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Lebanon tourism sees growth despite political unrest

Despite the numerous political problems, Tourism Minister Michel Pharaon has said that Lebanon is experiencing growth in tourism. “Despite all the problem facing the country, tourism witnessed a growth of 25% over the past nine months,” said Pharaon during a ceremony at the Sports and Culture Club in the Jbeil District town of Quartaba. He […]

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Tourist arrivals in Oman rise by 12%

Tourist arrivals in Oman reached 390,000 until the end of February 2015, a rise of 12% compared to the same period in 2014. According to the report of the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), non-Omani Gulf residents topped the list in the month of February, reaching 54,000 visitors, accounting for 28.1% of the […]

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Qantas commemorates 80 years of international services

Qantas recently celebrated its 80 years of operating international flights. On 17 April, 1935, Qantas operated Australia’s first international passenger flight from Brisbane to Singapore, carrying two paying customers on a DH86 aircraft. Eight decades later Qantas passengers enjoy an international network that services every continent, spanning a network of more than 250 destinations in […]

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Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay to open in 2015

Bahrain is becoming increasingly popular with tourists due to its growing dining and nightlife scene, fabulous shopping and numerous recreational pursuits, the island’s uncrowded beaches, charming streets and world class fairways. In addition to the international business that brings thousands more each week, the country has another new attraction with its all-new Four Seasons Hotel […]

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Mumbai to have ‘Times Square’ style cultural hub

Shripad Yesso Naik, Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism that the Ministry of Tourism (MOT) will support the Maharashtra Government to create a cultural hub in Mumbai on the lines of New York’s Times Square. Naik announced that the ministry will sanction Rs.5 crore to the Maharashtra tourism department for the first phase of […]

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New York selects The Bronx for ‘Neighborhood x Neighbouhood’ campaign

NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism, and partnership organisation has selected two active areas of  The Bronx- Arthur Avenue and Fordham Road – as a part of their current campaign, Neighborhood x Neighborhood.  Neighborhood x Neighborhood has been designed to increase visitation, support local businesses, and encourage exploration in areas outside traditional tourist locations […]

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Peru launches climate change tourism at Pastoruri glacier

The Pastoruri glacier in central Peru has always attracted a large number of tourists where they are arrived in double-decker buses to ski, build snowman and enjoy the peak views. The ice and snow was so bright that sunglasses to protect the eyes were mandatory. But today the scenario has changed for the tourists due […]

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Thai Tourist Police promoting iPhone ‘Tourist Buddy’ app

Thai Tourist Police are encouraging the use of an app, Tourist Buddy, which is now available at the iTunes store. The free app, currently available only for Apple manufactured devices like the iPhone and iPad, is packed with travel and safety advice for tourists and travellers around Thailand. According to the download page of the […]

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