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Oman set to resume tourist visa grant

Oman has decided to resume the process of granting tourist visas to people visiting on trips arranged by hotels and travel companies, after they were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Gulf state resumed international flights on October 1 but …

  • Celebrate Chinese New Year of the Rooster on Al Maryah Island

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Welcome the Year of the Rooster this Chinese New Year with a colorful program of Far Eastern performances and activities on Al Maryah Island this January.  From Chinese dragon dances, to an exciting food market, the island will be packed …

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  • Hunan province hosts meeting of CNTA heads of overseas offices

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    China’s Changsha in Hunan province played host to a meeting of heads of CNTA overseas offices. The CNTA heads reported on their work in 2016, including tourism publicity and promotion, market surveys, emergency response, and team capacity building and management. …

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  • China-Switzerland Tourism Year of 2017 to be jointly hosted by the two countries

    Published on : Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    China and Switzerland has entered into a new cultural cooperation agreement based on which the China-Switzerland Tourism Year of 2017 will be jointly hosted by the two countries. This move will strengthen bilateral tourism cooperation between China and Switzerland.   …

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  • New year get-together for representatives of foreign travel agencies held in Beijing

    Published on : Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    The China National Tourism Association (CNTA) staged the new year get-together for representatives of foreign travel agencies in Beijing on January 9. The event attracted nearly a hundred of them, including Danish and Nepalese ambassadors to China, Australian envoy, as …

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  • CEE media visit to China arouses interest of CEE tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    The China National Tourism Administration office in Budapest had invited 47 journalists from 13 Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries to visit China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Sichuan and Yunan, as well as to the 2016 China International Travel Mart. …

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  • China hosts 2017 National Work Conference on the Tourism Market

    Published on : Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    In order to implement the decisions made by the just concluded National Tourism Work Conference, National Work Conference on the Tourism Market was held in Changsha, Hunan province on January 14. The conference also focused on summarizing the work in …

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  • Deccan Odyssey’s 2017 Companion Scheme launched

    Published on : Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    Keeping with the growing interest in experiencing India’s pride – Deccan Odyssey, the award-winning luxury train operated by Cox & Kings, an exclusive Companion Offer on select journeys starting January 2017. Travel enthusiasts can book a lavish twin-sharing cabin in …

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  • VisitScotland: Burns Night 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    Get everyone together for a night of haggis, whisky and poetry on Burns Night this year, Wednesday 25 January!   With dry January (potentially!) losing its allure at this stage of the month, VisitScotland invites you to join Scots all …

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  • Annual Press Conference of Macao Government Tourism Office

    Published on : Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) held its Annual Press Conference today (18 January) and announced that Macao’s total visitor arrivals in 2016 hit a record of 30 million and more, slightly up by 0.8% from a year earlier. Regardless of …

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  • David Trubridge lights up Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua

    Published on : Wednesday, January 18, 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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  • Japan-Australia Tourism Seminar held in Sydney

    Published on : Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) and Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) hosted the Japan-Australia Tourism Seminar in Sydney at the Hilton Sydney, a travel industry event held to enhance bilateral tourism exchange between Japan and Australia.   The event …

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  • What will be the tourism trends for 2017?

    Published on : Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    HotelsPro, a technology and hotel reservation solutions provider for travel industry professionals and a brand of the world's leading travel and accommodation supplier MetGlobal Group of Companies, announced the trends and developments that can affect tourism industry in the world in 2017.   …

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  • Botswana tourism industry continues its upward rise

    Published on : Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    For Botswana, 2017 began with good news after last year’s low economy with thousands of job losses dis-investments of major business names. In 2016, the country’s Tourism & hospitality industry experienced considerable administrative issues with the Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO) …

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  • UNWTO and Japan International Cooperation Agency partner to promote sustainable tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    The agreement, undersigned by UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, and JICA Executive Senior Vice President, Kazuhiko Koshikawa, opens important opportunities of collaboration as JICA is one of the largest global donors in terms of international cooperation for development in tourism.   …

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  • Arctic Nations takes a queue from Iceland’s tourism boom

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Fishing was one of the prime economic activities of the people of Iceland for hundreds of years with aluminum production contributing equal stake on the country’s economy. In the recent context, tourism has overpowered both the industries in Iceland.   …

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  • China’s tourism market rose to 4.69 trillion Yuan last year

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    In 2016, domestic tourism revenue in China increased to 13.6% to 4.69 trillion Yuan ($680 billion). It was confirmed by the People’s Daily citing an information released at a national tourism conference in Hunan province of Central China. According to …

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  • Ontario Supporting 93 Community Projects Across the Province

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Ontario is supporting 93 non-profit projects across the province that will make a difference in people’s lives, strengthen communities and support our environment.   MPP Jeff Leal was in Peterborough today, on behalf of Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism Culture …

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  • La Manga Club break puts spring in Partick Thistle step

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Manager Alan Archibald believes a week training in the Spanish sun at the world-famous La Manga Club resort has put Partick Thistle in great shape to continue their surge up the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership table.   While Scotland shivered in …

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  • Sustained growth in international tourism despite challenges

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Demand for international tourism remained robust in 2016 despite challenges. International tourist arrivals grew by 3.9% to reach a total of 1,235 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Some 46 million more tourists (overnight visitors) travelled internationally …

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  • 2017 – The year of sustainable tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    2017 has been declared by UN as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Bringing travel responsibly to the forefront, travel provider HolidayME has come up with a list of resolution which vacationers can remember and imply while traveling …

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