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Despite Currency Ban, Tourism Figures Show A 9 Per Cent Rise

JAIPUR AND KOVALAM: The New Year has brought some good news for the tourism industry - despite the hardship of the currency ban, number of foreign tourists coming to India has gone up by 9%. While the figures differ from state to state, Rajasthan appears to have benefitted the most. Ahead of New Year, hotels and monuments were flooded and Jaipu...
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A wine lover’s dream come true – The world’s first wine theme park to open in France tomorrow

Wine lovers of the world, rejoice! France (no surprise here as this is where five of the six noble grapes were born) is opening a wine theme park called La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux. Not your typical theme park with wine fountains, this is more a 10-story museum devoted to wine. The building itself is a masterpiece designed to evoke wine’s soul and l...
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Cash or credit in the Middle East? Wego’s payment guide for travellers

You are here: News » Regional News » Middle East Smaller text size Larger text size Travel search Cash or credit in the Middle East? Wego’s payment guide for travellers Theodore Koumelis - 04 March 2016, 09:04 “Each country in the region is very different and travellers can be caught short if not aware of local payment facilities and customs,”...
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Chinese tourists spend $229 Billion in 2015

Up until 2013, Hong Kong was the preferred destination for China's outbound tourists, driven by its cultural similarity, lower travel costs and accessibility via short-distance travel. On top of this, Hong Kong offered a shopping paradise, and that was a strong motivating factor for Chinese tourists at that time. But since 2014, increasing numbe...
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The one only Reethi Rah

in by luxury yacht to this stylish, sleek and thoroughly spectacular resort with twelve white-sand beaches and turquoise bays stretching over six kilometres of private coastline and you'll see that everything about this ultra-chic property points to the fact that it is part of the outstanding One&Only portfolio of resorts. Offering unique privacy a...
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Record increase of 19% in tourism arrivals for Seychelles

A press Conference held at Seychelles International Airport yesterday showcased the success of the island's tourism and aviation sectors as a new record in visitor arrival numbers were announced. The tourism industry of Seychelles has known another feat this year, with a record of more than a quarter of a million tourists arriving in the islands...
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Middle Eastern private jet owners are younger and spend more on planes than global average

DUBAI, UAE - The typical private jet owner in the Middle East is male, nearly five years younger than the global average and has planes that are worth three times more than his peers' jets, according to a white paper by Wealth-X and WINGX Advance. The white paper, titled Private Aviation in the Middle East: Owner Profile, Trends and Business O...
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Spitbank Fort An extraordinary private island hotel in the Solent

A luxury, full-board stay at Spitbank Fort - a unique hotel off the South Coast with a rooftop hot tub, champagne on arrival and extras The historic Spitbank Fort may not have fulfilled its original purpose as a naval defence, but it turns out it was destined for far more glamorous things. Now one of the most exclusive and unique hotels in the B...
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The sleepy but incredibly romantic Montenegro Bay

A self-catered apartment for up to four people near the medieval city of Kotor, plus flights and either transfers or car hire The romance of the Montenegro coast, with its secluded bays and sleepy Mediterranean countryside, has an irresistible allure. The Kotor Vista apartments boast an awesome location, just opposite 300 metres of sparkling bay...
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INSIDE THE WORLDS MOST LUXURIOUS AIRPORT TERMINAL

Chanel’s runaway show at the Paris Fashion Week was simply fascinating! While luxury houses prefer to proceed with customary concepts, the French bastion opted for the unconventional. Only last year, Chanel imbibed the supermarket concept for their runaway show. This year, uf you happened to step into magnificent Grand Palais, you may have been sur...
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3 Powerful Ways Hoteliers Can Influence the Booking Decision.

Understanding the customer path to purchase is the most critical step to developing your hotel’s marketing strategy; Having knowledge of where your potential guests are going along the booking path and which resources they use to come to their final decision to book can be key to driving direct bookings. When you can identify which channels ...
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CHINA TO BE HOME OF A SHOPPING MALL WITH A HUGE VERTICAL AQUARIUM

CHINA TO BE HOME OF A SHOPPING MALL WITH A HUGE VERTICAL AQUARIUM 17137 Oye! The Chinese again! Unusual is a characteristic of the Chinese and we are very entertaingly aware of. They never fail to amuse us, as they have yet again. This time it is a shopping mall inspired by a traditional Chinese treasure bowl and featuring a vertical aq...
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UNBEARABLE TOURIST TYPES

Have you ever gone to a resort and found the Jacuzzi monopolized by a family of six? Congratulations! You have met one of the most unbearable types of a holidaymaker to be found. Here is a short list of the world’s most annoying tourists, according to the "Thrillist" website. 1. The type who complains about everything so they will get stuff fo...
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International Women’s Day: what it means for tourism

