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DESTINATION MARKETING: GOOGLE MAPS TO OFFER PROMOTED PINS

The giant search engine, Google, will roll out a new advertising program, which will help to offer more local adverts to consumers using the popular GPS-based Google Maps app. Under the new program, various adverts of relevant companies that are nearby a user will be provided at the bottom of the app's navigation interface on the user's smartphone. Destination marketing businesses are likely to welcome the new feature.

TOURISM DAMAGE: THAILAND TO CLOSE KOH TACHAI ISLAND

Thai authorities aware of the tourism damage will close down the overcrowded Koh Tachai Island, which forms part of Similan National Park, because of the harm to the environment and natural resources caused by heavy tourism.

NICHE TOURISM IN ARGENTINA GETTING SUPPORT FROM THE MINISTRY

Niche tourism in Argentina is flourishing. Various organizations and associations announced planned boost and promotion of ecotourism, Gay tourism, and language travel sector. The Ministry of Tourism confirmed its support of the projects.

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS – MOST HOSTED IN BERLIN

Berlin is the number one location for hosting international conventions according to the statistics of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).

MISSED CONNECTING FLIGHT IS A REASON FOR COMPENSATION

Currently, passengers on airplanes can claim financial compensation for flight delays only if the delay exceeds three hours. The situation is however different in case of missed connecting flight.

TUNISIAN TOURISM RELIES ON ALGERIAN AND RUSSIAN VISITORS

Tunisian tourism is struggling to rise from its ashes. The bloody terrorist attacks in Tunis and Sousse harmed the strategic sector extensively. Tourism contributes more than 7.5% to the country’s GDP and generates more than 400,000 direct jobs.

ECOTOURISM STUDY: MOST TRAVELERS FOCUS ON THE ACCOMMODATION

Ecotourism is growing in popularity. According to a recent report by Booking.com, 42% of tourists consider themselves as being eco-responsible. However, most of them don’t know what it means.

LUXURY TRAVEL GROWING FASTER THAN OTHER SECTORS

Lasting experiences are outweighing souvenirs and tangible goods when it comes to tourists’ spending, a new study from Amadeus “Shaping the Future of Luxury Travel” reveals. The findings also suggest that luxury travel is growing faster than other areas of the industry.

CHINA TO BECOME THE LARGEST TOURISM SOURCE MARKET FOR THE U.S.

A recent report by Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) predicts that China will be the largest international tourism source market for the U.S. by 2020, excluding Mexico and Canada. This marks a pivotal visitor scenario shift from the one that was dominated by the UK and Japan.

MYANMAR TOURISM AUTHORITIES EXPECT DYNAMIC GROWTH

Myanmar Tourism ministry has projected that the country's travel industry will experience a 25% increase in the number of foreign tourists in the year 2016, bringing the number of inbound visitors to a record 6 million, compared to 4.68 million in 2015.

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