Some 2 million medical tourists will arrive in Thailand for health care services in 2010, the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Department of Export Promotion estimate.

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United Arab Emirates-based Etihad Airways has launched a new service to Hyderabad in India from its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

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The former Ambiance Villas accommodation property in Cancun has reopened with a new look and a new name, BeachScape Kin Ha Villas & Suites.

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More than 200,000 visitors are expected to attend a festival in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai being held to celebrate and honor Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej (or Rama IX), who is the world’s longest reigning monarch and will be celebrating his 82nd birthday on December 5.

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Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is to resume flights to Colombo in Sri Lanka in January 2010.

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cotland’s famous blend of landscapes, rivers and lochs has helped the country win the bidding to host the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s 2010 Adventure Travel World Summit.

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More than three-quarters of all people traveling on leisure journeys within the United States take part in cultural and/or heritage activities while doing so and contribute nearly $200 billion to the U.S. economy each year, a new study finds.

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Gunther von Hagens’ Body Worlds 2 & The Brain has made its debut at Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute and is one of many points of interest for visitors interested in exploring Greater Philadelphia’s many exhibits and museums devoted to medical science, anatomy and medical history.

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The Administration Department of Huating Lake National Park in China is linking with Huway.com, a domestic organization specializing in the planning of professional outdoor activities and events, to hold the 2009 Huating Lake International Outdoor Travel outdoor event on October 28 and October 29.

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As the 518-room Warsaw Marriott Hotel ― Marriott’s first hotel in the former Eastern Bloc ― celebrates the 20th anniversary of its grand opening, Marriott International, Inc. has signed agreements to operate two more hotels in Russia.

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The Shangping Tulou cluster scenic zone, part of the Hua’An Tulou World Heritage Site near the city of Xiamen in China’s Fujian province, has opened to tourists.

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Two scenic, international-standard golf courses have been created in Chile through the alliance between the ‘Las Brisas de Chicureo’ and ‘Las Brisas de Santo Domingo’ luxury real-estate developments.

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Like several other hotel companies and privately owned accommodations, Omni Hotels is promoting some of its hotels as exciting places at which to celebrate Hallowe’en because of their reputedly haunted nature.

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The National Park Foundation, the official national non-profit-charity partner of America’s National Parks, has produced a 2009 list of the most photogenic U.S. national parks for fall foliage.

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Tourism Australia’s ‘One Week Walkabout’ program is offering one-week vacations to Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane starting at $1,299 for bookings by November 30 and travel during the period May 5-June 8, 2010.

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The 239-room Bogota Marriott Hotel in Bogota, Colombia has officially opened, hosting its grand opening on October 6.

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Seawings LLC, which claims to be the only seaplane tour operator in the Middle East, has adopted new pricing for the winter season of 2009/10 and is offering newly revised sightseeing packages for tourists and Dubai residents.

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Emirates Hotels & Resorts has opened the 4,000-acre Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, Australia’s first luxury conservation-based property and Emirates’ first project outside of Dubai.

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The inaugural International Tourism Fair of the Americas will take place in Mexico City from September 23 to September 26, 2010.

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