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  Volume: XXIV, Issue No. 05 October 16-31, 2014  


US business travel industry spends US$72.8b in Q2
_A Monitor Report Alexandria, VA : A leading travel industry forecast found business travellers spent an estimated US$72.8 billion on US-originated business travel during the second quarter of 2014, a 7.1 per cent year-over-year growth. This rise in spending comes despite a slight year-over-year reduction of -0.1 per cent in the total number of trips taken in the second quarter. Likewise, during the 2014 calendar year, group business trips - travel to business meetings or conferences_ are ex. More...
India seeks 12pc annual tourism growth
_A Monitor Report Bengaluru : Indian officials will be seeking a 12 per cent annual growth in tourism, in a bid to reach targets set by the government. Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism, has said that the Working Group on Tourism for the 12th Five Year Plan, set up by the Planning Commission, has recommended increasing India's share of ITAs to at least 1 per cent by the end of 12th Plan_ requiring an annual growth of about 12 per cent. "The tou. More...
UN online initiative launched on 25th Fall of the Wall anniversary
_A Monitor Report Berlin : Leading members of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Millennium Development Goals Advocacy Group launch a worldwide online initiative to commemorate the 25th Fall of the Wall anniversary In honour of the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Wall a light installation with 8,000 helium balloons will trace the former course of the wall in Berlin from November 7 to 9. In a large ceremony thousands of balloon patrons will release the balloons with personal messages into . More...
Indonesia to develop over 500 tourism villages in 2014
_A Monitor Report Jakarta : The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy for the Republic of Indonesia (MOTCE) has revealed plans to develop 561 tourism villages in 2014. The project will span 19 provinces and is designed to help visitors discover traditional life at local Indonesian villages, where residents maintain indigenous cultures and live just as their ancestors did centuries ago. Throughout 2014, MOTCE will improve facilities in more than 500 communities by developing tourism faciliti. More...
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