CVB celebrates People of Cabarrus for travel, tourism week

he Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau is participating in America’s week-long celebration of travel by highlighting the backbone of the area’s tourism industry—the People of Cabarrus. On Tuesday, May 9, the nation’s official Travel Rally Day, the Cabarrus County CVB hosted a special event at the Visitor Center to thank the community’s hospitality and tourism professionals and also began sharing a People of Cabarrus video series featuring personalities who represent an entire industry of ambassadors. “We’re fortunate to have a community full of talented, friendly people who create an…

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Asian growth pushes global tourism beyond 1.2bn arrivals

The world’s destinations welcomed a combined total of 1.235 billion international overnight visitors in 2016, driven by the strength of the Asian market. According to the full-year data released this week by the UNWTO, global tourist arrivals increased by 3.9% in 2016, as an additional 46 million travelled overseas compared to 2015. And this growth was led by destinations in the Asia Pacific region, which increased 8% year-on-year, with an additional 24m arrivals taking the region’s total to 303m. This means that Asian destinations now handle approximately a quarter of…

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Spain to trap Indians thru movie tourism

Spain is encouraging Indian movie-makers to apply its fiestas, cities and historic monuments as settings for his or her movies, which will increase percentage of India’s outbound tourism market. The parent reviews that Madrid will host the once a year worldwide Indian film Academy awards, known as the “Bollywood Oscars”, this 12 months. a few of the stars who will attend the awards ceremony might be Hrithik Roshan, superstar of the 2011 film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, which became produced in collaboration with the Spanish tourism promotion enterprise, Turespana. Indian…

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UNWTO: Bright future for Greek tourism

United Nations World Tourism Organisation secretary general Taleb Rifai has expressed the confidence of the organisation in the continued growth of the tourism sector in Greece. In 2015, international tourist arrivals to Greece grew by seven per cent to reach 23.6 million, while exports generated by the sector increased by six per cent to €14.2 billion. Meeting Greek minister of tourism Elena Kountoura to discuss the situation and prospects of tourism in Europe and Greece Rifai said: “We have no doubt that Greece will maintain a powerful image worldwide as…

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Phuket’s Gentle Giant A homage to Buddha and cultural tourism

Perched atop a 380 metre hilltop in Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata is Phuket’s newest man-made attraction, Big Buddha or Ming Mongkol Buddha. This structure is dedicated to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej in honour of his 80th birthday. There is also a smaller Brass Buddha that is 12 metres high and is constructed of 22 tons of brass, which is dedicated to HM Queen Sirikit.     [Source:- Mydestination]

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