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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 …

  • La Manga Club excels in new European golf resorts rankings

    Published on : Thursday, September 15, 2016

    La Manga Club’s role as a driving force in international golf tourism has been enhanced after the top Spanish sports and leisure venue was named as one of Europe’s elite golf resorts in an eagerly-anticipated new list of the continent’s …

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  • Gimje Horizon Festival – Autumn Celebration in South Korea

    Published on : Thursday, September 15, 2016

    Gimje Horizon Festival, celebrates its 18th anniversary this year. It has been selected as Korea’s iconic festival for four consecutive years. The festival will be held in the Byeokgolje area of Gimje City, Jeollabuk-do, for five days from September 29 …

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  • Onwards and upwards for NSW domestic tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, September 14, 2016

    Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said Tourism Research Australia’s figures show the Government’s strategy to grow overnight stays is working.       “Domestic tourism growth for the year in NSW has seen our State blitz …

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  • North Korea: 133 dead and 395 people missing after floods

    Published on : Monday, September 12, 2016

    Over 35,000 houses were severely damaged, 69% of them were totally destroyed, the UN agency said in a statement. Moreover, 8,700 public buildings were affected by an increase in water caused by heavy rains. About 16,000 agricultural hectares were flooded …

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  • NSW Pro Surf Series returns to Avoca

    Published on : Monday, September 12, 2016

    Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres joined Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch to launch the event, which forms part of the NSW Pro Surf Series and will provide a big boost for local hotels, restaurants and businesses.   “The 2017 NSW …

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  • A feast of fiestas during hispanic heritage month in Philadelphia

    Published on : Monday, September 12, 2016

    Philadelphia honors Hispanic Heritage Month with food, fun and fiestas. Revelers can catch the Latino spirit at the Mexican Independence Day Festival on Penn’s Landing and the Puerto Rican Day Parade on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.     When the …

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  • 2016 Asia Super Team Announces Finalists

    Published on : Monday, September 12, 2016

    MEET TAIWAN, sponsored by Taiwan Bureau of Foreign Trade and implemented by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), today announced Asia Super Team: The Almighty Player corporate finalists from seven countries, and invites 28 corporate contestants from Japan, Korea, Singapore, …

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  • 15th Annual Irvine Global Village Festival set for Sept. 24

    Published on : Saturday, September 10, 2016

    Experience sights and sounds from around the world at the 15th annual Irvine Global Village Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bill Barber Park in Irvine. .     Recognized as one of the …

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  • Wine Tourism – a growing tourism segment

    Published on : Saturday, September 10, 2016

    In the last decade, wine tourism has become a key component of gastronomy tourism and a pillar in the strategies of diversification of many destinations. The event was a unique opportunity to discover the richness of local Georgian culture and …

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  • Gccec Continues To Energise Gold Coast Economy

    Published on : Saturday, September 10, 2016

    The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC), part of the Star Entertainment Group, continues to deliver record results, including its best fiscal performance for a fourth consecutive year. An instrumental contributor to the success of the regions tourism sector, …

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  • Online travel agent campaign a boon for shoulder season

    Published on : Friday, September 9, 2016

    In a bid to continue encouraging travellers to visit New Zealand in the shoulder seasons, Tourism New Zealand partnered with online travel sellers Expedia and Travelzoo to establish digital sales platforms for the New Zealand shoulder season.   A series …

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  • NYC & Company Embarks On Four-City Media Mission In Paris, Copenhagen, Stockholm

    Published on : Thursday, September 8, 2016

    Today NYC & Company kicked off its four-city European media mission in Paris. With unprecedented developments in New York City’s hotels, attractions, retail, dining scene and more, the organization is presenting highlights of the “new” New York City to influential …

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  • David Baddiel’s unique children’s story arrives on Virgin Trains

    Published on : Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    Virgin Trains will launch tomorrow its first-of-a-kind children’s story, The Girl Who Had Never Been On a Train, written by comedian and award-winning children’s author, David Baddiel, in his role as Virgin Trains’ ‘Summer Author’. The exclusive story has been …

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  • The ultimate arts and culture checklist for Canberra

    Published on : Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    From impressive national art collections to intimate galleries where you can meet the makers, Canberra sure knows how to put on a show.Get your hit of exceptional arts and culture at some of Australia’s most iconic museums and art galleries …

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  • Spring offers at seaside retreat–one third off-and wild dolphin swims in Port Stephens

    Published on : Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    Thou Walla Sunset Retreat in Port Stephens is offering a 32 per cent discount as part of its new spring accommodation package, with waterview villas now available from just $265 per couple for two nights.   And nature lovers who …

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  • Stones fans to get some satisfaction in Sydney

    Published on : Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    NSW Premier Mike Baird said the exhibition was making its way around the world and would arrive in Sydney in 2018.“We’re pleased the greatest rock band of all time has selected Sydney as the only Australian stop on the global …

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  • Saint Petersburg takes top title at World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony

    Published on : Monday, September 5, 2016

    Saint Petersburg has been recognised as Europe’s Leading Destination for the second year in succession by the World Travel Awards, with Saint Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development Chairman, Andrey Mushkarev, collecting the trophy at a glittering ceremony in Italy.   …

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  • The fastest and shortest way to experience Antarctica first hand

    Published on : Monday, September 5, 2016

    A new deal from South American travel specialists, Contours Travel, offers Australians the quickest and most affordable way to experience the majesty of Antarctica – cruising to Antarctica by ship before returning to South America by air.   Bookings made …

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  • Gccec Connects Academics Through Linkage Grant Program

    Published on : Friday, September 2, 2016

    The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC), part of the Star Entertainment Group, is calling for applicants to partake in the FY17 GCCEC Linkage Grant Program worth a total of $25,000. Now in its fifth year, the program run …

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  • Global Destinations and Threeland Travel Host Influencers

    Published on : Friday, September 2, 2016

    Threeland Travel, an inbound operator for Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar represented by Global Destinations in India organized an eight day familiarization trip for key travel trade agents in Vietnam in August 2016.   The visit showcased cultural, leisure and …

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