Oman eyes new tourist markets
The MBRs have been credited with strengthening links between the Omani Tourism Ministry and major industry players in their respective countries. This has led to the better positioning of Oman as a tourist destination, resulting in rising tourist ...
Tourism: Long way to go
Thus while adverse publicity could affect tourist arrivals, it's the economic crisis in Europe that could also impact Sri Lankan tourism. Sri Lanka could take a cue from the Maldives where active promotion in going on to promote the destination, ...
Web marketing to push forward tourism promo: Godahewa
The long-awaited Sri Lankan tourism promotion campaign is likely to be finalised within three months with web marketing set to take priority. “I strongly believe that the future of tourism belongs to the web,” Sri Lanka Tourism Authority Chairman Dr. ...
We are yet to fully exploit the tourism potential of Mombasa
These facilities have been mutually supportive in establishing Gold Coast as a preferred touristdestination for many Australians and foreigners. To enhance tourism, every year 150000 12th graders from all over Australia visit the city and an equal ...
The lengths Irish students will go to for a drink
According to USI president Gary Redmond, students have been scanning the photo page of their passport and Photoshopping the date of birth. They then print and laminate it before affixing it to the existing photo page in their passport. ...
Migrante hits high passport cost
In a statement, Migrante International said the Philippine embassy in Saudi Arabia charged overseas Filipino workers 240 Saudi rials (or P2,700) to get the newly required e-passport. “Comparatively speaking, the P2,700 (240 SR) e-passport fee renewal ...
Four mln dependants on Lanka Tourism in 9 years
Employment will be created for nearly one million people in Sri Lanka that will allow for at least 4 million to become dependent on tourism, Tourist Hoteliers Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) President Aruna Lokuhetty told the Business Times. ...
Feature: Amarela: The yellow resort turns “green”
Philippine Information Agency
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Aug 20 (PIA) -- Believe it or not, this yellow resort is going green. Amidst the growing trends in tourism and greening consciousness, Amarela (which means yellow in Portuguese) is making a bold step towards reducing its carbon ...
Thailand to shed 'sex tourism' tag soon
Times of India
Arguably called the sex tourism capital of the world, Thailand is now deliberately using the family tourism label to shed the sex destination tag, a Thai diplomat said here Friday. Speaking to the media on the sidelines of an event organised in Panaji ...
Protest tourism: Why Anna catches their fancy
Times of India
NEW DELHI: The historic Ramlila Maidan, where anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare took centrestage on Friday , seems to be emerging as a new tourist destination in the capital. Anna's movement against corruption has not only gripped the entire country but ...
Tourism exec urges media write 'positive stories' despite violence
By Julie S. Alipala ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines—One way of not scaring tourists away is for journalists to write positive stories about a place even if it suffers from an image problem because of violence, a tourism official said Friday. ...
Set up land bank for tourism projects, Sahay tells Kerala
Kollam (Kerala), Aug 20 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay Saturday called upon Kerala to create a dedicated land bank for developing tourism projects besides framing investor- and people-friendly policies to explore development of virgin ...
STB doing the 'impossible' with RM30 mln tourism fund
The Borneo Post
Posted on August 20, 2011, Saturday KUCHING: Considering that Sarawak will see more tourism activities plus contributions from the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) sector, Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) hopes to see more funds ...
State plans to tap Jajpur's tourism potential
Times of India
KENDRAPADA: Jajpur district has the potential to emerge as a full-fledged tourist destination. The Orissa Institute of Maritime and South-East Asian Studies recently unearthed ancient Buddhist sites at different places in the district. ...
India comes to woo Ahmedabad with a tourism fair
Daily News & Analysis
To this Mittra added that, "TTF Ahmedabad is a good opportunity for Ahmedabad as it offers fascinating glimpses of hundreds of tourist destinations from across India and world. Besides state and national tourism organizations, it has the participation ...
20/08/2011Detainee was at scene of Argentina tourist murders
... according to the police. Lasi is among eight suspects detained in the killings, none of whom have yet been charged with any crime. The double murder has shocked residents of Salta, an otherwise quiet city of 650000 that depends heavily on tourism.
Man remanded over passport application fraud
By Stabroek staff | 0 Comments | Local | Saturday, August 20, 2011 Magistrate Hazel Octave-Hamilton yesterday remanded a man accused of making a false statement to secure a passport. The allegation against Shirvinton Lovell is that on June 10, ...
Passport Applications: No more token system
HYDERABAD: Here is good news to passport applicants. They need not stand in long queues waiting endlessly in front of the Regional Passport Office to submit applications. They can, hereafter, go directly and submit their filled-in application forms ...
Tourism Malaysia could pick up cues from German tourists ...
BERLIN: Tourism Malaysia can pick up the cues from German tourists' propensity for sports and tailor its marketing strategy to suit their specific desires. Armed with hard euro currency, Germans do not generally shy of adventure in far-flung ...
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British High Commission In Cyprus Stops Passport processing ...
By Cyprus Expat
The British High Commission has announced that from 1 September 2011, it will no longer operate a check and send facility for passport applicants.
Tourist Service Center opens at Suvarnabhumi Airport | Thai Travel ...
By Richard Barrow
The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has officially launched the Tourist Service Center at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Permanent Secretary for Tourism and Sports...
Thai Travel News
A List of South Korea's DMZ Tourism Sites | ROK Drop
By GI Korea
In recent years the South Korean government has been working hard to turn the DMZ into a tourism area in their efforts to create the impression that tensions. ... It seems like every year a new tourism project is started, but here is a list of all the official DMZ tourism sites in South Korea: A look at South Korean tourist sites near the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea: - Odusan Observatory: Offers a glimpse into North Korean villages, with defectors from North Korea ...
Shark bites US tourist in Puerto Rico bay - Yahoo! News
Read 'Shark bites US tourist in Puerto Rico bay' on Yahoo! News. A shark estimated at 6 feet (1.8 meters) long bit a U.S. tourist earlier this week while ...
Paris Hilton To Help Design Philippines Luxury Resort | Radar Online
By Radar Staff Paris Hilton says she'll "personally help design The Azure Beach Club," a new luxury resort in the Philippines that includes a man-made beach ...
Jamaica leads Caribbean tourism recovery - Business ...
The ceremony, which takes place at Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort and Private ... Chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board John Lynch said that in the midst of ...
Flag Day at the Inauguration - Text & photos by Paul Clemence The National Mall in Washington DC during the Presidential Inauguration is usually a major visitor draw, with locals and vis...
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