• India government boosts tourism through employee benefits

    Published on : Friday, February 20, 2015

    The Government of India is all geared up to boost tourism and keeping that in mind there will be some attractive inclusions in the 2015-16 for the public sector employees. The LTA and LTC will now include hotel expenses with …

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  • Cebu Flights A Welcome Boost To Sydney Tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    The commencement of Cebu Pacific Air flights between Manila and Sydney this week will provide a welcome boost to visitation from the Philippines and inject millions of dollars into the visitor economy, according to peak national industry body Tourism & …

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  • Rome doubles tourist tax

    Published on : Saturday, August 30, 2014

    A family of four staying at a 4* Rome hotel for four nights must now pay €96 in local hotel tax; last week it would have been €48.   The City of Rome originally introduced the tourist tax (the ‘tassa …

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  • China brings Samadhi death tourism for those interested in experiencing rebirth this September

    Published on : Monday, August 11, 2014

    Samadhi is a grand new experience for tourists in China who are in for something surreal, a voyage through death without dying. A new game designed by a Chinese company who call this experience as Samadhi—4D Experience of Death starting …

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  • Tourism VAT cut would offer economy £4bn boost says influential new economic study

    Published on : Thursday, July 31, 2014

    A VAT cut for the UK’s tourism economy would lead to a £4bn annual boost to GDP, and £3.9bn Tax windfall for the Treasury according to new research being handed to Government today.   The Nevin Report, commissioned by the …

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  • An exclusive report on recent apprehension of tourism industry worldwide

    Published on : Friday, July 25, 2014

    Tourism Industry worldwide has been affected in recent times. Several causes have led to the decrease in number of travelers in some of the popular tourist hubs across the world.   Here are some of the probable causes that encouraged …

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  • Revival of ‘Brand India’ Through Tourism

    Published on : Thursday, July 24, 2014

    The Indian Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture & Tourism Shri Shripad Yesso Naik has said that the Indian Ministry of Tourism promotes India as a tourist destination in the domestic and international markets. The Indian Ministry of Tourism …

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  • TTF – Tourism Must Be Central To Bays Precinct Revitalisation

    Published on : Thursday, July 17, 2014

    The proposed revitalisation of the Bays Precinct presents a prime opportunity to help grow the New South Wales tourism industry and its contribution to the state’s economy, according to peak national industry body Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF). TTF Acting …

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  • Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture proposes to the World Bank a meeting of small island states of Africa

    Published on : Monday, June 23, 2014

    After days of intense discussions with the Seychelles Tourism Board and Tourism Department, the Cabo Verde technical team deliberated on the importance of having a benchmark where both countries could follow and share expertise in the field of tourism.   …

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  • Stats don’t paint true picture of Nova Scotia tourism

    Published on : Sunday, June 15, 2014

    It is said that statistics are like bikinis which hide more than they reveal. The tourism industry in Nova Scotia tells us that it is a $2-billion source of expenditures in the province. But readers may be surprised by what …

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  • Costa Rica Plans to Advertise Tourism and Travel during World Cup 2014

    Published on : Tuesday, June 10, 2014

    Costa Rica to make use of TV audiences of the Brazil World Cup to entice tourists and investors from the U.S., England, Germany and Spain, and to promote Costa Rican products. Costa Rica hopes to attain about 10 million viewers …

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  • Better internet use improves tourism profitability

    Published on : Monday, March 31, 2014

    Use of technology is a critical enabler to improve firm profitability and also enhance the visitor experience, according to Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) Policy and Research Manager Simon Wallace.   Welcoming a new report from the Innovation Partnership …

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  • Ecuador stands out at 2014 Tourism Showcase of Anato in Bogota

    Published on : Sunday, March 2, 2014

    Ecuador’s natural beauties, culture, and gastronomy stand out in Bogota at the 2014 Tourism Showcase of Anato, where Ecuador participates with proposals and initiatives to learn about the benefits of this South American nation.   In statements to Prensa Latina …

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  • Zimbabwe targets to reach 5 billion U.S. dollar tourism sector by 2018

    Published on : Monday, February 17, 2014

    Zimbabwe is targeting to reach a 5 billion U.S. dollar tourism sector by 2018, a massive increase from the 851 million dollars generated by the industry in 2013.   This emerged during a consultative meeting between tourism minister Walter Mzembi …

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  • BHA urges government to act early to aid storm-struck UK hospitality businesses

    Published on : Saturday, February 15, 2014

      he British Hospitality Association is urging the government to act early in support of hospitality businesses such as hotels, restaurants, B&Bs and tourist attractions across the UK as they struggle to cope with, and then recover from, the effects …

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  • Ashes propels U.K. tourist numbers by 10.8 percent in Australia

    Published on : Monday, January 13, 2014

    The famous Ashes Cricket series helped the tourism figures from U.K. to Australia witnessing a six year high, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures. English cricket fans came to Australia in huge numbers registering a 10.8 percent …

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  • Israel marks record inbound tourism in 2013

    Published on : Saturday, January 11, 2014

    Israel saw an increasing number inbound travelers, despite blizzard and disrupted flight schedules. The number of entries has broken all records in December 2013. The tourism minister announced that 272,000 people entered in December and the year saw 3.5 million …

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  • Tourism in Bangkok continues despite shutdown threats from protesters

    Published on : Friday, January 10, 2014

    The Thai capital will continue to remain open for business for tourists despite threats of a shutdown by anti-government protesters, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) promised. Demonstrators against the government have threatened to shut down the city by blocking …

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  • Tourism industry in Qatar promises 1,27,000 jobs by 2030

    Published on : Monday, January 6, 2014

    The growing hospitality sector of Qatar promises almost 1,27,000 jobs for hospitality professionals by 2030. According to Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), there are currently 81 hotels in Qatar with 110 under construction. Almost 20,000 hospitality professionals are employed at present. …

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  • World Travel Monitor predicts 4-5% increase in outbound travel in 2014

    Published on : Thursday, December 12, 2013

    The world travel industry is set to register a robust growth in the present fiscal year. Moreover, the future of the global tourism and travel industry is bright according to the World Travel Trends Report. The outlook for world outbound …

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