Tag: U.S.


Travellers flock to Barbados to celebrate Crop over Festival

Barbados had invited travellers from around the world to experience the island’s lively Crop Over Festival, which celebrates a 200 year-old tradition that honours the end of the sugar cane season. The six-week festival celebrated with dusk till dawn parties, arts and crafts markets and a culinary-driven street fare. “With excitement building from year to […]

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Qatar airways continues its network expansion across Africa and Indian sub-continent

Qatar Airways is continuing its rapid growth across Africa and the Indian Sub-Continent with an increase in flight frequencies to Asmara, Eritrea, and to Dhaka, Bangladesh. From September 2015, flights from Doha to Asmara will be increased from four to five times per week, representing a 25% increase in capacity and enhanced connectivity, in particular […]

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Indonesia expects visa-free travel to double tourism to Bali

Indonesia intends to focus on Bali and islands near Singapore instead of developing more remote spots in the world’s largest archipelago, while it seeks to double tourist numbers by 2020. This year, the government has increased its marketing budget fourfold to 1 trillion rupiah (75 million USD), Tourism Minister Arief Yahya informed. The money is […]

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Air India plans direct flights to San Francisco and Toronto

Air India is planning to launch direct flight services from the capital to San Francisco and Toronto this winter following the removal of regulation on domestic carriers to expand their operation in the U.S. after safety upgrade by the FAA (Federal Aviation Authority). The airline also plans to re-configure its Boeing 777-200 LR planes to […]

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Mexico tourism expects tourist arrivals to reach 28.8 million by 2019

Research and Markets has announced the release of the ‘Travel and Tourism in Mexico to 2019’ report. The number of inbound tourist arrivals to Mexico is expected to reach 28.8 million by 2019, representative of a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 2.96% during the forecast period. The growth is driven by the influx of […]

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Foreign tourists’ arrival registers growth of 955.9% in January-June 2015

The Government of India launched the Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVoA) enabled by Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA), presently known as e-Tourist Visa scheme, on November 27, 2014, for 43 countries. The Government extended this Scheme to the citizens of Guyana and Sri Lanka in January 2015 and April 2015 respectively. The e-Tourist Visa facility was further extended to […]

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Outbound medical tourism is growing rapidly from U.S.

Americans travelling abroad for medical procedures continues to increase. The rapid growth in medical tourism is a testament to the increasing consumer demand for low-cost treatment overseas. It is found that approximately 1.2 million Americans went to a foreign country for medical care in 2014, compared to 900,000 Americans in 2013. Malaysia is a medical […]

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U.S. welcomes 11.9% more Indian travellers in 2014

In 2014, India was the 11th largest inbound tourism market for the U.S. receiving a total of 961,790 Indian visitors marking an impressive growth of 11.9% as compared to 2013. U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M Selig announced that a record 75 million international visitors travelled to the U.S. in 2014, […]

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U.S. travellers swarm to Cuba

Tour companies are rushing to meet the increased demand from Americans who want to visit Cuba. As the restriction, strictness has lessened including family visit, journalistic activity and educational activity. Source: CNN

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Saint Lucia poised for continued tourism growth in 2015

Saint Lucia Island celebrates an impressive six percent increase in total visitor arrivals in 2014 over 2013, with nearly 340,000 visitors and confident for continued tourism growth in 2015. Equally impressive, the island reported seven record-breaking months – February, March, April, June, October, November and December, demonstrating year round demand for the destination. The top […]

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