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Miltary Vet Gifted $25K Vacation from Villas of Distinction & Dream Vacations

Villas of Distinction®, the world’s premier luxury villa rental company and leading home-based travel franchise Dream Vacations, both part of World Travel Holdings, made the holiday season a little brighter for a deserving veteran by gifting him and his family …

ITB Asia cements commitment – Asia Pacific through three-year partnership – Singapore Tourism Board

Singapore will continue to be home to the next three editions of the region’s leading travel trade show – ITB Asia.       Messe Berlin (Singapore), the organisers of the event, have announced the extension of its milestone partnership …

Thailand continues to see record breaking visitor numbers as 32 millionth for 2016 arrives

Thailand’s visitor numbers continue to break records with the 32 millionth visitor of 2016 arriving today at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport.       Mrs. Shelby Pastor from the USA was named “Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor – The Amazing Smashing Success” and …

Asian Sweet Spots Increase Odds for Yes on Marriage Proposals

A recent survey of choice tables, inspiring balconies and powder-white sands across Asia has identified a number of spots where the odds of landing a ‘yes’ on a marriage proposal are higher than usual.   Surveyors have found that a …

Record number of Australian visitors converge on Brisbane

Brisbane’s winning tourism streak continues, with a record number of Australians visiting the city in the year ending September.   The latest National Visitor Survey from Tourism Australia released today saw overall domestic visitor numbers climb 5.3 per cent to …

  • Low carbon fuel project achieves breakthrough as LanzaTech produces jet fuel

    Published on : Friday, September 16, 2016

    An innovative low carbon fuel project has taken a significant step forward after successfully producing 1,500 US gallons of jet fuel.   The breakthrough towards developing commercially viable low carbon fuel is the result of a partnership between Virgin Atlantic …

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  • Love Every Second of Sydney and NSW this Summer

    Published on : Friday, September 16, 2016

    NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said the 28 page magazine highlights Sydney and NSW as a destination of choice and the ideal place for a short break.   “NSW already attracts more visitors than any …

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  • GOLFTOBER FEST Set to Drive Golf Tourists to Malaysia

    Published on : Thursday, September 15, 2016

    The Malaysia Golf Tourism Association (MGTA) hopes to boost golf tourism numbers to the country through the inaugural Golftober Festival 2016, an on-ground initiative running throughout October designed to encourage tourists to play golf while they are in Malaysia.   …

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  • Beautiful Scotland Awards celebrate Scottish Borders successes

    Published on : Thursday, September 15, 2016

    Community groups, local authorities and businesses from across Scotland gathered yesterday (Wednesday 14 September) at the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom to celebrate the 50th annual Beautiful Scotland Awards, organised by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful. The ceremony, hosted by Aberdeen City …

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  • 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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