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Dubai: The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing on Sunday said the latest economic initiatives announced by the Dubai government will drive key sectors including tourism. “These initiatives are vital to increasing the emirate's competitiveness and accelerating GDP (Gross Domestic Product) ...
... will be working within the Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and the Environment to give high level advice and guidance on risks within the tourism industry. ... that an integrated approach is taken as we seek to build a culture of multi-hazard risk reduction for all eight sectors of the tourism industry,” he said.

The aim of this new program is to “provide students and professionals the knowledge and training they need to successfully meet the unique demands of the mountain tourism industry,” said Miquel Nicolaui Vila, president of the University of Andorra. “The program's international perspective and blended ...
Diageo chief executive Ivan Menezes said: "Scotch is at the heart of Diageo and this new investment reinforces our ongoing commitment to growing our Scotch whisky brands and supporting Scotland's tourism industry. "For decades to come our distilleries will play a big role in attracting more international ...
Collaboration between private and state institutions are necessary to drive the tourism industry in PNG. ... “The PNG Government and the tourism industry must make coordinated investments to unlock the potential of niche market tourism and close their holiday market gap,” according to findings from the ...
The Nevada Division of Tourism, also known as TravelNevada, honored several individuals and organizations, including the Carson City Culture and Tourism Authority, for their dedication to the state's tourism industry at the VolunTourism Awards Dinner April 12 in Tonopah. Six Excellence in Tourism ...

The rise of budget airlines has led to an explosion in the tourism industry around the globe in the past ten years. Hong Kong, has always been one of the most popular travel destinations, but with the relaxation of the Hong Kong – China travel visa requirements, the number of overall visitors in Hong Kong ...
CAIRO 13 April 2018: With a new minister in place and increased revenue and tourist figures in the past months, the tourism sector is preparing for an optimistic year ahead. Kamel Abu Ali, the Red Sea Tourism Investment Association's chairman and head of Albatross Holding for Tourism, talks about the ...
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THE view from the top of Marina Bay Sands, a giant hotel, mall and casino, takes in the skyscrapers of Singapore, the fleets of ships entering and leaving the city's ports, the scattered tropical islands of the Singapore Strait and the crowds of soggy but determined selfie-takers trying to capture a perfect image ...
President Trump's moves to impose tariffs on China and restrict travel from certain countries are helping fuel a sharp decline in international tourism and business visits to the U.S., the head of the travel industry's umbrella group said. Roger Dow, president of the U.S. Travel Association, said Trump's policies ...
Citi FM has been adjudged the Tourism Oriented Media of the Year, 2017, Radio Category at the Ghana National Tourism Awards. Citi FM was awarded for supporting the tourism industry and creating awareness on how the industry can contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.
Government regulations and the lack of a regional marketing effort are holding back the tourism industry in Lake George, Lake Placid and other resort communities in New York's Adirondack Mountains. Those were among the takeaways Friday from the Albany Business Review's Power Breakfast on the ...
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has stated that the number of jobs which are can be attributed to the tourism industry will increase in India for the next decade. Currently, there are 42.9 million jobs existing in the industry, but this number will rise to 52.3 million in the coming decade. According to ...
They love Sonoma County and the tourism industry,” Bradin said. Millions of visitors travel to Sonoma County each year, where tourism is a $1.9 billion industry, supporting more than 20,000 jobs. Tourism ambassadors are certified under a national program run by the Tourism Ambassador Institute.
In a bid to diversify business opportunities for Japan's tourism industry, the agency recently launched a new online ad campaign promoting the nation's nature and culture-rich locations that “exist off the beaten tourist path.” The campaign is particularly aimed at potential visitors from European and other ...
CRAWLEY MP Henry Smith joined Visit Britain to shine a spotlight on the country's tourism industry in a week devoted to travel and exploration during English Tourism Week. Now in its seventh year, English Tourism Week raises the profile and showcases the benefits of the tourism industry to local ...

