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Visit7Wonders: a new global tourism platform for the New7Wonders of Nature

Visit7Wonders launched in Dubai on 7 May 2013: A new global tourism platform bringing together the New7Wonders of Nature from across the world was announced today at one the leading international travel fairs, the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. The New7Wonders of Nature, elected following a global four-year campaign with hundreds of millions of votes,…

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K-Pop stars JYJ to become honorary citizens of Jeju

The three members of the South Korean pop group, JYJ, will be made honorary citizens of Jeju Island for their contribution to its successful New7Wonders of Nature campaign. The trio, Junsu, Yoochun and Jaejoong, had acted as ambassadors for the island and helped raise the profile of Jeju internationally. According to allkpop, the band members…

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77 Milestones for New7Wonders

Heard about the “Sydney Splash”? It took place in September 2000 when Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders, landed a seaplane in Sydney Harbour to highlight the official nomination of Sydney Opera House as a candidate in the New7Wonders of the World campaign. The dramatic touchdown took place one week before the 2000 Olympics Games began…

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Fundación Mediterránea research paper cites impact of the ‘Wonder Effect’

The number of visitors to the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, grew by 107 percent between 2006 — the year before its election as one of the New7Wonders of the World — and 2011. This extraordinary rate of growth is cited in a paper titled “El Turismo Internacional y…

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Bernard Weber: “2013 set to be another wonderful year”

Dear Supporters and Friends of New7Wonders As we come to the end of 2012, I recall with pride and excitement the fantastic events that took place this year to honour and celebrate six of the seven New7Wonders of Nature. We have crossed the world from Asia, to South America, to Africa, to conduct the Official…

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Argentina and Brazil host joint inauguration party for Iguazu Falls

In the first part of our series reviewing the Official Inauguration celebrations for the New7Wonders of Nature, we visited the Philippines. That trip was followed by a journey to Vietnam, and today we’re on the border of Argentina and Brazil recalling the Official Inauguration of Iguaza Falls. The candidacy of these magnificent displays of falling…

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Vietnam celebrated its Wonder of Nature with colourful ceremonies in Hanoi and Halong

In front of cheering spectators in My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan thanked the Vietnamese at home and abroad, who had voted for Halong Bay. “I also hope that local authorities and government agencies will increase their efforts to preserve the natural values of the bay in the near…

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President Aquino: “A special day for all Filipinos, at home and abroad.”

A year of Official Inauguration celebrations for the New7Wonders of Nature began in April in the Philippines with ceremonies in Manila and at the site of the wonder itself, the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR), in Palawan Province. The focal point of each of the two events was the unveiling of a specially-commissioned bronze plaque…

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New7Wonders marks a year of joyful global ceremonies

Starting here tomorrow, and continuing until the end of the year, we’ll be presenting a review of the New7Wonders of Nature Official Inaugurations ceremonies that took place around the world this year. Our voyage in the coming days will take us from the Philippines to Peru and from Vietnam to South Africa. Along the way,…

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