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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 …

  • 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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  • Tourism Australia inks three strategic tourism deals with China

    Published on : Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Tourism Australia has signed three important strategic marketing deals in China this week aimed at promoting Australia to high yielding travellers and business events professionals in an overseas tourism market now valued at $5.7 billion annually.     The wide-reaching, …

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  • Ten year visa for Chinese enterprises to boost tourism in Australia

    Published on : Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    A new ten year, multiple entry visa for Chinese visitors will be a major bonus in helping Australian tourism gain greater share of this growing international visitor market, ATEC Managing Director, Peter Shelley said.   “The signing of this agreement …

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  • Medical tourism fame helps Thailand cope better with MERS

    Published on : Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Thailand has earned fame for being a top medical tourism destination .It is combating the grave impact of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) with proficiency it claims, owing to its high standards of medical treatment.   The first case …

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  • MERS outbreak divert Chinese tourists to Japan

    Published on : Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Southeast Asian tourists are turning away from South Korea due to the outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Tourists from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong prefer Japan over South Korea in the given situation.   Owing to the …

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  • Responsible Travel raises half a million pound for Nepal victims

    Published on : Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Two months after the devastating earthquake shook Nepal, Responsible Travel’s member tour operators have stepped up their commitment to local communities by jointly raising over half a million pounds for various aid, health and infrastructure projects across the country. Tourism …

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  • Cebu needs to upgrade its tourism strategy to attract tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Philippines is facing tough competition from the global tourism sector and from the Asean tourism market of 10 member economies. The top Asean countries like Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia have always given Cebu a tough contest but now countries like …

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  • Yatra.com launches special yoga packages to celebrate International Yoga Day

    Published on : Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Celebrating the first International Yoga Day, Yatra.com, amongst India’s leading online travel portals, announced special yoga packages for its customers. The packages have been made available on Yatra’s website from June 20, 2015, the eve of International Yoga Day.   …

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  • Tourists defying traditions and beliefs arrested in Malaysia

    Published on : Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    It’s just not the Chinese whose behaviour is being brought into question but recently the incident on the Malaysian mountain where a group of foreign tourists belonging to different nationalities, not Chinese were singled out for posing naked.   The …

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  • Chinese high spending visitors consider NT a unique business events destination

    Published on : Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    The Northern Territory is being showcased to representatives from major Chinese companies this week as part of the Government’s plan to attract more high spending Chinese visitors and develop our reputation as a unique business events destination. Chief Minister Adam …

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  • Singapore tourism wooing Chinese tourists to recover in 2015

    Published on : Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    Chinese business and leisure tourist to Singapore has gone down in number according to the local hospitality brands and tour operators of Singapore.   There was a 40 per cent decline in Chinese outbound tourism in the second half of …

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  • Travel companies to compare quotes for NT government travel management

    Published on : Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    All government travel will be booked through a central corporate system from 1 July this year and travel companies will be required to compare quotes to online offers as part of a major overhaul of the Northern Territory (NT) Government’s …

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  • Nepal reopens to tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    Nepal is back in business as its monuments that were damaged by the two earthquakes that hit the country on April 25 and May 12 killing almost 8,800 people has been fairly erected by the government.   In less than …

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  • Free Wi-Fi now available at the Taj Mahal

    Published on : Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    Taj Mahal gives you a new experience as now you can upload selfies or photographs directly from Taj with the monument offering free Wi-Fi  to all its visitors.   The free Wi-Fi facility will be for half an hour. The …

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  • Tourism marketing steps up with Instagram ad campaign for NSW

    Published on : Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    Where advertising in destination promotion is crucial for tourism, NSW has become the first Australian tourism organisation that has tied up with the new advertisement format, Instagram Carousel.   The life like views and the captivating images coupled with creative …

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  • Heavy snowfall in Himachal jeopardizes tourism in Leh

    Published on : Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    Prolonged snow fall and perilous routes have deterred tourism in Leh of Himachal Pradesh. The snowfall has been record breaking compared to the past four years and the highway that connects Manali with Leh has become extremely treacherous for local …

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  • Vietnam offers special cruise to the disputed Spratly Island for locals

    Published on : Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    With China making ambitious plans to encroach within Vietnam territory the presence of military ships and aircraft in the South China Sea are a common sight. But Vietnam is offering for some of its civilians about 180 of them a …

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  • Earthquake due to human error not geological reasons feel Malaysian officials

    Published on : Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    The recent earthquake in Sabah happened because ten Western tourists stripped on the country’s most sacred mountain feel Malaysian officials. The responsibility of the death of the 16 people belonging to different nationalities has been given to the ten Western …

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  • Cone snail sting on tourist causes respiratory failure in Whitsunday Island

    Published on : Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    Cone snails on Whitsunday Island off north Queensland have become hazardous for tourists. A crew member on a tourist boat was stung by a cone snail. The sting caused respiratory problems as the system began shutting down.   Most often …

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  • South Korea gears to attract tourists but MERS damaging its hopes

    Published on : Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    South Korea is waiting to get a license for a casino resort along with China’s Marcolink Group Ltd. in Incheon. The concept of a casino resort will be submitted by the end of June. The city is third most popular …

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