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New Generation of Thai Hospitality Entrepreneurs To Lead Discussion On Thailand’s Tourism

Thailand Tourism Forum (TTF), an influential annual gathering of top hotel industry professionals in the Thai capital, will be held on Monday January 23, 2017 at the InterContinental Hotel Bangkok.   Now in its sixth year, TTF is organised by …

Community comes together to support tourism

The Dalbeattie information centre is the first social enterprise in the region to sign up to the VisitScotland partnership programme A DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY community group has become the first social enterprise in the region to sign up to VisitScotland’s …

Drive to entice tourists to Northern Ireland

Sixteen (16) tourism businesses from Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland joined Tourism Ireland at the Classic Motor Show over the weekend.     The Classic Motor Show is an annual event which takes place over three days at …

Texas Tourism keen to muster more Aussie visitors

Texas Tourism, together with its key tourism industry partners, will visit Australia at the beginning of December, 2016 to share their insights into the exciting tourism possibilities in ‘The Lone Star State’.   Travel agents and wholesalers are invited to …

Speculations continue how U.S. tourism would be under trump

According to a travel survey, 1 million British tourists were predicted to lose interest in travel to the U.S. if Donald Trump was to be elected as president.     This poll was done before the election results and seemed …

  • Taking Tasmania To The World With Free Wi-Fi Network

    Published on : Thursday, August 25, 2016

    The Hodgman Liberal Government is delivering on our promise to roll out free Wi-Fi across Tasmania including to regional areas.   As part of stage one of the Wi-Fi network, there are now 50 live locations across Tasmania.   The …

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  • Can Scottish Tourism Triumph?

    Published on : Thursday, August 25, 2016

    There’s not long until the entries deadline for individuals, organisations and initiatives to enter the acclaimed Springboard Awards for Excellence 2016.The 2016 Awards are in search of entries from the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry to celebrate the inspiring individuals …

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  • Jacqui Spice resigns from Tourism New Zealand Board

    Published on : Thursday, August 25, 2016

    Jacqui Spice, founder and CEO of luxury travel and villa specialist company Touch of Spice, has stepped down from her role on the Board of Tourism New Zealand.Board Chair Kerry Prendergast says Jacqui’s resignation is as a result of the growth …

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  • Chinese, Indian And Australian Travel Agents Eye The Island Of Ireland

    Published on : Thursday, August 25, 2016

    Eleven (11) top-performing travel agents from six different markets – including China, India, Australia, New Zealand, the GCC and South Africa – have been enjoying an action-packed visit around the island of Ireland this week.   Their visit is the …

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  • VisitScotland Scottish holiday homes to embrace the ‘Hound Pound’

    Published on : Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    A digital marketing campaign targeting the “Hound Pound” – the money spent by pet-owners who take their four-legged friends on holiday – has been awarded £20,000 by VisitScotland.   With the first award from its new-look Growth Fund, the national …

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  • Prostate Cancer UK is London Golf Show’s charity partner

    Published on : Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    The London Golf Show has partnered with Prostate Cancer UK to raise valuable funds for the charity when the event takes place at Glow, Bluewater, in Kent, from August 26-28.   The leading men’s health charity has a simple ambition …

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  • Indigenous All Stars to play in Newcastle

    Published on : Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    The Men’s and Women’s All Stars matches have been secured exclusively for the Hunter by the NSW Government, through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW in partnership with the NRL.   NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major …

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  • McGinley Cup victory leaves Fox dreaming of more Quinta do Lago glory

    Published on : Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    Teenager Alfie Fox will have the exclusive chance to test his golfing skills against the cream of the game’s best up-and-coming junior players after claiming a convincing victory in the 2016 Paul McGinley Junior Cup at Quinta do Lago in …

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  • Milestone in Sustainable Golf Development

    Published on : Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    Golf shows proactive leadership and collaboration as it comes together on a voluntary sustainability standard for golf developments.       A new Sustainable Golf Development standard, developed through close collaboration both within and outside the golf industry, has been …

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  • New Website Highlights Stylish Quinta Da Marinha

    Published on : Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    Hotel Quinta da Marinha has unveiled an updated website as sleek and stylish as the resort itself.   The new-look web pages at www.quintadamarinha.com have been given a fresh design for a more user-friendly experience and the site is now …

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  • La Dehesa Golf Club, Madrid

    Published on : Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    La Dehesa Golf Club is part of the new Madrid’s Golf Courses Association which intends to sum up and position Madrid as reference golf destination in Europe. This project is endorsed by Madrid Tourism Association and Madrid’s Golf Federation, amongst …

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  • Laguna Phuket Hospitality Challenge Gives Back to the Community

    Published on : Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    Laguna Golf Phuket recently hosted Phuket’s very first hospitality charity golf tournament – Laguna Phuket Hospitality Challenge. Partnering with Asean Events, the Laguna Phuket resort hotels, spa and golf course came together to welcome over 60 golfers comprising hospitality professionals …

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  • Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival Under Fiji’s Brightest Moon

    Published on : Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    With Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Chinese Moon Festival fast approaching; friends, family and loved ones can join together to celebrate under Fiji’s biggest and brightest moon of the year by spending a week on Laucala Island – one …

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  • Apti announces key management changes for gorwing India operation

    Published on : Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    The leading global travel management and events business, the ATPI Group, has announced several organisational changes expanding the role of senior leaders within its India operation.   The new management structure follows the group’s recent acquisitions across key markets, including …

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  • Survey shows backpacker tax could smash number of working holiday makers by 60 per cent

    Published on : Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) has renewed its call for the Federal Government to abandon its short-sighted 32.5 per cent backpacker tax following a survey undertaken by Monash University and YHA that shows the government is risking a …

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  • Survey shows backpacker tax could smash number of working holiday makers by 60 per cent

    Published on : Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) has renewed its call for the Federal Government to abandon its short-sighted 32.5 per cent backpacker tax following a survey undertaken by Monash University and YHA that shows the government is risking a …

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  • VisitScotland Five Star award is Ice-ing on the cake

    Published on : Monday, August 22, 2016

    An adventure centre in the Highlands housing the world’s largest indoor ice climbing walls, has achieved VisitScotland’s highest Quality Assurance grading.   Ice Factor Kinlochleven, seven miles east of Glencoe village, is the first business in the west Highlands to …

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  • Five Stars for Galloway Music & Arts Venue

    Published on : Monday, August 22, 2016

    A popular music and arts venue in New Galloway which was originally an 18th century school is top of the class again having scooped an award from VisitScotland.   The CatStrand was recently awarded a Five Star Quality Assurance (QA) …

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  • Gov. Scott: Florida Hits All-Time Record High for Tourism

    Published on : Monday, August 22, 2016

    During a press conference at the Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers this afternoon, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida set another record in tourism by welcoming the highest amount of visitors of any six months in the state’s …

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  • Italians, Britons and Germans to see Kerry’s spectacular scenery on new reality TV show

    Published on : Monday, August 22, 2016

    Images of Kerry will be beamed into homes across Italy, Germany and Britain later this week, when an episode of a new reality TV show airs on the Sky Arts channel (on Thursday, 25 August). Called Master of Photography, it’s …

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