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Tibet registers 30.5-percent hike in tourist arrivals in Q1

LHASA, Tibet - Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region registered a 30.5-percent hike in tourist arrivals in the first three months of the year, introducing a promising outlook for the region's tour

Tibet expecting over 10 million tourists this year

The Tibet autonomous region is expected to receive a record 10-million-plus tourists this year, a local tourism official said on Monday.

China launches masive tourism project in Lhasa city

BEIJING, China - China on Sunday started work on a 30-billion-yuan (S$6.1-billion) tourism project in Lhasa city, state media said, as it seeks to draw more travelers to the restive Tibet region.

Rosy outlook for Tibet’s tourism industry

LHASA, Tibet - Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region reported a 23.7% hike in tourist arrivals in the first three months of this year, heralding a rosy outlook for the plateau's tourism industry i

Nepali police conducting random arrests to avoid anti-China protests

According to eTN sources in Nepal, the Nepali police in Kathmandu were out in full force yesterday, randomly arresting common Tibetans, as well as the head of the Tibetan Welfare Office, as a preventi

The roof of the world – Tibetan beauty has no equal

Tibet seems like a land in the sky. With an average height of 4,000 meters above sea level, it lures mountaineers and fascinates cultural heritage fans.

Developments in Tibet’s tourism

I. The basic situation and features in Tibetan Tourism Development1. The basic situation

China closes troubled Tibet to foreigners

Chinese authorities have closed the troubled Tibetan region to foreign tourists, travel agents said Monday, ahead of the third anniversary of violent anti-government riots there.

China: Dalai Lama must follow tradition of reincarnation

BEIJING, China – Chinese official said Monday that exiled Dalai Lama, does not have a right to choose his successor any way he wants and must follow the historical and religious tradition of reincar

Tibet expects 15 million visitors per year

The annual number of tourists visiting the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) by the year 2015 will be more than five times the region’s current official population of less than three million, according

First Tibetan tourists travel to Taiwan

LHASA - A group of Tibetan tourists, averaging age 60, took off Friday from Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region for Taiwan, marking the first trip of tourists from Tibet to Tai

3.3 million tourists visit Tibet this year

LHASA - Tibet received 3.3 million domestic and overseas tourists this year to July, 21.9 percent more than a year earlier, a local tourism official said Wednesday.

Tibet and Nepal team up to boost Himalayan tourism

LHASA - Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region will work closely with Nepal to boost the tourism industry in the Himalayan region, officials said Friday.

Tibet tourist numbers up 28%

LHASA - Tibet hosted 279,886 tourists in the first four months of 2010, up 28 percent year on year, after the southwest China region held a series of tourism promotion activities.

Despite restrictions Tibet sees record tourism

BEIJING — A record 4.75 million tourists visited China's Tibet in the first nine months of 2009, more than twice as many as in all of 2008, when unrest led to a ban on foreigners, state media said W

Official denies reports that Tibet will be closed to foreign tourists

BEIJING — A Chinese official on Thursday denied reports that Tibet will be closed to foreign visitors over the sensitive Oct. 1 national day period.

Tibet closed to foreign tourists ahead of anniversary

BEIJING — China has closed Tibet to foreign tourists and deployed soldiers armed with machine guns in the streets of Beijing — part of a raft of stringent security measures ahead of the 60th anniv

Yudron is a new tourism image ambassador for Tibet

LHASA - A 22-year-old Tibetan girl was chosen as the image ambassador for southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region on Saturday, after beating 25 other finalists in a four-month competition.

Tibet sets July tourist record

BEIJING — A total of 1.2 million tourists visited Tibet last month -- a record for July -- state media said Sunday, as travellers returned to the Himalayan region 17 months after deadly unrest there

Direct Beijing-Tibet flights to start this month

BEIJING — Air China will begin offering direct flights from Beijing to Tibet this month, shaving two hours off the current travel time in a bid to boost tourism, state media said Wednesday.

Chinese tourists avoiding France because of Sarkozy: official

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil - Chinese tourists are avoiding France because of President Nicolas Sarkozy and his country's attitude toward Tibet, a senior Chinese tourism official told AFP on the weekend.

Tibet on guard against flu epidemic as peak tourist season nears

LHASA - A month after it reopened to international tourists, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region is on guard against the deadly influenza A/H1N1 amid a daily influx of 900 overseas visitors, the

Seven days in Tibet can be edgy tourism experience

It was when a policeman took them aside on the steps of the 7th century Jokhang temple in Lhasa that the Taylor family realized the extent of the sensitivity of being among the first tourists allowed

Tourists returning to Tibet despite heavy security

BEIJING — Visitor arrivals in Tibet rose 12 percent over the past six months, state media said Wednesday, despite a security clampdown during the anniversary of a failed uprising against Chinese rul

Tibet to receive 3 million domestic, foreign tourists in 2009

LHASA - Tibet expects to receive three million domestic and foreign tourists in 2009, said an official with the regional tourism administration here on Saturday.

Tibet reopens to foreign tourists after month-long suspension

LHASA - Foreign tourists have begun entering Tibet as the region lifted a month-long suspension.

Tibet to reopen to foreign tourists

LHASA - Foreign tourists will be allowed to get into Tibet as of April 5, a tourism official said here Sunday.

China crackdown for Tibet anniversary: Dalai Lama

BYLAKUPPE, India — The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, warned Tuesday of a Chinese crackdown in Tibet ahead of next month's highly sensitive 50th anniversary of a failed uprising against B

Chinese migrants may flee Tibet as tourism stalls

LHASA, China - A year after Tibetan rioters set parts of Lhasa ablaze, aiming their fury at migrants from elsewhere in China, the mountain city is divided between migrants looking to flee and locals s

Tibet aims to attract three million tourists this year

LHASA - Tibet Autonomous Region aims to host three million tourists this year, the regional bureau said.It received an estimated 2.2 million tourist arrivals in 2008.