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Russian tourists lift Cyprus’s tourist arrivals to a seven-year high

An influx of Russian holidaymakers lifted Cyprus's tourist arrivals to a seven-year high in 2012, offering rare good news to a recession-hit economy, official data showed on Monday.

China’s Golden Week brings record tourism revenues

BEIJING, China - China's "Golden Week" holiday justified its title with a rise in tourism revenue, National Tourism Administration (NTA) statistics showed Sunday.

Thailand: Number of tourists jumps 7.6 percent to 10.49 million

The number of foreign tourists during the first six months has increased by 7.6% to 10.49 million compared to the same period of last year, according to the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.

US carriers post all-time lows for bumped passengers, mishandled bags

It seems the airlines are doing something right. U.S. air carriers posted all-time lows for the number of mishandled bags and bumped passengers in 2011, according to reports released Tuesday.

Mexico sets new tourism record

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - The Mexican Ministry of Tourism revealed that 2011 was a record breaking year for tourism.

Philippines: Tourist arrivals from UK exceed 100K for the first time

For the first time in history, tourism arrivals to Philippines from the United Kingdom reached 104,466 in 2011, 7.78% higher than the registered visitors of 96,925 in 2010.

Mexico sets ambitious tourism targets for the Year of the Maya

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Building on solid tourism numbers in 2011, the Mexico Tourism Board predicts 52 million tourists will visit Mexico in 2012.

Metropolitan Museum announces highest attendance in 40 years

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that 5.68 million people visited the Met during the fiscal year that ended on June 30.

Las Vegas reports record international visitor numbers

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas’ growing popularity among international travelers is no secret, but new data garnered primarily from US Department of Commerce research suggests the international visitor mar

Alltours business in Turkey grows by 70 percent

ANTALYA, Turkey and DUISBURG, Germany - alltours, the fourth-largest tour operator in Germany, brought more than 45,000 tourists to the Turkish Riviera last winter.

Orlando draws record breaking 51.455 million visitors in 2010

ORLANDO, Fla. - In simultaneous bi-coastal events, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs along with City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer in Orlando, Fla.

Canadians flock to Cayman Islands in record numbers

The Canadian office of the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism had a banner year in 2010, welcoming 19,499 Canadians, the highest number of recorded visitors for the destination from this market.

Hong Kong reports record tourism numbers

The common thought was that it had been a pretty tough year for the Hong Kong tourism industry thus far with accusations and embarrassment lingering over local guides' much publicized treatment of Chi

Taiwan reports record cruise visitors

Asia is poised to become the next great growth opportunity for the cruise industry and Taiwan plans to be one of the reasons, according to Michael Chang, director of the Taiwan Visitors Association.

New York attracts record 46m tourists in 2007

NEW YORK - A record 46 million tourists visited New York in 2007, in a sign of the city's dramatic recovery from the aftermath of the September 11 attacks six years ago, according to estimates unveiled Sunday.The record figures included 8.5 million foreign visitors, who together with domestic tourists pumped some US$28 billion into the local economy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced.

Tourist arrivals in HK reach new peak

HONG KONG, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- Tourist arrivals in Hong Kong surpassed the 28 million-mark in 2007, up 10 percent on 2006, the Hong Kong Tourism Board said Monday.Once finalized, tourist spending for last year is expected to have grown to more than 130 billion HK dollars (16.7 billion U.S. dollars), breaking the 119.43 billion HK dollars record in 2006.