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Algeria's tourism development strategy "Horizon 2025"
05.06.2024 AlgeriaTourBusiness

As the largest country in the Mediterranean region and the second largest in Africa, Algeria has vast wilderness areas, and visitors to the country can explore the picturesque coastline stretching some 1,200 km, travel into the magnificent Sahara Desert and discover the ancient traditions and culture of the diverse peoples who call this North African country home.


Although many who visit

Europe's third largest operator goes bankrupt

European tour operator FTI Touristik, considered the third largest tour operator in Europe and "too big to fail", has filed for insolvency in the court Munich.


Some customers' expected trips are likely to be cancelled, and those already on holiday may have their trips cut short.


The group owns several travel companies, and while the FTI Touristik brand will take an immediate

Tanzania will welcome 100 travel agents from around the world

From May 20 to 23, Tanzania will host the first conference of the International Tourism Summit in Africa and a B2B business networking event to strengthen relations between international travel agents and local tour operators.


Alice Manupa, CEO of African Queen Adventures, one of the organizers of the summit, believes that this revolutionary conference will not only be a first for the

Cybercrime on the rise in the hospitality industry
20.03.2024 TourBusiness

Cybercrime is becoming an ongoing threat in the hospitality industry, with online fraudsters becoming increasingly sophisticated in their tactics to infiltrate businesses, according to FEDHASA National Chair Rosemary Anderson.


Natasha Parry, CEO, SATIB Insurance Brokers, told Travel News that it has noticed an overall increase in the frequency and sophistication of malware attacks in the

G Adventures Expands Geluxe Collection

Following the successful launch of the Geluxe collection last November, G Adventures has expanded the collection to 17 new destinations including Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Iceland, Ireland, India, Kenya, Portugal, Spain, Tanzania and Turkey, among others.


From chimpanzee trekking in Tanzania and visiting the vineyards of the Douro Valley in

White Island tour operators fined

Tour operators, booking agents and private owners organizing tours to the Isle of Wight/Whakaari, 50 km from the North Island, New Zealand, 9 December 2019 - the day a volcano exploded on the island, killing 22 people and injuring 25 - were fined approximately US$13 million by a Wellington court on Friday 1 March.


In 2020, 13 individuals and companies were charged with failing to implement

Zanzibar Tourism Minister resigns over beer shortage

The Minister of Tourism and Cultural Heritage of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar resigned after a shortage of alcohol in the country caused beer prices have risen by almost 100%.


Although Simai Mohamed Said's resignation is officially cited as "poor working conditions", it is believed to be related to his dissatisfaction with the government's handling of alcohol shortages. especially

TAT held the "2024 Thailand Amazing Product Update" in Indonesia

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently held the "Amazing Thailand Product Update 2024" in Indonesia's two largest cities - Jakarta and Bandung – as part of the strategic direction to provide a platform for Thai and Indonesian tourism industry professionals to discuss business and establish partnerships.


At an event held in Bandung on January 18 and Jakarta on January 19, attended

Caruso Creations in the capital of Vientiane and Luang Prabang province

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A visit to Caruso's workshop in Vientiane is an immersion into a wonderful world. Designers and craftsmen will show you the various stages of production of the most authentic Laotian know-how, silversmiths, sculptors, turners in the service of absolute beauty. The tour ends in the exhibition hall, where the entire Caruso universe is presented: ebony vases, jewelry,

Smart City Ellinikon will transform Athens

Built on the site of the former Athens airport, Ellinikon is attracting international attention and could be an opportunity for golden visa investors.


The Ellinikon is the largest real estate project in Europe, according to The Standard. It will be a smart city three times the size of Monaco, covering an area of ​​6,200 square kilometers on 3.5 kilometers of coastline. The complex will

TAT has partnered with HBO to film the third season of “White Lotus” in Thailand

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is proud to announce that Thailand will be the filming location for the third season of the HBO anthology series The White Lotus. , which received an Emmy Award. Filming is scheduled to begin in February in Bangkok, Phuket and Samui.


