Best Western Hotels & Resorts celebrates the first Vib hotel in North America with the opening of Vib Springfield in Missouri. Vib’s pipeline includes numerous properties in exciting markets from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Miami to Los Angeles, San Diego, Staten Island, Pittsburgh and New Orleans. Debut on the US market: Best Western Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of the first Vib hotel in North America: In the US state of Missouri, the Vib Springfield offering 92 rooms is the first hotel of the boutique hotel brand.

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Chinese tourists can now apply for and immediately receive tax refunds through mobile Alipay app. Alipay, the world’s leading mobile payment and lifestyle platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, announced that it has partnered with Global Tax Free (“GTF”), a tax refund agency, to launch the world’s first paperless mobile tax refund function in South Korea.

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The people of Nan, a small multi-cultural province located on the banks of the Nan River in North Thailand, are overjoyed to have received commendation from His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun to mark the awarding of Nan as the No.1 ASEAN Clean Tourist City. According to the 3 Miti news broadcast on 12 August, 2018, “Nan province has been selected to be the No.1 ASEAN Clean Tourist City Standard 2018-2020 at the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2018.

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Some Spanish hotels have started to reduce room prices in relation to their current summer holiday packages in order to hold onto and attract guests that might otherwise seek to visit nearby destinations such as Turkey or resorts located in North African countries.This reduction in prices for some Spanish hotel speaks to something else, too: after five-record breaking years of peak visitor numbers to Spain, that market seems to have reached its zenith for the time being. In this discussion, it is also important and relevant to note how important tourism is for the Spanish economy. In fact, experts say that tourism accounts for roughly 11 percent of Spain’s overall economic output.

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The first homegrown Business Events conference for Sarawak, the Business Events Tribal Meet, or better known as TriBE 2018, has garnered unwavering support from sector partners in accelerating the state’s economic transformation through Business Events. Endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, TriBE 2018 is driven by Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) with the support of major partners include

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Following its largest incentive visit of 3000 pax in waves of 500 over 6 days from Perfect China in 2017, the Adelaide convention Bureau’s incentive marketing drive into China has paid dividends again with a 5 day/4 night visit in June by 750 employees of Joymain, one of China’s largest Science/Tech and direct selling companies. The 750 pax in one wave was Adelaide’s largest single incentive group visit and is the second time the company has visited Australia with first being to Sydney in 2015.

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