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Dark Tourism: South Korea using massacre to lure tourists

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 7, 2019 02:11

What is often referred to as dark tourism is now a hopeful light in terms of tourism for South Korea. The Korean War took place between North Korea and South ... Read More

A piece of American history, ancient culture, white sandy beaches and so remote like no place else?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 21:20

Where can you find a piece of American history and ancient culture like no other place else? Where can you find a piece of America so remote and so authentic ... Read More

Equatorial Guinea Tourism: A 5 Star Sofitel Resort, but where are the visitors ?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 08:06

There is not much known about tourism opportunities in Equatorial Guinea. The country is known as a notoriously closed country that has turned to tourism to help fill its coffers. ... Read More

Princess Cruises returns to Tahiti in 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 15, 2019 18:40

In 2020, Princess Cruises guests will enjoy the welcoming spirit and idyllic islands of French Polynesia when the cruise line returns to Tahiti with the intimate Pacific Princess, offering a ... Read More

Dame Alice Walker will headline Anguilla Lit Fest 2019

editor editor- April 3, 2019 19:49

The Anguilla Tourist Board is pleased to announce an impressive line-up of international artists scheduled to appear at the 8th annual Anguilla Lit Fest, taking place May 16 to 19 ... Read More

Ditch the snow already! Spring into adventure travel

editor editor- March 14, 2019 23:42

  With the weather slowly… very slowly… warming up around most of the USA, spring is finally just around the corner. It is the perfect time of year to break ... Read More

Kerala mounts campaign to lure domestic tourists

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 30, 2019 02:06

Kerala, the southern state in India, has mounted a campaign to get more domestic tourists to the State, which was hit by floods last year but is now again in ... Read More

Deadly terror attack on Catholic Cathedral during mass putting tourism plans on hold

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 27, 2019 09:35

Jolo Island in the Philippines means a mixture of Muslims and Christians trying to live together. The region had big plans to become a Boracay type tourist spot in the Philippines 6 ... Read More

Penang on a mission to lure Indian tourists

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 15, 2019 00:04

The lesser-known region of the Penang state in Malaysia is going all out to increase footfalls and visits from Indian tourists. Read More

Updated US Travel Advisory for China: Will China tourism officials retaliate?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2019 21:45

Every day 8000 Chinese tourists enter the United States, and every day an average of 5000 American tourists enter China. Americans should exercise increased caution in China due to arbitrary enforcement ... Read More

Honduras lures international visitors with new tourism campaign

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 7, 2018 07:20

The Honduras Institute of Tourism (IHT) announced today its newest tourism campaign that showcases the broad diversity of the country and all it offers international tourists to discover. Featuring a ... Read More

Chinese tennis superstar lures Asian tourists to Australia

editor editor- January 17, 2012 07:14

The success of Chinese tennis superstar Li Na in Australia has started a boom in Asian visitors that could be "more valuable than Oprah" for tourism. Read More

Australian gambling resorts bet heavily on tourism

editor editor- December 23, 2011 09:01

Australian gambling resorts are spending heavily to attract international tourists, but competition from Macau, Singapore and further afield is intense. Read More

Latin America: Chinese tourists wanted

editor editor- September 28, 2011 09:16

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Maria Jose Martinez Waldner grew up speaking Spanish and English at her home in Buenos Aires. Read More

Japan aims to lure more Chinese tourists, relaxes visa rules

editor editor- July 2, 2010 01:46

TOKYO - The Japanese government on Thursday relaxed visa rules applicable to Chinese nationals to encourage more tourists to visit and help boost the nation's flagging retail sector. Read More

Official: Casinos will not draw more tourists to Saipan

editor editor- June 24, 2010 04:18

SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands — Legalizing casino gambling in Saipan wouldn't necessarily draw more tourists, according to a Japan-based tourism official for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mari Read More

Malaysia vying to lure Bangkok-bound tourists

editor editor- May 17, 2010 03:42

PUTRAJAYA: The Tourism Ministry is working closely with local and foreign tour operators to lure Malaysian and foreign tourists looking to cancel their trips to conflict-torn Bangkok. Read More

Nicosia annual beer festival aims to draw tourists

editor editor- May 12, 2010 03:09

Cyprus’s capital Nicosia aims to attract tourists away from the more favored coastal resorts by staging an annual beer festival, organizers said. Read More

