Tourism

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, approximately 405,000 tourist entries were recorded in September, 44 per cent more than during the same month last year.

From January to September this year, some 3.3 million tourist entries were recorded, as opposed to 2.917 million in the same period last year, an increase of 13 per cent.

A fuller picture will likely emerge with the publication of the October statistics, given the fact that the Jewish holidays typically fall in September and October.

Revenue from incoming tourism in September stood at $581 million.

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Approximately 20,800 tourist entries from the United Kingdom were recorded in September this year, 29 per cent more than September 2018.

Minister of tourism, Yariv Levin, commented: “September continues the upward trend in incoming tourism with impressive increases and monthly records broken.

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The World Travel & Tourism Council has saluted the Portuguese government for recognising the importance of the sector to the overall economy.

Making tourism a priority has resulted in the sector growing 8.1 per cent in 2018, contributing €38.4 billion to the nations economy.

Research conducted by WTTC shows that in 2018, €1 in every €5 euros in Portugal came from tourism.

Furthermore, the tourism sector grew by one of the highest rates in Europe and contributed one in five of all jobs in the country, further demonstrating the importance of the sector to the country.

Research also confirms the level of growth is the highest of any country in the European Union and significantly above the EU average of 3.1 per cent.

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WTTC research suggests the tourism sector employed 1.05 million people in Portugal, or 21.8 per cent of all jobs.

Portugal is also predominantly a holiday destination, attracting 85 per cent leisure seekers and 15 per cent business travellers.

Named Worlds Leading Destination by voters at the World Travel Awards last year, Portugal continues to attract millions of international visitors to its shores each year.

There has been strong growth from non-traditional markets such as the USA (up 21.8 per cent), Canada (up 21.3 per cent), China (up 16.8 per cent) and Brazil (up 13 per cent).

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The Myanmar government has introduced new regulations to facilitate easier access for tourists.

Tourists from six countries – Australia, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain and Switzerland – can now enter Myanmar with a visa-on-arrival at Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw airports.

Passport holders of those do not need pre-approval to travel, and can apply for a visa when they arrive, which will be granted instantly.

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The fee for the visa on arrival is US$50.

Japanese, South Korean, Hong Kong and Macau tourists were granted visa-free entry last year.
Indian and Chinese nationals from the mainland were also granted visas-on-arrival into Myanmar in a move to attract more Asian tourism into the country.

“We do hope that all these new regulations to ease access to Myanmar, will lead to more travellers from around the world to discover the unique Myanmar culture, nature and most of all the hospitality of the people,” saidRead More – Source

Tourism

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, approximately 405,000 tourist entries were recorded in September, 44 per cent more than during the same month last year.

From January to September this year, some 3.3 million tourist entries were recorded, as opposed to 2.917 million in the same period last year, an increase of 13 per cent.

A fuller picture will likely emerge with the publication of the October statistics, given the fact that the Jewish holidays typically fall in September and October.

Revenue from incoming tourism in September stood at $581 million.

ADVERTISEMENT

Approximately 20,800 tourist entries from the United Kingdom were recorded in September this year, 29 per cent more than September 2018.

Minister of tourism, Yariv Levin, commented: “September continues the upward trend in incoming tourism with impressive increases and monthly records broken.

“We are marketing Israel around the world in line with our innovative and market-focused strategy, and we are seeing the results. We continue to develop new markets, while working to maintain traditional markRead More – Source

Tourism

The World Travel & Tourism Council has saluted the Portuguese government for recognising the importance of the sector to the overall economy.

Making tourism a priority has resulted in the sector growing 8.1 per cent in 2018, contributing €38.4 billion to the nations economy.

Research conducted by WTTC shows that in 2018, €1 in every €5 euros in Portugal came from tourism.

Furthermore, the tourism sector grew by one of the highest rates in Europe and contributed one in five of all jobs in the country, further demonstrating the importance of the sector to the country.

Research also confirms the level of growth is the highest of any country in the European Union and significantly above the EU average of 3.1 per cent.

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WTTC research suggests the tourism sector employed 1.05 million people in Portugal, or 21.8 per cent of all jobs.

Portugal is also predominantly a holiday destination, attracting 85 per cent leisure seekers and 15 per cent business travellers.

