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Tourists flock to Vietnam’s ancient town of Hoi An

HOI AN, Vietnam - Over the past few years, the ancient town of Hoi An, located some 650 km south of Hanoi, is now becoming a favorite tourist destination in Vietnam.

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.

Spain named cheapest holiday destination in Europe

LONDON, England - Spain has been named as the cheapest holiday destination in Europe in the seventh annual Post Office report on holiday costs.

Tourism chiefs: Cornwall NOT “English” tourist destination

Its reputation as a pocket of nationalist rebellion has long formed part of Cornish folklore.

Dubai ranks among top 10 global tourist destinations

DUBAI, UAE — Dubai ranks among the top 10 tourist destinations worldwide and the emirate is expected to attract 8.8 million international visitors in 2012 with spending estimated at around $8.8 bill

Two explosions rock Philippine tourist island

MANILA — Philippine police reports that three people were injured in hotel and bus depot blasts on Philippine tourist island of Palawan on Thursday.

Maldives goes after mid-market Indian tourists

The popular sea country prepares to host more mid-market Indian travelers.

President Martelly: Haiti to be promoted as tourist destination

"We no longer want handouts, we want to promote Haiti," declared last weekend the President of the Republic, Michel Martelly, specifying that the name of Haiti should no longer only be associated with

Plastic bag-free zone established at Inle Lake in Burma

A village at Inle Lake in southern Shan State has agreed to become a plastic bag-free zone, and the project’s backers say they hope the initiative will spread to other areas of the popular tourist d

Mozambique slowly emerging as popular tourist destination

Once marred by conflict, Mozambique is slowly emerging as a popular tourist destination as people are drawn in by the tropical weather, beautiful beaches and rich culture.

Mexico City makes its debut on “The Martha Stewart Show”

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Mexico City shines in the spotlight of Hallmark Channel's Emmy- winning program, "The Martha Stewart Show," when the domestic diva takes her prowess on the road to experience the

Anantara Riverside Resort & Spa to open in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Thailand - Ten years after the first Anantara resort opened - in Hua Hin - Thailand's 10th Anantara property will appear alongside Bangkok's River of Kings, the Chaophraya, on November 1.

Sierra Leone wants Russian tourists

MOSCOW, Russia — "The development of the tourist industry of a nation is the sure way to plan for the economic prosperity of a country," declared Sierra Leone's Ambassador to Russia, Mr.

Mexico chosen for Executive Council on the UN World Tourism Organization

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - The following is being released today by Marca Pais – Imagen de Mexico: During the 19th General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Mexico was un

South East Asia’s growing popularity threatens India’s domestic tourism

KOLKATA, India - The growing popularity of South East Asia as a tourism destination could become one of the biggest threats for the domestic tourism industry.

Croatia emerging as new destination for Asian tourists

The Republic of Croatia is emerging as a new European destination for Korean and other Asian visitors, offering what France and other so-called ``tourism powerhouses’’ cannot.

Will Brazil become an all year-round destination?

SAO PAOLO - Brazil could become a booming all-year-round cruise destination if technical concerns around South American cruise tourism policy were successfully resolved, says MSC Cruises CEO, Mr Pierf

Lagos governor promises to make state a tourist destination

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) yesterday assured Lagosians of his administration commitment to make the state a tourist destination.

Strong recent investment makes St Lucia a world class destination

LONDON, England - The beautiful Caribbean island of St Lucia has long been synonymous with high end luxury and big spending visitors but now, thanks to a broadening variety of accommodation and improv

China beats Spain as 3rd biggest tourist destination

BEIJING, China - The financial crisis in Spain has helped China get past this European nation to become the third biggest tourist destination in the world, according to the latest figures released by

Mexico announces new National Tourism Accord

After signing the National Tourism Accord, President Felipe Calderón urged all Mexicans to unite to strengthen the tourist sector, which is a national and public policy priority for this government.

Cairo’s Tahrir Square to be turned into tourist attraction

Tourism experts called for making Tahrir Sqaure a tourist destination as a memorial to the 18-day protests staged in the square which resulted in the toppling of former President Hosni Mubarak's regi

Costa Rica popular with both tourists and aliens

An orange light in the sky lights up again the controversy between scientists and those who claim that Costa Rica is one of the favourite destinations by aliens - the UFO kind.

Iraq the next tourism hotspot

Iraq is poised to be a future tourism hotspot reveals the WTM Global Trends Report today (Monday 8 November).

Abundant wildlife makes Zambia one of top African tourist destination

With its abundant wildlife, magnificent waterfalls and offering safaris on foot, canoe and horseback, Zambia has established itself as one of Africa's most popular tourist destinations.

Scuds or no Scuds, tourists still flock to South Lebanon

Israeli claims that Hezbollah has obtained Scud missiles have revved up fears another war may break out soon.

UNWTO: China may surpass France as top tourist destination by 2015

China will surpass France as the largest tourist destination by 2015, according to a senior official with the United Nations World Tourism Organization.

Tibetan settlement in Orissa declared tourist destination

Berhampur, Orissa - The Orissa government today declared as a tourist destination the Tibetan settlement at Jiranga area in Gajapati district, where Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama inaugurate

UK to promote West Bank as tourist destination

The West Bank has a reputation for instability, military checkpoints and the ever-present threat of war with Israel.

Heartland promoted as tourist destination by Oklahoma and Kansas

FLINT HILLS, Kan. — Kansas and Oklahoma are working together to promote the rural heartland to foreign media and tourists.