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South Korea Pledges Policy of Tourism Support for Developing Countries

By SW Associates, LLC | August 6, 2021
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The 19th  Session of the UNWTO General Assembly opened yesterday in South Korea. The Korea Times reported that Choe Kwang-shik, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism said that his country has…

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One Percent Sales Tax Earns Myrtle Beach +$25 Million for Tourism

By SW Associates, LLC | August 6, 2021
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In 2011, TripAdvisor rated Myrtle Beach, South Carolina the number one beach destination in the US. Google rated Myrtle Beach number two for the summer 2011 — no doubt a…

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Canada Faced with Visa and Security Challenges in Attracting Visitors

By SW Associates, LLC | August 5, 2021
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Canada is faced with some of the same challenges as the US in attracting more international visitors: tight visa restrictions and security concerns. As the Gazette in Montreal reported today,…

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New Tourism Destination on the Horizon – Libya?

By SW Associates, LLC | August 5, 2021
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Libya with 2000 kms of beautiful undeveloped coastline and some of the greatest archaeological ruins on the Mediterranean, it is not surprising that the UNWTO, Euromonitor,  Millennium & Copthorne Hotels,…

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Canada Launches New Federal Tourism Strategy

By SW Associates, LLC | August 5, 2021
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Canada has launched a new approach to developing tourism all across the country. The Government intends to implement a whole-of-government approach to enhance the federal government’s role as an effective partner with…

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Japan Giving Away 10,000 Air Tickets to Woo Travelers Back?

By SW Associates, LLC | August 5, 2021
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The Japanese has proposed (emphasis on proposed!) an interesting marketing strategy to attract visitors back to the country — give away 10,000 tickets to prospective tourists. The story has gone viral. Major…

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Tourism Australia Targets India with New 2020 Strategy

By SW Associates, LLC | August 5, 2021
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Tourism Australia reported today at the Australian Tourism Directions Conference in Canberra that the industry’s vision to double annual overnight tourist visitor spending to A$140 billion by 2020 remains firmly…

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New Tourism Law in Azerbaijan may expand Ministry’s Authority

By SW Associates, LLC | August 5, 2021
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Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.14 /T.Hajiyev / According to the Baku-based Trend News Agency, the Azerbaijani Culture and Tourism Ministry’s authority may be expanded with the adoption of a new law “On…

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New Tourism Strategy Coming for Northern Territory, Australia

By SW Associates, LLC | August 5, 2021
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The Government of the Northern Territory in Australia has just launched the development of a new tourism strategy for the State. The new Five Year Tourism Strategic Plan is expected…

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OECD and UNEP Publish Report for Policymakers on Climate Change and Tourism

By SW Associates, LLC | August 5, 2021
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The OECD and UNEP have just published “Climate Change and Tourism Policy in OECD Countries.” The Report estimates that global greenhouse gas emissions from tourism could double in 25 years.…

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Tourism failed to contribute to Zambia’s Economy, says President Sata

By SW Associates, LLC | August 5, 2021
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Last month, Opposition Leader Michael Sata was elected as Zambia’s next President. This past Friday, he opened Parliament and presented his Government’s plans and platforms. The Tourism Department has moved…

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Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism establishes Green Tourism Department

By SW Associates, LLC | August 5, 2021
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Egypt’s Ahram News just reported that the Ministry of Tourism is planning to emphasize and promote green tourism, particularly around Sharm el Sheikh. “Music” to this author’s ears – 23…

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