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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 …

  • 3 city Luxury Roadshows conducted by Mauritius Tourism in top Indian cities

    Published on : Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority conducted 3 city Luxury Roadshow from 24-28th August, 2015 in Mumbai, Bengaluru & Delhi. Twenty stakeholders, such as Air Mauritius, Top Luxury Hotels, DMCs and activity companies participated in this event. The objective of the event …

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  • PATA Travel Mart 2015 attracts over 1,000 delegates

    Published on : Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    PATA Travel Mart 2015 (PTM2015) officially opened in Bangalore, India on the evening of September 6, 2015, with the official PTM2015 Opening Ceremony hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. The Mart, generously hosted by the Department of …

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  • Chinese millionaire tourists driving Australia to revamp its infrastructure

    Published on : Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    Australia’s great tourism giants are wondering how Australia will survive in the international race for tourism development and infrastructure when other countries are spending huge amounts towards developing their tourism scopes.   They feel that Australia is being left behind …

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  • Asia Pacific Airlines Traffic Results – July 2015

    Published on : Thursday, September 3, 2015

    Preliminary traffic figures for the month of July released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed further robust growth in international passenger numbers, whereas air cargo demand has weakened. Taken together, airlines based in the Asian region …

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  • ASEAN countries propose single visa to boost tourism

    Published on : Thursday, September 3, 2015

    India continues to be the major source market for all the ASEAN countries and consequently the tourism boards of these South East Asian countries are planning to introduce a single visa.     South East Asia has always been an …

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  • How will the Chinese market crash modify the outlook of outbound travel?

    Published on : Thursday, September 3, 2015

    Chinese travelers have positioned themselves as one of the major economic forces in the global travel industry in the recent years. However, the recent stock market crash and the declining Shanghai Composite Index have infused a substantial tension in the …

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  • Chinese tourist’s ride special Swiss trains to avoid mingling with locals

    Published on : Thursday, September 3, 2015

    Recently a special train for Chinese tourists has been launched in a Swiss mountain resort.  According to local media sources some tourists visiting Mount Rigi in the Swiss Alps have become exasperated with the behavoiur of the Chinese tourists. The …

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  • Malaysia to add 30,000 tourists this year to Sri Lanka’s inbound numbers

    Published on : Thursday, September 3, 2015

    Driven by its variety of attractions, the Sri Lankan government expects some 30,000 Malaysian travellers to the country this year. After launching Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau roadshow in Johor Baharu,  Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Malaysia, Ibrahim Ansar, said …

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  • Tourism Australia plans new campaigns beyond their eastern circuits

    Published on : Thursday, September 3, 2015

    Tourism Australia has recognised that the new generation is the key market to promoting tourism and it would be best to follow their passion when it comes to making new ad campaigns. Recently Visa and Tourism Australia are capitalising on …

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  • Indonesia gears up for PATA 2016 next September

    Published on : Thursday, September 3, 2015

    Indonesia is gearing up to lure more international tourists by hosting Pacific Asia Tavel Association (PATA) Travel Mart 2016 in Jakarta on 7 — 9 September 2016. The Hand over from India (host country of PTM 2015) will be held …

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  • 20 reasons why Japan should be your next stop

    Published on : Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    Just when you thought you knew about all the cool cities in the world. Well – you don’t. Not until you’ve been to this unique country. This is Contiki’s definitive guide to Japan – read, enjoy it, act on it. …

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  • NSW joins with China’s largest online travel agency

    Published on : Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at a meeting with Ctrip executives in Shanghai today.   Destination NSW is the first State Tourism Organisation in Australia to enter into a formal …

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  • International tourist benefit through weak currency feels MoT Malaysia

    Published on : Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    With the present fate of the ringgit performing its worst compared to other Asian currency at a 8.2 per cent decline against the US Dollar, Malaysia, Minister of Tourism and Culture, YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Bin Abdul Aziz,  feels that …

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  • Asian temple Angkor Wat regarded as top travel destination

    Published on : Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    The Angkor Wat temple complex in Siem Reap has been ranked by a top travel hotspot over its closest competitor, the Peruvian ruins of Machu Picchu.   The destination was ranked by a team of travel experts for its brilliance …

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  • Singapore Tourism Board launches new ESF for tour development

    Published on : Tuesday, August 18, 2015

    The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is launching a new S$10 million Experience Step-Up Fund (ESF) under its Tourism Product Development Scheme. The fund aims to encourage businesses to develop new tourism experiences that will enhance overall visitor experience and satisfaction …

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  • Indian travellers like to plan ahead of holiday says Expedia

    Published on : Wednesday, August 12, 2015

    Expedia, one of the world’s largest online travel agency, released the Holiday Activity Report 2015, an analysis of travel behavior and preferences across multiple cities in India. The survey was conducted with 520 respondents across Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and …

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  • Ten amazing waterfalls of Asia

    Published on : Wednesday, August 12, 2015

    Though the best time to visit waterfall destinations is during summers but monsoon bring the best out of the gushing and roaring waters. Asia is gifted with the most spectacular waterfall locations that cascades with breathtaking beauty. The scenic spectrum …

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  • Indonesia sets target for 20 million arrivals by 2019

    Published on : Wednesday, August 12, 2015

    The Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia in collaboration with Visit Indonesia Tourism Officer (VITO) conducted Indonesia Sales Mission to India. The event was from 28 to 30 of July 2015 at Mumbai and New Delhi which are …

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  • Everest region safer after earthquake repairs feel experts

    Published on : Wednesday, August 12, 2015

    The world’s most iconic mountain trekking region has received a mixed report from experts ahead of the new tourism season in Nepal next month.  The report was handed over to the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr. Kripasur …

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  • Madhya Pradesh recognised as best Pilgrimage Tourism 2015

    Published on : Wednesday, August 12, 2015

    Madhya Pradesh (MP) Tourism receives another award as being the ‘Best State for Pilgrimage Tourism 2015’ from the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association.   The award was given in an event organized at the Ashoka Hotel New Delhi by the …

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