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Mexico aims to diversify tourism sector

  Mexico is doing their best to expand its tourism sector with an attempt to rise above an image of fear and insecurity created by thousands of gangland killings. “We’re competing with the world and we want to offer the international tourist unique experiences and a very high-quality product,” Tourism Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu said. […]

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Tourism in Japan jumped 34.6% in 2012

  The number of foreign visitors to Japan increased approximately by 34.6 %  the Japan National Tourism Organisation said. The key factor contributing to the surge in foreign tourists numbers includes lower airfares following the market entry of budget airlines. By country and region, the annual numbers of visitors from China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, […]

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Tourists to the Vatican now have to pay for everything in cash

  Willing to visit Vatican City any time soon? Make sure you have enough cash in your kitty. The tiny state is cash only now meaning you’ll have to pay for everything in cash, including museum tickets, souvenirs and other services. This comes after the central bank of Italy stopped accepting electronic payments and credit […]

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Gujarat to invest Rs 730 crore to develop tourism infrastructure

  With a massive number of tourists visiting Gujarat in last two years, Gujarat government has planned to invest Rs 730 crore to develop its tourism infrastructure in 22 districts across the state. The Tourism of Gujarat Corporation Limited (TGCL) is particularly concentrating on renovating infrastructure and methodical planning for promotion of different popular destinations of Gujarat under […]

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Tourism industry in Kenya remain optimistic about future

Tourism industry in Kenya is booming with hope about the industry’s bright prospect in the next year despite slow growth experienced this year. The industry in the current year has suffered setback with the less number of tourist arrivals. But Kenya Tourist Board (KTB), responsible for showcasing the country as an attractive tourist destination, said […]

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Funding renewed for Atlantic Canada

  Funding for Atlantic Canada tourism to the sum of some $20 million has been renewed for another three years, with a declaration to focus efforts and resources on being market-driven, strategic, efficient and innovative. The Atlantic Canada Tourism Partnership (ACTP) agreement was designed to position Atlantic Canada as a leading travel destination in priority […]

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Come see the birds in the Bahamas

  Bahamas tourism is to promote bird watching as one of the island’s main attractions. With 26 national parks, covering some 700,000 acres of protected marine and land area, the Bahamas, one of the first countries to initiate a Sustainable Tourism Unit, is to launch the project as part of the bird tourism development plan, […]

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Europe launches ‘Whenever You’re Ready’ campaign

  In a drive to attract tourists from Brazil, Russia, India, China, Chile and Argentina, Europe has launched its ‘Whenever You’re Ready’ campaign, highlighting the cultural and historical heritage of the continent. The campaign is financed by the European Commission and organised in partnership with the European Travel Commission (ETC). Renowned travel writers, journalists and […]

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Maharashtra appoints two agencies to tap tourism potential in Mumbai

  In a bid to tap the tourism potential of Mumbai, the state tourism department has appointed two agencies to study and frame a comprehensive tourism plan for the city. The plan, intended to explore the various avenues to utilise the city’s tourism potential, will be tabled before the state government within 30 days. “Mumbai […]

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