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Japanese tourism to Indonesia drops 7.45 percent in March

The number of Japanese tourists in Indonesia dropped 7.45 percent in March 2011 due to the 9-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) reports.

Israeli hotel industry revenue takes a dive

JERUSALEM - Israel's hotel sector reported revenue of 7.7 billion shekels ($2.08 billion) for 2009, down from ILS7.83 billion in 2008, as tourism fell as a result of the global economic downturn, the

Mauritius tourist arrivals decline 9%

PORT LOUIS - Visitor arrivals to Mauritius fell by 9 percent between January and October this year versus the same period in 2008 as the global economic downturn buffeted long-haul luxury destinations

Hawaii tourism numbers down despite upticks

HONOLULU — Despite an uptick in the number of visitors from the West Coast and Japan, nearly 2 percent fewer tourists arrived in Hawaii in October compared to the same month last year, according to

BA traffic down

LONDON - British Airways carried 0.8 percent fewer passengers in September year-on-year, dashing hopes air traffic demand was recovering from the deep slump caused by the global recession.

US Airways traffic continues decline

Revenue passenger miles at US Airways were down 1.6 percent in September compared with a year ago as domestic travel continues to wane amid the recession.

Tourism both in and out of Russia hit hard by crisis

Tourism both in and out of Russia is being hit hard by the economic crisis this year, but the situation offers holidaymakers more chances to pick up a bargain, say tour operators.

Alaska Airlines’ traffic dips in August

Alaska Airlines said it carried fewer passengers in August compared with the same month a year earlier. But the airline’s planes are fuller and its on-time performance has improved.

Fewer Californians will travel on Labor Day

LOS ANGELES - The number of people hitting the road for Labor Day weekend is expected to be sharply down from last year, the Automobile Club of Southern California said on Tuesday.

Airline passenger numbers down 18% in Russia

MOSCOW - Russia's airline industry saw passenger numbers slump by nearly a fifth in the first six months of 2009, although the depth of the slowdown eased in June, the Federal Aviation agency reported

Singapore retail sales are down as tourism falls

Singapore’s retail sales fell for an eighth month in May as jobs losses, wage cuts and fewer tourist arrivals depressed spending.

Hawaii arrivals, visitors’ spending fell in May

Visitor arrivals to Hawaii fell 6.4 percent, while visitor spending saw a 15 percent decline in May.

Tourism and travel spending down in US

Spending on travel and tourism nationwide fell at an annual rate of 5.9 percent in the first quarter, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis says.

Dubai luxury goods sales down 45%

DUBAI - Sales of luxury goods in Dubai have dropped about 45 percent since the global economic crisis prompted local shoppers to tighten their purse strings and tourists to rethink spending sprees, a

Spain April tourism numbers slide despite Easter

MADRID - The number of tourists visiting Spain continued to fall in April, even though the busy Easter holiday season fell in that month this year, official figures showed on Thursday.

World tourism tumbles

World tourism tumbled by almost 8 percent early this year because of the global economic crisis, according to the World Tourism Organization.

UK visited by 13 pct fewer tourists in 1Q

The recession caused the number of visitors to the United Kingdom to fall by 13 percent in the first three months of 2009, although spending by tourists has held up at year-ago levels, the national to

PhoCusWright says online travel finally down

The recession is finally taking its toll on online travel, with a decline in revenues this year forecast by PhoCusWright, the travel industry research company.

Tourist numbers and spending down

Visitors to Hawaii plunged 12.7 percent in February as the state continued to see a decline from all its core markets.

‘Incredible’ India loses lustre as tourists stay away

NEW DELHI - It's billed as one of the world's most luxurious and romantic train journeys. An old-world tour of India's palaces and lakes, all the way to the Taj Mahal.

Norovirus outbreaks on cruise ships on the decline

Worried about catching a stomach bug on your next cruise? Here's the good news: Outbreaks of norovirus and other gastrointestinal illness on cruise ships are on the decline.

Tourism heads for free fall as Japan visitors down 30%

Foreign tourist numbers to Australia are plummeting - even before the full impact of the global recession is felt - and there is likely to be no lifeline for the $90 billion industry from domestic tra

Oil prices down, airline surcharges still exist

Oil prices are going down, but airlines aren't reducing the fees they added on because of high fuel costs.

Budget airline cools its jets in tough climate

Budget airline Easyjet has seen its annual profits fall because of higher fuel costs, despite managing to increase passenger numbers.

Tourist bookings down 30 percent for winter

Wayne Cummings, president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), has said that there are early signs that tourism may slide in the year ahead.

Hotel occupancy falls to 63% in September

Hawai'i hotels in September experienced their worst performance since the months following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to the newest figures on hotel occupancy.

Economy-driven price cuts for tourists

A few venues around the country have lowered ticket prices in response to the economy.

Royal Caribbean: ‘significant deterioration’ in cruise ship bookings

You're not alone if you're holding back on booking a cruise. Industry giant Royal Caribbean says the economic turmoil of recent weeks is spooking customers and causing a major slowdown in bookings.

Business travel takes a dive, and airlines and hotels feel it

The travel industry has been hit hard by the economic slowdown, particularly in the last few weeks.