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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.   …

  • ATPI group improves business traveller profile experience

    Published on : Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    As part of the ATPI Group’s commitment to making travel more efficient for its clients, the new version of its popular ATPI On The Go mobile app now syncs traveller profiles across all proprietary systems.   The most recent upgrade …

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  • International visitors spend record amount in Brisbane

    Published on : Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    Brisbane’s tourism boom has continued in 2016 with new figures showing record highs across visitor numbers and expenditure.83,000 more international visitors chose Brisbane in the past year compared to 2015, with Brisbane leading Queensland destinations in Tourism Australia’s latest International …

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  • Queensland’s visitor boom is evidence that tourism is Australia’s next super growth industry

    Published on : Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) today welcomed Queensland’s record growth in international tourist visits in the year to September, describing the double-digit growth as “rolled-gold evidence” that tourism was Australia’s next super-growth industry.   TTF CEO Margy Osmond also …

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  • Statement by George D. Szigeti, President and CEO, Hawai’i Tourism Authority

    Published on : Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA), issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement that a new Federal Inspection Service facility is opening at Kona International Airport at Keahole on the island of …

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  • Da Nang International Fireworks Festival to open

    Published on : Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Under theme “Shining Marble Mountains”, the event will include five programmes with five fireworks nights on Saturdays. The programmes will be broadcast live on Viet Nam Television.   The festival is the continuation of the success of Da Nang international …

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  • FITUR Hosts The Third Staging Of This Project, Which Last Year Attracted More Than 9,605 Companies

    Published on : Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    FESTITUR is a programme of cultural, recreational and gastronomic activities due to be held from 13 to 22 January 2017 during the staging of the International Tourism Trade Fair, FITUR, which is organised by IFEMA in Feria de Madrid.   …

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  • MGTO unveils winners of “Quality Tourism Services Accreditation Scheme” Awards 2016 in catering

    Published on : Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) once again held the “Quality Tourism Services Accreditation Scheme” (QTSAS), targeting the catering sector and travel agencies this year.     In parallel with that, the Office hosted a QTSAS Awards Gala Dinner tonight (5 …

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  • UNWTO underlines the potential of tourism to preserve biodiversity – COP-13

    Published on : Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    With the objective of advancing the contribution of the tourism sector to biodiversity preservation the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) participated in the UN Biodiversity Conference COP13, in Cancun, Mexico (2-17 December).   The Conferences is focused on mainstreaming biodiversity across …

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  • Luxury South Island High Country Destination Opening Soon

    Published on : Monday, December 5, 2016

    The exclusive luxury accommodation, eco and wildlife experience will launch this summer on a vast high country property near Wanaka, in New Zealand’s Southern Lakes region. Mahu Whenua Ridgeline Homestead & Eco Sanctuary is set on over 550 square km …

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  • Open skies agreement with China

    Published on : Monday, December 5, 2016

    The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) has hailed the milestone Open Skies aviation agreement with China as one of the biggest single growth opportunities ever presented to Australia’s tourism and transport industry.   TTF CEO Margy Osmond said the …

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  • Development of Tourism at Historical Places in India

    Published on : Monday, December 5, 2016

    The Ministry of Tourism has launched two plan schemes in 2014-15 viz. Swadesh Darshan – Integrated Development of Theme-Based Tourist Circuits and PRASAD- Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive for development of tourism infrastructure in the country including historical places …

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  • Ajman celebrates UAE’s Martyr Day and 45th National Day

    Published on : Monday, December 5, 2016

    Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) celebrated UAE Martyr’s Day on November 30, a national event which pays tribute to the martyrs of the UAE, homeland of the braves who sacrificed their lives to honor their beloved country and its leadership. …

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  • Asia’s most outstanding venue!

    Published on : Monday, December 5, 2016

    The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s (the Centre) General Manager, Alan Pryor, is all smiles after the venue recently won the “Outstanding Venue Award” at the AFECA (Asian Federation of Exhibition & Convention Associations) Awards 2016 in Xiamen, China.“We are honoured …

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  • Trafalgar expands South Asian footprint with new partner in Sri Lanka

    Published on : Monday, December 5, 2016

    Trafalgar has appointed Jetwing Travels as its General Sales Agent for Sri Lanka. The partnership marks Trafalgar’s first entry into the Sri Lanka’s FIT outbound market.       As the global leader in guided holidays, Trafalgar celebrates its 70th …

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  • Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Wins “Outstanding Venue Award” At AFECA Awards 2016

    Published on : Monday, December 5, 2016

    The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s (the Centre) General Manager, Alan Pryor, is all smiles after the venue recently won the “Outstanding Venue Award” at the AFECA (Asian Federation of Exhibition & Convention Associations) Awards 2016 in Xiamen, China.   “We …

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  • Tourism And Trade Take Off As LATAM Airlines Heads To Victoria

    Published on : Monday, December 5, 2016

    LATAM Airlines will commence a direct service between Chile and Victoria next year. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren announced today South America’s largest airline would operate a tri-weekly service, and become the only carrier to offer the …

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  • Legends of Arabia Comes To Life at Yas Waterworld

    Published on : Monday, December 5, 2016

    Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi will play host to ‘Legends of Arabia: The Quest of the Pearl Tribes’, the UAE’s first Live Action Role-Play (LARP), providing role-playing enthusiasts with the perfect opportunity to ‘Live The Adventure’.   Bringing the dramatic game …

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  • Putting social tourism on the map of Scotland

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    Over 250 struggling families have been given a vital break from their day to day hardships thanks to the generosity of Scotland’s tourism industry.   The free short breaks and daytrips were provided by accommodation, transport and activity providers after …

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  • Back to the future in Queenstown, New Zealand

    Published on : Saturday, December 3, 2016

    Advanced technology teams up with classic engineering for a thrilling trip from boat to bike in Queenstown.Real Journeys’ latest tourism attraction takes daytrippers from a cruise aboard one of the world’s oldest forms of conveyance, a coal-powered steamship, to an …

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  • VisitScotland: ​Putting social tourism on the map

    Published on : Friday, December 2, 2016

    Over 250 struggling families (979 adults and children) have been given a vital break from their day to day hardships thanks to the generosity of Scotland’s tourism industry.   The free short breaks and daytrips were provided by accommodation, transport …

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