Tag archive for ‘tourism’
By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, January 16th, 2016
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Suzhou Tourism launches new social media campaign

Today, Suzhou Tourism launches its new social media campaign – “A Virtual Look at Suzhou: Home to Culture, Canals, Cuisine and Craft” – to directly target European travelers, a move that also marks More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, January 14th, 2016
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Brussels Tourism: First phase of #CallBrussels is a true success

From 7 January to 11 January 7 pm (GMT +1), 12688 people from 154 different countries have called one of the three telephone boxes on the occasion of #CallBrussels. The campaign was also widely followed on social More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
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Tourism game changers in Dubai

It’s a new year and new challenge for Gerald Lawless who is taking up his new tourism and hospitality role at Dubai Holding and assuming the Chairmanship of the World Travel & Tourism Council in April 2016. Dubai More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
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Asia’s travel and tourism week returns to Singapore

TravelRave tourism week, returns for its sixth run in Singapore as a platform for business leaders and industry professionals from across the region to exchange travel insights and expand networks. Organiszed by More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, October 19th, 2015
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Cyprus: Record tourist arrivals in September

The arrivals of tourists in Cyprus recorded an increase of 14.0%, reaching 360,899 in September 2015 compared to 316,602 in September 2014, according to the Statistical Service. For the period January-September More...

By Samantha P. Hendon On Thursday, October 8th, 2015
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Spain: Foreign tourists account for over half of service exports

Foreign visitors to Spain account for over half of the country’s service exports, according to new research by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Spain’s visitor exports (money spent by foreign visitors More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
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Puerto Rico Tourism losing out to rival Caribbean islands

Puerto Rico may sport palm trees, pristine beaches and glorious weather but its tourism industry is losing out to rival Caribbean islands – and that is holding the U.S. territory back at a time when its deeply More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
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Saudi Arabian Airlines and Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities promote domestic tourism

Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) inked an accord with Saleh Al-Jasser, the director general, Saudi Arabian Airlines, to meet the growing demand in domestic More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, October 17th, 2014
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Halloween tourism inspired by pop culture and folklore

Every town has a ghost story, but some destinations embrace their haunted pasts in a way that attracts an influx of tourism during the Halloween season. The travel experts have named the five best Halloween travel More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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India renews focus on tourism to boost economy

Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley has emphasised the role of tourism in creating jobs for the country, calling it a low-hanging fruit. Emphasising the role central state planning could play in the development More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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Sri Lanka Tourism and Taxi service in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau under the guidance of Ministry of Economic Development launched an advertising campaign to target German taxi drivers or better those looking at taxis in Germany’s capital More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
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New South Wales had major tourism boost

“Sydney well and truly has its mojo back,” said New South Wales (NSW) Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner, commenting on today’s announcement of a new 5-star destination for Sydney’s Darling Harbour. International More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, May 31st, 2014
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Kashmir tourism festival commences on June 21

Government would provide various facilities related to adventure tourism including water sports, paragliding, etc. to the tourists visiting Kashmir during the summer festival commencing from 21 June to 29 June in More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, May 30th, 2014
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Travel and tourism professionals: WTTC wants you!

Members of the travel and tourism industry are being asked to participate in a new World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) campaign to help change the perception of a career in the sector. Travel and tourism professionals More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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Nevis Month for Romance

Most people visit the Caribbean for sun, sand and sea but Nevis is the island that also brings along romance. Tucked away in the Eastern Caribbean this small island has it all. It may be families of vervet monkeys More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
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Dubai debuts new destination brand

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Ahead of a new global marketing campaign launching later this year, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing has debuted a new brand for the destination. The new logo, More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
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International tourism fair to launch in Dhaka on June 19

DHAKA, Bangladesh – A three-day international tourism fair will begin at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital on June 19, the expo organiser Bangladesh Foundation for Tourism Development More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
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Report: Oman to lead Middle East in travel and tourism in 2014

MUSCAT, Oman – Oman is all to set to lead the Middle East in terms of growth in the travel and tourism sector in 2014. The country is also poised to witness one of the strongest global growth rates for the More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, May 5th, 2014
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May day holidays in China – also a major tourism event

Tourist spots in China have been swamped by a record number of visitors during the ongoing May Day holiday. On Friday, the Giant Stone Buddha at Leshan city in Sichuan province received 25,000 visitors. In order More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, May 5th, 2014
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Dublin to host national showcase event for Clare tourism

