Tag: foreign tourists

Japan launches virtual tourist experiences for home-bound travelers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2020 16:30

While travelers worldwide are self-isolating, the Japan National Tourism Organization is encouraging people to satisfy their wanderlust remotely by providing virtual experiences showcasing the best of Japan. The Japan National ... Read More

Japan’s Miyagi Prefecture emerges as trending adventure travel destination

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 27, 2019 23:02

From its dramatic coastline cliffs to its picturesque mountain ranges, Japan's lesser-known Miyagi Prefecture boasts some of the country's best terrain and natural environments for adventure travel and fitness aficionados. ... Read More

Japan announces top 2020 festivals for Olympic and Paralympic tourists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 18, 2019 18:15

With the arrival of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo next summer, Japan is preparing for record numbers of tourists from around the world in 2020. Despite the high ... Read More

Dubai ready for a bustling 2019-2020 cruise season

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 11, 2019 19:00

Dubai has intensified its campaign to woo more cruise travelers and to further strengthen its position as a leading ‘cruise hub of the Middle East’. The upcoming 2019-2020 season is ... Read More

Brazil expands its air network, aims to attract more foreign visitors in 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 1, 2019 17:15

Brazil is emerging as an alternative for generating new tourism businesses in 2020, in terms of attracting foreign visitors. The exchange rate situation, the recovery of the economy and the ... Read More

Foreign tourists flock to Dalian International Beach Culture Festival

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 17, 2019 02:13

Since 2004, Dalian, a coastal city in northern China, has held a beach festival every summer. The festival is located in the Dalian Golden Pebble Beach National Tourism Resort Zone, ... Read More

Russia’s Federal Agency for Tourism launches ‘Sovereign’s Road’ project

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 22:35

Russia's Federal Agency for Tourism (Rosturizm) and the governors of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novgorod, Tver regions announced the signing of an agreement to develop the joint inter-regional tourism project "Sovereign's ... Read More

Tourism Authority of Thailand adopts simplified A-B-C Strategy

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 08:17

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has adopted a simplified “A-B-C Strategy” to promote emerging tourist destinations by creating inter-linked, theme-related travel routes that better distribute visitor flows nationwide. TAT ... Read More

India’s new Tourism Minister vows to fulfill Modi’s vision of ‘New India’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 01:12

Immediately after becoming India's new Tourism Minister, Prahlad Singh Patel said his ministry will work to fulfill Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a 'New India' by investing in strengthening ... Read More

Lifestyle hotel for millennials will open its doors in Japan

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 18:21

Royal Park Hotels and Resorts Company, Ltd. will launch the third hotel of its "CANVAS" line, The Royal Park Canvas Osaka Kitahama. The relatively new "CANVAS" line has been designed ... Read More

Arctic tourist train for foreign visitors launched in Russia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 21:13

Russian Far East Investment and Export agency announced that the first charter train to Russia's Arctic region will set off with more than 90 tourists from St. Petersburg on Wednesday, ... Read More

16 foreign tourist wounded in tour bus bombing near Giza pyramid complex

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 19, 2019 16:26

An explosion targeting a tourist bus near a museum in the Giza pyramid complex has left at least 16 people injured, according to local authorities. There are no reports of ... Read More

Tunisia: Tourist arrivals up 18 percent, tourism revenues reach $300 million

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 11, 2019 19:35

Tunisia has recorded an 18 percent increase in tourist arrivals during the first four months of this year, compared to the same period last year. According to the Ministry of ... Read More

Emergency statement for tourists in Peru from PROMPERU

editor editor- May 11, 2019 01:47

In response to the farming strike announced for May 13, 2019 in Cusco, PROMPERU has issued the following information: On May 13, the services for the Trans-Andean - the railroad ... Read More

Indian Tourism booming by the trillions

editor editor- April 30, 2019 01:10

A new report shows that the systematic growth, maintenance, and sustainable development of tourism destinations for India, as well as focus on promoting the emerging avenues of tourism, will be ... Read More

African Tourism Board appoints UNWTO leader Cuthbert Ncube: Repackaging Tourism in Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 28, 2019 21:11

Cuthbert Ncube, the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) regional vice-president was appointed today as the Vice President of the African Tourism Board Mr. Ncube is based in Pretoria, South Africa. In ... Read More

Russia’s Saint Petersburg introduces ‘tourist tax’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 26, 2019 17:15

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the introduction of a tourist tax on foreign visitors in St. Petersburg, Russia. The head of state made a statement at a meeting with the ... Read More

Russia to use Fan-IDs (again) as visas for 2020 UEFA Euro Cup visitors

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019 01:40

Upper house of the Russian parliament, the Federation Council, have passed on Monday a bill allowing foreign tourists with Fan-IDs to travel to Russia without entry visas for matches of ... Read More

