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  • Flights, ferry services resumed in Thailand post Pabuk tropical storm

    Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

    As the first tropical storm Pabuk slowed and headed into the Andaman Sea, Thailand resumed flights to its southern provinces on Saturday (January 5).   Airports were shut in Surat Thani and the holiday island of Koh Samui and all …

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  • Uruguayan resort city receives World Tourism Organization certification

    Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

    The Uruguayan resort city of Punta del Este has received certification from the World Tourism Organization (WTO) recognizing the excellent quality of service provided to visitors. WTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili was present when Punta del Este received its certification in …

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  • Experience new theme parks around the world

    Published on : Saturday, January 5, 2019

    The theme park industry continues to perform well in bringing more visitors. For this most of the multi-millionaire companies are constructing some of the fabulous entertainment parks.     There are dozens of new theme parks under construction (or soon …

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  • Southwest Airlines founder Kelleher passes away

    Published on : Saturday, January 5, 2019

    Southwest Airlines announced the death of Herb Kelleher, co –founder of the airlines who died aged 87.  Kelleher is survived by his wife Joan and three of their four children.     The airline reshaped the global aviation after its …

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  • In 2019, responsible tourism will get more acceptance in travel space!

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    As the New Year kick starts, travel experts are quite positive that responsible tourism or travelling for a cause is most likely to gain momentum among Indians in 2019.   “Travellers including mostly the millennials, in India as well as …

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  • Minglanilla town soon to get its first theme park

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    The tourism industry of Minglanilla town is prepared to boost with the full operations of Anjo World, the first theme park of the region this year.   Eric Pagar, Municipal Public Information Officer (PIO) stated that the 1.5 hectare amusement …

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  • South Africa eases entry restrictions for children below 18 years of age

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    Four years after the government of South Africa had made firm immigration regulations on parents of children entering the country, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) declared that it has made the requirements quite hassle-free. On Dec. 1st, the change …

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  • Raghu Menon joins ST. Regis Doha as the new general manager

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    Raghu Menon has been appointed by ST. Regis Doha as the general manager and in the new role he will be overseeing the award-winning 336-room luxury property. He will also be managing the operations and match its unparallel service. Menon …

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  • Bateria de Castillitos to become major eco-tourism center

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    Tourists are traversing the winding roads that take them to the gun battery of Castillitos, based on the cliff of Cabo Tinoso, offering breathtaking views of the Mediterranean.   This military barracks have housed men staffing gun battery, which have …

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  • Belarus to take part in 12 international tourism exhibitions

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    This year, Belarus will participate in 12 international tourism exhibitions to advertise its travel industry. In January, the country’s tourism potential will be presented at FITUR in Madrid and New York Times Travel Show in New York.   Belarusian travel …

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  • Botched Jesus painting now brings in 16,000 visitors to obscure Spanish town

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    Visitors and art lovers from across the world are getting to witness the hilariously “restored” artwork-turned-meme that is the “Ecce Homo” painting in the small Spanish town of Borja. Thanks to its notorious repair work in 2012, visitors are flocking …

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  • This year, responsible tourism is expected to rise

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    With New Year the travel experts believe that responsible tourism or travelling for a cause is probably to gain momentum among Indians in 2019.   “Travellers including mostly the millennials, in India as well as globally, consider themselves equally responsible …

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  • This year, sustaining tourism success in Ireland would not be an easy task

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation or ITIC has cautioned that sustaining success in the Irish tourism sector in this new year will be a major challenge. Last year, tourism in Ireland hit new highs with a record number of overseas …

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  • General Assembly of the Seville Convention Bureau presents its annual results

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    The General Assembly of the Seville Convention Bureau, the office for attracting major events, presented its annual results at the headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce yesterday, with a more than remarkable balance.   The data represents a greater presence …

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  • Passengers feel rail fare hike indefensible, unjustified

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    Rail fare hikes have added about £100 annually to the price of some yearly season tickets, but passengers are unconvinced that they are getting the service they are paying for.   Total delays on the rail network in Britain added …

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  • Kalahandi gets ignored despite several tourist attractions

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    Kalahandi has something for every discerning traveller from cascading waterfalls, picturesque hills, ancient forts to temples. However, the Western Odisha district has been ignored by the Tourism Department. Sadly, Kalahandi does not even find a mention in any of the …

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  • Checoury joins chief financial officer role in Kerzner

    Published on : Thursday, January 3, 2019

    Michel Checoury has been appointed as the  new chief financial officer of Kerzner International which manages a portfolio of entertainment destination resorts, ultra-luxury hotels and residences and innovative entertainment experiences around the world.   It is under the Atlantis and …

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  • Doves Rest Resorts welcomes SuZanne Olesen as new GM at The Cabins

    Published on : Thursday, January 3, 2019

    Doves Rest Resorts, owners of The Cabins at Palo Duro Canyon, announced the appointment of SuZanne Olesen as the property’s General Manager.     Olesen has spent most of her career in the hospitality industry in Amarillo. She was owner …

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  • Hyatt Regency Delhi welcomes Kunal Dewan as Director of Sales & Marketing

    Published on : Thursday, January 3, 2019

    Hyatt Regency Delhi is pleased to announce the appointment of Kunal Dewan as the Director of Sales & Marketing.     Kunal Dewan possesses a broad knowledge base of the hospitality industry and brings more than a decade of experience …

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  • Cruise ship arrives in Mombasa with 648 tourists

    Published on : Thursday, January 3, 2019

    The tourism industry got a major boost during the festive season after a cruise ship arrived in Mombasa carrying 648 tourists.   The MS Nautica arrived from the Seychelles with 400 crew on board and docked at the port last …

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