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WTM 2019: Egypt seeks to boost tourism recovery in London

WTM 2019: Egypt seeks to boost tourism recovery in London

The Egyptian Tourism Authority has been confirmed as the sponsor for visitor registration at this year’s World Travel Market in London. The partnership comes just days after the British government lifted the flight restriction to the North African country’s resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh. The removal of the guidelines from ...

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Queenstown tourism operator targets premium visitor market

Queenstown tourism operator targets premium visitor market

Alpine Luxury Tours, a well-established Queenstown tour operator is taking a new direction and focusing on the key emerging markets of South East Asia while catering for Western market growth. Alpine Luxury Tours is a family-owned and operated business with family connections to Queenstown and the wider Otago region dating ...

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Asia Minute: Another Record Tourism Year for Japan

Asia Minute: Another Record Tourism Year for Japan

Hawaii’s tourism figures for 2019 have not yet been released, but they have for Japan. It’s a record number, but it also shows some changes in visitor arrivals. The number of foreign visitors to Japan hit a record for the seventh year in a row last year. The government says ...

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Changes ahead for Waikato’s $4b tourism sector

Changes ahead for Waikato's $4b tourism sector

Tourists pumped more than $1.5 billion into the Waikato economy in the year to October 2019, and tourism chiefs expect this figure to rise as visitor numbers increase. Jason Dawson, chief executive of Hamilton Waikato Tourism, said visitors injected $1.556 billion into the local economy, the country’s fifth largest spend ...

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Protests against new citizenship law in India hurt tourism

Protests against new citizenship law in India hurt tourism

MUMBAI • India‘s tourism industry has been hit by a wave of violent anti-government protests against a new citizenship law that have rocked several cities this month, with several countries issuing travel warnings. At least 25 people have been killed in clashes between police and protesters, and demonstrations against the ...

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Most Indian tourists say they want to return to Macau

Most Indian tourists say they want to return to Macau

More than 70% of visitors from India are willing to visit Macau again, according to a Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) survey. In pursuit of a wider diversity of visitor source markets, MGTO has carried out a range of studies on visitors from various international markets and differing nationalities. This ...

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