TOURISM NEWS

Ali-Asghar Shalbafian becomes the Deputy Minister for Tourism in Iran

Ali-Asghar Shalbafian became Iran’s Deputy Minister for Tourism, substituting Vali Teymouri who took the position in October 2018. In addition, the Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Minister named Ali Darabi as his deputy for cultural heritage affairs. Darabi put back …

  • Holland to continue tourism promotion despite adverse media reports

    Published on : Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    Tourism professionals and avid travellers in all probability saw the headlines a few weeks ago. “Netherlands revolts against over-tourism as sites trampled by influx,” read the Telegraph story, asserting that locals and authorities alike were fed up with over-tourism.   …

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  • Indonesian minister wants to turn Bandung into prime destination

    Published on : Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    Indonesian Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said he wanted to make Bandung Regency a Special Economic Zone (KEK) as a tourist destination by developing its existing potential and improving attractions, accessibility and amenities.   The minister considered Ciwidey in the regency …

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  • Many tourism hotspots are now feeling the strain of overcrowding and badly behaved tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    Japan’s Nanzoin Temple is famous for its huge statue of a reclining Buddha. Its custodians are quite wary about the hordes of tourists that the temple attracts. Signs in 12 languages now caution foreign visitors that they may not enter …

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  • 2019 looks promising for Turkish inbound tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    Last year, the world’s international tourism business grew by 6 percent, totaling 1.4 million tourists, going up from 1.34 million earlier. This surprise growth in international tourism doubled the global economic growth rate of 3.7 percent.   The UNWTO has …

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  • Booming tourism creates bond among Asian countries

    Published on : Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    For many tourists, Asian countries present an array of exotic attractions.   Boasting more than 550 world heritage sites and almost 250 intangible cultural heritages, Asia is a land of vast tourism resources. Also, the continent lures world travelers with …

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  • Eurovision 2019 is expected to drive tourism in Israel

    Published on : Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    Eurovision 2019 didn’t bring tens of thousands of tourists that Israel had expected. However, a day after the international song contest ended, Israel’s tourism industry is counting on the massive media exposure that Eurovision generated to attract many more tourists …

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  • South Pacific Tourism Exchange held in Auckland turns out successful

    Published on : Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    The South Pacific Tourism Exchange held in Auckland, New Zealand earlier this month turned out to be a successful one.   South Pacific Tourism Organisation Chief Executive Officer, Chris Cocker said that it’s one of the best that they have …

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  • Tourism contributes £187 million to the Dundee economy in 2018

    Published on : Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    As per latest figures, tourism contributed £187 million to the Dundee economy last year, going up £16 million from the previous year.   Tourism bosses said that an 8.7% increase means visitors are spending more than ever before in the …

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  • Puri tourism trying to recover post Cyclone Fani

    Published on : Monday, May 20, 2019

    Puri’s tourism sector is gradually getting back to normalcy after Cyclone Fani ripped through coastal Odisha on May 3, causing significant damage to hotels and other infrastructure in the district. Meanwhile, tourists are back on the beach and a few …

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  • Guatemala partners with UNWTO to launch Sustainable Tourism Observatory

    Published on : Monday, May 20, 2019

    The new Observatory is located in the city of La Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a leading tourism destination. Led by the Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo (INGUAT) and supported by the Guatemalan government, the Observatory will periodically …

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