Jamaica’s newest tourism spiel: Reggae, beaches and Jews

editor editor- March 10, 2010 03:05

KINGSTON, Jamaica — This island nation boasts miles of pristine beaches, reggae music and the Western hemisphere's largest butterfly. Now, it's promoting a new asset to tourists: its Jews. Read More

South Florida officials hope to lure Chinese visitors

editor editor- March 8, 2010 04:16

FORT LAUDERDALE - South Florida tourism officials are courting Chinese travel agents and writers in the hopes of encouraging visitors from that country to stay in local hotels, dine in ... Read More

Deep discounts offered to lure visitors to Kashmir

editor editor- February 24, 2010 02:15

Srinagar - In an effort to revive tourism in Kashmir, hoteliers and houseboat owners in the valley have announced lucrative and discounted packages for visitors to Kashmir. Read More

Freebies entice families to travel

editor editor- February 22, 2010 05:25

A spring getaway needn't break the family piggy bank. Eager to encourage parents and their children to try new experiences, the travel industry provides plenty of free and nearly free ... Read More

Bali to go after Japanese tourists

editor editor- January 28, 2010 07:24

DENPASAR - Tourism expert I Gede Pitana has called on the Bali tourist authority to improve facilities and immigration services to lure more Japanese tourists to the island. Read More

Hawaii vying fiercely for Chinese tourists

editor editor- November 30, 2009 06:39

HONOLULU — Hawaii, California and Las Vegas are among American tourist destinations vying fiercely for a vast and largely untapped new market segment. Read More

Tempting tourists back when bombing stops is never easy

editor editor- September 17, 2009 07:04

MIRISSA, Sri Lanka — War-weary Asian countries are planning new treats for travellers in a bid to cash in on a "peace dividend". Read More

Alaska sues retailers for tourist “sale” scams

editor editor- September 11, 2009 05:28

The state is cracking down on Southeast retailers who lure cruise-ship visitors with "blowout" sales and "everything must go" pitches. Read More

Israeli tourists angling for a glimpse of mermaid

editor editor- August 14, 2009 05:18

It has been just about every male fisherman's fantasy, at one point in their lives, to encounter a mermaid. Read More

Mesa campaigns to lure Virgin Airlines

editor editor- May 19, 2009 04:43

The scramble to lure another airline to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport was thrust into high gear Friday as thousands of airport users and backers were urged to lobby a San Francisco-based ... Read More

California tourism commission aims to draw foreigners

editor editor- April 30, 2009 03:48

The California Travel & Tourism Commission is going to the ends of the Earth to lure visitors to the Golden State. Read More

Cities lure tourists with savings on lodging, dining and attractions

editor editor- April 27, 2009 03:40

Convention and visitors bureaus across the nation are rolling out deals for travelers, from hotel discounts to restaurant savings to cheaper activities. Read More

Italy spends to lure tourists as crisis bites

editor editor- April 1, 2009 02:51

ROME - Italy launched a 10 million euro ($13 million) international advertising campaign on Tuesday to lure back tourists as the economic crisis hammers one of the Mediterranean country's biggest ... Read More

Zimbabwe wants to draw back tourists

editor editor- March 26, 2009 04:21

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe's coalition government urged the world to weigh changes wrought by the new administration and help attract tourists back to its world-renowned nature reserves and resorts Read More

Berlin launches charm offensive to lure tourists

editor editor- March 11, 2009 03:35

BERLIN - Berlin has launched a new "friendliness" campaign to keep tourists flocking to the German capital during a time of economic crisis. Read More

Lure of tourists: World’s oldest steam engine ride

editor editor- March 2, 2009 03:01

New Delhi - Despite recession and slowdown in tourists inflow to the country, travel by the world's oldest working steam locomotive on the Delhi-Ajmer route has gained momentum with the ... Read More

Chicago’s new web site aims to lure tourists

editor editor- January 16, 2009 05:13

Mayor Richard Daley on Wednesday unveiled a new Web site to promote city tourism, an economic engine he said is even more crucial in these tough times. Read More

Officials trying to lure visitors, tourist dollars back to storm-raked Caribbean

editor editor- September 18, 2008 04:28

San Juan, Puerto Rico — Caribbean tourism officials are working overtime to reassure reluctant travellers that plenty of sun-soaked islands were untouched by a recent spate of deadly tropical cyclon Read More