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, calls upon the tourism sector to step up policies and businesses practices that promote gender equality and women's empowerment. The UNWTO/UN Women Global Report on Women in Tourism shows that tourism can offer significant opportunities to narrow the gender gap i...
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top holiday destinations for 2015

Long-haul Costa Rica With its zip wires through jungle tropical forest canopies, thermal pools, volcanoes and wildlife, as well as beaches, Costa Rica has long been hailed as an adventure capital for softies, and works well as a family adventure for the over-sevens. Getting there, though, has been more of an adventure than this clean, easy Latin ...
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Airline sets new World record for the fastest replacement of GE90 Aircraft Engine

With an engine inlet cowling diameter of 3.4 metres, and overall length of 7.4 metres, the GE90 engine weighs approximately eight tonnes, and is capable of delivering an extraordinary 115,000 pounds of thrust – making it the largest and most powerful commercial aircraft engine in use today. Etihad Airways’ Technical Maintenance department has ju...
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Africa: 'No Time to Lose' in Tackling FGM and Child Marriage - Unicef

Booming population growth in regions where child marriage and female genital mutilation are common threatens to undermine progress on tackling both abuses, which blight the lives of hundreds of millions of girls, experts say. The number of girls mutilated is likely to soar and there will be no decline in child marriage unless the world dramatica...
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US international visitation up six percent

WASHINGTON, DC - The US Department of Commerce today announced that 5.1 million international visitors traveled to the United States in January 2014, a six percent increase over January 2013. ...
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Trafalgar Village Executive Plus Four Bed HomeOrlando Home Stays

This four-bedroom villa is part of a luxurious gated community containing a number of individual private homes; as such you will be allocated a villa containing all the features as described however the images may not exactly replicate the style or décor of your particular home. A Tr...
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Madinat Jumeirah Malakiya Villas, Dubai

Stay at the Madinat Jumeirah Malakiya Villas in Dubai and enjoy opulent, spacious accommodation combined with access to all the fantastic facilities of the stunning Madinat Jumeirah Resort....
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Atlantis, The Palm on Dubai's famous Palm Jumeirah is now an icon of the city and features the amazing family attractions of Aquaventure

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With luxury accommodation, delectable cuisine and fantastic facilities for all, these aren't your standard family breaks. Corfu style

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Eagles Palace, Halkidiki, Resort and Sea View

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With destinations across the globe from the Far East to the Caribbean, our selection of adult only hotels and resorts includes private b

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Oberoi is the world's highest-rated luxury hotel brand, reveals ReviewPro

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Thalatta Seaside Hotel in Greece- relax close to nature

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The sunshine of Greece will appeal to your soul.....

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Hotel Barcelona : Hotel W Barcelona is one of the most stylish hotels in the world with novel design and bold architecture. Created by w

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Thailand on my mind; Luxury Phuket Holiday

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5* Corfu holiday - Summer 2014 Marbella Beach Hotel, Greece

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Bali on my mind-The Ylang Ylang

The Ylang YlangThe Ylang Ylang sits between tropical coconut trees and a deserted beach bordering the beautiful Indian Ocean, the secluded and private location is the perfect home for this magnificently grand villa. Contemporary with an Asian twist, Ylang Ylang stands out as a particularl...
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Trigony House Hotel Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Rustic Scottish country house with breakfast, late check-out, cakes and a glass of Champagne on arrival...
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A perfect Christmas in an Icelandic nature hotel

A stylish stay in a central Reykjavik location, with availability over Christmas...
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Timeless Elegance in Hot Springs, Virginia The Omni Homestead Resort • Hot Springs, VA

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Let Lanzarote unleash optimum luxury and pleasure while you are fully relaxed

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Hotel Nikol'skaya Kempinski Moscow celebrates its grand opening

Hotel Nikol'skaya Kempinski Moscow celebrates its grand openingHotel Nikol’skaya Kempinski Moscow is located at the corner of Nikol’skay...
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Experience the full luxury of the British Virgin Islands

If you're looking for a great value all-inclusive Caribbean holiday, look no further than Elite Island Resorts. With seven all-inclusive Caribbean beach resorts, from St James's Club in Antigua to Long Bay Beach Club in the British Virgin Islands, Elite Is...
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Getting up and personal with nature in Necker Island

Getting up and personal with nature in Necker Island.It remains one of the unspoiled islands tucked away in the heart of the Carribean .  It can easily be deemed to be located in a new planet of its own- well endowed with all the gifts of nature which defines its originality. ...
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Jamaica : the two sides of Negril

The two sides of NegrilIt seems counter-intuitive, when writing about the resort with one of Jamaica’s best ...
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Floating houses in the Makasutu forest

Experience the smiling coast of Africa...
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5-star Corinthia Hotel Lisbon wins Western Europe Region Energy Project of the Year

5-star Corinthia Hotel Lisbon wins Western Europe Region Energy Project of the Year...
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Seychelles honored with African Development Excellence Award in New York

Seychelles honored with African Development Excellence Award in New York...
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Will Dubai’s new transfer fee have the right effect?

