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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.   …

  • Relive the monsoon magic in India, Indonesia and Malaysia

    Published on : Wednesday, August 5, 2015

    Come monsoon and there is an air of mist mixed with the pitter patter rain. There is greenery all around and the sweet smell of fresh earth is almost intoxicating. India, Indonesia and Malaysia are overwhelmed with the charm of …

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  • UNWTO supports China for using tourism to beat poverty

    Published on : Wednesday, August 5, 2015

    UNWTO welcomes the recent decision of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development of China to promote rural tourism as an effective means to fight poverty. In a recent …

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  • Australia witnesses a record growth in Chinese travel expenditure

    Published on : Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Visitors to Australia spent a whopping $32.5 billion over the year to March 2015, driven by increased spending from the Chinese, TTF CEO Margy Osmond said today.This expenditure represents a 9.6 per cent increase on the year to March 2015 …

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  • PATA appoints MGTO Director as Executive Board Member

    Published on : Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has been appointed the Director of Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO), Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes to serve as a member of PATA Executive Board and the Chairman of PATA Nominating Committee. The PATA Executive …

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  • Australian tourism reaches record heights

    Published on : Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Australian tourism has reached stellar heights with a record $32.5 billion in international spend, a growth of 10% year on year, positioning tourism as one of Australia’s leading exports.   ATEC Managing Director, Peter Shelley, today congratulated Australia’s tourism industry …

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  • Shimane beaches of Japan welcome visitors this August

    Published on : Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    There are a lot of beaches in Shimane facing the sea of Japan. The ideal time to visit these beaches is during this time from July to August end. As you drive along the Route 9, which runs along the …

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  • Indonesia creates cave magic for eco-tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Indonesia lies at one end of the Indian Ocean; this tropical country is known for its active volcanoes along with a combination of mountains and sea. The rocky mountains have strange formation of many unique caves, some with stalactite and …

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  • Viet Nam and Colombia hoping to form tourism alliance

    Published on : Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    In Ha Noi, Director General of Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism, Mr. Nguyen Van Tuan had a meeting with Colombian Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism, Ms. Sandra Howard Taylor.   Director General Nguyen Van Tuan warmly welcomed …

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  • Tourism New Zealand records highest arrivals in June

    Published on : Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    The surge in visitors from Tourism New Zealand’s key international markets continues with holiday arrivals the highest ever for the month of June and total annual arrivals peaking, just short of three million international visitors. Figures released today by Statistics …

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  • FOX Life brings chance to win a lifetime trip to Hong Kong

    Published on : Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    FOX Life, India’s leading lifestyle & travel channel in partnership with Hong Kong Tourism Board gives people a chance to win an to the ultimate shopping and adventure destination- Hong Kong. People can simply log on to the FOX LIFE …

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  • Chinese tourists explore destinations through marathons

    Published on : Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    Chinese tourists are bitten by wanderlust and are scoring all plausible tourists spots in the world to whet their appetites. From the Empire State Building to the Louvre or the hot springs near Mount Fuji to the world-class marathons. Chinese …

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  • French tour operators start service to Nepal

    Published on : Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    Terres d’Aventure was the first French Tour operator to introduce many trekkers to the adventure trails of the Everest. The opeartors set this company up in 1976 and since then tourists and tour operators have been rendering their service to …

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  • TAT encourages domestic tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has come up with more reasons for Thais to travel more frequently within the country with the aim to raise the number of domestic tourists by 4% to 150.8 million trips and increase the …

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  • Victoria domestic tourism witnesses robust growth

    Published on : Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Victoria continues to outperform its rivals interstate as domestic visitation soars, National Visitor Survey data shows.     The figures, released by Tourism Research Australia, show domestic overnight visitor expenditure increased by 8.6 per cent in Victoria in the year ending March 2015 …

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  • Six cultural sites of Asia in World Heritage List

    Published on : Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    The World Heritage Committee this morning approved the inscription of six cultural sites on World Heritage List: Tusi Sites (China), Susa, Cultural Landscape of Maymand (both in the Islamic Republic of Iran), Singapore Botanic Gardens (Singapore), Baekje Historic Areas (Republic …

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  • Nepali embassy in Thailand organised tourism promotion campaign in Singapore

    Published on : Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    In a campaign to promote tourism in Nepal in the post-earthquake scenario, the Embassy of Nepal, Thailand and Consulate of Nepal in Singapore jointly organized a Tourism Promotion Program with the slogan of “Nepal is Safe: Visit, Enjoy and Help …

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  • Indian visa cannot do without biometrics feels home ministry

    Published on : Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    The exclusion of bio-metrics from normal Indian visa cannot be done due to security concerns said the Union home ministry. The ministry suggested that foreign tourists should be encouraged to go for electronic tourist (e-Visa) that allows biometrics to be …

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  • Tourism Australia showcases its beaches to attract tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Australia has recognised that the major thrust on its tourism lies in its beaches. Most tourists come to Australia to visit its beach and coastal harbor experience.     The Great Barrier Reef and the Aquatic wildlife pull 47 per …

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  • Nepal looks up to Indian and Chinese tourist for recovery

    Published on : Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Nepal tourism is trying to make a comeback and India and China are the revenue sources for the country. The country has overcome the impact of the earthquakes in April and May and has declared a “Readiness Months Period” from …

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  • How Cricket World Cup added value to Australia’s tourism?

    Published on : Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    The findings of a new report analysing the economic impact and benefits of this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup demonstrate the value and importance of Australian tourism backing large scale events, according to Australia’s national tourism organisation.     The …

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