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First winter snows blanket New Zealand’s Southern Alps

The first of the winter snows have blanketed New Zealand’s Southern Alps as skiers get a glimpse of the winter Coronet Peak, above Queenstown, received around 20cm at the summit and up to 15cm at the base of the ski …

Virginia Tourism Corporation Launches Virginia is for Outdoor Lovers Campaign

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 …

Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival Announces Call for Entries for 34th Season

Organizers of the internationally-celebrated Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival today opened submissions for Official Selection to its 34th annual season, to include both its fall showcase GEMS, October 13 – 16, and the 34th edition of MFF, March 3 …

Tourism & transport sector launches seven point election strategy

The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia will today officially launch its Federal Election Manifesto calling for Australia’s political parties to support the growth of Australia’s booming visitor economy with an economic strategy that puts tourism and transport at the heart …

Ireland wows American travel professionals

Representatives of Pleasant Holidays – one of the largest tour operators in the United States – together with five of its top-selling travel agents, have been visiting Ireland, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.   Pleasant Holidays launched …

  • First winter snows blanket New Zealand’s Southern Alps

    Published on : Friday, June 3, 2016

    The first of the winter snows have blanketed New Zealand’s Southern Alps as skiers get a glimpse of the winter Coronet Peak, above Queenstown, received around 20cm at the summit and up to 15cm at the base of the ski …

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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 …

    Read More

  • Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival Announces Call for Entries for 34th Season

    Published on : Thursday, June 2, 2016

    Organizers of the internationally-celebrated Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival today opened submissions for Official Selection to its 34th annual season, to include both its fall showcase GEMS, October 13 – 16, and the 34th edition of MFF, March 3 …

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  • Tourism & transport sector launches seven point election strategy

    Published on : Thursday, June 2, 2016

    The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia will today officially launch its Federal Election Manifesto calling for Australia’s political parties to support the growth of Australia’s booming visitor economy with an economic strategy that puts tourism and transport at the heart …

    Read More

  • Ireland wows American travel professionals

    Published on : Thursday, June 2, 2016

    Representatives of Pleasant Holidays – one of the largest tour operators in the United States – together with five of its top-selling travel agents, have been visiting Ireland, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.   Pleasant Holidays launched …

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  • New Tourism Ireland drone video showcases ‘Ten Amazing Places in Northern Ireland’

    Published on : Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    Tourism Ireland has launched a new online film using drone footage to capture ten iconic and scenic locations around Northern Ireland. It features places like the Mourne Mountains, the Sperrins and Lough Erne, as well as Game of Thrones filming …

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  • Ireland wows American travel professionals

    Published on : Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    Representatives of Pleasant Holidays – one of the largest tour operators in the United States – together with five of its top-selling travel agents, have been visiting Ireland, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.   Pleasant Holidays launched …

    Read More

  • TTF welcomes labor’s northern Australia tourism infrastructure fund

    Published on : Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    The peak tourism body Tourism & Transport Forum Australiahas welcomed Labor’s announcement of the establishment of a $1 billion Northern Australia Tourism Infrastructure Fund if elected to Government.   But TTF says political parties must now spell out their plans …

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  • Online booking becomes major trend among travellers

    Published on : Monday, May 30, 2016

    It has been found in a latest research that 68% of consumers globally exclusively make their travel bookings online.       However, seven out of every 100 respondents surveyed ended up with plans not in line with their expectations, …

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  • Central Park opens hidden-section for tourists

    Published on : Monday, May 30, 2016

    The famed Central Park of New York is reopening the renovated restricted section of Hallett Nature Sanctuary after 82 years. This section was closed in 1934 because Robert Moses, the NYC Parks Commissioner wanted to turn this 4 acre section …

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  • Thai govt closes tourist attraction islands due to overcrowding

    Published on : Monday, May 30, 2016

    Overcrowding of tourists in Thailand’s tourist attraction islands poses serious threat to the environment compelling the Thai government to announce closure of the southern Similan islands for five months. The authorities have further notified that Koh Tachai, one of the …

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  • Can virtual reality dictate the future of tourism sector?

    Published on : Monday, May 30, 2016

    Today, one cannot even imagine life without technology. Virtual reality is that part of technology which creates an illusion of reality in the mind of the user, with the help of visuals and ambience sounds. There was a time when …

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  • Tourists to enjoy the White Nights at St. Petersburg

    Published on : Monday, May 30, 2016

    The White Night Festival is one of the longest running International festivals of performing art. The festival occurs during the season of the midnight sun, from mid-May to mid-July. But, the schedule varies. This year, the performances are starting from …

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  • Spain: Sharjah Archaeological Exhibition attracts over 45,000 visitors

    Published on : Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    The Sharjah Archaeological Exhibition at the National Archaeological Museum of Spain sees a high turnout and marked interest from Spanish society of all ages, as well as students of schools and universities. The exhibition organised by the Department of Culture …

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  • Inaugural Latin America Travel Week Ends in Melbourne with trade and public expos

    Published on : Monday, May 23, 2016

    Latin America Travel Week finished on Sunday with 1500 Melburnians flocking to the first ever Latin America Travel Expo at the Melbourne Town Hall. Meanwhile, 160 Victorian travel agents attended a Latin America travel trade expo last Thursday at the …

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  • First-ever Americas Masters Games Hits Vancouver This Summer

    Published on : Friday, May 20, 2016

    This summer, thousands of amateur athletes from around the world are expected to travel to Vancouver for the first-ever Americas Masters Games (AMG). The nine-day event is designed to complement the World Masters Games (the world’s largest multi-sport event), offering …

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  • Top American buyers here for showcase of Irish Tourism

    Published on : Thursday, May 12, 2016

    Seven top American travel agents, representing high end luxury tour operators Ambercombie & Kent and Ker & Downey, have today landed in Shannon on a tour to learn more about Fáilte Ireland’s three major tourism brands: the Wild Atlantic Way; …

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  • American traveling remains unperturbed by Zika virus

    Published on : Monday, May 9, 2016

    Over 96% of American travellers surveyed in a poll stating that they have not altered their travel plans this year for the Zika virus outbreak. While 2.6% altered their plans by travelling to a different destination, only 0.9% delayed their …

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  • Hundreds of thousands of Cubans celebrate May Day in Havana

    Published on : Thursday, May 5, 2016

    cubaNew elements including digital screens and a band with some 100 members of musical groups were seen during the May Day parade in Cuba’s capital. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans assembled at the Revolution Square in Havana to witness the …

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  • Tourism Australia’s aquatic and coastal campaign making a splash with Americans

    Published on : Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    The response to the roll out of Tourism Australia’s new aquatic and coastal campaign in the United States is already ‘exceeding expectations’, according to the national tourism agency’s chief marketing officer, Lisa Ronson. Since its launch in New York on …

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