COMESA tourism, wildlife, heritage handbook launched

COMESA tourism, wildlife, heritage handbook launched

The Common Market for Eastern & Southern Africa (COMESA) launched The COMESA Tourism & Wildlife Heritage Handbook; Single Market – Countless destinations at the 41st World Tourism Conference held in Kigali, Rwanda. The handbook is part of the COMESA Sustainable Tourism Development Strategic Framework, which has been recognised by member states as a model to […]

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Will a tax incentive boost inclusive tourism in the Philippines?

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Advertise Here The Philippines’ oldest and largest commercial conglomerate, Ayala Corporation, has revealed its interest in inclusive tourism to tap into a tax incentive offered by the Philippines government. On the sidelines of the ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit in Manila yesterday, Ayala Corp Managing Director Paolo Borromeo told Business Mirror that his company would look […]

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September 7, 2017

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Rural tourism: Delighting tourists, developing communities

Rural tourism in the Philippines at Banaue Rice Terraces.

At the Second International Rural Tourism Conference held in Anji County in Huzhou, China, July 16-18, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) released its report on International Rural Tourism Development – An Asia-Pacific Perspective. Sponsored by Huzhou City, the report presents best practices and successful strategies in rural tourism development throughout Asia Pacific and showcases the […]

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Minister raises racism at South Africa Tourism Month launch

South Africa tourism minister raised racism at tourism month launch. Meanwhile, the many races of South Africa are represented in the Nelson Mandela University Choir. Source: GovernmentZA https://www.flickr.com/photos/governmentza/35872724332/

An holistic focus on the socioeconomic benefits of tourism to communities is at the heart of South Africa Tourism Month, September 2017, which was launched last week. “This is why it is so vital to encourage South Africans to travel around their own country,” South Africa Minister of Tourism Tokozile Xasa said. “Not only will […]

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Spanish airline Iberia to end pregnancy tests as part of recruitment

Inclusive tourism Spain. Iberia Airbus A321-211 "EC-ILP" and British Airways Airbus A320-211 "G-Busk" in October 2010, before the airlines' 2011 merger. Source: Curimedia, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AAirbus_A321_Iberia_%26_A320_British_Airways_(5047661247).jpg

Spanish airline Iberia is to stop requiring women to take a pregnancy test as part of its recruitment process, it said in a statement on its website. A pregnancy test, which was a routine part of the medical examination that potential female recruits had to undergo, will be stopped, the airline said. “We will no […]

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July 13, 2017

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Mission vision: Accessible, inclusive tourism for the visually impaired

Accessible and inclusive tourism for the visually impaired. Training.

A truly accessible and inclusive tourism industry should view people with disabilities, such as visual impairment, the same as anyone else—as a potentially lucrative market segment and a productive and innovative human resource—according to A Lajwanti Naidu in this “Good Tourism” Insight. Sensory organs play a vital role in life. Among them, eyes are probably […]

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