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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 …

  • Food for thought

    Published on : Saturday, July 2, 2016

    The growing reputation of Scotland’s restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs resulted in a visitor spend of almost £1 billion on food and drink, the highest ever recorded, during the Year of Food and Drink 2015.   The figure is one …

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  • Landmark tourism partnership with Sony Music

    Published on : Saturday, July 2, 2016

    Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events and Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres, said the partnership will provide new opportunities for some of the State’s biggest events.       “This unique partnership is another example of the innovation and …

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  • Quito leads winners at World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony

    Published on : Saturday, July 2, 2016

    Quito Tourism has led winners at the World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony 2016, taking the title of Latin America’s Leading Destination for the fourth consecutive year.   Also among the winners at the red carpet event hosted by …

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  • US West Coast tour operators vote Thailand as a Destination with the Highest Client Satisfaction – Asia

    Published on : Saturday, July 2, 2016

    Tour operators based on the West Coast USA have voted for Thailand as the “Destination with the Highest Client Satisfaction – Asia”. This is the fourth consecutive year that Thailand has won this award.   “The Annual Travel Age West …

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  • Ten must-do classic New Zealand holiday experiences

    Published on : Friday, July 1, 2016

    From sub-tropical Cape Reinga in the far north to the southern fishing port of Bluff where the wild Southern Ocean rolls in, New Zealand’s North and South islands offer a diverse expanse of landscapes.   On the North Island, the …

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  • Mexico MICE tourism to generate $25Bn in 2016

    Published on : Thursday, June 30, 2016

    The meetings industry in Mexico is expected to generate 25 billion dollars revenue this year. Given the development, the local MICE tourism experts is positive about the future growth of the industry and that Mexico will reclaim its position as …

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  • CLIA to Host Third Annual Port & Destination Summit in Tenerife

    Published on : Thursday, June 30, 2016

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community, announced its 2016 Port & Destination Summit, taking place on Tuesday, September 20 in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, one day ahead of Seatrade Cruise Med, …

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  • ‘One Good Thing After Another’ Lures Visitors To Canberra

    Published on : Thursday, June 30, 2016

    Australia’s capital is highlighting its unique selling point through a new global marketing platform, as the city prepares to welcome its first international flights in September.     Canberra’s refreshed creative positioning focuses on the region’s diversity of experiences and …

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  • Thailand-India Cine Connect: Exploring Potentials To Bridge Our Film Industries

    Published on : Thursday, June 30, 2016

    Thailand-IndiaCineConnect_2-500x300The Royal Thai Embassy together with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) New Delhi Office co-organized a film familiarisation trip “Thailand-India Cine Connect: Exploring Potentials to Bridge Our Film Industries” on 27 June – 1 July, 2016. The visiting Indian …

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  • Thailand-India Cine Connect: Exploring Potentials To Bridge Our Film Industries

    Published on : Thursday, June 30, 2016

    The Royal Thai Embassy together with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) New Delhi Office co-organized a film familiarisation trip “Thailand-India Cine Connect: Exploring Potentials to Bridge Our Film Industries” on 27 June – 1 July, 2016. The visiting Indian …

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  • Overseas Media Discover the Wonders of Ireland’s Ancient East

    Published on : Thursday, June 30, 2016

    Seven top journalists from India, Canada, the UK, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain have arrived in Ireland to learn more about Fáilte Ireland’s new tourism initiative, Ireland’s Ancient East. This is just one of a number of visits designed, hosted …

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  • Australia’s Business Events On Show In New Zealand

    Published on : Thursday, June 30, 2016

    Around 100 leading New Zealand business event planners and corporate clients gathered in Auckland on 29 June for a special event to learn more about Australia’s capabilities as a business events and incentive travel destination.   Organised by Tourism Australia’s …

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  • Grizzly bear kills cyclist beside Glacier National Park in US

    Published on : Thursday, June 30, 2016

    Two cycle riders outside the Glacier National Park in northern USA have been attacked by an angry grizzly bear on 29th June Wednesday. One of the cyclists has died right at the spot of the attack.     The cyclists …

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  • Korea – Now Top 2 in UIA’s Global Meetings Ranking

    Published on : Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    Korea has been ranked the world’s top 2 destination for global congresses hosted in 2015, according to the latest International Meetings Statistics Report, released this week by the Union of International Associations (UIA). The findings show Korea achieving 2nd place …

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  • Euro 2016: significant accommodation price increase

    Published on : Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    According to a study conducted with the help of the consumers group UFC Que Choisir, the average room price in the ten French host cities of Euro 2016, during 10th of June – 10th of July, has risen up to …

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  • Jin Air to commence seasonal service to Cairns

    Published on : Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    Tourism Australia in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland has entered a new deal with Korean airline Jin Air in Seoul today to secure a new seasonal service to Cairns.     The new partnership agreement will see the two …

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  • Special call for under-18s to enter Shutterfest – Port Stephens Photography Competition

    Published on : Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    Organisers of Port Stephens’ annual Shutterfest photography competition are inviting budding photographers aged 18 and under – from far and wide – to enter the competition and try their hand at capturing the area’s natural beauty through their lenses. The …

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  • Cairns Lands First Direct Flight From Korea

    Published on : Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    Tropical North Queensland tourism is taking off with new direct flights from Seoul to Cairns secured for the first time.     Tourism Minister Kate Jones said Cairns was the first airport in Australia to land a Jin Air service. …

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  • Fáilte Ireland Statement Regarding UK Referendum Result

    Published on : Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    Commenting on the results of the UK referendum on EU membership, Fáilte Ireland CEO, Shaun Quinn, today emphasised:   “With the outcome of the referendum now decided, it is much too early to speculate on the long term consequences of …

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  • Fit for a King!

    Published on : Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    Catherine Maxwell-Stuart of Traquair House receives the QA gold award from VisitScotland Chief Executive Malcolm Roughead.It was originally owned by the kings of Scotland, and today Traquair House near Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders was once again the location for …

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