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in Oceania

Thailand launches new electronic visa on arrival service

Thailand has launched a new electronic visa on arrival system for international travellers.The service offers travellers a new experience when entering the country at the Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueng airports in Bangkok, as well as at Phuket and Chiang Mai…

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in North America

Mexico: Railway Instead Of Tourism Promotion

Mexico plans to rebuild its tourism industry. However, one of the first steps to do so is a controversial move. Mexico announced closing 18 of the 21 Mexican tourism offices around the world by the end of the month.Only three…

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in News

Social Media Overview For Travel Companies And Users

Google has announced that the closure of the general public version of Google+ will be effective on April 2. The American giant was relying heavily on its social network Google+. But success has never been achieved. In addition, security flaws…

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in Europe

Germany: Tourism Boom With 9th Record Year In A Row

Germany is more popular as a travel destination than ever before. The statistics confirm the continual tourism boom. Last year, the number of overnight stays rose by 4% to 477.6 million, according to official statistics. It was the ninth record…

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in Asia

Destinations Torn Between Tourism And Preservation

Attracting more tourism or preserving their ecosystem is a dilemma that beaches and islands around the world are facing today. The massive and uncontrolled arrival of visitors to important ecological areas has become a problem for several of these destinations,…

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in Africa

IHG bags luxury hotel brand

InterContinental Hotels Group has bought luxury hotel operator, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. The US$300 million (R4,2bn) cash acquisition includes all of Six Senses’ brands and operating companies but does not include any real estate assets.The acquisition takes IHG’s portfolio…

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in South America

FCO loosens travel advice for Nicaragua

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has changed its travel advice to Nicaragua, no longer advising against all but essential travel to the country, and instead advising visitors to exercise a high degree of caution.In 2017, Nicaragua welcomed a 19 per…

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in North America

Delta Air Lines and easyJet mull Alitalia deal

Delta Air Lines and easyJet have confirmed they are in talks over the future of Alitalia.The American carrier and UK-based low-cost airline confirmed they have linked with Italy’s state-backed railway company Ferrovie dello Stato to examine a bid for the…

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