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Minister: 25 million tourists came to Malaysia in 2012

TELUK BAHANG, Malaysia - A record number of 25 million foreign tourists visited Malaysia last year, a 1.3 per cent increase from 2011.

Minister: Islamist government will have no effect on booze and bikini...

Egyptian beach tourism is here to stay under the country's new Islamist-led government, the tourism minister said this week, as the hospitality sector weighed the effect of recent clashes outside the

Sudan airline crash kills 31

(eTN) - A delegation of high-ranking government, military, and administrative officials died when their aircraft crashed earlier today with as many as 31 passengers and crew on board.

Minister: Northern Ireland’s tourism can beat recession

The Northern Ireland's tourism minister has said she is confident that Royal Portrush can host a major golf tournament in 2016.

eTN speaks with Seychelles Minister Hon. Joel Morgan

(eTN) - On occasion, an opportunity arises to interview high-ranking officials during my many trips across Eastern Africa or to the Indian Ocean islands, and recently, during a visit to the Seychelles

Minister lays out goals for Costa Rican tourism industry

In his second term serving as Costa Rica’s tourism minister, Allan Flores says he feels a little savvier.

Seychelles Minister Adam meets high-level officials in Berlin

The governments of Seychelles and Germany have discussed ways in which to deepen existing cooperation in the fight against piracy in the Indian Ocean following a meeting that was held between the Mini

Falmouth pier seen as catalyst for tourism growth

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Minister of Transport and Works, the Hon Mike Henry, says that while Falmouth will attract much attention for its new cruise ship pier accommodating some of the world’s largest c

Hundreds of tourists kicked out of Taj Mahal

Hundreds of tourists were forced to vacate Taj Mahal on Saturday as ministers from over 30 least developed countries (LDCs) of Africa and Asia Pacific region were coming to the monument for a visit.

Seychelles minister and Emirates airline president meet

The Seychelles Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean Paul Adam, accompanied by the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Mr. Alain St.Ange, met with Mr.

New UK Tourism Minister to attend UNWTO Ministers’ Summit at World...

UK Tourism Minister John Penrose will make his most high-profile appearance yet at the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Ministers’ Summit at World Travel Market, the premier global

Hurricane Igor heading for Bermuda

BERMUDA - According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Igor is an unusually large hurricane with wind force extending outwards up to 105 miles per hour (165 km) from the center and tropical st

Minister calls for investment in Ghana’s tourism industry

The Minister of Tourism, Mrs. Sabah Zita Okaikoi has called on investors to take advantage of the general incentives available when they decide to invest in the tourism sector.

Italian Federation of Travel Agents president does not share enthusiasm of...

(eTN) - "The strong signal of optimism set by the Minister for Tourism, Michela Vittoria Brambilla, leave us very puzzled," Cynthia Renzi, national president of Fiavet, (The Italian Federation of Trav

Seychelles Home Affairs minister condemns Regar for publishing military installation plans

The Seychelles Minister for Home Affairs, Environment, and Transport, Mr.

Minister: Hungarian tourism should double as percentage of GDP

Hungary should double the share of its gross national income generated by tourism and raise the number of workplaces in the sector to 700,000 over the next ten years, National Economy Minister Gyorgy

Statement by foreign minister of Kenya angers tourism sector

(eTN) Kenya’s foreign minister Moses Wetangula recently appeared before a parliamentary committee and claimed “the reduction of visa fees [down last year from 50 to 25 US dollars for foreign visit

Rescuing Queensland’s tourism – just the job for Rudd

Prime Minister Julia Gillard's reshuffle is a lost opportunity to ramp up the Labor Government's commitment to tourism.

Zanzibar tourism minister defends new jetties

(eTN) The growing number of newly-constructed jetties, aimed to promote water sports from various locations across the island, has received ministerial support, when the

Tanzania’s minister of natural resources and tourism announces 2010 tourism honorees

Celebrating its 10th aqnniversary, the 2010 honorees of the prestigious Tanzania Tourist Board's (TTB) annual awards were announced by the Hon. Shamsa S.

Minister vows to make tourism highest priority

Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa yesterday vowed to take every possible effort to turn the tourism industry into the highest foreign income earner of the country.

Uganda Commonwealth Heads of Government hunters go after tourism minister

In a not entirely unexpected move, the parliamentary public accounts committee, presently investigating circumstances of expenditure for the 2007 Commonwealth Summit, demanded from the Minister of Sta

Tanzanian minister says only part of ivory sale proceeds will go...

Opponents of the proposed sale of ivory by Zambia and Tanzania took fresh hope and made snipe remarks over comments attributed to the Tanzanian minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, when she let

Skerritt leads mission to lure more cruise ships to St. Kitts

ST. KITTS – The man charged with taking St.

Kenya tourism minister barred from foreign travel and failed to reach...

A ban affected on a number of Kenyan ministers also saw tourism minister Balala fall victim to a presidential directive, which was issued early this week.

Minister: Take all steps to protect tourists from crime

Union Tourism and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Kumari Selja has urged seven States and Union Territories (UTs) to take all necessary steps for tourists' protection against crime and

South African minister of tourism opens T.20 Ministers’ Meeting

The first T.20 Ministers’ Meeting was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from February 22-24, 2010 to address tourism and its role in the global economies.

3rd Jordan Travel Mart opens in Dead Sea with record attendance

In a pleasant climate and in the Dead Sea - the largest nature spa in the world - the 3rd Jordan Travel Mart opened with participation from around a 100 buyers and media from North and South America.

Kenya tourism minister meets King of Spain

The Kenyan minister for tourism, Hon. Najib Balala, led the Kenyan tourism delegation to FITUR last week, Spain’s most important tourism trade show held annually in Madrid.