Tourism industry

  • Hotels ask for GST relief for boosting tourism growth

    Published on : Saturday, September 21, 2019

    Since hotels boost tourism and generate more jobs, the tourism industry has sought one single rate under Goods and Service Tax to aid its growth.   “The imposition of 18% and 28% GST at different hotels creates confusion in the …

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  • Tourism industry in the Chenab region and Bhaderwah suffering immensely

    Published on : Friday, September 20, 2019

    Revocation of Article 370 and division of the state into two union territories has affected the entire tourism industry in the Chenab region in general and Bhaderwah especially.   Since August 5, tourism numbers in Bhaderwah has gone down radically. …

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  • Maharashtra seeks private capital to boost lethargic tourism industry

    Published on : Friday, September 13, 2019

    Maharashtra’s sluggish tourism industry is all set to get a boost and the State’s forts, especially Class II forts, are expected to benefit from this. Class II forts are those that are of a lesser historical significance and do not …

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  • Volunteers of the event are important tourism industry ambassadors

    Published on : Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    While roaming around at the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau/ Downtown Improvement District tent at 2019’s Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, I couldn’t help but look at the happy crew members for litter collection, identified by their bright …

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  • Tourism industry contributed $11.8 billion to Iran’s GDP in the past year

    Published on : Friday, June 14, 2019

    “According to the Central Bank of Iran, tourism industry contributed $11.8 billion to the country’s GDP in the past year. In addition, handicrafts exports made up $600 million of the GDP [in the same year],” the official said.   “The …

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  • Britain’s divorce from EU may cost billions to tourism industry

    Published on : Saturday, March 9, 2019

    Travel experts fear that the overseas tourism industry could lose billions over the next five years if Britain exits the European Union later this month without a proper deal.   With only three weeks to go until Britain’s scheduled departure …

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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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  • Tourism industry in Jefferson and St. Lawrence grows last year despite high water levels

    Published on : Thursday, August 2, 2018

    The tourism industry in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties grew last year from 2016, in spite of the record-high water levels along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River that delayed the season.   To quote Gary DeYoung, the director …

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  • Tourism industry needs to be balanced

    Published on : Monday, July 2, 2018

    At its very essence, tourism is a business and in order to be a successful one, there needs to be a balance between the needs provider’s (merchant’s) needs and those of the receiver (the customer). If the product is too expensive, then people …

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  • Tourism industry should strive for gender parity

    Published on : Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    Griffith University researchers have found that there is a lot of work which needs to be done in order to achieve gender parity in the tourism industry, with more than 90 per cent of the UNWTO events last year still …

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  • Iceland reshaping its tourism industry based on FIFA World Cup

    Published on : Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    With a measly population of about 350,000, Iceland is the smallest country to have ever qualified for a World Cup. And despite being considered a favourite second team among global fans, few if any expect it to get past the …

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  • Climate change has considerable effect on the tourism industry

    Published on : Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    The tourism industry’s impact in climate change has largely been underestimated, and based on this flawed impact, many countries have chosen development based on large scale tourist projects.   Tourism’s carbon footprint makes up eight percent of all global carbon emissions – …

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  • Batang regency aiming to develop its tourism industry

    Published on : Tuesday, May 8, 2018

    With the government’s infrastructure development projects in full swing, Batang regency in Central Java is aiming to strengthen and develop its tourist industry.   Using the tagline “Visit Batang 2022, Heaven of Asia”, the quiet regency is aiming to become …

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  • Tourism industry thrilled about Waitaki plan

    Published on : Thursday, May 3, 2018

    Tourism industry is quite excited about Waitaki plan to acquire the UNESCO status Tourism Industry Aotearoa is passionately supporting Waitaki District Council’s suggestion to look for UNESCO recognition for all its heritage buildings and exclusive geological treasures.   The proposal …

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  • Dubai launches block chain marketplace Tourism 2.0 to lead in tourism industry

    Published on : Thursday, April 19, 2018

    The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in Dubai has launched Tourism 2.0 initiative to develop Dubai as the leading destination in Middle East by 2020.       The Tourism Vision 2020 of Dubai is a planned roadmap that …

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  • Alberta tourism spending sets $8.5 billion record to create the tourism industry more vibrant

    Published on : Friday, April 6, 2018

    Alberta, the western province in Canada noted for the mountains and the city life sees the tourism boom in recent years and for this the tourism spending by the Tourism department of Alberta has reached a record $8.5 billion in …

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  • Africa needs to revive its tourism industry

    Published on : Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    Africa has long been regarded as the ‘Eden’ of the world. Former South African President Jacob Zuma said at Indaba, Africa’s biggest travel show last year that the time has come to showcase Africa and its rich treasures to the …

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  • South Arizona sees the tourists boom, flourishing hospitality industry

    Published on : Thursday, February 1, 2018

    South Arizona has record number of tourists’ visit, creating around 25,000 jobs in Pima County, only supported by tourism which is high from the previous 22,000.   This report was published by Visit Tucson, seeing resurrection in tourism and its …

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  • The forest tourism in China yields over one tln yuan in 2017

    Published on : Monday, January 29, 2018

    The forest tourism industry in China yielded output of 1.15 trillion yuan last year. There are about .39 billion trips which were made to the forest and wetland parks in the year 2017, which is accounting for about 28 % …

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  • Tourism industry dabbled with digital media in 2017 for promotion

    Published on : Thursday, January 4, 2018

    The year that just went by i.e. 2017, was a year of experimentation and growth for tourism boards learning new platforms and technology From Facebook advertising to 360-degrees photos and video to outfitting visitor centres with more interactive exhibits and …

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