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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 …

  • Malaysia registers drastic increase in Chinese tourist arrivals in 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    The introduction of easier visa facilities for Chinese tourists helped Malaysia register a drastic increase in tourist arrivals from China last year, Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said.   The number of tourist arrivals between March and …

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  • Las Vegas Breaks Tourism Record, Welcoming 42.9 Million Visitors In 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    For the third consecutive year, Las Vegas continued historic visitation growth, setting a new all-time record. The “Entertainment Capital of the World” welcomed 42.9 million visitors in 2016, surpassing 2015’s record-setting 42.3 million.   “Las Vegas continues to see increased …

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  • 20% Travel Agent Commission on Luxury Tours to India

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Vilasa Luxury Travel, the newest luxury brand specializing in upscale, customizable tours to India, announced that it is offering travel agents 20% commission on all of its fixed itineraries, effective through April 30, 2017. Private programs are land-only and feature …

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  • Health experts urge Coca-Cola’s ‘Happy Holidays’ truck tour in Britain to be banned

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Around 108 health experts are asking the ‘Happy Holidays’ truck tour of Coca-Cola during Christmas holidays to be banned as they promote unhealthy lifestyle to the children.     During Christmas holidays, the Coca Cola truck has visited several places …

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  • Khiri Travel Experts Showcase Southeast Asia at FITUR

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Khiri Travel aims to open new markets for Spanish speaking B2B tour operators who wish to discover authentic local travel in Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia and the Maldives. Multiple award-winning Khiri Travel is bringing 23 years …

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  • MGTO publishes a compilation report of public opinions on Macao Tourism Industry Development

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) conducted a two-month-long public consultation for the “Macao Tourism Industry Development Master Plan” last year and completed the work of sorting out and analyzing the collected opinions. The Office now publishes a compilation report of …

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  • Israel witnesses record incoming tourism period during Sept-Dec 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Israel witnessed a record incoming tourism year in 2016 with the arrival of 2.9 million tourists, up 3.6%, compared with 2015. Infact, tourism hit an all-time high in September-December 2016 period. Israel attracted 250,000 tourists in December alone.   Minister …

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  • Uzbekistan cancels its visa-free policy disappointing the tourism sector

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Uzbekistan has brought a change in its tourist visa policy by cancelling plans to allow citizens of 27 countries to travel to the country visa-free as of April. However, the visa-free regime will only come into force in 2021. Nations …

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  • Slum tourism raises awareness about world’s poverty

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Many cities and countries in the world are still under poverty with widening gap between the rich and the poor. Despite controversy, slum tourism is a way for travelers to know more about poverty in specific areas of the world …

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  • Videogame tourism is the next best thing!

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    In today’s virtual world, even tourism and travel experiences are available in a virtual space like never before! Since travel fuels the basic human need for relocating and journeying into territories never seen before, virtual reality and videogames are the …

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  • Tourism is a key player in global economic progress

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Tourism has experienced sustainable growth and wonderful diversification to grow into one of the fastest-growing economic sectors of the world over the decades. Modern tourism is closely linked with development embracing growing number of new destinations. It’s a key driver …

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  • 2017 World Tourism Awards competition starts

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    The 2017 WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM and WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION competition started with an international Food Festival, since food is an important part of tourism promotion and experience. This event was attended by 56 countries and cities …

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  • New Tourism Ireland film shows what makes Ireland unique!

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Tourism Ireland has unveiled a new film called “Only on the island of Ireland will you find …”, featuring eight things that make the island of Ireland unique, including deserted beaches and a matchmaker’s dream. The short film showcases eight …

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  • Five Nights Exploring The Wonders Of Our Island Continent Just The Ticket For An Tourism Survey

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    More than three quarters (78 per cent) of Australians taking a well-deserved break over the summer season will spend an average of five nights away on holiday, with one in five spending more than $2000 on the trip according to …

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  • David Trubridge lights up Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 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 offer …

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  • Roman city Bath may soon become first in Britain to apply tourist tax

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Founded by the Romans as a thermal spa, the city of Bath may soon impose tourist tax in addition to the basic room rate and VAT for the overnight visitors.     The local council is considering to introduce “tourist …

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  • Tourism Australia’s major Business Events showcase to be hosted in Brisbane

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Tourism Australia today announced that its signature event for promoting Australia as a world-class incentive destination, Dreamtime, will be held in Brisbane, Queensland for the first time ever. As part of the Dreamtime program, Australian industry will have the opportunity …

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  • Thailand effectively deals with ‘zero-dollar’ tour groups!

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Thai tourism is all geared up in welcoming Chinese travelers with an eagerness to explore. Chinese travelers are the highest holidaymakers among the south East Asian countries.   These young holidaymakers are often described as ‘Chinese FIT’s’ which entails free …

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  • Oman stresses on affordable stay for sustainable tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    As the experts say, Oman is in the process of increasing more hotels to attract more tourists in the coming years. Specialists consider that tourism is one of the main areas that Oman needs to develop in order to reduce …

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  • Moroccan Tourism is about to boost $6 billion annually

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    Morocco is about to experience one of its biggest tourism revenue in Africa. To quote Abderrafie Zouitene, Director General of the Moroccan National Tourist Board, “Before, Morocco received on average 800 to 1,000 tourists per month, and today our resorts …

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