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CORNERSTONE LAID FOR  THE SHELBY WHITE AND LEON LEVY LOD MOSAIC ARCHAEOLOGICAL CENTER  

CORNERSTONE LAID FOR THE SHELBY WHITE AND LEON LEVY LOD MOSAIC ARCHAEOLOGICAL CENTER

The cornerstone was recently laid for the Shelby White and Leon Levy Mosaic Archaeological Center which will hold the famous Lod mosaic, a world-class archaeological find. The center is being made ......
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Jamaica Conference to address the role of tourism in employment creation and inclusive growth  

Jamaica Conference to address the role of tourism in employment creation and inclusive growth

UNWTO, the Government of Jamaica, the World Bank Group and the Inter-American Development Bank will co-host a Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth on 
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Visit Jerash, Jordan, For Rome away from Rome!  

Visit Jerash, Jordan, For Rome away from Rome!

Close to the capital city of Jordan, Amman, lies the beautiful city of Jerash, a very popular must-do for tourists. Read More >>
Safety, Connectivity, Blocked Funds, ATM and Human Capital Top Agenda for Africa  

Safety, Connectivity, Blocked Funds, ATM and Human Capital Top Agenda for Africa

Kigali - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted five priorities which must be addressed for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits in Africa. These are:
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World Responsible Tourism Day  

World Responsible Tourism Day

WTM London Director Simon Press opened Wednesday’s World Responsible Tourism Day by reminding the audience that the focus this year has been on two key topics – overtourism and achievin......
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Day 1 Responsible Tourism  

Day 1 Responsible Tourism

The first panel session of the day explored tourism’s efforts to address its......
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UNWTO expresses confidence on tourism in Madagascar  

UNWTO expresses confidence on tourism in Madagascar

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai has visited Madagascar to express the Organization’s full support to the......
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CENTENARY OF THE BALFOUR DECLARATION EXHIBITION AT THE ISRAEL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES  

CENTENARY OF THE BALFOUR DECLARATION EXHIBITION AT THE ISRAEL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

The Centenary of the Balfour Declaration Exhibition, at the Israel Academy of Science and Humanities in Jerusalem, assembles historical documents texts and objects of a wide range of types and......
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Chef Marcel Ravin embarks on a new adventure: Monaco Explorations  

Chef Marcel Ravin embarks on a new adventure: Monaco Explorations

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco announced the resumption of scientific explorations with the Monaco Explorations research campaign. For three year......
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Paryatan Parv with Full of Activities Across The Country  

Paryatan Parv with Full of Activities Across The Country

Each day of the “Paryatan Parv” organised by the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with other Central ministries, State governments and Stakeholders from 5th&nbs......
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More than 5 Lakh people participated in The Paryatan Parv event across the country  

More than 5 Lakh people participated in The Paryatan Parv event across the country

Three week long “Paryatan Parv” a nation-wide celebration of Tourism organized by Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with other Central Ministries, State G......
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Louvre Abu Dhabi signs partnership with Etihad Airways  

Louvre Abu Dhabi signs partnership with Etihad Airways

Louvre Abu Dhabi, a universal museum on Saadiyat Island that exhibits art and artefacts, signed the first exclusive platinum partnership with Etihad Airways. Louvre Abu Dhabi will officially ......
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Tourism Authority of Thailand restructures Deputy Governor positions  

Tourism Authority of Thailand restructures Deputy Governor positions

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has restructured the seven Deputy Governor positions effective from 1 October, this year.   Read More >>
PARYATAN PARV OF M/O TOURISM BEGINS TODAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY  

PARYATAN PARV OF M/O TOURISM BEGINS TODAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY

‘Paryatan Parv’ of the Ministry of Tourism begins today across the country. The Parv is being inaugurated at the Humayun’s Tomb, Ne......
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Delhi Tourism celebrated World Tourism Day - 2017 with full fervor and enthusiasm  

Delhi Tourism celebrated World Tourism Day - 2017 with full fervor and enthusiasm

The World Tourism Day is marked and celebrated on 27th September with full enthusiasm and fervour among people of all communities around the globe.......
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CFO Heinz Lachinger Leaves Austrian Airlines in 2018  