Europe was a highlight in the travel and tourism industry. The region performed better than expected and posted a 4.8 percent growth rate as long-haul demand recovered, accompanied by strong intra-regional travel which benefitted from a strengthening European economy. The air sector alone grew ...
During the 2018 Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference, held at the Verizon Center (Mankato, Minnesota) March 5-6, several individuals, organizations and tourism businesses were recognized at the annual Excellence in Tourism Awards banquet for their contributions to the state's $15.0 billion travel ...
The head of Mexico's tourism industry pushes back on safety concerns—and the media—while extending a personal invite to all Americans: “The weather's great; the food is marvelous.” Mexico's image has taken a beating lately, after the February bombing of a ferry in Playa del Carmen and a series of ...
New figures released today show that the tourism industry in Yorkshire is now worth a whopping £8 billion to the Yorkshire economy. Researchers from the Sheffield Hallam University carried out the study with the figure increasing by 14 per cent since 2011, when it was worth around £7 billion. The news ...
In the six months since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, the headlines—and not to mention conditions on the ground—have not been good. For the island's tourism industry, this represents a dual challenge. First there is Puerto Rico's actual recovery to contend with—rebuilding damaged tourist sites, ...
“I think the current business environment is really, really good for small businesses to enter into the tourism industry, and let me tell you why. The Tourism Enhancement Fund has committed a $1-billion loan facility to assist small and medium-sized businesses… . You must take advantage of that,” he added.
Despite weathering a stormy year — both in terms of politics and Mother Nature — 2017 turned-out to be another record-setting for Florida's tourism industry, although it wasn't quite the year the state had been hoping for. Gov. Rick Scott announced 116.5 million people visited the Sunshine State last year.
Tourism means big business. That was the message that a panel of professionals presented Friday, March 17, at a meeting of the Congressional Forum at Children's Mercy Park. About 75 persons attended the luncheon. The Kansas City, Kansas, Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the forum.
A destination that by some accounts has long remained under the radar and somewhat undiscovered, Honduras is turning a corner when it comes to the development of its tourism industry. In recent years the country has witnessed a steady increase in arrivals. In 2017, the small Central American country ...
As we approach festival season here in the Coachella Valley, hospitality experts say 2018 will be another record breaking year for the tourism industry as more events head to the area. March is really the time when many hotels and restaurants are making last minute preps to accommodate a full house as ...
About the only thing holding back Wisconsin's $20 billion a year tourism industry is a familiar refrain facing state businesses: finding enough qualified workers. That means employers are taking an approach not always associated with the hospitality field. "We're not just going to have competitive wages, ...
Julie Lunning, executive director of Visit St. Cloud, was named “Outstanding Individual in Tourism” for her long-term work on behalf of the Minnesota tourism industry. In addition to serving on many industry boards and commissions, she was instrumental in the community recently hosting several large ...
The tourism industry is booming as travellers find ever more intrepid ways of exploring the globe and receding security fears revive old favourites. But as industry professionals descend on Berlin for the ITB fair, the world's largest travel trade show, the news isn't all good. Some of the most popular ...
“HTA is proud to support the LEI program because it supports the future of Hawaii's tourism industry,” said George Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority. In terms of workforce development, the LEI program not only exposes high school students to different careers, but it also provides ...
Travelling to another country for medical procedures, or medical tourism, is a growth industry both as an export and an import. U.S. citizens may travel for medical treatments that are less expensive and patients with means come to the U.S. for high-quality services that may not be available abroad. Paying ...
“Tourism is a bright spot for our struggling economy, and we should do everything possible to support, strengthen, and expand the industry. The ongoing fiscal crisis makes it difficult for the state to support tourism directly, but we can make it easier for sectors of the tourism industry to work together to support ...
Macau (MNA) – The employment rate for women in the city is similar to the rate for men in the gaming and tourism industries, Melody Lu, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology of the University of Macau, told Macau News Agency. Ms. Lu said the situation in Macau contrasted with the usual condition around the ...
