Author: Gopanjali Roy

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Fiji to concentrate on niche products to increase tourist income

Tourism Fiji’s new Chairman says that the country’s tourism industry needs to move away from mass market appeal based on sun, sea and sand to a niche market that draws on unique cultural experiences. Tourism Fiji Chairman Stefan Pichler stated, “We have a lot of room for improvement…We have to create new products for Fiji that […]

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Exclusive tourist zone to be built in Bangladesh

The government has decided to build an 1165-acre exclusive zone for tourists in Teknaf with hotels, night clubs, park and convention hall. Cabinet Division Joint Secretary Mostafizur Rahman said, “The cabinet committee on the economic affairs approved the project proposals put forward by the civil aviation and tourism ministry.” For the development of tourism sector, […]

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Department of Tourism announces 2015 as ‘Visit Philippines Year’

With various sets of big events scheduled next year, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has declared 2015 as “Visit the Philippines Year”, to allow the country to shine through and attract more foreign visitors. Domingo Ramon Enerio, the Chief Marketing official of the Department of Tourism, said two of the significant events that could raise […]

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SAT Country Manager awarded for excellent contribution in Indian market

Hanneli Slabber is presented with the ‘Best Professional in Marketing’ award, by the Safari India National Tourism Awards, for her noticeable contribution and skillful work as the Country Manager for South African Tourism in the Indian market. “I feel extremely proud and humbled on being bestowed with this award. Receiving this honour in the presence […]

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Jamaica Tourism shines a spotlight on the craft industry

While talking about the importance of the new Craft Council of Jamaica, Dr. Wykeham McNeill, Minister of Tourism and Entertainment  said that though craft cuts across a number of ministries, departments and agencies, up to this point there was no central body to coordinate the push to oversee the development of the craft sector in […]

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New Zealand gains popularity with Indian students

New Zealand’s high commissioner to India said that the country has emerged as a popular destination for Indian students. The number of student visas issued to Indians between January and July this year, had an increase of 83%, compared to the same period last year. “New Zealand’s economic future is very much tied to our […]

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South African Tourism Board appoints new Chairperson

Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom has appointed Zwelibanzi Mntambo as the new Chairperson of the board with immediate effect, as Frank Kilbourn the Chairperson of the Board of South African Tourism has resigned. Minister Hanekom congratulated the new Chairperson and said, “I am very pleased to have Zweli as the new leader of the board. His vast […]

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Sustainable practices: The latest trend in U.S. restaurants

The National Restaurant Association revealed a new research that presents a substantial number of operators are applying best practices of sustainability into their businesses. The survey of 1,000 full-service and quick-service operators showed that nearly three quarters of operators recycled used fryer oil, fats and grease; some recycled their cardboard and paper, used compact fluorescent […]

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Swiss tourists: The biggest spenders on accommodation in India

Swiss tourists are turning out to be the biggest spenders in India as per a recent report by Hotels.com. Visitors from Switzerland spent the most for stay in India with a rise of 17%, from Rs 7,321 a night in 2013 to Rs 8,590 a night this year. This was followed by travellers from Hong Kong […]

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Air Asia offers low fare tickets for this festive season

Air Asia India is offering fares as low as 1,290 INR under a special promotional offer. This offer is applicable on bookings till September 7, 2014, and the travel period between September 5, 2014 and December 11, 2014. Under this offer, tickets from Bengaluru to Chennai and Kochi and vice versa start from Rs. 1,290. For Bengaluru to […]

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