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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.   …

  • Community comes together to support tourism

    Published on : Thursday, November 17, 2016

    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 …

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  • Drive to entice tourists to Northern Ireland

    Published on : Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    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 …

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  • Texas Tourism keen to muster more Aussie visitors

    Published on : Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    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 …

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

    Published on : Friday, November 11, 2016

    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 …

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  • Tourism “getting back on track” in Egypt, Turkey and Greece

    Published on : Friday, November 11, 2016

    After a hiatus, tourism seems to be getting beck on track in in Egypt, Turkey and Greece.   An industry report released by the World Travel Market on Monday (Nov 7) states that more than half the buyers at the …

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  • Shurooq attracts visitors from WTM to Mleiha Archaeological and Ecotourism Project

    Published on : Thursday, November 10, 2016

    Sharjah Investment and Development Authority or Shurooq managed to make the most of the World Travel Market (WTM) 2016, which was organised in London from 7th November to 9th November, to promote the mega development project of Sharjah, ‘Mleiha Archaeological …

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  • St Lucia PM not too taken aback by resignation of two top tourism officials

    Published on : Thursday, November 10, 2016

    The resignation of the two top senior officials at the St. Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB) has been taken in stride by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet who says he is not too taken aback by the resignation.     “I think …

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  • Ngong Ping 360′s Rope Replacement Project will start in early January 2017

    Published on : Thursday, November 10, 2016

    As a world-class tourist attraction in Hong Kong, Ngong Ping 360 upholds safety first by investing significant resources in the maintenance of our cable car system.       We have formulated and executed short-, medium- and long-term maintenance strategies, …

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  • Ajman expects tourism boost from UK market

    Published on : Thursday, November 10, 2016

    The Ajman tourism delegation concluded its successful participation in this year’s World Travel Market , with majority of the participants expecting an improved tourist arrivals from the UK market this tourist season and in 2017.   Participants received encouraging feedback …

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  • Mexico aims to expand tourism by targeting UK market

    Published on : Thursday, November 10, 2016

    Mexico Tourism Board is all prepared to strengthen its tourism sector, expanding connectivity, bonding with the industries stalwarts, promoting best places and attractions and showcasing consumer targeted programs to the UK market.   The country witnessed more than 475,000 visitors …

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  • Amadeus, UNWTO And The Ministry Of Tourism Of Kenya Partner To Foster Job Creation

    Published on : Wednesday, November 9, 2016

    Amadeus, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Ministry of Tourism of Kenya have signed an agreement to provide youth and women of underprivileged communities with access to employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in travel and tourism.   The pilot programme, …

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  • Three In Five Australians Say No To Holiday Tax Hike In National Poll

    Published on : Monday, November 7, 2016

    A new nationwide poll has slammed the Federal Government’s plan to hike its holiday tax – the Passenger Movement Charge – on the millions of Australians and international visitors departing the country on aeroplanes and cruise ships from 1 July …

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  • $250M Fish Market Revitalisation a Boon For Sydney’s Visitor Economy

    Published on : Monday, November 7, 2016

    The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) has congratulated the Sydney Fish Market and UrbanGrowthNSW on reaching an agreement to enable redevelopment of Sydney’s iconic Fish Market as part of the exciting transformation of the Bays Precinct.   “The Sydney …

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  • Chinese Tourists had pleasure trip in North Korea

    Published on : Saturday, November 5, 2016

    In an excursion to North Korea from China, a group of 51 Chinese tourists, turned nostalgic and curious in the land of the Kims. A green bus carried the group over the river and back in time, especially for the …

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  • Antiquities Ministry of Egypt reduces Luxor tourist pass prices

    Published on : Saturday, November 5, 2016

    Khaled al-Anany, Egypt’s Antiquities Minister declared that there is a decrease in the price of the Luxor Pass, which gives access to ancient monuments in the city and the surrounding area.   Anany was speaking at the 5th Global Summit …

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  • Avon Valley site home for new open range zoo

    Published on : Saturday, November 5, 2016

    Tourism A conservation and recreation reserve on the Avon River near Lower Chittering has been chosen by the State Government as the site for an open range zoo.     The zoo will host African savannah animals and support Perth …

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  • New tourism brochure backed by major tourism names

    Published on : Friday, November 4, 2016

    A new tourism brochure created by Mission Beach residents with eye-catching pictures of a tropical paradise is getting major support of some of the prime tourism bodies of this region.     Mission Beach Cassowaries Inc team along with Terrain …

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  • Urban planning and city tourism need to go “hand in hand”, concludes UNWTO Summit

    Published on : Friday, November 4, 2016

    Participants discussed city tourism trends including new business models, such as the so-called “sharing economy”, the importance of millennials, emerging niche markets, how to build authentic cultural experiences and engage local communities, safety and security, and congestion management.   The …

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  • Paris to follow a six-point plan to revive tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, November 2, 2016

    Tourism authority in France has recently announced about their plan to revive the fallen tourism industry of Paris on the latter half of October. As per the new plan, the authorities will hire tourism volunteers in Paris and they also …

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  • Bollywood star’s return set to inspire more Indian visitors

    Published on : Friday, October 28, 2016

    Sidharth Malhotra, Tourism New Zealand’s hugely popular tourism ambassador to India is returning to New Zealand to experience more of his favourite country and people.   When the Bollywood star visited New Zealand last year and shared his experiences with …

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