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South African Tourism unveils dynamic tourism recovery strategy for India

South African Tourism recently held their maiden virtual roadshow in India inspired by border openings in order to capitalize on the strong consumer and corporate traveller demand in the country. The ‘VirtuallyYoursSouthAfrica’ roadshow is expected to boost tourism economies in …

  • JNTO Launches New Website and Video Series Dedicated to Lesser-Known Tohoku Region

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has announced the launch of a new website and video series dedicated to the Tohoku region, the “hidden gem” of northern Japan. JNTO worked with Nathan Thornburgh and Matt Goulding, founders of travelogue and …

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  • Duluth tourism continues to grow at healthy rate

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    The tourism industry of Duluth continued to grow in the year gone by, beating the city’s budget projections. A recently released year-end report showed Duluth collecting nearly $12.2 million in tourism taxes in 2018 — 4.7 per cent hike over …

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  • Jamaica appoints new security personnel

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    For Jamaican tourism visitor surety is a top priority. Dr. Andrew Spencer, Executive Director of the Tourism Product Development Company Ltd. (TPDCo), appointed Dr. Peter Tarlow, partner of Certified Travel, as the head of the new National Jamaica Tourism Security …

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  • Zegrahm Expeditions offers three exotic tour options for visitors who wish to experience Japan

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    Zegrahm Expeditions, which is a pioneer in small-ship cruising and wildlife adventures, offers three small-group options for travelers who wish to experience Japan’s enticing blend of modern and ancient, including a new cruise combining Japan and South Korea along with …

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  • Tourism contributes 6.3% of the GDP to the Costa Rican economy

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    The tourism industry contributes 6.3% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to the Costa Rican economy, if the direct and indirect contributions are taken into consideration. As per data provided by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT), about 600 thousand …

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  • Tourism Minister misappropriates campaign money creating fake congress candidates

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    Tourism minister Marcelo Álvaro Antônio (PSL), who was the most voted representative for Minas Gerais, sponsored a scheme using fake House candidates to misappropriate public campaign funds to companies associated with his cabinet officers in Congress.   Last year, PSL’s …

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  • Argentina – popular destination for LGBTI visitors now

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    When Jair Bolsonaro was elected as the president of Brazil, it sent shockwaves through the country’s LGBTI community.   Same-sex couples decided to marry hastily before the openly homophobic far-right politician took office. Numerous rights groups also raised an alarm. …

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  • Overtourism risks life in Brighton

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    The report, ‘Overtourism: impact and possible policy responses’, published by the University of Brighton, said that overtourism is behind increase in costs of living for residents and decline in the quality of life. The report also revealed that coastal cities …

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  • Mojacar bags ‘Top Destination’ award at FITUR, Madrid

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    Viewers of the 76 Cadena Local TV channels broadcast throughout Spain have named Mojacar their ‘Top Destination’.   Mojacar Tourism Councillor Emmanuel Agüero Leclerc took the ‘Destino Mas Top’ award on behalf of the municipality at the FITUR international tourism …

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  • Seychelles makes its presence felt at this year’s FITUR, Madrid

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    Destination Seychelles started the year on a good note in Spain, making its presence felt at the International Tourism Fair organized by IFEMA, FITUR, held in the Spanish capital, Madrid from January 23, 2019 to January 27.   Along with …

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