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Philippines eyeing to double its tourism receipts to $8 billion in...

MANILA, Philippines - In line with heightened efforts to boost the country’s tourism industry, the government is eyeing to double its tourism receipts to $8 billion in 2016, a tourism official said.

Russia becomes second largest tourism source market for Dominican Republic

Russia is already the second most important source market for the Dominican Republic from the European continent, second only to France, a country with which it competes to lead tourist arrivals from

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

Minister: Philippines’ tourism numbers reaching unprecedented heights

MANILA, Philippines - Tourists from China, South Korea, the United States and Japan topped the number of arrivals of visitors in the country in the first two months this year, which showed a record hi

One million tourists arrivals – the story behind the numbers

There has been great publicity in the press celebrating the arrival of the 1 millionth foreign tourist to Sri Lanka for the year 2012 during late December 2012.

Tourist arrivals to Nepal up 10 percent

KATHMANDU, Nepal - The total number of tourist arrivals to Nepal by air have increased by almost 10% to 598,204.

Official: India’s tourism not affected by British travel advisory

NEW DELHI, India - The travel advisory issued by the UK to its citizens to avoid central Delhi has not affected the flow of foreign tourists in the country, Tourism Secretary Parvez Dewan said today.

Turkish Airlines launches flights to Kilimanjaro and Mombasa

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya's limping tourism industry witnessed a boost Wednesday with the arrival of the first Turkish Airlines aircraft to signal the start of direct flights between Kenya and Turkey.

Projection: 23 million Thai tourist arrivals in 2013

THAILAND (eTN) - Thailand's tourism industry is likely to grow by more than 10% next year and about 23 million foreigners are expected to visit the country in 2013, Association of Thai Travel Agents (

Taiwan expects 7 millionth visitor before Christmas

TAIPEI, Taiwan - The Tourism Bureau yesterday announced that this year’s 7 millionth tourist would likely arrive in Taiwan in the middle of next month rather than at Christmas, as previously expecte

Mexico surpasses targets for tourist arrivals and private investment in tourism...

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - The Mexico Ministry of Tourism reports that private investment for the development and maintenance of tourism projects in the period January 2007 to September 2012 reached $20,12

Seychelles records upsurge in tourist arrivals from UAE

The Seychelles islands has lately recorded a remarkable upsurge in tourist arrivals from the United Arab Emirates Market (UAE), which has resulted in the country reaching over 10,000 visitors arriving

Official: More foreign tourists come to Bali

BALI, Indonesia - Entering the low holiday season, Bali is experiencing a slight growth (3.62 percent) in the number of foreign tourist arrivals, according to an official.

Chinese tourism to Singapore triples in 10 years

SINGAPORE - More and more Chinese tourists choose to visit Singapore for longer time, with visit arrivals doubled and per capita expenditure tripled during the past ten years from 2002 to 2011.

The impact of economic contagions on tourism

BANGKOK, Thailand - International visitor arrivals into Asia Pacific destinations during May 2012 showed a collective gain of 3% year-on-year according to preliminary results released today by the Pac

Zimbabwe expects revenue boost from EU and US visitors

Tourist arrivals are expected to have increased marginally during the first half of this year after international awareness on brand Zimbabwe, which struggled under the country's decade-long economic

Zimbabwe tourist arrivals up 18 percent

Tourist arrivals in Zimbabwe surged 18% in the first quarter of this year to 346 299, helped by the stabilising economic and political environment, as the country turns into a safe and competitive des

Nepal tourism sees healthy growth

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Total tourist arrivals increased to 22.1 percent during fiscal year 2011-12.

International tourism surges in Qatar

Qatar saw a massive jump in the number of visitors from the Gulf region in 2011, with 50% more than the previous year.

1 billion milestone mark expected in international arrivals

International tourist arrivals grew by over 4 percent in 2011 to 980 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

Malaysia braces for drop in tourist arrivals

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia - The Tourism Ministry is expecting a decrease in international arrivals this year due to floods, natural disasters and other economic factors.

UNWTO forecasts international tourism will continue to grow

International tourist arrivals are forecast to reach 1.8 billion by 2030 according to the newly-released UNWTO long-term forecast, Tourism Towards 2030.

Bartlett: Jamaica’s tourism 13.6 percent up

Jamaica's uptick in cruise ship visitors has kept the country's tourist arrivals afloat, with a 13.6 percent increase in the first 8 months of the year, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has revealed.

Ferry disaster could ruin Tanzania’s tourist destination image

The maritime accident that hit Zanzibar last week has left tourism officials worried that recurring disasters could ruin Tanzania’s image as a tourist destination.

Kenya expects 1.2 million international tourists in 2011

International tourist arrivals are expected to hit a record 1.2 million by the end of the year.

Dubai hotel occupancy up 10.5 percent

DUBAI, UAE — Dubai continues to attract a large number of tourists as hoteliers in the emirate recorded the biggest year-on-year jump in occupancy level within the Middle East during July, global co

Zambian elections will not affect tourism

Ndola — The Livingstone Tourism Association (LTA) has expressed optimism that Zambia will host peaceful elections this year and that tourist arrivals will not be affected.

First quarter of 2011 shows growth in international tourist arrivals

International tourist arrivals grew by 4.5% in the first four months of 2011, despite new challenges emerging since the beginning of the year.

UNWTO Tourism Highlights available online

The 2011 edition of the UNWTO Tourism Highlights is now online.

Philippines expecting 15-percent growth of tourist arrivals

Philippine tourism has been a top-dollar earner for the country, propping up the country's dollar reserves.