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There’s ‘Snow’ Place Like The Borders This Christmas

VISITORS are being encouraged to travel to the Scottish Borders this Christmas for a unique new festival.   Several of the region’s towns and attractions have come together to host the first ever Scottish Borders Winter Festival. Special events are …

Mumbai ranked among world’s top trending destinations for 2017 – Booking.com

Mumbai, the financial and entertainment capital of India may be set to witness an increase in domestic and international tourist footfalls as new research from Booking.com sees the city rank among the world’s top trending destinations for 2017.   The …

Industry Stars Take Out 2016 Tourism Awards

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said the awards showcase the State’s finest tourism operators helping to drive unprecedented visitor numbers.   “NSW’s continuing tourism success story is capturing international attention. Thanks to the superstars of our …

“Macao Light Festival 2016″ dazzles Macao with “Treasure of Light” in December

“Macao Light Festival 2016 – Treasure of Light” will come on stage from 4th to 31st December, presenting video mapping projections, light installations, interactive games as well as a music and light show at various locations in Macao.   This …

Asia’s very best – Kota Permai & Horizon Hills win big at the Asian Golf Awards 2016

The iconic Kota Permai and Horizon Hills held the Malaysian flag high as the Clubs added yet another industry accolades to its enviable collections.   Kota Permai and Horizon Hills had been officially recognized as the 1st and 2nd runner …

  • Visa Fee Waiver for Chinese and Chinese Taipei Tourists

    Published on : Monday, August 4, 2014

    Holders of Chinese and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) passports will be exempt from paying the visa fees when visiting Thailand purely for the purpose of tourism for the period of 3 months between August – October 2014.   Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow, …

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  • Qantas Golf Club Set To Tee Off

    Published on : Monday, August 4, 2014

    Qantas Frequent Flyers will soon be able to earn Qantas Points on the golf course when Qantas Golf Club tees off this summer. Qantas Golf Club is a new online community that provides the ability to earn Qantas Points for …

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  • Lake Night Festival in Constance to boost tourism

    Published on : Saturday, August 2, 2014

    The Constance Lake Night Festival (Seenachtfest) has been running for over 65 years, during which time it has established cult status, and deservedly so. The 2014 edition of this venerable open-air event takes place on 9 August, offering a diverse …

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  • Compelling exhibition on Ancient Egyptian culture presented in Saarland

    Published on : Saturday, August 2, 2014

    ‘Egypt – Gods. Humans. Pharaohs. – Masterpieces of the Museum Egizio Turin’ is the title of a compelling exhibition on Ancient Egyptian culture presented against the industrial backdrop of the Völklingen Ironworks, a UNESCO World Heritage site.   The exhibition …

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  • Backfisch Festival, biggest wine festival and volksfest on Rhine

    Published on : Saturday, August 2, 2014

    The town of Worms, associated with the saga of the Nibelungs, will be celebrating the biggest wine festival and volksfest on the Rhine from 30 August to 7 September 2014. The Backfisch Festival features many exciting events but also honours …

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  • Explore Bremen under your own steam on Bremen City Cycle Route

    Published on : Saturday, August 2, 2014

    If you thought that guided tours are only possible on foot, then think again! ‘Bremen – Bike it!’ is the motto of the Hanseatic city of Bremen. Here, you can enjoy a fascinating guided sightseeing tour from the saddle of …

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  • Tourism of spa resort of Norddeich to boom with Viking Festival

    Published on : Saturday, August 2, 2014

    The Viking Festival sees the idyllic spa resort of Norddeich on Germany’s North Sea coast transformed into a huge encampment inhabited by more than 100 Vikings and Frisians. The event, which runs from 7 to 10 August 2014, takes you …

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  • A recent survey identifies Italy as the most luxurious holiday destination

    Published on : Friday, August 1, 2014

    A new survey by Small Luxury Hotels of the World ™ (SLH) completed by over 13,000 SLH customers worldwide reveals new trends within the luxury market. Italy has been identified as the most luxurious holiday destination, Chanel as the most …

