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tourism 3 2Tourism sector has yet to realise its potential in India,especially,when it has so much to offer which is uniquely Indian.The Govt. is also receptive to public private partnership in strengthening and building state of the art infrastructure. and professional cadre to service the tourist. The recent initiative of visa on arrival for 43 countries is indicative of the Govt.’s resolve to move in the direction of Tourism promotion.Segments like Business,Leisure and special categories of tourism like Medical tourism,Sports tourism,Hallmark events,heritage destinations & attractions,ethnic tourismetc. are now being looked at separately with due emphasis on each category. While Hospitality sector always had large groups/MNCs players,the Tourism sector essentially has fragmented participants or smaller scale operators.Large groups,only of late have shown keen interest in multi destination presence and investing in developing virgin spots as product development initiative,Even large projects like huge convention centre at Hyderabad are drawing interest from large groups. The promotional aspect such as large special events generating huge foreign tourist on the lines of Dubai shopping festival could be distinct possibility in near future.On the domestic side Kumbh Mela is a regular feature.. The potential for development of Tourist spots like Beaches,Mountainside,Village tourism,Hallmark sports events like Olympics,Ski Resorts,Disney like Destination,Medicities,Yoga & meditation centers deserves attention from all stakeholders and realisation is there now.The intent needs to be operationalised now.

As per business intelligence shared by the Belgian Statistical Office, tourism is doing very well in the country. Both the Walloon as well as the Flemish region have seen steady growth in room booking numbers at 5 and 7 percent respectively. But the highest growth has been clocked at Brussels, with double digit figures at 10 percent. Both business travelers as well as leisure tourists are common in Brussels. But it is the latter that is causing the main hike, as the former was already a substantial presence. Among inbound travelers, those from France and the USA make up the highest numbers, but it has also been boosted by tourists form India, Taiwan and Japan. The biggest advantage the city has as yet, is that is isn’t a mass popular destination like say Paris or Barcelona.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/belgian-tourism-reported-positive-numbers-news11136

Uploaded Date:11 September 2019

Greenland plans to focus more on its tourism. For this purpose, its two airports are set for expansion by the year 2023. The frequency of direct flights from the USA and Europe can thus be increased. However, there are environmental fears to such business innovations. Climate change has already compromised a significant part of the ice, which is now thawing quicker than at any point before. The native inhabitants have also faced increased challenges to their livelihoods, with hunting area being threatened due to rising temperatures. Tourism would also contribute to increased carbon dioxide emissions, thereby causing havoc to the world’s second largest ice sheet.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/greenland-tourism-to-get-more-investments-news11139

Uploaded Date:29 August 2019

Unlike Paris where the company is thriving, Uber is facing flak, and even being banned in several other European cities. Barcelona, Budapest, Sofia and Frankfurt are just four of the prominent names. The whole of Denmark and Turkey have done likewise. In London, something to this extent was initiated, but later withdrawn. Even outside Europe, the American transportation giant faces much flak. One such country in Australia, where the Northern Territory has enforced a complete ban on Uber, due to issues surrounding its licensing fee. In China, it is the local giant Didi Chuxing that rules the roost, not allowing for Uber to prosper. Several business innovations have been launched by Uber, the world over to tackle this seemingly declining popularity. One such is the Jump service, introduced in Paris. North America has not remained untouched by these trends. The city if Vancouver in Canada, and most of the state of Oregon, do not allow for the presence of Uber cabs.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/many-cities-around-the-world-banned-uber-news11032

Uploaded Date:29 August 2019

The first ever certified International Tourism Academy is set to be inaugurated in the Portuguese city of Estoril by the year 2023. This academy has been certified by the UN WTO (World Tourism Organization). It will also include a management training centre for the UNWTO, plus two tourism schools, a hotel to help those students find internship opportunities and a residence for their accommodation as well. The two schools in it will be the Portuguese Tourism School and the ESHTE (Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies). There will also be a branch in the former Portuguese colony of Macau, named as the Institute of Tourism Studies.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/tourism-academy-to-open-in-2023-news11145

Uploaded Date:26 August 2019

With tourism on the way back in Egypt, there are signs of economic revitalization. Inbound tourism had declined post the Arab Spring in 2011, but now foreign visitors are returning here. As per tourism consulting body, the WTTC (World Travel and Tourism Council), tourism’s contribution to Egypt’s GDP went up by 16.5% in 2018. This economic progress however, comes at a cost for the local environment, which is seeing increasing pollution. The Red Sea offers more inexpensive delights for a number of European visitors in comparison to the Caribbean. The turquoise waters have been flooded with human and plastic waste, rendering much danger to the health of the corals.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/tourism-threatens-the-coral-reefs-ot-the-egyptian-coast-news11045

Uploaded Date:26 August 2019

One of the most sought- after tourist destinations in the whole of Africa, is Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania. Tens of thousands of hikers visit the country each year for scaling the highest peak on the continent. One of the new initiatives the government of Tanzania is taking up, in order to boost tourism, is the deployment of a cable car connection to the Shira Plateau, which is about two- thousand metres short of the summit. Plans are afoot to thus double the inbound tourism numbers through this initiative. This plan is not without its glitches though. Tanzania plans to emulate South Africa, that did similar work on the Table Mountains. The main opposition comes from the local mountain dwellers, as thousands are directly employed on tourism jobs related to scaling the peak. They work as guides, cooks and as porters. Once the cable car is done, few foreign visitors will then have the urge to go allthe way, using local help.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/tanzanian-tourism-to-build-kilimanjaro-cable-car-news11059

Uploaded Date:21 August 2019

The boycott by the GCC countries really hurt the tourism potential of Qatar.The inbound tourism numbers have now reduced to less than a million in 2018. The authorities though are putting on a brave fight, trying to remain unfazed. Qatar is trying out innovative means to come out on top in terms of the overall tourism experience. As per the marketing research initiative titled the Guest Experience Report, Price cuts at five- star properties have also been announced by the National Tourism Council of Qatar.Cultural heritage is another key draw with sites such as the Barzan Towers, Al Zubarah and the Al Koot. There are several museums and art galleries as well. Another major draw is the upcoming FIFA World Cup in 2022.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/qatars-tourism-focusing-on-development-news11077

Uploaded Date:20 August 2019

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