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  • Korea last year welcomed nearly 90,000 Chinese incentive visitors

    Published on : Friday, January 24, 2020

    Korea has seen an unexpected increase in inbound Chinese incentive groups, with two large-scale groups from China set to arrive in Korea the first two months of 2020. The inbound Chinese groups to Korea experienced a sharp decline back in …

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  • To promote tourism in Panama, incentives have been established

    Published on : Friday, January 24, 2020

    The benefits established by Law No. 80 of 2012 are keen on improving foreign investment in tourism in Panama for:   Public tourist accommodation Establishments of tourist accommodation based outside Panama district. Establishments and constructions within the purview of the …

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  • New ways to help the businesses impacted by the collapse of Thomas Cook

    Published on : Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    The Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) in Greece has declared this week that it would permit a deduction in income tax for bad debts which collapsed Thomas Cook last year.   The said decision was signed on Wednesday by the …

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  • Baja California Sur sees the arrival of over four million visitors

    Published on : Saturday, January 18, 2020

    The tourists in Baja California Sur saw an 8.5% increase in tourism in 2019 over the previous year, welcoming over four million visitors thanks to new air connections, more cruise ships and changing trends in travel, state officials said.   …

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  • Anthem phrase trademarked by Canadian Tourism Agency

    Published on : Tuesday, January 14, 2020

    A piece of O Canada is being used by a federal agency as a slogan to market holiday getaways for international travellers. The Canadian Tourism Commission asserted ownership of the phrase “for glowing hearts” in a federal filing under the …

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  • Fairmont Dubai welcomes Edwin Calimano as new director of talent

    Published on : Monday, January 6, 2020

    Fairmont Dubai has announced the appointment of Edwin Calimano to the role of director of talent and culture. Calimano joins Fairmont Dubai from his most recent role as area director of human resources with InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, where he …

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  • Faroe Islands saw 13% increase of tourists in 2019

    Published on : Friday, January 3, 2020

    The Faroe Islands, popular tourism attraction in Nordic, are increasingly becoming an aspiration destination for international tourists looking to go beyond the beaten tracks with visitor numbers increasing steadily.   According to tourism official figures from the Faroe Islands airport, …

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  • Georgian tourism booms as Vladimir Putin’s tactics spectacularly backfire

    Published on : Wednesday, January 1, 2020

    If Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, was hoping to make a dent in Georgia’s booming tourist industry when he introduced a ban on Russian airlines flying to and from the country in June, then news this week that the country has …

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  • Aurora Expeditions appoints James Turner as Business Development Manager

    Published on : Saturday, December 21, 2019

    Aurora Expeditions continues its expansion with its global team on the appointment of James Turner as Business Development Manager based in London serving the United Kingdom. James Turner comes to Aurora Expeditions with a strong and respectable background in expedition …

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  • Philippines expects to attract 4 million Chinese tourists per year

    Published on : Friday, December 20, 2019

     The Tourism Department of Philippines hopes that the country can attract nearly 4 million Chinese tourists per year by the end of 2022, a Philippine tourism official said Friday, stressing the government is stepping up efforts to lure more Chinese …

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  • Marshall Lancaster appointed as new Chief Information Officer for Princess Cruises

    Published on : Thursday, December 19, 2019

    Marshall Lancaster has been appointed as chief information officer for the professional services division supporting Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises Australia and Carnival Australia. In this role, Marshall will oversee the entire information technology portfolio for these …

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  • Peru Tourism conducts a seminar in South Indian city Chennai to attract tourists

    Published on : Monday, December 16, 2019

    Commission for the Promotion of Trade, Tourism and Investments for Peru in India, today, visited South Indian city Chennai for the first time to conduct a tourism seminar to stimulate the favourable growth in arrivals from the city. Owing to …

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  • Alessandra Alonso recognised by Natwest Wise100 as a leading woman in social enterprise

    Published on : Friday, December 13, 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 recognised by NatWest WISE100 as a top 100 leading woman in social enterprise.     …

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  • Marriott International plans to opens 30 new luxury brands in 2020

    Published on : Friday, December 13, 2019

    Marriott International has announced plans to open more than 30 Luxury brand hotels in 2020, while continuing to change its perception of the premium hospitality segment by expanding its portfolio of eight iconic brands in this segment. Thanks to such …

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  • Japanese tourist attraction Miyajima impose a tourist tax

    Published on : Thursday, December 12, 2019

    The island Miyajima, also known as Itsukushima, is a short ferry ride away from Hiroshima and a popular day trip site for visitors to the area. Now the Japanese government is imposing tourist tax.   It is known for its …

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  • North Korea opens a mountain resort to boost tourism

    Published on : Monday, December 9, 2019

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un opened a new mountain spa and ski resort that’s intended for people to enjoy “high civilization under socialism” in another example of the country using tourism exemptions in sanctions to build revenue for its …

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  • Tourism needs more collaboration to manage harmful emissions

    Published on : Friday, December 6, 2019

    On the sidelines of the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, on Wednesday, the agency disclosed the Transport Related CO2 Emissions of the Tourism Sector report. It shows that by 2030, from tourism alone, transport-related emissions will …

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  • FITURNEXT Observatory creates a pioneering model to promote good practices in the tourism sector

    Published on : Tuesday, December 3, 2019

    The FITURNEXT Observatory, FITUR’s platform dedicated to promoting good practises in tourism, has developed a pioneering model to offer tourism companies and destinations proven initiatives that can be easily replicated to generate positive effects regarding the challenge of sustainability. FITURNEXT …

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  • Wildfires affecting the tourism sector in California

    Published on : Monday, December 2, 2019

    California’s tourism industry is facing the new abnormal due to wildfires raging across the region.       While visitor numbers has not dropped much, what has affected  California tourism marketers is the grappling challenges such as lack of affordable …

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  • Kerala government promoting tourism in Northern Kerala

    Published on : Monday, November 25, 2019

      Kerala is known for its 600 kilometres of coastline, 44 rivers, waterfalls and tea arenas- all of which are at a two-hour distance.     The rich Ayurvedic and yoga culture along with sports tourism is also being promoted …

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