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China aims to facilitate “Internet plus tourism”

Chinese authorities has recently issued a guideline on facilitating “Internet plus tourism,” showing the way for tourist destinations to become intelligent. The guideline has been jointly released by 10 government departments including the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the …

  • Best Costume Award at Miss Tourism International won by Vietnamese beauty queen

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Vietnamese representative Pham Thuy Linh won the best costume award at event, Vietnam news agency (VNA) reported.   The 19th Miss Tourism International which took place in Malaysia recently saw the participation of Vietnam. Vietnamese representative Pham Thuy Linh won …

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  • Global tourists start arriving in Malaysia’s Terengganu for VTY 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    The Terengganu state in Malaysia has started receiving more than 3,000 international tourists for Visit Terenganu Year 2017 (VTY2017) event which is being held in conjunction with Visit Beautiful Terengganu 2017.   Terengganu state Menteri Besar (Chief Minister), Ahmad Razif …

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  • Malaysia expects to attract over 31 million tourists in 2017, an increase of 4.3%

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    With the implementation of Visit Pahang, Perak and Terengganu Year 2017, the number of tourist arrivals in Malaysia is expected to increase by about 4.3 per cent to 31.8 million in 2017.   Tourism and Culture Deputy Minister, Mas Ermieyati …

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  • Uganda joins Kenya’s list of top tourist market source

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Uganda takes over Germany as Kenya’s top tourist market, according to a new report. The best performing markets include USA, UK and India with Uganda and China displacing Germany and Italy from the traditional top five spots. The US has …

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  • Cuba witnesses record year for tourism in 2016 with 4 million tourist arrivals

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Cuba registered a record 2016 in terms of tourism by touching the four million mark. According to Ministry of Tourism, the number of tourist arrivals till Dec 30 grew by 6% as compared to what it had been planned for …

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  • Bolivia to levy entry tax on tourists arriving by airplane

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Visiting Bolivia in 2017 gets expensive with the country charging a US$14.5 dollar entry tax to tourists arriving in the country by airplane. The new measure will become effective once there is an agreement with the private sector on the …

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  • Marrakech is prepared to compete with major tourism destinations!

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    With rising number of tourists and hotel development, Marrakech of Morocco is all set to contend other tourist destinations in the world. As per the report published by Morocco’s Tourism Observatory, the initial months of 2016 witnessed more than 8 …

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  • Southland benefits with the rise of Antarctica tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    More and more tourists are showing preference on Antarctica, making Southland benefitted by the trend. Heritage Expeditions is organizing five consecutive trips on January and February from Bluff to Antarctica and Subantarctic Islands, one of the hidden gems to explore! …

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  • Chinese investors show their confidence in Australian Tourism!

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Australia’s Gold Coast had bewitched Qiaoling Huang, the chairman of Songcheng Group, one of China’s biggest theme park operators almost twenty years from now. To quote the chairman, “I often got lost walking around and I remember people were so …

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  • FITUR 2017: UNWTO with a focus on sustainability and tourism in Africa and in the MENA region

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    The International Tourism Fair in Spain (FITUR), taking place on January 18-22 in Madrid, comprises a number of events organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Activities will have a special focus on sustainable tourism, including the official presentation of …

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  • VisitScotland: Hitting all the right notes

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Lauren Halkerston, Retail Assistant, Paula Farrer, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Retail Manager, Manuela Calchini, Regional Director at VisitScotland.   The official shop of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has struck all the right notes for quality under the national tourism …

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  • Business tourism comprise majority of visits to Zambia

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    The figures for the 2015 Tourism Statistical Digest reveal interesting facts about the budding Zambian tourism sector. The UNWTO says that tourists traveling the world in 2015 reached to 1185 million, reflecting a 4.4% growth compared to 2014 with 1,134 …

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  • Dusit Thani Maldives wins Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Award

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Dusit Thani Maldives on Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll, the Maldives’ first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, was recently named ‘Favourite Hotel or Resort for Families’ in the Condé Nast Traveller Middle East Readers’ Choice Awards 2016.   Operated by luxury travel …

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  • WTTC asks ASEAN nations to improve infrastructure

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    The WTTC has urged ASEAN governments to ensure that they have the infrastructure for meeting demands from the ASEAN region and China. David Scowsill, President and CEO of the WTTC said that Southeast Asia is one of the top performers …

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  • Chippenham – a bustling market town with a huge amount to offer visitors to Wiltshire!

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Chippenham is a bustling market town with a huge amount to offer visitors. Its location and connection makes it a perfect base for visitors to explore Wiltshire.   Chippenham is a large town with over 45,000 residents and it has …

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  • FITUR GAY (LGBT) will announce MADRID WORLD PRIDE 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Over 5 days, FITUR GAY (LGBT), in its seventh edition, will fire the starting shot for the staging of MADRID WORLD PRIDE 2017 with the unconditional support of various institutions. Public and private bodies come together for the largest worldwide …

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  • Slide The Square To Beat The Heat This Summer

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    From today, tourists and locals alike visiting Melbourne’s Federation Square will be able to beat the heat of summer by enjoying a giant inflatable water slide, running 75 metres. Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Events Philip Dalidakis today launched …

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  • Survey: Aussie Summer Getaways To Boom With January Surge

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Nearly 70 per cent of Australians will be taking a break over the summer months with three in ten people (30 per cent) packing their bags in January for a much deserved holiday, according to a national poll commissioned by …

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  • Asia’s largest toys fair to open in Hong Kong

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    The 43rd HKTDC Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, the eighth HKTDC Hong Kong Baby Products Fair and the 17th Hong Kong International Stationery Fair are set to open at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) on the …

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  • Ireland Tourism rides high on publicity of BBC soap

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Ireland Tourism is riding on publicity blitz for capitalizing on the millions of soap fans in Britain who will tune in for the latest twists in Redwater’, which centres on Albert Square favourites Kat and Alfie Moon, which was shot …

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