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Technology, Innovation Boost Cultural Tourism

Technology, Innovation Boost Cultural Tourism In an effort to advance use of innovation and cutting-edge technologies into cultural tourism practices, destinations and products, the International Seminar on Harnessing Cultural Tourism through Innovation and Technology will be held in Hamedan, Iran alongside the 40th UNWTO Affiliate Members... more ›
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VisitBritain Finds The Passions For Why We Travel

VisitBritain Finds The Passions For Why We Travel With buzz of a Royal baby coinciding with the event, the 2018 Destination Britain North America show got underway this week in Austin, Texas. Featuring more than 150 buyers, suppliers and media, including a Canadian contingency, the conference aims to increase travel to Britain through... more ›
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Welcome To The Evolution Of Retail Travel

Welcome To The Evolution Of Retail Travel About a year ago, Transat Distribution Canada's general manager, Nathatlie Boyer and its vice-president marketing & industry relations, Susan Bowman talked to Canadian Travel Press about the evolution of the retail travel business, so it seemed like a good idea to find out how the evolution... more ›
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Asia Pacific Posts Strong Results

Asia Pacific Posts Strong Results Foreign arrivals into Asia Pacific destinations continued to grow at better than the global average in 2017, reaching a record volume high of more than 646 million arrivals relative to 2016. According to the Annual Travel Monitor 2018 Final Edition (ATM) released by the Pacific Asia Travel... more ›
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UNWTO Reports Growth Continues

International Tourism Maintains Strong Momentum

UNWTO Reports Growth Continues The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reports that international tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first six months of 2018 following a record year of growth in 2017. All world regions enjoyed robust growth in tourist arrivals in January-June 2018. The increase was fuelled by strong demand from... more ›
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Going Local

Discovering Another Side Of Jamaica

Going Local After taking a winding road from Kingston high up into Jamaica’s lush Blue Mountains, I’m sitting in a 200-year-old Georgian style house about to taste coffee brewed from beans grown and harvested in the famed surrounding range, writes assistant editor, Ann Ruppenstein in this week's digital... more ›
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Exclusive – GANJA JOURNEYS

Is Cannabis Tourism A Viable Business Venture

Exclusive – GANJA JOURNEYS Like it or not, the legal retailing of cannabis in Canada is soon to get underway. As of Oct. 17, a whole new business sector based on cannabis sales through licensed outlets – with all the much-discussed pros and cons – will start operating across the country, reports Western editor, Ted... more ›
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Taking Care Of The Animals

Next Generation Travellers Opting Out Of Harmful Animal Activities

Taking Care Of The Animals Riding elephants, swimming with dolphins and taking selfies with wild animals, including tigers and sloths are all tourist activities that cause harm to animals. Yet most tourists have been taking part without knowing the effect it has on animals or ecosystems. These animals often suffer... more ›
Posted in News, Responsible Travel, Trends & Research

Charting The Course

Hawai'i Global Tourism Summit Tackles The Fundamentals

Charting The Course The Global Tourism Summit in Honolulu has just wrapped up and delegates are once again leaving the islands with the sense that the some of the solutions to the world's environmental woes rest in the Aloha state. A conference agenda heavy on tourism sustainabilty and cultural conservation... more ›
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Digital Transformation In The Spotlight

Digital Transformation In The Spotlight   Digital transformation in tourism was in the spotlight in Budapest, Hungary recently as the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) examined how investment in new technology provides the sector with opportunities for innovation as it celebrated World Tourism Day 2018. The... more ›
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