Tag: tourism

New South Wales tourism industry breaks records

New figures from Tourism Research Australia show domestic visitors to NSW contribute $29.4 billion and international visitors $13.1 billion to the economy with tourism the sixth largest employment industry in the state. The data is contained in the State Tourism Satellite Account 2017-18 which reports on tourism consumption, tourism Gross State Product (GSP), tourism Gross […]

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Anushka Sharma unveils first-ever interactive wax figure in Madame Tussauds Singapore

With the launch of her new interactive wax figure, Bollywood actress, producer and entrepreneur Anushka Sharma joined the IIFA Awards Experience at Madame Tussauds Singapore for the official unveiling ceremony. Sharma’s figure is the latest addition to the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards Experience at Madame Tussauds Singapore, an interactive zone where one can […]

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Zanzibar Tourism Promotion Center launches 2019 promotional campaign in India

Zanzibar Tourism Promotion Center (ZTPC) recently organised an exclusive meet for the media with Mahmoud Kombo, Minister for Information, Culture and Tourism, Government of Zanzibar and his delegation to launch Zanzibar’s (Tanzania) 2019 promotional campaign in India. At the promotional campaign launch event, talking exclusively to Travel News Digest, Kombo said, “My main mission is […]

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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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Egypt expects about 140,000 Indian tourists in 2018

Egypt Tourism organised their annual roadshow today at St. Regis, Mumbai with travel agents and select media in attendance. Ismail A. Hamid Amer, Egyptian Tourism Counselor, Regional Director addressed the media and travel agents present at the roadshow and presented various tourist attractions and activities in Egypt. Egypt Tourism is largely promoting their new product […]

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Singapore welcomes 6.1 lakh visitors from India between Jan-May 2018

Singapore received over six lakh visitors from India between January to May 2018, reporting a 17% year-on-year increase from 2017. The year 2017 was a record year for Singapore Tourism Board (STB) as visitor arrivals from India had crossed the one million mark for the third time in a row, showcasing the highest growth rate […]

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Chaîne des Puys – Limagne fault Tectonic Arena now on the UNESCO World Heritage List

On July 2, 2018, during the 42nd session, the 21 States composing the World Heritage Committee decided to inscribe the Chaîne des Puys – Limagne fault Tectonic Arena on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This unique landscape now joins sites such as the Grand Canyon, the Okavango Delta, Kilimanjaro and the Great Barrier Reef on […]

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NE tourism to grow by 10-12% in 2019

According to industry experts, the North-East has become a favourite spot for travellers after improved infrastructure and air connectivity and is expected to grow by 10-12% in 2019. “The bookings for North-east have gone up by 18% as compared to the same period (April-June) last year. Tourism in the North-east region is expected to grow […]

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Tourism New Zealand announces ambitious plans

Tourism New Zealand recently declared new plans to evolve the tourism potential of New Zealand. Stephen England-Hall, Chief Executive, Tourism New Zealand stated, “Tourism growth is a global phenomenon that has delivered benefits for New Zealand. However, the success of the past is no guarantee of the future. We collectively need to do things differently […]

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