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China’s tourist industry urged to promote practices of good faith

BEIJING, China - China's tourist industry has been urged by a senior official to promote practices of good faith.

Design Hotels presents ten new members

BERLIN, Germany – Whether it’s Mediterranean warmth, Caribbean cool, dramatic snowscapes or big city thrills that engage attention this season, Design Hotels has them all.

Minister lays out goals for Costa Rican tourism industry

In his second term serving as Costa Rica’s tourism minister, Allan Flores says he feels a little savvier.

Russia struggling to have much of an impact on world tourism

MOSCOW, Russia - Russia may rank among the top 15 countries by the number of World Heritage natural and cultural sites but tourism accounts for just three percent of the gross domestic product.

Saudi Arabia, UAE to see consistent growth in inbound tourism

JEDDAH - Saudi Arabia and the UAE are likely to see consistent growth in inbound tourism between 2010 and 2015, according to research unveiled at WTM Vision Conference, Dubai.

Over 7.3 million tourists came to South Africa in 2010

Over 7.3 million tourists visited South Africa between January and November last year, says Marthinus van Schalkwyk, the country's minister of tourism.

Latin America to push rural holidays instead of beach breaks

Latin America is switching its marketing focus from famous beaches to authentic off the beaten track breaks, reveals the WTM Global Trends Report 2010 today (Monday 8 November).

Taiwan’s tourism hurting in the wake of Morakot

Taipei - While Typhoon Morakot triggered flooding and landslides had demolished a small percentage of Taiwan's scenic spots, the tourism industry is anticipating an even worse scenario of a sharp decl

FITUR International Tourism Trade Fair to promote new features in 2010

The organizing committee of FITUR 2010, chaired by Salvador Santos Campano, approved in its meeting last Friday, April 24, some new features for the next edition of the International Tourism Trade Fai

Cuba on horizon but US travel industry cautious

The US leisure industry could reap rich rewards if lawmakers relax Cuban travel bans, but industry experts warn that several hurdles still block a potentially huge payday for cruise companies, hotels

Tourist industry in El Salvador maintains positive growth trend

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (August 11, 2008) - According to a report made public by the Ministry of Tourism through the Salvadorean Tourism Corporation (CORSATUR), El Salvador has received a significan

UAE ranks 18th in travel and tourism industry

DUBAI — The UAE's high level of security and safety has helped it to be ranked 18 among 124 countries on a new travel and tourism competitive index, according to a Press release issued on Monday.

Bright expectations for Bulgaria’s gambling tourism

On the initiative of Bulgaria's State Commission on Gambling (SCG) on January 30 representatives of the gambling branch, academic circles and of the Chief Directorate for Combating Organised Crime (CDCOC) gathered for a conference at the University for National and World Economy (UNWE) in search of “highly efficient decisions” on the gambling business, Dnevnik daily said.