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  • UNWTO strongly condemns attack at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport

    Published on : Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    On behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO strongly condemns the attack perpetrated today at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport and expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and to the Turkish people in this difficult …

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  • 2016 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro to boost West Australia tourism

    Published on : Friday, April 8, 2016

    The world’s best surfers will take on the famous waves at the 2016 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro at Western Australia’s South-West catapulting the region on global tourism map. Premier and Tourism Minister Colin Barnett said the State Government had …

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  • UNWTO – a decade building capacity in tourism policy in Asia/Pacific

    Published on : Friday, April 8, 2016

    Under the title ‘Human Capital Development in Tourism’, the UNWTO Asia/Pacific Executive Training Programme on Tourism Policy and Strategy has gathered policy makers and tourism executives in Seoul, Republic of Korea, to enhance skills and understanding on the latest trends …

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  • Ghana announces visa on arrival for 54 African Union member states

    Published on : Friday, March 11, 2016

    On the occasion of Ghana’s 59th year of independence, President John Dramani Mahama announced that the country will begin to offer visas on arrival to citizens of all 54 African Union (AU) member states starting July. Opening its doors to …

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  • Destination NSW to host 2016 United Kingdom and Europe trade mission

    Published on : Friday, March 11, 2016

    Destination NSW will host its 2016 United Kingdom and Europe trade mission next month to showcase a wide range of Sydney and regional NSW tourism products and destinations to hundreds of key trade partners and travel trade media.   NSW …

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  • Tourism Industry Roundtable Communique

    Published on : Thursday, March 10, 2016

    CEOs of Australia’s leading visitor economy organisations met with Federal Tourism Minister Richard Colbeck this morning in Canberra. The meeting discussed the tourism industry’s priorities ahead of the 2016 Federal Election.   It was a productive discussion which canvassed the …

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  • New Partnership Unites Golf & Travel Giants

    Published on : Thursday, March 10, 2016

    Golfbreaks.com and Monarch have announced a strategic partnership that brings together Europe’s specialist golf travel company with a leading UK independent airline group. The new alliance will see Monarch become the preferred short and mid-haul partner for the golf travel …

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  • Lilian Groves Announced As VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstar 2016!

    Published on : Saturday, March 5, 2016

    As English Tourism Week gets underway VisitEngland is delighted to announce that Lilian Groves from Durham Cathedral has won a public vote to become England’s Tourism Superstar 2016. This is the second consecutive Tourism Superstar win from Durham. Competing against …

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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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  • Phuket emerges as a luxury shopping destination

    Published on : Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Phuket as a destination has attracted visitors for years for its white sandy beaches, azure sea, its coral coves and lifestyle resorts, but recently the destination has added to its attraction by making wealthy tourists busy with shopping.   Phuket …

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  • Auckland Airport, TNZ and SIA plans to attract Indian travelers to New Zealand

    Published on : Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Tourism New Zealand has announced its joint venture partnership with Singapore Airlines and Auckland Airport to accelerate high value New Zealand travel out of India. With booking validity till May 15, 2015, the special promotional fares of the campaign will …

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  • Australia gets set for Chinese New Year tourism boost

    Published on : Saturday, February 21, 2015

    The longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar, Chinese New Year – also known as Spring Festival – starts this week on 19 February.   Australia is set to see visitor arrivals from China boom over the next …

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  • Chinese head abroad for annual Spring Festival

    Published on : Tuesday, February 17, 2015

    As people around the world celebrate Chinese New Year, the travel industry is getting ready for the Spring Festival – the country’s most important holiday. According to China’s Ministry of Transport1, a total of 2.8 billion trips are expected to …

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  • Consultative Committee of the Indian Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Culture meets under the chairmanship of Dr Mahesh Sharma

    Published on : Thursday, February 12, 2015

    The Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Culture held its meeting in Kachchh, Gujarat today.   It was chaired bythe Union Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr …

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  • Japan Week Returns To Grand Central Terminal On February 18-20

    Published on : Thursday, February 5, 2015

    Japan Week is back in Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall for its fourth edition on February 18-20, 2015.   Last year was a record year for tourism in Japan, with over 13,000,000 traveling to the country from around the world, …

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  • Strong International Interest in Aboriginal Tourism

    Published on : Friday, January 30, 2015

    An invitation issued by the World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA) and Quebec Aboriginal Tourism (QAT) for case study presentation proposals to Canada’s 4th International Aboriginal Tourism Conference (IATC 2015) has resulted in a strong response from Indigenous, tourism and education …

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  • MGTO rolls out Macau promotions during India’s main travel show

    Published on : Friday, January 30, 2015

    Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) is promoting the city as a leisure and business tourism destination at India’s main travel show, South Asia’s Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE) 2015, which opened today (29) in New Delhi. On the eve of …

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  • MGTO rolls out Macau promotions during India’s main travel show

    Published on : Friday, January 30, 2015

    Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) is promoting the city as a leisure and business tourism destination at India’s main travel show, South Asia’s Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE) 2015, which opened today (29) in New Delhi.   On the eve …

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  • Southeast Asia tourism bodies focus on unique new attractions

    Published on : Thursday, January 29, 2015

    In a bid to draw visitors from the region and beyond national tourism organisations in Southeast Asia are showcasing unique new attractions this week.   “Asean Tourism Forum” is being held in Myanmar’s capital, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and …

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  • Tourism New Zealand – Partnerships drive growth in Korea market

    Published on : Thursday, January 8, 2015

    The latest Tourism New Zealand drive to convince Korean active considerers to choose New Zealand includes a number of joint venture campaigns with Korean Air and the travel trade. Coordinated with 14 key travel agent partners in Korea and joint …

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