017

    Cuba witnessed an influx of about four million tourists in 2016 which is up by 13 percent more than what was reported for the last year. The major section of the tourists were from the US and Europe.     …

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  • Brazil Ministry of Tourism appoints Diplomat Acir Wood Pepper Son as new Director of International Relations

    Published on : Saturday, February 16, 2013

    Diplomat Acir Wood Pepper Son assumes office as Director of International Relations of the Ministry of Tourism (Tourism Ministry, Brazil) on January 19. The ceremony will be held at 9.30 am at the National Secretariat of Tourism Policies (SNPTur). Acir, …

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