Will Dubai’s new transfer fee have the right effect?Last wee...
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Time for Qatar to start shining

After winning its bid to host the FIFA World Cup 2022, the State of Qatar has been propelled into the global limelight. Now the race is on for the country to perfect its transportation and logistics infrastructure in time to show the world what Qa...
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Virgin America voted

Virgin America voted "Best Premium Class" airline in US...
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Cuba: Cuba looks to Medical tourism to boost revenue

Football legend Diego Maradona blazed a path for Cuba to become a medical tourism destination when he traveled to the island for drug addiction treatment in 2000.Since then, thousands of other famous and not-so-famous fac...
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Dubai firm to invest $408 million in hotel

R Hotels, the hotels and hotel management subsidiary of Dubai-based R Holding, said on Sunday it is planning to invest AED1.5bn in its acquisition and development plan....
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Dubai nightclub to feature 'floating DJ booth'

Dubai nightclub to feature 'floating DJ booth'A new nightc...
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Ariel view of the Jameira

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The Dubai Desert tour

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Capture the beauty of a land from the sea

Pitched right in the middle of the sea to capture all the beauties of one country in two continents...
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Around the Aegan Sea

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Survey: Top ten spenders in the world

Top 10 spenders in international travelThe tourism source markets have been changing dramat...
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Travel sites to up tablet apps

Travel sites take mobile booking to the next level with tablet apps...
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Unfair ticketing pricing

Deceptive/unfair ticket pricing now No. 1 airline passenger complaintRounding out the top ten in rank order, most important air travel...
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US: Best places to retire

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US: Best places to retire

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Luxury hotels sees rise in single female travellers

Small Luxury Hotels Of The World sees rise in single female travellersBetween 2011 and 2012, SLH saw growth in single-occupancy travel...
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Holiday makes one healthy and happy

Holidays make one healthy and happyScientific study confirms regula...
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2013: vacationers are already spending

Summer Travel Season: 2013 vacationers are already spending...
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Indonesian Style: Extortion of tourists

Taking bribes from tourists Indonesian Style...
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UNWTO addresses the Caribbean Tourism Organization Sustainable Tourism Conference

KEEPING THE RIGHT BALANCE: ENHANCING DESTINATION SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH PRODUCTS, PARTNERSHIPS, PROFITABILITY TRINIDAD & TOBAGO...
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USA: Atlantic city tourism goes live

Atlantic City's $20m. tourism campaign starts April 15th2nd year of the...
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US: comparison shopping restored

U.S. Supreme Court restores comparison-shopping for airline consumers...
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Changing face of corporate travel

Travel executives say mobile and Social Media are changing corporate travel landscape...
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Prague: Czech tourism brigs $4.55 billion annually

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Cruise passengers airlifted

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Best beach in Devon

Woolacombe voted Best Beach in Devon by Trip AdvisorIts 5-star reviews ...
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UK Boarder agency: code of practise for skilled migrants revised

Revisions to the codes of practice for skilled migrant workers...
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Europe : Africa room rates to outgrow Europe

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Florida: Bizarre tourist attraction

Florida "Chicken Church" becomes bizarre tourist attraction...
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Cuba: Canadian tourists drowns

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UK Boarder agency

Renewal of the temporary concession in the Immigration Rules for Syrians...
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UK travellers want to text in the sky

UK travellers want to text at 30,000ftA poll of British travellers has ...
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KLM: The first European carrier with daily flights

First and only European carrier with daily flights to Uganda...
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Miss Tourism 2012

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Angola: Government to Build Culture House in Moxico

Luena — The provincial government of Moxico will build and equip in 2013 A Cultu...
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Christmas : the Season of Goodwill

May your troubles be less and your fortunes be more,...
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Zimbabwe: African Sun to Put Up U.S.$4 Million Structure for Unwto

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2013 Tourism Market Outlook

World Travel Market 2013, the leading global event for the travel industry, will be the biggest and best ever with an increased focus on t...
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Responsible Tourism

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Tourism and Information in Africa

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Olympics οpening ceremony expected to boost UK tourism

Watched by 27 million Brits, Friday’s Olympics opening ceremony was hailed a triumph across the country, but will Danny Boyle’s spectacular show resonate with oversees viewers and tempt them to visit Britain? A new poll by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, reveals that 56% of respondents believe the...
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