Japan steps up efforts to attract visitors from VN

March 4, 2015 11:37 am· Comments Off on Japan steps up efforts to attract visitors from VN 

HCM CITY, March 3 — A seminar to promote attractive destinations in Japan's Kanagawa Prefecture near Tokyo was held in HCM City Monday, with the participation of nearly 30 Vietnamese travel agencies.

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'Experience Western Visayas First' campaign boosts domestic tourism

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ILOILO CITY, March 3 — The Department of Tourism Region 6's “Experience Western Visayas First” promotional campaign has boosted the domestic tourist arrivals by 258,392 or 10.78 percent since it was launched about a year ago.

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Direct flight to link China's Guiyang with Tokyo

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GUIYANG, March 3 — A direct air route between Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, and Tokyo, capital of Japan, is expected to be launched in May, according to China Southern Airlines on Tuesday.

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Cebu’s major hotels saw high occupancy, profit jump in 2014

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CEBU CITY, March 3 — Major hotels in Cebu considered 2014 a banner year with high occupany and jump in profits because of Cebu's positioning as preferred destination for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibition (MICE) events.

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Dubai receives over 11-M tourists in 2014, 5.6% increase

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DUBAI, March 4 — The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) in Dubai said on Tuesday that Dubai received 11.6 million tourists in 2014, an increase of 5.6 percent over the previous year.

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(Roundup) Chinese tourists valued around the world

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BERLIN, March 4 — When the world's biggest travel trade fair ITB opens to the public in Berlin on Wednesday, a workshop on Chinese outbound tourism will be held in the German capital.

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China to unveil Silk Road tour at Berlin world tourism fair

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BERLIN, March 4 — Chinese exhibitors will promote tours along the famed Silk Road during the 49th Berlin International Tourism Fair (ITB), starting Wednesday.

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Charter flights to whisk Chinese tourists to heart of Shakespeare's country

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LONDON, March 4 — Britain's second biggest city, Birmingham, is rebranding its airport as Shakespeare's Airport to attract thousands of Chinese tourists to central England.

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School principals urged to give out only lead-safe Achievement Medals

March 4, 2015 11:35 am· Comments Off on School principals urged to give out only lead-safe Achievement Medals 

MANILA, March 3 — As the nation’s schools prepare for the graduation ceremonies this month, EcoWaste Coalition urged school principals to give out only non-toxic medals to their distinguished academic, athletic and cultural achievers.

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DPRK lifts Ebola quarantine

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PYONGYANG, March 3 — The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has removed quarantine measures against Ebola as from Tuesday, except for visitors from West Africa, the official KCNA news agency told Xinhua.

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