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China encouraged to focus on visa facilitation to drive up International visitors

1 Mar

WTTCTravel & Tourism creates more jobs and contributes more to China’s economy than industries including automotive manufacturing and banking Improving visa access and visa processes for China is the key to opening the country’s doors to more International visitors.

Gold Coast dances onto the Bollywood movie scene

1 Mar

Gold-Coast-dancesThe Gold Coast’s Famous for Fun holiday experiences will star in one of the most-anticipated Bollywood films of the year which premieres in India today.

UNWTO and CTO partner to advance tourism in the region

1 Mar

unwtoThe World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their collaboration in promoting the tourism sector in the region as a key driver of sustainable development (Nassau, Bahamas, 19 February 2014).

Five-star quality award for Sperrin View House

1 Mar

Five-star-qualityA self-catering holiday home at the foot of the Sperrin Mountains has been awarded a five-star quality rating by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) in only its second year of business.

WCTE outlines its agenda at UNWTO

1 Mar

unwtoThe World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE), which has been newly formed, have defined their main priorities in a meeting held at UNWTO headquarters this week.

Singapore changing flavour to draw more tourists

1 Mar

SingaporeSINGAPORE: As the tourism industry keeps growing every year the global tourism landscape is becoming more competitive, and as tourists change their tastes, attractions and age.

Tourism Ireland Welcomes +8.2% Growth in Overseas Visitors for November 2013-January 2014

27 Feb

tourism-ireland1Figures issued by the CSO today show that overseas visitor numbers to Ireland increased by +8.2% for the November 2013-January 2014 period.