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The World Tourism Day celebration returns to Vizag after 3 years gap

The official Tourism Day celebration programme of Andhra Pradesh government will be hosted in the Vizag, after three years. Though on a low profile this year, on Sunday, the programme would take place at the VMRDA Children’s Arena in Siripuram. …

  • Canadian tourism is attracting more foreign tourists

    Published on : Monday, January 23, 2017

    Around 18 million foreign visitors came to Canada in 2015. It was the largest tourist destination in the last nine years according to a report by Statistique Canada. The tourism industry of Canada also did a good job, attracting some …

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  • RAKTDA signs up for sustainable tourism program

    Published on : Monday, January 23, 2017

    Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), the agency in charge of developing Ras Al Khaimah’s tourism infrastructure and promotions has signed up for the United Nations’ sustainable tourism program.   As part of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism …

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  • Spain’s tourism sector gains from gay tourism market

    Published on : Monday, January 23, 2017

    Travel and tourism sector is reviving its offers for gay tourists, who spend more when holidaying in sunny spots like Ibiza. This trend was studied at the FITUR tourism fair in Madrid, which came to an end this Sunday. Spain’s …

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  • ASEAN tourism industry is all geared toward boosting its international arrival

    Published on : Monday, January 23, 2017

    This year 10 ASEAN nations are all focused on increasing their respective international tourism arrival statistics from 109 million to 120 million. Visit ASEAN @50, a regional tourism campaign is working as a major push to make this dream a …

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  • Turkey’s tourism industry suffers setback

    Published on : Monday, January 23, 2017

    Turkish tourism business internationally has suffered badly due to political troubles. The unrest and civil war in neighboring countries including Iraq and Syria have had a spillover effect on Turkey, which is, at present, considered as unsafe by tourists from …

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  • MGTO gets well prepared for Spring Festival Golden Week

    Published on : Monday, January 23, 2017

    With the seven-day-long Spring Festival Golden Week (27 January – 2 February) approaching, Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is strenuously getting prepared for the peak period with a variety of measures adopted as follows: activation of tourism notification system, more …

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  • UK travel buyers blame increased prices on Brexit

    Published on : Monday, January 23, 2017

    UK business travel buyers are facing higher prices thanks to Brexit. Seven months to the day Britons voted in the European Referendum and less than a week since Prime Minister Theresa May set out her stall for a hard Brexit, …

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  • “Discovering Vietnamese Tet festival” program to open

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    The program attracts some artisans across the country to review traditional arts of Vietnam. On February 13-14, the museum will also organize cultural types of arts, including Chiêng tha (Brau); Bôông Bôông, Đing pú (Brau); Tơ rưng (Bana); Gongs and …

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  • Quang Binh to promote tourism on TripAdvisor

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    TripAdvisor is the leading travel consumer rating and review site, allowing users to set plans and book their trips. In addition, the site also provides advice from millions of tourists and choices for holidaymakers. It creates the world’s largest tourist …

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  • ASEAN Tourism Forum – ATF 2017 kicks off

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    ATF – the biggest annual event of ASEAN tourism cooperation is organized alternately among the member countries since its inauguration in Malaysia in 1981. In 2017, the ATF with the theme “Shaping our Tourism Journey Together” is hosted in Singapore …

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  • Imperial citadel newly-excavated area opened to tourists

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    The centre will display materials on Doan Mon playground and hold an exhibition on Vietnam’s imperial clothing, with 15 sets of clothes worn by Trinh Lords and Nguyen Kings. Exhibitions on Tet (Lunar New Year) pictures, Vietnam’s heritage photos, bonsais …

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  • Quang Ninh: border tourism thrives

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    Mong Cai City is one of the province’s four tourism hubs. It lured 1.6 million arrivals in 2016, and earned 1.1 trillion VND (48.4 million USD), up 52 percent and 47 percent from 2015, respectively. In 2016, Mong Cai introduced …

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  • Jetstar Pacific deploys online check-in service

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    Accordingly, passengers flying with Jetstar Pacific starting from Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang City. The service is only applicable to passengers holding Vietnamese nationality and having no luggage. Previously, the airline also applied mobile check-in service …

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  • Traditional Tet in Ha Noi Old Quarter

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    At Kim Ngan Communal House, visitors will study folk painting styles of northern Vietnam, including Hang Trong, Kim Hoang and Dong Ho. At the Heritage House at 87 Ma May street, the atmosphere to welcome Tet of Ha Noi people …

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  • Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien meets Secretary General of UNWTO

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    In his speech, Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien spoke highly of the UNWTO’s significant support to the development of Vietnam’s tourism in recent years. He also proposed the UNWTO to enhance its assistances and cooperation with Vietnam’s tourism in the coming …

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  • Showcasing Northern Ireland to Scottish travel professionals

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    A delegation of tourism businesses from Northern Ireland was in Glasgow this week, taking part in Tourism Ireland’s first promotion of 2017 in Scotland – a B2B workshop and networking event with key travel professionals.   In all, 25 tourism …

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  • Ireland is a ‘sure bet’ in Las Vegas

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    The island of Ireland was promoted as a top destination for business tourism this week, at Incentive Live in Las Vegas.   Incentive Live is one of the leading events for business tourism and incentive buyers based in North America, …

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  • Jordan offers visa-on-arrival for Indians for boosting tourism

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    With close proximity with India, Jordan with its rich cultural and architectural history and famous attractions like the Dead Sea, Petra and Wadi Rum has been attracting tourists from India for long, witnessed 50,000 tourists from India last year. Ashit …

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  • Grants awarded to Brownville and Lexington for developing tourism

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    State grants have been awarded to Brownville and Lexington for upgrading facilities to attract tourists. Brownville was given a grant of $350,000 from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s block grant program for refurbishing the Brownville Concert Hall to make …

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  • INVESTOUR 2017 gathers over 20 African Ministers of Tourism in Madrid

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    In the last eight years, INVESTOUR has become a unique platform for exchange of information and for business opportunities in the African continent. The event has counted in its 8th edition with the participation of more than 20 Ministers of …

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