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Spend a Layover in Dubai Like a Local in two days

Posted on 25 July 2019 - 04:30 PM
As the world's busiest airport, Dubai International might be a sight in itself, but there's a whole world of wonder waiting outside its doors. There's plenty to see in just two days, depending on your interests, the time of year and what part of the city you're visiting. Here's our guide to catching some of Dubai's highlightcultural, world-famous and outdoor activities on a tight schedule.
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ITB Asia introduces new Buyers Elite Partner Programme

Posted on 27 June 2019 - 10:45 PM
Singapore, 25 June 2019 – ITB Asia, ‘Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show’, has introduced a new Buyers Elite Partner Programme (BEPP). Under the new initiative, with every partner that recommends 15 successful buyers to attend the show, ITBAsia will provide complimentary hosting. This gives partners a platform to develop stronger trade ties with recommend......
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Mongolia received Golden City Gate First Star Award for ‘Welcome to Mongolia’ video at ITB Berlin

Posted on 15 March 2019 - 06:18 PM
BERLIN, MARCH 8, 2019 – Mongolia was recognised as a ‘First Star’ Golden City Gate Award winner at ITB Berlin for its travel inspiration music clip submission titled 'Welcome to Mongolia'. 
Performed by local icon 'Myagmar' with his notably strong and deep voice, the five-minute-long music clip takes viewers through a tour of Mongolia, presenting n......
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ITB Berlin 2019: Robust and resilient – the global growth engine that is the travel industry continues at full pace

Posted on 11 March 2019 - 01:19 PM
Berlin, 10 March 2019 – Uninterrupted growth at a high level: despite a slowdown in the world economy demand within the world’s travel industry remains extremely stable. As ITB Berlin comes to a close this Sunday the economic outlook for the global industry in 2019 is positive once again. The results of the five-day exhibition on the Berlin fairgrounds: trade visitor numbers rose......
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Tourism sector needs a strategic plan to protect the climate and reduce CO2 emissions

Posted on 09 March 2019 - 01:32 PM
Tourism accounts for ten per cent of the global gross national product and is responsible for eight per cent of all CO2 emissions worldwide. “One could say that this is a fair share, but on the other hand tourism is cutting off the branch on which it is sitting by contributing to climate change”, explained Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, former director of the Potsdam Institute ......
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The Celebrating Her Awards – Making women visible in tourism

Posted on 09 March 2019 - 01:30 PM
Award winners from previous years always take part in presenting the outstanding women in tourism with the Celebrating Her Awards by the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT). The award – initiated by men, by the way – is supported by ITB Berlin and CSR Officer Rika Jean-François. Nothing is more effective than learning from one another – that is the motto of the women exec......
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Mongolia Ministry of Environment and Tourism Launches Mongolia.travel Platform at ITB Berlin

Posted on 07 March 2019 - 09:30 AM

BERLIN, March 7, 2019 – Mongolia.travel, a revolutionary interactive planning tool for travellers, was introduced for the first time at ITB Berlin, the largest tourism fair in the world.

While Mongolia generates strong visions for most travellers with iconic names such as Genghis Khan or the Gobi Desert, most tourists have yet to grasp the hidden and great wonders found in the co......
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Israel Ministry of Tourism hosted 80 travel agents from 18 countries for the 8th Israel ‘Where Else’ Tourism Conference

Posted on 06 March 2019 - 01:06 PM
In its 8th edition, ‘Where Else’ conference is the official tourism conference held annually by the Israel Ministry of Tourism for the world travel fraternity.  The week-long convention from 7th to 13th February, 2019 was attended by 80 travel agents from 18 countries. With a grand opening ceremony in Tel Aviv, senior members of the tourism industry from around the world ......
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LOKALOCAL OFFERS MARKETPLACE THAT CONNECTS TRAVELLERS TO MALAYSIAN LOCAL EXPERIENCES AT ITB BERLIN 2019

Posted on 06 March 2019 - 12:57 PM
28 February 2019 – Malaysian travel marketplace LokaLocal will introduce its strategic digital solutions to accelerate transformation in experience-based tourism at ITB Berlin 2019 next month. LokaLocal is the largest travel platform in Malaysia, where global travellers can book activities hosted by locals with unique interests and skills to share. It currently has over 800......
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In partnership with PATA, the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office will hold its annual Mekong Tourism Forum at ITB Berlin for the third consecutive year

Posted on 02 March 2019 - 05:55 AM

BANGKOK, February 28, 2018 – The 2019 Mekong Tourism Forum at ITB Berlin (MTF@ITB) will feature a partnered showcase between Mekong Tourism and PATA regarding this year’s elected theme of ‘Leveraging Visual Storytelling to Promote Destinations and Effect Change’.

