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Dubai receives over 8 million overnight visitors in the first half of 2017

During the first six months of 2017, Dubai welcomed a record total of 8.06 million international overnight tourists, a 10.6% increase over the same period last year. The figures, released by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, showed the foundational strength and sustained acceleration of the emirate’s tourism sector. The year-on-year performances revealed […]

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Odisha targets 30% growth in foreign tourist arrivals

The Odisha government has set a target of 30% growth in foreign tourist arrivals at around one lakh travellers in the state this calendar year. In 2016, the state hosted 76,361 foreign tourists, most of them from Sri Lanka, Japan, some European and South Asian nations. “We are witnessing a steady growth in foreign tourist […]

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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts announces new property in Saint Lucia

Luxury hotel operator Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, now part of AccorHotels and GP GROUP JSC has announced the development of Fairmont Saint Lucia at Sunset Bay. The property is expected to open in late 2019. The 120-room luxury hotel with 40 private residential villas will be situated on 25 acres and 1,870 feet of exquisite […]

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Hawaii visitor spending rose by 8.7% in the first half of 2017

As per preliminary statistics released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), in the first half of 2017, visitor spent a total of $8.4 billion in the Hawaiian Islands, an increase of 8.7% compared to the first half of 2016. Total visitor arrivals also rose by 4.3% to 4,604,976 compared to a year ago, boosted by […]

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Luxury Tourism in Greece increases by 10%

Greece’s Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura has said that luxury tourism in Greece has increased by 10% while investment in the sector is also seeing growth. The Tourism Minister said that a total of 142 applications for the licensing of new and existing four and five-star hotels of over 300 beds, special tourism infrastructure projects and […]

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Ireland Tourism observes 3% rise in tourists

According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO) of Ireland, about 943,300 people visited the country during the month of May with a jump of about 107,800 visitors in the five months period from January to May, observing a three percent rise. The CEO of Tourism Ireland, Niall Gibbons stated that the travellers from North America, […]

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Sri Lanka Tourism conducts a roadshow in Kolkata

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) organised a roadshow in Kolkata during the first week of July this year. The event was aimed at highlighting Sri Lanka as a leading leisure and MICE destination. Top of the line travel professionals attended the event in addition to interacting with the SLTPB team, to understand the unique […]

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Spain expects 9% rise in tourists

According to Álvaro Nadal, Minister for Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda, Spain, in terms of its tourism sector is predicted to witness a prosperous summer season with a rise of about 8.9% in the number of overseas tourists between the period of May and August. This implies that as much as 38 million tourists […]

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Greece is making progress in Cruise Tourism, says Kountoura

Cruise Tourism is a government agenda priority, Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said this while addressing a parliamentary plenary session, together with Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroublis. In response to a relevant parliamentary question, Kountoura noted that for the first time the government has taken active steps in promoting marine and cruise tourism, implementing a far-reaching […]

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Heritage site Bombas Gens in Valencia, Spain opens to the public

Bombas Gens, an old factory located in Valencia, opened its doors on July 8 as the new headquarter of the ‘Fundació Per Amor a l’Art’. After almost two years of refurbishment, this art deco building has been reinvented into a new and contemporary art centre that aims to be a reference in Valencia. The opening […]

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