“Travel brings power and love back into your life.” – Rumi
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We at Mark Fairview our major objective is to deliver you the best quality professional travel Consultancy Services at an affordable cost, with an emphasis on goal directed action and accountability for promises and performances. We assist travelling process locally or internationally. Our consultants work closely with the people who manage destinations, tourism organisations and businesses to provide them with market research, master planning and strategic advice, and the development and marketing of responsible tourism products to deliver economic growth, social and environmental benefits.
Travel in Australia
Tourism is an important industry for the Australian economy. In the financial year 2010/11, the tourism industry represented 2.5% of Australia’s GDP at a value of approximately A$35 billion to the national economy. This is equivalent to tourism contributing $94.8 million a day to the Australian economy. Domestic tourism is a significant part of the tourism industry, and was responsible for 73% of the total direct tourism GDP.
The 2010-11 financial year saw a record number of overseas arrivals in the financial year, with 5.9 million short-term visitor arrivals to Australia (or 588 extra visitors a day extra). Tourism employed 513,700 people in Australia in 2010-11, or which 43.7% of total tourism employed persons were part-time. Tourism also contributed 8.0% of Australia’s total export earnings in 2010-11.
Popular Australian destinations include the coastal cities of Sydney and Melbourne, as well as other high profile destinations including regional Queensland, the Gold Coast and the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest reef. Uluru and the Australian outback are other popular locations, as is Tasmanian wilderness. The unique Australian wildlife is also another significant point of interest in the country’s tourism.
Travel in Canada
Canada has a large domestic and foreign tourism industry. The second largest country in the world, Canada’s incredible geographical variety is a significant tourist attractor. Much of the country’s tourism is centered around Canada’s four largest metropolitan areas, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Ottawa, well known for their culture, diversity, as well as the many national parks and historic sites. In 2012, over 16 million tourists arrived in Canada, bringing US$17.4 billion in international tourism receipts to the economy.
British Columbia (BC) is Canada’s most mountainous province and has some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world. Alpine skiing is a major draw for the province. The province has about 33 large ski resorts spread out from Vancouver Island to the Alberta border. Whistler, British Columbia, nestled in the rugged Coast Mountains, is consistently ranked as the #1 ski resort destination in North America and co-hosted the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Ontario is the most populous and second largest province in Canada. Southern Ontario is home to the Nation’s capital, Ottawa and Canada’s largest city, Toronto, which is the provincial capital and one of the most multicultural cities in the world. The forests and numerous lakes of Central Ontario and Northern Ontario also provide popular hiking and camping destinations.
Travel in Dubai
Dubai is a unique destination that is both a dynamic business center and a tourist paradise, offering more attractions, shopping, fine dining and quality hotels. From the timeless tranquility of the desert to the lively bustle of the souk, Dubai offers a kaleidoscope of attractions for visitors. The emirate embraces a wide variety of scenery in a very small area. In a single day, the tourist can experience everything from rugged mountains and awe-inspiring sand dunes to sandy beaches and lush green parks, from dusty villages to luxurious residential districts and from ancient houses with wind towers to ultra-modern shopping malls.
Dubai enjoys, without a doubt, one of the best locations on the planet. Situated halfway between Europe and Asia, few destinations take more than 8 hours direct flying time to or from Dubai. Just overnight from London, four hours from Nairobi, three hours from Mumbai, 8 hours from Hong Kong and a direct flight from the United States or Australia, Dubai is definitely a destination of choice for vacationing, living and business.
Dubai offers a range of hotels to suit every taste, whim and budget! From the glitzy, opulent and of the most expensive and only seven star hotel in the world all the way through to the very affordable. Then there are the resorts in the desert where tourists can experience unmatched peace and tranquility. Whatever the choice, it will definitely be an unforgettable stay as a tourist or business traveler.
Travel in New Zealand
New Zealand offers a huge range of things to see and do, meaning students can gain top quality qualifications while also having a lot of fun. Within only several hours of travel there is rolling green farmland, volcanic desert areas, golden beaches and snow covered mountains to visit – as well as all the sophisticated facilities one expects to find in modern, technologically advanced cities.
