Sri Lanka Tourism reveals 2016 Strategic Marketing Plan

The tourism industry of Sri Lanka is poised for growth to achieve sustainable development phase within the next few years, based on the strategic direction determined by the new government. Sri Lanka Tourism has formulated a broad Strategic Marketing Plan for year 2016, with the participation of private and public sector stakeholders addressing long standing … More Sri Lanka Tourism reveals 2016 Strategic Marketing Plan

Due to a possible terrorism threat today, Australians are advised to avoid Kuala Lumpur

Due to a possible terrorism threat today, Australians are advised to avoid Kuala Lumpur’s Jalan Alor (Alor Street) and the immediate surrounding areas on Thursday 24 September. The level of advice has not changed. This is based on a US Government terrorism threat warning issued on 24 September. See our advice for the full warning. For … More Due to a possible terrorism threat today, Australians are advised to avoid Kuala Lumpur

Foreign holiday-makers abducted from Philippines resort

Unidentified gunmen have abducted a Norwegian, two Canadians and a Filipino woman from a holiday resort in the Philippines. Two Japanese resort guests unsuccessfully tried to intervene before the gunmen escaped with their hostages aboard a motorised outrigger from Samal Island off Davao City in the southern Philippines said regional military spokesman Captain Alberto Caber. … More Foreign holiday-makers abducted from Philippines resort

Winners of the UNWTO Tourism Video Competition announced

Tunisia, Ecuador, Macao (China), Hungary, Palestine, Maldives and Colombia were the winners of the first UNWTO Tourism Video Competition, organized on the occasion of the 21st UNWTO General Assembly. 51 UNWTO Full and Associate Members submitted their promotional videos to the competition. The regional winners were based on votes by the chairs of the Regional … More Winners of the UNWTO Tourism Video Competition announced

Qantas uses new aircraft to unlock Asia and more US destinations

Qantas will use its new Boeing 787-9s to open up previously unviable routes to Asia and the US but says it will have to wait for the next generation of aircraft to meet a longstanding ambition to fly non-stop to New York. The flying kangaroo has ordered eight Boeing 767-9s to replace five older Boeing … More Qantas uses new aircraft to unlock Asia and more US destinations

Preserving Changes – Cultural Landscape Conservation and Rural Development in Guizhou, China

It is a very interesting article discussing heritage and development in rural China. Obviously it also involves the tourism industry, can tourism and conservation of heritage co-exist?   “The challenge is to find effective solutions for rural areas, especially poverty areas with rich natural and cultural resources, to ensure their distinct historic vernacular landscapes and … More Preserving Changes – Cultural Landscape Conservation and Rural Development in Guizhou, China