CFO Heinz Lachinger Leaves Austrian Airlines in 2018

Heinz Lachinger, 50, the longstanding CFO and Member of the Extended Management Board of Austrian Airlines, will leave the company on his own request at the end of March 2018. The search for a succ......
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AirAsia Group CEO set to speak at next PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR  

AirAsia Group CEO set to speak at next PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes is set to speak at the forthcoming PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, hosted by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT).   Organised by the Ass......
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Headline news from ITB Berlin: Sustainability in tourism on the international agenda  

Headline news from ITB Berlin: Sustainability in tourism on the international agenda

The United Nations has proclaimed 2017 the 'International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development'. Under the aegis of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) the declared......
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World Tourism Day 2017 celebrated on the theme Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development    

World Tourism Day 2017 celebrated on the theme Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development

This year’s World Tourism Day, held on 27 September, will be focused on Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development. Celebrated in line with the 2017 International Year of Sustainable ......
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Discovering unique identities at PATAcademy - HCD  

Discovering unique identities at PATAcademy - HCD

Travel and tourism industry professionals have been learning the secrets of effective public speaking at a three-day Human Capacity Development workshop organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Associa......
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AirAsia X shares festive joy with Rohingya refugee children  

AirAsia X shares festive joy with Rohingya refugee children

In the spirit of sharing and giving, the management team and Allstars (employees) of AirAsia X Berhad visited Rohingya Community School in Kampung Cheras Baru, here earlier today to celebrate Hari ......
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UNWTO hosts meeting of global leaders on fighting sexual exploitation of children in tourism  

UNWTO hosts meeting of global leaders on fighting sexual exploitation of children in tourism

The Headquarters of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Madrid has hosted a meeting of experts to discuss measures the fight against child sexual exploitation in the tourism sector. The initi......
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PATA shares the secrets of storytelling with Maldives travel industry professionals  

PATA shares the secrets of storytelling with Maldives travel industry professionals

Travel industry professionals in the Maldives are now better placed to promote effectively this idyllic destination, thanks to the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).   The......
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UNWTO appoints the President of Malta as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development  

UNWTO appoints the President of Malta as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta, has been nominated as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The appointment took place......
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Lords Hotels and Resorts Observes World Blood Donors Day  

Lords Hotels and Resorts Observes World Blood Donors Day

India’s leading mid-market hospitality chain – Lords Hotels & Resorts observed World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) on 14th June across its hotels. As part of the initiative, the hotel chai......
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Five Years of Wonder at Gardens by the Bay  

Five Years of Wonder at Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore's horticultural-themed attraction renowned for its Supertrees and cooled conservatories, celebrates its fifth anniversary in June this year.  
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Minister of Railways Inaugurates 1st Indian Railways Human Resources Round Table Conference  

Minister of Railways Inaugurates 1st Indian Railways Human Resources Round Table Conference

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated Indian Railways' 1st HR Round Table Conference here today. Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital, Member Staff Shri Pradeep Kum......
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PATA Youth Symposium explores millennials and the future of tourism  

PATA Youth Symposium explores millennials and the future of tourism

The PATA Youth Symposium held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, welcomed 130 students, alumni and lecturers from various institutions from Sri Lanka, Australia and Macao SAR to discu......
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Qatar Airways and IATA Showcase Cabin Safety Best Practice  

Qatar Airways and IATA Showcase Cabin Safety Best Practice

IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference 2017     The IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference (COSC......
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New publication to help tourism industry meet UN Sustainable Development Goals  

New publication to help tourism industry meet UN Sustainable Development Goals

A pioneering publication designed to help the travel and tourism industry meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been launched at the PATA Annual Summit in Sri Lanka. ......
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Minister of Railways Releases Third Party Audit Report on Station Cleanliness  

Minister of Railways Releases Third Party Audit Report on Station Cleanliness

Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu released Third Party Audit Report on Station Cleanliness and Inaugurated Swachh Rail Portal. Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pr......
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Qatar Airways marked the successful conclusion of this year’s emergency exercise  

Qatar Airways marked the successful conclusion of this year’s emergency exercise

Qatar Airways marked the successful conclusion of this year’s emergency exercise, which has been dubbed ‘Delta Oryx 2017’. The emergency simulation consisted of a crash site in th......
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Star Alliance launches 20th Anniversary Mileage Competition  

