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Bali begins gradual reopening of tourism after three months of lockdown

After observing nearly three months of coronavirus lockdown restrictions, Indonesia’s resort island of Bali has finally decided to reopen its tourism sector.

  • Kwese Victoria Falls Sevens promotes sports tourism

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    The Kwese Victoria Falls Sevens was launched yesterday with Kwese TV announcing a five-year partnership agreement with Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU). The debut edition of the tournament which will feature eight yet to be confirmed national teams, will be held …

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  • Moscow preparing to welcome more tourists from China this year

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Marking the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution, Moscow is preparing to welcome more tourists from China this year, deputy head of Moscow’s department for sport and tourism Konstantin Goryainov told Russia’s TASS news agency on Tuesday.   Chinese citizens …

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  • US travel ban to hinder tourism economic benefits, says UNWTO

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    The United States has been hugely condemned by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for the travel ban it issued on nationals and refugees of seven Islamic countries at the order of President Donald Trump.   UNWTO Secretary General …

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  • Tourism considered key contributor to investment growth in Indonesia

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Indonesia remains an attractive destination for investors, with tourism considered key contributor to investment growth, Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) said.   The statement was made by BKPM Chairman Thomas Lembong. He added that on the basis of nearly US$44 …

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  • Vietnam’s e-visa to attract more foreign tourists

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Vietnam hopes to gain a breakthrough in attracting foreign tourists with the launch of 30-day single-entry electronic visas to visitors from 40 countries from Feb 1.   Director General of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism Nguyen Van Tuan said …

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  • Ethiopia to transform its tourism sector inspired by Seychelles tourism

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Ethiopia is striving hard to earn a big name in tourism and for this the African country is keen to benefit from the experience of Seychelles in tourism. The Indian Ocean island nation has vast experience in the tourism sector. …

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  • Top 5 Things To Do In Northland on Waitangi Day

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Waitangi Day is a public holiday held on 6 February every year to commemorate the signing of New Zealand’s founding document – the Treaty of Waitangi – in 1840. Named for Waitangi in the northern region of New Zealand (where …

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  • A mobile app made regional Australian tourism a hit

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Couchsurfing, an app that links the travelers looking for free accommodation with the host has more than four million users with 400,000 hosts across the globe. It began in 2004. A central Queensland host used this app to bring her …

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  • High quality tourist strategy of Thailand pays off effectively

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    The tourism industry gurus of Thailand are quite optimistic that the country will experience health tourism trend just like the last year as the strategy of quality tourism paid off effectively. Thailand is expected to earn more than 733 billion …

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  • $1m tourism promotional deal has been signed between Etihad and Thailand

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    This Tuesday, Thai Tourism agency and Etihad Airways signed US$ 1 million contract in order to promote South East Asian countries in Middle East and Europe. The contract will be effective from this month with equal amount of spent by …

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  • Vizag taking its tourism to new heights

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    Termed as the ‘Jewel of East Coast’, with its scenic stretch of beaches and lush hills, Vizag recently got a boost CII Partnership Summit with several MoUs signed with investors.   This got Vizag’s tourism potential several notches higher. AP …

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  • Hawaii tourism sets new records in visitors

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    In 2016, Hawaii’s tourism industry set new records, adding $15.6 billion into the economy and $1.82 billion into the State’s tax coffers. This has also given rise to the number of jobs compared to the year before. Visitor arrivals were …

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  • Ancient Culture Meets Modern Metropolis in USTOA’s Latest Video Series

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    The larger-than-life luxury and exotic desert landscapes of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, are captured in the Modern Explorer video series produced by the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA). The three-part video series follows Max Aly …

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  • “Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 2017 Probes Growth Prospects

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    While the global cruise industry’s outlook remains strong in 2017, local geopolitical tensions have impacted the East Med’s performance as a sea tourism region. Industry stakeholders will come together at the 4th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum this spring in Athens …

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  • Scoot Appoints New General Manager Australia

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    Scoot has appointed a new General Manager, Australia — Jared Simcox — effective immediately.   Jared’s roots have been firmly planted in all aspects of aviation. Having once dreamt of becoming a pilot, he has also experienced life as a …

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  • Al Bustan Centre and Residence celebrates a successful participation at DSF 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    Al Bustan Centre and Residence, the popular hotel-apartment among tourists and businessmen in the heart of Dubai, recently celebrated the success of their participation in DSF 2017as they awarded the lucky shoppers who won exciting prizes.   As part of …

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  • VisitScotland: Making tasty tracks

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    The food and drink on one of Scotland’s most iconic train journeys has received VisitScotland’s Taste Our Best award in recognition of its use of quality Scottish produce.   Caledonian Sleeper, operated by Serco since April 2015, has been awarded …

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  • Viking Festival kick-starts historical year for Scotland

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    Over 800 Vikings, a huge dragon ship set ablaze by flying torches and a crowd of five thousand spectators – for 24 hours, on the last Tuesday of January, the town of Lerwick on the Scottish archipelago of Shetland goes …

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  • Iran halts granting visas to US citizens post Trump’s travel ban

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    In response to Washington’s recent travel ban against citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, the country has stopped granting visas to U.S. citizens. Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, made the announcement.   “We will not issue visa for Americans,” …

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  • Ticket prices hiked for foreigners visiting Cambodia’s famed Angkor park

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    Foreign tourists to Cambodia might need to empty their pockets a bit more, as the country has hiked ticket prices for foreigners visiting famed Angkor archaeological park starting from today Feb 1, 2017.   The price for a one-day ticket …

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