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South Korea approves foreign-owned casino

South Korea is going ahead with the construction of its first foreign-owned casino resort to attract more tourists from China, and increase its tourism revenue. “Korea is the optimal location to draw Chinese bettors,” said Song Hak Jun, Professor,Hotel and Convention Management Department, Pai Chai University. “Everyone’s competing to absorb China’s outbound tourist demand. Having […]

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Kenya focuses on attracting more Indian travellers

The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) is focusing on expanding its promotion to Tier-II cities and on showcasing Kenya as an adventure, romantic and luxury destination. This would be achieved through various initiatives such as online training programmes,one-to-one interactions with the travel trade organizations, cinema campaigns and media FAM trips as explained by Jacinta Nzioka, Director of […]

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Qatar to expand codeshare agreement with U.S. Airways

According to recent news Qatar Airways has announced the expansion of a codeshare agreement with U.S. Airways for flights via Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) which will provide millions of Americans the opportunity to fly internationally with Qatar Airways out of PHL using the seamless connection service on select codeshare flights operated by U.S. Airways. The […]

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Myanmar introduces insurance services for foreign travellers

In view of the rising number of tourist arrivals, Myanmar is introducing travel insurance services among foreign visitors to get compensated in the event of death or injury caused by accident while travelling with any conveyance. Tourists are recommended to buy insurance by paying the premium for one unit of cover which is 500,000 Kyats […]

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Jamaica: One of the finest for water adventure

Jamaica, the land of wood as well as water and the third largest island in the Caribbean, has a name of its own for being one of the finest locations for sailing, yachting, and rafting in the world. Jamaica’s near-perfect sailing conditions, warm, and clear blue water has played a major role in luring the […]

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Qatar Airways introduces online visa applications

According to recent news, Qatar Airways has recently introduced a new online system for applying for tourist visas to Qatar. The service is available for passengers flying with Qatar Airways and can be accessed from the company’s official website. A Qatar Airways spokesperson said, “The new system eases the process of applying for a tourist […]

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Seat reservations become costly on Virgin Atlantic flights

Virgin Airlines will now charge economy passengers to reserve their seats in advance on long-haul flights. Travellers will be charged $40.65 to choose their seat on each flight which is $81.30 for a round trip, according to Virgin Airlines’ website, and will be applicable to only those who want to reserve seats more than 24 hours […]

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Corporate tourism in Peru to generate $1.2 billion by 2016

According to reports from the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur), Peru is expecting to generate U.S. $1.2 billion in revenues by 2016 due to the corporate social gatherings and dealings that are taking place in the country. Canatur’s President, Carlos Canales is hopeful about this progress as corporate travellers, spend up to three to four […]

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New rules to make flying easier for travellers with disabilities

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has come up with new rules to make air travel handier for passengers with disabilities. This move was greatly appreciated by The Association for Airline Passenger Rights (AAPR). This initiative was taken after a steady rise in the number of complaints that were lodged by passengers with disabilities and […]

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Hotwire reveals tips to save U.S. holiday expense

After the recent online study of American Travel Behaviour Survey revealed that American adults spent almost a total of $72 billion on obligatory holiday season travel like Thanksgiving and Christmas travel in 2012, Hotwire.com has come up with some handy tips to save the money for the travellers. The online portal has publicised its State […]

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