Star Alliance launches 20th Anniversary Mileage Competition

To celebrate 20 years of connecting people and cultures, Star Alliance and its 28 member carriers today announced the launch of a worldwide competition whereby customers can share their favourite c......
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Celebrity Cruises launches the zenith of cruise ships Celebrity Edge  

Celebrity Cruises launches the zenith of cruise ships Celebrity Edge

It’s not often that you see a human rights activist and Nobel Laureate being associated with cruise ships. But, it’s not often that you see a cruise ship like 
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Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM) to host PATA Youth Symposium in Colombo  

Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM) to host PATA Youth Symposium in Colombo

The next PATA Youth Symposium is to be hosted by the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM). Organised by the Association’s Human Capital Development Committee, the Sy......
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Tourism stakeholders gather to support the development of the Western Silk Road  

Tourism stakeholders gather to support the development of the Western Silk Road

The city of Alexandroupoli, in Greece, has hosted the 1st International UNWTO Western Silk Road Workshop held on 26-27 April 2017. The event was jointly organized by UNWTO, the Ministry of Tourism ......
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UNWTO Commission for Africa analyses the potential of Chinese tourism in the continent  

UNWTO Commission for Africa analyses the potential of Chinese tourism in the continent

Attended by 21 tourism Ministers from the African continent, the UNWTO Regional Commission for Africa has become the best platform to discuss tourism trends in the continent and the potential that ......
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Tourism key for economic growth and diversification in the MENA region  

Tourism key for economic growth and diversification in the MENA region

Moderated by CNN Becky Anderson, the UNWTO/ATM Ministerial Forum concluded that the main priorities for the region include human resources development, public/private sector cooperation, connectivi......
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Etihad Airways to donate one dirham from every ticket sold in the UAE to Emirates Red Crescent  

Etihad Airways to donate one dirham from every ticket sold in the UAE to Emirates Red Crescent

Etihad Airways to donate one dirham from every ticket sold in the UAE to Emirates Red Crescent as part of year-long programme   • A380 engine decals to promote the UAE Yea......
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Al Ain Palace Museum Hosts World Heritage Day Celebrations  

Al Ain Palace Museum Hosts World Heritage Day Celebrations

In celebration of World Heritage Day, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA AD) and Al Ain Palace Museum present a variety of activities that reflect the rich heritage and culture of......
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Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of Tourism to support LCIcon 2022 in promoting tourism in India  

Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of Tourism to support LCIcon 2022 in promoting tourism in India

Lions Clubs International (LCI) - The Global Leader in Humanitarian Service. Announcing Lions Clubs International Convention LCIcon2022, which is being held For the First Time in India, in LIONS 10......
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Travind Institute organised convocation event for 2016-17 batch in Pune  

Travind Institute organised convocation event for 2016-17 batch in Pune

Pune-based Travind Institute of Travel and Tourism Management I.Pvt Ltd, which is an academic division of BTW Group of companies, recently organised a convocation event for the students of academ......
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The Dubai Government will issue its last paper transaction in 2021 - Crown Prince of Dubai  

The Dubai Government will issue its last paper transaction in 2021 - Crown Prince of Dubai

Crown Prince of Dubai :   •    No Paper Transactions for Dubai Government as of 2021   &......
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Ministry of Tourism to Host “Smart India Hackathon 2017” On 1-2 April, 2017 in Kochi  

Ministry of Tourism to Host “Smart India Hackathon 2017” On 1-2 April, 2017 in Kochi

The Ministry of Tourism will host the Grand Finale of “Smart India Hackathon” on 1-2 April 2017 in Kochi, Kerala featuring 53 teams comprising of 230 students from technology ......
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His Excellency Mr. Manjeev Singh Puri has assumed charge as Ambassador of India to Nepal  

His Excellency Mr. Manjeev Singh Puri has assumed charge as Ambassador of India to Nepal

His Excellency Mr. Manjeev Singh Puri has assumed charge as Ambassador of India to Nepal on 25th March, 2017. He will present his letter of credence to the Rt. Hon'ble President of Nepal Smt. B......
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Lords of Lightning – Frequency Rider to captivate visitors with electrifying Abu Dhabi show  

Lords of Lightning – Frequency Rider to captivate visitors with electrifying Abu Dhabi show

The world-famous performance, Lords of Lightning- Frequency Rider, is set to fascinate audiences with its......
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Tourism and economic growth under the spotlight at UNWTO and Arabian Travel Market  

