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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 …

  • Uganda Tourism launches UK marketing push on Nat Geo Wild TV Channel

    Published on : Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Uganda Tourism will sponsor all programming on Nat Geo Wild throughout June 2016. This promotional campaign will represent Uganda Tourism’s first Marketing & PR Campaign in the UK & Ireland. Uganda tourism’s sponsorship campaign aims to encourage Nat Geo Wild …

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  • Spain: Sharjah Archaeological Exhibition attracts over 45,000 visitors

    Published on : Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    The Sharjah Archaeological Exhibition at the National Archaeological Museum of Spain sees a high turnout and marked interest from Spanish society of all ages, as well as students of schools and universities. The exhibition organised by the Department of Culture …

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  • Malaysia targets to become established business tourism centre in Asia

    Published on : Monday, May 23, 2016

    Malaysia is targeting to become an established business tourism centre in Asia, given the country’s strategic location. Tourism Malaysia Director-General, Mirza Mohammad Taiyab said he was confident that business tourism in Malaysia would see a boost. “The tourism industry in …

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  • WTM Asia connect receives strong support from the region

    Published on : Friday, May 20, 2016

    The World Travel Market Portfolio launched the 1-2-1 ratio pod format to facilitate business in the growing Chinese and South East Asian leisure travel markets. The event, which steps away from a traditional exhibition format, proved to be successful amongst …

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  • Asia Pacific luxury travel to outpace Europe over the next 10 years

    Published on : Friday, May 20, 2016

    Asia Pacific’s luxury travel market will see faster overall growth than Europe’s from 2011 – 2025, according to a new Amadeus report featuring data from Tourism Economics. North America and Western Europe lead the world’s luxury travel market – accounting …

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  • Sri Lanka Tourism celebrates its golden jubilee

    Published on : Monday, May 9, 2016

    Invoking the blessings of Lord Buddha in the golden jubilee celebration, Sri Lanka Tourism organized a whole night Pirith Ceremony in head office premises, Colombo 03 from 04th May evening to the dawn of 05th. Ven. Mitiyakuliye Gunadhara Thero, the …

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  • New research shows that Travel & Tourism can be a driver of peace

    Published on : Monday, May 9, 2016

    With terror and security scares against tourists filling many headlines in the past few months, today the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is pleased to launch a new research report quantifying for the first time the links between tourism …

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  • Ben O’Donoghue Serves Up Queensland Feast In Hong Kong

    Published on : Friday, May 6, 2016

    One of Queensland’s most celebrated chefs, Ben O’Donoghue, arrived in Hong Kong last week to promote Queensland’s culinary experiences at a four-day VIP event between 29 April – 2 May at the Mira Hotel. The initiative, coordinated by Tourism and …

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  • Travel Brochures and Visitor Guides Delivered via SMS

    Published on : Thursday, May 5, 2016

    Established digital publishing company Realview Digital announces the highly anticipated release of PARTICA, a solution which allows travel and tourism operators to deliver their brochures and visitor guides via SMS, straight into the hands of travelers.   The drastic shift …

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  • Share in revenue on e-TV fee boosts foreign arrivals in India

    Published on : Thursday, May 5, 2016

    The Government of India has introduced the facility of e-TV for the citizens of 150 countries at 16 airports. Introduction of e-TV is a path breaking measure by the Government in easing entry formalities in the country. Government of India …

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  • Visa opens its first innovation center in Asia

    Published on : Friday, April 29, 2016

    Visa Inc. announced the opening of its Singapore innovation center, the first in a network of new regional innovation centers that Visa is launching globally.   The new 7,000 square foot Singapore facility will serve as a destination for clients, …

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  • Golf tourism to Chiang Mai set to soar after the 5th Asia Golf Tourism Convention

    Published on : Friday, April 29, 2016

    Golf travel to Thailand’s northern city of Chiang Mai and the surrounding province is predicted to rocket by an unprecedented 25% over the next two years – as a direct result of hosting the 5th annual Asia Golf Tourism Convention. …

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  • Golf tourism to Chiang Mai set to soar after 5th Asia Golf Tourism Convention

    Published on : Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Golf travel to Thailand’s northern city of Chiang Mai and the surrounding province is predicted to rocket by an unprecedented 25% over the next two years – as a direct result of hosting the 5th annual Asia Golf Tourism Convention. …

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  • Northern Ireland Is The Place To Meet For Influential American Group

    Published on : Tuesday, April 26, 2016

    The group included senior representatives of companies involved in the MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and events) industry, who are responsible for organising international conferences, meetings and large-scale events around the world for their clients.   They are here to discover …

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  • Australia and New Zealand pressing on Trans-Tasman Visa to boost tourism

    Published on : Monday, April 25, 2016

    Australia and New Zealand’s peak tourism industry groups are calling for a permanent Trans-Tasman Visa that would allow international tourists to travel between both countries with a regional visa – making long-haul flights to Australia and New Zealand more enticing. …

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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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