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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 …

  • TTF – Opal Deal A Gem For Airport Workers

    Published on : Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    The announcement of a deal that caps the Station Access Fee to $21 a week for people who use their Opal card to travel to Sydney Airport by train more than once in a week is great news for airport …

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  • America’s Royal Love Affair Growing Stronger,Says The London Pass

    Published on : Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Royal Wedding and the arrival of the Royal Baby over the last few years seem to have added new zest to America’s enduring love affair with the British Monarchy – at least that’s what the …

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  • 77% Of U.S. Respondents Have Worked While On Vacation In The Past Year, According To TripAdvisor Survey

    Published on : Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*, today revealed the results of its working-on-vacation survey of more than 16,100 employed1 respondents across 10 countries, including more than 2,100 in the U.S. Seventy-seven percent of U.S. respondents report having worked on vacation …

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  • Croatia gets nautical tourism boost from EBRD

    Published on : Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    The EBRD is arranging a €30 million loan to Marina Dalmacija and Marina Borik for the refurbishment of their facilities which have a key role in boosting nautical tourism along the coast of Croatia.   The loan will be syndicated …

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  • Tassie’s latest national tourism campaign getting results

    Published on : Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Tourism Tasmania’s CEO, John Fitzgerald today reported that their two-day old national marketing campaign was already showing impressive results.Mr Fitzgerald said that the latest version of the highly successful Go Behind the Scenery campaign, which only commenced last Sunday was …

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  • No threat from Ebola says South Africa tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    The South African communication minister stated there is no threat from Ebola in South Africa which still remains the destination of choice for tourists. No cases have been reported of Ebola contamination in South Africa said Communications Minister Faith Muthambi. …

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  • Global tourism report for 2013 shows Thailand up in both arrivals, earnings

    Published on : Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Thailand’s record-breaking visitor arrivals in 2013 helped it move into the list of the world’s top 10 tourism destinations in terms of both visitor numbers and visitor expenditure, according to a report by the Madrid-based UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). …

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  • Cuba rakes in over 1 bln USD from international tourism in H1 2014

    Published on : Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Cuba earned 1.077 billion US dollars from the foreign visitors in the first half of 2014, according to the National Statistics and Information Bureau.   The revenue from international tourism rose to 4% over the same period of 2013.   …

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  • Five NI Businesses Receive Sustainable Tourism Awards

    Published on : Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Five Northern Ireland businesses have received Green Tourism awards in recognition of their commitment to sustainability.   Tory Bush Cottages, Bryansford, the Pyjama Factory, Bushmills, Hemp Cottage, Crossgar, Gracey’s Barn, Newry and Blair’s Caravans, Portrush all recently received awards. The …

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  • State Tourism Ministers Conference to be held in New Delhi on 21st August 2014

    Published on : Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    The Indian Union Ministry of Tourism has convened the National Conference of State Tourism Ministers in New Delhi on 21st August, 2014.   Union Minister of Tourism and Culture Shri Shripad Yesso Naik will preside over the day-long deliberations. Union …

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  • Florida gains on tourism through aggressive marketing

    Published on : Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Florida recorded a high of 24 million tourists this spring with a three per cent rise from 2013 due to aggressive marketing through Google programs of virtual beach tours. The tourist spending has also gone up to $35.7 with an …

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  • Volunteering in orphanges or Orphanage tourism?

    Published on : Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    One of the most popular forms of global volunteer tourism is orphanage tourism.   While orphans and child destitution are phenomena found not only in Cambodia, Nepal and Uganda, a different standard of dignity applies to the children in poorer …

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  • Easy multi-entry access for cruise tourism in Dubai

    Published on : Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Recent regulatory changes to the United Arab Emirates’ visa system will have a transformative effect on Dubai’s cruise tourism sector and further boost medical tourism in the emirate. A new ruling in the UAE (Cabinet Resolution No. 22 of 2014) …

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  • Jetstar and Tourism Tasmania partner to promote island state

    Published on : Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Jetstar and the Tasmanian Government have today announced a commitment to invest up to $600,000 in co-operative marketing funds over the next 12 months to attract more visitors to Launceston and Hobart across all four seasons. Jetstar Australia and New …

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  • 1st ECO Conference on Health Tourism kicked off in Iran

    Published on : Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    The first Conference and Exhibition of Health Tourism for Economic Cooperation Organization countries has started in the Iranian northern city of Ramsar. Representatives of the health ministries as well ambassadors from 9 ECO member states, the United Nations World Tourism …

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  • New trekking route in Pokhara to draw more visitors

    Published on : Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    A new trekking route is likely to help increase tourist arrival in the region. The team on Sunday hit the trail starting from Lo Manthang of Mustang to Lumbini. On Sunday President Ram Baran Yadav, was present in Pokhara to …

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  • World Health Organization moves to cut effect of Ebola on travel, tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    To support the global efforts to hold the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), and provide a coordinated international response for the travel and tourism sector, the World Health Organization (WHO) has collaborated with other agencies to activate a …

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  • 100 Russian tourists jets in Livingstone to sample tourism attractions

    Published on : Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    The Russian tourist group, will be in Livingstone for three days, and is likely to visit the Victoria Falls and undertake an array of African adventure tour options, including white-water rafting, bungee jumping and wildlife safaris.     Russian tourists’ …

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  • TNZ’s investment in emerging markets produces key results

    Published on : Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    New research shows that Tourism New Zealand’s investment in the three priority emerging markets of Latin America, Indonesia and India, is producing key results. TNZ’s latest infographics show that arrivals from Tourism New Zealand’s (TNZ’s) three emerging markets, Brazil, India …

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  • Koreans offered a cool winter break in New Zealand

    Published on : Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Whether it’s a luxurious ski holiday or a family campervan excursion, Tourism New Zealand’s latest joint campaigns with Korean Air aim to tempt Korean’s away from their annual summer heat wave with a cool winter break in New Zealand.   …

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