Wednesday, 21 November 2018

PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018 to be held in Khon Kaen


This November, between 28 and 30, travel experts from all over the world would be dropping into the northeastern province of Khon Kaen as Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) gather together for launching Khon Kaen as a new MICE destination by hosting the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018 (PDMF2018), which is an international forum promoting tourism in the Asia-Pacific region.


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Mexico remains the top destination to visit in 2019


Recent press coverage, tourism data and international studies say that the tourism marketing efforts of Mexico City is propelling consumer interest as a top destination to visit, generate positive stories boosting Mexico City as a World Capital, increase tourism arrivals and heighten awareness for the CDMX brand, which is named as one of the top 20 “City Business Brands” in the world.


NSW Secures Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo


Destination NSWMinister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall was today joined by Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott, Brigadier David Allfrey and a chorus of bagpipers to announce that the famous Tattoo will take place next October at ANZ Stadium.


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New York top Thanksgiving destination – ARC


New York, Orlando and Las Vegas are top three Thanksgiving destinations as per Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC).


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Israel puts up a good show at the World Travel Market


Israel puts up a good show at the World Travel Market tourism fair in London last week. It was Israel best tourism year till date.


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Malta Tourism Authority appoints Lindsey Thorpe as UK & Ireland MICE manager


The Malta Tourism Authority has appointed Lindsey Thorpe as the new UK & Ireland MICE manager.


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TUI Group hotels to expand internationally


TUI Group will expand its international concept hotel portfolio with the addition of 12 new TUI Sensimar hotels and three new TUI Family Life hotels in 2019.


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Cuban Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz presents the new councilor for Cuban Tourism in Italy


The Cuban Tourism Minister, Manuel Marrero Cruz, presented the new councilor for Cuban Tourism in Italy – Madelen Gonzalez-Pardo Sanchez, who is a senior professional. Sanchez has important international duties and a profound knowledge of the world of tourism in her portfolio.


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Chengdu International Tourism Expo 2018 steps in its 6th year


Chengdu International Tourism Expo 2018 (CITE 2018) – which is the leading travel show in Chengdu for professionals in the tourism industry, steps into its 6th year by welcoming its inaugural partner, the European Tourism Association (ETOA) as one of the main exhibitors.


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SA tourism is trying to woo back travellers after negative impact of drought


The tourism industry of South Africa is trying to re-inspire travellers and to bring back the glory of Cape Town after the negative impact that the drought has had on tourism in the Western Cape.


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2nd International Congress on World Civilizations and Historic Routes ends in Sofia, Bulgaria


After the first edition being held two years ago, the 2nd International Congress on World Civilizations and Historic Routes (15-16 November) came to an end in Sofia, Bulgaria. Based on the structure of the European Year of Cultural Heritage and the EU-China Tourism Year, the event explored how tourism along historic routes can assist in safeguarding and promoting tangible and intangible cultural heritage.


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UNWTO Partners with Niantic to Develop Innovative Tourism Experiences through Real-World Games


The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has partnered with one of its newest Affiliate Members, real-world games developer Niantic, to enhance global tourism through the use of mobile augmented reality game experiences.


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Foreign tourist arrivals to Cuba touch 4 million mark


Despite a sharp drop in U.S. visitors to Cuba due to Washington’s policy which restricts Americans’ traveling to the island, the Caribbean nation has attracted 4 million international tourists so far this year.


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Mutual visa regime eased between Russia & Cuba


The Russian Foreign Ministry recently announced that citizens of Russia and Cuba will be allowed to stay on each other’s territory up to 90 days per six months without a visa from Dec 21, instead of 30 days previously.


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