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Jamaica boosts COVID testing facility with return of tourism

Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has revealed that the country has bolstered its COVID-19 testing infrastructure to meet the growing demand for such tests. It has been mentioned that the increase in demand has been driven by new travel …

  • Tourists in Myanmar may soon be banned from climbing temples in Bagan

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Following criticism of the popular holiday pastime from the country’s de-facto leader Aung San Suui Kyi, tourists in Myanmar may soon be banned from climbing temples in the tourist hotspot of Bagan.   “Visitors watching on top of ancient pagodas …

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  • WTTC global summit in Bangkok in April 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will use the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit set to take place in Bangkok from April 26 to 27 for promoting tourism potential of Thailand and other ASEAN countries. Tourism and Sports …

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  • International travel grew in 2016 despite various constraints

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    In 2016, countries around the world recorded 1.23 billion international tourist arrivals according to the UNWTO. But every region didn’t see a constant growth. International tourists to Europe, the top destination for foreign visitors, were just 2% at 620 million. …

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  • VisitScotland: Scottish Golf riding high in Orlando

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    The Scottish golf tourism industry will be out in force in the US this week as the country looks to build on a hugely successful 2016 during which US visitors to Scotland soared.   VisitScotland, the country’s national tourism organisation, …

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  • Meet Murchison, Chester Zoo’s New Giraffe Calf

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Uganda tourist board is delighted to hear that a four-week-old giraffe calf has been named after one of the countries top National Parks, Murchison. Murchison was seen giving his long legs a stretch during his outdoor debut at Chester Zoo …

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  • VisitScotland: Friends in Flanders

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    VisitScotland has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to share best practice with one of its European counterparts. Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, yesterday witnessed the signing of the renewed agreement by Malcolm Roughead, …

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  • Indian travel industry seeks tax breaks to make it more competitive

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Travel industry today is a highly taxed sector in the Indian economy, a fact that makes it less competitive and relatively less attractive to foreign travellers. To make things worse, the government recently announced an increase in service tax on …

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  • Boat race theme impresses Spanish tourism industry at FITUR

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    The fascinating theme of boat racing that is a signature event of the Indian state of Kerala ended up impressing the people at FITUR that is the leading tourism and travel fair in the world. The event was showcased by …

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  • Paris introduces high-profile soldier-security for ultra-rich tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Ahead the Haute Couture Fashion Week, Paris has introduced extra security measures to reassure the uber-rich tourists of their safety in the wake of a series of high-profile robberies.   In the improved security measures, there will be additional body …

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  • Join the Festivities and Celebrate Ontario’s 150th Anniversary!

    Published on : Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    In celebration of Ontario’s 150th anniversary, the province is supporting 367 exciting local initiatives — including multicultural events, art exhibitions, sporting events and local food festivals — that will bring people together to commemorate the qualities and values that define …

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  • 8 popular faces that played instrumental role in promoting Indian tourism!

    Published on : Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    To create more tourism awareness and further its economic standing, India will celebrate on 25th January its National Tourism Day. Packed with numerous striking attractions and wonders to explore, still many people choose abroad over India many times. Many celebrities …

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  • Japanese Hotel Group APA faces Chinese Boycott

    Published on : Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    Tour operators in China have been requested by China’s tourism administration to split from a Japanese hotel chain followed by a denial of the 1937 massacre by Japanese army in the Chinese city of Nanjing.   A major uproar on …

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  • South Korea medical tourism industry shows fast growth

    Published on : Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    The South Korea medical tourism industry is growing at a fast pace. The strength of South Korea’s medical tourism industry lies in its qualified medical professionals, first-rate medical equipment and world-class medical infrastructure. By 2020, medical tourism market of South …

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  • China using tourism to Taiwan as a political weapon

    Published on : Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    Over the Lunar New Year break, around six million Chinese tourists are expected to travel abroad in the period between January 27 to February 2. Many tour agency operators are relying on mainland visitors for lucrative revenue. However, not all …

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  • New cultural fund for attracting tourists to Dundee

    Published on : Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    A cultural fund has been launched in Dundee for attracting tourists to new festivals, tourism trails, along with food and drink offers. The Cultural Tourism Fund, fashioned by Scottish Enterprise, forms part of the city’s tourism strategy, which endeavors to …

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  • Sri Lanka returns to Spain with participation in FITUR

    Published on : Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    Sri Lanka made a good impact at the 37th International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) which was held in Madrid, Spain from 18th to 22nd January this year. This event was organized by IFEMA, and brought together 9,672 tourism companies, institutions …

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  • VisitScotland: Bard means business

    Published on : Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    The great chieftain o the puddin’ race will be used to tempt North of England corporate event planners to bring their business to Scotland at a special Burns Supper held by VisitScotland today (Tuesday, 24 January).   Hosted by VisitScotland …

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  • Tourism Australia ambassador Chris Hemsworth invites Americans Down Under

    Published on : Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    Chairman and CEO of Virtuoso Matthew D. Upchurch, Chris Hemsworth, The Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment The Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Tourism Australia Managing Director John O’Sullivan. Tourism Australia kicked off its G’Day USA events with a VIP private …

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  • Showcasing New Zealand as a photographer’s paradise

    Published on : Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    New Zealand’s magnificent scenery has proven to be the perfect stage to show the world what 360-degree filming can deliver.   Tourism New Zealand and Nikon Australia have today launched a new global partnership to deliver stunning travel experiences that …

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  • Sidharth Malhotra shares treasured memories of his second New Zealand journey

    Published on : Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    Sidharth Malhotra, Tourism New Zealand Brand Ambassador and Steven Dixon, Regional Manager South and South East Asia, for Tourism New Zealand today unveiled a brand new video encapsulating Sidharth’s latest experiences in New Zealand. In addition to the video the …

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