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South Africa bans travel to be scrapped

The U.K. authorities banned flights temporarily and introduced back again quarantine for arrivals from a number of destinations.

  • London achieves a record 19 million tourists in 2016

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    The number of international visitors to London has surpassed the 19 million mark for the very first time in a record year for tourism in this part of the world.   The total number of tourists had increased by 2.6% …

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  • Tourists spent over $350 million in Gilroy in 2016

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Last year, Gilroy had been capable of attracting over $350 million in terms of tourism revenue thereby ensuring that the world’s Garlic capital develops into a significant tourism hub in the Silicon Valley. The 38th Annual Garlic Festival is about …

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  • Travel Etiquette: what travellers should avoid for a peaceful flight

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    They say it’s not the destination but the journey that makes the travel worthwhile, but avid travellers will know that’s not always the case when it comes to flying. Unruly children, chatty neighbours and armrest hoggers can quickly turn a …

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  • Visitors face travel disruption in Greece due to strikes

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Strikes in Greece for four consecutive days are disrupting travel to, from and within the country.   Of the worst affected are the ferry passengers as the members of the Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) are on strike until Friday. The …

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  • UNWTO Head praises achievements of China’s tourism

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Praising the achievements of China’s tourism in recent years, UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai said Chinese tourism played a vital role in travelling abroad.   He made the comments while speaking to China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) Chairman Li Jinzao. Rifai …

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  • 10 million Thai tourists expected to travel abroad by 2020

    Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    By 2020, number of outbound travelers from Thailand is expected to reach 10 million, which will be a 29% growth. Japan is expected to be the top destination for Thai visitors, due to a visa waiver for the Thais, launched …

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  • 2nd UNWTO Report on Gastronomy Tourism: sustainability and gastronomy

    Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Sixteen good practices in Gastronomy Tourism from different countries are showcased in the 2nd UNWTO Report on Gastronomy Tourism, touching on issues such as seasonality, training and innovation, ICT-related initiatives and wine-related itineraries. The publication stresses that in terms of …

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  • Chinese travelers spent 12 percent more in overseas

    Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    One of the leaders in international outbound tourism, China was equally strong last year. Followed by the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and France, 2016 was yet another significant year in terms of Chinese outbound tourism.   The UNWTO …

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  • Exorbitant cost of UK IVK Treatment is driving patients to other countries

    Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Private fertility IVF treatment for women fighting to conceive is costing a humungous amount in UK. As a result of which majority of such patients are being driven abroad and other European countries where treatment is still bearable.    At …

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  • Cyprus to expect a record year in tourism 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Cyprus in the initial months of 2017 witnessed a 3.6 percent rise in UK tourist arrivals. Therefore, this year, the country is expecting a record inflow in terms of tourism.   Mediterranean, the third largest island witnessed an up of …

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