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Trade War Hitting Australian Travel Industry, Tourism Boss Says

Trade War Hitting Australian Travel Industry, Tourism Boss Says

(AFR) — The fracturing of Australia’s relationship with China and the prolonged U.S.-China trade war was impacting on the number of Chinese tourists visiting the country, Australia’s new tourism boss has warned. In her first major interview since she was appointed to the peak industry body for the AU$143 billion ...

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Asia-Pacific Tourism Spend AnalyticsMarket Growth in Technological Innovation, Competitive Landscape Mapping the Trends and Outlook

Asia-Pacific Tourism Spend AnalyticsMarket Growth in Technological Innovation, Competitive Landscape Mapping the Trends and Outlook

Tourism is one of the most important sectors in the economy of the Asia Pacific region. Tourism contributes to the economic development of nations and contributes heavily towards employment generation. Tourism also has a positive effect on the environment and infrastructure along with the society. These factors have made tourism ...

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Tourist arrivals in Johor steady despite haze

Tourist arrivals in Johor steady despite haze

JOHOR BAHRU: Tourist arrivals in Johor have remained steady despite the haze, Malaysian officials said on Sunday (Sep 15). Arrivals in Johor, particularly from Singapore, have remained high, and there have not been complaints about tourists falling ill because of the haze, said State Tourism, Women, Family and Community Development Committee chairman ...

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Politics drive tourists away from Japan and Hong Kong to SE Asia

BANGKOK — This summer’s political turmoil is redrawing the map of Asian tourism, with South Korean and Chinese travelers avoiding previously popular destinations like Japan and Hong Kong for Southeast Asia. The growing trade feud between Tokyo and Seoul, the protests in Hong Kong, and active campaigning by Southeast Asian ...

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Inside the tourism industry of Maldives

Inside the tourism industry of Maldives

The hallmark of luxury tourism, Maldives and its array of private resort islands continues to attract growing numbers of visitors looking for the perfect retreat Maldives, commonly referred to as Maldive Islands and formally known as Republic of Maldives, is a fascinating stretch of landmasses in the northern Indian Ocean. ...

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Japan’s anime tourism: A lucrative blend of cash and chaos

Japan's anime tourism: A lucrative blend of cash and chaos

KAMAKURA, KANAGAWA PREF. – When Liu Chenyu and Ji Xiaotian arrived in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, for their honeymoon early this summer, the Great Buddha and Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, two well-known tourist spots in the area, weren’t what they wanted to see. Their destination was a railway crossing near Kamakura High ...

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Big investors swoop on hot tourism sector

Private equity firms are pushing in hard into the sector, while existing travel agency groups such as Flight Centre, Intrepid Travel and STA Travel are becoming more vertically integrated by buying into the tourism companies they’ve pushed customers towards for years. And a few wildcard buyers have emerged in recent ...

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