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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 …

  • Room occupancy at record high levels

    Published on : Thursday, October 6, 2016

    Latest occupancy figures released today show that Northern Ireland hotels achieved record room occupancy levels over the summer period, with August reaching 88%, the highest ever achieved.   Across the wider accommodation sector there was a 7% increase in bed …

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  • VisitScotland: St John’s four stars of Perth

    Published on : Thursday, October 6, 2016

    Perth’s most historically significant building has been awarded four stars by VisitScotland. St John’s Kirk of Perth achieved the Historic Attraction Quality Assurance Award following a recent grading visit by the national tourism organisation.   The city’s main church, which …

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  • Promoting Belfast to 1.5+ million ‘social energisers’ via Time Out in London

    Published on : Wednesday, October 5, 2016

    Tourism Ireland’s latest promotion to highlight Belfast, Northern Ireland and our special Year of Food and Drink is under way this week. It involves a partnership with Time Out in London – reaching the magazine’s 1.1 million readers with a …

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  • Bangkok wins “Best Leisure Destination in Asia-Pacific” award for fifth time

    Published on : Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    Thailand has again been voted “Best Leisure Destination in Asia-Pacific 2016” by readers of the Business Traveller Asia-Pacific magazine. This is the fifth time the Thai capital has earned this distinction, having won it previously in 2011 and for four …

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  • Influential US Media on Ireland Showcase

    Published on : Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    Fáilte Ireland A group of highly influential US media were in Ireland this weekend enjoying the sights and sounds of Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow as they took part in a joint Fáilte Ireland and Guinness Storehouse showcase.   The group, …

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  • New Zealand’s First Trial of Autonomous Vehicle Announced

    Published on : Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    Christchurch will host New Zealand’s first trial of a fully autonomous electric vehicle next year. HMI Technologies and Christchurch International Airport have agreed on the New Zealand based and funded trial, which is focussed on finding answers to key questions …

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  • 28th Macao International Fireworks Display Contest culminates on “Celebration in the Sky”

    Published on : Monday, October 3, 2016

    The 28th Macao International Fireworks Display Contest concluded in splendour. Marutamaya Ogatsu Fireworks Co., Ltd. from Japan won the championship, followed by the fireworks teams from Romania and Canada as the first and second runners-up.       The prize-giving …

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  • Daly Ready To Rip It At Gloria

    Published on : Saturday, October 1, 2016

    John Daly has kept his promise to ‘grip it and rip it’ at Gloria again. The big-hitting American, who has two Major titles to his name, will be the star attraction at the Beko Classic Pro-Am at Gloria Golf Club …

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  • Top British tour operators stop off along Irelands Ancient East

    Published on : Saturday, October 1, 2016

    Leading British coach and group tour operators have been visiting Ireland’s Ancient East, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. They were here to attend a workshop in Kilkenny, where they met with Irish tourism enterprises to negotiate for …

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  • Thailand wins TTG Travel Awards Destination of the Year 2016

    Published on : Saturday, October 1, 2016

    Thailand has won the TTG Travel Awards for the “Outstanding Achievement Awards: Destination of the Year 2016”, making it the sixth time the country has won this accolade, having received it previously in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2012 and 2013.   …

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  • New industry campaign invites tourism businesses to consider ‘The Big Five Questions’

    Published on : Saturday, October 1, 2016

    A new campaign which supports tourism businesses in delivering the sector’s ambition to grow by £1bn by 2020 has launched today in Edinburgh.‘The Big Five Questions’ invites businesses across Scotland to ask themselves questions relating to their customers, online presence, …

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  • Tourism Fiji and Rosie Holidays Successfully Complete Three-City Roadshow in India

    Published on : Friday, September 30, 2016

    Fijian music, dance, people and engaging educational modules on the destination, amongst many other elements, made Tourism Fiji and Rosie Holidays’ roadshow in India a grand success.       The Fijian delegation consisting of Ahura Resorts, Matamanoa Island Resort, …

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  • Affluent Traveler Collection Executive Retreat Sails the Mekong on AmaWaterways

    Published on : Friday, September 30, 2016

    The Affluent Traveler Collection (ATC) cruised the Mekong for its Executive Retreat. AmaWaterways hosted thirty agents on the AmaDara. The Executive Retreat allowed the agents to experience first-hand how selling this extraordinary product can translate into increased earning potential in …

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  • Mallorca’s Golf Son Gual To Host Annual World of Leading Golf WLG Awards

    Published on : Thursday, September 29, 2016

    World of Leading Golf (WLG), the organisation representing many of the world’s most renowned golf clubs, will hold its annual awards evening at Golf Son Gual, near Palma, on November 16.   With many member clubs represented on the holiday …

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  • Record number of cruise ships to reach New Zealand

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    A record number of cruise ships are scheduled to reach New Zealand during this summer season.   This would also include as many as nine cruise ships that would make their inaugural calls to the country. Among the cruise ships …

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  • Golfing Legends Raise La Manga Club Bar To New Heights

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Gary Player, Arnold Palmer and Severiano Ballesteros all played key roles in La Manga Club’s glamorous and evolving history, and the famous Spanish resort has paid homage to the legendary golfing trio as part of its eagerly-awaited new-look golf clubhouse. …

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  • IMG To Manage New Golf Club In Pattaya, Thailand

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    IMG the global leader in sports, events, media and fashion has signed an agreement with Chartered Square Holding Company Limited, one of Thailand’s leading corporations to manage The Master Golf Resort, located in the vibrant golf market of Pattaya, Thailand. …

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  • Finca Cortesin Golf Club Trusts in Toro® Equipment

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Finca Cortesin Golf Club on Spain’s Costa del Sol is a challenging course to maintain. With diverse and undulating terrain, it demands equipment that’s well suited for the job. That’s one of the reasons why the course recently updated all …

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  • Espiche Golf Strengthens Course Investment In The Western Algarve

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Espiche Golf has recently completed investment to improve the game and experience for golfers of all handicaps and experience.   Luís Rocha, the General Manager of Espiche Golf, said: “This phase of investment, budgeted at €150,000, coincided with our third …

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  • Fall Finds: Golf with the Wind in Outer Banks of North Carolina

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Road trips, golf getaways, buddy excursions — no matter what you call these sporting endeavors they almost always include a couple of important ingredients: Good friends and good fun.       Golf trips are built around the entire experience, …

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