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IMF raises outlook for Canadian economy upgrades global economic projections

first_imgWASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund raised its estimate for economic growth in Canada this year as it said U.S. tax cuts are expected to help boost global economic growth.The international lending agency said Monday it now projects Canada’s economy will grow 2.3 per cent this year, up from an estimate of 2.1 per cent in October.Growth for 2019 is forecast at 2.0 per cent, up from an earlier projection for 1.7 per cent.The update for Canada came as the IMF said world output is expected to grow 3.9 per cent this year and 3.9 per cent in 2019, up two-tenths of a percentage point in both years.The IMF said the cyclical upswing underway since mid-2016 has continued to strengthen.“This forecast reflects the expectation that favourable global financial conditions and strong sentiment will help maintain the recent acceleration in demand, especially in investment, with a noticeable impact on growth in economies with large exports,” the agency said in its report.“In addition, the U.S. tax reform and associated fiscal stimulus are expected to temporarily raise U.S. growth, with favourable demand spillovers for U.S. trading partners — especially Canada and Mexico — during this period.”The IMF cited increased investment as businesses take advantage of lower corporate tax rates as it projected U.S. growth to increase to 2.7 per cent this year, from 2.3 per cent in 2017.The agency noted that risks to its global outlook were “broadly balanced” in the near term, but skewed to the downside in the medium term.“In the near term, the global economy is likely to maintain its momentum absent a correction in financial markets — which have seen a sustained run-up in asset prices and very low volatility, seemingly unperturbed by policy or political uncertainty in recent months,” the report said.“Over the medium term, a potential buildup of vulnerabilities if financial conditions remain easy, the possible adoption of inward-looking policies, and non-economic factors pose notable downside risks.”last_img read more

Quantum stimulus Congress sends computing proposal to Trump

first_imgWASHINGTON — A proposal that could pump more than $1 billion into helping the U.S. tech industry develop powerful “quantum computers” is now on the desk of President Donald Trump.Congress sent the bill to the White House this week after it passed easily in both chambers.Quantum computers don’t really exist yet in a useful form, but tech firms Google, IBM, Intel and a growing number of startups are working to build them.The National Quantum Initiative Act would create a 10-year federal program to accelerate research and development of the esoteric technology. Scientists hope government backing will attract more people to their field.The legislation was fueled in part by lawmakers’ fear of growing competition from China and concerns that quantum computers could one day break today’s best cryptography codes.The Associated Presslast_img read more

AAP moves SC seeking constitution of larger bench to decide who controls services in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: The AAP government on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking constitution of a larger bench to expeditiously decide the issue of control over administrative services in Delhi. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi told the Delhi government counsel that it will look into the matter. The apex court had on February 14 referred the issue of control of services to a larger bench after delivering a split verdict. The two-judge bench had said that the Centre should have the final word on posting and transfer of bureaucrats in the national capital administration, but their disagreement on finer details resulted in a split verdict and the matter got referred to a larger bench. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The bench, which was called upon to decide on six vexatious issues pertaining to a long-running feud between the central and the national capital governments, had given a unanimous verdict on the remaining five counts and had ruled that the Delhi government’s Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) cannot probe the Centre’s employees in corruption cases. Out of six contentions issues, the Delhi government had won in three and lost to the Centre on two critical aspects of investigating power to probe central government employees and for setting up of inquiry commissions. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday While it left for a larger bench to conclusively decide who will have control over administrative services in the national capital, the apex court had unanimously ruled that the power to appoint inquiry commissions would rest with the Centre as “there is no ‘State Government’ in the Union Territory and the State Government (for this purpose) shall mean the Central Government”. In its 202-page verdict, the court had however held that the elected Delhi government will have the right to appoint public prosecutors, to decide land revenue matters and also to appoint or deal with electricity commission or board. On the most contentious issue, Justice A K Sikri had said: “The transfers and postings of secretaries, heads of departments and other officers in the scale of Joint Secretary to the Government of India and above can be done by the Lieutenant Governor and the file submitted to him directly. “For other levels, including DANICS (Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service) officers, files can be routed through the chief minister to L-G. In case of difference of opinion between the L-G and the chief minister, the view of the L-G should prevail and the Ministry of Home Affairs can issue a suitable notification.” Justice Sikri noted that all transfers and postings for Grade III and IV DASS (Delhi Administration Subordinate Service) are done by the Secretary (Services), while those for Grades I and II are done by the Chief Secretary. For “greater transparency” in transfer and posting of officers of this cadre, he suggested a civil services board headed by the Secretary (Services) for the Grade III and IV officials and by the Chief Secretary for the Grade I and II. However, Justice Ashok Bhushan, in his dissenting view, was more blunt and had held that the power to regulate transfer and posting of officers working for the Delhi government was not available to its assembly in the first place under the Constitution. “With regard to ‘services’, the GNCTD (Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi) can exercise only those executive powers, which can be exercised by it under any law framed by Parliament or it may exercise those executive powers, which have been delegated to it.” he said. A five-judge bench had on July 4, 2018 laid down broad parameters for governance of the national capital, which has witnessed a power struggle between the Centre and the Delhi government ever since the AAP came to power in 2014. In the landmark verdict, it had unanimously held that Delhi cannot be accorded the status of a state but clipped the L-G’s powers, saying he has no “independent decision making power” and has to act on the aid and advice of the elected government.last_img read more

