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|December 03, 2014
What The Hobbit Means To New Zealand Tourism
Over 40 million international tourists choose their destination largely because of a film shot in that particular country. New Zealand has seen an unprecedented increase in the flow of fans and tourists to the country since filming wrapped on the The Hobbit Trilogy, with more tourists than ever before citing the popular films as an influencing factor when choosing New Zealand as a holiday destination. "Set-jetting" -- holidaying in countries and locations where films are shot -- is not a...
|October 29, 2014
Australia: Epic Private Journeys Hand-Crafts Amazing Trip Experiences For You
Australia is nearly as big as the continental United States and home to extraordinary wildlife, remote beaches and remarkable landscapes found nowhere else in the world. No one knows this wilder side of the land down under like Australian-based Epic Private Journeys, who call the vast Australian continent home. The team from Epic Private Journeys has explored the far-flung regions and hidden corners of this amazing country and brings travelers to areas such as Tropical North Queensland, the Nor...
|October 06, 2014
Malaysia - Winning The Hearts Of The World With Malaysian Cuisines
Malaysia has become known as a foodie hotspot in recent years. Within Malaysia you are able to find a blend of Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisines. Food is incredibly important to Malaysian culture and hospitality. When a Malaysian meets a friend, the first thing he or she will ask is "Have you eaten yet?". This is our Malaysian way to say "How are you?" Winning Awards And Accolades In Cuisines Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book publisher in the world, has listed Penang as the w...
|August 22, 2014
New Zealand Tops Virtuoso 'Hot List' For Growth
Travel consortia Virtuoso honours New Zealand at the top of their Hot List for biggest year-over-year growth. New Zealand tops the list by a wide margin with an increase of 196 percent growth year-on-year, second place Chile has an increase of 103 percent. Indonesia, Hungary and Hong Kong make up the rest of the top five. Virtuoso Senior Vice President, Consumer; David Kolner contributes the increase to several factors. "Fuelled by the popularity of the Lord of the Rings films, New Zealand ha...
|August 18, 2014
GTA Marks 30 Years In Asia With Charity Mount Fuji Climb
Eight of GTA's senior management team climbed Mount Fuji at the weekend to celebrate three decades since the company opened its first Asian office in Japan. The team marked '30 years in Asia' by planting a flag at the summit of Mount Fuji and in the country where it all began. Led by Martin Jones, Senior Vice President for Global Sourcing and Commercial Management, fellow senior leaders Tatsuo Masumoto, Andrew Hughes, Daryl Lee, Koksheng Sun, Marc Albert, Patrick Torres and Stuart Dale also u...
|August 14, 2014
The Islands of Tahiti & Partners Honored In 2014 Travel + Leisure's "World's Best List"
Bora Bora, Moorea and Raiatea in the Islands of Tahiti took three of the five spots in the "Top Islands" category in Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Awards" - the magazine's prestigious annual readers’ survey. The islands were honored in the Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region category. The Travel + Leisure 2014 World's Best Awards readers' survey reveals readers' favorite hotels, cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, car-rental agencies, spas, safari outfitters, and...
|August 14, 2014
Tasmania Launches World Leading Destination Program With More Than 700 Operators
More than 700 tourism operators in Australia today signed up for a new destination program aimed at positioning the state of Tasmania as one of the world's leading green tourism destinations. The initiative which is supported by the EarthCheck Evaluate program provides a unique opportunity for operators of all sizes to focus on delivering the perfect destination experience. The EarthCheck program will assist tourism operators to measure and track their environmental and social performance aga...
|July 17, 2014
Khiri Travel Wins PATA Grand Award For Heritage and Culture
Khiri Travel has won the 2014 PATA Grand Award for Heritage and Culture for its Banteay Chhmar Tented Camp initiative in a remote corner of Cambodia. The Grand Award is one of four 'best of the best' awards in the annual PATA Gold Awards. Banteay Chhmar is a neglected collection of late 12th century temple ruins in northwest Cambodia, a 3.5 hour 4WD drive from the Angkor ruins at Siem Reap. Guests stay in 'luxury' tents, enabling a natural, self-sustainable option for the community. Local ...
|April 14, 2014
Tahiti and Her Islands Inspires Visitors With Exciting Year-Round Events
Tahiti and her islands, the French Polynesian paradise situated in the southeast Pacific Ocean and spread over five large archipelagos, is gearing up to host a number of exciting events throughout 2014. The events present an opportunity for visitors to experience the vibrant Tahitian culture and join the locals in a celebratory festival atmosphere, ranging from competitive water sports, to art and cultural events, and even The World Pétanque Championships 2014. Spectators and competitors ...
|February 24, 2014
Bora Bora, Tahiti Named A Top Island In The World By TripAdvisor Travelers
The island of Bora Bora, one of the 118 islands and atolls that make up the Islands of Tahiti, was recognized as the number three island in the world in the "Top 10 Islands in the World" 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards. The Travelers' Choice "Top 10 Islands in the World" awards honor top travel spots worldwide based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. Award winners were determined based on the popularity of islands, taking into account travelers...
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