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Continued growth for tourism in Blackpool

Blackpool’s tourism economy has grown for a fourth successive year. The latest independent research figures from Scarborough Tourism Economic Activity Monitor (Steam) for 2018 show, compared to the previous year, the total number of visitors grew by almost 200,000. In total 18.2 million guests visited last year, with increases in …

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Wizz Air takes off for Iași in Romania

Wizz Air has launched a new service to Iași in Romania from London Southend airport. Flights will operate four times weekly to Romania’s second biggest city. Iași, a cultural capital of Romania, is located in the region of Moldavia and is the perfect choice for those seeking a getaway to …

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WTTC honours Portugal for tourism focus

The World Travel & Tourism Council has saluted the Portuguese government for recognising the importance of the sector to the overall economy. Making tourism a priority has resulted in the sector growing 8.1 per cent in 2018, contributing €38.4 billion to the nation’s economy. Research conducted by WTTC shows that …

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Strong growth in Israel visitor numbers

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, approximately 405,000 tourist entries were recorded in September, 44 per cent more than during the same month last year. From January to September this year, some 3.3 million tourist entries were recorded, as opposed to 2.917 million in the same period last year, …

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Myanmar offers visas-on-arrival to six new countries

The Myanmar government has introduced new regulations to facilitate easier access for tourists. Tourists from six countries – Australia, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain and Switzerland – can now enter Myanmar with a visa-on-arrival at Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw airports. Passport holders of those do not need pre-approval to …

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Dua Lipa headed to the Pointe in November

The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah will host a spectacular live performance by Dua Lipa on Friday, November 15th. Dua Lipa will wow crowds with a live concert on a purpose-built stage on the water at the stunning seafront destination, with an array of additional entertainment, food and beverage deals and …

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Turkey unveils ambitious new tourism agenda

Turkey has unveiled a new tourism strategy with the aim of attracting 75 million visitors to the country each year by 2023. Authorities hope Tourism Strategy 2023 will see overseas guests spending US$65 billion in the country annually early in the next decade. Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, minister of tourism for …

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