Tourism

  • Edinburgh hopes to earn £11 million annually from tourist tax

    Published on : Thursday, September 27, 2018

    Edinburg city council put forward a plan to introduce tourist tax, which could bring £11 million a year to the Scottish capital.   The transient visitor levy (TVL) proposals could see those coming to the city pay £2 a night, …

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  • Venice to ban alcohol to control mass tourism

    Published on : Thursday, September 27, 2018

    To control over tourism, Venice considers to ban alcohol in the streets. In 2018, the city council introduced many unconventional plans to control tourism.     Venice is considering to charge  fines for anyone found to be carrying alcohol after …

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  • 2nd Annual Travel Tech Middle East Congress will recognize the new players of tourism world

    Published on : Monday, September 24, 2018

    Verve Management is thrilled to reveal the launch of Travel Tech Gala Awards 2018, dedicated to support, promote and the develop the Middle East Travel and Tourism Industry by identifying and rewarding excellence & inspiring its practitioners to continually raise …

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  • Portuguese landlords force to leave local residents in favour of tourism

    Published on : Monday, September 24, 2018

    The residents in the Portuguese cities of Porto and Lisbon are claiming the right to live in their own cities. They now have more tourists per resident than London and Barcelona. The boom in visitors has resulted in more and …

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  • SWISS in collaboration with Switzerland Tourism &Travel Centre to boost tourism

    Published on : Friday, September 21, 2018

    SWISS offers its travellers the option of booking a variety of destination packages to explore Switzerland’s iconic sights and cities within a couple of days. The new “Stopover Switzerland” programme is a collaboration between SWISS, Switzerland Tourism and Switzerland Travel …

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  • Portugal aims to attract Indian MICE market

    Published on : Thursday, September 20, 2018

    Portugal’s  strong initiative was launched by Turismo de Portugal (TdP), the national tourist board of Portugal, to educate the Indian travel trade about its leisure and MICE offerings with a series of road shows in New Delhi and Mumbai to …

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  • Northern Ireland’s Hillsborough Castle plans to attract 200,000 tourists

    Published on : Thursday, September 20, 2018

    Hillsborough Castle is going to launch its developmental plan to attract 200000 tourists this year.   Ireland Tourism plans to convert Hillsborough Castle as a major international tourism destination in Northern Ireland. Michael Ellis visited the historic building as part …

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  • Travel Forward focuses on customers using digital technologies

    Published on : Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    Travel Forward, the exciting new event co-located with WTM London, brings together innovative technology providers with senior executives in the travel industry.     While Travel Forward is a technology conference, its agenda is primarily focused on the travelling customer: …

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  • Indonesia trying to recover tourism in quake-hit island of Lombok

    Published on : Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    Indonesian government is accelerating its the recovery process on the resort island of Lombok after this was devastated by a powerful earthquake that crippled all the tourism facilities.     Two months after the 7 magnitude earthquake rocked the island, …

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  • VisitBritain welcomed 161,000 tourists from Gulf in Q1 2018

    Published on : Monday, September 17, 2018

    The UK Tourism welcomed a record volume of Gulf Cooperation Council’s visitors in the first quarter of 2018, the latest figures show.   There were a record 161,000 visits to Britain from the region in Q1 this year, up two …

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  • Tourism gives new dimension in China’s economic growth

    Published on : Monday, September 17, 2018

    Creswick Woollen Mills has been a Victorian family business for more than 70 years, but these days the company is looking to China to drive its economic growth.     The wool producer has invested “hundreds of thousands” in a …

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  • Jet Airways launches Vadodara-Indore daily direct flights to boost tourism

    Published on : Monday, September 3, 2018

    Jet Airways starts Vadodara-Indore daily direct flights; airline to roll out 28 new services this month.   The private carrier Jet Airways commenced that its daily direct flight services to Indore from here in Gujarat. With the launch of these …

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  • Carmarthenshire County welcomes 3.5 million tourists in 2018

    Published on : Saturday, September 1, 2018

    The tourism record published by Carmarthenshire County Council shows that around 7.8 per cent visitors’ arrival in Carmarthenshire County. This rural destination welcomes 3.5 million tourists along with over 1 million stays overnight.     The Marketing and Media team …

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  • Tourism campaign planned to attract cruise ships to Great Lakes

    Published on : Thursday, August 30, 2018

    A coalition of government and business groups is kicking off a campaign to attract cruise ships to the Great Lakes.     Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other officials are scheduled to attend an announcement of the “Cruise the Great …

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  • Ramada Park Hall Hotel and Spa closed after legionella bacteria found in water

    Published on : Saturday, August 25, 2018

    The City of Wolverhampton Council has closed the Ramada Park Hall Hotel and Spa until further notice after legionella bacteria was found in water samples.     The Grade II listed 4-star hotel, which has 74 guest rooms, has been …

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  • Portugal welcomes 9.6 million international visitors

    Published on : Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    The tourism revenues of Portugal grew 13.9 percent in the first half of 2018 compared with the same period last year, reaching 6.9 billion euros. The country welcomes 9.6 million international visitors in first half of 2018.     In …

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  • Ohio’s Dayton could get its first dual brand hotel

    Published on : Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    Dayton, Ohio has moved a closer step to get its first ‘dual-brand’ hotel which puts two types of hotels under one roof.     A developer proposes building hybrid-type hotel off South Edwin C. Moses Boulevard that would offer about …

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  • Community based tourism in Bolivia increases its cultural identity

    Published on : Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    Community-based tourism in Bolivia has served to increase its cultural identity among Bolivia’s indigenous communities.     The Deputy Tourism Minister Ricardo Cox said that this travel segment attracts many nature lovers and culture mavens and it helps to reinforce …

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  • Alibaba’s travel arm, Fliggy enters Sri Lanka’s tourism market

    Published on : Monday, August 20, 2018

    The Sri Lankan Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) will sign an agreement with China’s e-commerce giant, Alibaba’s travel arm, Fliggy, to bring down 1,000 travelers weekly to Sri Lanka for expanding the island’s growing tourism sector.     The Tourism Minister …

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  • Myanmar takes a new turn to delight its travellers

    Published on : Friday, August 17, 2018

    Today after over a century after he wrote this quote, Myanmar retains the power to surprise and delight the travellers. Myanmar was known as Burma prior to 1989; the name was changed during the Military rule. In the year 2015, …

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