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DiscoverEU – 15,000 young people can prepare to set off on their travels around the EU this summer

WVNTR – Under the first round of the DiscoverEU initiative launched by the European Commission, more than 100,000 young people from all Member States applied during a two-week period which closed on 26 June at 12:00. The final list of winners was confirmed yesterday (27 June) in accordance with the award criteria announced. Commissioner for Education, […]

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Tech giant Tencent and Tourism Vancouver launch China marketing partnership

Tourism Vancouver’s new mobile city app is available to 1 billion users on WeChat, China’s largest social media network WVNTR – Tech giant Tencent and Tourism Vancouver launched a marketing partnership today to promote Vancouver to Chinese travellers. The multi-year partnership will see Tourism Vancouver gain preferred access to mobile tech, big data insights and […]

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Dubai Knowledge Park Fills Growing Demand From Chinese Vocational Students in the UAE’s Tourism Sector

WVNTR – With the number of Chinese tourists coming to Dubai growing, it has become increasingly important to train qualified talent to serve this emerging market segment – the number of visitors from China grew 12% in the first quarter of 2018, delivering 258,000 more tourists in comparison to last year, according to the Dubai […]

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Dubai looks to welcome 725,000 cruise visitors in the 2018/2019 season

WVNTR – Dubai Cruise Tourism, along with its partners DP World and Emirates Airline, has hosted a strategic familiarisation (FAM) trip for 100 top media and travel agents from Portugal and Spain. The trip forms part of the ongoing efforts of the recently formed Dubai Cruise Committee to raise the profile of Dubai as a […]

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Free UAE transit visa for tourists ‘good for economy’

The local economy will benefit from high tourist spending if transit flyers are given free visas, according to travel experts. Image CreditMEGAN HIRONS MAHON, Gulf News WVNTR – (GulfNews) – Dubai:  A new policy promising free limited visas to transit passengers could potentially allow visitors to stay in the UAE for nearly a week, and […]

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How to apply for Singapore visa

WVNTR – Thinking of visiting Singapore for vacationing or business? Read on! Singapore is a sovereign state located in Southeast Asia and is officially known as the Republic of Singapore. It lies in the southern tip of Malay Peninsula, 137 kilometres north of the equator. Singapore has many neighbouring countries including Thailand, Bangkok, Cambodia, Indonesia, […]

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2018 FIFA World Cup: Foreign visitors will spend over $1.6 billion in Russia

WVNTR – Russian economy is expecting to get a significant financial boost from an increased tourist flow during the FIFA World Cup, the Russian Ministry of Economic Development said. “According to our estimates, foreigners will spend over 100 billion rubles ($1.6 billion) during the World Cup in Russia,” Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin told […]

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