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Tourism gets stricter with plastic pollution & waste

Tourism businesses and destinations are increasing their commitment toward sustainability. Focused at decreasing waste and pollution in every sector, the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI) is set to welcome 32 new signatories, with every global region represented behind the shared …

  • View Japan’s Spectacular Winter Sceneries Via Tobu Railway

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Dining in an igloo, meeting snow “monsters” and walking through a “Samurai Village”; Japan offers beautiful natural sceneries and unique experiences during winter. Tobu Railway Co. Ltd, the biggest private railroad company in Kanto, Japan, offers routes to various winter wonderlands in Kanto …

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  • Passengers benefitting after investment and upgrades across the network during festive period

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Passengers returning to work todayare benefitting from a more reliable and safe railway after a programme of investment and upgrades across the network over Christmas and the New Year.   On the route from London Euston to Carlisle via the …

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  • Anglia Christmas railway upgrades completed

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    A long-standing speed restriction in place on the railway between Shenfield, Essex and Seven Kings, London during the summer can now be lifted, following completion of important railway improvement works over Christmas, benefiting all passengers travelling between Norwich and London. …

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  • Aussue summer getaways to boom with January surge

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Nearly 70 per cent of Australians will be taking a break over the summer months with three in ten people (30 per cent) packing their bags in January for a much deserved holiday, according to a national poll commissioned by …

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  • Christmas sees Cambridge North station 80% complete

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Major progress was made over Christmas at the site of the new Cambridge North station, which is now 80% complete, to get it ready for its opening in May this year as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.   …

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  • Crossrail works successfully delivered by Network Rail over Christmas

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    In the biggest single engineering operation ever mounted by Network Rail for the Crossrail project, major works were completed to the existing railway in outer London, Berkshire and Essex with over 4,000 workers delivering improvements over Christmas.   Works will …

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  • The Height of Luxury: Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown Unveils Specialty Suites

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Open just a few months, the all-new Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown has quickly become the preferred address for visitors to Lower Manhattan thanks to its welcoming accommodations, unique hotel features and unparalleled service. Among its 189 light-filled guest …

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  • JW Marriott Debuts Stunning Beach Resort on Marco Island

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the global luxury brand that is part of Marriott International’s luxury brands portfolio, has debuted JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. Following an extensive $320 million renovation facilitated by ownership group Mass Mutual, the Marco …

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  • Moroccan tourism revenues increase by end of 2016

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    By the end of November 2016, Moroccan tourism revenues reached MAD 59.4 billion, making Morocco “the top African country attracting tourists.” This was confirmed by Abderrafie Zouitene, Director of the Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT).   Zouitene said, “Before that …

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  • 2017 FoodTrekking Awards announced by WFTA

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    On 2nd January, it was announced by the World Food Travel Association (WFTA), the world’s leading authority on food and beverage tourism, that the 2017 FoodTrekking Awards for excellence in food and beverage tourism are now open. These awards are …

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  • Celebrate Ontario’s 150th Anniversary in 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    The kickoff to an exciting year has begun as Ontario celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation.   The government is recognizing the historical significance of 2017 with Ontario150, a year-long commemoration that will honour Ontario’s past, showcase the present and …

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  • Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free Celebrate The Exxonmobil Open Men’s Tennis 2017 Tournament

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free (QDF), the official airline and retail sponsors of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open Men’s Tennis 2017, are welcoming fans to the first tournament of the 25th annual ATP World Tour 250 Series in Doha. Held …

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  • Nigeria and Seychelles hopes for a consolidated tourism industry

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister for Tourism, Information and Culture is in the Seychelles for a working fact finding visit and yesterday (Jan 2nd) he had a meeting with Alain St. Ange, the island’s former Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports …

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  • ABTA names Kerala as ‘Destination to watch’ in 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has named Kerala as a ‘Destination to Watch’ in 2017. ABTA is the U.K.’s largest and the most influential body of travel agents and tour operators. Kerala, known as ‘God’s Own Country’ and …

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  • The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Celebrates a Year of Successful Achievements

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    2016 has been another year of impressive accomplishments and milestones for The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali. Throughout 2016, a long list of awards and industry accolades have been received to emphasize the resort’s standing as a leading business and …

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  • Michael Palin supports Responsible Travel’s new Trip for a Trip initiative

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Justin Francis, CEO of Responsible Travel has set up the initiative with the aim of addressing the inequalities in tourism. He hopes to give children the chance to appreciate the wider value of their culture or ecosystem. Justin, who is …

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  • Bali: When Romance Is In The Air

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    There are very few honeymoon destinations that can match up to the exotic and magical quality of Bali, with its soothing vistas, towering volcanoes and dense jungles. And when this natural beauty meets a rich culture and lively nightlife, you’ve …

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  • Inspired and motivated: Sydney lures Amway delegates for a third visit

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Sydney’s reputation as a powerhouse destination for global business events continues to be cemented as the city welcomes over 8,000 Amway China delegates. One of the largest Asian business events to visit the city in recent years, the Amway China …

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  • First full season with new expedition ship Ventus Australis

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Patagonian cruise line, Australis, has released its 2018/19 season of ‘bottom of the world’ voyages to Cape Horn and the glaciers and fjords of Tierra del Fuego, with the program featuring the first, full season of its new ship, Ventus …

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  • The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Celebrates a Year of Successful Achievements

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    2016 has been another year of impressive accomplishments and milestones for The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali. Throughout 2016, a long list of awards and industry accolades have been received to emphasize the resort’s standing as a leading business and …

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