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Thai Massaman curry topped “The World’s 50 Best Foods,” CNN Travel

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that CNN Travel has placed Thai Massaman curry as the No. 1 dish in “The World’s 50 Best Foods list, along with Tom Yum Kung in the eighth place and …

  • Australia once again bracing for extreme fire conditions this weekend

    Published on : Friday, January 3, 2020

    Amid warnings that conditions could significantly deteriorate over the weekend, widespread evacuations are being carried out as Australia is once again bracing for extreme fire conditions on Friday, Bernama News reported.   “Fire dangers on Saturday will reach severe to extreme …

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  • Explore a day in Antarctic with The Antartica VR Experience in Auckland

    Published on : Friday, January 3, 2020

    Transport yourself to a world of ice and snow through the wonder of virtual reality, and explore a day in the life of Australian Antarctic scientists as they research this mysterious continent with The Antartica VR Experience in Auckland.   …

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  • Longleat officially welcomed its millionth visitor this week

    Published on : Thursday, January 2, 2020

    To mark the occasion, they were presented with Annual Passes along with a selection of Longleat memorabilia and met Viscount and Viscountess Weymouth.     Viscount Weymouth said that they were delighted to welcome Dave and Katrina and their family …

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  • The promotion of Visit Malaysia Year 2020 (VMY2020) is still progressing normally

    Published on : Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    The promotion of Visit Malaysia Year 2020 (VMY2020) is still succeeding in a good manner as normal following the schedule of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) through its agencies.   In fact, the promotion for VMY2020 …

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  • The Netherlands would no longer be known as Holland

    Published on : Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    The Netherlands no longer would be known as Holland.   The Western European nation, which includes the famous Dutch region, is getting rid of its nickname as part of a tourism rebranding effort that is geared towards bringing in right …

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  • In 2019, Thailand has slashed its annual tourism record with 39 million international tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    In 2019, Thailand has slashed its annual tourism record with pouring of 39 million international tourists. It was a rise from about 38mn in 2018. The 39 millionth tourist was from Russia.   Tourism and Sports Minister, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn explained …

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  • Four dead after two avalanches struck the Italian Alps

    Published on : Monday, December 30, 2019

      Over the weekend at least four people were killed after two avalanches struck the Italian Alps. At an altitude of 2,700 meters around 11 a.m local time on Sunday a 28-year old died after an avalanche in the Brenta …

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  • A glimpse into New Zealand’s New Year’s Eve celebrations

    Published on : Monday, December 30, 2019

    As 2019 comes to a close and the countdown to a new decade begins, New Zealand’s largest fireworks display will once again bring the new year in with a bang. The much-loved SkyCity midnight fireworks from Auckland’s Sky Tower paired …

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  • Relive the legendary show with the Game of Thrones tour of Girona city by V.R. Costa Brava

    Published on : Monday, December 30, 2019

    Girona in Costa Brava’s Catalonia region of Spain is a city with rich history, culture and heritage that is evident through its vintage buildings, streets and squares in the old city centre. Located barely two hours from Barcelona, the stunning …

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  • Pebble Beach company partners with Tiger Woods & TGR Design to redesign par 3 course

    Published on : Saturday, December 28, 2019

    As its Centennial celebration winds down, Pebble Beach Company looks to the future, announcing today it has entered into a partnership with Tiger Woods and his TGR Design firm to design a new short course on the former site of Peter …

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  • Eclipse at Half Moon to open March 1, 2020

    Published on : Saturday, December 28, 2019

    Half Moon, one of The Caribbean’s most iconic destinations, will open the highly anticipated Eclipse at Half Moon, a stunning new luxury resort experience on March 1, 2020.     The addition of Eclipse at Half Moon creates a triumvirate …

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  • Scottish Highlands to charge visitor levy from 2021

    Published on : Saturday, December 28, 2019

    Soon the Scottish highlands will be charging a £1 Transient Visitor Levy, becoming the first location in the United Kingdom to introduce a tourism tax. The tax was approved by the Highland Council as a means to improve the conditions …

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  • Dutch government to stop using the moniker Holland in favor of the Netherlands

    Published on : Saturday, December 28, 2019

    The Dutch government wouldn’t be using the moniker Holland in favor of its official name – the Netherlands.   From January, companies, embassies, ministries and universities will only be able to refer to the state using its legitimate title.   …

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  • Hatta Cultural Nights launched in Dubai

    Published on : Saturday, December 28, 2019

    Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has launched the first edition of ‘Hatta Cultural Nights’ – a cultural programme featuring festive events and activities designed towards introducing the community to the cultural fabric of the emirate as well as …

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  • Dubai – a kid-friendly city

    Published on : Saturday, December 28, 2019

    Dubai is popular for its tourism and kid-friendly places. Dubai is one of the most populated cities in the United Arab Emirates. Being one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, people all over the world visit Dubai …

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  • New Auckland flight boosts tourism numbers for Stewart Island

    Published on : Saturday, December 28, 2019

    A direct flight from Auckland is an indicator that more people are discovering Stewart Island, with many tourism operators saying that they have been booked out for months.   The new Auckland to Invercargill flight was launched in August, and …

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  • US senators announce passing of legislation to reauthorize Brand USA

    Published on : Saturday, December 28, 2019

    U.S. senators Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and Catherine Cortez Masto D-Nev. recently announced that their legislation to reauthorize Brand USA passed the Senate and would reach the president’s desk. Brand USA is a public-private partnership …

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  • Southern California storm set to sweep central USA

    Published on : Friday, December 27, 2019

    The winter storm that created traffic jams in southern California is pushing toward the nation’s central parts Friday where it is expected to generate heavy snow, including possible blizzard conditions, and up to a foot of snow from northern Nebraska …

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  • Increasing tourism creates opportunities in Greenland

    Published on : Friday, December 27, 2019

    The number of tourists coming to Greenland has gone up over the past few years. This is creating opportunities on the sparsely populated island, including for tourist guides.   If one is looking for Instagram-worthy place to go on vacation, …

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  • Kerala tourism sees revival after flood

    Published on : Friday, December 27, 2019

    After Kerala was hit by its worst flood in almost a century, the tourism sector in the southern state of India is slowly but steadily recovering. As per a state tourism department survey, 60 of the 70 major tourist destinations …

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