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Uttarakhand tourism relief package insufficient, opine tourism professionals

A day after the Uttarakhand government announced a relief package of Rs. 29 crore for the tourism sector, people from the tourism industry in Dehradun and all over the state said that the amount being provided is not at all …

  • Brazil Ministry of Tourism to visit cities hosting the World Cup 2014

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    With the objective of coordinating with the business community as well as state and local governments on the completion of work for World Cup 2014, the Ministry of Tourism, Brazil will visit the six host cities of the FIFA Confederations …

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  • Tourist arrivals to Brazil for Carnival this year to exceed last years mark, reports Touirsm Ministry

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    According to a report by the Department of Studies and Research of the Brazil Ministry of Tourism, the carnival in the country is expected to generate approximately 6.2 million tourists and financial transactions amounting to R $ 5.7 billion nationwide. …

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  • Griffith review launches its Tasmania themed issue

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    The Tasmanian-themed issue of Griffith REVIEW – Tasmania: The Tipping Point?, a collaboration between Griffith REVIEW and the University of Tasmania, will be launched this evening at Hobart’s Town Hall. Within the special issue, thinkers and doers from Tasmania and …

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  • Targeting Spanish Visitors for the Island of Ireland

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    Tourism organisations from around the island of Ireland travelled to Madrid last week, to join Tourism Ireland for FITUR 2013, the most important annual travel fair in Spain. FITUR (Feria Internacional de Turismo) is the largest trade and consumer travel …

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  • Australia received more Chinese travelers in 2012!

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    China’s importance to Australia’s tourism industry has again been highlighted, with new figures showing the number of Chinese visitors to Australia jumped 15.5 per cent in 2012, according to peak industry body, Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF). December Overseas Arrivals …

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  • Global tourism defies hurdles, international trips to grow at 2 percent in 2013

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    Looking ahead to 2013, IPK International’s World Travel Monitor expects world tourism to show its resilience once again with international trips growing in the 2-3% range while the UNWTO is predicting a 2-3% rise in international arrivals. This moderate but …

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  • Asia drives world tourism growth with 6% increase in Asian outbound travel in 2013

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    tourism in 2013 is overwhelmingly positive, thanks to continued good prospects for the region’s economies. Asia remained the powerhouse for world tourism growth in 2012 with strong growth of 7% in outbound travel as incomes rose and consumers were able …

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  • Travellers seek authentic holiday destinations

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    Travellers will demand more individual and authentic travel experiences in future and will rely more than ever on technology to plan and enjoy their trips, some 50 international travel experts agreed at the 20th World Travel Monitor Forum in Pisa. …

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  • Arts Council England Joins Forces with VisitEngland to Boost Cultural Tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    Arts Council England, and VisitEngland, the national tourist board have announced today a new partnership between the two Government funded bodies to boost cultural tourism in England.  The arts, museums, theatres and festivals form a crucial part of England’s visitor …

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  • China joins the Largest Consumer Tourism Online Event

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    China Intercontinental Communication Center (CICC), a media production arm supervised by China’s State Council Information Office, partners with 3rd Planet to co-organise the largest consumer tourism initiative online. The massive project, Wonders of the World (WOW) will be launched to …

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  • 2012: YEAR OF THE CHINESE TOURIST

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    China’s importance to Australia’s tourism industry has again been highlighted, with new figures showing the number of Chinese visitors to Australia jumped 15.5 per cent in 2012, according to peak industry body, Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF). December Overseas Arrivals …

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  • Hong Kong embarks on first-ever international cruise forum

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    Hong Kong embarked on its first-ever international cruise forum this January at Hotel ICON. Hosted by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), organised by Seatrade, and supported by the Tourism Commission of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government, …

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  • Brazilian economic growth releases pent-up travel demand

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    In South America, Brazil, the dominant economy continues to outpace the rest of the continent in its development as a major outbound travel market. Growth in outbound travel is likely to slow to 2% this year, however, due to weaker …

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  • Another year of low but positive growth for European tourism in 2013

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    Despite the gloomy economic conditions in many parts of the continent, Europeans continued to travel in 2012 and ITB World Travel Trends report expects another year of low but positive growth in 2013. Inbound tourism in Europe generally shook off …

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  • Film Federation of India takes initiative to boost film tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    Film Federation of India (FFI),the apex trade body of Indian film industry today announced the launch of the first edition of India International Film Tourism Conclave (IIFTC 2013).IIFTC 2013 is India’s first multicity film tourism initiative. This was the first …

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  • Snapshot of WA promoted by Gilchrist

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    Regional tourism operators are set to benefit from a new campaign, fronted by former champion Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist, designed to increase tourism throughout Western Australia. The 1001 Extraordinary Experiences campaign was launched today by Tourism Minister Kim Hames, Regional …

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  • Make the most of the Easter break experiencing Australia’s quality tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    Make the most of the Easter break to spend quality time with those you love experiencing some of Australia’s best quality tourism offerings. Getting away for a short break with your loved ones is a great way to reconnect and …

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  • Tourism Forum promotes business between Africa and Spain

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    An initiative of UNWTO, the Madrid Tourism Fair Institution (IFEMA) and Casa Africa, INVESTOUR 2013 held under the theme ‘Tourism Development in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities’ highlighted some of the key competitive areas for tourism in the region – air …

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  • Dubai Tourism and Dubai Health Authority join hands to promote the Medical Tourism in Dubai

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and Dubai Health Authority held several meetings recently to promote Dubai as a leading health destination. As part of the significant role which both DTCM and DHA are playing to boost the medical …

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  • International arrivals to Australia in 2012 up 4.6% to 6.1m

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    Tourism Australia Managing Director Andrew McEvoy said that to achieve 6.1m international arrivals and annual growth of 4.6% was a very creditable performance, against the backdrop of a fiercely competitive global tourism marketplace, a persistently high dollar and economic stagnation …

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