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2016 is ending, today is your last chance to support the GSTC this year

2016 is now ending and 2017, the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development is about to begin. Join us now and donate to promote sustainable tourism practices throughout the world.   What is sustainable tourism? Sustainability in tourism goes …

Where to Go in 2017: Travel Trends Revealed

In a recent survey conducted by PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), tour operator members of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) named Cuba the most popular or “hot” destination for travelers in 2017.   The top 10 “hot” destinations for the …

The Meetings Show sees strong interest in UK market leading to international growth

International destinations and suppliers are focusing more closely on the UK meetings market, resulting in increased bookings for The Meetings Show 2017.   International exhibitors confirmed for the fifth edition of the show include: Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, Atout France, …

“Macao Light Festival 2016 – Treasure of Light” commences

Organized by Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) and co-organized by Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, Cultural Affairs Bureau and Sports Bureau, the “Macao Light Festival 2016 – Treasure of Light” was inaugurated at Nam Van Lake Nautical Centre tonight (4th …

UK Airspace Policy Can Point Way for Europe-Wide Airspace Improvements

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) declared its support for and participation in the Sky’s the Limit campaign for more efficient air traffic routes in the UK, and called for similar momentum for airspace change throughout Europe.     NATS, …

  • Injured Soldiers Battle It Out At Celtic Manor

    Published on : Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    The Celtic Manor Resort will play host to a prestigious international golf match for injured servicemen this month.   A team of 10 military personnel from the UK’s Battle Back golf team will take on their Australian counterparts from the …

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  • Eléa Golf Club earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

    Published on : Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    Eléa Golf Club, was awarded for the fifth consecutive year by the largest travel site Trip Advisor with the award «2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence».   Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the …

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  • El Robledal Golf Course, Madrid

    Published on : Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    El Robledal golf 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 others. …

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  • IAEE Announces Partnership with USDOC International Trade Administration

    Published on : Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    Today, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) and the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) International Trade Administration (ITA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to expand the reach of the exhibitions and events industry both nationally and abroad. …

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  • ASEAN Seeks Consultant to Create Tourism Marketing Strategy 2017-2020

    Published on : Monday, August 1, 2016

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is calling for bids from experienced consultants to create the ASEAN Tourism Marketing Strategy 2017-2020.An overall budget of US$30,000 will be assigned.       The deadline for the submission of proposals is …

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  • MGTO launches tracking study on family hostel

    Published on : Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    Macao Government Tourism Office is ready to launch a tracking study on family hostel. Starting from tomorrow until 29 August, the Office will conduct a questionnaire survey to solicit public opinion and learn more about residents’ latest stance towards opening …

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  • Visit Scotland: IMG Tees Up The Solheim Cup

    Published on : Saturday, July 23, 2016

    Scotland has agreed a unique partnership with global sports, media and events organisation IMG to stage The 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles, ensuring the country hosts a world-class spectacle and delivers on its key principles of equality, experience and innovation. …

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  • ABPCO’s student approach paying off with TFI support

    Published on : Thursday, July 21, 2016

    The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers’ welcoming approach for young event professionals has been given a boost with student member Noemi La Torre joining TFI Group for a placement year.   Noemi, who is a student member of the …

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  • PATA announces 2016 Grand and Gold Award Winners

    Published on : Thursday, July 21, 2016

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2106 PATA Grand and Gold Awards. Proudly supported and sponsored by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) for the last 21 years, this year’s awards recognise …

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  • VisitScotland: Stars Are Shining On Historic Mansion House

    Published on : Thursday, July 21, 2016

    A luxury self-catering accommodation in Argyll, which offers stylish suites in a restored mansion house, has been awarded five stars by VisitScotland.       Knockdow House achieved the top grading after taking part in the national tourism organisation’s Quality …

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  • New Italian Tourism Drive fuels 20 per cent rise in Golf bookings

    Published on : Saturday, July 16, 2016

    Italy’s rise to prominence as one of Europe’s top golf destinations continues to gather pace, with international green fee bookings up by more than 20 per cent in the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year. …

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  • New Verdura Fitness Breaks To Boost Mind, Body and Soul

    Published on : Saturday, July 16, 2016

    Getting fit and maintaining a long-term healthy lifestyle can seem like an impossible task to many people, but Sicily’s award-winning Verdura Resort is offering a helping hand with the launch of a new range of bespoke luxury fitness packages this …

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  • Ballantine’s Team Am Golf Challenge 7 in Manila, Philippines, Dec 5-9, 2016

    Published on : Saturday, July 16, 2016

    The event owned and managed by Golftripz is being supported by Tourism Promotions Board, Philippines apart from title sponsor, Ballantine’s the leading international whiskey brand. IAGTO member – Happy Travel & Tours Inc, based in Manila, Philippines will be handling …

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  • Moderating Demand Trend Continues

    Published on : Friday, July 8, 2016

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 4.6%, compared to the same month in 2015, which was the same level achieved in April. …

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  • Beam me in, Scotty

    Published on : Friday, July 8, 2016

    VisitScotland has put out a global call to Scots to ensure Scotland remains one of the top holiday choices after a rapid rise of destinations worldwide.Recent findings show in the last 12 years, 254 new destinations have appeared worldwide leading …

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  • The Costa del Golf strengthens its position in Germany with a successful Costa del Sol Golf Woche

    Published on : Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    The Costa del Sol is the golfing destination for Germany in 2016… German airport arrivals are up by 14.1%       Germany has become one of the main markets in which Costa del Sol Tourism, through its Golf sector, …

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  • Swann Returns to England Line-Up

    Published on : Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    Former international cricketer Graeme Swann will pull on an England shirt again this summer – when he represents his country in a celebrity golf tournament at Celtic Manor.         Swann will play for a second time in …

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  • Faldo Series China Championship heads to Mission Hills

    Published on : Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    Mission Hills Golf Club will once more step into the limelight when it plays host to this week’s Faldo Series China Championship.   Exactly four months after staging the 10th edition of the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final, the world’s …

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  • “Tour Life – an inside view of Professional Golf” with Padraig Harrington and Bob Rotella

    Published on : Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    Irish golf fans are in for a real treat this summer as leading American sports psychologist, Dr.Bob Rotella visits Ireland to give an inside view of professional golf at Roganstown Golf & Country Club in Co. Dublin, followed by three …

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  • VisitScotland CEO hails ‘absolutely fascinating new galleries

    Published on : Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland, applauds the opening of the ten new galleries at the National Museum of Scotland on 8 July (see attached press release pdf), as a central part of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. …

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