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New Minister of Tourism for Malaysia

She was considered an extremely efficient and dynamic Minister of Tourism, and she can be credited with many initiatives such as boosting home stays and promoting new tourism activities such as art to

Marthinus van Schalkwyk: South Africa stands out as tourist destination

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - South Africa stands out as a tourist destination in the world, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said.

Jalisco state tourism minister killed in Mexico

A recently appointed tourism minister in Mexico's western Jalisco state has been assassinated, authorities have said.

Kenya tourism businesses face pre-election blues as more blame is heaped...

(eTN) – “Finally his time in tourism is coming to an end. Too much of what he did was embroiled in controversy and the things which needed doing were not done.

Minister: Live webcams in tourist hotspots to prove Egypt is safe

Egypt's tourism minister plans to install live webcams in holiday hotspots to prove the country's industry remains healthy.

The legacy of Gnudi now online

ITALY (eTN) - Leadership, jobs, and the south of Italy are the three lines of Tourism Italy in 2020, the Strategic Plan presented at Palazzo Chigi by Minister Piero Gnudi.

Israel Tourism Minister’s letter concerning current situation in Israel

Dear Friends,I am writing to update you on the current situation and to thank you sincerely for standing with us during the recent challenging period.

Tourism minister poses with dead deer’s testicles on his head

A Spanish politician has sparked outrage after a picture of him posing on top of a dead deer with its hacked-off testicles perched on top of his head was posted online.

Indian actor returns in his biggest role yet as a tourism...

NEW DELHI, India - After spending nearly two years in political hibernation, Actor-turned politician Chiranjeevi with 148 films under his belt returns with a bang in the megastar's biggest role yet as

South Africa’s tourism experienced excellent first half of the year

According to the most recent tourism figures, tourist numbers to South Africa increased by an impressive 10,5% during the first six months of 2012, which is double the global tourism growth rate of 5%

Seychelles Tourism Minister to address World Routes Abu Dhabi Forum

It has been confirmed by the World Routes Organization that Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, will address the World Routes Abu Dhabi Forum next week on the imp

Air Berlin cancels summer series to Mombasa

(eTN) - Bad news for Kenya's coast tourism just keeps piling up, with Air Berlin announcing their plans to shelve Mombasa from their summer 2013 program.

Minister: Tourism Police understaffed, not able to enforce new smoking ban

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Tourism Minister Fadi Abboud warned Tuesday that the ranks of the Tourism Police are severely understaffed, and he may not have enough officers to enforce the new smoking ban that go

Egypt goes after Chinese tourists

CAIRO, Egypt - Egypt's Tourism Minister Mohamed Hisham Zaazou said on Sunday that several meetings with the Chinese tourist sector will be held during Morsi's visit to Beijing to increase the tourist

UNWTO preparations in Zambia

(eTN) – Zambia’s Minister of Tourism changed for fourth time since September of last year, having dire consequences on preparations for the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) meeting in August

Egypt’s tourism minister denies he will become vice-president

Egypt's tourism minister Mounir Fakhry Abdel-Nour has denied local media claims he will become the country's next vice-president, the London-based As-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported on Sunday.

Minister: Domestic unrest, turmoil in Syria do not affect tourism in...

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's tourism minister said the crucial summer tourism season would not be badly damaged by growing domestic unrest and turmoil in neighbouring Syria, and forecast revenues this

New Tourism Minister pledges to cleanse Tanzania’s tarnished image

(eTN) - Disgraced former Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Ezekiel Maige had to return one last time to the ministry he brought into disrepute, in the end costing him his job, when he had to

Kenya’s new Tourism Minister locks horns with media

(eTN) - In an unwarranted broadside against the media and their reporting, the recently-appointed new Tourism Minister of Kenya, Dan Mwazo, has done more harm than good to his cause to promote tourism

Former Seychelles President visits new Minister for Tourism

Sir James Mancham, the first President of the Republic of Seychelles who is credited to have launched the island’s tourism industry in the early 70s, paid a courtesy call on Alain St.Ange, the Seych

Lebanon tourism focusing on new trends

(eTN) - The Lebanon Ministry of Tourism is focusing on a new trend of tourism - sustainable tourism - in order to promote economically and socially the different regions of Lebanon all year round.

Kenya’s Tourism Minister Najib Balala sacked

(eTN) - A cabinet reshuffle announced this afternoon in Nairobi revealed that Kenya’s successful and widely-respected Minister of Tourism, presently also the Chairman of the UNWTO Executive Committe

Minister: French tourist killing a random act not directed at foreigners

The killing of a French tourist on Saturday in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh was a “random act” and not directed against foreigners, Egyptian Minister of Tourism Mounir Fakhry Abdel-N

Minister bungee-jumps from Victoria Falls to prove it is safe

Zambia's tourism minister bungee-jumped from Victoria Falls to reassure tourists the activity is safe after an Aussie backpacker's rope snapped last week.

Saint Lucia tourism minister calls all hands on deck

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia - Saint Lucia's new tourism minister says renewed emphasis will be placed on tourism, the island's top foreign exchange earner, so the industry can continue to lead economic deve

Bartlett: Upcoming winter season looks good for Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prospects for the local tourism industry remain positive, despite the downturn in the sector globally, with some 1,044,137 airlift seats secured for the upcoming winter tourist s

Trinidad and Tobago’s state of emergency

Trinidad & Tobago are suffering from a current state of emergency and curfew.

New airport terminal coming to Antigua and Barbuda

At the ongoing World Travel Market in London, Johnson Johnrose of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, met up with Antigua & Barbuda’s Tourism Minister John Maginley.

Grenada’s Tourism Minister discusses airline subsidy and shareholder issues

Grenada Tourism Minister Peter David spoke with Johnson Johnrose of the Caribbean Tourism Organization at the World Travel Market in London.

Jamaica Tourism Minister calls for common Caribbean travel visa

What would a common travel visa do for tourism in the Caribbean? Johnson Johnrose of the Caribbean Tourism Organization spoke with Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Ed Bartlett on this topic.