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What TripAdvisor's Purchase of Viator Means for DMOs

Last week, TripAdvisor dropped a tourism bomb: they’d scooped up Viator, a popular, highly curated tour and activity booking engine. This means the world’s largest travel site is getting, well, larger. 241 more words


Khorog to Murghab: A Soldier's Welcome

After leaving the Custom Officer’s house, I made my way to meet Sailaubai at the Khorog bazaar. I had organized extra people to join us on the way back to Murghab, including Will from Holland and Changiz from Iran, but unfortunately there was a miscommunication about the number of passengers needed, so Will, Changiz and a group from Japan went with a different driver, while Sailaubai and I waited for more people but ultimately ended up driving back with just the two of us and a 20 year old soldier from Murghab who had been in the Tajik army for two years in Dushanbe and had not seen his family for that entire period. 379 more words


Kanazawa Day 1: Bar Talk and Travel Woes

As I type this, it is an ungodly 5.25am and I’m on my way to Sado Island! Whoo! Let me do a little explaining. To be able to get to my host family’s place at Iwayaguchi in Sado (please feel free to google map it), I have to take the 3.15pm final bus to Masaragawa bus stop and reach there at 5pm. 692 more words

Northern Ireland restaurateur calls for VAT tax cut

The owner of a restaurant chain is leading calls for a Vat cut for tourism after an alarming slump in visitors from the South.

After only months of running a new restaurant in Dublin, Bob McCoubrey said the difference in his Vat return – based on the Republic’s 9% rate for hospitality firms compared to the UK’s 20% rate – was “amazing” compared to his established eateries in Belfast and Dundrum, Co Down. 125 more words


India among the 5 most valuable Medical Tourism markets

India emerges as one of the top 5 lucrative medical tourism market in the global tourism industry. India hosted nearly 166,000 medical tourists from across the world in 2012, according to the Chamber’s Medical and Wellness Tourism report. 15 more words


Newquay's tourism industry employs 6,000 people

NEWQUAY has the second biggest coastal tourist economy in the UK, according to a new report.

The Sheffield Hallam University study reveals that almost 6,000 of the resort’s 23,500 population are employed by the tourism industry despite an economic downturn in recent years. 92 more words


Desde España con Amor

Gown - Ann Taylor (hereFan – Vintage Heirloom (Josephine Barry) Rose – Provided by J. Millers Flowers (hereHeels – Steve Madden ( 152 more words

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