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Hervey Bay and Bluff accorded International Whale Heritage Site status

Hervey Bay and Bluff have been accorded the World Whale Heritage Site status. The World Cetacean Alliance awarded the accreditation to Australia’s Hervey Bay and South Africa’s Bluff in recognition of the responsible and sustainable whale watching practices in their …

  • Hervey Bay and Bluff accorded International Whale Heritage Site status

    Published on : Monday, October 14, 2019

    Hervey Bay and Bluff have been accorded the World Whale Heritage Site status. The World Cetacean Alliance awarded the accreditation to Australia’s Hervey Bay and South Africa’s Bluff in recognition of the responsible and sustainable whale watching practices in their …

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  • SATTE ready to attract more millennials this year

    Published on : Monday, October 14, 2019

    SATTE is all set for its biggest showcase under Informa Markets in India. Globally, international tourist arrival was recorded at 1.4 billion and the tourism receipt generated from international tourism reached a staggering USD 1.7 trillion in 2018. South Asia’s …

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  • Vietnam Airlines to provide customers with enhanced redemption experience with Sabre

    Published on : Monday, October 14, 2019

       Vietnam Airlines has just leveraged the industry-leading loyalty redemption solution through Sabre Dynamic Rewards which marked a new milestone in its long-term alliance with Sabre. Customers will be able to avail optimised offering as Vietnam Airline is up scaling …

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  • Melbourne awarded ‘Oceania’s leading Meetings & Conference Destination 2019’ title

    Published on : Monday, October 14, 2019

    Melbourne awarded the ‘Oceania’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination 2019’ title for the sixth time. Melbourne has scooped up the prestigious title ‘Oceania’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination’ at the World Travel Awards 2019, consolidating its credentials as a leader …

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  • Ethiopia’s heritage structure turned into a national park

    Published on : Friday, October 11, 2019

    Ethiopia’s 19th-century heritage structure, a palace having numerous historical buildings, has been opened for the visitors on Thursday. Located in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, the palace has been turned into a national park named “Unity Park”. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed conceptualized the …

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  • Korea to participate at IBTM World Showcase

    Published on : Friday, October 11, 2019

    Korea is going to participate at IBTM World 2019, one of the leading global events for the meetings, incentives, conferences and events industry, taking place annually in Barcelona, Spain. This year, the 3-day event will be joined by over 15,000 …

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  • U.S. DOT’s Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee announced new appointments

    Published on : Friday, October 11, 2019

    DOT’s Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) announced the appointment of 22 members.     The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao mentioned that the committee is a useful forum for the Department to receive feedback from aviation …

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  • The villages in India opens door to tourism, creating alternative livelihood

    Published on : Friday, October 11, 2019

    Through his village in Maharashtra, Datta Kondar leads a tourist group to take a look at the firefly spectacle for which it’s immensely popular. With the arrival of the monsoons, during the twilight, thousands of fireflies come out and perform …

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  • Grenada introduces new tourism campaign

    Published on : Friday, October 11, 2019

    Between January 2019 and August 2019, visitors from the adjacent Caribbean islands accounted for 18% of the market share for tourist arrivals in Grenada. In an initiation to promote the tourism offerings of Pure Grenada throughout the region, the Grenada Tourism Authority …

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  • Regulation Catches up with Innovation – The Case of Short-Term Rentals

    Published on : Friday, October 11, 2019

    The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has published the first systematic overview of how both national governments and local authorities are addressing and managing new business models in the accommodation industry. The so-called “sharing economy” has experienced significant growth over recent …

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  • Iran witnesses 7.29 million foreign tourists in 2018

    Published on : Friday, October 11, 2019

    Iran hosted 7.29 million foreign tourists last year, which is around 50% more compared to the year before, said the UNWTO.   The country witnessed a 2.1% share of global tourist arrivals last year.   Deputy Minister of Cultural Heritage, …

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  • Kempton Park Tembisa Tourism Association KTTA celebrates World Tourism Day

    Published on : Friday, October 11, 2019

    On September 27th, Kempton Park Tembisa Tourism Association (KTTA) celebrated World Tourism Day at Gatalena, in Tembisa Emoyeni section.   Greetings of the tourism ambassadors, a car show, music, cultural exchanges, a showcase of art and craft, food and cultural …

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  • TTG Travel Experience attracting more travel industry professionals this year

    Published on : Thursday, October 10, 2019

    A crowd worthy of great occasions yesterday for the inauguration of TTG Travel Experience, SIA Hospitality Design and SUN Beach & Outdoor Style, the three Italian Exhibition Group expos dedicated to the Travel Industry, running until Friday 11th October at …

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  • Molitor appoints Laura Cuinier as director of sales

    Published on : Thursday, October 10, 2019

    The iconic Parisian five-star hotel, Molitor has welcomed Laura Cuinier as its new Director of Sales, joining the team during an exciting year as the hotel celebrates its 90th anniversary.   Laura Cuinier’s appointment follows the most recent additions to …

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  • Cvent appoints Graham Pope as Head of European Sales for its Hospitality Cloud Platform

    Published on : Thursday, October 10, 2019

    Cvent has announced the hiring of Graham Pope as Head of European Sales for its Hospitality Cloud platform, which offers hoteliers digital advertising and software solutions for their MICE business. Graham Pope has nearly 14 years of experience in the …

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  • G Adventures launched animal welfare policy

    Published on : Wednesday, October 9, 2019

    G Adventured announced its first animal welfare policy which was developed in consultation with World Animal Protection, the Jane Goodall Institute and the World Cetacean Alliance on World Animal Day.   Three ways travellers can ensure that the wildlife remains …

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  • ABTA CEO speaks on Thomas Cook failure

    Published on : Wednesday, October 9, 2019

     At the Travel Convention in Tokyo, ABTA’s chief executive Mark Tanzer addressed the crowd and shed light on the failure of Thomas Cook which in his view was more of a failure of corporate finance than the failure of travel. …

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  • Alessandra Alonso named as the finalist of UK Social Enterprise Awards

    Published on : Wednesday, October 9, 2019

    Alessandra Alonso, founder of Women in Travel (CIC), the social enterprise dedicated to empowering women through employability and entrepreneurship in the travel industry, has been shortlisted for the UK Social Enterprise Awards 2019 in the Women in Social Enterprise category. …

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  • Longleat’s Festival of Light will attract more tourists this year

    Published on : Wednesday, October 9, 2019

    This winter the U.K.’s original, biggest and best lantern festival returns to Longleat. Running from 9th November to 5th January, ‘Festival of Light – Myths and Legends’ will take visitors on a thrilling odyssey to discover epic tales from around …

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  • European Waterways appoints Julie Garratt as new Worldwide Reservations Manager

    Published on : Wednesday, October 9, 2019

    European Waterways has announced the appointment of Julie Garratt as the company’s new Sales and Reservations Manager, effective October 14, 2019.  She replaces Mark Robinson, who will be stepping down from the position after five years and continue to assist …

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