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Brand USA extends partnership with Thomas Cook in Europe

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Brand USA, the destination marketing organisation for the United States, has announced that it has extended its marketing partnership agreement with Thomas Cook to promote the USA as the world’s leading destination for European visitors. The partnership is the largest marketing partnership Brand USA currently has with a travel retailer in Europe. → Read More

Wattanavrangkul takes up Thai tourism post

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Thailand is seeking a return to normality in the tourism sector after months of disruption caused by political unrest. A significant step has come with the appointment of Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul to the position of minister for tourism and sport earlier, with many Thais hoping she will be able to steady the ship. → Read More

Breaking Travel News investigates: A Greek odyssey at Divani Apollon Palace & Spa

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Video: Breaking Travel News, this time in Greece for the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony, visits the Divani Apollon Palace & Spa on the Athens Riviera. Presenter Phil Blizzard takes a look at the facilities of this award winning hotel with its waterfront location, world-class spa and convenient access to the city. → Read More

Montego Bay welcomes renovated Cultural Centre

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Montego Bay, the second city of Jamaica, now has a Cultural Centre, as the facility was officially opened in Sam Sharpe Square. Formerly the Montego Bay Civic Centre, the facility has undergone major refurbishing, courtesy of the Tourism Enhancement Fund. The centre houses an art gallery, a museum, a space for the performing arts, a bistro, an artisan village and a gift shop. → Read More

Caribbean visitor arrivals surge

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The Caribbean recorded a rise in visitor arrivals during the first half of this year, keeping pace with the world average. → Read More

Red Sea Jazz Festival welcomes thousands to Eilat

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The 28th annual Red Sea International Jazz Festival has attracted more than 10,000 visitors to watch top jazz artists perform and take part in jam sessions in Israel’s most popular tourism resort in Eilat. Despite continued political unrest in the region, this year’s festival took place from August 24th-27th 2014 and featured a performance by Kojo – the world’s youngest professional drummer at ten years old. → Read More

Abu Dhabi tourism seeks Chinese boost

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Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority is working closely with its industry stakeholders on a number of key initiatives aimed at increasing the number of Chinese visitors to the emirate and encouraging those who do come to stay longer. News of the initiatives and their aims was spelt out at the opening of the third Chinese Visitor Summit which runs this week at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi hotel and which is being attended by 75 top Chinese travel agents and tour operators and a contingent of Chinese media. → Read More

Family holidays to drive growth in Dubai tourism sector

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His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, director general of Dubai's Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing has revealed how family-centred travel is emerging a key component of travel to the emirate. Following the release of strong new tourism figures yesterday, he commented: “Our strategy continues to be positioning Dubai as the must-experience family destination: as such we are constantly diversifying our tourism offering and increasing our hotel portfolio to attract, and cater to, a broader market of visitors.” → Read More

Pariente to lead international marketing at Baha Mar Casino

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Baha Mar has announced that Alex Pariente has been named executive vice president, international marketing for the Baha Mar Casino & Resort, the centrepiece of the $3.5 billion integrated gaming resort. The Baha Mar Casino & Hotel, which will feature the largest casino in the Caribbean with 100,000 square feet of gaming space and a 1,000-room hotel, is designed to compete with the best casinos in the world. → Read More

Luxury tourism booms in Asia as key events near

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Luxury markets are booming in Asia with a series of key events set to showcase world-leading brands to an emerging elite consumer. Early next month Citi World Luxury Expo, Seoul, will welcome high net worth individuals from across the region to the Grand Hyatt Seoul. → Read More

India renews focus on tourism to boost economy

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Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley has emphasised the role of tourism in creating jobs for the country, calling it a low-hanging fruit. Emphasising the role central state planning could play in the development of the sector, he said India was well positioned to take greater advantage from the benefits of tourism. → Read More

Scores killed as buses collide outside Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

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Two tour buses have collided near the popular tourist destination of Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, leaving 33 people dead and 41 injured. Ukrainian, Saudi and Yemeni citizens are said to be among the injured. → Read More

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