Sri Lanka gets a hug: Solidarity is pouring in from every corner of the world after an Easter Sunday of Terror

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019 07:20

After an Easter of Terror Sri Lanka needs a hug. Easter Monday is the day hugs are pouring in from every corner of the world. "I am a Muslim and ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, U.S. and British Authorities warn in response to terror attacks

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019 22:07

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority in a statement released urges hotels in Sri Lanka to take maximum measures to strengthen security as Hotels have been one of the main ... Read More

Ninja Museum to open in Odawara Castle Park

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 16, 2019 16:20

A new attraction complex “Odawara Castle NINJA Museum” in Odawara Castle Park will be open on April 20th, 2019. This complex will utilize a refurbished exhibition area of the former ... Read More

Italian exhibition group launches key words for the 2020 tourism industry

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 15, 2019 18:01

Active food and wine tourism, the quality of life, the search for beauty and creativity: the combination of ingredients on which tourists increasingly base their choice of vacation will be ... Read More

55.9 million travelers: Passenger traffic in Portuguese airports up 5.8%

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 13, 2019 18:45

Portuguese airports traffic increased by 6.2% in the first quarter of the year to over 11 million passengers, compared to the same period of 2018. According to figures by Vinci ... Read More

France remains world’s top tourist destination despite ‘Yellow Vests’ nuisance

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 13, 2019 17:52

According to France’s national statistics institute (INSEE), the number of nights foreign tourists spent in the country’s hotels, campsites and youth hostels reached 438.2 million, marking an increase of nine ... Read More

Pakistan establishes 19 Integrated Tourism Zones to promote tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 16:15

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday chaired a meeting in Islamabad on development and promotion of tourism in the Country, at which it was apprised that Integrated Tourism Zones ... Read More

Gleam of hope for tourism

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- April 9, 2019 23:05

On March 27, all roads led to Mombasa, Kenya, for a joint business meeting organized by Uganda and Kenya and the two Presidents of both countries actually attended. The meeting ... Read More

Reunion Island breaks tourist arrivals record

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- April 2, 2019 02:08

Despite a difficult end to the year, 2018 was profitable and even historic for Reunion tourism as more than 574,000 outside visitors were welcomed . This is 4.1% more than ... Read More

How to read so much positive news on Egypt Tourism by WTTC

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 18, 2019 07:26

The WTTC Annual Summit is only weeks away and the World Travel and Tourism Council is working hard pumping out positive reports on participating countries prior to the event in ... Read More

Foreign tourists jailed for driving over Chile’s famous Atacama Giant

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 4, 2019 23:23

Three foreign tourists who traveled by car over the famous Atacama Giant were found guilty of causing irreparable damage to the national monument of Chile. Atacama Giant is a giant ... Read More

Six destinations to become leaders of Salento’s 2019 tourist season

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 18, 2019 20:32

Salento, located at the southern end of Apulia in Southern Italy, keeps building up its image and the consequent increase of tourism demand. At BIT Milan 2019 edition the destination ... Read More

AITA chief: Iran wants ‘balance in tourist flow rates’ with Turkey

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 16, 2019 20:25

Head of the Association of Iranian Travel Agents has emphasized the need to attain a balance in tourist flow rates between Iran and Turkey. “Iran intends to reach a balance ... Read More

World’s highest lounge opens to public in Dubai

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2019 20:15

Foreign tourists and UAE residents can now add another 'only in Dubai' experience to their list, by enjoying panoramic views from the highest lounge in the world at the Burj ... Read More

Tourism Ministry: Foreign tourists spent $73.1 billion in China in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2019 00:30

Foreign visitors made 30.54 million trips to China in 2018, a 4.7 percent increase than that of 2017, according to China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Travelers stayed at least ... Read More

Philippines targets 8.2 million tourists in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 12, 2019 22:35

The Philippines welcomed 7,127,168 foreign visitors in 2018, and the Philippine Department of Tourism saying it is aiming for 8.2 million this year. The department has vowed to break last ... Read More

Railway Campaign for foreign tourists to Japan features famous comic character

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- January 24, 2019 07:42

Seibu Railway Co., Ltd. -- which links the Tokyo hubs of Ikebukuro and Shinjuku with well-established destinations, Chichibu and Kawagoe, in Saitama Prefecture -- has been driving a campaign utilizing ... Read More

Very, very big business: Macau tourism numbers are in

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 24, 2019 07:16

Tourism to Macau is very biog business. 35.8 million went to the Las Vegas of Asia last year. an increase of 9.8 percent. The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) announced ... Read More