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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

Evacuation begins as Iceland’s Bardarbunga teeters on edge of eruption

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Authorities in Iceland have begun to evacuate an area surrounding the Bardarbunga Volcano as fears grow it could erupt. The area, which is more than 190 miles from the capital Reykjavik, has no permanent residents but sits within a national park popular with tourists. → Read More

Kamu Lodge Experience bolsters green credentials

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Three’s a crowd at the smallest and most sustainable bar in Laos, which opens in October 2014 at Kamu Lodge Experience on the verdant banks of the Mekong River. A 20-tent eco-lodge situated 30 kilometres upstream from Luang Prabang, Kamu Lodge is enhancing its guest experience with the addition of a new thatched-roof bar featuring unrivalled views of the caramel-coloured river and surrounding greenery with lounging space for two or three patrons. → Read More

Dubai to launch new tram network in November

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Dubai's new tram will officially launch on November 11th, it has been announced following the latest trial operations which were attended by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai. It will be the first tramway project, outside Europe, to be powered by a ground-based electric supply system along the track without the need for overhead cables. → Read More

English attractions see rise in visitor numbers during 2013

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Visits to attractions in England increased by five per cent in 2013 according to VisitEngland’s Annual Attractions Survey. This demonstrates the important contribution England’s attractions make to the UK economy and the potential for future growth in the tourism sector. → Read More

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