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  Volume: XXIV, Issue No. 15 March 16-31, 2015  


Sri Lanka Tourism, Tea Board in a Rs.1b tie up
-A Monitor Report Colombo : Sri Lanka Tourism promotions bureau (SLTPB) whose focus is to drive Sri Lanka as destination brand globally, has extended it's support to build Ceylon tea in each of the 47 key travel and tourism fairs by offering the facility of featuring a " tea bar" in every stall. The tie up is worth almost 1 bn rupees given that Sri Lanka tourism invest this value this year in its global drive to rev up the visitor arrivals which registered only a 7per cent growth in the month o. More...
ITB Berlin sets new records with increased trade visitors and business 'Diamond Award' for BTB's TVC
-A Monitor Report Berlin : Despite international crises and the risk of political conflict around the world, as the 2015 holiday season begins the economic prospects for the global travel industry could not be better for the months to come. As ITB Berlin, the world's largest travel trade show, closes its doors the conclusion is as follows: boosted by falling energy prices, reduced interest rates, low inflation and positive economic forecasts for the eurozone and North America, the travel indu. More...
China: The tourism source market of the future
-A Monitor Report Beijing : One in ten international trips begin in China and it follows that one in ten tourists are Chinese. That is reason enough to address travellers from this region directly. Speaking at the ITB Berlin Convention 2015, Stephen Chung, Overseas Sales and Marketing Director of adSage, a big advertising agency in digital and display marketing, said that "the number of tourists from China visiting overseas destinations is growing." According to Chung, family trips are particu. More...
Despite 14pc rise in visitor Bhutan remains unpolluted
-A Monitor Report Paro : Despite 14 per cent rise in visitor numbers Bhutan remains unpolluted. The former king is celebrating his sixtieth birthday, and that means a big party! To mark this day in honour of Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the country's fourth king, Bhutan has declared "Visit Bhutan Year 2015." And a king who back in the eighties formulated the concept of "gross national happiness" (as opposed to the gross national product) surely knows how to celebrate. "Celebrate Happiness" is als. More...
US crackdown on Chinese 'maternity tourism' in LA
Los Angeles (AFP) : US investigators launched dawn raids on March 3 on dozens of Los Angeles locations suspected of offering "maternity tourism" services for mostly Chinese mothers wanting to give birth in the United States. The raids targeted apartment complexes in the Irvine, Rancho Cucamonga, Rowland Heights and Walnut districts outside LA where the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says foreign clients are housed. The businesses, which advertised online, had names includi. More...
- Etihad launches Fast & Furious 777 aircraft in Los Angeles
- Emirates opens Los Angeles Airport Lounge
- Terminal 1 Expansion at Abu Dhabi International
- Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Security 2015 Forum in Bangkok to Discuss Oil Transportation Security in South Asian Waters
- Solar Impulse- Swiss solar powered plane flew over Bangladesh Thursday
- Emirates to restart flights to Baghdad from 1 March
- Canada wants Dhaka-Toronto direct air link
- Dhaka Regency Celebrated the Enchanting Valentine?s Day
- Sheer Joy of Shakrain, the kite festival
- India aims to achieve 1pc share of global arrivals this year
- Abu Dhabi named among top 10 destinations in 2015
- China is number one source of international tourists
- West Bengal Tourism reaching out to int?l tourism sectors
- Over 550,000 tourists spent more than $900m in Turkey in 2014
- Homestay programme gives authentic Indian-Myanmar experience in a remote region
- Record 56.4m tourists flocked to NY in 2014
- Cox?s Bazar-Teknaf Marine Drive to be completed by next year
- Watch World Cup Cricket 2015 matches live at Dhaka Regency
- Kabab and Paratha Festival on at Khazana Gulshan
- Hotels in London report 8.3pc RevPAR Increase
- UCBL card holders to get free int?l SIMs from WOWtel
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