Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Tourism trends and Event Speakers


Event SpeakersAll through the week, we publish hundreds of original stories, connecting travel industry worldwide. This weekend roundup examines tourism.


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Bike Tourism attracting business to the coast


Bike TourismBike tourism workshops organized from the coast to the hinterland are becoming immensely popular. Collaboration between CyclelifeHQ and Bellingen Shire Council has witnessed gatherings in Urunga, Bellingen and Dorrigo.


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Plane returns after takeoff as it shakes like washing machine


airasia-xAn AirAsia X flight, which was bound for Kuala Lumpur, had to turn back to Australia after an engine problem made it shake like a washing machine.


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Tourisme Montreal & the Tourism Administration of Guangzhou Municipality sign MoU


GuangzhouRecently, a MoU or a memorandum of understanding has been signed between Tourisme Montreal and the Tourism Administration of Guangzhou Municipality in a bilateral meeting which took place at the Metropolis World Congress. 


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Passenger boat sinks in Columbia drowning six


Passenger boatA passenger boat sank in a reservoir in north-western Colombia drowning at least six people, officials say.
 
The officials further say that 133 people were rescued, but 16 are still missing after the four-deck Almirante went down near the popular resort town of Guatapé.


Tourism NI CEO welcomes continued growth by RoI visitors


Tourism NI CEORepublic of Ireland residents spent on average £33 more per night than the same period in 2016, in part due to the fact that more visitors stayed in commercial accommodation across Northern Ireland.


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Flight diverted after woman tries to open emergency door


Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines Flight 4519 travelling from Los Angeles to Houston was diverted after a woman tried to open an emergency exit near the end of the flight, passengers said.


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Jatras to be held at state cultural hub for tourism


JatrasThe state government with a unique initiation is all geared up to host jatras (folk theatre) in different cultural tourism hubs of Bengal. This was chalked out to make easy the restoration of jatra in front of an audience from all around the world who frequently explore these cultural spots which are rich in culture and heritage. 


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Monday, 26 June 2017

Tourism revenue of Portugal witnessed its strongest growth


Albufeira PortugalThis year’s April had Easter festivity, a holiday which was in March last year with somehow predictable increase in visitor number. Nonetheless, its proportion did strike the initial expectations.


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Food tourism improves the relationship between Qatar and Philippines


Qatar and PhilippinesThe chairman of the United Filipino Organizations in Qatar or the UFOQ explained that food tourism is one of the sectors that could additionally enhance trade and cultural relations between the Qatar and Philippines.


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A master plan for tourism


globeAs we can’t pretend that our political leadership cannot abolish the tourism department anytime soon, we might make sure at the same time that those who are now acting as if to show the way it are able to do some good.


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Porter Airlines grows Atlantic market with new service to Saint John


Porter AirlinesPorter Airlines is on its way to Saint John, N.B., adding another destination to its Atlantic Canada roster.

Flights begin September 21, 2017, with daily non-stop service between Ottawa and Saint John, and continuing service on the same aircraft to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.


Virgin Trains completes £2m refurbishment of Preston station to cater for record passenger numbers


virgin trains logoA new entrance at Preston station is now open, marking the completion of Virgin Trains’ £2m investment designed to enhance the experience for ever-growing customer numbers at Preston. 


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NicozDiamond allows Zimbabweans to travel abroad without any problem


NicozDiamondTechnological developments in recent years have led to rapid globalization, with individuals, cities and nations interconnected like never before! Due to faster, safer and more reliable means of transport, globetrotting has become easier than ever.


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