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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 ...

Cyprus tourist numbers tank

Cyprus Cyprus tourist numbers tank

NICOSIA — Cyprus tourist arrivals plunged 10.7 percent in the first nine months of 2009, the government statistical office reported on Friday, bringing more bad news to the recession-hit ...

International arrivals at Honolulu Airport will have better experience

New US$13.2 Million Concourse Opened Today International arrivals at Honolulu Airport will have better experience

By Robbie Dingeman

Starting today, thousands of travelers arriving in Honolulu from international destinations can walk through an air-conditioned corridor instead of braving the heat on the sidewalk or smelling ...

UK boosts Sri Lanka's popularity with 16.9% arrivals increase

End Of Country's Conflict Aids Tourism UK boosts Sri Lanka's popularity with 16.9% arrivals increase

By eTN Staff Writer

The Indian Ocean island welcomed the highest number of British tourists in 2009 during the month of August, representing an increase of more than 1,000 visitors over August last year.

Airlines' on-time arrivals improve with fewer flights

Airline Industry Airlines' on-time arrivals improve with fewer flights

U.S. airlines recorded their best July for on-time arrivals in six years, a happy byproduct of an unhappy airline industry that has eliminated thousands of flights.

Sri Lanka anticipating 35% growth in tourism sector

Minister: Sri Lanka's Tourism To Expand Sri Lanka anticipating 35% growth in tourism sector

The Tourism Ministry is anticipating a 35 percent growth in the country’s tourism sector during this year aiming to take the country forward as a foremost tourist destination in Asia.

Number of scheduled airline seats to Hawaii declines

Fewer Seats To Hawaii Number of scheduled airline seats to Hawaii declines

Scheduled airline seats to Hawaii this fall are 2.1 percent lower than in the same September-November period last year.

Hawaii visitor spending drops 16% during first 7 months of 2009

Hawaii Tourism Hawaii visitor spending drops 16% during first 7 months of 2009

By eTN Staff Writer

HONOLULU, HI – Total spending by air visitors for the first seven months of 2009 decreased US$1.1 billion or 16 percent from year-to-date 2008, to US$5.8 billion.

Mauritius' tourism receipts down 17.7 percent

Mauritius' Tourism Down Mauritius' tourism receipts down 17.7 percent

PORT LOUIS - Mauritius saw a 17.7 percent decline in gross tourism receipts in the first half of 2009 as the global economic slump discouraged visitors, official data showed on Wednesday.

Sarawak enjoys growth in tourist arrivals

Malaysia Sarawak enjoys growth in tourist arrivals

By Luc Citrinot, eTN Asia Staff Writer

It is not all gloom and doom in Asia.

Malaysian tourism: No news is good news

Malaysia Malaysian tourism: No news is good news

The A (H1N1) flu is making it difficult for Malaysian tourism authorities to meet the targeted one million Chinese visitors this year.

Tourism in Panama is booming

Chiriqui Province Eyed For Expansion Tourism in Panama is booming

By eTN Staff Writer

In the short span of the past six years, Panama's tourism arrivals have more than doubled, while tourism-based revenue has more than tripled, according to the Panama Tourism Authority.

Sri Lankan tourist numbers up 9%

Sri Lanka Sri Lankan tourist numbers up 9%

Compared to last year, the number of tourist arrivals into Sri Lanka increased by nine percent at the end of June this year.

University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce: Arrivals may fall 20%

Thai Tourism University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce: Arrivals may fall 20%

BANGKOK, July 1 (Reuters) - Thailand may see a drop of up to 20 percent in tourist arrivals this year due to the global economic slowdown and domestic political unrest, the University of the Thai ...

New visa policy facilitates visits to Armenia

Boosting Tourist Arrivals New visa policy facilitates visits to Armenia

By eTN Staff Writer

In unprecedented steps to boost tourist arrivals, Armenia has introduced a new shorter-stay visa for guests.

Japan arrivals drop sharply, costing Hawaii millions

Hawaii Swine Flu Scaring Off Tourists Japan arrivals drop sharply, costing Hawaii millions

The number of Japanese visitors arriving in Hawai'i plunged over the last two weeks amid swine-flu fears — even though Hawai'i cases have remained few and mild — and cancellations over the ...

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