Tourism and economic growth under the spotlight at UNWTO and Arabian Travel Market

Visitors to the MENA region will total 195 million by 2030, growing at a rate higher than the world average, according to figures by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).   T......
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Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Inaugurates The Creative Act  

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Inaugurates The Creative Act

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minis......
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Algeria kicks off 1st UNWTO Regional Capacity Building Programme on Tourism Statistics  

Algeria kicks off 1st UNWTO Regional Capacity Building Programme on Tourism Statistics

In the framework of the technical assistance that the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) provides to Member States, especially in their development of sound statistical systems, the People'......
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Treebo Hotels Recognised by World Record India for its Guest Delight Initiative - Treebo Hangouts  

Treebo Hotels Recognised by World Record India for its Guest Delight Initiative - Treebo Hangouts

In September, Treebo Hotels, India’s 3rd largest hotel chain, had announced the launch of an initiative called Treebo Hangouts. Under this initiative, Tr......
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..PATA Opposes USA Travel Ban..            

..PATA Opposes USA Travel Ban..

The Pacific Asia Travel Association has reiterated its commitment to the right to travel as stated in Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The association recognises that each c......
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Jordi Savall to recreate Music from Ibn Battuta's 14th Century Journey through India and China for Abu Dhabi Classic Concerts  

Jordi Savall to recreate Music from Ibn Battuta's 14th Century Journey through India and China for Abu Dhabi Classic Concerts

Award-winning Catalan composer Jordi Savall is returning to Abu Dhabi this month for two highly anticipated concerts as part of the Abu Dhab......
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Drunk Indonesian pilot got fired by Citilink Airlines.  

Drunk Indonesian pilot got fired by Citilink Airlines.

The pilot slurred his words during an in-flight announcement prior to the departure of the Surabaya-Jakarta flight on 28 December. Several passengers were alarmed and decided to disembark the aircr......
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Airlines to pay fine if planes drop human waste during flight  

Airlines to pay fine if planes drop human waste during flight

Airlines will be penalised if they empty toilet tanks during flight, the green panel ordered on Tuesday. National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the country’s aviation regulat......
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Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Takes a Bite Out Of the Big Apple with Its First North American Property and Its First Urban Hotel   

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Takes a Bite Out Of the Big Apple with Its First North American Property and Its First Urban Hotel 

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is delighted to announce the brand’s long-anticipated debut in the United States with the opening of, Six Senses New York, a luxury hotel being developed by HFZ......
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World’s first discovery about early use of stone age tools made in Jordan !  

World’s first discovery about early use of stone age tools made in Jordan !

The research team from UVic and partner universities in the US and Jordan has found the oldest evidence of protei......
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Everything you Need to know about  

Everything you Need to know about "Dali at the Port" Exhibition

The exhibition "Dali at the Port"  presents hundreds of original works of Salvador Dalí over 1100 square meters including paintings, sculptures, drawings, jewelry and photogra......
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Six Senses Appoints Henry Gray as Vice President, Operations – Hotels and Resorts  

Six Senses Appoints Henry Gray as Vice President, Operations – Hotels and Resorts

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is pleased to announce the appointment of Henry Gray to the role of Vice President, Operations – Hotels and Resorts. No stranger to Six Senses’ philosophy......
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Rare Frescoes From Roman Period Discovered In Hebrew University Excavations At Zippori In The Galilee  

Rare Frescoes From Roman Period Discovered In Hebrew University Excavations At Zippori In The Galilee

  New finds contribute significantly to research of Roman art in Israel: Provide first evidence of figurative images in wall paintings at the site, and precede earliest mosaics discove......
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Israeli Discoveries And Innovations That Changed The World  

Israeli Discoveries And Innovations That Changed The World

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South Africa declared Best Adventure Tourism Destination at the 10th Today’s Traveller Awards  

South Africa declared Best Adventure Tourism Destination at the 10th Today’s Traveller Awards

  ~Reinforces its position as the ultimate paradise for adrenaline lovers ~   South African Touris......
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 The Afghanistan Quagmire: Time For An Exit Strategy  

The Afghanistan Quagmire: Time For An Exit Strategy

Article by : Alon Ben-Meir    Two weeks ago, President Obama announced that the US will draw down its troops in Afghanistan......
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 Turkey’s Elected Dictator  

Turkey’s Elected Dictator

Image Copyright : refrl.org Article by : Alon Ben-Meir   Even before the failed military coup,......
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South African Consulate & Smile Foundation celebrate ‘Mandela Day’ in Mumbai on 18th July!!  

