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Indonesian tourism booms, Australia misses out

It didn’t even make the news in Australia, but two weeks ago India announced it will now allow Indonesian tourists to visit without having to apply or pay for a visa. This development allows Indonesian nationals to choose India, in addition to all the ASEAN nations, as a holiday destination …

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Tourism WA prepares to pitch creative account

Western Australia’s Tourism Commission, Tourism WA, is preparing to put its creative account out to tender. The account is currently held by Cummins Partners after the Melbourne-based agency won the three year contract from Host in 2014. The successful agency will be responsible for marketing the state and promoting, developing …

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T+L names Cebu 8th best island

CEBU rarely fails to shine in the global tourism spotlight. On Tuesday, international magazine Travel + Leisure (T+L) named Cebu as the eighth best island in the world. Palawan, another prime tourism destination in the country, also landed the sixth spot. With a score of 89.10, Cebu joined the likes …

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Why Australia Might Be at Risk of ‘Overtourism’

Recently, some of Europe’s most-visited cities have become surprisingly inhospitable to tourists. Barcelona residents have been openly hostile to visitors and officials are now cracking down on Airbnb rentals. Venice has been overrun with daytrippers and recently instituted tourist-only diversion routes. Dubrovnik has put a cap on the number of …

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New chief maps out plan to increase tourism

A fresh face has been tasked with one of the most important jobs in the region and plans on being bold and brave in her mission to increase tourism. Natasha Mahar was recently named the new chief executive of Australia’s North West Tourism and has hit the ground running, with …

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Breaking travel News investigates: Wae Rebo village, Flores, Indonesia

East Nusa Tenggara is the southern-most province of Indonesia, comprising more than 500 islands, some 42 of which are inhabited and are home to more than five million people. Unlike the rest of Indonesia, which is predominantly Muslim, East Nusa Tenggara is largely Catholic, owing its religious heritage to the …

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WA Government eyes zipline to Matagarup Bridge in bid to lure tourists to Perth

A zipline could be installed at the the top of the Stadium footbridge as the State Government looks to capitalise on the new addition as a tourist attraction. With the high point of Matagarup Bridge standing at 65 metres above the Swan River, government officials are considering a zipline as …

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Growing Investments in Cuban Tourism (PART III) (+Photos)

The general director for development at the Cuban Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR), Jose Daniel Alonso, disclosed statistics that illustrate that growth in the leisure industry. One of the examples of growth is in cruise tourism and the arrivals of holidaymakers in that modality. Even in November 2018, he noted, there …

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Growing Investments in Cuban Tourism (PART III) – Prensa Latina

The general director for development at the Cuban Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR), Jose Daniel Alonso, disclosed statistics that illustrate that growth in the leisure industry. One of the examples of growth is in cruise tourism and the arrivals of holidaymakers in that modality. Even in November 2018, he noted, there …

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Growing Investments in Cuban Tourism (PART III)

The general director for development at the Cuban Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR), Jose Daniel Alonso, disclosed statistics that illustrate that growth in the leisure industry. One of the examples of growth is in cruise tourism and the arrivals of holidaymakers in that modality. Even in November 2018, he noted, there …

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