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Chinese tourists given lesson on etiquette ahead of May Day holiday

In a bid to avoid the unruly behavior for which Chinese travelers and sightseers have become notorious for, lectures were given to tourists ahead of the May Day holiday.     Source: Travelandtourworld.

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New campaign celebrates Northern Ireland as Game of Thrones Territory

Tourism Ireland launched its latest campaign celebrating Northern Ireland as Game of Thrones Territory for the sixth year running. The new campaign has been created in partnership with HBO. The campaign kicked off on April 24 and will continue to roll out weekly until the end of season six, at the end of June.   […]

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Kenya Tourism Board voted Africa’s leading tourist Board

Kenya’s tourism marketing agency Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has been voted Africa’s leading tourist Board for the fifth year running beating Egyptian Tourist Authority, Gambian Tourism Board and Ghana Tourism Authority respectively.     Source: Travelandtourworld.

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Parkland golf tournament to sell Northern Ireland as popular golfing destination

The Belfast Parkland International tournament is the first regional golf cluster to be set up under Northern Ireland’s Golf Tourism Strategy. It has been created by the Greater Belfast Golf Cluster.     Source: Travelandtourworld.

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Air Asia considers setting up International HQ in Thailand

Air Asia is considering the move to set up its International Headquarters (IHQ) in Thailand, said Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak. The low-cost airline is also mulling to build its own airport in the country.     Source: Travelandtourworld.

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German Condor to have three new air routes between Europe and Cuba

Expanding its operations, the German Condor will have three new air routes between Europe and Cuba for winter 2016-2017 starting in November, Cuba’s Ministry of Tourism said.     Source: Travelandtourworld.

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Peru’s tourism growth leads to increase in air seat capacity

Peru’s receptive tourism growth led to increasing air seat capacity by 1.5 million between 2011 and 2016. The figure rose from 4,254,660 to 5,704,329, Peru’s Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Magali Silva affirmed.     Source: Travelandtourworld.

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Heavy fog forces closure of China airport, strands holiday travellers

Large crowds of May Day holidaymakers were left stranded after heavy fog forced closure of a pivotal airport in Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province, on Saturday, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.     Source: Travelandtourworld.

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Interval Leisure Group and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Provide Update on Acquisition of Vistana Signature Experiences

Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG) (“ILG”) and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide,  (“Starwood”) today announced a brief delay in the planned closing of ILG’s acquisition of Starwood’s vacation ownership business, Vistana Signature Experiences (“Vistana”), while both companies work to avoid unnecessary tax withholding under the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 […]

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Virgin Trains sets new standard for punctuality transparency

Today Virgin Trains became the UK’s first train operator to publish up-to-date, comprehensive and clear punctuality data on its services. The data is presented in simple, easy to interpret charts which use the ‘Right Time’ measure – where a train is only classed as on time if it arrives within 59 seconds of its scheduled […]

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