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19 Apr 13

Tourism New Zealand welcomes same-sex marriage law

A law legalising same-sex marriage in New Zealand has been welcomed by the country's tourist body, which has launched a social-media campaign to lure same-sex couples to the country.
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19 Apr 13

Theresa May stands firm on UK immigration estimates

The Home Secretary Theresa May has refused point blank to release or commission UK immigration figures detailing estimates on how many Bulgarian and Romanians will move to the UK when temporary curbs on their movement within the European Union are lifted at the end of the year.
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18 Apr 13

Polish Ambassador hopeful of joining US Visa Waiver Program

Poland's Ambassador to the United States Ryszard Schnepf has said he is hopeful Poland will be permitted to join the US Visa Waiver Program.
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18 Apr 13

Masters win to boost golf tourism in Australia

Australian tourism experts are hoping Aussie Adam Scott's Masters 2013 win will give the country's burgeoning golf tourism industry a boost.
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16 Apr 13

UK immigration officer quits with cake

A UK immigration at Stansted Airport has quit his high pressure job, and handed in his notice by using his new job: a cake.
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15 Apr 13

Israeli access to US Visa Waiver Program still faltering

American reluctance to allow Israel access to its coveted Visa Waiver Program has continued after the Israeli government continues to grant American passport holders the same freedoms when visiting Israel.
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15 Apr 13

Scottish MP writes to UK immigration minister over cruise rules

Scotland's Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism Fergus Ewing has said he is writing to UK Immigration Mark Harper to complain about legislation changes which reportedly discourage cruise liners from calling at British ports.
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11 Apr 13

Airlines chief reiterates UK visa criticism

British Airways head Willie Walsh has once again criticised the Government for failing to update the 'bureaucratic' UK visa scheme which is preventing tourists from visiting Britain.
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11 Apr 13

Senator calls for Niagara Falls inclusion on US tourism list

Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer has said BrandUSA, the country's official tourism body, should be doing more to support Niagara Falls internationally as a US tourism destination.
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11 Apr 13

Third city to allow China visa-free visits

Guangzhou, the country's third largest city, is to follow Shanghai and Beijing in allowing short term visitors to spend time in the city without the need for a China visa.
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10 Apr 13

Thatcher criticised over Australian immigration comments

Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has been criticised by current Australian Foreign Secretary Bob Carr over an 'unabashedly racist' comment she made to him regarding Australian immigration policy.
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