A wide range of inexpensive and easily accessible outdoor experiences is available in New Zealand. Skiing, kayaking, surfing, scuba diving, golfing, hang gliding, bush walking and mountaineering are just some of the activities on offer, all to be enjoyed in a breathtakingly beautiful and pristine environment. In addition to adventures on the water and the slopes, it’s easy to play team sports such as rugby, soccer and cricket and there is ready access to gymnasiums and health training venues. Cities have cinemas, night-clubs, art galleries and museums, seven professional theatre companies operate throughout the country and rock concerts feature regularly, regularly attracting high profile overseas artists.
Tourism is an important industry in New Zealand, directly contributing NZ$7.3 billion (or 3.7%) of the country’s GDP in 2013, as well as directly supporting 110,800 full-time equivalent jobs (nearly 6% of New Zealand’s workforce). A further 5% of GDP (or NZ$9.8 billion) is indirectly contributed through the flow-on effects of tourism. International tourist spending accounted for 16% of New Zealand’s export earnings (nearly NZ$10 billion). International and domestic tourism contributes, in total, NZ$24 billion to New Zealand’s economy every year. Tourism is so important to the country that Prime Minister John Key also serves as Minister of Tourism.
New Zealand is marketed abroad as a “clean, green” adventure playground (Tourism New Zealand’s main marketing slogan, 100% Pure New Zealand, reflects this) with typical destinations being nature areas such as Milford Sound, Abel Tasman National Park or the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, while activities such as bungee jumping or whale watching exemplify typical tourist attractions, often marketed primarily to individual- and small-group travellers. By far the highest number of New Zealand’s tourists (about 45%) come from Australia due to their close proximity and relations.
Travel in Singapore
Tourism in Singapore is a major industry and contributor to the Singaporean economy, attracting 13,171,303 tourists in 2011, over twice Singapore’s total population. It is also environmentally friendly, and maintains natural and heritage conservation programs. Along with this, it also has one of the world’s lowest crime rates. As English is the dominant one of its four official languages, it is generally easier for tourists to understand when speaking to the local population of the country, for example, when shopping. Transport in Singapore exhaustively covers most, if not all public venues in Singapore, which increases convenience for tourists. This includes the well-known Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system.
The Orchard Road district, which is dominated by multi-story shopping centers and hotels, can be considered the center of tourism in Singapore. Other popular tourist attractions include the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, which allows people to explore Asian, African and American habitats at night without any visible barriers between guests and the wild animals. The Singapore Zoo has embraced the ‘open zoo’ concept whereby animals are kept in enclosures, separated from visitors by hidden dry or wet moats, instead of caging the animals.
Jurong Bird Park is another zoological garden centered on birds, which is dedicated towards exposing the public to as much species and varieties of birds from around the world as possible, including a flock of one thousand flamingos. The tourist island of Sentosa, which attracts 19 million visitors in 2011, is located in the south of Singapore, consists of about 20–30 landmarks, such as Fort Siloso, which was built as a fortress to defend against the Japanese during World WarII.
Travel in South Africa
South Africa is a popular tourist destination, with around 860 000 arrivals per month (March 2008) of which around 210 000 are from outside the African continent. Revenue adding up to between 1% and 3% of GDP is generated by the tourism industry. Among the main attractions are the diverse and picturesque culture, the game reserves and the highly regarded wines.
Top 5 cities
Cape Town, Western Cape
Renowned as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, this seaside playground has it all. Move over Sydney and San Francisco – the Mother City rules!
Founded on a gold rush; it’s the financial and entertainment epicentre of the country. Jozi rocks in more ways than one.
If you’re looking for a hot destination – Durban is it! From its sultry nightlife, weather, beaches and heady cultural mix to its famous curries, Durb’s is scorching!
Seemingly stately with numerous international embassies, monuments and museums, this city, is sports-mad with plenty entertainment in theatres, music venues and nightclubs.
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Known as the friendly city, this easy-going bayside metropolis is known for its hospitality and beautiful beaches.