South African Consulate & Smile Foundation celebrate ‘Mandela Day’ in Mumbai on 18th July!!

The foreign diplomats & children of Smile Foundation paint the classrooms of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad School at Dharavi (Mumba......
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UNWTO addresses the impact of new technologies on the tourism sector in Japan  

UNWTO addresses the impact of new technologies on the tourism sector in Japan

Over 400 participants from 26 countries gathered in the city of Nara, Japan, to discuss the impact that new technologies are having on the tourism sector and how these can help the sector to fu......
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Bernie Sanders And The French Initiative  

Bernie Sanders And The French Initiative

Article by : Alon Ben-Meir    Following the 2016 US presidential elections, the next administration must adopt a new and realistically balanc......
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Indian Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Promises to Plant 50 Million Trees  

Indian Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Promises to Plant 50 Million Trees

Railways minister Suresh Prabhu addressing a World Environment Day (5 June) function at the India Islamic Center in New Delhi said a single day as World Environment Day was not enough and populatio......
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Six Senses Fiji to Open in 2017  

Six Senses Fiji to Open in 2017

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is delighted to announce the latest project in the group’s expanding portfolio in the island country of Fiji. This small archipelago in the South Pacific is com......
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Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) elects new Executive Board  

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) elects new Executive Board

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the election of Andrew Jones, Guardian - Sanctuary Res......
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National Plan Launched to Excavate the Judean Desert Caves  and Rescue the Dead Sea Scrolls  

National Plan Launched to Excavate the Judean Desert Caves and Rescue the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Israel Antiquities Authority, in cooperation with the Heritage Project in the Ministry of Jerusalem Affairs, and together with the Minister of Culture and Sport, MK Miri Regev, is promoting a n......
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The Global Crisis Of Leadership  

The Global Crisis Of Leadership

Article by - Dr. Alon Ben-Meir   A question often raised is: are leaders a reflection of their time, or are they individuals who rise to an......
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New Exhibition To Open At the Tower Of David Museum  

New Exhibition To Open At the Tower Of David Museum

The exhibition “The Camera Man – Women and Men Photograph Jerusalem 1900-1950”, that will open at the Tower of David Museum May 26-December 12, 2016, will focus on the major photo......
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Why The Brussels Attack Was All But Inevitable  

Why The Brussels Attack Was All But Inevitable

  Article by - Alon Ben-Meir The horrific attacks in Brussels by terrorists affiliated with ISIS that claimed the lives of 35 people and injured m......
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Jamaican ministry of tourism has set forth it's strategy for future tourism growth  

Jamaican ministry of tourism has set forth it's strategy for future tourism growth

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has given detailsfor tourism growth to the new board of directors of key agencies in the ministry, five pillars on which the ministry and its agencies will seek ......
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Guyana in works for a tourism policy  

Guyana in works for a tourism policy

The draft National Tourism Policy (NTP), which is being examined by the applicable partners, will turn into an open record soon. Executive General of the Ministry of Tourism, Donald Sin......
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Caribbean Tourism taking strides to revitalise the tourism sector  

Caribbean Tourism taking strides to revitalise the tourism sector

The Caribbean tourism bounce back, tourism specialists inside of the district are focusing  to make their next vital move on upgrading the nature of their item, and adding to a solid society o......
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Providing boost for tourism for the Sultanate of Oman  

Providing boost for tourism for the Sultanate of Oman

Tourism’s contribution to the Sultanate’s economy and government’s plans for the sector’s further development were among the highlights of the Minister of Tourism’s st......
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UNWTO and China organize First World Conference on Tourism for Development  

UNWTO and China organize First World Conference on Tourism for Development

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Government of the People’s Republic of China will organize the First World Conference on Tourism for Development in Beijing on 18-21 May 20......
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Thomas Cook India to launch advance model of clicks and bricks  

Thomas Cook India to launch advance model of clicks and bricks

Thomas Cook India has revealed the progress of its so-called clicks & bricks model provides customers , which aims to serve the needs of India’s second and third tier cities with technolo......
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