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TOURISM IN ARGENTINA EXPECTED TO INCREASE THANKS TO NEW VAT REFUND

With a view of boosting tourism in Argentina and revitalising the local hospitality sector, the government presented the official plan for a VAT refund on accommodation services for tourists coming from overseas.
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RUSSIAN TOURISTS ARE BACK IN TURKEY

Turkey regained its status as the top destination for Russian tourists. Currently about 40% of sales of Russian tour agencies account to Turkey.
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SLOVAKIAN TOURISM MARKETING FACES LOWER BUDGET

The promotion of Slovakian tourism destinations will have to cope with lower budget. The draft budget of the state for the next year suggests lower amount of money for tourism marketing. The Transport Ministry responsible for Slovakian tourism hopes that the draft budget will be reviewed.
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CHINESE TOURISTS EXPLORE ISRAEL IN GREATER NUMBERS

Chinese tourists are becoming increasingly more interested in trips in Israel. According to data from Israel’s tourism ministry, this year Chinese inflow has increased by 50%. It is estimated that by 2020 the Chinese will be among top five nationalities visiting Israel.
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SWISS WINTER SEASON 37 DAYS SHORTER THAN IN 1970

A recent study revealed that the duration of snow covering Switzerland declined significantly in recent decades. The main reason for shorter winter season is late snowfall and earlier snow melting in the spring.
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10.1% MORE FOREIGN TOURISTS IN SPAIN

Spain received more than 52.5 million foreign tourists in the first eight months of the year, representing an increase of 10.1% over the same period of 2015, according to the Survey of Tourist Traffic in Frontera (Frontur) released by the National Statistics Institute (INE).

 

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