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The Philippines wants more tourists like Anthony Bourdain

The Philippines wants more tourists like Anthony Bourdain

The Philippines wants tourists to focus on its cuisine as well as its beautiful beaches. Anthony Bourdain inspired a generation of travellers to look beyond sanitised attractions and experience a country’s culture, food and people. The Philippines wants to make sure those tourists keep coming even as it shut down ...

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Maldives tourism thrives despite political crackdown

Maldives tourism thrives despite political crackdown

COLOMBO: Foreigners are flocking to the Maldives in ever-greater numbers despite an outcry abroad over the strongman president’s crackdown on political dissent and the locking up of opponents, official figures showed. The number of tourists visiting the white-sanded Indian Ocean archipelago soared 10 per cent year-on-year to 726,515 in the ...

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Maldives tourist arrivals grows 10.5 pct in H1

MALE, July 18 (Xinhua) — The Maldives Tourism Ministry on Wednesday said over 726,000 tourists had visited the island country till June this year, recording a 10.5 percent growth compared to the same period last year. A total of 93,786 tourists visited during the month of June with China, Germany, ...

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Winners announced: 2018 PATA Grand and Gold Awards

Winners announced: 2018 PATA Grand and Gold Awards

Winners of the 2018 PATA Grand and Gold Awards are announced today by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). These awards, generously supported and sponsored since 1995 by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), this year recognise the achievements of 27 separate organisations and individuals. The awards ceremony takes place in Langkawi, Malaysia on ...

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Korea Tourism Org sponsors medical tourist fair in Southeast Asia

Korea Tourism Org sponsors medical tourist fair in Southeast Asia

[Photo provided by Korea Tourism Organization] The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) said Wednesday it is sponsoring a fair in Indonesia to draw tourists for medical checkup, healthcare, and treatment in Korea. The fair held in Jakarta, Indonesia on July 20-22 is part of the government’s pitch for advanced Korean medical ...

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Philippine goes deeper with dive tourism marketing

Philippine goes deeper with dive tourism marketing

XX Eager to grow the country’s thriving dive tourism sector, the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) is attending the Dive Resort Travel (DRT) Show Philippines while simultaneously hosting the Dive Travel Mart (DTM) for B2B meetings. At DTM, Philippine stakeholders like dive centres, shops and resorts will meet with foreign ...

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Alipay, Singapore Tourism Board to boost Chinese tourist spending

Alipay, Singapore Tourism Board to boost Chinese tourist spending

China has become Singapore’s top market in 2017 for both tourism receipts and visitor arrivals Deepen STB’s understanding of Chinese visitors’ consumer behaviour and spending patterns     ALIPAY, the world’s leading mobile and online payment and lifestyle platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, together with the Singapore Tourism ...

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