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Los Angeles planning to hire consultant for tourism boost

29 days ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

In an ambitious move Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has set a goal of welcoming 50 million tourists a year by 2020. The city is searching for a consultant who can help address problems that may stop the city from reaching that goal, such as traffic gridlock, a shortage of hotel rooms and rampant homelessness near tourism sites.
The request for proposals comes as tourism officials worry that President Trump's travel ban and the harsh rhetoric from the White House about immigrants may give international travellers the message that they aren't welcome in the City of Angels.
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Tibet: New Border Crossing Opens up to Tourism

Tibet: New Border Crossing Opens up to Tourism

29 days ago   |   By Adventure Travel News

Adventure travel specialist World Expeditions has announced that, following more than three years of disruption, all trips to Tibet will be completed once again in their true form and spirit For an enhanced experience, most itineraries in Tibet are typically combined with neighboring Nepal, setting the scene for an iconic overland journey. The closure of...
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World Tourism Day Places Focus on Innovation & Digital Transformation

World Tourism Day Places Focus on Innovation & Digital Transformation

29 days ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

World Tourism Day, celebrated every 27 September around the world, is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on tourism's actual and potential contribution to sustainable development.
This year's World Tourism Day will help to put the opportunities provided to tourism, by technological advances including big data, artificial intelligence and digital platforms, on the map of sustainable development. The World Tourism Organization sees digital advances and innovation as part of the solution to the challenge of marrying continued growth with a more sustainable and responsible tourism...
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Despite travel restrictions, New York witnesses record number of tourists last year

Despite travel restrictions, New York witnesses record number of tourists last year

29 days ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

In an expected turn of events in New York's tourism sector amid concerns of travel restrictions, a record 62.8 million tourists visited the city last year. This was according to the reports published by the official tourism marketing organization of the city, NYC & Company.
2017 was the eighth successive year of success for New York City, especially with regard to tourism. The number of tourists surpassed that of the preceding year by over 2.3 million people. Domestic visitors accounted for 49.7 million with the rest coming from overseas.
Although there was an uncertainty about traveling...
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Increase in tourism due to Belarus-China Year of Tourism

Increase in tourism due to Belarus-China Year of Tourism

29 days ago   |   By Travel and Tour World

According to the chairman of the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee Anatoly Isachenko the Belarus-China Year of Tourism will help increase mutual tourist flows during the Days of Chongqing Culture and Tourism in Minsk.
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Welcome to Georgia

Welcome to Georgia

Georgia – Tbilisi has been the capital city since the fifth century, the country of one of the most ancient histories and cultures in the world. Its special geographical... Read more ...

Officials pinpoint that international visitors should feel at home in Greece

Officials pinpoint that international visitors should feel at home in Greece

Greece, one of the most preferred tourism destinations in the world. It is a safe country for the travelers with all the essential measures having been taken by the officilas... Read more ...

International source markets motivate Victoria Falls tourism

International source markets motivate Victoria Falls tourism

The resort town of Victoria Falls is overwhelmed with queries from the major tourism source markets of Zimbabwe, eager on investing into the tourism, an industry official said... Read more ...

Arab Media and Sustainable Tourism Conference held in Salalah

Arab Media and Sustainable Tourism Conference held in Salalah

On Sunday, the Arab Media and Sustainable Tourism Conference was held in Salalah under the patronage of H E Mohammed bin Salim bin Said al Toobi, Minister of Environment and... Read more ...

Cruise tourism - one of the fastest growing segments of Dubai tourism

Cruise tourism - one of the fastest growing segments of Dubai tourism

Cruise tourism is one of the fastest-growing segments of Dubai's tourism industry. The city is among the world's leading winter cruise destinations. In Dubai, the cruise season... Read more ...

Beauty queen from Vietnam crowned World Miss Tourism Ambassador this year in...

Beauty queen from Vietnam crowned World Miss Tourism Ambassador this year in Thailand

Last week, a beauty queen from Vietnam was crowned World Miss Tourism Ambassador this year after a pageant that was held over 15 days in Thailand. On August 8, Phan Thi Mo, who... Read more ...

Dr. Ngwira appointed as new ATB board member

Dr. Ngwira appointed as new ATB board member

In the newly founded African Tourism Board, Dr. Ngwira Mabvuto Percy is now a board member. Dr. Percy is an experienced public servant, diplomat, and a highly-qualified and... Read more ...

New Exhibit Explores Greek Refugee Crisis

New Exhibit Explores Greek Refugee Crisis

Located in Chicago's Greektown neighborhood, the National Hellenic Museum (formerly the Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center) unveiled its new exhibition, “Lives Afloat: The... Read more ...

Why You Should Travel More

Why You Should Travel More

I am currently 30,000 feet in the air flying home after an incredible 2 week vacation in India with my niece. These 2 weeks actually felt like about 5 weeks away - but India... Read more ...

6 Must-Do Charlotte Experiences You'll Only Find in Queen City

6 Must-Do Charlotte Experiences You'll Only Find in Queen City

What makes a city unique? Man-made wonders offer adventurers and city explorers unparalleled attractions, while hometown spirit-especially the spirit of discovery-often lays... Read more ...

Ready, Set, Ride! Hit the Coasters and More at Asia's Most Amazing Theme Parks

Ready, Set, Ride! Hit the Coasters and More at Asia's Most Amazing Theme Parks

Buckle up, because some of the most exciting theme parks on Earth are located across Asia. Promising experiences you'll never forget, characters you love and sights that amaze... Read more ...