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  • A road show in Jaipur from J&K Tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    A road show and a seminar were organized in Jaipur today by the Department of Tourism in collaboration with J&K Hoteliers’ Club. The chief guest at this event was Mr. Arun Chaturvedi, Minister of Social Welfare, Minority Affairs and Wakf …

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  • Fiji tourism depends a lot on climate change adaptability

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    The sustainable development of Fiji and the tourism sector of the Pacific depend heavily on their ability to adapt to climate change. During an event hosted by the UNWTO, this was said by Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands and …

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  • 2016 saw a 3.9% growth in global tourists

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    Although plagued by challenges, international tourism remained robust in 2016, according to the UNWTO. The UNWTO said that international tourist arrivals grew by 3.9%, reaching a total of 1.2 billion. Last year, some 46 million more tourists, with overnight visitors …

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  • Dr. Mzembi is a worthy contender for UNWTO Secretary-General

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    Dr. Walter Mzembi is one of the top contenders for the new UNWTO Secretary-General’s position. He is competing for the same with other top contenders for the position.   However, he is quite optimistic for winning the title. He has …

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  • UNWTO welcomes 5-day visa-free policy by Belarus to citizens of 80 states

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    UNWTO has expressed its full support to the decision of the Government of Belarus to launch the 5-day visa-free policy that will be applicable to travelers from 80 countries. The measure aims at advancing seamless travel and attracting visitors, particularly …

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  • Tokyo Wonderland on January 30, 2017

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    With the relaxation of short-term visa requirements, the number of Indian tourists to Japan is growing steadily, finally topping 100,000 in 2015.   Looking ahead to the 2020 Olympics/Paralympics and beyond, Tokyo, the Gateway to Japan, is playing an increasingly …

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  • Hampi – Where the past encourages exploration!

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    Hampi has been attracting considerable attention over the years. It even has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But does a village located in the Northern part of Karnataka have to gradually capture the interest of travelers India and …

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  • UNWTO states tourism witnessed 3.9% growth in 2016

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    The United Nations World Tourism Organisation , UNWTO said in its last report that the demand for international tourism continued to remain quite strong in the year 2016 though there have been several challenges.   This organization said that the …

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  • “GSTC Industry Criteria” Formally Released

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce the release of the GSTC Industry Criteria, which had been under development for most of 2016.   The GSTC Industry Criteria serve as the 3rd revision to GSTC Hotel & …

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  • Holiday Like A Local In New Zealand

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    Gardens made of driftwood and shells, beaches by the front door and bush-enclosed backyards, the Kiwi bach (holiday house) captures the spirit of New Zealand.     New Zealanders have always been drawn to out-of-the way places, where barrel waves …

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  • The Year of the Rooster off to a great start as the largest-ever erformance line-up made the 2017

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) celebrated the first evening of the Year of the Rooster (28 January) with the splendid 2017 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade in Tsim Sha Tsui. Themed “Best Fortune. World Party.”, the …

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  • Lights at Rio de Janeiro’s Olympics stadium disconnected due to unpaid bills

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Due to a row over unpaid power bills, the lights have gone out at Rio de Janeiro’s crumbling Maracana stadium, the Brazilian news portal O Globo reported.   The football stadium, which played host to the opening and closing ceremonies …

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  • Southern Queensland Tourism Industry Conference to focus on digital tourism

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Featuring a program packed with inspiring guest speakers, practical training and fun networking opportunities, the 12th edition of the Southern Queensland Tourism Industry Conference will be held from Feb 21 – at the Kingaroy Town Hall in Kingaroy.   The …

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  • Queensland on Tour Europe to promote unrivalled holiday experiences

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    As part of Tourism and Events Queensland’s (TEQ) Queensland on Tour roadshow, several Queensland tourism operators travelled across Continental Europe to sell the State’s unrivalled holiday experiences.   The delegation met with more than 300 key international tourism trade partners …

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  • Gold Coast to host Magic Millions Carnival and Race Day for another five years

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    The Magic Millions Carnival and Race Day has been secured by the Gold Coast for a further five years. Minister for Tourism and Major Events Kate Jones announced the new agreement recently.   “The Magic Millions Carnival and Race Day …

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  • China launches largest tourism ad campaign ‘Beautiful China’ in France

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    The China National Tourism Administration recently launched “Beautiful China” Silk Road series advertisements in France earning huge attention from the country’s tourism industry.   The advertisement was launched with a full coverage by TV channels, online videos, webpage ads and …

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  • Over 6 million Chinese chose to spend Lunar New Year holiday abroad

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    This year more than 6 million Chinese chose to spend the holiday abroad making China’s week-long Lunar New Year holiday, which began Friday, become a “Golden Week” for overseas tourist destinations.   The China National Tourism Administration described it as …

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  • Painting the town red! Trinity College and Mansion House among 12 Dublin sites illuminated

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    For the second year in a row, some of Dublin’s best-known buildings were illuminated in red this evening (Friday, 27 January), to mark the 2017 Chinese New Year and welcome the Year of the Rooster.   Following last year’s inaugural …

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  • Northern Ireland golf on ‘par’ with the best – at PGA Show in Florida swings into action

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Tourism Ireland’s golf promotional programme for 2017 kicked off this week in Orlando, Florida. Thirteen (13) golf and tourism operators from Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland, as well as three American golf tour operators, have joined Tourism Ireland …

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  • Ireland golf on ‘par’ with the best – at PGA Show in Florida

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Tourism Ireland’s golf promotional programme for 2017 kicked off this week in Orlando, Florida. Thirteen (13) golf and tourism operators from around the island of Ireland, as well as three American golf tour operators, have joined TourismIreland at the PGA …

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