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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 …

  • Outlook of the Asia medical tourism industry

    Published on : Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    Medical tourism is a high-growth industry driven by globalization and rising healthcare costs in developed countries. People prefer traveling to developing countries for treatments in order to save cost. More than forty countries in Asia, America, Africa and Eastern Europe …

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  • Indonesian tourists have averaged as high spenders in the UK

    Published on : Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    Indonesia has contributed 31 million pounds to the tourism sector of The United Kingdom. Indonesian tourists spent on an average a record of 1,240 pounds ($1,900) per visitor according to the British Embassy.   According to the last immigration statistics …

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  • New Zealand’s business tourism industry on show

    Published on : Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    New Zealand’s largest annual showcase for the business events industry gets underway in Auckland next week. MEETINGS 2015 run by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) brings together hundreds of influential business event professionals for an industry extravaganza at Auckland’s …

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  • Tourism hit as South Korea suffers from MERS threat

    Published on : Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    Two have died in South Korea and at least 25 have been infected with the deadly MERS-CoV in South Korea. The Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome coronavirusis is spreading rapidly in the South Korean region according to the European Centre for …

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  • 430 missing and 18 dead as tourist cruise capsized in China

    Published on : Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    Nearly 430 people have been reported missing and 18 bodies recovered till now after 36 hours as a cruise boat, Eastern Star capsized in the Yangtze River in the Hubei province of China during stormy weather. 456 people were onboard. …

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  • Thailand revising its tourism outlook to increase visitation

    Published on : Thursday, May 28, 2015

    The situation in Thailand is completely safe for tourists. The Tourism and sports ministry of Thailand is determined that by adopting safety measures, tourism is bound for an increase in the peak season.   A panel of 30 ministers was …

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  • Monsoon tourists to Thailand will miss out on many attractions

    Published on : Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Thailand will be seeing a slow progress in tourism in the monsoons as the country needs to close down on a lot of its tourist attractions. Tour operators are against the closure decision but the authorities feel that it is …

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  • New global tourism campaign for Singapore to bring more visitors

    Published on : Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    With visitor numbers in the decline Singapore has cause to worry and has set updated tourism campaigns to present a better tourism picture for lucrative tourists.   The global marketing campaign will be launched in June, which will mark Singapore’s …

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  • Northern Territory is being highly recommended by TripAdvisor

    Published on : Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Northern Territory attractions are getting wide ranging and consistently good reviews on the world’s largest online travel review site. Chief Minister Adam Giles said he was delighted TripAdvisor had awarded 2015 Certificates of Excellence to the Museum and Art Gallery …

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  • Tourism to bounce in Jordan with relaxed visa policy

    Published on : Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    The Jordanian Governments latest move on easing visa regulations by introducing relaxed entry visa has aroused interest among many tourists to visit Jordan. The minister of tourism announced this decision after a discussion with the King Abdullah II and Queen …

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  • India to draw adventure tourist with caravan tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Tourism India is taking to innovative tourism to attract global tourists. Caravan tourism is being introduced to bring more adventure tourists to India. Madhya Pradesh and Kerala have long introduced caravan tourism which is greatly popular with tourists and there …

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  • Abu Dhabi promotes itself as world class golfing destination

    Published on : Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    The UAE capital Abu Dhabi is building its strength to become a world-class golfing destination. The emirates golf industry partners are planning to target expanding golf markets in Europe, China, and India and across the GCC and UAE.   Pitching …

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  • India rolls out e-visa for Chinese travelers

    Published on : Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    In his recent trip to China, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended electronic visas to Chinese nationals. The audience at the Tsinghua University cheered the announcement as the Indian PM reciprocated the repeated requests from Chinese government to cut …

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  • Criminal charges against Chinese woman who pushed open plane door

    Published on : Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    Chinese authorities had recently declared that people who had displayed bad behaviour abroad and put the country’s name in shame will be dealt with severely.   The woman identified as Piao, who had opened an emergency exit door of a …

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  • Tourism at a decline in Phuket’s Kata-Karon tourist district

    Published on : Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    Phuket’s, Kata-Karon tourist district is facing some drastic consequences as some tour managers of the region are taking customers under their wing leaving others without business which is causing a major economic setback for many tour operators.   Many operators, …

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  • Tourism and Air New Zealand do away with Hobbiton themes from ad campaigns

    Published on : Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    Tourism New Zealand is following in the lines of Air New Zealand. Both have decided that they have had enough of the Hobbits and a change is necessary in the new advertising campaigns. It is time that the three-year 100% …

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  • Dubai to have the world’s first underwater tennis court

    Published on : Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    Dubai will soon have an underwater stadium. An architect from Poland has proposed a strange court beneath the sea.   An underwater tennis complex will be built offshore in the Persian Gulf between Burj al Arab and the Palm Jumeirah …

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  • Culion Island stigma as Leper Island prevents tourist visitation

    Published on : Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    Culion Island in the Philippines is a beautiful speck of white sand encircled by the azure sea but despite its unbeatable natural beauty, it has become extremely difficult to sell the island to tourists for the local tour operators. The …

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  • J&K looking for German help to boost tourism opportunities

    Published on : Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) have definitely taken its tourism agenda seriously. By hosting the J&K Travel Mart in Kashmir for the first time since 1998, the event is being attended by delegates from 20 countries.   But apart from this …

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  • Desolate and tormented streets of Nepal fear another earthquake

    Published on : Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    The uncanny feeling of being hit by another earthquake is haunting every mind in Nepal and its neighbouring countries. People are feeling tremors at almost any part of the day. Indeed fear and uncertainty dwells in every mind as another …

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