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Foreign tourists in Maldives warned to exercise caution

The Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed stepped down on Tuesday following weeks of unrest. He handed over power to Vice President Mohammed Waheed Hassan Manik. The situation has started to improve.

Meseznikov: Israeli tourism hurt by Arab Spring chaos

Upheaval in the Arab world has caused a significant drop in tourist visits to Israel, Tourism Minister Stas Meseznikov said on Sunday.

“Revolution” costs Tunisian tourism dearly

TUNIS - Tourism earnings in Tunisia fell almost 40 percent year-on-year in the first nine months of 2011, hit by unrest which led to the ouster of former leader Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, the ministry s

Egyptian tourism plunges 28 percent

DUBAI, UAE - Tourism in Egypt dropped by 28 per cent from January to July following the revolution that swept the country at the beginning of this year, according to the latest figures from the Egypti

Bahrain announces release of detainees, lifting of night curfew

MANAMA, Bahrain - Bahrain has released 515 detainees since the State of National Safety was declared in March, according to Gulf Daily News.

As tourism season nears, Kashmir prays for peace

Srinagar - The shadows of violence still linger but the hills and meadows, lakes and valleys beckon, and tourists are once again flocking to Kashmir.

Russian tourists return to Egypt as travel ban lifted

A group of about 300 Russian tourists arrived in the Egyptian resorts of Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh on Saturday for the first time since the Russian Foreign Ministry recommended citizens to avoid vi

Americans divided on US involvement in Egypt

NEW YORK - As the political unrest in Egypt continues, there is a question of how involved the United States should be in helping to solve the problems. Should the U.S.

Global Express Guaranteed service to Egypt suspended

WASHINGTON - On Feb. 3, the U.S. Postal Service temporarily suspended acceptance of Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) service to Egypt due to the lack of GXG transportation service to Egypt.

Egypt unrest could harm Israeli incoming tourism

The wave of violent anti-government protests in Egypt and possible regime change could hurt Israel's incoming tourism, the School of Management at the Israeli Center for Academic Studies assesses.

Report: al-Qaeda threatens to exploit North Africa unrest

WASHINGTON - An international panel of experts issued a new report and their 13th annual review on terrorism at the National Press Club yesterday, concluding that al-Qaeda has suffered significant los

Never mind unrest, Russian tourists are staying in Egypt

Russia's Federal Tourism Agency on Sunday said that despite violent anti-government protests that have killed at least 100 Egyptians and injured thousands more, prompting foreign tourists to rush to t

Deadly social unrest unmasks Tunisian economic miracle

A tiny wedge of land hugging North Africa’s Mediterranean coast, sun-baked Tunisia is a tourist’s paradise offering sea, sand, ancient Roman ruins, modern spas – or just the simple charm of sipp

Unrest mars tourism season in Kashmir

Street protests, shutdowns and curfew in the Valley besides flash-floods in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir marred the tourism season in the state this year.

Cagey vacationers cancel trips to Jamaica

Jamaica's booming tourism industry has taken a hit as a result of four days of gun battles in a Kingston neighborhood where Christopher ``Dudus'' Coke, wanted for extradition by the United States on d

Gang wars to cost Jamaican tourism dearly

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the country stands to lose US$350 million in earnings because of the unrest in Kingston last week resulting from the attack on the state by criminals seeking to b

Jamaica – cancellation numbers rise, hotels adding extra security

Jamaican hotels are adding security to reassure tourists as clashes in the capital Kingston cause visitors to cancel trips, said Wayne Cummings, the head of Jamaica’s Hotel and Tourism Association.

30 people killed as violence escalates in Jamaican slums

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Thousands of police and soldiers stormed the Jamaican ghettos where reggae was born Tuesday in search of a reputed drug kingpin wanted by the United States, intensifying a third

Unrest in Kingston prompts US travel alert for Jamaica

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States on Friday issued a travel alert for Jamaica on developing security concerns in the Kingston area.

Troubled Greece is a hard sell to foreign tourists this summer

Hotel receptionist Maria Kanelopoulou has been busy crossing names out of an already rather empty reservations book since labor protests turned violent this month, ending with the death of three.

Thai Tourism Minister: Tourist arrivals down over 50% due to chaos

BANGKOK - The current street violence linked with political unrest in Bangkok has driven away foreign tourists from visiting Thailand as arrivals have declined by over 50 per cent now, Tourism and Spo

Tourism veteran Lutzi Mazig expresses his indignation with events in Thailand

Bangkok's office of Asian Trails is just in the midst of the action.

King Bhumibol Adulyadej finally speaks on Thai political crisis

BANGKOK – Thailand's ailing king spoke publicly Monday for the first time since his country descended into political chaos, but the man seen by many as the best hope for securing a peaceful resoluti

Bangkok hotels at 30% room occupancy rate due to turmoil

BANGKOK - Occupancy rates in hotels in Bangkok, the Thai capital that has been the scene of violent clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces, are at about one-thirds of expectati

Fiji Tourism CEO welcomes increase in visitors

Figures released by Fiji Tourism this week show the destination welcomed a total of 53,138 international visitors in October 2009, a 7.2 percent increase on the 49,586 achieved for the same period in

Honduras’ Tourism Minister: “Don’t visit my country!”

A vacation in Honduras can conjure up visions of spectacular destinations: the Mayan ruins of Copán, cloud forest after cloud forest filled with exotic flora and fauna, the gorgeous beaches and the d

Honduran tourism hit hard by unrest

Honduras could take 10 years to recover from the impact of its current political crisis which has seen tourist numbers plummet by 70%.

Tobago short of 100 cops

Crime rates have been on the rise in Tobago as law enforcement on the island is suffering from a shortage of 100 police officers.

Violence continues in Tobago

Two teenagers have been battered to death in Tobago. Reports are that the bodies of two young men were discovered in the French Fort, Scarborough area.