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Take an enchanting journey into glittering wonderland with Christmas at Kew

Christmas at Kew, the popular after-dark Christmas event, returns at the Royal Botanical Gardens with a new mile-long trail through the famous botanic gardens, lit up with more than 60,000 lights.   Get together with family and friends and follow …

Traditional Christmas Day race at Hyde Park kicks off

While children across London are eagerly waiting to unwrap their presents, members of the Serpentine Swimming Club are preparing to swim their traditional 100-yard (91-metre) Christmas Day race.   Swimmers have met in London’s Hyde Park on Christmas morning since …

New figures show visitor economy powerhouse growing strongl

The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) has welcomed the release of the latest National Visitor Survey which shows more Australians are exploring their homeland and the ABS Tourism Satellite Account that shows the growth of the tourism sector is …

‘Overtourism’ poses threat to housing and environment in several major world cities, says Canadean

As global tourism grows at an unprecedented rate, with 2016 experiencing an increase in worldwide outbound trips by over 4.1% annually, the problem of ‘overtourism’ is starting to cause concern for a number of authorities within popular tourist destinations, according …

Victoria to host must-see Melbourne-exclusive fashion exhibition

Victoria has long attracted world-premiere must-see exhibitions and yet another is on its way – with The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture set to arrive at the National Gallery of Victoria in time for Spring 2017.   …

  • 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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  • World’s Top Travel Bloggers Arriving In Inverness For Social Travel Summit

    Published on : Thursday, September 15, 2016

    The global social media spotlight will be on Inverness next week when nearly 50 of the world’s top travel bloggers arrive for a social media conference.   The Social Travel Summit, this year sponsored by VisitBritain and held in the …

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  • TTF Ahmedabad & Surat break previous records

    Published on : Wednesday, September 14, 2016

    Travel & Tourism Fair (TTF) Ahmedabad concluded at Gujarat University Exhibition Hall as a houseful show with over 535 exhibitors.Located in the country’s biggest travel market, TTF Ahmedabad received an overwhelming response, growing 30% over last year.     This …

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  • Canada’s 5th International Aboriginal Tourism Conference

    Published on : Tuesday, September 13, 2016

    The Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC), will be hosting the fifth International Aboriginal Tourism Conference (IATC) in Sydney, Nova Scotia, attracting national and international thought leaders intent on growing Indigenous tourism globally.   The three-day conference will be held …

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  • Free Digital Leap Interactive Seminars

    Published on : Tuesday, September 13, 2016

    Together with heavyweights from Google and leading online travel website, TripAdvisor, Tourism NT is inviting local tourism businesses, tour operators and hospitality businesses to a free intensive workshop on digital marketing.   The one-day sessions will be held in Alice …

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  • New Strategy Set To Boost Tourism In Yarra Ranges

    Published on : Tuesday, September 13, 2016

    Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism and Major Events Danielle Green attended the Yarra Ranges Tourism Board’s official launch of its Three Year Strategic Plan last night, which aims to boost tourism in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.   The new …

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  • Sri Lanka Savours Tasmania

    Published on : Saturday, September 10, 2016

    The State’s premium food and beverages were showcased at a gala Savour Tasmania dinner in Colombo last night, with the guest list including key importers and decision makers from upmarket Sri Lankan restaurants. The event included whisky tasting from internationally …

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  • Tourism New Zealand: Try Wellington’s Best From The Battle Of The Bun

    Published on : Saturday, September 10, 2016

    Wellington’s annual bun fight is over, but the good news is you can still sample some of the winning burgers from Burger Wellington.   Burger Wellington is an annual battle to determine what’s best between two buns, as part of …

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  • Tourism Ireland: Portstewart Is ‘Cover Star’ On Top US Golf Magazine

    Published on : Saturday, September 10, 2016

    The Strand Course at Portstewart appears on the cover of the latest edition of a leading American golf magazine, called LINKS.       LINKS is an extremely popular publication, with about 220,000 readers. Tourism Ireland in New York invited …

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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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  • Large interest in Svalbard Tourism Conference

    Published on : Saturday, September 10, 2016

    “The potential for conflicts is large, but the conflict-level is low”, said Anders Anundsen, Norwegian Minister of industry and fishery, when he opened the conference.   Minister Anundesen also stated that the Norwegian government has a clear vision and policy …

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  • Strongest growth rate sees international visitors continue to flock to Australia

    Published on : Friday, September 9, 2016

    The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) has welcomed the latest figures on short-term overseas arrivals and has renewed its call for the Federal Government to enact TTF’s economic plan to turbo-charge growth in the visitor economy,   The latest …

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  • Kiwi Link courts South American sellers

    Published on : Friday, September 9, 2016

    Tourism New Zealand is taking 23 tourism operators from across New Zealand to Buenos Aires and São Paulo for the inaugural Tourism New Zealand Kiwi Link South America event. The event is a key activity to unlock both future markets …

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  • Rhatische Bahn organises FAM Trip for Indian Agents

    Published on : Thursday, September 8, 2016

    Rhatische Bahn in partnership with Turkish Airlines recently hosted a familiarisation trip to Davos Klosters and Engadin St. Moritz in Switzerland for leading travel agents based in Delhi. The objective of the FAM was to increase visibility for luxury destinations …

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  • Tourism Conference Focusing on Hawai’i's Travel Future,

    Published on : Thursday, September 8, 2016

    Nationally recognized speakers, new marketing initiatives and new strategies to reach the global travelers of tomorrow highlight the 2016 Hawai‘i Tourism Conference, Presented by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) and hosted at the world-class Hawai‘i Convention Center, the conference theme …

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  • Top 5 Family Adventures in Idaho

    Published on : Thursday, September 8, 2016

    The state of Idaho has an extensive offer of summer adventure activities for the whole family, from kayaking, hiking and canoeing to camping, jet boating and fishing. Bring the kids on a journey to Idaho and get ready to discover …

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  • Next year’s Tourism INDABA will be held from the 16th to 18th May

    Published on : Thursday, September 8, 2016

    This follows the announcement of the exciting news that a large-scale global event that will positively impact the South African tourism industry will take place at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban on the same week that …

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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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  • 2016 Festival Lough Erne officially launched

    Published on : Wednesday, September 7, 2016

    The 2016 Festival Lough Erne will take place in the grounds of the newly-refurbished Enniskillen Castle over the weekend of Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September. Festival Lough Erne, which was held for the first time last year, is organised …

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  • Dunnottar scoops promotion with Mackie’s

    Published on : Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    Pictured at Dunnottar Castle are Jim Wands, Dunnottar Castle Custodian; Jo Robinson, VisitScotland Regional Director and Stuart Common, Commercial Director at Mackie’s of Scotland.   Aberdeenshire’s iconic Dunnottar Castle is to adorn 150,000 one-litre tubs of Mackie’s ice cream, as …

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