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PATA elects LADA chief as new vice chair

PATA elects LADA chief as new vice chair

Azizan Noordin, CEO of Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and a key member of PATA, has been appointed the new vice chairman of PATA and the chairman of the association’s Government Destination Sub-Committee. His appointment, announced at PATA’s annual summit in Gangneung, South Korea, is valid for the period of 2018 ...

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Rakhine crisis takes shine off Myanmar tourism

Rakhine crisis takes shine off Myanmar tourism

if you don’t like maddening crowds of tourists and seek good value for money, now is a good time to visit Myanmar. The Rakhine incident – i.e. the brutal military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state launched last August that sent 700,000 refugees across the border to ...

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Tiffany shares hit all-time high, boosted by foreign tourists

Tiffany shares hit all-time high, boosted by foreign tourists

s of Tiffany Co. hit an all-time high Wednesday, with the retailer noting that foreign tourists are returning to its Big Apple flagship. The swanky jeweler delivered better-than-expected quarterly results, saying increased spending by shoppers from overseas helped fuel a whopping 9 percent boost in comparable sales in the US. ...

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Thai bay made famous by film to close for 4 months

Thai bay made famous by film to close for 4 months

BANGKOK • Thailand’s Maya Bay, made famous by the film The Beach, will be closed for four months from next month to allow its coral reefs to recover from rising temperatures and the environmental impact of thousands of visitors each day. The bay, on Phi Phi Leh island in the ...

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Rwanda signs tourism sponsorship deal with Arsenal

Rwanda signs tourism sponsorship deal with Arsenal

KIGALI: Rwanda has signed a sponsorship and tourism promotion deal with the English soccer club Arsenal, establishing a commercial bond with President Paul Kagame’s favourite team, the Rwanda government said on Wednesday. Tourism is the biggest foreign exchange earner in the East African nation, which is trying to lay to ...

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Southeast Asians could fill tourism gap left by China

The industry’s bleak outlook on tourism from Southeast Asia and its perceived inability to fill the gap left by a decline in Chinese visitors could be mere pessimism, analysts said citing the results of a Tourism Bureau report on foreign exchange generated by visitors from Southeast Asia. The report, released ...

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Thai bay made famous by film The Beach to close for 4 months

Thai bay made famous by film The Beach to close for 4 months

BANGKOK (REUTERS) – Thailand’s Maya Bay, made famous by the film The Beach, will close to visitors for four months from June to allow its coral reefs to recover from rising temperatures and the environmental impact of thousands of visitors each day. The bay, on Phi Phi Leh island in ...

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Egypt tourism revenues jump 83 percent to $2.2 billion in Q1

Egypt tourism revenues jump 83 percent to $2.2 billion in Q1

A group of camels and horses stand idle in front of the Great Pyramids awaiting tourists in Giza, Egypt. Image courtesy: Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/File Photo Egypt’s tourism revenues jumped 83.3 percent in the first quarter of 2018 to $2.2 billion, a government official told Reuters. The number of tourists ...

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