This year’s MTF@ITB theme leans into the MTCO’s growing reputation in promoting and empowering regions through differen......
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Madhya Pradesh presents Awards for Excellence in Tourism Development Sector for 2018.

Posted on 06 March 2019 - 12:05 PM
 L TO R- Bhavna Walimbe, AMD MPTB, Hari Ranjan Rao (IAS), MD, MPTB and Tourism minister Surendra Singh Baghel.


In order to appreciate the excellence and acknowledge the efforts made by various tourism stakeholders, Madhya Pradesh Tourism has distributed state tourism Awards for Excellence on 1st March 2019 at the International ......
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Madhya Pradesh presents Awards for Excellence in Tourism Development Sector for 2018

Posted on 05 March 2019 - 03:30 PM
Honorable Tourism Minister Surendra Singh Baghel facilitated awards in 36 different categories at International Convention Centre (Minto Hall). 

 In order to appreciate the excellence and acknowledge the efforts made by various tourism stakeholders, Madhya Pradesh Tourism has distributed s......
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Chinese international outbound tourism shrinks in Q4 2018

Posted on 26 February 2019 - 08:55 PM
Hamburg/Germany, The number of border crossings from Mainland China increased in the last quarter of 2018 by 7%, but this growth only benefitted the destinations of “Greater China”. The rest of the world welcomed for the first time in a last quarter of the year less Chinese visitors compared to the year before.New quarterly statistics, published by COTRI ANALYTICS of the Ge......
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ITB Berlin 2019: Bigger, more digital and sustainable and even more international

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Berlin, 18 February 2019 – The outlook is exceptionally good for ITB Berlin as final preparations are under way for the 53rd edition which will take place from 6 to 10 March 2019. Some 10,000 companies and organisations from over 180 countries will be represented in 26 halls in the biggest marketplace of the international travel industry. This year’s official partner country Malaysia, which i......
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Cabinet approves signing of Memorandum of Understanding between India and Saudi Arabia in the field of tourism

Posted on 14 February 2019 - 09:30 AM
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Tourism, Government of the Republic of India and the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism.

The main objectives of the Memo......
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Government liberalizes the e-Visa regime

Posted on 16 February 2019 - 09:30 AM
Increase in duration of e-Tourist and e –Business Visa, Multiple entry among major changes e- Conference & e-Medical Attendant Visas to be new subcategories

The e-Tourist Visa which was introduced in September 2014 with 46 countries has now been made applicable for 166 countries. Recently, government has made series of amendments in e-visa regime, liberalizing it ......
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Thailand Tourism Awards 2019 open for submissions

Posted on 21 January 2019 - 08:25 AM
Bangkok– Submission for the 12th Thailand Tourism Awards, the country’s most prestigious awards that recognises the Thai travel industry’s best and brightest, opens from 1 February to 30 April, 2019.   The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) initiated the biannual awards project back in 1996, and specifically organise the awards cerem......
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ITB Asia inks milestone partnership with ACTE

Posted on 28 November 2017 - 08:25 PM
ITB Asia has signed an agreement with global corporate travel leader, the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE). This agreement inks a significant partnership with ACTE to be ITB Asia’s 2018 Corporate Travel Association Partner. As one of the most important partners for ITB Asia 2018 in the corporate sector, ACTE, with it......
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Flying high at the 28th International Kite Festival, Ahmedabad

Posted on 11 January 2017 - 10:35 AM
Ahmedabad kicked off the 28th International Kite Festival this year at the scenic Sabarmati Riverfront with pomp and grandeur to celebrate Uttarayan. The weeklong festival started on 8th January and will continue till 14th January, with over 198 kite flyers participating.
What started as a small festival in the year 1989 as an initiative by the state of Gujarat has now grown  b......