Federal ads were to address controversies around Northern Gateway documents

One of the key concerns for the federal government in a multimillion-dollar Natural Resources advertising campaign was the negative publicity around the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, according to internal government documents.In particular, the statement of work provided to the ad company a year ago noted that media coverage had been critical of legislative changes that gave the federal cabinet power to override the National Energy Board recommendations on project approval.There was also criticism of changes that limited public participation in joint review panel hearings that are currently taking place in B.C., said the April 2012 document obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act.Among the key issues:— “allegations that these changes will put British Columbia’s sovereignty at stake.”— “if cabinet can override the National Energy Board, why bother with Northern Gateway hearings, for a project which the government has already declared to be in the national interest.”— “ongoing uncertainty over impact of the Responsible Resource Development changes to the Northern Gateway pipeline.”— “putting Responsible Resource Development changes in the Budget Implementation Act means the federal government can adopt the changes without comprehensive analysis, hearings or debate by Parliament.”— “potential for changes to the Fisheries Act to end up in litigation.”The Conservative government’s energy policies and new energy developments will continue to come under public scrutiny, said the April 2012 document.“It will be important in this environment to increase public awareness and understanding of the Government’s balanced approach to energy policy,” the document said.Among the objectives of the two-year newspaper, television, online and radio ad campaign was to promote the government’s “balanced investments to secure Canada’s energy future and that this will help grow our economy, maintain our quality of life, and sustain our social programs.”The Northern Gateway proposal would see pipelines linking Alberta oilsands to a tanker port in Kitimat, on B.C.’s north coast.Project supporters say that diversifying the market for Canadian oil products beyond the U.S. — currently the only customer — will boost profits in the neighbourhood of $20 billion a year because currently producers are forced to sell to just one customer.Project opponents, which include many First Nations and conservation groups, say the pipeline poses too great a risk to the environment, in particular off the B.C. coast where it would result in more than 200 oil tankers a year traversing the waters around the Haida Gwaii archipelago.Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said the ad campaign relays facts to the public.“The advertisements provide specific facts about measures taken by the government to protect the environment, and other information on Responsible Resource Development,” Oliver said in an email.Natural Resources Canada has an advertising budget of $9 million for this fiscal year, according to a previous report by The Canadian Press.Oliver said all details of the ad campaign will be published in the annual report on government advertising activities. read more

