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Number of Japanese tourists to Taiwan plummets

The number of Japanese visiting Taiwan fell unexpectedly in September, likely because of the ongoing territorial dispute between Taiwan and Japan over the Diaoyutai Islands, the Tourism Bureau said ye

Heathrow braces for busiest day in its history

LONDON, England - August 13 is likely to be Heathrow Airport's busiest day in its history, so the airport is building a temporary terminal to check through more than 10,000 athletes on that one day, t

Africa expects 60 million tourists in 2012

Africa's share of international tourist arrivals is expected to increase from 50 million to 60 million this year, according to the latest United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) barometer.

Sri Lanka welcomes record number of tourists in 2011

COLOMBO - A record number of tourists visited Sri Lanka this year with the 800,000th visitor for 2011 arriving from London recently, marking a milestone in the country’s tourism records.

Fiji is well on the way to surpassing 660000 visitor arrivals...

Outgoing Tourism Fiji CEO Josefa Tuamoto said he is confident Fiji is well on the way to surpassing a 660,000 visitor arrivals target set in January this year.

Seychelles already reached last year’s arrival record

Seychelles, the mid-ocean tropical tourist paradise, has reached its 2010 record in visitor arrival numbers with nearly six weeks to go to the end of the year.

Belgian tourism to Sri Lanka up 114.5 percent

Belgian tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka grew by 114.5 percent during the first nine months of 2011, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU Ravinatha Aryasinha said.

Turkish earthquake does not deter Russian tourists

According to a major tour operator, Russian tourists continued to arrive in Turkey despite aftershocks from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that leveled buildings and killed some 270 people in the country'

Global tourism up 5 percent during first half of the year

International tourism grew by almost 5% in the first half of 2011, totalling a new record of 440 million arrivals.

International visitor arrivals to Asia-Pacifc on the rise

BANGKOK, Thailand - Preliminary results released by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today showed that international visitor arrivals into Asia/Pacific destinations1 grew by 6% year-on-year

New record arrivals affirm validity of conservation policies in Rwanda

(eTN) - The Rwanda Development Board’s (RDB) Tourism and Conservation Division earlier in the week released their latest data on the trends the tourism industry has taken in 2011.

St. Kitts ready for cruise tourism boom

Basseterre, St. Kitts - Senator Ricky Skerritt, Minister of Tourism & International Transport, has announced that cruise visitor arrivals to St.

Fewer Arab tourists come to Egypt

The number of Arab tourists who visited Egypt in the first half of 2011 dropped by 15.3 percent compared to the previous year, a tourism official said Monday.

Bahamas tourist numbers on the rise

The Bahamas will record a 3 to 4 percent increase in tourist arrivals for all of 2011 despite a 4.4 percent decline in the first four months of the year, said Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, the Bahamas

Asia-Pacific arrivals up 6.8 percent with South Asia leading the way

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today released preliminary results of international visitor arrivals into Asia/Pacific destinations1 for April 2011.

Turkey tourist numbers up 31 percent

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkey tourist numbers rose 31% on the year in April to 2.29 million, the Culture and Tourism Ministry announced today.

PATA: Asia Pacific arrival numbers increase

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has released preliminary figures for international visitor arrivals into Asia and the Pacific for the first quarter of 2011 showing a year-on-year increase o

Nepal’s March tourist arrival fall short of 2011 target

KATHMANDU - After posting hopeful growth of 26 and 12 percent in January and February, respectively, tourist arrivals via air in March fell into single digit growth.

Fiji records best ever October for international arrivals

Bearing out provisional international visitor figures recently released by Attorney General and Minister for Tourism, Mr Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Fiji is bang on target to attract record breaking numbers

DFW airport open and receiving Super Bowl XLV visitors

DFW AIRPORT, Texas - DFW International Airport and the majority of the 15 North Texas regional airports are open and continue to welcome air traffic today, in spite of a winter snowfall which left mor

Bahamas visitor arrivals soar in 2010

NASSAU, The Bahamas - – Propelled by the most successful promotion in its history, arrivals in 2010 to The Islands Of The Bahamas jumped nearly 15 percent above 2009 figures, landing just north of f

Israel expects 90,000 Christmas tourists

The Tourism Ministry is preparing for the expected arrival in Israel of 90,000 tourists over the Christmas period (which is celebrated over a two week period by the different churches) - about one thi

Tourism news: Over 2 million Chinese tourists to visit US by...

NANJING - Over 2 million Chinese tourists are expected to visit the United States, and 3 million U.S.

Chinese tourism to New Zealand spikes

WELLINGTON - More Chinese tourists came to New Zealand in August this year than in any other August on record, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday.

Tourism news: Bhutan looks to triple its annual tourist numbers

Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, is aiming to increase its annual number of tourists by 300%.

Philippines expects 10% dip in tourism from Hong Kong

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang is expecting a 10 percent decrease in tourist arrivals from Hong Kong due to the botched hostage rescue and police assault at the Quirino Grandstand last August 23.

International tourist arrivals up 7 percent in the first half of...

The first six months of 2010 saw international tourist arrivals grow by 7 percent according to the August Interim Update of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

Singapore expects 12.5M visitors by the end of year

Singapore predicted it will have 11.4 million - 12.5 million foreign tourists up to the end of 2010.

Air Seychelles to launch Chennai service

Starting November of this year, passengers traveling to Chennai, India, will have the possibility of doing so in one non-stop flight, with Air Seychelles.

Tourism news: Spain’s tourist arrivals rose by 4.5% in July

Spain's government says the nation's tourist arrivals rose by 4.5 percent in July, the biggest year-on-year increase in more than two years.