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Dubai College of Tourism launches new training initiatives

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 16:40

Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), a vocational education institution established as part of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has underlined its commitment to building a network ... Read More

Travel & Tourism Excellence Awards debuts by FICCI

editor editor- May 27, 2019 21:35

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Awards established the awards to recognize excellence in order to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the sector. The Indian Travel ... Read More

PATA Annual Summit 2019: Issues of sustainability and social responsibility

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2019 04:13

The PATA Annual Summit 2019 (PAS 2019), under the theme ‘Progress with a Purpose’, opened in Cebu, Philippines on May 9 with 383 delegates from 194 organisations and 43 destinations ... Read More

PATA Youth Symposium empowers the next generation of tourism leaders

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019 07:39

The PATA Youth Symposium, hosted by the Department of Tourism, Philippines, took place on the first day of the PATA Annual Summit 2019 on Thursday, May 9 at the Radisson ... Read More

African Tourism Board breaks barriers: SA Deputy Tourism Minister and students in Pretoria smiling

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 7, 2019 02:42

The South African Deputy Minister of Tourism, Honorable Elizabeth Thabethe in partnership with  African Tourism Board represented by Vice president Cuthbert Ncube, took an initiative to bring back African pride ... Read More

GCC hospitality must appeal to ‘free independent travelers’ to unlock China’s tourist market

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 19:10

The GCC must deliver unique and tech-enabled experiences designed for free independent travelers (FITs) if it is to grow its market share among China’s outbound tourists, according to experts speaking ... Read More

Arabian Travel Market 2019 is open

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 28, 2019 17:04

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, officially inaugurated Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019 today, marking the ... Read More

Expression of interests launched for new carrying-capacity studies for La Digue, Mahe and Praslin

editor editor- April 24, 2019 20:04

The Seychelles Ministry for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine have recently launched 2 expression of interests for carrying capacity studies to be undertaken on La Digue as well as ... Read More

Tourism stakeholders presented with Destination 2023

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- April 17, 2019 13:07

Following the consultative process to review and update the Tourism Master Plan 2012-2020 in May 2018, it was seen necessary that a concrete action plan to guide the Tourism sector ... Read More

Airbnb co-founder headed to Phillippines for travel summit

editor editor- March 27, 2019 20:56

“We are excited to be welcoming Mr. Nathan Blecharczyk to the PATA Annual Summit 2019. It is nearly impossible to talk about the travel and tourism industry without mentioning Airbnb ... Read More

Brand USA Board of Directors approves committee assignments

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019 16:45

On Wednesday, March 13, members of the Brand USA board of directors convened for a quarterly meeting in Washington, DC where they welcomed newly appointed and reappointed members and approved ... Read More

Saint Lucia expects to welcome over 140K cruise tourists in March 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 5, 2019 21:10

The Month of March is expected to be a record-breaking period in Saint Lucia’s cruise sector. Between Friday March 1, and Sunday March 3, 2019, twelve cruise vessels including the ... Read More

Hainan Airlines connects capital of China’s Hainan Province and Japan’s second-largest city

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 2, 2019 01:15

A direct air route was launched between Haikou, capital of south China's Hainan Province, and Osaka, Japan's second-largest city. It is this year's first international air flight from Haikou launched ... Read More

Dubai welcomed almost 16 million international overnight visitors in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 26, 2019 18:25

According to the latest data released today by Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), Dubai hosted 15.92 million international overnight visitors in 2018, marking a new high ... Read More

First-ever Africa Protected Areas Congress launched

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2019 19:30

This year’s Valentine day was marked on Thursday with special African flavor that saw the launch of the first-ever Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) at Nairobi National Park’s historic Ivory ... Read More

Philippines targets 8.2 million tourists in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 12, 2019 22:35

The Philippines welcomed 7,127,168 foreign visitors in 2018, and the Philippine Department of Tourism saying it is aiming for 8.2 million this year. The department has vowed to break last ... Read More