A major showcase event for Clare tourism will be held in the CHQ Building at Dublin’s IFSC [International Financial Services Centre] next week to capitalize on recent successes for the local sector, including More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
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Capetown Tourism launched Thando: The word for love

Cape Town Tourism’s new innovative mobile Visitor Information Centre was launched on Friday, 2 May 2014 at the opening of WTM Africa – a significant synergy as both the vehicle and the trade event are firsts More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
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UNWTO agreement: Tourism and Transport Ministers will meet in the Seychelles

Tourism and Transport Ministers are to meet in a historic first joint Ministerial Conference on Tourism and Air Transport in Africa on the 14 and 15 October 2014 in the Seychelles. The announcement was made following More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
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Philippines Regional Tourism Council (RTC)

In the Philippines, the Regional Tourism Council (RTC) 12 is continuously making efforts to step up the promotion of tourism industry in the region. Michelle Lopez-Solon, RTC-12 chair revealed that the council along More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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Dubai International welcomes six million passengers in March

More than six million passengers passed through Dubai International in March 2014, driven by the expanding networks of Emirates airline and flydubai, according to the latest traffic statistics issued by operator More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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613 nominations for Kuala Lumpur Mayor’s Tourism Awards

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The Kuala Lumpur Mayor’s Tourism Awards (MTA) is back and promises to be bigger with 32 establishments and individuals competing for the prizes. Mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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Kenya tourism arrivals take big downward dip

It was a bitter pill to swallow for the Kenyan government and in particular for a Cabinet Secretary under siege, when, as data for the year 2013 were finally released, it was instantly obvious that the targets set More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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“Largest” tourism project launched in Giza

CAIRO, Egypt – In an effort to revitalise the tourism sector, Giza Governor Ali Abdel Rahman announced on Sunday the details of the “largest” tourism service project in the governorate at a cost of EGP More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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Malaysia’s tourism to lose RM105 million

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – It is estimated that Malaysia will lose RM105 million due to the cancelation of reservations by tourists from China since the disappearance of flight MH370. Minister of Tourism and More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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WTTC: Aim of building a new tourism ecosystem

The 2014 World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit took place in Sanya on 23-25 April 2014 with more than 900 leaders across the tourism sector from 62 countries and regions in attendance. Diamond More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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Malaysia Kinabatangan: Tourists put in danger?

In Sabah Malaysia Tourism players continue to ignore warnings and advice from the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) and its partners by placing themselves and their tourists at great risk to see the Borneo Pygmy elephants More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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Egypt’s tourism hoping for some post-election relief

CAIRO, Egypt – A walk around the streets of the Egyptiian capital around 2am on a Saturday, the second day of the Egyptian national weekend, showed shisha cafes, bars and restaurants bustling with activity. More...

By Millie Atkinson On Sunday, April 27th, 2014
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Minister: Morocco’s tourism revenue up 11 percent

RABAT, Morocco – In March the tourism sector generated revenues totaling 4.291 billion dirhams, communication minister, government spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi announced. This is an increase of 11% compared More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, April 26th, 2014
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Lebanon’s Tourism Minister honors filmmaker Sonia Antoine Habib

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Tourism Minister Michel Pharaon honored on Wednesday the talented film-maker Sonia Antoine Habib by granting her an honorary shield in recognition of her movie “Out of Darkness” More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, April 26th, 2014
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Kenya’s tourism numbers decline

NAIROBI, Kenya – Earnings from tourism sector declined two percent while tourist numbers declined 11.7 percent last year for the third consecutive year. The decline is on the back of growing insecurity and More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, April 26th, 2014
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WTTC to tourism industry: Ensure your standards of ethics and sustainability are of the highest order

The global Travel & Tourism industry must operate to the highest standards to prove that it is a force for good and not a force for destruction. That is according to the President & CEO of the World Travel More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, April 25th, 2014
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Yao Ming tapped to discuss tourism “beyond economics”

Hainan, China – Yao Ming is known the world over as the “tall Chinese basketball player” who played in the United States’s National Basketball Association’s (NBA) under the Houston Rockets banner. More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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UNESCO encourages Tanzania to apply for World Heritage status

Information was received from Arusha that UNESCO has apparently suggested that the area around Ol Doinyo Lengai, one of Tanzania’s active volcanos and the country’s third highest mountain, be turned into a World More...