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Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen is the world's highest paid model

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen is the world's highest paid model

With estimated earnings of $47 million during the past year from lucrative contracts and other business ventures, Brazilian supermodel Gisele…

Goa celebrates Bonderam festival

Goa celebrates Bonderam festival

Goa 9India ) celebrated the Bonderam festival in the island of Divar, located 12 kms from Panjim city, on the…

A popular tourist attraction - Devi's Fall in Pokhara, Nepal

A popular tourist attraction - Devi's Fall in Pokhara, Nepal

Locally known as Patale Chhango , Devi's Waterfall is one of the popular tourist attraction in Pokhara of Nepal. A…

Notting Hill Carnival in London

Notting Hill Carnival in London

VIsitors and performers take part during the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Britain, on Aug. 25, 2014. Over 1 million…

Parasailing : An attraction of tourists

Parasailing : An attraction of tourists

Parasailing in different parts of the world is one of the major attractive tourism product. 

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KIEV- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko dissolved parliament and called for early elections on Oct. 26, as tensions were still running high in eastern Ukraine amid fighting between government forces and separatists. Military clashes between governmental troops and pro- independence militias have killed more than 2,000 lives in southeastern Ukraine since March.

TRIPOLI - Fighting has been raging for weeks for control of Tripoli airport. The US was "caught off guard" by air strikes against Islamist militia in Libya.The attacks on militia positions around Tripoli airport were reportedly carried out by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from bases in Egypt.Egypt has denied any involvement and the UAE has not commented.

GAZA- A series of powerful explosions wrecked the northern part of Gaza city after Israeli war jets struck a 14-floor residential tower with four heavy missiles. More than 2,000 Palestinians have been killed and more than 10, 000 injured as a result of the Israeli offensive. - Agencies

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Tourists in Everest and Langtang region
TBN Online ------- Kathmandu :  The number of tourists visiting the Khumbu area of Solukhumbu district in Nepal has slightly gone down.A total of 35,245…
SpiceJet commences its inaugural flight between Kathmandu-Bagdogra-Kolkata
Kathmandu: SpiceJet  inaugurated its first flight connecting Kathmandu-Bagdogra-Kolkata. SpiceJet customers traveling from capital city of Nepal will now have the opportunity to experience the beauty…
China (Guangdong) International Tourism Industry Expo 2014
Travelbiznews Correspondent --------------------------- Guangzhou : China (Guangdong) International Tourism Industry Expo 2014 (CITIE 2014) will be held on August 29-31, 2014 at China Import &…
Formation of the Central Asian Tourism Board (CATB)
By Agha Iqrar Haroon --------------------  Central Asian Republics are one of the best possible tourism destinations of the world and they have played very good…
UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism
Madrid : UNWTO has called  applications for the 11th edition of the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism.  The Awards recognize innovative tourism…

AFRICA : 56 m tourists in 2013

Africa has been one of the fastest growing tourism regions of the last decade, totaling 56 million international tourist arrivals last year up from 26 million in 2000. UNWTO forecasts this number to reach 134 million by 2030. In 2013, tourism generated US$ 34 billion in exports in Africa (7% of all exports in the region) up from US$ 10 billion in 2000.

New World Heritage Sites in 2013

Hill Forts, Rajasthan, India               UNESCO/WHC

- Al Zubarah Archaeological Site
- Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora
- Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
- Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces
- Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration
- Golestan Palace
- Hill Forts of Rajasthan
- Historic Centre of Agadez
- Historic Monuments and Sites in Kaesong
- Levuka Historical Port Town
- Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany
- Red Bay Basque Whaling Station
- University of Coimbra – Alta and Sofia
- Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine
- El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve
- Mount Etna
- Namib Sand Sea
- Tajik National Park (Mountains of the Pamirs)
- Xinjiang Tianshan
- Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
- Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest
- Maloti-Drakensberg Park Source: UNESCO/ WHC

 

FACTS : International Tourism
* International tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) grew by 5% worldwide in 2013, reaching a record 1087 million arrivals, after topping the 1 billion mark in 2012.
* International tourism receipts reached US$ 1159 billion worldwide in 2013, up from US$ 1078 billion in 2012.
* Asia and the Pacific recorded the fastest growth with international arrivals 248 million.
* Europe welcomed 29 million more international tourists in 2013,raising the total to 563 million.
* In the Americas, international arrivals grew to 168 million,Africa welcomed 56 million tourists. The Middle East (0%) has not yet succeeded in returning to growth
* China has consolidated its position as the number one tourism source market in the world, spending US$ 129 billion on international tourism.
*Forecasts in 2014 point to growth of 4% to 4.5% in international tourist arrivals in 2014 .Source: UNWTO

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