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The UK features among poor-performing destinations last year

Last year, the UK was among one of the few poor-performing destinations that the UNWTO singled out for a bumper year in international tourism.   In 2018, global international arrivals hit 1.4 billion, two years before the forecasts.   The Middle …

Cuba records 4.8 million visitors last year

The 2018 figure is higher than 2017’s 4.5 million visitors but lower than the anticipated 5.1 million arrivals, according to Alejandro Gil, Cuba’s minister of economy and planning.   Gil attributed the decline in visitor numbers to bad-weather events, including …

Weather alerts, advisories in Southeast U.S. after Sunday’s storm, snowfall

A massive storm on Sunday accompanied by snow, sleet, and freezing rain across several areas of Southeast U.S. has lead to precarious icy roads, power outages and snowfalls leaving thousands incapable of travelling or moving. Texas received a foot of …

The U.S. State Department issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory

Due to crime and civil unrest, the US State Department has issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory for the country of Haiti.  There are unpredictable and sporadic demonstrations in the capital, Port-au-Prince and elsewhere in Haiti. Travellers are sometimes targeted, …

World’s first interactive marijuana museum debuts in Las Vegas

Cannabition, the world’s first interactive museum celebrating all things cannabis was launched in Las Vegas, Nevada on 20 September.     As per the museum founder J.J. Walker it will exhibit the world’s largest bong  which is 24ft tall and …

  • NYC & Company unveils its refreshed digital-first global tourism campaign

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization unveiled its refreshed digital-first global tourism campaign “Famous Original New York City.” The $15 million (USD) campaign aims to reach travelers from around the world, celebrating the personal ways in …

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  • Chicago lures more international travellers

    Published on : Thursday, January 3, 2019

    A recorded growth of 3.4 percent in international visitor arrivals through August in 2018 has been recorded in Chicago, third biggest U.S city. There was a 4.8-percent increase from China as per local authorities.   It was noted that the …

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  • Lynchburg floods lead to evacuation orders in U.S. city

    Published on : Wednesday, January 2, 2019

    Parts of Lynchburg, Virginia have been issued evacuation orders considering that a dam may fail amid flooding. On Thursday evening the Lynchburg Water Resources Department stated that the College Lake Dam crossed its capacity after more than 15 cm of …

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  • Bournemouth is the Miami of the UK

    Published on : Saturday, December 29, 2018

    Bournemouth is literally the Miami of the UK. One can get to see golden sands stretching for miles, sunshine glinting off the bright blue sea, along with lights and bustle of a thriving coastal city 100ft below. Bournemouth would remind …

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  • Marriott International unveils hospitality training programme in Egypt

    Published on : Thursday, December 27, 2018

    Marriott International has launched Tahseen in Egypt which is a unique hospitality programme developed to cater to the growing need for talent within the industry.       This is in partnership with Helwan University and Professional Development Foundation with …

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  • UK met office issues Yellow Warning as massive downpours expected

    Published on : Thursday, December 27, 2018

    Following weeks of record-breaking temperatures, the Met Office issued a string of warnings for thunderstorms – some of which are the first of their kind in some areas. Thunderstorms and massive downpours are set to bring a dramatic end to …

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  • Hawaii observes rising ‘lava tourism’ trend

    Published on : Thursday, December 27, 2018

    Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano continues to erupt and has been since May 3, as lava continues to dominate the Big Island with lava from “fissure 8” wiping out scores of homes in Kapoho.   But then, some tour operators who have …

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  • Autumn Is A Great Time To Mix Golf and Culture In Palma

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    The months of September and October are, historically, two of the warmest on the holiday island of Mallorca – so autumn is a great time to combine golf with a bit of culture in the capital city, with the events …

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  • Robin West promoted to the role of vice president at Seabourn

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    Robin West a veteran expedition leader has been promoted to the role of vice president, , expedition operations and planning,  at Seabourne where he will be assigned to oversee and look after the development of the line’s expedition-oriented product in …

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  • Anglo-American ‘Connections’ project launched on US Independence Day 2018

    Published on : Tuesday, December 25, 2018

    Today marks the launch of ‘Tour England’, an Anglo-American ‘Connections’ project, dedicated to motivating movement of visitors across and around England by producing a series of fresh, immersive English-themed tourist experiences particularly targeted at the American market.       …

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  • US-based business travel accounted for $45 billion company spending in 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, December 25, 2018

    US project-based business travel accounted for approximately $45 billion in terms of dining, lodging, transport and other expenses last year as per the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). This term refers to travels involving around a project. It has both …

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  • Virginia Tourism Corporation Launches Virginia is for Outdoor Lovers Campaign

    Published on : Friday, June 3, 2016

    To kick off June Great Outdoors Month in Virginia, the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) announced the Virginia is for Outdoor Loverscampaign, an ongoing marketing effort to increase consumer awareness about Virginia’s diverse outdoor destinations and activities.       Travelers …

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  • 8 magnificent equestrian destination in Latin America

    Published on : Thursday, June 2, 2016

    For the horse lovers, here are some of the best equestrian destinations you might like to keep up on the bucket list. Argentina – Las Pampas Argentina has a long history of horse riding, and none more so than the …

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  • Port Stephens gets its very own Snapchat geofilter

    Published on : Thursday, June 2, 2016

    Port Stephens now has its very own geofilter on mobile messaging app, Snapchat, thanks to local design company, Colorfast.The release of the location-based overlay for social media pictures comes just in time for Port Stephens’s annual Naturefest program which showcases …

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  • Overseas Visitors To Choose NSW As Their Destination

    Published on : Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres has welcomed the figures from Tourism Research Australia’s, International Visitor Survey showing NSW leading the nation, achieving phenomenal growth in international visitors. “This is fantastic news for our tourism industry with …

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  • Busselton transforming into world-class holiday destination

    Published on : Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    With major works set to continue on its iconic foreshore, Busselton is transforming into a world-class holiday destination.   The region will receive a $10.5 million redevelopment fund which will deliver quality beachfront accommodation and tourism experiences.   The significant …

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  • Philippines receives 22,121 Indian Tourists in Q1- 2016

    Published on : Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    Philippines recorded 22,121 Indian tourist arrivals during January – March 2016, indicating an increase of 23.7 per cent, over the same period last year. As per reports, the Department of Tourism Philippines has confirmed that there were 6,943 visitor arrivals …

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  • 5 handpicked destinations for solo travellers

    Published on : Monday, May 30, 2016

    For all the people around the world, who love to go on voyages that give rush, here is a list full of world’s five most-dangerous extreme sports. Choose the one that suits your kind of crazy and just go for …

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  • Plan ahead for Vivid Sydney opening night

    Published on : Monday, May 30, 2016

    The opening night of Vivid coincides with AFL and Super Rugby matches at the SCG and Allianz Stadium, as well as a concert at the Hordern Pavilion, with up to 65,000 people expected in the Moore Park precinct. Minister for …

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  • PromPeru to welcome World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony to Lima

    Published on : Friday, May 27, 2016

    As Destination Partner for the event, PromPerú, the official tourism body of the Ministry of Foreign Trade & Tourism of Peru, will welcome industry leaders from across the continent to Swissôtel Lima on July 1st, 2016. Speaking ahead of the …

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