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One-Two punch propels Taiwan’s medical tourism sector

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The Medical Tourism Association (MTA), the Ministry of Health & Welfare, Taiwan and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) have joined together on two strategic initiatives designed to showcase Taiwan’s top-rated healthcare system and booming medical tourism industry. → Read More

Orlando sets all-new record for United States with 59 million visitors in 2013

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Visit Orlando President and CEO George Aguel announced that Orlando welcomed 59 million visitors in calendar year 2013, setting an all-time record for U.S. destinations. The record-breaking figure represents a more than three percent increase over the previous milestone set in 2012. → Read More

WTTC 2014: Russia must reform to maximise Sochi tourism boost

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Russia needs to ensure it has the right policies in place to make the most of the tourism legacy presented by the Sochi Olympic Games. That is according to World Travel & Tourism Council president David Scowsill, the authority on the economic and social impact of the global travel industry. → Read More

WTTC 2014: Sultanate of Oman set to lead Middle Eastern tourism

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The Sultanate of Oman is expected to lead the Middle East in terms of growth in the travel and tourism industry and to post one of the strongest growth rates worldwide in the sector in 2014, according to a report released by the World Travel & Tourism Council. In its annual Travel & Tourism Economic Impact 2014 report, WTTC said that the direct contribution of the travel and tourism industry to Oman's GDP in 2013 was RO982.8mn (three per cent of GDP) and this is forecast to rise by 10.2 per cent to RO1.08bn in 2014. → Read More

England fans snap up tickets for FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil

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According to the latest ticket sales figures released by FIFA, a total of 53,387 England fans will be making their way to Brazil this summer to celebrate the biggest single-event sporting competition in the world, the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Following two main ticket sales phases, and the opening of a final sales phase on April 15th, which saw 126,837 tickets requested from fans around the world within the first four hours of opening, FIFA have now released the latest ticket sales figures across all countries for the upcoming tournament. → Read More

Denver's most popular tourism website gets an extreme makeover

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Denver's most popular tourism website, VISITDENVER.com now has a fresh look and powerful new tools for visitors and local users. Produced by VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau, the website serves as the City of Denver's official tourism and events resource. → Read More

South Korean ferry death toll rises to 108

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A total of 108 people are now confirmed dead following the South Korean ferry last week as divers continue to recover bodies from the stricken vessel. More than 190 people are still missing following the disaster, with many presumed to be trapped in the sunken hull of the ferry. → Read More

Jamaica House comes to Glasgow for Commonwealth Games

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Jamaica promises to bring its own unique vibrant and colourful brand of celebration and fanfare to the sporting calendar this summer. The Jamaica Tourist Board announced today that the Jamaica House Glasgow will open its doors, this time during the 2014 Commonwealth Games, taking place July 23rd-August 3rd, 2014. → Read More

China is new home for Quantum of the Seas

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Royal Caribbean International has announced its newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, will make its home port in Shanghai (Baoshan), China, bringing the company’s most innovative ship to the world’s fastest-growing cruise market. The ship will reposition to China in May 2015, following her inaugural winter season sailing out of New York Harbour to the Caribbean. → Read More

Al Tayyar Travel Group signs Travelport deal

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Travelport and Al Tayyar Travel Group – one of the largest travel companies in the Middle East and Africa – have strengthened their partnership with the signing of a new multi-year agreement, which will see both companies significantly enhance their business. As part of the renewed three-year partnership, Al Tayyar Travel Group will take advantage of Travelport’s new generation technology to expand their online business. → Read More

Visit Oakland launches new destination brand

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Visit Oakland, the official destination marketing organisation for the city, recently unveiled its new branding and marketing campaign at its first Annual Tourism Breakfast at the iconic Paramount Theatre. → Read More

Turkey sees easier and faster travel with new e-visa

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Travel to Turkey with Pegasus Airlines, will become easier and faster with the introduction of a new e-Visa system. In an effort to make travelling to Turkey easier, a new Electronic Visa Application System is now in place for all visitors to Turkey. → Read More

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