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Macao receives four Gold Awards during PATA Travel Mart 2020 running online

Macao received a record of four Grand and Gold Awards for its exceptional achievements in different areas of the tourism industry at this year’s Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards presentation, announced today (September 24), in an online live …

  • Pot Tourism is the latest fad in Las Vegas

    Published on : Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    In order to attend a wedding ceremony, Edgar Rosas Lorenzo, a Minnesota resident on Saturday flew with his family to Sin City. But before checking into his hotel, he stopped at a pot dispensary on the Las Vegas Strip.   …

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  • Vietnam lengthened its visa waiver scheme

    Published on : Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    The measure, in July 2015 first launched which indicates UK passport holders can now on make single entry visits for at a stretch 15 days without purchasing a visa until June 30 2018.   French, German, Spanish and Italian nationals …

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  • Lebanon trying to revitalize its tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    In Arab countries, the holy month of Ramadan usually experiences slow tourism. This June, the hot streets of Beirut are somewhat subdued. However, the expectation and excitement in hospitality sector for a busy July and August is quite obvious and …

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  • Wine Australia aims to target international tourists and China’s export market

    Published on : Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    Inbound international wine tourists and key export market of China are likely to occupy major roles in the new $50 million export and regional wine support package, according to Australian Grape and Wine Authority chairman Brian Walsh.   Mr. Walsh …

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  • Impact of travel ban in USA

    Published on : Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    The “Travel Ban” by the President of United States of America, Donald Trump can hit the tourism industry by about $18 billion over the next few years. The revised travel embargo went into effect since Thursday night for the six …

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  • Responsible Travel responds to Channel 4 Dispatches, ‘Secrets of your Cruise’

    Published on : Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    Last night’s edition of Dispatches – Channel 4’s flagship investigative programme – found pollution and waste management issues that will most likely make unhappy viewing for cruise passengers, the cruise sector and their investors.   The programme found that particulate …

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  • Confusion rises after Trump’s new policy on Cuba

    Published on : Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    US President Donald Trump’s new policy on Cuba travel is confusing the travel and tour operators. The country is majorly dependent on its tourism as a tertiary sector and the visitors from America have the lion share in revenue generation …

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  • Foreign tourist arrivals in Romania shoot up by 8% in 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    The number of foreign tourists in Romania increased by 8% in the initial five months of the year as compared to the same period of 2016 to 914,300.   On the other hand, the number of Romanian visitors who preferred …

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  • Germany bus crash feared to have killed 18, injures several

    Published on : Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    In southern Germany, eighteen people have gone missing and feared to be dead while several more have been left injured after a major bus inferno occurring on a busy A9 highway.   As per the authorities, the bus had collided …

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  • Foreign tourist arrivals rise by 26.66% in Jakarta

    Published on : Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    Suhariyanto, who is the chairman of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) said that the foreign tourist arrivals in May 2017 in Jakarta had hit the 1.16 million mark.   This figure marked an increase as compared to April 2017 or …

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  • Airbnb brings tourism boost for WA economy

    Published on : Monday, July 3, 2017

    Airbnb has reshaped WA’s tourism landscape, hosting more than 170,000 visitors for almost 300,000 nights last year. It had proved attractive to tourists from the US and those visiting friends and relatives in WA.   A research by Deloitte Access …

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  • Bermuda Tourism Authority weighs feasibility of sports related tourism events

    Published on : Monday, July 3, 2017

    The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] is looking at the feasibility of many other sports-related events in the wake of America’s Cup. The BTA said that, “Bermuda’s successful delivery of the 35th America’s Cup has elevated the destination to a strong …

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  • Tourism involves making tourists aware of hurdles and providing them security

    Published on : Monday, July 3, 2017

    Most travelers are now aware that travel involves hurdles, from dealing with airport security to worrying about airport attacks. Then there is the curse of terrorism. There are also additional challenges of natural disasters (earth and seaquakes, tsunamis, volcanic explosions, …

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  • MGTO holds a prize-giving ceremony today for the Photo Contest, Student Drawing Contest

    Published on : Monday, July 3, 2017

    Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) held a prize-giving ceremony today (3rd July) for the Photo Contest, Student Drawing Contest and Trophy Design Contest of the 28th Macao International Fireworks Display Contest. The prize-giving ceremony was held at the Macau Tower Convention and …

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  • Queenstown NZ – birthplace of adventure tourism

    Published on : Monday, July 3, 2017

    The Queenstown region has always been a magnet for adventurers and entrepreneurs and these pioneers became the mainstay of New Zealand’s adventure tourism industry. World-first innovations such as commercial jet boating and bungy jumping have forged Queenstown’s enduring reputation as …

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  • Yugotour takes tourists into relics of glorious past and majesty of Tito

    Published on : Monday, July 3, 2017

    Yugotour is a sort of pilgrimage through the relics of a glorious past, taking into consideration an old fairground dating back to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia to the mausoleum at the ‘House of Flowers’ where Josip Broz Tito is buried. …

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  • 4-day Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar to boost state tourism

    Published on : Monday, July 3, 2017

    Almost 1100 athletes and delegates from 45 countries will attend the four-day long Asian Athletics Championships to be starting in Bhubaneswar from July 6. During this event, Odisha Tourism is taking preparations to display world class tourist sites of the …

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  • Tourism dept. all geared up to help the artisans

    Published on : Monday, July 3, 2017

    With the Union ministry of tourism, more than 1.12 crore small artisans have registered themselves. Mahesh Sharma, Union minister of state for tourism on Sunday confirmed that the department have devised a policy to not only give identity cards to …

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  • Red tourism bolsters China-Russia tourism market

    Published on : Monday, July 3, 2017

    In all these years, the number of Chinese visitors who visit Russia has increased a lot! Credit goes to the popularity of “red tourism” among China’s older generations and harmonious relations between the two nations, industry insiders explained this over …

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  • India ranks 12th in wellness tourism

    Published on : Monday, July 3, 2017

    In India, wellness tourism is growing at a fast rate. It is more likely to be one of the chief drivers of tourism economy. A growth in awareness levels on complementary and alternative medicine, Ayurvedic spa, natural or Siddha diet …

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