Sunday, 26 October 2014

Reunion Island uses “the scents of paradise” to market the island in Germany


download (4)Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) is, before the end of the month, sending 700 fragrance boxes to travel agents across Germany to draw attention to the exotic French Indian Ocean island under their latest marketing offensive. The agents were selected for having attended road shows, visiting the Reunion Island stand at tourism trade fairs, attending marketing seminars and online training sessions, and participating in educational tours/fam trips to Reunion Island.


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Seychelles to re-tweak its marketing approach to stimulate growth


download (3)Today, the new ethos of a marketing destination is prone to aggressive strategies allowing brands to solidify their images. It is apparently no secret that a huge marketing budget is the tool to keeping up with aggressive marketing and promotion splurges. 


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Leading international associations to attend EIBTM


20141023-2203_mA new initiative launched for the Association Sector by EIBTM has garnered support from the industry across the world and attracted a global representation of Buyers who are now registered to attend EIBTM 2014. My Association | My Club was announced in the summer to give a more flexible option to an Association Planner’s business and networking agenda at this year’s event in Barcelona from 18-20 November.


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Kassav is in Seychelles!


download (2)Seychelles International Airport became the perfect scene for crowd watchers on the lookout for legendary Kassav’s songstress, Jocelyne Beroard, as she landed in the tropical heat of the Seychelles archipelago. It’s been more than twenty years, since Jocelyne, Jacob, and the rest of the band bid farewell to their fans in the Seychelles.


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Reunion Island celebrates Diwali


20141024-2320_mReunion Island will be celebrating the 25th Deepavali, the Festival of Light. The event is of Hindu origin and symbolizes the transition from darkness to light. For 10 days every year, the vibrant colors of India illuminates the entire Reunion Island in a festival of song, dance, poetry, and food.


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Ireland in the List of Top Five Countries to Visit In 2015


Tourism IrelandIn the annual ‘Best in Travel’ list published by global tourism guide Lonely Planet, Ireland is in fifth place in the Top 10 Countries to visit in 2015.


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New Zealand tourism benefited by Chinese TV show


Tourism-New-ZealandNew Zealand was selected as the only destination outside of Asia in the second season of Dad, Where Are We Going?, with two episodes dedicated to New Zealand.

 
Tourism New Zealand boss Kevin Bowler says the value of this type of exposure is hard to measure.


Saturday, 25 October 2014

Conde Nast Traveler recognizes Corinthia Hotel London with 2014 Readers’ Choice Award as one of the top 25 hotels in Europe


20141022-2218_mCondé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 27th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Corinthia Hotel London recognized as the twenty-fourth of the top twenty-five hotels in Europe, with a Readers’ Rating score of 90.097. The flagship of Corinthia Hotels, the award-winning London property has been consistently rated among the city’s finest 5-star luxury hotels since it opened three years ago.


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Thai Official Uses Military Rule To Attract Tourists


Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is promoting martial law, in force across the Kingdom, in a campaign as a guarantee of safety for tourists.

 
Tawatchai Aranyik, the Director of TAT, in an interview with the Thai Rath newspaper, translated by the Khao Sod news website, unveiled the “24 Hours Enjoy Thailand” campaign in which TAT promotes Thailand as safe for tourists because martial law is in force, so tourists can be sure that they will be safe all day and night.


Grand Parc du Puy du Fou – a history of sustainability


20141023-1912_mAttracting more than 1.5 million visitors per year, Puy du Fou is an historical theme park in Les Epesses located in the Vendée region of Western France. The park is divided into five separate village attractions with shows that feature volunteer actors and actresses from local villages.


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Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery wins two global awards at World Health Tourism Congress


Burjeel HospitalBurjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, part of VPS Healthcare Group, received the Specialty Hospital of the Year award; while its CEO Dr. Shajir Gaffar was honored with the Hospital CEO of the Year award at the three-day event of the ninth edition of World Health Tourism Congress,, which took place at Mohammed bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre in Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) recently.


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Classic cars to the First Beach Holiday Resort at Hua Hin Automobile Concours 2014


20141024-1907_mCentara Grand Beach Resort&Villas Hua Hin, together with Dr. Prachin Eamlumnow, president and CEO of Grand Prix International Co. Ltd., Prachuab Khirikhan, Petchaburi, Hua Hin Municipality, and with support from select five-star hotels in Hua Hin, will be organizing the 12th edition of the Hua Hin Automobile Concours 2014 to celebrate the 87th birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.


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Gwyneth Paltrow and Heston Blumenthal to Show Up At Tourism Event in Tasmania


tourism tasmania logoActress Gwyneth Paltrow and celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal are expected to attend at a tourism event in Hobart next month.

 
Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art is hosting 80 of the world’s most influential food writers and 200 leading chefs for the Restaurant Australia gala dinner.


Top 10 Countries for Next Year’s Vacation


Lonely PlanetIn a new ranking released by Lonely Planet, Singapore has been rated the top country to travel to next year with the travel guide arguing a host of events taking place in the country in 2015 pushed it to the top of the list.


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