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UNWTO deepens cooperation with European Union

Advancing sustainable tourism across Europe is at the centre of an agreement signed between the United Nations World Tourism Organisation and the European parliament. During his first official visit to Brussels, UNWTO secretary general, Zurab Pololikashvili, met with the president of the parliament, Antonio Tajani, the European commissioner for internal …

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Orlando first to surpass 70m annual visitors

ORLANDO, FLA. – Tourism officials announced a historic milestone in the travel industry as Orlando became the first U.S. destination to surpass 70 million annual visitors. In 2017, 72 million visitors traveled to Orlando, an increase of more than 5 percent over the prior year, once again making it America’s …

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Is Tourism Displacing Tanzania’s Maasai?

Thanks in large part to their residences near many famed game parks, the Maasai are among the best known local populations in central and southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. By some accounts, the tribe has inhabited the region since about the 15th century. But now, according to a report from …

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Scottish visitor attractions record a bumper year

The Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions has announced that visits to its member sites rose dramatically in 2017, the fourth year running that an increase in numbers has been recorded. Analysis of statistics submitted by 232 of the organisation’s member sites for its annual ‘Visitor Trends Report’ confirms that over …

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Bahrain Tourism seeks to woo UK sports fans to F1 Grand Prix

The Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority has launched its latest Formula One advertising campaign, designed to increase package booking and consumer awareness for the annual Bahrain Grand Prix. The race will take place on April 6th-8th. In partnership with four tour operators, Grandstand motorsports, ITC sports, Motorsports Travel and ST …

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Eurostar departs for Amsterdam for first time

Eurostar today marks an historic milestone in the expansion of international high-speed rail as it embarks on its inaugural journey from the UK direct to The Netherlands. The inaugural service will depart from London St Pancras International at 08.31 this morning and tickets for the new route will go on …

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