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Pakistan eases visa restrictions: Promoting religious tourism

editor editor- May 18, 2019 01:10

Pakistan is promoting religious pluralism by easing visa restrictions and promoting religious tourism to support religious inclusivity. This was explained by Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Asad Majeed ... Read More

South Africa Tourism Ministry and African Tourism Board Officials meet and agree with SA President Cyril Ramaphosa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 4, 2019 22:00

African Tourism Board Vice President Cuthbert Ncube today at Indaba in Durban met with the Honorable Deputy Minister of Tourism for the Republic of South Africa, Elizabeth Thabethe; Her Excellency ... Read More

ATM: Tourism crucial for reducing Saudi Arabia’s dependence on oil revenues

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 30, 2019 19:40

According to the experts speaking at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019, tourism will play a major role in reducing Saudi Arabia’s dependence on oil revenues. In a panel discussion titled ... Read More

Syrian Tourism Minister: Work in progress to attract tourists from Russia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 20, 2019 01:20

Syria’s authorities are making persistent efforts to attract guests from Russia, with religious tourism viewed as a major area, Syrian Tourism Minister Rami Radwan Martini said on Friday. "Work is ... Read More

Saudi tourism sector worth over $70 billion in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019 13:30

Saudi Arabia’s travel and tourism sector is expected to contribute $70.9 billion (SAR 263.1 billion) in total to the country’s GDP in 2019, according to data from the World Travel ... Read More

Pakistan regrets India’s decision to postpone Kartarpur meeting

editor editor- March 30, 2019 00:55

Pakistan was set to welcome a meeting between the India and Pakistan on the Kartarpur Corridor, which will be one of the top religious tourism destinations in South Asia. The ... Read More

Krakow hosts 3rd International Congress of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimages

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 27, 2019 16:05

The 3rd International Congress of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimages "100th birthday of Karol Wojtyla - Saint John Paul II" will take place in Krakow, from 6th to 10th November 2019. ... Read More

AITA chief: Iran wants ‘balance in tourist flow rates’ with Turkey

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 16, 2019 20:25

Head of the Association of Iranian Travel Agents has emphasized the need to attain a balance in tourist flow rates between Iran and Turkey. “Iran intends to reach a balance ... Read More

Tanzania all set for Israel Tourism Exhibition

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 8, 2019 18:10

Tourism and travel trade executive from Tanzania are set to participate the International Mediterranean Travel Market (IMTM) slated in Tel Aviv, Israel, next week. Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) in collaboration ... Read More

Rwanda gets ready to launch religious tourism circuit in Kihebo

editor editor- June 18, 2013 10:10

(eTN) - The Tourism and Conservation Department of the Rwanda Development Board will this week launch the country’s first religious tourism product, focusing on the Kibeho area in Southern Rwanda. Read More

Rites of Holy Week are in progress in the Salento region of Italy

editor editor- March 27, 2013 08:10

ITALY (eTN) - The Salento region, geographically positioned in the remote Southeast of Italy, extends its land to the extreme southern heel of the boot-shaped peninsula, and its eastern lands ... Read More

Faith-based travelers hold the key to Jordan’s growing tourism

editor editor- March 2, 2013 02:05

LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Faith-based travelers hold the key to Jordan’s growing tourism industry, Kevin Wright told 150 local travel professionals during a workshop in Amman, Jordan, on Saturday. Read More

Fundamentals of faith-based travel delivered to online audience

editor editor- October 15, 2012 01:23

LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Kevin J. Wright delivered the fundamentals of faith-based travel to an international online audience. Read More

Religious tourism growing in UK

editor editor- June 11, 2012 02:34

Religious tourism is on the increase with a growing number of people visiting historic places, according to the Church in Wales. Read More

Faith-based tourism a two-way street

editor editor- April 26, 2012 06:29

Thousands of US citizens travel abroad to visit religious sites and regions, but faith-based tourism is a two-way street. Read More

Mauritius to promote spiritual heritage tourism

editor editor- November 19, 2011 08:03

(eTN) - Hot on the heels of a report about the establishment of the "Praslin Heritage Route" in the Seychelles, comes news from Mauritius, another member of the "Vanilla Islands," ... Read More

Identifying trends in faith-based tourism

editor editor- October 21, 2011 03:50

LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Faith-based tourism will be an important focus at the 2011 NTA Convention in Las Vegas, highlighted by the association’s first-ever Faith-based Tourism Leaders Forum, set for D Read More

NTA hires expert on faith tourism

editor editor- June 25, 2011 07:22

LEXINGTON, Kentucky - NTA is taking steps to expand its members’ opportunities for business within the US$18 billion faith-based tourism and hospitality market, starting with hiring an industry expe Read More

Report: Religious tourism to bring 15 million visitors to Saudi Arabia

editor editor- May 4, 2011 05:06

The religious tourism sector in Saudi Arabia, which generated more than $7 billion in 2009 and registered 12 million visitors to pilgrimage sites, will attract 15 million visitors in 2013, ... Read More

Najaf thriving as a religious tourism destination

editor editor- March 1, 2010 05:52

The city of Najaf in Iraq is thriving as a religious tourist destination for Shia Muslims, with thousands of Iranians making a weekly pilgrimage to the sacred Imam Ali shrine. Read More

Monks and residents collide in tiny Assiut

editor editor- November 26, 2009 22:24

Assiut is a tiny, reserved, quiet tourist town in Egypt with few post-Pharaonic attractions gaining widespread tourist attention. Read More

Lebanon to capitalize on religious tourism

editor editor- September 16, 2009 03:36

BESHWAT, Lebanon — Abandoned wheelchairs and crutches are propped up against the walls in the entry hall, left there for good by believers who say she healed them when no ... Read More

Marketing in times of financial crisis: Tourism recovery strategies for turbulent times

editor editor- June 3, 2009 10:07

A common believe among tourism professionals is that the financial crisis has damaged the entire tourism industry evenly. Read More

Cairo explosion near popular Apparition Church blamed on Hezbollah

editor editor- May 29, 2009 06:11

Investigators of the bombing incident that took place May 12 near the famous Virgin’s Church in Cairo nabbed their suspects. Read More

Jordan River to host thousands of pilgrims

editor editor- January 8, 2009 08:52

Thousands of Christian pilgrims are expected to congregate at the “baptism site” at the Jordan River to mark Epiphany and pilgrimage day. Read More

Amid conflicts, Middle East region pins hope on religious travel

editor editor- November 26, 2008 07:52

Despite hard times in today’s financial world, tourism has been given hope in religion and faith-based travel. Read More

From peace through tourism, Jordan expands religious tourism

editor editor- November 20, 2008 09:10

Jordan, the Biblical Land of Refuge in the Middle East, is the only location in the Holy Land that links the lives of Abraham, Jacob, Lot, Moses, Elijah, Ruth, John, ... Read More

Onward Christian tourists, destination…Jamaica

editor editor- March 24, 2008 04:26

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica plans to tap into the thriving market for religious-oriented tourism to invigorate the island's sagging economy, government officials and business leaders said. Read More

Jamaica to tap into lucrative market for religious tourism

editor editor- February 1, 2008 05:35

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica plans to tap into the thriving market for religious-oriented tourism to invigorate the island's sagging economy, government officials and business leaders said Wednesday. Read More

Religious tourism taking off in Agra

editor editor- January 13, 2008 07:39

Agra - Most tourists flock to Agra to see that ever-beautiful monument to love, the Taj Mahal, but the city is a treasure trove of many religious monuments as well. ... Read More