Realtors who break rules should face tougher penalty says Ont association

TORONTO — The Ontario Real Estate Association is advocating that fines should be doubled for realtors who break the rules, at a time when agents are collecting big commissions in the province’s inflated housing market.In a white paper published Wednesday, the association proposed that the maximum fines for salespeople who violate a code of ethics under the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act should increase to $50,000. OREA also wants the maximum fine for brokerages doubled to $100,000.It says the average fine per case last year was just $6,000 and that the effectiveness of fines as a deterrent has “eroded” in today’s real estate landscape, where property prices have reached record highs.The current rules were set in 2002, a lifetime ago for Ontario’s real estate market when the average cost of a home in the province was $211,000. Today it’s $619,000 in the province while the average price of a Toronto home has reached $759,000.“For those who willingly break the rules, these fines are ‘the cost of doing business,”‘ the paper said.But it warns that even if fines are higher, penalties may not cover the entire commission earned.“In other words, even under a system of higher fines registrants could still profit from unethical behaviour.”It recommends that the industry regulator, the Real Estate Council of Ontario, be given the ability to force a realtor to repay all of their profits. OREA also wants RECO to be given the power to suspend or revoke licenses.The white paper is part of a push for changes to discourage potential unethical real estate practices in Ontario. The province’s 16-point housing plan introduced in April includes a 15 per cent tax on foreign buyers and expanded rent controls, as well as reviews on how consumers are represented by real estate agents.In June, the province proposed a ban on realtors representing both a buyer and a seller in a transaction. The province said sellers seeking the highest price, and buyers looking for the lowest price have competing interests which makes it challenging for a single agent to represent the best interests of either side.“This divided loyalty and the associated risks may leave some consumers vulnerable even when written consent is obtained and the necessary disclosures … have been made,” the government said in a discussion paper.The ban would not apply in some situations such as sales between family members and markets where there are few agents working.—On the web:The white paper is available at read more

December 2014 – EV registrations

SMMT has published Electric Vehicle (EV) registration figures for December and the full year.Plug-In Car Grant: Since the launch of the Plug-In Car Grant in January 2011, there have been 19,972 eligible cars registered. Please note: this data includes only new car registrations and not commercial vehicles. For questions about these figures, or to enquire about more detailed data sets, e-mail to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Opinion 2014 FIFA World Cup figures majorly into Jurgen Klinsmanns legacy for

US men’s soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann waves to the fans after a game against Mexico Sept. 10 at Crew Stadium. The US won, 2-0.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorJurgen Klinsmann has fared well as the United States men’s soccer team coach in his first three years, setting records including a 12-match win streak. The coach now has something to prove in his first FIFA World Cup with the team.The U.S. men’s national team has not advanced farther than the semifinals in the world’s largest soccer tournament, but that was in 1930 when the there were only 13 teams, compared to the modern 32.The best result since then was in 2002, when the U.S. bowed out in the quarterfinals losing to Germany, 1-0.Bruce Arena lead that 2002 squad, a coach with a long tenured career including an appearance for the U.S. National Team, coaching several college programs, and coaching three Major League Soccer teams — he is currently the coach of the Los Angeles Galaxy. He has two league titles with the Galaxy.Klinsmann’s experience equals that of Arena’s — and arguably surpasses it.Klinsmann had an extensive playing career on the field. He most notably played with clubs such as Bayern Munich, Tottenham and Inter Milan. His national team career has him tied for third for most goals scored for West Germany/Germany with 47. Although young, his coaching career is still impressive, coaching Bayern Munich and leading the German national team to a third place finish in the 2006 World Cup.Proving himself and his abilities, Klinsmann expects to take the U.S. to new heights in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil this summer. He is surely one of the most experienced to take the reins of this team, much more than his predecessors Bob Bradley or Arena.In an interview Oct. 15 before the last World Cup qualifying match against Panama, Klinsmann explained the difference between coaching Germany and the U.S.“In Germany it is a bit more simple because there is only one expectation … We say we want to win this thing,” Klinsmann said. “For us in the U.S., it is a growing process. We can surprise people in Brazil, (but) obviously our expectation is to get out of the group no matter who we draw. After that, we need to make the players understand it is all about mind games. Every game becomes 50-50 and will be won by the team who is better prepared and believes in themselves more.”Before the World Cup draw Dec. 6, many would at least expect a return to the quarterfinals for the U.S. Now, with opponents Germany, Portugal and Ghana — currently ranked No. 2, No. 4 and No. 35 in the world, respectively, by FIFA compared to the U.S., who is ranked No. 14 — some are expecting the Americans not to make it out of group play.But have faith American Outlaws.With a revamped young squad including the addition of German phenomenon Julian Green and an experienced coach (who also might have the inside scoop on the German squad), I expect a U.S. return to the quarterfinals.Will Klinsmann’s national team success be a one-and-done? A defining moment in Klinsmann’s coaching career lives and dies in Brazil this summer. read more

