News: Government

Anger over Australia’s withdrawl from UNWTO

Citing high membership costs, the Australian Government is withdrawing from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), the UN agency responsible for promoting $7 trillion global…

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Dec 12, 2014 Government / Tourism /


IUCN summit delivers major commitments to save Earth’s most precious natural areas

With a commitment to an ambitious agenda to safeguard the planet’s natural assets, ranging from halting rainforest loss in the Asia-Pacific and tripling ocean protection off…

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Nov 20, 2014 Environment / Government / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


ASEAN to promote Southeast Asian tourism at PATA Travel Mart

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is to participate in the upcoming Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)’s upcoming annual Travel Mart for the first time. To be…

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Aug 29, 2014 Events / Government / Marketing / Tourism /


UNWTO launches International Handbook on Tourism and Peace

Providing a unique overview of tourism as a tool in peace building and reconciliation efforts, the 'International Handbook on Tourism and Peace' has been was launched by the United…

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Feb 6, 2014 Culture / Government / Safety / Tourism /


Global match fixing investigation focuses on Asia

An investigation by European Police agency Europol into match-fixing in European football has revealed more than 700 or so suspicious games – and placed the blame on Asian gambling…

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Feb 10, 2013 Government / Legal / Sport / Tourism /


ASEAN tourism forum highlights region’s push for further integration

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) concluded its annual Tourism Forum in Manado, Indonesia on Monday, furthering plans to facilitate intra-regional travel for both ASEAN…

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Jan 17, 2012 Design / Events / Government / Marketing / Tourism /


Malaysia signs bilateral sports agreement with Australia

The Governments of Australia and Malaysia have signed an agreement to assist both countries to strengthen, promote and further develop cooperation in sport on the basis of equality,…

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Apr 28, 2011 Government / Sport /


FIFA bans Chairman from Indonesian elections

World football governing body FIFA has banned Indonesia Football Federation (PSSI) Chairman Nurdin Halid from standing for re-election in an upcoming election, according to local media…

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Mar 13, 2011 Government / Sport /



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