Visit SLO CAL, the marketing organization for San Luis Obispo County, received Visit California's coveted Poppy Award for Best Digital Marketing Campaign for its “Life's Too Beautiful to Rush” initiative. Visit SLO CAL, with a $3.8 million budget, won the award over three other finalists for the Best Digital ...
The Shreveport-Bossier Attractions Association and the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau will host a seminar March 20 at the Woman's Department Club, 802 Margaret Place, Shreveport. Save A Life. The Shreveport-Bossier Attractions Association and the Shreveport-Bossier Convention ...
BATON ROUGE – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser announces the appointment of Doug Bourgeois as the Assistant Secretary for the Louisiana Office of Tourism. Bourgeois has more than thirty years of experience in the travel and tourism industry having worked as a tour guide, meeting planner, ...
“Formerly a destination which, at best, hoped to emulate the success of its competitors, Malta has now changed into one which outperforms average results and grows at rates higher than most of its competitors after developing a tourism industry that is active and vibrant all year round,” Micallef said.
Today, Mardi Gras is framed, at least in part, within a global gay and lesbian tourism industry that craves a bigger and better parade each year. It's unlikely that any of the heroic individuals caught up in the brutal riot on the night of 24 June, 1978 would have had much of an inkling that Mardi Gras would ...
Every March is a good month for the tourism industry in Columbus. The Arnold Sports Festival for years has brought hundreds of thousands of muscular visitors to the city for several days. This March, though, will be an especially big one. It starts with the Arnold and ends with Columbus hosting its first-ever ...
State lawmakers want to create a way for the tourism industry to fund its own marketing operations. ... the industry, working with the private sector and state government coming together with a great solution that is going to continue, the highlight, the spotlight on the tourism industry in Alaska,” Grenn said.
As classes resume at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida this week after a shooting there left 17 dead, travel experts are carefully watching for a potential hit to the state's tourism industry. David Hogg, a 17-year-old survivor of the shooting, is calling on college students across the ...
In 2016, tourism to Massachusetts generated $20.7 billion in direct spending, supported more than 139,000 jobs and generated more than $1.3 billion in state and local tax revenue. The 34 cities and towns of Essex County generated more than $1 billion of the direct spending figure. Although tourism is a ...
The awards, held once every two years recognises and honours local and International tourism industry players for outstanding and innovative products and services. It also acts as an incentive for participants to strive for the highest level of professionalism and quality in both products and services.
Warming oceans threaten Costa Rica's biodiversity and tourism industry. Local economies highly dependent on eco-tourism face increasing uncertainty with climate change. Scientists and locals are pushing for sustainable tourism practices to limit damage to reserves and ensure a steady income.
Irish tourism industry set to create over 40,000 new jobs by 2021. Over 60,000 new jobs have been created in the industry since 2011. Share. By. Gavin O'Callaghan. 06:00, 26 FEB 2018. News. View of the River Nore with the backdrop of Kilkenny Castle in the midieval city of Kilkenny (stock) (Image: Tourism Ireland). Share.
Tourism marketing bodies the world over are investing heavily in promoting their destinations so we need to continually invest to remain competitive. In the lead-up to the state election the SA Tourism Industry Council has released its Tourism Industry Agenda outlining the needs of our industry for the next ...
Every morning, hundreds of uniformed workers file into the employee entrance of the “most magical place on Earth” — Walt Disney World, where they are responsible for keeping the resort's lavishly themed rooms clean and guests happy. This was Wilna Destin's routine at Disney before being hired by the ...
Some 1,628 licensed hotels, motels, guesthouses and inns are operating in Myanmar, as of the end of March 2018, offering some 65,470 rooms, according to state media quoting statistics provided by the Hotels and Tourism Ministry. The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism issued some 4,503 tour guide ...
Generation Z has witnessed siblings and friends struggle to find jobs after college, causing many to question the value of an expensive education. Just as the Trump administration has created an environment that is ripe for trades, a large number have also looked toward America's booming tourism industry ...


 

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