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Tourism opportunities, challenges highlighted at Laos event

Tourism opportunities, challenges highlighted at Laos event

PAKSE, Laos – The 2011 Mekong Tourism Forum ended on Saturday in Laos’ southern city of Pakse, with industry experts highlighting opportunities for growth, but also the need for better management to avoid negative impacts. Chairman of global tourism consultants Horwath HTL, Robert Hecker, said in his keynote address on the closing day that planning […]

Travel industry leaders and buyers to meet at China summit

Travel industry leaders and buyers to meet at China summit

GUANGZHOU, China – The 2011 China Business Travel Summit will bring together some of the world’s and China’s most influential travel industry leaders and Chinese corporate travel buyers to discuss core issues affecting business travel. TravelDaily ( www.traveldaily.cn ), China’s leading online publisher and event organizer with emphasis on distribution, marketing, and technology in the travel […]

Istanbul: The Capital of Shopping

Istanbul: The Capital of Shopping

Named the best travel destination of 2010 by readers of The New York Times, Istanbul continues to shine in the spotlight. With over 90 new shopping centers and an abundance of street vendors, Istanbul is quickly becoming the shopping capital of the world. From March 18th through April 26th, the city will come alive for […]

Expectations were high from the results of NY Times Travel Show

The New York Times Travel Show ended last  Sunday afternoon.  Although some industry professionals were not happy with their performance many participants  said to have high expectations from the results of the show. Travel Show at the Javits Center started on Friday, February 25 for travel professionals.  A number of seminars were held for travel […]

Tourists Explore Regional Cuisines

Tourists Explore Regional Cuisines

(NewsUSA) – For many travelers, cultural immersion no longer means walking tours to monuments or through art museums. Instead, tourists seek to satisfy their stomachs along with their wanderlust. So-called “food vacations” are on the rise. According to one 2007 study, 27 million Americans included culinary activities as part of their travel plans between 2004 […]