Austria sees steady growth of tourists from Asia

April 17, 2015 10:16 am· Comments Off on Austria sees steady growth of tourists from Asia 

VIENNA, April 16 — The number of Asian tourists visiting Austria has increased 140 percent since 2009 to reach 1.6 million visitors in 2014, the Austrian National Tourism Office (OeW) said in a press release on Wednesday.

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Santa Maria celebrates 4th Agri-Trade Fair

April 17, 2015 10:16 am· Comments Off on Santa Maria celebrates 4th Agri-Trade Fair 

By Robert Maico

SANTA MARIA, Laguna April 16 (PNA) — Santa Maria town is staging its 4th Marilag Festival, a four- day festivities from April 14-17 adopting the theme " Agri-turismo Paunlarin, Santa Maria Pagyamanin." (Developing Agri -Tourism for Santa Maria's Wealth)

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Gov. Padilla pledges salary for tourism project

April 17, 2015 10:16 am· Comments Off on Gov. Padilla pledges salary for tourism project 

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, April 16 — Governor Ruth Padilla here said she will set aside part of her own salary for the development of attractions at the Bangan Hill National Park (BHNP) in barangay Magsaysay.

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DOH-MIMAROPA holds second leg of Health Summit to promote MIMAROPA as safe tourist destination

April 17, 2015 10:16 am· Comments Off on DOH-MIMAROPA holds second leg of Health Summit to promote MIMAROPA as safe tourist destination 

By Leilani S. Junio

MALVAR, BATANGAS, April 16 (PNA) — The Department of Health – MIMAROPA (twin island-provinces of Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) ensured the health and safety of hotels and resorts in the region through the holding of the second leg of Provincial Health Summit dubbed as “Usapang Lokal Para Sa Kalusugan”.

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Samar now ready for summer tourism launch

April 17, 2015 10:16 am· Comments Off on Samar now ready for summer tourism launch 

CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, April 17 — A Grand Night with the Samar Sky kicks off the biggest summer fun launching in the region dubbed as “Summer sa Samar” on April 18, which will be followed by a three-day familiarization of the tourism-ready destinations for the local and national tri-media, travel bloggers and tour operators .

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Biri town wants NHC confirmation of found Spanish galleon anchors

April 17, 2015 10:16 am· Comments Off on Biri town wants NHC confirmation of found Spanish galleon anchors 

By Roel T. Amazona

BIRI, Northern Samar, April 16 (PNA) – The local government unit here wants National Historical Commission confirmation if the three anchors found in their town were indeed used by Galleon ships during the Spanish era.

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Thailand to launch roadshows to attract tourists during low-season period

April 17, 2015 10:16 am· Comments Off on Thailand to launch roadshows to attract tourists during low-season period 

BANGKOK, April 16 — Thailand will, beginning next month, launch a series of roadshows in the Middle East, South Africa and australia as part of the country's campaign to attract foreign tourists during the low-season period.

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Leading tourism experts discuss industry future in Madrid

April 17, 2015 10:16 am· Comments Off on Leading tourism experts discuss industry future in Madrid 

MADRID, April 17 — More than 1,000 leading experts on tourism from around the world met here at the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) to discuss issues related to the sector.

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Obama warns against Ebola complacency despite 'major progress'

April 17, 2015 10:13 am· Comments Off on Obama warns against Ebola complacency despite 'major progress' 

WASHINGTON, April 16 — Despite "major progress" in the fight against Ebola, U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned against complacency and said the goal now is to get to zero cases.

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Tumor-only genetic sequencing may mislead treatment for cancer patients: study

April 17, 2015 10:13 am· Comments Off on Tumor-only genetic sequencing may mislead treatment for cancer patients: study 

WASHINGTON, April 16 — Tumor-only genetic sequencing as currently employed by many doctors may misdirect treatment in a large fraction of cancer patients, U.S. researchers said Wednesday.

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