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China’s austerity campaign has chilling effect on tourism industry

JINAN, China - An austerity campaign launched in China has produced a chilling effect on the tourism industry, with travel agencies having to realign their strategies to heat up their profits.

Hilton celebrates 25 years in China

SHANGHAI, China – Hilton Worldwide is celebrating its 25th anniversary in China, marking a new milestone in Hilton Worldwide’s legacy of providing Chinese guests with exceptional hospitality servi

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.

Tourism sector contributes $52 billion to UAE economy in 2012

The UAE's travel and tourism industry is growing significantly faster than the world growth average, according to new new economic research released by The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

Philippines’ global tourism standing up 12 points

MANILA, Philippines — It’s getting more fun for the Philippines.

Indian tourism industry needs urgent image upgrade

The Indian tourism sector needs an urgent image makeover and higher investment in infrastructure, including through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode to capitalise on opportunities provided by ove

Bulgarian tourism unveils new logo, slogan

The new tourist brand of Bulgaria as a tourist destination was presented Thursday by Ivo Marinov, Deputy Minister of Economy, Energy, and Tourism.

Airline Ambassadors take a stand against human trafficking

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana - Airline Ambassadors International (AAI) is providing training on Human Trafficking Awareness at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in the Aviation Board Room ab

Oman to evaluate tourism sector, prepare comprehensive development strategy

MUSCAT, Oman — Tourism Minister Ahmed bin Nasser al Mehrzi has said that the government has tasked the Ministry of Tourism to evaluate the tourism sector and prepare a clear-cut, comprehensive long

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.

Minister: Egypt’s tourism industry continues to thrive

CHESTER, England - The latest revelation from Egypt's minister for tourism shows there is certainly plenty of optimism when it comes to the number of visitors expected to make the country their chosen

Minister: Alcohol ban killing tourism in Mizoram

AIZAWL, Mizoram, India - Ban on consumption of liquor in Mizoram is affecting the tourism industry in the mountainous state, a minister said Monday.

World Responsible Tourism Day celebrated by Cape Town

The travel industry looks to the World Travel Market (WTM) event today to lead on this year’s World Responsible Tourism Day (November 7) through a wealth of debates and presentations on conscious to

Latest figures from WTTC confirm resilience of global travel and tourism...

Growth in the global travel and tourism industry in 2012 will be broadly in line with expectations set at the beginning of the year.

China-Japan row over Diaoyu Islands continues to hurt travel industry

The row between China and Japan over the Diaoyu Islands has spilled over to the arts and continues to hit the travel industry.

Projected bookings from UK and Germany to USA

UNITED KINGDOM Travel Trade Barometer: British Travel Projected to Remain Flat through the End of 2012

Establishment of SKAL Club in China opens enormous opportunities for travel...

The first SKAL Club to be established in mainland China has been officially approved by the Chinese government authorities.

IMEX America set to introduce a range of new services and...

Having conducted extensive surveys and one-to-one feedback among both hosted buyers and buyer-attendees following the inaugural IMEX America last fall, the IMEX Group is now set to introduce a range o

Greek business owners concerned about tourism slump

Dimitris Thalassinos, 75, is tired. He is serving his last customer before packing up for the day. Most days he is at his shop in Athens' ancient Pandrossou street market for 12 hours.

Travel technology to generate over £100 million at WTM

World Travel Market 2011, the leading global event for the travel industry, will generate more than £100 million for its travel technology exhibitors, reveals independent research.

Abu Dhabi tourism prepares for summer campaign

More than 80 representatives from Abu Dhabi’s tourism industry gathered at the five-star The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa today to put the final touches on Summer in Abu Dhabi - the emirate

Future looks good for tourism in the long run

The travel and tourism industry’s longer-term prospects are good, delegates were told last week at the World Travel Market (WTM )Vision Conference-Florence.

China’s largest and most influential tourist event opens on May 19

The nation's largest and most influential tourist event - the 2012 China Tourism Day - will open on May 19 in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province.

SCTA President: Saudi Arabia to have 1.6 million tourism jobs by...

The Kingdom’s tourism sector will provide 1.6 million jobs by 2015, Prince Sultan bin Salman, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), announced yesterday.

Social media boosts Philippines’ tourism campaign

The Philippines Department of Tourism has a lot to boast about. The country has beautiful beaches, great scuba diving and a culture that is known for its hospitality.

Europeans bank on tourism for economic recovery

DUBAI, UAE - When the global financial crisis hit Europe in 2008, one of the first things that Christian Lagarde, then French finance minister, did was to bring Atout France, the country's tourism pro

World’s best travel spots named

NEWTON, Mass. - The winners of 2012 Travelers' Choice® Destinations awards have been announced today.

Kenya’s tourism stakeholders blame new minister, public expenditure for budget cuts

(eTN) - ‘It is action which counts for us, not words and empty declarations. Maybe now people realize just how much damage the removal of our former minister has done to our sector.

Caribbean tourism top decision makers to debate investment opportunities

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Some of the Caribbean tourism industry’s top decision makers will share their perspectives on investment opportunities in the region at the 16th Annual Caribbean Hotel and

Finding ways for the travel industry to bounce back from crises

There have been a number of challenges from the external environment that the travel industry has had to keep an eye on over the past 18 months.