Oceana cruise liner arrives to Dubai on its maiden voyage in Arabian Gulf

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 7, 2019 18:08

Dubai Cruise Tourism, a department of Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), along with its public and private sector partners welcomed cruise ship Oceana into Dubai for ... Read More

Dubai Tourism elevates customer service training

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 6, 2019 15:32

Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), a department of Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), continues to evolve and strengthen its guest relations and customer service training capabilities ... Read More

Guyana Visitor Arrival : 16% increase

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 30, 2019 12:09

Guyana continues to grow as a destination of choice for travellers. As of December 31st, 2018, Guyana recorded a total number of visitor arrivals of 286,732 passengers; a 15.93% increase ... Read More

Training for small tourism establishment owners and managers on La Digue

editor editor- January 29, 2019 21:27

The Department of Tourism in collaboration with the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) has organised a third training for Small Tourism Establishment Owners and Managers on La Digue following ... Read More

Dubai Tourism drops PRO card fee for hotels, tour companies and event organizers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 29, 2019 16:22

Dubai Tourism has waived a mandatory requirement for hotel establishments, tourism companies and event organizers to obtain a Public Relations Officer (PRO) card prior to conducting industry transactions such as ... Read More

Dubai eliminates fee to promote tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 27, 2019 15:59

The PRO card was a mandatory requirement for conducting travel industry transactions in Dubai such as requests for permits and approvals for a range of tourism and travel-related activities and services. ... Read More

Cayman Islands breaking tourist records

editor editor- January 26, 2019 01:49

The Cayman Islands has maintained its market share with another year of record-breaking statistical arrivals. Read More

Angkor in Cambodia booming with 2.6 million international visitors in 2018

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 2, 2019 02:20

Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia located in Cambodia's northern province of Siem Reap. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological ... Read More

Cayman Islands: Incredible growth in arrivals in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 28, 2018 18:18

The Cayman Islands welcomed a total of 410,984 stayover visitors in the first eleven months of 2018. This represents an 11.26 percent increase over the first eleven months of 2017 ... Read More

Qatar Airways celebrate the launch of its third Vietnamese gateway

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 20, 2018 16:10

To celebrate the launch of Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight to Da Nang, Vietnam, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, hosted a press conference today at ... Read More

Chinese visitors to GCC will increase 81% by 2022 says ATM report

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 19, 2018 08:08

The number of Chinese tourists travelling to the GCC is expected to increase 81% from 1.6 million in 2018 to 2.9 million in 2022, according to data published ahead of ... Read More

Destination Coorg, the Scotland of India on the Road to promote Domestic Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 11, 2018 01:15

Destination Coorg presents a rural district in the southwest Indian State of Karnataka. Coorg is not just known for its scenic beauty and coffee, but also is a conclave of ... Read More

Philippines targets 10 million international visitors by 2016

editor editor- June 24, 2013 08:00

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Tourism (DOT), in partnership with the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) – Dr. Andrew L. Read More

Philippines to pitch diving as leisure activity for foreign tourists

editor editor- April 22, 2013 07:50

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) 7 will intensify its marketing campaign for various tourism products of the Philippines, but particularly high-value diving as a leisure ac Read More

A fun campaign made in the Philippines

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2012 22:10

MANADO (eTN) - How does a country which basically offers the same ingredients as its neighbors, with limited funds for promotion and worldwide advertising campaigns, promote itself? Read More

Philippines wants more Korean tourists

editor editor- December 26, 2011 06:41

MANILA, Philippines — Inspired by the influx of over 750,000 Korean visitors in the first 10 months of the year, Department of Tourism (DoT) Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. Read More

Philippine president orders tourism slogan changed

editor editor- November 22, 2010 05:35

MANILA - Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has ordered the Department of Tourism (DOT) to come up with a better slogan following the "Pilipinas Kay Ganda" (Philippines What a Beauty). Read More

Georgia Department of Tourism implements OpenTravel CRM™

editor editor- September 17, 2008 04:26

(September 16, 2008) – The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) has implemented OpenTravel CRM - CVB Edition™ for its next generation visitor relationship, marketing and automated fu Read More