Renewable energy use can bring savings to Africa mining sector report claims

first_imgTHEnergy and Voltalia’s latest report on the use of renewable energy in the Africa mining sector says the industry can realise significant cost savings when employing these power solutions.The authors said the mining sector has shifted from phase one – where the focus of renewable power adoption was on integrating and testing out the reliability of these solutions – to phase two – where potential cost savings are being considered.“In the last few years, more and more mining companies have adopted wind and solar systems to reduce their energy costs at remote off-grid mines,” THEnergy and Voltalia said. “In this first phase, the initial focus was on the integration capabilities as miners were afraid that adding intermittent renewables such as solar and wind could affect the reliability of power supply and even lead to production losses.”In various microgrid applications, renewables combined with diesel, heavy fuel oil (HFO), or gas have proven to provide reliable power supply to remote mines, according to the two firms.“For almost all mines, the integration of renewables will have a positive impact on their energy cost position. Mining companies do not have to invest their own money; independent power providers (IPPs) invest in the renewable energy infrastructure and sell electricity to mines through power purchase agreements (PPAs),” THEnergy and Voltalia explained.Thomas Hillig, Managing Director of THEnergy, a consultancy focused on microgrids/mini-grids and off-grid renewable energy, said this second market phase is characterised by price competition.“With the support of a leading renewable energy player, the new report analyses how IPPs can offer extremely competitive PPAs to remote miners,” he said.Large IPPs take advantage of economies of scale on components for solar and wind power plants not only for remote mining projects but also for much bigger grid-connected plants, the two firms said.“Market leaders have managed to optimise the planning and construction processes substantially. However, conducting projects in remote locations, especially in Africa, requires an extended experience,” they added. Among the challenges of undertaking projects in Africa is financing, which requires relationships with local and international banks, according to THEnergy and Voltalia.“Cost optimisation does not necessarily mean minimising capital expenditure but rather focusing on the total lifetime of the project and including operation and maintenance. It is also important to take the interplay of the different energy sources into consideration. Not every kWh of solar and wind energy generated means equivalent fossil fuel savings. When gensets run at suboptimal loads, they lose efficiency and require additional maintenance,” the two firms said.Alexis Goybet, Head of Hybrid Solutions at Voltalia, a player in the renewable energy sector, said his company has much experience in renewable energy projects, including solar-diesel hybrid microgrids, projects in remote locations and in developing countries.“Our experience adds up to our economies of scale in procurement and translates into significant overall cost-reductions in the range of 20-30% in comparison to new market entrants,” he said.These overall cost reductions will make solar and wind energy extremely attractive for many mines, according to the two firms, with the number of remote mines adding renewables to diesel, HFO or gas expected to grow quickly all over Africa.There are already several mining companies that have made – or are planning to make – this transition in Africa, as can be seen by the map above (credit: THEnergy, Voltalia). This includes Resolute Mining and its Syama underground gold mine in Mali, Newmont Mining and its Akyem gold mine in Ghana and B2Gold and its Otjikoto operation in Namibia.In the past month alone, Barrick Gold and GoviEx Uranium have also stated plans to use hybrid solutions at their Loulo and Madaouela assets, respectively.last_img read more