Named Worlds Leading Destination by voters at the World Travel Awards last year, Portugal continues to attract millions of international visitors to its shores each year.

There has been strong growth from non-traditional markets such as the USA (up 21.8 per cent), Canada (up 21.3 per cent), China (up 16.8 per cent) and Brazil (up 13 per cent).

Tourism

The World Travel & Tourism Council Middle East & North Africa Leaders Forum is underway in Ras al Khaimah.

The forum, which is making its debut this year at the Al Hamra International Exhibition & Conference Centre in the most northerly of the United Arab Emirates, will bring together the chief executives and the leaders of the top tourism companies from across the region.

Also on hand will be tourism ministers and regional experts keen to discuss key issues the sector is facing in the region.

On the agenda are investment trends around visa facilitation, megaprojects and biometrics; the need for skill development and job creation; bringing climate and environment action to scale; and dealing with disruption and preparing for Read More – Source

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Korean Air will launch new flights to Clark, the Philippines, and Nanjing, China on October 27th.

The new routes will be followed by Zhangjiajie and Hangzhou, both in China, on October 28th.

From October 27th, Korean Air will operate the Incheon-Clark route seven times a week, Incheon-Nanjing route four times a week (Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday), and from October 28th, the airline will operate the Incheon-Zhangjiajie route three times a week (Monday/Wednesday/Saturday) and Incheon-Hangzhou route twice a week (Monday/Friday).

The Incheon-Clark route will depart from Incheon at 07:55 and arrive at Clark at 11:05 local time, while the return flight will depart Clark at 13:10 and arrive at Incheon Airport at 16:10.

The flight from Incheon to Clark takes about four hours and ten minutes.

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Clark is a resort town on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, which is about two hours by land from Manila, the capital.

The Puning Hot Springs and Subic Beach are well-known tourist destinations, and demand for tourism has been rising steadily recently.

The Incheon-Nanjing route is scheduled to depart Incheon at 10:40 and arrive at Nanjing at 12:10 local time, while the return flight will depart at 13:15 and arrive at Incheon Airport at 16:45.

The Incheon-Zhangjiajie route will depart Incheon at 19:20 and arrive at Zhangjiajie at 22:20 local time, while the return flight will depart at 23:30 and arrive at Incheon Airport at 03:40 the next day.

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The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah will host a spectacular live performance by Dua Lipa on Friday, November 15th.

Dua Lipa will wow crowds with a live concert on a purpose-built stage on the water at the stunning seafront destination, with an array of additional entertainment, food and beverage deals and free transport for show-goers.

Held in partnership with Live Nation, the event starts at 16:00 with a vibrant line-up of opening acts and entertainment at the Pointes West Side event arena.

Free shuttle buses will be available from various locations on Palm Jumeirah to transport guests to and from the Pointe from 16:00.

Restaurants offering special brunches and after-parties include Chalet Berezka, Chicago Meatpackers, Meshico, Asian District, Acappella, Ena, Kyo, Phantom House, Palapa, Tucano, Fat Chow, Mama Pho and Fitzroy.

The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah has treated music fans to live concerts by international and regional artists since its inauguration in December.

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The World Travel & Tourism Council Middle East & North Africa Leaders Forum is underway in Ras al Khaimah.

The forum, which is making its debut this year at the Al Hamra International Exhibition & Conference Centre in the most northerly of the United Arab Emirates, will bring together the chief executives and the leaders of the top tourism companies from across the region.

Also on hand will be tourism ministers and regional experts keen to discuss key issues the sector is facing in the region.

On the agenda are investment trends around visa facilitation, megaprojects and biometrics; the need for skill development and job creation; bringing climate and environment action to scale; and dealing with disruption and preparing for Read More – Source

Tourism

The World Travel & Tourism Council Middle East & North Africa Leaders Forum is underway in Ras al Khaimah.

The forum, which is making its debut this year at the Al Hamra International Exhibition & Conference Centre in the most northerly of the United Arab Emirates, will bring together the chief executives and the leaders of the top tourism companies from across the region.

Also on hand will be tourism ministers and regional experts keen to discuss key issues the sector is facing in the region.

On the agenda are investment trends around visa facilitation, megaprojects and biometrics; the need for skill development and job creation; bringing climate and environment action toRead More – Source