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Thinking about going to Egypt? ‘Booze & bikinis ok’ sez tourism minister

Thinking about going to Egypt? ‘Booze & bikinis ok’ sez tourism minister

Egypt’s tourism minister has declared that visitors who drink alcohol and wear bikinis are welcome in the country, after Muslim groups called for a ban to be imposed. Mr Hisham Zaazou is aiming to boost tourism to Egypt, where visitor numbers have dropped considerably following an uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Radical […]

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• Australia Unveils New Wine Tourism Initiative. Go Visit.

Australia Unveils New Wine Tourism Initiative. Go Visit.

Australia is hoping to attract a different stratum of visitors to its shores by way of a new major tourism initiative. As announced by Tourism Australia, the Ultimate Winery Experiences of Australia programme will see award-winning wine producers opening their doors to overseas travellers to show off the best tipples available. Managing director of the […]

• Napa to host major wine tourism conference

Napa to host major wine tourism conference

North American wine tourism event expected to draw 300 attendees. The Napa Valley Destination Council will host the first North American Wine Tourism Conference, an event aimed at highlighting trends and issues affecting stakeholders within the wine tourism industry in established and emerging wine destinations. The conference, set for Nov. 16 and 17 at the […]

• Turkish tourism industry displeased with tax hike on alcohol

Turkish tourism industry representatives have strongly criticized a recent increase in the private consumption tax, or ÖTV, on alcoholic drinks. Speaking at a recent meeting, Sururi Çorabatır, head of Mediterranean Tourism and Hoteliers Association, criticized the timing of the increase on the ÖTV. “These product groups constitute an important expenditure in Turkey tourism sector based […]

• Oaxaca Drive to Wineries, Wine & Cheese Tastings in Querétaro

Oaxaca Drive to Wineries, Wine & Cheese Tastings in Querétaro

It’s a 6.5 hour drive from Oaxaca to a central Mexico region known for its vineyards, wineries, and tastings of boutique wines and locally produced cheeses. Who would have thought that there’s a grape growing region in Mexico aside from the vineyards in Baja California, and that it’s accessible to tourists visiting Oaxaca for a […]

• Wineries add attractions for one-stop sipping

Wineries add attractions for one-stop sipping

Think a winery visit means bellying up to a bar with a couple of glasses and a spit bucket? You haven’t been to wine country lately. These days you’re likely to find all kinds of added attractions, from restaurants to farmers’ markets to cocktail bars. And then there’s Francis Ford Coppola’s latest venture which, once […]