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Destination news: Tourist arrivals to Myanmar up 37%

Myanmar Tourism Destination news: Tourist arrivals to Myanmar up 37%

Yangon - Tourist arrivals to Myanmar increased 37.4 per cent year-on-year in the first seven months of 2010, thanks in part to a new visa-on-arrival system, media reports said Sunday.

St. Lucia sees record growth in visitor arrivals

Best Caribbean Island in 2010 St. Lucia sees record growth in visitor arrivals

CASTRIES, St Lucia – Tourism officials in St Lucia are reporting that record growth in visitor arrival figures for the first half of 2010 are being matched by impressive global accolades for the ...

Tanzania Tourist Board admits to missing 2010 targets

Misses Million Visitor Mark Tanzania Tourist Board admits to missing 2010 targets

By Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - Officials of the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) have scratched their heads in recent days, when the available half-year figures of arrivals and revenues from tourism to Tanzania suggested ...

Syrian tourist numbers up 55%

Syria Syrian tourist numbers up 55%

DAMASCUS — The number of visitors to Syria for the first seven months of this year has risen by 55 percent compared to the same period last year, the tourism ministry said on Wednesday.

Kenya's 2010 tourist arrivals to set record

Kenya Tourism Kenya's 2010 tourist arrivals to set record

By Helen Nyambura

NAIROBI - Kenya's tourist arrivals rose to 483,000 in the first half of 2010, officials said on Monday, putting east Africa's largest economy on track to beat record foreign visitor numbers set in ...

Happy Surprise 100,000th visitor arrives for romantic wedding in Seychelles

SEYCHELLES, Africa – A bride-to-be – Katy Uijleman from Holland – disembarked from Qatar Airways yesterday morning as the 100,000th visitor to Seychelles this year.

Kenya Tourist Board: Tourist arrivals to surpass 1M mark this year

Kenya to see over 1 million tourists in 2010 Kenya Tourist Board: Tourist arrivals to surpass 1M mark this year

By MICHAEL KARANJA

NAIROBI - The Kenya Tourist Board (KTB) has expressed optimism of surpassing the one million-tourist arrival mark this year.

Kenya's tourist arrivals set new record

First Half Of 2010 Sees 20 Percent Jump Kenya's tourist arrivals set new record

(eTN) - The first six months of 2010 have seen tourist arrivals boosted by a remarkable 20+ percent in Kenya, a huge boost for the country’s entire tourism industry and the country as a ...

Cyprus tourist numbers continue to grow

Cyprus Tourism On The Rise Cyprus tourist numbers continue to grow

Tourist arrivals to Cyprus continued to grow for the second month running in June after a sharp fall in April, official figures showed Wednesday.

Tourist arrivals up in Nepal

Nepal Tourist arrivals up in Nepal

KATHMANDU - Tourist arrivals in Nepal by air in May have increased by 6 percent to 26,634 compared to the same month last year, local media reported on Wednesday.

Kenya tourism sector recorded strong first quarter performance

Arrival Data Kenya tourism sector recorded strong first quarter performance

By Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

The Kenyan tourism industry is confident, following the publication of first quarter arrival data, that they are firmly on course to a record year, exceeding the arrivals of 2007.

Seychelles arrival numbers on course

Airline Passenger Projections Seychelles arrival numbers on course

By Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

The projections for Seychelles’ 2010 arrival numbers are still on course, in spite of the setback during the ash crisis, which also affected the Seychelles.

Who is coming to Hawaii?

Top 10 International Markets Who is coming to Hawaii?

By Steve Craven

Where are Hawaii's international visitors coming from?

Cape Town Tourism welcomes growth figures

International Arrivals Up By 7 Percent Cape Town Tourism welcomes growth figures

By eTN Staff Writer

Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold said the latest international tourism statistics show that international tourism is steadily gaining momentum, following an extremely challenging ...

First results of 2010 confirm upward trend in international tourism to US

Arrivals Gaining Momentum First results of 2010 confirm upward trend in international tourism to US

By eTN Staff Writer

International tourism is steadily gaining momentum in the US following an extremely challenging 2009.

