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Christmas message from the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem

We, the Heads of the Churches of Jerusalem, bring you greetings of joy, peace, hope and love from the Land of the Nativity: the Joy and the peace of God that were announced by the heavenly host of Ang

UK government, hotels and retailers stepping up efforts to woo big-spending...

LONDON, England - With their shelves spilling over with festive goodies, London's department stores are working hard to attract Christmas shoppers -- but Chinese visitors are the particular target of

Top picks for most Christmassy destinations around the world

If your Christmas is too often one of tacky decorations, over-cooked turkey and bitter family feuds, now may be the time to put the baubles back in the attic and plan yourself a yuletide getaway.

Skal International Chiang Mai and North Thailand prepare for Christmas celebration

Skal Chiang Mai and North Thailand announced their annual Charity Christmas Celebration is to be held at the Four Seasons Chiang Mai on Friday, December 14, 2012 for members and guests.

Top ten places to travel to this Christmas

LONDON, England - Christmas is typically the most stressful time of the year.

Brits set to spend over £22 billion on Christmas cheer

CHESTER, England - With just over 30 shopping days until Christmas and only one more payday for most, new research from MoneySupermarket predicts festive expenditure is set to top £22 billion* with B

Brits worried about cost of Christmas, but merrier than last year

CHESTER, England - With Christmas just ten weeks away, a poll conducted by MoneySupermarket.com has found one in two consumers (53 per cent) are already worried about how they will fund the cost of Ch

Grenada serenades holiday travelers with steel band Christmas songs

When I first mentioned my decision to visit the islands of Grenada for Christmas, everyone was rather surprised.

Over 1.5 million tourists flock to Bethlehem for Christmas

BETHLEHEM, West Bank - Around one and a half million tourists have visited the West Bank city of Bethlehem so far, with thousands more expected to arrive in the coming days for Christmas celebrations,

Forecast: Multiple storms between Christmas and New Year

State College, Pa. - The week between Christmas and New Year's Day will feature multiple storms across the nation, some with snow, some with rain and many with both.

A Christmas tree with a difference

The EU – SWITCH Asia Greening Sri Lanka Hotels Project, came up with a novel idea to build a Christmas tree out of discarded water bottles.

Holiday greeting from the President of Seychelles

The spirit of Christmas at this time of the year warms our hearts.

Time to deck the lagoon at La Reunion

Father Christmas was too busy – in fact, he was so busy discovering spectacular dive sites on La Reunion, accompanied by the island’s professionals divers, it was up to Mother Christmas to distrib

Tourists skip Egypt, Tunisia, flock to UAE

Tourists are converging upon Dubai and Abu Dhabi this Christmas, as travellers seek alternative warm winter getaways to turbulent Egypt and Tunisia.

Mexico City celebrates Christmas on ice

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Mexico City is never one to skimp on a celebration, and the holidays are no exception.

Tourists shunning Queensland this Christmas

Tourists are shunning Queensland this Christmas with research showing wet weather and bargain hunting are having an impact.

Happy, warm and sunny holidays await

Christmas time and the end-of-year festive season is often reflected as being the cold and wintry months, but the tropical islands of the Seychelles says that there is an alternative.

New single-day passenger record for WestJet

WestJet reports that it will flew 50,336 guests on 434 flights on Dec. 23, setting a new single-day record for the airline. The previous record was 49,545 guests on 418 flights, set on Oct.

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

Top 20 fun Christmas facts from around the world!

ROME, Italy - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Take a peek at our list of fun facts about how the most important holiday of the year is celebrated around the world.

Christmas in the tropics

As soon as Thanksgiving Day is over, the Christmas season begins.

Only in Honolulu?

Honolulu resident finds a new way to dispose of used Christmas tree.

No room at the inn in Uganda over the holidays

This correspondent received a few frantic calls just at the very onset of the long Christmas weekend for assistance to find space somewhere either upcountry or in the national parks, sadly a belated a

New hotel openings in Seychelles reflect spirit of confidence

Two locally-owned small hotels opened just in time for Christmas last week, one being the Hanneman Holiday Residence at Nouvelle Valle, Beau Vallon, featuring 12 bedrooms, and the other one the Pieds

Attempted Christmas Day terror attack condemned by Nigerian-American Muslims

A statement was issued today by the National Council of Nigerian Muslim Organizations in the United States of America (NCNMO) condemning Friday's attempted bombing of a Northwest Airline flight into D

Nearly 370,000 tourists arrive to Macao over Christmas

MACAO - Macao recorded a total number of 368,615 tourist arrivals during this year's Christmas holidays, according to the figures released on Monday by the Immigration Department of the Macao Special

Last Northern White Rhinos arrive in Kenya

A special Christmas gift was bestowed on Kenya and the conservation fraternity in eastern Africa, when the last four Northern White Rhinos thought to be able to breed, arrived in Nairobi earlier in th

With tourists, kept away by Israeli security barrier, Bethlehem faces bleak...

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Bethlehem’s traders face a bleak Christmas this year as they compete for a dwindling share of much-needed tourism revenues.

Skal International and PATA join forces in Bangkok

SKAL International Bangkok and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) held a joint Christmas Luncheon in Bangkok at the Dusit Thani Hotel on Tuesday, December 8.

Top 10 US hotels decked out for the holidays

Who doesn't love a little merriment during the holidays, whether it's an acrylic Christmas tree, 23-foot-tall gingerbread house, or live carolers during afternoon tea?