Author: Darshan Baid

Dubai Business Events target MICE segment from India

Dubai Business Events conducted a three-city roadshow in Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru, majorly targeting the MICE segment from India. Dubai Business Events is a part of Dubai Tourism primarily focusing on the Business segment. Speaking exclusively to Travel News Digest, Karina Lance, Senior Manager – Sales and Convention Services, Dubai Business Events said, “80% […]

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The Chinar Resort & Spa promotes another side of Kashmir

Situated at the quieter end, overlooking river Lidder in Pahalgam, The Chinar Resort & Spa offers modern architecture, plush interiors and excellent hospitality making the resort a perfect place to experience peace and tranquillity that Pahalgam has to offer. Packed with modern rooms and suites, The Chinar Resort & Spa promises more than peace and […]

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Malaysia Airlines partners with Amadeus to facilitate flight bookings and payment through Facebook Messenger

In order to assist travellers in booking flights and pay through the Facebook Messenger, Malaysia Airlines, together with Amadeus, has launched MHchat. Jointly developed with Malaysia Airlines as its pilot customer, the Amadeus Chatbot for Airlines is a new solution designed to make it easier for travellers to book flights, retrieve bookings, and ask questions […]

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To curb the adversities of overtourism UNWTO launches new report

In order to help cities and its residents help manage growing urban tourism flows, World Tourism Organization launched a new report. ‘Overtourism’? Understanding and managing urban tourism growth beyond perceptions was launched during the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism, in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The report examines how to manage tourism in urban […]

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Egypt churns USD 4.8 billion revenue from tourism sector

According to an Egyptian government official, the revenue from tourism jumped to 77% to around the first USD 4.8 billion compared to the same period last year. The official also confirmed that a total number of visitors during the first six months of 2018 grew 41% to about 5 million. “Indicators suggest the sector will […]

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Jamaica to promote gastronomy tourism to lure travellers

In a bid to lure more travellers, Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism for Jamaica confirmed that the ministry is taking steps to ensure that Jamaica capitalises on its potential to benefit from gastronomy tourism. He informed that the gastronomy network, which is looking after the process, “has been working assiduously to craft innovative plans”. “Their […]

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Tourism contributes 18% in New Zealand’s GDP

According to a research by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in 2017, travel and tourism contributed 18% into New Zealand’s GDP and the sector is considered at as a great economic driver. The report also suggests that the figure will go up by 3% to account for as much as 20% of New […]

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New Game of Thrones legacy attractions announced

Filming locations from the hit HBO series are to open as tourist attractions in Northern Ireland next year. As Game of Thrones finishes filming after a decade in Northern Ireland, TV network HBO has revealed that it will create a major boost to the show’s legacy by converting several filming locations into tourist attractions in […]

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Oman Tourism conducts multi-city roadshow; strengthens its outreach in Mumbai

The Ministry of Tourism, Oman successfully conducted the second leg of the multi-city roadshow in Mumbai. The event witnessed around 140 notable companies of Mumbai’s travel trade in a bid to bridge connections between local travel agents and destination management companies, hotels and attraction operators in Oman. Officials from the Ministry of Tourism, led by […]

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Novotel sets new footprint in the capital of Mongolia

Novotel, AccorHotels’ first global brand, announces its debut in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The 192-room contemporary hotel is located within close proximity to major tourist attractions including Great Chinggis Khaan Square, National Museum of Mongolian and Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery and is within short walking distance to the city’s shopping and entertainment district. “We are delighted […]

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