Finally some good news for the Aloha State

Hawaii Tourism Authority Releases March Arrival And Spending Numbers Finally some good news for the Aloha State

Total expenditures by visitors who came to Hawaii by air in March 2010 rose 12.7 percent from the same month last year to US$874.2 million, boosted by increased arrivals and higher daily visitor ...

Macau tourist numbers up 6.7%

Macau Arrivals Up Macau tourist numbers up 6.7%

MACAU - Macau's visitor arrivals in March 2010 totaled 2.01 million, up by 6.7 percent year on year, according to the figures released Friday by the city's Statistics and Census Service ...

International arrivals to US up for 3rd consecutive month

Fourth Quarter Upswing International arrivals to US up for 3rd consecutive month

By eTN Staff Writer

In the month of December 2009, total international visitors to the US reached 4.1 million, an increase of 5 percent over December 2008.

Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals up 48%

Sri Lankan Tourism Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals up 48%

By Chris Mackay

The number of people taking holidays in Sri Lanka is at a record level, official figures have shown.

Greek tourism bracing for weak summer season

Greece Greek tourism bracing for weak summer season

By Renee Maltezou

ATHENS - Revenues from tourism, the biggest earner for Greece's embattled economy, will drop again this year after a 10 percent fall in 2009, a hotel industry body said on Tuesday.

European passenger traffic up nearly 4 percent during January 2010

Signs Of Recovery At European Airports European passenger traffic up nearly 4 percent during January 2010

Traffic figures for the beginning of the new year reveal improving signs of recovery at European airports.

Sri Lanka tourism reaches dizzying heights last months

Arrivals Up Nearly 70 Percent In February Sri Lanka tourism reaches dizzying heights last months

By Srilal Miththapala, eTN

Tourist arrivals for February 2010 reached a high of 57,300, surpassing February 2009 arrivals by a resounding 67.7 percent.

United Airlines to begin flights to Africa

First Ever For UAL United Airlines to begin flights to Africa

By eTN Staff Writer

United Airlines announced the schedule for the airline’s first-ever nonstop service to the African continent, with once-daily service linking Washington with Accra, the capital of Ghana, ...

Bermuda's tourist arrivals fell 10.5%

Bermuda Experiences Drop In Air Arrivals Bermuda's tourist arrivals fell 10.5%

By Ruth O'Kelly-Lynch

The primary purpose of almost 40 percent of visitors who flew to the Island last year was business or visiting friends and family, statistics released this week show.

Sri Lanka hotel arrivals on the upswing

January Hotel Performance Sri Lanka hotel arrivals on the upswing

By Srilal Miththapala, eTN

The January performance of Sri Lankan hotels has been excellent, with arrivals reaching 50,750, which is a 32 percent increase on last January.

Philippines twist tourist data for elections

Tourism Arrival Statistics Philippines twist tourist data for elections

By Luc Citrinot, eTN

Is there not a better tool to judge and benchmark the efficiency of a tourism policy than looking yearly at tourist arrivals data?

Seychelles visitor numbers to reach 300,000 plus but no more beyond that

Considering Cap On Tourist Arrivals Seychelles visitor numbers to reach 300,000 plus but no more beyond that

By Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

While in the Seychelles recently it emerged in discussions with leading stakeholders and tourism planners that the island is considering a cap on tourism arrivals, probably by 2017 or slightly ...

Singapore Tourism Board: Arrival numbers down

Singapore Touris Numbers Decline Singapore Tourism Board: Arrival numbers down

SINGAPORE - Singapore received 9.7 million foreign tourists last year, registering a year-on-year percentage decrease of 4.3 percent, according to the figures released by the country's National ...

Saudi Arabia's tourist arrivals to grow 5% in 2010

Saudi Arabia's Tourism To Grow Saudi Arabia's tourist arrivals to grow 5% in 2010

Saudi Arabia's tourism industry is unique in that despite the limitations of strict entrance visa regulations, the industry has strong growth potential.

South Africa's tourist arrivals up by 4.6%

South Africa's Tourism Numbers Grow South Africa's tourist arrivals up by 4.6%

The total number of travellers who visited South Africa through all its ports of entry during October 2009 lifted 4.6% year-on-year (y/y) to 2.375 million from the 10.4% y/y increase in September, ...

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