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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 …

  • DOT is crafting a halal tourism roadmap

    Published on : Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) is crafting a Halal Tourism Roadmap to further develop and expand arrivals from the Middle East and other Muslim nations.   DOT Undersecretary for Tourism Development Planning Benito C. Bengzon Jr. said, “As part of …

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  • The UAE has strengthened its performance in terms of global tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    With the help of strategic tourism initiatives and endless attractions, the United Arab Emirates has fortified its performance in terms of global tourism, which is a key component of its policy of economic diversification. This has placed the UAE among …

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  • JNTO makes impressive presence at the ATM, Dubai

    Published on : Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Last month, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) made a colourful impression at Arabian Travel Market in Dubai aiming to build on the 31 million visitors that it welcomed in 2018, marking an 8.7 per cent increase year-on-year. JNTO’s stand was …

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  • Chinese to drive Malaysia tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Chinese tourists who have been the prime driver in terms of growth across Southeast Asia in the last decade will carry on supporting Malaysia’s tourism growth, says a Malaysian research house.   Maybank Kim Eng explains in a report published …

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  • Swiss tourism gets a boost up from 12,000 Chinese guests

    Published on : Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Prospects for the long-suffering tourism sector of Switzerland are developing as it greets with an arm around 12,000 Chinese sales people on an incentive trip on May 2019. This was the single-biggest group of visitors in the country’s history.   …

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  • African tourism gets a new platform at Travel Indaba

    Published on : Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    The recently finished Africa Travel Indaba, the most popular tourism show of South Africa brought under one roof more than 6,500 delegates including 1,033 exhibitors and 1,502 buyers world over. Inaugurating the event at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention …

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  • Turkey targeting Indian wedding market to enhance tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Necip Fuat Ersoy, Managing Partner IMWF, said at the ongoing International MICE and Wedding Forum (IMWF) 2019 in the resort city of Antalya, India has become the primary origin market of international wedding tourism.   “The Indian weddings are a …

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  • Vietnam introduces tourism flights

    Published on : Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Bell, a Textron Inc. company, declared on May 13th that Northern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH North), a subsidiary of state-owned helicopter operator Vietnam Helicopter Corporation, has introduced helicopter tourism flights with the Bell 505 in Vietnam’s iconic Ha Long Bay …

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  • Border tourism blooms as apple pear flowers lure huge tourism numbers

    Published on : Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Dalia and her friends left their home in Russia’s Vladivostok, early morning to flock through a port to Ying’an township in northeast China’s border city of Hunchun.   They are among a growing number of Russian tourists going to Hunchun …

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  • Dakshin Kannada to launch small projects to boost tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Deputy Commissioner S. Sasikanth Senthil on Monday admitted that the district administration failed to promote tourism in a district rich with natural resources. He said it would launch five or six small projects to promote tourism immediately.   At a …

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