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  • Seaside hotel acquires Finolhu a luxury resort in the Maldives

    Published on : Thursday, November 7, 2019

    Seaside Hotels has successfully acquired Finolhu, a luxury island resort in the Baa Atoll of the Maldives. Modern and fun, Finolhu is the hotel chain’s eleventh boutique property and it’s first in the Maldives.   Gregor Gerlach, CEO and Managing …

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  • UNESCO and Rajasthan government sign MoU for tourism promotion

    Published on : Friday, September 6, 2019

    On Thursday, UNESCO and the Rajasthan government joined hands for promoting music, art and craft forms, and other intangible cultural heritage of the state to prompt socio-economic growth of several artist communities.   The project to run for approximately three-and-a-half …

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  • Four Brazilian cities compete for title of UNESCO Network of Creative Cities

    Published on : Friday, July 19, 2019

    Laboratory of innovative ideas and practices for sustainable development is the goal of the UNESCO Network of Creative Cities, which has four Brazilian cities for this year’s titles.   Belo Horizonte (MG) competes in the category Gastronomy, Cataguases (MG) in …

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  • Eswatini gets first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

    Published on : Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    The Kingdom of Eswatini is celebrating its first entry in UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves. UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme have just added 18 new sites in 12 countries to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, and …

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  • Bruges wary of overburdening of tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    Last week, the city of Bruges, which is a UNESCO world heritage site, became the latest stop on the global tourist trail to question the philosophy that ‘more is better’ when it comes to visitors.   The city Mayor, Dirk …

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  • New Nova Scotia’s tourism campaign covers with new branding

    Published on : Monday, June 10, 2019

    The tourism in Nova Scotia is gearing up to entice the UK market with its new branding campaign. Tourism Nova Scotia has launched a new unique London taxi campaign in partnership with Canadian airline WestJet. With a fleet of 14 …

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  • Angkor foreign visits went down by 7.3 per cent in 5 months

    Published on : Saturday, June 1, 2019

        In the first five months of 2019, a state-run Angkor Enterprise stated that the number of foreign tourists visiting Cambodia’s famed Angkor Archeological Park dropped by 7.3 percent.     During the period between January- May this year …

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  • Machu Picchu changes ticketing policy to counter overtourism

    Published on : Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    From January 1 onwards the popular UNESCO World Heritage site Machu Picchu in Peru has introduced strict time slots. Visitors need to select specific time slots and should arrive within one hour or else they might be turned away.   …

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  • Bath Tourism can earn double tourism revenue from UNESCO’s rare double-listing World Heritage Site

    Published on : Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    Bath, the city of Spas could benefit from a rare double-listing as a World Heritage site as part of an international Great Spas of Europe project– boosting tourism and global awareness of the city.     It has been identified …

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  • UNESCO aims Chinese visitors with heritage European itinerary

    Published on : Friday, September 21, 2018

    The EU-China Year of Tourism is coming to close. However, that does not mean that the European Union is done with high-profile promotional initiations. The latest campaign associated with the EU-China Year of Tourism is the World Heritage Journeys. The …

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  • UNESCO Designates Japan’s 18th World Cultural Heritage Site

    Published on : Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    UNESCO has designated a series of sites associated with the checkered history of Christians in 16th- to 19th-century Japan as the country’s 18th World Cultural Heritage Site. The “site” is comprised of 10 villages in northwest Kyushu, as well as …

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  • Brighton and Lewes Downs to receive nearly £500,000 to boost sustainable tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    Brighton and Lewes Downs area, which the council has branded ‘The Living Coast’, is one of four UNESCO listed biospheres’ in the U.K. and France to get E.U. financial boost to develop an environmentally-friendly way of managing tourism.     …

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  • City of Jaipur next in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites

    Published on : Thursday, August 2, 2018

    The walled city of Jaipur in Rajasthan is the next in the list of proposed site for UNESCO World Heritage recognition, said the Minister of State for Culture Mahesh Sharma in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.   As per the …

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  • Macao attends UNESCO Creative Cities Network Annual Meeting in Poland

    Published on : Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    Macao is participating at the 12th UNESCO Creative Cities Network Annual Meeting that opened today (June 12) in Poland. This year co-hosted by Krakow and Katowice, Creative Cities of Literature and Music respectively, the major annual gathering of the network …

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  • UNESCO declares cities like Venice getting damaged by cruise ships

    Published on : Monday, May 7, 2018

    Recently, UNESCO has informed the cruise lines to initiate more into protecting cities witnessing heavy tourism like Venice and Dubrovnik and to develop cleaner ships. As we all know that Dubrovnik has been struggling to adjust with the influx in …

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  • Half of the 20 most popular UNESCO sites are located in the EU

    Published on : Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    Wikipedia is the most common and possibly most trusted search option for people when looking up to something online. The same applies for the tourists as well.     In a recent analysis of Wikipedia page views found that “Paris …

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  • Global conference at Muscat to unlock the potential of tourism and culture for development

    Published on : Thursday, December 7, 2017

    Strengthening cooperation between the tourism and culture sectors to boost prosperity and enhance heritage protection is the topic of the 2nd Global Conference on Tourism and Culture, which will be held in Muscat, Oman 11-12 December.     Jointly organized …

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  • 17 Arabic World Heritage Sites Endangered

    Published on : Tuesday, December 5, 2017

    Due to the conflicts around 17 of the 82 World Heritage sites in the Arab region were on danger said the new head of the U.N cultural agency. Audrey Azoulay said that over 100 sites across have been damaged. She …

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  • UNWTO and UNESCO: tourism and culture to advance the SDGs

    Published on : Monday, December 4, 2017

    The Conference will explore ways to build and strengthen the partnerships between the Tourism and Culture sectors in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs).   “Cultural tourism is growing, in …

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  • Venice cruise ships traffic restricted

    Published on : Wednesday, November 8, 2017

    Italian governmental committee has decided that gondolas and water taxis will never again have to compete with big cruise ships for space in front of Venice’s iconic St Mark Square.     The venetians and environmentalists have long voiced the …

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