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  • Nepal tourism headed towards revival in 2016 driven by Chinese and India tourists

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Nepal tourism saw some positive numbers in 2016 after the Himalayan country suffered badly in 2015 from a powerful earthquake, and India’s blockade that kept tourists away. All the tourism positivity thanks to the arrivals of tourists from China and …

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  • Upgraded Mortlake streetscape in Victoria to provide attractive public spaces for tourists

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    The upgraded Mortlake streetscape was officially opened today by Victoria’s Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford. The upgrade will revitalise the town’s central business area, improve safety and provide attractive public spaces for locals and visitors to catch up, shop …

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  • Lights by DreamWorks to attract over 3 lakh tourists to Australia

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Rosebud’s Foreshore will light up with an Australian-first exhibition of some of DreamWorks Animation’s best known characters in a large-scale lantern experience in April this year.   It will attract more than 300,000 local and international visitors who will marvel …

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  • New tourism program for Sri Lanka from Australia

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    The Australian government will provide 1.6 billion rupees in aid and technical assistance for four years for strengthening Sri Lanka’s tourism sector, by providing training and mentoring for employees and small businesses. This program will help Sri Lanka develop a …

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  • Global medical tourism needs to overcome barriers

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Many issues within the medical tourism industry can be overcome with greater communication from all parties. With the election of current U.S. President Donald Trump, there is intense speculation about healthcare in the U.S. Most of these discussions focus entirely …

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  • More than 65,000 tourists travel in Gobustan in 2016

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Above the Gobustan town of Azerbaijan lie some of the world’s most important petroglyphs – stone and iron-age figures carved thousands of years ago, and is now considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This area has more than 600,000 beautiful …

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  • Padang City is preparing to become a halal tourism destination

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    City of Padang, Indonesia is preparing itself to become a halal tourism destination since West Sumatra has become the standard of world halal tourism spot in 2016. The Mayor of Padang Mahyeldi said that the reason for this region to …

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  • List released for the world’s fastest-growing tourist destinations

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    As of 2016, five countries saw the largest growth in tourism as per the UNWTO’s 2016 Tourism Highlights released recently, featuring the world’s most visited destinations in 2015. France was the top country with 84.5 million visitors and the United …

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  • A new tourism region in Western Alberta attracts tourists

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    A new tourism region takes shape in Western Alberta, due to the joint efforts of the Town of Rocky Mountain House, the Village of Caroline, and Clearwater County. This new tourism region has been named as David Thompson Country, which …

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  • Spain thrives from tourism with 9.9% increased visitors

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    In 2016, number of visitors to Spain hit a new record according to Alvaro Nadal, the Minister for Energy and Tourism. It was the 4th consecutive year with numbers boosted by security concerns in Mediterranean holiday destinations like Turkey and …

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  • Suriname tourism director rests his hopes on the Guianas

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Director of Suriname Tourism Foundation (STF) Jerry A-Kum shared few achievements as well as current and future plans of his organization for improving the tourism product of his native Suriname and the Guianas. STF is the official tourism body of …

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  • Candidates queue up for UNWTO Secretary-General post

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    The countdown for the position of the UNWTO Secretary-General which is slated in May this year has already started with more candidates in the pipeline. Among the top possible candidates are: Dr. Walter Mzembi, Zimbabwe’s Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister, …

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  • Strong International Tourist Growth Just The Tip Of The Iceberg

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) has welcomed the newest overseas arrival figures as a great start to the year and called on all levels of government to work with the tourism and transport industries to develop a strong …

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  • VisitScotland: Tracing your #ScotSpirit

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    NOT many people are able to say that they can give others a ‘sense of who they are’, but this is exactly what tour guide and genealogist Ian Walker does for a living.   Dumfriesshire-born Ian stars in the latest …

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  • Tourism Ireland teams up with top French travel platform

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    This is the first time that Tourism Ireland has worked with TourMag and the joint promotion includes online ads on TourMag.com, as well as a webinar (online training seminar) for French travel agents all about the island of Ireland. This …

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  • Study says Europe offers most economic holidays for UK travellers

    Published on : Saturday, January 14, 2017

    A recent study suggested that in entire World, Europe offers the most pocket friendly holiday options to the travellers from the United Kingdom. The study was conducted by the foreign currency seller ‘Post Office Travel Money’, which compared various travel …

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  • Taoiseach lends a hand to promote Ireland in Spain

    Published on : Friday, January 13, 2017

    Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been in Madrid this week, to meet with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. Yesterday (12 January), he met with Tourism Ireland staff, as well as leading Spanish tour operators and airlines who programme and sell holidays …

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  • International Chinese New Year Night Parade to ring in the Year of the Rooster

    Published on : Friday, January 13, 2017

    Organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), the 2017 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade will be held on the first day of Chinese New Year (28 January) in Tsim Sha Tsui. It is one of the …

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  • Maldives and Sri Lanka are new choice for honeymoon travellers

    Published on : Friday, January 13, 2017

    Every couple looks forward to their honeymoon. A brief getaway from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives, honeymoon gives couples the much needed and rare privacy. During these private moments, the intimate bond between them grows further. Considering …

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  • New Zealand calls for more investment for sustainable tourism

    Published on : Friday, January 13, 2017

    Tourism industry experts in New Zealand believe that the country needs more investment in the tourism sector in order to sustain the ever growing number of visitors to the country.     The CEO of New Zealand’s tourism agency ‘Jucy’, …

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