VIDEO WWEcom interview with The Big Show for 62415

first_img Julio Jones Becomes NFL’s Highest Paid Wide Receiver WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Now Playing Up Next Man Paramotors Right By A Cable Car U.S. Open champ picks Jennifer Lawrence to play her Now Playing Up Next Celebrity Closeup: Edgar Ramirez Prince Harry’s Big Heart And The Invictus Games Dustin Rhodes on AEW against NXT: “I don’t consider us going to war with anybody” Twitter has a new interview up with The Big Show, talking about his rivalry with Ryback and potential retirement.You can view the video interview below. Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Sammy Guevara talks about his match against Cody on TNT, the Wednesday Night Wars Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJulio Jones Becomes NFL’s Highest Paid Wide ReceiverVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:16/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 84.21%0:01Remaining Time -1:15 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Ethan Page on how Impact Wrestling has been better, winning the Tag Titles, booed in Canadalast_img read more

TCI Passports are being produced now says Ministry

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPassport services are up and running…Just days after advising that the issuance of passports were placed on a halt due to technical difficulties, the Ministry of Border Control and Labour says the system is now fully functional and passports are being produced as normal. The ministry is also reminding individuals to check their passports and renew it immediately if it expires in less than six months or if you are planning to travel for the holidays. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Boeings past decisions weigh on debate over tax breaks

first_imgOLYMPIA — As lawmakers gathered in Olympia on Thursday to consider a massive new package of incentives for Boeing Co., the company’s past decisions to ship work elsewhere weighed on the debate.It was a decade ago when a coalition of lawmakers and the governor ushered through a broad package of tax breaks and other benefits for Boeing — all in an effort to keep the company’s 787 manufacturing in the state. In the years that followed, however, wing production was placed in Japan and a new production line was established in South Carolina.Gov. Jay Inslee told lawmakers that his new proposal — which would extend the tax incentives approved in 2003 — includes protections that require key manufacturing work of the new 777X to remain in Washington.“We believe this will prevent the consequences of what happened with the second line in the Boeing 787,” said Inslee, who called lawmakers back to Olympia this week for a special session dedicated to the Boeing proposals. Inslee also has called for a $10 billion transportation revenue package to pass as part of the overall plan, but Senate leadership has indicated that it wants to take that up at a later time.Boeing has yet to publicly comment on its request, other than to send a letter to Inslee suggesting that the tax breaks and other legislation were needed in order to secure the 777X. The company’s lobbyists watched testimony at a public hearing on the bill Thursday but didn’t even sign up to testify in favor of the measure.last_img read more

Miami Dolphins linebacker hosts event for breast cancer research

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A Miami Dolphins linebacker hosted an event in Fort Lauderdale to raise money in the fight against breast cancer.Koa Misi hosted both the Pink Tie Bash and VIP Pink Dinner, which was created in order to raise money in honor of his grandmother, who is battling breast cancer.All proceeds supported programs that advance breast cancer patient care and advocacy at Cleveland Clinic Florida.Some major sponsors included Autonation, Zimmerman Advertising and Tommy Hilfiger.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Andhra Bank partners with Cigna TTK Reliance General Insurance

first_imgPublic sector lender Andhra Bank on Friday said that it has entered into agreements with private insurers Cigna TTK and Reliance General Insurance to provide health and general insurance services to its customers.”The tie-up with both the insurance companies will immensely benefit the customers by providing alternatives in choosing products. These partnerships will provide mutual benefit to the bank and insurance companies in tapping the potential in the market and also help in increasing the insurance coverage,” PTI quoted the bank as saying in a statement.The agreement was signed by Andhra Bank Executive Director S K Kalra, MD and CEO of Cigna TTK Health Insurance Sandeep Patel and CEO of Reliance General Insurance Rakesh Jain.Andhra Bank shares closed at Rs. 60.95 apiece, down 0.08 percent from their previous close.There are 24 life insurance companies and 29 general insurance companies in India. The biggest life insurer is state-run Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) while public sector players in the general insurance space include National Insurance, New India Assurance, Oriental Insurance and United India Insurance Company Ltd.Insurers that have a presence in both the segments include ICICI Bank, SBI and Kotak.last_img read more

