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At the New York Times Travel Show 2019, India received Award of Excellence for ‘Best in Show’!

At the recently concluded New York Times Travel Show 2019, India received the Award of Excellence for ‘Best in Show’. It’s the largest travel show in North America, organized from 25th – 27th January in New York, USA.   Ministry …

This year, New York is hoped to experience major growth in tourism!

This year, for all the lovers of art, history, music and good food, New York is the place to be. The state will be observing the semi-centennial anniversaries of the original 1969 Woodstock festival and the Stonewall Uprising, along with …

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 …

U.S. issues new travel warning of ‘increased caution’ for China

The U.S. State Department issued a new travel warning for China on Thursday. It issues level 2 advisory urging U.S. visitors to exercise increased caution. The updated advisory warns that China can keep U.S. citizens in the country using so-called …

African tourism industry remains resilient

The festive season in Africa marks the highest season in the tourism industry, with demand for getaway destinations in the continent going up. According to a Hospitality Report Africa – 2018/19, IATA’s most popular airline destinations in Africa in terms …

  • Jamaica to Host Tourism Resilience Summit of the Americas in September

    Published on : Wednesday, January 2, 2019

    Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that Jamaica will host a resilience summit with key global stakeholders and thought leaders on September 13 at the University of the West Indies, Mona. The date was selected to commemorate hurricanes Irma and Maria, …

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  • Sightseeing plane crashes in Alaska, kills four Polish tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, January 2, 2019

     Searchers on Monday stated that they found four people dead inside a sightseeing plane that was carrying Polish tourists in Denali National Park in Alaska, a day and a half after thick clouds had checked the response to distress calls. …

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  • Brighton and Lewes Downs to receive nearly £500,000 to boost sustainable tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, January 2, 2019

    Brighton and Lewes Downs area, which the council has branded ‘The Living Coast’, is one of four UNESCO listed biospheres’ in the U.K. and France to get E.U. financial boost to develop an environmentally-friendly way of managing tourism.     …

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  • Overseas quad bike accidents put 4.5 million UK tourists at risk: ABTA

    Published on : Wednesday, January 2, 2019

    British toruists who mostly rent mopeds or quad bikes abroad are risking death or life-changing injuries.     Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), a UK travel trade association for tour operators and travel agents issued a warning to all …

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  • New Mexico city near Navajo nation witnesses tourism boom

    Published on : Wednesday, January 2, 2019

    A western New Mexico city surrounded by Navajo culture and Native arts and crafts is experiencing a tourism boom which was not seen since the 1970s. Tourism officials in Gallup, New Mexico, said that the city has seen an increase …

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  • UNWTO: Laying out a Sustainable Future for Urban Tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, January 2, 2019

    Urban tourism and its potential for more sustainable and inclusive cities will be the major focus of the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism (16-19 September 2018) in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The Summit aims to set out a vision …

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  • Gallup witnesses a major leap in tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, January 2, 2019

    A western New Mexico city bounded by Navajo culture and Native arts and crafts is a tourism boom not witnessed ever since the 1970s.   Officials in Gallup explain that the city has seen a growth of around 7 percent …

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  • UK’s Dorset receives £226 million from tourism

    Published on : Saturday, December 29, 2018

    Dorset sees record breaking year as tourism bring £226m to the local economy, which boosts both tourism and revenue generation.     Here tourism is a major factor in bringing a record number of visitors to the county.     …

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  • AIANTA celebrates its 20th anniversary

    Published on : Saturday, December 29, 2018

    The only association of the country is all set to promote tourism across America’s native lands will observe this September its 20th anniversary at the annual American Indian Tourism Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The American Indian Alaska Native Travel …

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  • Huge blast at U.S. Embassy in Beijing

    Published on : Saturday, December 29, 2018

    Officials confirmed a bomb was detonated and the U.S. Embassy in Beijing was hit by a huge blast. As per the witnesses there was a large explosion yesterday afternoon and dozens of officials swooped on the area.       …

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  • Barrhead Travel awarded for outstanding boost in the US tourism

    Published on : Saturday, December 29, 2018

    Barrhead Travel has been honored an impressive accolade in terms of exceptional growth in passenger numbers to the USA. Glasgow-based Barrhead Travel was identified in the 2018 Chairman’s Circle of Honors, awarded by the US Travel Association at the recent …

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  • U.S rejected 23.6% Indian H-1B applicants in 2017, increased scrutiny

    Published on : Saturday, December 29, 2018

    According to the recent report released by the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) between July and September 2017 , the U.S denied H-1B visas to 23.6% of Indian applicants. In the last three months this was up by 16.6 …

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  • UNWTO along with Globalia is launching the first majorglobal tourism start-up competition

    Published on : Saturday, December 29, 2018

    The UNWTO along with Globalia, a leading group in the tourism sector in Spain and Latin America, is launching the first major global tourism start-up competition. The competition is the largest initiative in the world for identifying new businesses that …

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  • Hot weather condition in UK boosts domestic holiday bookings

    Published on : Saturday, December 29, 2018

    United Kingdom could see the hottest day in recorded history in the coming days as the weather forecasters are predicting the blisteringly hot weather to continue for a month.  This weather condition makes Brits to bask in bank holiday. Most …

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  • Mexico City gets its new Secretary of Tourism

    Published on : Saturday, December 29, 2018

    After much gossip in terms of who will fill the role, Carlos Mackinlay has been chosen as the next secretary of tourism for Mexico City. As per Pasillo Turistico, the statement was made by Claudia Sheinbaum, who is the incoming …

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  • UNWTO launches an online Platform to Achieve SDGs through Tourism

    Published on : Saturday, December 29, 2018

    The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) constitute an ambitious global agenda for people, planet, prosperity and peace through partnerships. The SDGs aim to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and solve climate change by 2030. The economic relevance of tourism, …

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  • Alberta’s agriculture and tourism sectors are bright spots this summer

    Published on : Friday, December 28, 2018

    A leading Alberta economist said that the province’s agriculture and tourism sectors are indeed bright spots for this year’s summer, but warns that there could be trouble ahead. To quote ATB chief economist Todd Hirsch, “2018 is shaping up to be a …

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  • U.S. visitors spent $3 millions to go to World Cup finals in Russia

    Published on : Friday, December 28, 2018

    A million soccer fans from United Sates came to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Finals, where France won against Croatia on Sunday. And though the U.S. team isn’t playing, more Americans are attending than residents of any …

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  • Virginia tourism slogan distorted, offender sued

    Published on : Thursday, December 27, 2018

    RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia has used “Virginia is for Lovers” as a slogan to promote tourism in the state for almost half a century. So, when state tourism officials noticed an online retailer using “Virginia is for Gun Lovers,” they …

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  • Vance County soon to have its new tourism director

    Published on : Thursday, December 27, 2018

    As it’s still quite early in her tenure as the new executive director for Vance County Tourism, Pam Hester considers that there is a profusion of treasures in Vance County and Henderson to be shared with the outside world. “There …

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