For those seeking to add to their travel bucket list, Beautiful Samoa is an idyllic destination with the power to completely mesmerize and just perfect for the curious traveller. Situated in the heart of the South Pacific between New Zealand and Hawaii, Samoa is known as the Treasured Islands of the South Pacific – the true heart of Polynesia. From its natural beauty, turquoise blue water, clear skies and pristine white beaches, here are five reasons why Beautiful Samoa is bucket list worthy.

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The 6th Chengdu International Tourism Expo 2018 (CITE) kicked off at the Century City International Exhibition Center in Chengdu yesterday with some 500 exhibitors from 30 countries- the largest event to-date. The highlight, as usual, was the business to business meetings between the exhibitors and local Chinese travel agencies.

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has curated three concepts for promoting the group of 55 secondary destinations to help develop and market their tourism economies and cultural assets in an environmentally-friendly way.
These 55 provinces, which get less than four million local and foreign tourists a year, are to get increasing prominence in TAT’s future marketing campaigns.
TAT’s research has identified the need to position these secondary 55 provinces within the “big picture” of Thailand’s development. The plan is to create conceptual models that are specific to each secondary province; such as, a sports city in Buri Ram and a wellness city in Chiang Rai.

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The UNWTO report highlights the MTCO’s 2017 Mekong Tourism Forum in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR as a possible model for inclusive tourism across other destinations.A new United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) report praises Mekong Tourism’s 2017 Mekong Tourism Forum (MTF) as a global best practice in inclusive tourism. The innovative event, hosted by the Provincial government of Luang Prabang, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Information (MICT) of Lao PDR, and executed by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), took place across several community venues in Luang Prabang including boutique hotels, local restaurants, a heritage craft centre, the city’s botanical garden, a rice farm, a golf club, a silk weaving centre, a hotel training school, and even a couple river-cruise boats along the Mekong river.

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Radisson Collection, a premium lifestyle collection of iconic hotel properties in unique locations, is now ready to showcase its latest offering with the opening of Nofa Resort Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel.Located just outside of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the African-style resort has 57 luxurious bungalows and villas overlooking Nofa Wildlife Park, and features an equestrian estate as well as a world-class golf course surrounded by sand dunes and mountains. Located just and hour and a half drive from Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport, the Nofa Resort Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel is nestled in a landscape of golden sand dunes and majestic mountains. The resort’s 57 secluded luxury villas and bungalows are designed in an elegant African style, with premium amenities that include a private swimming pool and garden.

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At a press conference* held today in Bergen, Norway, senior decision makers from Routes and Avinor announced that the 15th European route development forum will be held in the city in 2020. Having successfully bid to host the event, airport operator Avinor and their partners will be bringing Routes Europe to Norway for the first time. As the main stage for Europe’s leading airline decision makers in 2020, 1,200 attendees are expected to attend the distinguished event.

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