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FAITH makes SOS requests to Government to support Tourism

Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality, the policy federation of all the national associations representing the complete tourism, travel and hospitality industry of India (ADTOI, ATOAI, FHRAI, HAI, IATO, ICPB, IHHA, ITTA, TAAI, TAFI) & cause partner AIRDA …

  • David Trubridge lights up Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua

    Published on : Friday, January 13, 2017

    Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua and New Zealand designer David Trubridge have partnered to create a new nocturnal tourism experience: the Redwoods Nightlights.     Incorporating unique creations from the internationally-acclaimed design and sustainability champion David Trubridge, the new night-time experience will …

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  • Day Trippin’: Surf, Shops, Foods & Friends The Best Things To Do In Summer

    Published on : Friday, January 13, 2017

    Australians will be catching up with friends and family, lunching and dining, shopping till they drop and soaking up the sun on summer day trips according to the results of a national poll commissioned by the Tourism & Transport Forum …

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  • Parade for Celebration of the Year of the Rooster comes into spotlight on the third and eighth day

    Published on : Friday, January 13, 2017

    Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) will present its mega festive event in celebration of Chinese New Year together with residents and visitors, entitled the “Parade for Celebration of the Year of the Rooster”, on the third day (30 January) and …

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  • Despite political unrest, terrorism Israeli tourism remains strong

    Published on : Friday, January 13, 2017

    Reports of terrorist attacks and political unrest are all pervasive in the media. It almost feels as though these types of reports have become as common as local weather reports. While the world continues to experience a dramatic increase in …

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  • Asking for investment to sustainable tourism in New Zealand

    Published on : Friday, January 13, 2017

    Though New Zealand is considered one of the preferred holiday destinations among many, Jucy CEO Tim Alpe thinks different. Alpe believes that major investment is required to take tourism of this country to further heights and sustain its development. Alpe …

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  • Microsoft veteran roped in for IT chief for Tourism Australia

    Published on : Friday, January 13, 2017

    Australian tourism has tapped Microsoft’s local enterprise mobility and security lead, Jason Flynn, to be the organisation’s new IT chief.   Before Microsoft Australia, Flynn was the software vendor’s lead technology strategist and in his role, he worked with a …

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  • Kenya’s tourism looks bright with increase of conference tourism

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Kenya is continuing to reap on the advantages of last year’s visits by the Pope and former US President Barack Obama. Kenya is now one of the most sought after countries for high-level conferences, meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) …

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  • Spanish tourism sector grows for fourth consecutive year

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    The strong performance of the Spanish tourism sector continued for the fourth consecutive year. The number of visitors to Spain hit a new record in 2016 for a fourth consecutive year, the government said on Thursday. This was helped by …

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  • Vietnam’s Mekong Delta city expects to welcome 5.6 million tourists in 2017

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Vietnam’s Mekong Delta city of Can Tho has set a target to attract 5.6 million tourists in 2017, including over 600,000 foreigners, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.   Can Tho will implement a project to build tourist sites, including Ninh …

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  • Los Angeles becomes first US city to welcome over one million Chinese visitors in a year

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    The year 2016 was a big year for Los Angeles’ tourism industry. Los Angeles has emerged as the first ever US city destination to welcome over one million visitors from China in one year, China’s Xinhua news agency reported authorities …

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  • Melbourne kicks off final countdown to 2017 Australian Open, expected to boost tourism

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Melbourne is all geared up host the 2017 Australian Open this month. The final countdown to the 2017 Grand Slam was officially kicked off on January 8 in the presence of Acting Minister for Sport Philip Dalidakis and Craig Tiley, …

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  • Donegal promotes its tourism with its range of awards

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Tourism promoters in Donegal are sketching out their strategy to maximize the feel good factor from the various high profile honors awarded to Donegal in 2016. National Geographic Traveller named the county as the “coolest place on the planet” and …

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  • Nepal tourism shows signs of recovery

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    After being hit by twin disasters of destructive earthquake and crippling trade embargo in 2015, Nepal tourism experienced a much time last year. Foreign tourist arrivals rose to 39.71% to 753,002 in 2016, boosted by maximum visitor growth from India, …

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  • Tibet in China to launch toilet revolution to encourage tourism

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    In order to improve sanitary conditions and boost tourism, a “toilet revolution” will begin this year with heavy investment in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, Xinhua news agency reported. Losang Jamcan, chairman of the regional government, said the region will …

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  • Upgraded Lake Fyans to give visitors more reason to tour the Grampians

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    In a bid to to boost local tourism, create new jobs and support the iconic Grampian region, the Victoria government has sanctioned fund of $187,500 for its redevelopment, the work on which commenced today. The first sod was turned on …

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  • Crackdown on cheap package tours hits Thai tourism

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    For the Lunar New Year, Chinese hotel bookings to Thailand have plummeted as a result of crackdown on cheap package tours hitting visitor numbers from its biggest source of holiday-makers. Tourism is very important for Thailand given that its economic …

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  • Hungary holds great promise for European tourism

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Since 2010, global tourism is growing every year. If all things go well, this growth trend will continue in 2017 as well. And this could bring good news for the Hungarian tourism sector. Recently, Hungarian news site Portfolio studied the …

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  • Agadir tourism shows promising growth in 2016

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    The statistics for the month of December has been released by the Agadir Regional Tourism Board (CRT) along with a collective data for the whole of 2016. In spite of a difficult year for international tourism, the results show growth. …

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  • Los Angeles reaps from record-breaking tourism numbers!

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    In 2016, Los Angeles had a record number of visitors. However, many had apprehensions that such hordes of tourists could cause trouble for some neighbourhoods. To quote LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, “This is L.A.’s moment. Los Angeles is welcoming more …

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  • VisitScotland: Tourism on road to £16bn investment

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Scotland’s tourism industry stands to benefit from investment of over £16 billion over the next three years, a joint initiative between VisitScotland and its key local and national partners has revealed.   The updated Tourism Development Framework, first published in …

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