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Rearrangement of holidays calendar in Argentina boosts tourism 43 percent

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - The rearrangement of the holidays calendar in Argentina has allowed an increase of 43 percent compared to 2011 in the movement of national tourists across the country, said s

Nicaraguan Tourism Board partners with TACA

MANAGUA, Nicaragua - The Nicaraguan Tourism Board has launched a partnership with TACA, a leading airline in Latin America, to drive travel bookings to Nicaragua on

China Eastern to add new planes and boost international services

China Eastern Airlines Corp, the nation's second-largest carrier by passengers, will accelerate capacity growth in the second half to 10% as it adds new planes and boosts international services.

Non-Aligned Movement summit to boost Iran’s tourism

TEHRAN, Iran - The 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit will provide a good opportunity for Iran to introduce its tourism potential and cultural heritage to NAM members during their stay in Tehran,

Hunt: Olympics “big uplift” for UK tourism

The Olympic Games will give UK tourism a "big uplift" in the years to come, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.

Australian tourism to recruit Chinese students and indigenous Australians

Early retirees, Chinese students and indigenous Australians will be targeted as employees in a plan to boost often-criticised service standards in the tourism industry.

Yorkshire tourism capitalising on the county’s Olympic success

Tourism bosses in Yorkshire are capitalising on the county's Olympic success with a new map guiding visitors around 'God's own country' via the home towns of its gold medal-winning athletes.

Boris Johnson: Olympics benefited London retail and tourism

LONDON, England - London retailing and tourism are getting a boost from the Olympics after all, according to the latest numbers.

Minister: Pandas loaned to Malaysia by China will boost tourism

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The two pandas to be loaned to Malaysia by China will boost the tourism industry as it will attract more foreign visitors, said Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen.

Kazakhstan’s foreign minister thanks Borat for boosting tourism

Yerzhan Kazykhanov, Kazakhstan's foreign minister thanked the character played in the hit film by Sacah Baron Cohen for boosting tourism, despite the fact Borat is sexist, homophobic and anti-semitic.

Deep-pocketed Chinese tourists boost Korean retail sector

Deep-pocketed Chinese tourists coming to Korea lately are different from those in the past, in that many of the former have good knowledge of the latest shopping trends.

Florida enjoying Brazilian tourist invasion

ORLANDO, Fla. - "Oi -- Sejam bem-vindos!" -- meaning "Hi, welcome!" -- is a Portuguese phrase heard more and more these days at Florida's tourist spots.

Minister: ASEAN wants more Indian visitors

Indonesia's Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Mari Elka Pangestu said on Wednesday that ASEAN targeted to boost the number of Indian tourists visiting the region.

“Arab Spring” badlam boosts Omani tourism

A record number of visitors flocked to Oman during the first two months of the holiday season as political tumult in the wider region sent tourists to the usually quiet Gulf Arab sultanate, tourism op

Scottish tourism hoping for repeat of Braveheart bounce with Brave release

Tourist bosses in Scotland are hoping for a visitor bonanza after the new Pixar 3D film Brave, set in the Scottish Highlands, is released in the US in June.

Japan offering 10000 free flights to boost tourism

Japan is offering free flights to 10,000 foreigners to visit the country next April to boost tourism badly hit by the March 11 nuclear disaster.

Dubai tourism expects boost from cruise trade

The number of passengers to Dubai via the cruise industry is expected to increase by 50,000 year-on-year for the forecast period until 2015, according to Majid Al Marri, director - hotel classificatio

New Hollywood blockbuster to boost Edinburgh tourism

It is tipped to be bigger than Braveheart.

Edinburgh tourism gets boost from royal wedding

Approximately 10,000 people gathered on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile to witness the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Philips, who is 13th in line to the throne, marry England rugby star Mike Tindall.

Monaco tourism expects boost from royal wedding

Monaco's biggest company has predicted a boost in tourism in the wake of this month's wedding of Prince Albert, the principality's ruler, and former Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock.

Poland’s EU presidency to boost travel and tourism sectors

The travel, tourism and hospitality sectors of the Polish economy are set to enjoy a windfall of spending during Poland’s EU presidency.

Chinese tourism to Maldives up 56.7 percent

MALE - The Maldives received more than 65,000 Chinese tourists in the first five months of this year, a 56.7 percent increase over the same period of 2010, according to the latest figures.

Giving Japanese tourism a boost

In 2010, a record number 8,612,000 tourists from abroad visited Japan — up 26.8 percent from 2009 — and it was hoped that more than 10 million tourists would visit this year.

Florida tourism receives $30 million BP grant

Tourism in Florida is getting a $30 mililon boost from BP, state officials said Monday.

Tourism Ireland expects boost from Obama, Queen visits

The visits of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and US President Barack Obama in May expected yield a significant long term boost for the Irish tourism sector, Tourism Ireland says.

Cuba devalues Convertible Peso to boost tourism

HAVANA, Cuba — The Central Bank of Cuba has announced an 8 percent devaluation of the island’s hard currency, the Cuban Convertible Peso or CUC.

New Zealand tourism gets boost from Australians, Chinese

Tourist numbers hit a record high in December, buoyed by an ongoing influx of Australian and Chinese visitors.

Turkish tourism to benefit from Mideast turmoil

The recent outbreak of severe political turmoil and civilian clashes in Mediterranean countries like Tunisia and Egypt is expected to redirect large numbers of European tourists to Turkey for the summ

Nepal tourism expects boost from late Sri Chinmoy

Kathmandu - Four years after he died, controversial Indian-origin godman Chinmoy Kumar Ghose - called Sri Chinmoy by disciples - will have his memory resurrected with followers unveiling his statue at