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Okinawa promoted as an outbound wedding destination to Indians

  JNTO organised a familiarization (FAM) trip to Okinawa ( Southern Islands of Japan) to promote Japan as a Honeymoon and Wedding destination to the Outbound wedding market from 19-25th January.     The participants surveyed the top key factors …

  • More Control, Less Waiting – Top Priorities for Passengers

    Published on : Thursday, October 17, 2019

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the results of its 2019 Global Passenger Survey showing that passengers are looking to technology to improve their travel experience.     The survey acts as the voice of the passenger, providing objective …

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  • Ashford and Kent Rail Passengers Advised to Check Before They Travel as Part of Major Christmas Upgrade

    Published on : Thursday, October 17, 2019

    Ashford and Kent rail passengers are advised to plan ahead and check before they travel over Christmas 2019, especially if travelling on Friday 27 December, as Network Rail works to improve the railway as part of record investment plans for …

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  • European destinations going up in popularity among long-haul tourists from BRIC nations

    Published on : Thursday, October 17, 2019

    European destinations are gradually going up in popularity and attractiveness among long-haul tourists from BRIC nations.   The European Travel Commission (ETC), the European Tourism Association (ETOA) and Eurail BV published the results of the Long-Haul Travel Barometer (LHTB) for September – December …

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  • Street artists transform Pontypridd Railway Bridge into an art piece

    Published on : Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    Pontypridd railway bridge has been transformed into a stunning piece of art. Network Rail has teamed up with celebrated London-based street artist, Lionel Stanhope, to paint a mural on Pontypridd railway bridge with the aim of contributing to regeneration in …

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  • As per Airbnb, Milwaukee will be a major hotspot in 2020

    Published on : Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    The decorations for Halloween and Christmas haven’t even been purchased, and the key players in tourism have started thinking 2020’s big travel trends. On the basis of the year-to-year rise in reservations in a given location (from October 2018 to …

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  • Malaysia tourism showing positive trends

    Published on : Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    Malaysia’s tourism is showing positive trends in research and travel data released by leading tourism organizations.   It stands on top in the Global Muslim Travel Index 2018 released by Crescent Rating. Euromonitor International named Kuala Lumpur as one of …

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  • Eyal Carlin appointed New Tourism Commissioner for North America

    Published on : Tuesday, October 15, 2019

       Eyal Carlin has been appointed as the the new Tourism Commissioner for North America by the the Israel Ministry of Tourism.       Carlin will oversee all business partnerships and developments, marketing strategy and public relations efforts across …

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  • Water lilies draw huge crowds to Malarikkal in Kottayam

    Published on : Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    With monsoon receding, a pink wave of water lilies has made its way up the backwater villages of Kottayam, attracting tourists in huge numbers.   Official estimates suggest that close to 15,000 people have visited Malarikkal over the past 10 …

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  • Saint Lucia records unprecedented growth in arrivals

    Published on : Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    Saint Lucia has reported unprecedented growth in arrivals, with an impressive total of 36,342 stay-over arrivals recorded in August, marking the largest number of arrivals ever recorded for that particular month.     As per Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, the …

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  • Manipur Tourism ends nationwide observance of the “Paryatan Parv 2019”

    Published on : Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    Manipur Tourism has ended the nationwide observance of the “Paryatan Parv 2019”. The observance was held for marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.   A team of Manipur Tourism officials led by Dr. Sapam Ranjan Singh, Chairman, Tourism …

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  • 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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