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Spain's Wamos buys Thomas Cook retail business in Belgium

10-16-2019

Spanish travel company Wamos decided to acquire 62 of the 91 points of sale in Belgium owned by the bankrupt company Thomas Cook. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed, but it is already known that the Thomas Cook offices in Belgium from October 21 will start working under the sign of Neckermann and the management of Wamos Benelux.

Glorious solar-powered ‘supertrees’ accentuate Singapore’s 250-acre eco-tourism

10-16-2019

Singapore authorities said the 250-acre oasis created by the Republic’s National Parks Council as part of its redevelopment programme is an example of how the park can attract ecotourism to the region.

A burial of ancient cave bears found in the Urals

10-16-2019

Paleontologists from Yekaterinburg discovered a burial of ancient cave bears in the Urals. The remains are more than 30 thousand years old, said a senior researcher at the Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology of the Ural Department, the Russian Academy of Sciences, Pavel Kosintsev, cited by the Russian Geographical Society.

The conference "Natural Tourism: Global Challenge and the Discovery of Russia" has kick started

10-16-2019

The legal and practical side of ecological tourism will be the main topics at the II International Conference «Natural Tourism: Global Challenge and the Discovery of Russia», which began today at the Rosa Khutor ski resort. During the discussion sessions specialists will be able to share their knowledge and experience as well as discuss new public and legislative initiatives necessary for the sustainable development of ecotourism in Russia.

South Korean visitors to Japan down by half in August

10-16-2019

The data issued by Japan Government indicates that the number of South Korean visitors to Japan dipped 48.0 per cent in August 2019 from a year earlier, to 308,700 due to escalating tensions between the two neighbours over wartime history and trade policy.

There will be even more parks in European cities

10-16-2019

Researchers of European urban spaces and municipal officials try to make the cities of the Old World greener, more ecological and accessible.

Kenya eyes more tourists from Asia

10-16-2019

Kenya wants to increase the number of tourists that visit the East African country from Asia, as it will showcase its tourism products at the Internationale Tourismus Borse-Asia (ITB-Asia)-Singapore expo this week, an official has said. The expo will be held from 16 to 18 October at Marina Bay Sands and about 12 companies from Kenya are expected to represent the country.

UNWTO Regional Director suggests Kerala Tourism to focus on North East Asian markets

10-15-2019

During his visit to India’s Kerala State for attending United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s ( UNWTO ) annual executive training programme on ‘Tourism Policy and Strategy’, UNWTO-Asia/Pacific Regional Director Xu Jing suggested that the future of Kerala Tourism depends on how successfully it can penetrate the emerging source markets in North-East Asia including China, Japan and Korea.

Hotel operator Accor launches a new brand of environmental hotels

10-15-2019

By 2030, a network of about 300 hotels will appear in Europe, united by one ideology - reducing consumption and recycling products.

EBRD, UNWTO join forces to promote inclusive tourism

10-15-2019

The two institutions signed a MoU to achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the development of tourism.


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