TRAVEL TRENDS AND FOCUS

  • Visitors to Oman can obtain visas through mobile app

    Published on : Tuesday, January 8, 2019

    The international visitors to Oman will soon be able to obtain their visas via a mobile app, national daily Times of Oman reported, citing the Royal Oman Police (ROP).     Currently the people planning to visit Oman can either …

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  • Dakar Rally 2019 kicks off in Lima

    Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

    The 41st edition of the Dakar Rally kicked off with a symbolic start Sunday in Lima. The rally is taking place entirely in Peru on Jan 6-17.   This year’s race will be run on a new loop rally-route, with …

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  • Nairobi named most dynamic city in Africa

    Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

    Nairobi city in Kenya has been named as the most dynamic city in Africa. It is also the only city outside of Asia Pacific that ranks in the top 20 most dynamic cities in the world.   According to the …

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  • Chefchaouen becomes the top destination to visit this year!

    Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

    Vogue Australia, the International magazine, has listed Chefchaouen, the Moroccan city as first among top 12 destinations to visit in 2019.   Even though each and every region in Morocco is known for its unique beauty, Chefchaouen may be the …

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  • AI and predictive analytics can increase loyalty of travellers

    Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

    Limitless choices and combinations of trap itinerary and of travel companies have eroded the loyalty factor of travellers. The travel industry believes that AI, predictive analytics and advanced digital marketing can arrest loss of loyalty, optimize revenue and secure a …

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  • Fortini joins as general manager of Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort

    Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

    Marriott has announced the appointment of Emilio Fortini will as general manager of Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, North Malé Atoll, Maldives.     After a  $20 million renovation of the newly transformed resort  gave a contemporary twist …

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  • Mombasa gets Sh460 million project to boost tourism

    Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

    The Sh460 million Mombasa waterfront project at Mama Ngina Drive will boost its tourism in the coastal city.   The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Tourism and the county government. The President Uhuru Kenyatta, ODM leader Raila …

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  • Thailand’s award-winning Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony celebrates 23rd anniversary

    Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

    Celebrating its 23rd consecutive year of nuptials under the Andaman Sea, Thailand’s award-winning Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony is back this year. The 23rd Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony is scheduled from 12 to 14 February, 2019, with an action-packed calendar of …

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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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