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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, ...

Tunisia aims to attract 300,000 tourists

Tunisia Aims To Increase Tourist Numbers Tunisia aims to attract 300,000 tourists

Tunis — Tunisia which is the world's second destination for spas and thalasso therapy after France, is attracting an increasing number of visitors lured by its proximity to Europe, its mild, ...

International tourism on track for a rebound after an exceptionally challenging 2009

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer International tourism on track for a rebound after an exceptionally challenging 2009

By eTN Staff Writer

Growth returned to international tourism in the last quarter of 2009 contributing to better than expected full-year results, according to the latest edition of the UNWTO World Tourism ...

Foreign tourism to Spain takes 8.7% dive

Spain's Foreign Arrivals Decline Foreign tourism to Spain takes 8.7% dive

MADRID — Spain suffered a drop in foreign tourists of 8.7 percent last year due to the global economic slowdown, the government said Wednesday, its second straight year of falling visitor ...

Jero Wacik: Tourists to spend $7b in Indonesia in 2010

Indonesia's Tourism Jero Wacik: Tourists to spend $7b in Indonesia in 2010

Tourism Minister Jero Wacik said Tuesday the foreign exchange reserves from the tourism industry would be raised from the 7 million tourist arrivals.

Obama vacation brings worldwide media coverage for Hawaii

November Arrivals Typically Slow Obama vacation brings worldwide media coverage for Hawaii

By eTN Staff Writer

Hawaii Tourism Authority president and CEO Mike McCartney issued the following statement regarding Hawaii's November 2009 visitor data.

Nearly 370,000 tourists arrive to Macao over Christmas

Macao Tourism Nearly 370,000 tourists arrive to Macao over Christmas

MACAO - Macao recorded a total number of 368,615 tourist arrivals during this year's Christmas holidays, according to the figures released on Monday by the Immigration Department of the Macao ...

Philippines tourist arrivals up 17%

Philippines' Tourism Up Philippines tourist arrivals up 17%

MANILA, Philippines – According to top tourist destinations, arrivals grew by 17% or 5.2 million in the third quarter of 2009.

International visitor arrivals surge again in Fiji in September

High Hopes For New Services International visitor arrivals surge again in Fiji in September

By eTN Staff Writer

In what again represents a solid boost for Fiji’s tourism industry, international visitor arrivals for September 2009 again continued to build according to figures released by Tourism Fiji.

Cyprus tourist arrivals down In October

Cyprus Cyprus tourist arrivals down In October

Thursday, the Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus announced that the tourist arrivals decreased 14% year-on-year in October, compared to the 9.6% fall in the previous month.

South Africa tourist arrivals hit record 9.5 million in 2008

South Africa Tourism South Africa tourist arrivals hit record 9.5 million in 2008

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa received a record 9.5 million tourists in 2008, up 5.5 percent annually, but is counting on the World Cup to reverse a slowdown felt this year, the tourism minister ...

Tourism Authority of Thailand opens second India office in Mumbai

Expects 530,000 Arrivals From India Tourism Authority of Thailand opens second India office in Mumbai

By eTN Staff Writer

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) New Delhi Office announced that TAT will open its second India office in the city of Mumbai on November 2, 2009.

Singapore sees first hike in tourist arrivals

Singapore Tourism Singapore sees first hike in tourist arrivals

In a sure sign that the economic storm is abating visitor arrivals to Singapore hit 799,000 in September, representing a 7.1 per cent increase over the corresponding month last year.

Hawaii Tourism Authority releases visitor statistics for September 2009

Arrivals Up, Expenditures Down Hawaii Tourism Authority releases visitor statistics for September 2009

By eTN Staff Writer

HONOLULU, HI – According to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, total visitor days for air and cruise visitors in September 2009 rose 4.8 percent from the same ...

Tourist arrivals up in Turkey

Turkey Tourist arrivals up in Turkey

Tourist arrivals into Turkey rose 5.2% year-on-year in September, after falling 0.05% in the previous month, the country's Ministry of Culture and Tourism said Friday.

Singapore aggressively courting international tourists

Singapore Singapore aggressively courting international tourists

SINGAPORE - Singapore, which recorded a two per cent decline in tourism arrivals in 2008 over 2007, is aggressively courting international tourists to bolster its tourism revenue and arrest the ...

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