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Chinese tourists becoming more frugal

On her fifth visit to Hong Kong, Wang Ting, a 25-year old from northwestern China, spent a five-day holiday in April in a room with an ocean view in a luxury hotel.

Singapore wants more visitors from Indonesia

SINGAPORE - Indonesian tourists are getting special attention from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) in its drive to encourage more of them to make repeat visits here.

Brits set to spend over £22 billion on Christmas cheer

CHESTER, England - With just over 30 shopping days until Christmas and only one more payday for most, new research from MoneySupermarket predicts festive expenditure is set to top £22 billion* with B

Chinese tourists outnumber US visitors in New Zealand

It is the year of the dragon for Chinese tourists coming to New Zealand with numbers up almost 40 percent in the year to September.

Chinese outspend all other international tourists in London

With their Olympic team currently topping the medal charts at the London 2012 Olympics, Chinese tourists are topping a different chart, outspending all other international tourists visiting the Britis

Bali tourism chief: Stingy tourists overcrowding Bali

DENPASAR, Bali - The number of foreign tourists visiting Bali may have increased over the past decade, but the time and money spent by each visitor is falling.

Final Christmas push propels US online spending up 15 percent

RESTON, Va. - Holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 56 days of the November – December 2011 holiday season has been reported today.

Foreign tourists’ spending in Korea up 37 percent

Spending by foreign travelers went up at a brisk pace in the third quarter, helping power Korea’s gross domestic product growth, data showed Tuesday.

UK visitors spend more time and money in the Gold Coast

LONDON, England - A recent visitor arrivals report conducted by Tourism Research Australia shows that UK visitors to the Gold Coast are spending an average of three days longer in the destination than

US travel abroad declined in 2010

The overall U.S. outbound market totaled 60.3 million in 2010, down two percent compared to 2009.

Visitors spent S$5 billion in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Tourists to Singapore spent an estimated S$5 billion in the second quarter of this year, registering an 18 per cent year-on-year increase.

UK women spend more on holiday wardrobe than on trip itself

LIVERPOOL, England - As UK spending cuts start to bite, it seems there is one area where British women aren't prepared to scale back - their holiday wardrobe - with the most prolific holiday shoppers

Brits not afraid to splash the cash… on themselves

Despite the recession, Brits are still making a huge effort with their appearance in time for summer, sometimes spending more money on looking good than on their holidays, according to a survey by mon

An end to austerity in sight as luxury brands report upswing

LONDON, England - Last week, luxury goods makers such as Lamborghini, L'Oreal, Cerruti and Roberto Cavalli were among those at the Reuters Global Luxury and Fashion Summit to announce that they had se

8.3 million visitors spent $5.3 billion in New Orleans in 2010

NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' tourism industry has achieved a major milestone, welcoming 8.3 million visitors in 2010, a 10.7 percent increase over 2009, and the first time to reach 8 million visitors si

Chinese tourists biggest spenders in Japan

TOKYO — Foreign visitors to Japan spent roughly 1.15 trillion yen in 2010, with Chinese accounting for the biggest slice at 249.8 billion yen, followed by South Koreans at 197.3 billion yen and Taiw

Hong Kong tourism hits $210 billion jackpot

Visitors' spending topped HK$200 billion for the first time last year, on the back of increased tourist arrivals, the Hong Kong Tourism Board said.

Big-spending Chinese: Australia’s most valuable tourists

Big-spending Chinese tourists have surpassed the United Kingdom as Australia's most valuable tourism market.

More foreign tourists buying less in New Zealand

New Zealand's record tourist arrival numbers do not translate into record spending.

Brits will spend 20 percent less on 2011 holidays

CHESTER, England - Hard-up Brits may be feeling the pinch, but when it comes to getting away the majority aren't prepared to give up their holiday, according to research from travelsupermarket.com.

American Airlines spent $1.47M to lobby Congress and executive-branch agencies

WASHINGTON - American Airlines spent $1.47 million lobbying the federal government in the second quarter.

Visa data shows 20% increase in inbound tourism spending

SAN FRANCISCO - A new report Tourism Outlook: USA from Visa Inc. indicates the tourism industry has begun to rebound during the first six months of 2010.

British PM: Keep Brits at home when they travel

English Prime Minister David Cameron is fixated on the idea of keeping Brits at home when they travel and having tourism money spent on England's shaky shores.

Japanese economy getting a lift from hundreds of thousands of Chinese...

TOKYO — Snapping up four Japanese luxury Seiko watches as if they were cheap chocolate souvenirs, a 36-year-old Chinese tourist plunks down $4,500 in cash at a glitzy store in downtown Tokyo.

United Airlines spent $660,000 lobbying in 1Q

WASHINGTON — United Airlines spent $660,000 in the first quarter lobbying on high-profile aviation regulation issues like rules for dealing with stranded passengers, rest for airline pilots, and res

British tourists biggest spenders at FIFA World Cup 2010

According to data from VISA, British tourists in South Africa have so far been the biggest spenders during the FIFA World Cup 2010.

US spending on travel and tourism rose late last year

In the wake of the worst recession since the 1930s, Americans are taking a little bit more R&R.

Tourism to Washington, D.C. declines

The District saw declines in tourism visitation and spending in 2009, though early projections this spring show that the city could be poised for a turnaround this year.

US travel and tourism exports experience first increase since 2008

For the first time since 2008, an increase in US travel and tourism-related exports was reported by the US Department of Commerce.

Finally some good news for the Aloha State

Total expenditures by visitors who came to Hawaii by air in March 2010 rose 12.7 percent from the same month last year to US$874.2 million, boosted by increased arrivals and higher daily visitor spend