TAT collaborated with HBO to film and promote the third season of White Lotus in Thailand, which stars Leslie Bibb, Jason

Guides play a key role in sustainable development

The travel and tourism industry has been forced to acknowledge the worsening impacts of climate change and efforts are now focused on minimizing these impacts to create a sustainable industry.


Tour guides, although often overlooked in conversations about essential industry-wide environmental transformation, are at the forefront of travel, with the ability to actively influence travelers

Tourism Malaysia & Perodua in a 3-Year Team-Up to Co-Promote and Boost Tourism

In a monumental partnership poised to Tourism Malaysia and Perodua inked a 3-year memorandum of collaboration (MoC) to co-promote tourism in Malaysia.


This collaboration will take effect from 2024 to 2026. It is built on a foundation of mutual commitment to advancing Malaysia's tourism sector, facilitating accessibility, and enhancing the overall tourist experience.


The MoC seeks

Qatar Tourism launches the all-new ‘Hayyakum Qatar’ campaign

Qatar Tourism has launched a brand-new campaign featuring Qatar’s diverse attractions and event line-up that is set to make the most of Qatar’s renowned winter season.


The ‘Hayyakum Qatar’ campaign has been launched Out-of-Home and on social and digital platforms. The campaign highlights four main angles: Here’s to Your Joy, Here’s to Your Gatherings, Here’s to Your Laughter, and Here’s

TOURISM MALAYSIA TAKES PART IN THE TASHKENT INTERNATIONAL TOURISM FAIR

As part of efforts to promote Malaysia to the Uzbekistan market, Tourism Malaysia took part in the Tashkent International Tourism Fair “Tourism on the Silk Road”, which was held from November 15 to 17, 2023 at UzExpoCenter, Tashkent.


Eight Malaysian companies headed by Mr. Edzuar Zar Ayob Azari, Senior Deputy Director of the Department of International Tourism Promotion of Malaysia (America/

MMPRC partners with Surf Session and Killian Guerin to promote the Maldives as a leading surf destination

Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC/Visit Maldives) has partnered with Surf Session, a media platform dedicated to surfing. An exciting discovery tour and digital campaign was carried out to promote Maldives as a leading surf destination in the French market. The digital campaign ran across social media and the Surf Session website.


The first part of the campaign

Bermuda Tourism Authority and International Air Transport Association (IATA) launch partnership

The Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which accounts for 83% of global air travel, are pleased to announce an innovative partnership to ignite passion for aviation careers and create a vibrant community of first-class air transport navigators . This sought-after initiative expands professional skills to meet the rapidly evolving needs of the

Discover Aboriginal Experiences Welcomes Five New Members

Mabu Buru Tours and Kimberley Culture Adventures in Western Australia; Budj Bim Cultural Landscape Tourism in Victoria; Southern Cultural Immersion in South Australia; and Jarramali Rock Art Tours in Queensland have joined Discover Aboriginal Experiences, a collective of quality, authentic Aboriginal-led tourism offerings. Mabu Buru Tours organizes some exciting activities around Broom/Rubibi, while

TAT completes the second edition of the “The One for Nature” campaign

Tourism Authority Thailand (TAT) has completed the second edition of “The One for Nature” with a series of responsible tourism initiatives online and on-site, which highlight Thailand's commitment to valued and sustainable tourism experiences, following the success of the campaign's first edition in 2020.


In its second edition, The One for Nature campaign invited environmentally

HKTB partners with Guangdong and Macau tourism offices to launch new tourism brand in Greater Bay Area

Hong Kong Tourism Board Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism Guangdong and the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) have jointly launched a new tourism brand promotion for the Greater Bay Area (GBA).


The campaign began on October 19 with GBA's first large-scale overseas promotional event since the pandemic in Bangkok, Thailand, under the theme

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