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Phuket virus case increase risks reopening of borders

Eruption in corona virus cases in Phuket, Thailand’s first tourism hotspot to relinquish quarantine for vaccinated foreign visitors is causing to foil the experiment and is acting as a model for other tourism-dependent nations regarding reopening borders. The resort island …

  • Culinary tourism is on the rise

    Published on : Friday, November 24, 2017

    The hostess at the restaurant said “Bon Appetite Ma’am,” with a joyful grin. “I smile back with a ‘thank you’, then…Snap! Post! Pray! Paradoxically, we’ve made this almost our last priority. We quickly start eating the scrumptious meal like there …

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  • New Zealand tourism minister seeks advice for tourist levy for Great Walks

    Published on : Friday, November 24, 2017

    The government of New Zealand is investigating a levy on the international tourists using Great Walks tourism. The figure shows that the tourism department is now make up to 62% of the visitors on the nine trails.     The …

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  • Bus carrying Taiwanese tourists crashes in Iceland

    Published on : Friday, November 24, 2017

    In an interview Wang Jinyu, Chairman, Pyramid Travelling Agency confirmed that a group of Taiwanese tourists was involved in a car accident.   Consequently two of the members of the group had to be sent to the hospital where they …

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  • The economy of Cambodia is growing, booming its tourism market

    Published on : Friday, November 24, 2017

    The economy of Cambodia is predicted to remain strong and supple for the next two years, fueled by a shift to higher value-added manufacturing despite lingering concerns over political stability and the slowed growth of both the construction tourism and …

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  • Bay County’s tourism chief sees good days ahead in spite of challenges

    Published on : Friday, November 24, 2017

    In his 10 years tenure as Bay County’s tourism chief, Dan Rowe has seen a lot of sand and sun.   On the flip side, the executive director of the Tourist Development Council has also battled through the 2008 recession, …

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  • Indonesian tourism to hold ‘Bali and Beyond’ exhibition this month in Hong Kong

    Published on : Friday, November 24, 2017

    The Tourism Ministry of Indonesia is bringing a taste of Indonesia to Hong Kong through an exhibition called ‘Bali and Beyond’ that will be held on Nov. 26 – 27 at Amoy Plaza, Hong Kong.   The event will have …

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  • Buenos Aires generates more than half of Argentina’s travel and tourism GDP

    Published on : Thursday, November 23, 2017

    Buenos Aires generates more than a half of Argentina´s Travel & Tourism GDP, according to a report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), Latin America City Travel & Tourism Impact.   Latin America City Travel & Tourism Impact …

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  • Kerala intends to break new grounds in tourism through new policy

    Published on : Thursday, November 23, 2017

    Kerala’s new Tourism Policy 2017, which was unveiled by Kadakampally Surendran, minister for co-operation, tourism and Devaswom, Government of Kerala, intends to create new customised products to attract young travellers, professionals, students and artists to the state.   The policy …

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  • Tourism in The Netherlands witnesses robust growth

    Published on : Thursday, November 23, 2017

    The Netherlands witnessed a growth of foreign tourists visiting the country by 5.5 per cent to more than 15.8 million last year, according to a report by Statistics Netherlands and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The tourism growth is stronger …

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  • Australian tourism to reap big benefits from Ashes series

    Published on : Thursday, November 23, 2017

    Most people think of the Portuguese explorer when they hear the name Magellan. However, it is also the name of global equities fund manager that has paid millions to attach its name to the 2017-18 Ashes series.   But, by …

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  • Alipay forms a partnership with Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC)

    Published on : Thursday, November 23, 2017

    Alipay has formed a partnership with the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) for expanding its mobile payments platform into the nation’s tourism industry.   This partnership will educate and assist tourism business owners and staff so they are able to …

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  • Oman attracting visitors from all around

    Published on : Thursday, November 23, 2017

    Oman is drawing a lot of tourists from all over the world these days. Omani guides are assisting tourists to visit the attractions around.   Down the coastal road towards Salalah, tourists also visit the tropical fruit stands to snack …

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  • LateRooms.com is in the Driving Seat for Business Travel

    Published on : Thursday, November 23, 2017

    A new survey has revealed that 41% of employees want to travel more for business, and just under a quarter of employees (23%*) now request an additional night’s stay so they can explore their location. Commissioned by LateRooms.com Business, the …

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  • American Express Global Business Travel appoints new Managing Director for India

    Published on : Thursday, November 23, 2017

    American Express Global Business Travel announces today the appointment of Ashish Kishore as the new Managing Director for GBT, India. In his new role, Ashish will have overall management responsibility for GBT’s business in India. He will be part of …

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  • Chicago to reach and exceed its 2020 tourism goal by this year

    Published on : Thursday, November 23, 2017

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago is all set to meet his plans of attracting a record 55 million annual visitors to the Windy City much earlier than expected period.     Initially announced in 2014, Emanuel’s initiative had originally hoped …

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  • Dutch tourism growth witnesses stronger growth than other nations

    Published on : Thursday, November 23, 2017

    The number of foreign travellers arriving in Netherlands had increased by 5.5% to over 15.8 million last year as per a report published by Statistics Netherlands and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).   The tourism growth is stronger in the …

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  • Jamaica to add agricultural tourism

    Published on : Thursday, November 23, 2017

    The Government of Jamaica is now moving to promote the country as gastronomic tourism destination. For this Jamaica is welcoming all the stakeholders who are capable to hold up the country as gastronomic nation.       The farmer and …

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  • Jamaican tourism sector provides opportunities for local farmers

    Published on : Thursday, November 23, 2017

    Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, said that the tourism sector continues to offer opportunities to local farmers.   Mr. Hutchinson said that a close study of the country’s high food-import …

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  • Cambodia aims to attract more Chinese tourists

    Published on : Thursday, November 23, 2017

    Cambodia’s real estate sector growth is expected to develop further through active efforts by the government to increase the number of Chinese tourists in the country. The second national forum on the “China Ready for Cambodia Tourism” policy initiative took …

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  • Cyprus tourism breaks all record this year and pushes its economy

    Published on : Thursday, November 23, 2017

    Cyprus has bounced back after going through a five years bank crisis that almost brought down the economy of this island country. Foreign visitors have visited Cyprus in record numbers this year, therefore pushing up revenues. In the last two …

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