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Outrigger Hospitality Group joins World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage

The premier beach resort brand Outrigger Hospitality Group has joined the World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage as part of its larger ESG (environment, social, governance) initiative. “WTACH’s ambition to respect and conserve local culture is fully aligned with …

  • New travel company, Pepper, launches in Sri Lanka

    Published on : Thursday, July 20, 2017

    To boost the tourism in Srilanka, Pepper is the newest addition. It is an online travel company, based in Colombo. This online travel company will offer the best services for the people and also offer the authentic experiences while visiting …

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  • Study finds wine tourism thrives in Napa Valley

    Published on : Thursday, July 20, 2017

    The supervisors of Napa County discovered that tourists represent a major group that contributes to a significant boost to the regional economy of Napa Valley.   The local wineries feel that they require tourists to sustain themselves financially. The county …

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  • MH370 search maps enlighten about Indian Ocean mysteries

    Published on : Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    Detailed ocean-floor search maps created during the unfruitful hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that was released by Australia on Wednesday are likely to raise the knowledge of fisheries and the prehistoric movement of the southern continents of …

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  • The average contribution to GDP was around 6.7% in 2009-2013

    Published on : Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    This was a reply to the letter written by BJP MP from Andhra Pradesh, Hari Babu Khambhapati, where he asked for the growth of GDP from the tourism sector. The reply was not negative, but it is constant.     …

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  • Travel insurances cost sky high for cancer patient travellers

    Published on : Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    A cancer charity is calling on the insurance industry to cut the huge costs which stop many patients going abroad. Thanks to the outdated holiday insurance travel policies which view cancer as a “death sentence”.   According to Macmillan Cancer …

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  • CWT: Global airfare and hotel prices to rise in 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    Global travel prices are expected to soar sharply next year, reaching almost 4% increases in certain sectors as revealed by the fourth annual 2018 Global Travel Forecast.   The survey has been produced in partnership with the GBTA Foundation that …

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  • Milan authorities levy fine on banned items, includes tourists too

    Published on : Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    The authorities of Milan have banned food trucks, glass bottles and selfie sticks.   This ban has come into effect from 14th July, 2017 onwards. It aims to curb the practice of littering and anti-social behavior, according to the local …

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  • Tech-led focus gives holiday makers the ultimate first 24 hours

    Published on : Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    The first 24 hours of a holiday are crucial, with nearly half of travellers (46%) believing that the first day sets the tone for the rest of the holiday, and just over one in three (36%) going as far to …

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  • Gulf carriers brought 1.7M visitors and spent $7.8 billion in U.S. in 2016

    Published on : Monday, July 17, 2017

    Gulf carriers Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways contributed significantly to U.S. job and economic growth last year, according to a new analysis from the U.S. Travel Association.   Gulf carriers Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways contributed significantly to U.S. job …

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  • Booking.com reveals top destinations for foodie travellers

    Published on : Monday, July 17, 2017

    Almost half (44%) of global travellers consider exploring global cuisines a hobby of theirs, so digging into the local delicacies of a culinary capital of the world is a treat many travellers can’t wait to enjoy. With over half of …

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