Japans Wowow to Simulstream Channels on Internet

first_imgWowow, Japan’s biggest entertainment pay channel service, will simultaneously stream its three full-HD channels. They will be available on its platform, via its Wowow Members on Demand service, and the new Paravi SVOD platform, starting in October.Launched in October by six media companies, including Wowow, Paravi sees itself as a Japanese version of Netflix. Paravi will start simulstreaming Wowow content in December.WOWOW’s Members on Demand service will begin simulstreaming on a trial basis on Oct. 1 and roll out its full service in December. On offer will be the Wowow Prime, Wowow Live, and Wowow Cinema channels currently being beamed to Wowow’s subscribers via cable and satellite.As of the first quarter of the 2018 fiscal year, which ended in April, Wowow had 2.88 million subscribers for a 2.8% year-on-year gain. Wowow is the only Japanese broadcaster to present the Oscars and Grammy telecasts live. It also is actively engaged in film and TV production, as well as possessing a line-up of nearly 1,400 movie titles, including many major Hollywood and foreign films in its library. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety last_img read more

Veteran Bengali actor Swarup Dutta passes away

first_imgKolkata: Veteran Bengali actor Swarup Dutta, best known for his versatile roles in films of the 1960s and 1970s, died at a city hospital on Wednesday, family members said.Dutta, who was admitted to the hospital on Saturday after becoming senseless at home, died at 6.10 am.He had been suffering from age-related ailments for quite some time.He was 78 and survived by wife and son. His son, Sharan Dutta, is also an actor.The actor had got his first break in Tapan Sinha’s ‘Apanjan’ (1968). The film was set against the political turmoil in West Bengal in the 1960s.Dutta, who was inspired by Utpal Dutt during his school days in south Kolkata, had also acted with the late thespian in his theatre troupe for long.Some of his best-known movies included ‘Sagina Mahato,’ ‘Harmonium’, ‘Pita Putra’ and ‘Maa o Meye’.The golden era of Bengali cinema as represented by such stalwarts is fading away, actor Sudipta Chakraborty tweeted while condoling Dutta’s death.last_img read more

Thomas Cook India to ease travel with endtoend holiday app

first_imgThomas Cook India has unveiled a new app that claims to offer ‘end-to-end’ package holiday booking services.The new Holiday App offers Indian travellers the chance to search for and book a range of holiday packages, and also calculates the total package price. Once customers are happy with their package, they can pay online using the app and receive instant confirmation.A selection of more than 1000 holiday options are available, along with flight, hotel, travel insurance and foreign exchange services, and even visa assistance. If the customer is unwilling to book their holiday using an app, there is also a branch locator allowing them to find the nearest Thomas Cook store.“The launch of our Thomas Cook Holiday App is timed perfectly to harness the potential. Our intent is to empower Indians with seamless end-to-end holiday transactions, also smart tools like our experiential search and wish list- across an array of over 1000 plus holiday options,” said Amit Madhan, Thomas Cook India’s Chief Operating Officer of IT and e-services.last_img read more

Tourism contributes 18 in New Zealands GDP

first_imgAccording to a research by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in 2017, travel and tourism contributed 18% into New Zealand’s GDP and the sector is considered at as a great economic driver. The report also suggests that the figure will go up by 3% to account for as much as 20% of New Zealand’s GDP over the next decade. In 2017, the travel sector grew 3.2%. The tourism sector accounts for 212,000 jobs in the country, 9% of total employment. By 2028, WTTC predicts that the sector will employ more than 270,000, roughly 11% of the total workforce. Gloria Guevara, President and CEO, WTTC said, “Travel & tourism creates jobs, drives economic growth and helps build better societies. New Zealand is a prime example of this, as the country and its natural beauty is expected to attract over 2.7 million international tourist arrivals in 2018 alone. This represents a 3.9% economic increase from 2017 where visitor exports were responsible for generating USD 10 billion.” Tourism has risen up the agenda in New Zealand over recent years and I commend the government on its support for the sector. Going forward it will be vital for public and private sectors to continue to work together, with the close involvement of communities, to ensure that tourism growth is sustainable, inclusive and benefits everyone,” Guevara added.last_img read more

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