All posts tagged "tourism"

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    It’s More Fun in the Philippines – ATF

    The tag line of ‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines’ must be working as they greeted 4.228 million tourists up to November 2103, a 10.39% increase over the same period in 2012. From an Irish market perspective, the return last November of Philippine Airlines to London, with a five times a week...

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    Strong Tourism Numbers Bring Down Spanish Unemployment

    Unemployed numbers for Spain have fallen for the first time in two years, according to official figures just released. The rate was 26.3% for the second quarter, a reduction from 27.2% in the first quarter, with the number of unemployed falling to just below six million.   Strong tourism numbers are being...

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    “Creative Tourism Experiences” to all Royal Orchid Plus members.

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Thai Airways International have jointly embarked on a creative tourism campaign entitled “Discover the Other You”. This campaign is designed to attract tourists to visit Thailand for a unique experience in creative tourism that will inspire them to discover new perspectives in life. “Discover the...

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    NZ Oil Spill Update

    The MV Rena which ran aground on Astrolabe Reef north east of the port of Taraunga 20 days ago is still in one piece despite large cracks through it’s mid-section. Salvors have pumped around half of the 1700 tonnes of oil left on board into a waiting barge and continue to make...

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    €6m Boost for Tourism Projects

    Almost €6 million worth of funding for four tourism projects in Ireland has been announced. The funding, from Fáilte Ireland’s Tourism Capital Investment Programme, has been allocated to:   •          Book of Kells, Trinity College Dublin – €2.7 million •          Garnish Island, Co Cork – €2.4 million •          Killarney Downhill Mountain Bike...

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    New Complicated Room Tax in Venice

    Venice will introduce a room tax from 24th August, similar to the existing tax now in force in Florence. The tax will be €1 per star, per night, per person for a maximum of five nights. There are certain reductions and exemptions. During the low season there will be a 50% reduction...

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    International Tourism Recovers Strongly in 2010

    Good news. International tourism recovered strongly in 2010 . Consumer demand for leisure travel improved with the worldwide number of outbound trips up 7% on to 711 million after a 4% drop in 2009, according to preliminary results from IPK International’s World Travel Monitor presented at the ITB Berlin Future Day on...