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Dominica observes 2013 Tourism Awareness Month & Industry Awards Ceremony

ROSEAU, Dominica - The month of May has once again been declared as Tourism Awareness Month and will be celebrated under the banner Tourism is Everybody’s Business, Let’s Play Our Part, reminding

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

What is tourism doing about human rights?

Over the past 10 years, the travel and tourism industry has embraced the need to go green, so much so that it is now the norm and not a fad or a unique selling proposition.

Foreign investors ready to enter Myanmar hotel and tourism sector

YANGON, Myanmar - Foreign investors expressed their interest in Myanmar tourism business at a conference held in Yangon last week.

Ways to make your ordinary tourism industry extraordinary without spending extra...

Although the tourism industry prides itself on helping people to get away and find a bit of rest and change of life, in reality most people take their lives with them.

Goa hopes Carnival will rescue tourist season

PANAJI, Goa - After a lull in the arrival of tourists around the New Year, the tourism industry in Goa is expecting a brighter season for the next month’s ‘Carnival’.

Iran to host international tourism expo

Iran is planning to mount the sixth edition of international exhibition for tourism, hospitality and investing opportunities in Kish Island.

Number of tourists visiting Taiwan could exceed 10 million in 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Pointing to the growth in the number of tourists visiting Taiwan over the past three years, President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday that it is possible that the total number of tourists

Beijing and Hong Kong to boost tourism cooperation

Promoting high value-added projects such as exhibition and conference activities will be a key area of cooperation in the tourism industry between Beijing and Hong Kong, Beijing's vice-mayor said on T

EIBTM to deliver critical insight to meetings industry professionals

EIBTM ( ), the leading global event for the meetings and event industry, is set to deliver over 22 research sessions at this year’s show, which are dedicated to providing critical insi

Egyptian tour guides to strike in November

CAIRO, Egypt - The tourist guide union announced they will strike for three days on 15, 16 and 17 November, demanding better work conditions and employment opportunities.

Asia Pacific region world’s fastest growing tourism market

SINGAPORE - Asia's tourism industry has maintained resilient growth amidst the global slowdown.

Significant growth across Mexico’s tourism industry

NEW YORK, NY - Mexico's Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara released the Sixth Government Report on Tourism.

Kenya coast hotels set to get more water

(eTN) - The Coast Water and Services Board has now started to pump an extra 35 million liters of water a day to the coast, stretching from Malindi to Mombasa, a significant increase in capacity, which

Vietnam’s tourism short on toilets

The number of public restrooms at tourist destinations in Viet Nam only meets about 30 per cent of demand, which is believed to leave a bad impression on tourists and cause environmental problems.

Bali tourism gearing up for 2013 APEC summit

JAKARTA, Indonesia - All the island’s tourism stakeholders are gearing up to warmly welcome the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, to be held in November 2013.

Australian tourism to recruit Chinese students and indigenous Australians

Early retirees, Chinese students and indigenous Australians will be targeted as employees in a plan to boost often-criticised service standards in the tourism industry.

Australian tourism worried over fall in backpacker numbers

Australia's backpacker tourism industry is facing the biggest crisis in its history, with many tour operators struggling to survive following big falls in young travelers.

Rwanda’s tour and safari guides get professional ratings

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - The efforts to inject professionalism into Rwanda’s tourism industry, supported by government via the Rwanda Development Board, the Private Sector Federation’s tourism cham

Kenyan tourism industry opposes new VAT bill

The tourism industry has joined calls for withdrawal of the proposed VAT Bill 2012 warning that it risks slowing down the sector growth and new investments.

Chinese tourism establishes integrity services union

China's integrity services union for the tourism industry was formally established on July 24 in Beijing.

Egypt’s tourism showing concern about its future under Morsi

An Islamist's ascension to Egypt's peak of executive power has sparked the hopes of many, but the country's battered tourism industry is showing concern about its future under Mohamed Morsi's stewards

Kenya turns to Africa to sustain its tourism industry

Kenya has now turned to Africa and emerging markets to sustain the country's tourism industry, due to the Eurozone crisis.

Hospitality Association of Namibia: Budget allocations ignore tourism

The Hospitality Association of Namibia says, although the tourism industry was identified as a key sector for economic growth and job creation under the much-hyped TIPEEG program, the recent budget al

Madagascar President personally visits all stands at International Tourism Fair

President Andry Nirina Rajoelina of Madagascar showed his support for the tourism industry’s development by personally making a visit of all the stands of the 2012 edition of the International Touri

Australia to double spending on tourism industry by 2020

The federal government is targeting investors and developers to build more hotels and resorts in cities and regions in a bid to meet the target of doubling spending in the tourism industry to $140 bil

Egypt screams bloody murder over Sinai travel advisory

Egyptian officials slammed Israel's Sinai travel advisory, accusing Jerusalem of trying to impede the area's booming tourism industry.

Value of Australia’s tourism industry likely to top $100 billion

The value of the tourism industry to Australia's economy is likely to top $100 billion this year for the first time, research shows.

Zanzibar lawmakers: Tourism sector dominated by foreigners

Zanzibar — Some members of the Zanzibar House of Representatives are alleging that the tourism sector is dominated by non-Zanzibaris contrary to the isles ambition of establishing the industry three