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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 …

  • Festival Kreol official launch to have ‘Grande Case’ feel – claims Seychelles

    Published on : Tuesday, October 15, 2013

    The annual Festival Kreol that is staged in Victoria, the Creole Capital of the World is now but some twelve days away and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture have made known that they are planning the Festival Opening Ceremony …

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  • Festival Kreol 2013 will takes the public to the discovery of the historical routes of the Seychelles

    Published on : Tuesday, October 15, 2013

    Going round Victoria, the Capital of the Seychelles, the buildings with their model architecture triumph. Putting Victoria, the Creole Capital of the World under microscopic lenses, the town opens up to an amazing array of historical sites and monuments of …

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  • Tourism Australia enlists Chinese Celebrity to help promote Australia

    Published on : Tuesday, October 15, 2013

    Tourism Australia, in conjunction with Destination NSW and Tourism and Events Queensland, has enlisted the support of one of China’s most popular celebrities in a move aimed at encouraging more visitors from Greater China.   Popular actor and ‘Mandopop’ singer …

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  • Resignation of Tourism Australia Managing Director

    Published on : Tuesday, October 15, 2013

    Tourism Australia Managing Director Andrew McEvoy has resigned from his position and will finish with the organisation at the end of the year.   Mr McEvoy will take up the role as Managing Director Fairfax Events in January.   Tourism …

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  • CNN TASK Compass Article – Seychelles used as Case in Point

    Published on : Tuesday, October 15, 2013

    THE CHALLENGE OF ALL TOURISM CHAMPIONS   Tourism marketing, be it in support of destinations, attractions, airlines, airports, hotels, resorts or events, has become a very expensive game. The ability to reach audiences, attract awareness, excite interest, and ultimately convert …

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  • ShipCarsNow Receives 2013 Better Business Bureau Integrity Award

    Published on : Monday, October 14, 2013

    ShipCarsNow was awarded the 2013 Better Business Bureau (BBB) Integrity Award for its ethical business practices with customers, employees and communities. “The ShipCarsNow team is honored to be a BBB Integrity Award winner. As the only provider of nationwide, multi-modal …

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  • Global tourism industry to grow by over 4 % for next five years

    Published on : Sunday, October 13, 2013

    Despite the global economic situation, the tourism industry is bound to grow by over 4 percent each year for the next five years. The markets which are bound to generate the highest number of tourists are China, India and Russia.Undoubtedly, …

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  • “Land reform” to be packaged into tourism plans by Zimbabwe

    Published on : Sunday, October 13, 2013

    Zimbabwe’s tourism minister said, the country will package its “land reform” into tourism plans by making the tour to selected black-owned farms a unique excursion experience for foreign visitors.Walter Mzembi, minister of tourism and hospitality industry, told a press briefing …

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  • Ireland tourism on horns of dilemma

    Published on : Sunday, October 13, 2013

    Ireland – Reducing sales tax for Irish hotels, restaurants and other tourist businesses has paid dividends, a fact the country’s finance minister was reminded of upon checking into his hotel room for a party conference last month.The initiative created over …

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  • Fact Sheet: Thailand Flood Situation Update

    Published on : Saturday, October 12, 2013

    Flood waters have begun to subside in most of the 28 provinces that have been affected, and have subsided in 14 provinces – Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, Phayao, Lampang, Kamphaengphet, Uthaithani, Nakhon Ratchasima, Kalasin, Mukdahan, Amnat Charoen, Chumphon, Prachuab …

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  • Thailand named “Best Golf Destination” at Safari India National Tourism Awards 2013

    Published on : Saturday, October 12, 2013

    Thailand has been named the “Best Golf Destination” at the Safari India National Tourism Awards 2013 at the award ceremony held on October 4, 2013.Mrs Runjuan Tongrut, Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) New Delhi office, also has …

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  • 6 low cost carry 38% of passengers to Malta

    Published on : Saturday, October 12, 2013

    Low cost airlines carried 38.3 per cent, or 842,723, of all passengers that visited Malta between January and July of this year. These figures represent tourists who arrived and left using a low cost airline.   Currently six low cost …

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  • Value of music tourism to uk economy revealed

    Published on : Saturday, October 12, 2013

    A new report released today into the size of the music tourism industry, by UK Music and VisitBritain, has identified that 6.5 million music loving tourists attended a festival or gig last year, generating spend of £2.2 billion in the …

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  • Wellness Tourism a $439 Billion Market, Study Reveals

    Published on : Friday, October 11, 2013

    A new study presented by SRI International at the inaugural Global Wellness Tourism Congress (GWTC) found wellness tourism is nearly a half-trillion dollar market, representing 14 per cent of total global tourism revenues ($3.2 trillion*) overall. According to The Global …

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  • Turkey, Greece Should Strengthen their Relations to Boost Mediterranean Tourism

    Published on : Friday, October 11, 2013

    During the Mediterranean Luxury Travel Summit 2013 in Athens, Turkey’s European Union Minister, Egemen Bağış has urged that Turkey and Greece should strengthen their relations especially for cooperation on eastern Mediterranean tourism.   Turkey wants to collaborate with Greece to …

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  • Mombasa to Collaborate with Morocco to Expand Tourism

    Published on : Friday, October 11, 2013

    To boost tourism at the Kenyan coast, Mombasa county government will collaborate with Morocco’s Casablanca local Authority. Governor Hassan Joho’s economic advisor Hamisi Mwaguya said, that the partnership would ensure Mombasa competes with renowned excellent tourism destinations.   Antony Njaramba, …

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  • Pme Freeze And Continued Investment Welcomed – At ATEC

    Published on : Friday, October 11, 2013

    ATEC today welcomed the Government’s commitment to freezing the cost of the Passenger Movement Charge (PMC) and recognising the importance of industry investment.   “Federal Trade Minister, Andrew Robb’s announcement at today’s Tourism Minister’s Meeting in Canberra that the Abbott …

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  • South Africa Road Show to drum up more interest for Seychelles as a destination

    Published on : Friday, October 11, 2013

    South Africa is getting more insight into what Seychelles has to offer as a trav destinationel, now that a delegation from the Seychelles Tourism Board has been attending a road show in the country. Senior Marketing Executive at the Seychelles …

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  • The circus is in Town! Yes and for the first time ever in the Seychelles

    Published on : Friday, October 11, 2013

    The Seychelles islands are witnessing amazing trapeze acts, funny clowns and many more traditional circus performances; through the Magic Circus of Samoa’s first show as Thursday.   This is their first visit to the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Seychelles …

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  • Seychellois learn the lungi dance for Seychelles-India Day Celebrations

    Published on : Friday, October 11, 2013

    Members of the Indian community living in Seychelles, and young dancers from the Seychelles National Conservatoire of Performing Arts met at the International Conference Centre of Seychelles for the first ever lungi classes held in the country.   It is …

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