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  • Gas pipe explosion causes death of 24 in the popular tourist destination Kaohsiung in Taiwan

    Published on : Friday, August 1, 2014

    An underground gas leakage in Taiwan has led to several deaths and the numbers are still rising in the southern city of Kaohsiung. There have been atleast five blasts showing huge fireballs in the sky. Bodies and vehicles were littered …

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  • Innovative Big Data Solution Enables Travel Companies and Destinations to Improve Reach to Target Markets

    Published on : Friday, August 1, 2014

    Sustainable Travel International and Predicta announce their partnership to deliver Traveler Intelligence, a world-class big data research tool for travel companies and destination managers to measure their sustainable value and emotional appeal to consumers. Sustainable Travel International, the world’s leading …

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  • Reunion Island leaps ahead of Paris on Facebook

    Published on : Friday, August 1, 2014

    The Facebook page of Reunion Island Tourism (IRT), which passed 300,000 fans on July 9, has once again reached a new stage. As of Thursday, July 31, 2014, Reunion Island moved to the second step of the podium in front …

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  • ATTA announces an adventure film competition

    Published on : Friday, August 1, 2014

    The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) is accepting submissions for an inaugural short film competition called Adventure in Motion. Tourism organizations or businesses that have a short video produced in the last year are eligible and encouraged to enter the …

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  • Smart Destinations Launches “Thanks a Million!” Sweepstakes

    Published on : Friday, August 1, 2014

    Smart Destinations today announced the start of a massive travel giveaway contest – the “Thanks a Million” sweepstakes. As of this summer, Smart Destinations has helped two million travelers save on attraction costs across the country.   To celebrate this …

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  • Birmingham Campaign Celebrates Summer in the City

    Published on : Friday, August 1, 2014

    Following on from the success of its #BsideBrum music project to create a virtual music soundtrack for the region’s rich and diverse music scene, the city’s official leisure tourism programme Visit Birmingham has unveiled “This Is Birmingham”.   The campaign …

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  • Manchester restaurant chain East Z East sets up new home in Birmingham

    Published on : Friday, August 1, 2014

    The restaurant chain, lauded as ‘the home of Punjabi cooking’ is making its long anticipated arrival in Birmingham to much fanfare with a grand launch event on Monday 4th August.   This opening also marks the sixth EastZEast restaurant to …

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  • Regional Flagship Events funding now open

    Published on : Friday, August 1, 2014

    The program opens today and provides one year grants of $10,000 and three year grants totalling $60,000 to support the marketing and advertising of regional events and festivals to outside visitors.   “Events are important to regional communities, as they …

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  • ACI-NA Announces Recipients of 2014 Environmental Achievement Awards

    Published on : Friday, August 1, 2014

    Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) earlier this month announced the winners of the 2014 ACI-NA Environmental Achievement Awards, which recognize airports that strive to protect and preserve the environment through dedicated programs, initiatives, and projects. This year’s recipients include Gerald …

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  • Imprudent Comments Have Scratched Goa’s Image: Tourism Industry

    Published on : Friday, August 1, 2014

    Tourism industry stakeholders alleged that Goa ministers’ remarks on a ban on wearing bikinis on Goa’s beaches and demanding a Hindu nation have “really damaged” reputation of the state as a safe beach destination.   On Wednesday, Goa Chief Minister …

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  • TripAdvisor Announces Its First TV Ad Contest Tapping Travelers For Their Take On TripAdvisor’s TV Commercials

    Published on : Friday, August 1, 2014

    TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the launch of the TripAdvisor TV Ad Contest, its first-ever user-generated ad contest. Everyone from video amateurs to filmmakers is encouraged to submit a short video in the spirit of TripAdvisor’s “Don’t …

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  • Travelport Increases Ownership in eNett Joint Venture

    Published on : Friday, August 1, 2014

    Travelport Worldwide Limited (“Travelport”) announced today that it has increased its ownership stake in eNett International (“eNett”), its joint venture with PSP International established in 2009 to provide state-of-the-art innovative and integrated payment solutions tailored specifically for the travel industry. …

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