Tourism is growing despite terror fears

Sept.24,Worldwide, people’s desire to travel remains unabated, despite terror attacks and political unrest. However, the geopolitical crises around the globe are influencing destination choices. Following attacks in Turkey and Egypt, the world’s most popular destination, Spain, has now been affected. Las Ramblas in Barcelona, the target chosen by the attackers, is a popular tourist attraction. While North Africa and Turkey in particular have experienced a dramatic decline in bookings due to terror attacks, the effects on the tourism industry...

Second ODI between England and West Indies rained off

SEPT.22,LONDON: The second one-day international between England and West Indies at Trent Bridge was abandoned because of heavy rain on Thursday. Only 2.2 overs were possible after West Indies won the toss and elected to field first. England reached 21 without loss when the rain arrived. England lead the series 1-0 after a seven-wicket victory at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Minister-level meeting positive on holding regional SAARC summit

SEPT.22,NEW YORK: The SAARC ministry-level meeting discussed the agenda of organising upcoming SAARC Summit on Thursday. The meeting of the Foreign/External Affairs Ministers representing the SAARC member-nation in the 72nd Sessions of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) dwelt on the agenda in regard to holding the upcoming SAARC Summit with positive note. In the meeting organised on behalf of the Nepal government, the external affairs ministers from all SAARC countries except Sri Lanka had participated, shared Deputy Prime Minister...

China promoting tourism in Nepal

Lalitpur, 4th February:Today,the neighboring country, China, organized its panda pension program under its Tourism Promotion Program. Panda painting program has been organized here with the slogan “Panda beautiful, China is very beautiful” by China’s National Tourism Administration and Sichuan Province Tourism Development Committee. In the program, about 40 students of various schools had done painting of Pandas in color. According to the organizer, every year China has organized various programs for tourism promotion in different countries. According to that, this year, organized tourism...

KAYAK reveals the next 10 destinations to visit before the masses

Sept.19,Singapore – Repeatedly travelling to your all-time favorite destinations is like never stepping out of your comfort zone. Instead of fighting your way through the crowds of tourists in the ‘most-instagrammable’ places, how about switching your attention to some less-talked-about destinations before everybody else catches on? KAYAK, the world’s leading travel search engine, has analysed data from millions of searches to gain insights into its users’ interests and where they are heading. With its release of the KAYAK ‘Better-Now-Than-Later’...

Business Traveler Awards 2017 names Bangkok Best Leisure Destination in Asia Pacific

Sept 18,Bangkok – The Business Traveler Awards 2017 named Bangkok the ‘Best Leisure Destination in the Asia Pacific’ for the second straight year, marking a record sixth time Thailand’s capital city has received this prestigious international accolade. Ms. Sarima Chindamat, Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Hong Kong Office, was on hand to receive the award from the magazine’s representative, Mr. Willian Tang Tat Chi, a Hong Kong-born veteran fashion designer, at a ceremonial luncheon that took place on 8 September in Hong...

Kerala launches ‘Responsible Tourism Mission’ project

Sep 17,Kadakampalli Surendran, Minister of Tourism, Government of Kerala inaugurated ‘Responsible Tourism Mission’ project aimed at the development of local communities and growth of tourism to state. With the announcement of various Onam packages under Responsible Tourism mission to be available till September 30, Tourism Minister unveiled the promotional video and concept card of the festive theme “Nattinpurangalil Onam Unnaam, Onasammanangal Vangam (Let’s have Onam feast in villages and get Onam gifts). “Nattinpurangalil Onam Unnaam, Onasammanangal Vangam” project comprises of...

More than 1300 delegates attend 22nd UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu

Sep 15,More than 1300 delegates from over 130 countries attended the opening of the 22nd session of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assemblyin Chengdu, China. During the event, the priorities of the Organization for 2018-2019, the transformation of the UNWTO Code of Ethics for Tourism into an International Convention and the impact of technology on tourism will centre the discussions. On the agenda of the Assembly is also the election of the Secretary General for the next four years. “China is...

Phuket ready to host 24th Laguna Phuket Triathlon this November

 14 September 2017,On September 13th at a “Phuket Governor Meet Press” session, hosted by Phuket Governor Norapat Plodthong at Phuket City Hall, the progress of 2017 Laguna Phuket Triathlon(LPT) organization, this year comprising an inaugural LPT Charity Fun Run on Saturday 18 November and 24th annual LPT on Sunday 19 November, was previewed by government officials as well as members of the press. The race, comprising 1.8Km swim, 50Km bike and 12K run in Asia’s premier destination resort “Laguna Phuket” area as...

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