Interesting Articles - May 2017

THE WORLD OF TOURISM

M alaysia R anks W orld ’ s B est M uslim T ravel D estination Malaysia tops the charts as the best Muslim travel destination in the 2017 Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI). The country took the number one position for the third time in a row, outperforming countries like United Arab Emirates (UAE), Indonesia and Turkey. Read more B ogotá : LGBT T ourism C apital The International tourism trade fair FITUR chose Colombia as the best LGBT tourism destination in 2017. Bogotá businesses and local government are starting to promote the city as an LGBT friendly one. Read more B angkok is the M ost V isited A sia -P acific D estination Bangkok retained its place as the Top Destination in terms of Visitor Numbers out of 171 destinations in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the latest figures from the influential Mastercard Asia-Pacific

Destinations Index 2017. Bangkok welcomed 19.3 million international arrivals in 2016 of the 339.2. Read more Q atar is L aunching a N ew T ourism S trategy in S eptember 2017 The Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) will launch the next phase of the National Tourism Sec- tor Strategy in September 2017. The Authority, through this strategy, aims to promote Qatar as a world-class tourist destination charac- terised with its deep historical cultural roots, and to ensure that Qatar’s tourism industry is on track to achieve Qatar National Vision 2030. Read more H ealth T ourism - C anada , UK, and I srael on the T op Canada leads the world in health tourism, followed by the UK and Israel The top 15 also consists of some surprising countries such as Jordan or the Philippines. In European top health tourism destinations are the United Kingdom Germany and France with Italy and Spain just behind. Read more

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