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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 …

  • IAATO members vote to develop an Antarctic conservation plan

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Newport, Rhode Island, USA: Members of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) have agreed to develop a science based conservation plan for the Antarctic Peninsula in collaboration with the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) to support decision …

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  • Stringent US Visa policy hampering its tourism

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    The United Nations has preserved this principle completely – “Everyone charged with a criminal offence shall have the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to the law” (ICCPR Article 14). Going by the above principle, why anyone …

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  • Actions to supercharge tourism success

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Priority actions for the incoming Government to supercharge the tourism industry’s success have been unveiled today by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.   Tourism for Tomorrow, the 2017 Tourism Election Manifesto, was released at TRENZ 2017, the industry’s most important international trade …

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  • It’s not all about the weather! New Tourism Ireland video reminds prospective visitors

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Tourism Ireland has created a new online film inviting potential visitors everywhere to come and discover the island of Ireland during the summer months and immerse themselves in our culture. Titled “What makes summer in Ireland so special”, the video …

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  • It’s ‘Buongiorno Irlanda’ for Italian travel agents

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    One of Italy’s leading tour operators, Francorosso, and 11 of its top-producing travel agents, have been visiting Ireland’s Ancient East this week – as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.   The group was here on a fact-finding visit, …

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  • Indonesia aiming to attract tourists with culinary tourism

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    According to Indonesia’s Tourism Ministry, the country wants to use culinary and shopping tourism for boosting visitor numbers from 12 million last year to 20 million by 2019.   Vita Datau, head of the Culinary and Shopping Tourism Acceleration Team, …

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  • Seychelles cancels candidature of Alain St. Ange for the UNWTO post

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    The Seychelles government has withdrawn the candidacy of its former minister of tourism for the post of Secretary General of the UNWTO following a request from the African Union (AU) because of the possibility of sanctions against the island nation. …

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  • Thai heart-felt welcome made WTTC Global Summit 2017 super successful

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    The World Travel and Tourism Council or the WTTC Global Summit, one of the biggest travel events of world took place in Southeast Asia for the first time. It was hosted by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the …

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  • The Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum welcomes East Mediterranean cruise

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    From May 23rd to May 24th of this year, the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, the biennial brand event for the international cruise and yachting industries, will be organized in Athens. Some of the major decision makers from the world’s largest …

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  • Greece expecting a massive surge in tourism 2017

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    The old harbor at Skopelos Island located in the eastern coast of Greece is about to experience the onset of its tourist season as it often does, in a relaxed fashion every year. In any great tavern, visitors can choose …

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  • China is experiencing a boom in tourism

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Mr Jack Wang, a member of the China International Travel Service (CITS) said that the Chinese tourism sector received about 138 million tourists in 2016. Wang told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Guangzhou City of Guangdong Province of …

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  • Tourism Ireland partners with Shannon Airport to grow German tourist numbers

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Tourism Ireland has teamed up with Shannon Airport, to promote the new Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt and to grow German tourist numbers this summer. The campaign, which gets under way this week, is highlighting Shannon Airport as the gateway to …

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  • Lithuania aims to attract more Chinese tourists

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Bordering the Baltic Sea, Lithuanians praise their own “land of amber”, which according to them, sits in the geographic center of Europe and is a relatively rare gem of the continent. Olga Goncarova, from Lithuania’s State Department of Tourism, says …

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  • Doing the business for Ireland in Mexico

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Ireland is being promoted as a top destination for business tourism this week, at the annual Meeting & Incentive Forum (M&I Forum) – Americas 2017, which is taking place in Cancún, Mexico. Tourism Ireland, together with a delegation of 11 …

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  • Egypt plans to promote pilgrim tourism

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Egypt is planning to create a new wave in its tourism sector by promoting the route that the holy family is believed to have travelled through the Arab country when it fled from Palestine.   The Egyptian tourism federation said …

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  • American travellers to Cuba to grow seven fold by 2025

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    A new report reveals that American visitors to Cuba could increase by seven times by 2025. The results might bring enormous strain to the Caribbean island’s infrastructure.     The report, drawn up by the Boston Consulting Group, notes that …

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  • New Zealand government pools in $178 million to boost tourism

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    The government of New Zealand has declared a brand new Tourism Infrastructure Fund worth $102 million for upgraded tourism infrastructure for the Department of Conservation alongside the existent $76million, ahead of the 2017 budget.   This tourism fund is expected …

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  • Malaysia reaps benefits over diplomatic difference between China and South Korea

    Published on : Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    The ongoing diplomatic difference of opinion between China and South Korea could reportedly be helping casino operators in other Asian nations including Genting Malaysia via its Resorts World Genting integrated casino resort. According to a report from GGRAsia, the number …

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  • Taiwanese travel portal launched in the Philippines to boost tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Asia’s foremost online tours and activities-platform provider KKday has just expanded in the Philippines due to its growth potential, particularly in trade and tourism industries.   To quote KKday Regional Executive Director for Southeast Asia Jim Chang, “We look at …

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  • New South Korean President says he’s open to visit North Korea

    Published on : Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Newly-elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that he is willing to visit North Korea, and to negotiate with China and the United States over the controversial deployment of a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea.   Moon won …

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