GeoSpotlight: Countries


Russia

Russia has enormous potential for the development of domestic tourism and the admission of foreign travelers. The vast territory of Russia boasts both unspoiled wilderness and rich historical and cultural heritage. The Federal Tourism Agency performs work aimed at creating a favorable investment climate in the country, and this is done in order to support and promote the subjects of the Russian Federation in the development of tourism and the construction of tourism infrastructures. Some of the primary reasons for inbound and domestic tourism in Russia include sports, education, business, and health and fitness.  View Website »




España

The Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism, Jose Manuel Soria presented the new Spain Tourism official website. The updated site responds to the needs of today’s digital tourism and introduces, for the first time, full-range marketing of the Spanish tourism product.

According to EGATUR, of the total number of international tourists who visited Spain in 2012, six out of ten looked online for information before their trip; 59% booked a service, and 56% paid through the Internet. These data points show how the digital tourist behaves, which has led to the need for a new version of the official tourism site of Spain, whose goal is to answer all these needs, becoming an indispensable tool in the entire life cycle of the travel arrangements. View Website »


Go Turkey

Turkey has so much to offer her visitors; breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological sites, steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality and competitive prices. Therefore, it is not surprising that this country has recently become one of the world's most popular tourism destinations. View Website »


Authentica Cuba

Cuba is on pace for record tourism in 2012. According to Sun Sentinel, through late August, the Caribbean island hosted 2 million visitors, up to five percent from the same period last year. Tourists flock for perfect weather, pristine waters, spectacular scenery and much more.

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Korea -- Be Inspired

The Korea Tourism Organization has set a goal of attracting more than 20 million foreign tourists by 2020 as part of its proclamation marking the state tourism organization’s 50th anniversary. The KTO is aiming for Korea to be the most competitive country in tourism in the Asia-Pacific region, and for the number of days locals use for domestic travel to rise from eight to 30, also by 2020.

 

The number of foreign tourists has surged from 15,000 when the tourism organization was founded in 1962 to an estimated 10 million this year. A total of 143 million tourists have visited Korea over the past 50 years and the tourism revenue generated during the period stands at $160 billion, they said. View Website »


Branding Greece

Greece has no positive brand in the modern sense of the word and it desesperately needs to improve it. The image of Greece is blurry in the best case. In today’s world, Greece needs to streamline its profile clearly. But, what should that profile be? Which values should it be based on? What’s the “Greek” identity? What should “Made in Greece” mean? View Website »


VisitBritain

Britain is full of contrasts; whichever direction you travel you will find a wide variety of landscapes and diverse cultures to explore. England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are all unique countries with their own customs, cultures and tradition.
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100% Pure New Zealand

New Zealand’s awesome landscapes, lush forests, amazing wildlife and pleasant climate make it a haven for many outdoor activities, and a great place to unwind. New Zealand society is diverse, sophisticated, and multicultural, and the honesty, friendliness, and openness of Kiwis will impress you. View Website »


Go Hawaii

The fresh, floral air energizes you. The warm, tranquil waters refresh you. The breathtaking, natural beauty renews you. Look around. There’s no place on earth like Hawaii. Whether you're a new visitor or returning, our six unique islands offer distinct experiences that will entice any traveler. View Website »


Chile

Chile, a country that begins with desert to finish in ancient ice and oceans close together. In the middle, valleys, beaches and a green leafy that it lively. This diversity is born from where raw materials outstanding, stable and open economy, modern infrastructure and communications and services that place it as a spectacular destination View Website »


Canada - Keep Exploring.

In 2007 the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) launched a new Brand, Canada-Keep Exploring. Keep Exploring campaign recognizes an undeniable truth about people: they are all explorers. This new brand promotes and celebrates the explorer in each person and provides a new frame of reference, to take everything that is good and true about Canada and make it more relevant and personal. View Website »


India - Incredible India

The 'Incredible India' campaign, launched in 2002, was a major initiative by the Government of India, to promote India as a tourist destination. Incredible India is considered a success, in terms of its ability to connect the varied activities that were being carried on by the various tourism offices in their endeavors to communicate to the travelers what brand India as a tourist destination stands for. View Website »


Thailand - Land of Smiles - Personal Blog

Ever since I was young I have always been fascinated by Asia and Asian culture. In 2006 I made my first trip to Thailand and I instantly fell in love with the country and it’s people. I did an exhaustive amount of research before my first trip and found a lot of great information on hotels and nightlife but not a lot of detailed information on tourist attractions, culture or the North East Area of Thailand known as Issan. View Website »