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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 …

  • This year Morocco is all prepared to lure 11 million tourists

    Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

    In February, Moroccan tourism recorded a very positive growth with 10.6 percent increase in tourist arrivals both in terms of overnight stays with 18.8 percent and border crossings in tourist accommodation establishments.   As per the Ministry of Tourism, in …

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  • Cambodian border temple – A major hit among Japanese tourists

    Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

    Japanese tourists are flocking in huge numbers to the ancient cliff-top temple which the Cambodians and Thai people fought for more than a century. Visitors from Japan are the largest number of overseas visitors at the site, as per the …

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  • Mexico City and New York collaborate to rev-up tourism

    Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

    In spite of President Donald Trump’s travel bans and stringent immigration policies, the tourism officials of New York want to make the Mexican visitors understand that the city is still welcoming tourists with open hands. This Wednesday, NYC & Company …

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  • Kerala Blog Express – An innovative way to boost tourism

    Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

    Kerala Blog express is a novel tourism promotional programme designed specifically to enhance the tourism and economy of this state as confirmed by the tourism minister Kadakampalli Surendran.   While discussing with the reporters on Monday during the final closing …

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  • IFC grants $100 million for tourism upliftment

    Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

    International Finance Corporation or IFC on Apr 6th 2017 has expressed their willingness on to invest up to $100 million for the improvement of Nepal tourism and churn out job vacancies by bringing the private sector and the government under …

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  • UNWTO welcomes collaboration between Guanajuato and Paraguay

    Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

    “We praise the agreement signed by the State Secretariat of Tourism of Guanajuato (SECTUR) and the National Tourism Secretariat of Paraguay (SENATUR) as an important step to increase the development of sustainable tourism observatories” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai.   …

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  • INDABA countdown kicks off: 40 Days Until Africa’s Biggest Travel Show Opens

    Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

    As the 40-day countdown to INDABA 2017 begins, South African Tourism is putting the final touches on an event that will foster closer collaboration and more targeted business interactions than ever before.   This is sure to result in a …

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  • Kenya expected to record 30% increase in tourist arrivals from West Africa

    Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

    According to a report by the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies, Kenya is projected to record a 30 per cent increase in tourist arrivals from West Africa. The report shows that Kenya is the country most visited by West …

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  • Azerbaijan ready to promote tourism cooperation with Iran

    Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

    Baku, the capital and commercial hub of Azerbaijan, is willing to promote cooperation with Iran in the field of tourism, a senior official at Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism said.   Director of the Tourism Department at the Azerbaijan’s …

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  • Seychelles & Kenyan Airlines collaborate to endorse tourism

    Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

    Recently, a memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed on Tuesday between Africa Kenya Airways and the Seychelles Tourism Board in order to advertise the two destinations in Europe. Mbuvi Ngunze, Kenya Airways Managing Director informed the media that the …

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  • SASEC all prepared to endorse trade & tourism this year

    Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

    South Asian countries along with India has taken an oath to perk up intra-regional connectivity in order to enhance trade and tourism as organizers aim $70 billion increase in GDP with 20 million job vacancies by 2025.   Finance ministers …

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  • Edmund Bartlett speaks about Jamaican Tourism industry

    Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

    Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica Minister of Tourism, shared the tourism perspective of Jamaica at a presentation yesterday. At the Sectoral Debate Presentation on April 4, 2017, Minister Bartlett delivered a speech that dealt the state of the Jamaica tourism industry. …

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  • Europe still remains at top spot for attracting global tourists

    Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

    The latest tourism monitoring carried out by UNWTO makes it clear that Europe remains the most popular tourism region by far. In 2016, 28 EU countries recorded 499 million foreign visitors. This acounts to a growth of 4% (21 million) …

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  • Stricter travel ban to US may spell doom for tourism industry

    Published on : Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    The Trump administration is considering a plan to set up a much more adversarial system for deciding which non-citizens should be allowed into the United States will surely rile the US allies abroad and the travel industry at home,. Even …

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  • Chinese province launches unique tourism initiative to boost sector

    Published on : Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    Of late, Guangdong tourism has expanded exponentially, industry integration is the realistic choice of tourism development. Hence, Guangdong provincial government has integrated all-for-one tourism development into provincial unified strategies.   Tourism is connected with more than 110 industries. All-for-one tourism …

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  • Iran’s 2025 tourism goals are more ambitious as per WTTC

    Published on : Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    In 2016, Iran’s budding tourism sector continued to grow, but as per WTTC forecasts, the country’s 2025 goals are more ambitious than previously thought. In its annual report titled “Economic Impact 2017–Iran”, WTTC figures clearly shows that Iranian tourism is …

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  • Dr. Taleb Rifai praises growing tourism potential of Georgia

    Published on : Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    The Secretary-General of the UNWTO is positively evaluating the efforts made to develop the tourism potential of Georgia, accenting the growing number of tourists visiting the country. To quote Dr. Rifai, “We see the phenomenal growth of tourism in Georgia. …

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  • China becomes a strongest growing market in US tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    As confirmed by the Californian industry leader, for US tourism industry, China is a rapidly growing market with bilateral engagement that provides “a positive answer to trade deficits.”   To quote Caroline Beteta, president and CEO of Visit California “I’m …

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  • Samoa Minister of Tourism welcomes participants of S.T.E.

    Published on : Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    On Monday, 3rd April, the Minister of Tourism, Sala Fata Pinati, officially welcomed the participants of the 9th Annual Samoa Tourism Exchange (S.T.E). The inauguration staged at Taumeasina Island Resort was attended by about a hundred travel industry experts from …

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  • Mediterranean Exchange of Archaeological Tourism in Paestum focuses on sustainable tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    Sustainable tourism and the forthcoming European Year of Cultural Heritage are among the themes to be discussed at the 20th edition of the Mediterranean Exchange of Archaeological Tourism in Paestum from October 26 to 29. The 2017 edition of the …

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