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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 …

  • International hotel brands to contribute to the booming tourism market of India

    Published on : Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    With new policies adapted by India to woo tourists to the country, the visa on arrival facility extended to 180 countries which is expected to boost tourism, the government is focusing on building hotels and airports in the smaller key …

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  • China National Tourism Administration determined to better Chinese behavior abroad

    Published on : Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    With so many complaints on Chinese tourists over the past couple of years the country’s tourism agency has decided to combat this bad behaviour which is causing so much of embarrassment for the country, the world over.   Chinese tourists …

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  • Seychelles tourism board organises familiarisation trip for Indian travel agents

    Published on : Tuesday, April 7, 2015

    Seychelles Tourism Board recently organized a familiarization trip for Mumbai travel agents.  The objective behind this trip was to create an understanding about the destination and establish relations for the Indian trade with the private sector in Seychelles.   Representatives …

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  • Vietnam tourism falls behind due to budget constrains

    Published on : Monday, April 6, 2015

    Tight budget constrains have slowed down the tourism industry of Vietnam. The tourism administration feels that more effectiveness is required in promoting tourism.  Vietnam International Travel Mart 2015 addresses the effective ways in promoting tourism.   Vietnam generates around US$700 …

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  • Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre presented Confrerie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Bailliage de Malasie Fine Dining Award

    Published on : Monday, April 6, 2015

    Melodious, soothing tones to dark, timbre notes reaching a crescendo from a lone violinist added suspense and excitement, as well as anticipation, to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s ‘Art of ‘Live’ Cooking – An open kitchen of 10 gastronomic experiences!’ …

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  • ‘Terrorism to be combated with Tourism’ in Kashmir

    Published on : Monday, April 6, 2015

    ‘Terrorism can be combated with Tourism’, feels the Union Minister of Tourism and Culture Mahesh Sharma. India is focusing on reviving Kashmir as a world tourism destination.   The country is determined to take tourism to new heights. There is …

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  • Inbound tourism may slow down with beer ban in Indonesia

    Published on : Saturday, April 4, 2015

    Indonesia is adopting friendly policies to woo tourists for some years and indeed the country has received an upsurge in tourist arrival numbers.   The country’s new visa policy will accelerate tourist arrivals by 1m to 1.5m an additional $1.2bn …

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  • Weak AUD bring more Asian tourist to Australia

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2015

    With the Australian economy facing a bit of a set back as mining activities have fallen in the region and weakening Australian dollars (AUD) have given a boost to the tourism industry. International visitors are coming to Australia and are …

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  • Sandstorm in UAE causes low visibility and chaos

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2015

    Sandstorm in UAE has reduced visibility and is causing road accidents. Drivers have been advised caution while driving.   An accident was reported in the morning near the l Houd roundabout on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, formerly Emirates Road …

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  • Russia sets dynamic marketing strategies to woo more Chinese tourist

    Published on : Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    Russia is all set to get more Chinese visitation. With view to increase the number of tourists from China, the Russians are applying deft marketing strategies by opening tourist offices in Beijing as well as in the northern and southern …

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  • Tourism in Mauritius — A new spirit for a new mandate

    Published on : Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    The Ministry of Tourism & External Communications, Republic of Mauritius will adopt a customer-centric approach with a view to rejuvenating the industry and repositioning Mauritius as the leading island destination. The tourist industry is evolving in a very competitive world …

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  • Wedding Planners to weave new dreams after sampling new venues in Thailand

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    Thailand remains the top destination wedding destination for Indians with nearly 200 Indian couples choosing to tie the knot in the Land of Smiles during 2014. The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s offices in Mumbai and Delhi have collaborated to cement …

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  • Tips to get the most out of Songkran 2015 in Thailand

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    Songkran, the much-loved and much-anticipated yearly event, is more than about water-fights and fun in the sun.   The Thai New Year traditions stretch back hundreds of years, and in a country as large and diverse as Thailand, how the …

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  • India bans kissing on Goa beaches

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2015

    India proudly flaunts its western coastal beaches which are a great source of attraction for foreign tourists. But the recently imposed rules may act as a deterrent in bringing tourist to the beaches of Goa.   The government has banned …

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  • Discover world’s best destinations with 2015 Travellers’ Choice Awards

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2015

    TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, announced its 2015 Travellers’ Choice awards for Destinations. This year’s awards honor 600 top travel destinations worldwide including dedicated lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Caribbean,Central America, Europe, China, Middle East, Russia, South America, …

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  • Britain beats India in tourist arrivals to the UAE

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2015

    India has come down to the third position in sending tourists to the UAE. The second position that it had enjoyed previously has now been taken by Britain. Saudi Arabia has maintained its position at the top for sending maximum …

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  • Ferry Gallery in Bangkok to attract tourists

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2015

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is proud to support two new exhibitions being hosted this month by Bangkok’s innovative art space the ‘Ferry Gallery’, which has its home in one of Bangkok’s river ferries taking passengers and tourists between …

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  • Vietnam Tourism organises road show in Delhi

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2015

    On the occasion of the visit of the Chairman of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), H.E. Mr. Nguyen Van Tuan and a large top travel agents delegation of Vietnam, the Embassy of the S.R. of Vietnam, in association with …

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  • Chinese tourists boost inbound numbers in Sri Lanka

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2015

    Sri Lankan Tourism received a boost in tourist arrivals recording a 6.6 per cent growth in 2015. According to an official data by the Central Bank the country has gained $248.7 million USD in 2015 against the same period last …

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  • 551 hotels in Tokyo fully booked for the cherry blossom festival

    Published on : Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    With the cherry blossom season and  weak yen,  Japan has most certainly become a favourite spring destination for tourists this 2015.   This is the best time to visit Japan if you would like to explore this matchless beauty. The …

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