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88% surge in Chinese tourists to Bali

Bali 88% surge in Chinese tourists to Bali

China is set to become one of Bali's biggest contributors to the tourism industry following a significant surge in the number of Chinese tourists who visited the resort island over the last couple ...

Chinese tourist arrivals break 3,000 daily ceiling

Taiwan Chinese tourist arrivals break 3,000 daily ceiling

By etaiwannews.com

Taipei - The number of arriving Chinese visitors broke the 3,000 mark for the first time Wednesday to reach 3,043, according to statistics released that day by the Tourism Bureau.

Hawaii Tourism Authority estimates 3 percent drop in 2009 arrivals

207,000 Less Tourists Hawaii Tourism Authority estimates 3 percent drop in 2009 arrivals

By honoluluadvertiser.com

If current tourism patterns continue, state tourism officials expect the number of visitors coming to Hawaii this year to reach about 6.5 million, or about 207,000 fewer people than last year.

Modest growth in 2008 - but Q4 arrivals numbers take tumble

PATA Quarterly Tourism Monitor Modest growth in 2008 - but Q4 arrivals numbers take tumble

By eTN Staff Writer

There are some small crumbs of comfort for the travel industry in the latest PATA Quarterly Tourism Monitor.

Japan plans to allow Chinese tourists to visit individually: report

Japan Japan plans to allow Chinese tourists to visit individually: report

By xinhuanet.com

TOKYO - The government plans to allow Chinese tourists to visit Japan individually if they meet certain standards of affluence, Kyodo News reported Tuesday.

Mainland tourists spend $25 mln in Taiwan during Chinese New Year holiday

Taiwan Mainland tourists spend $25 mln in Taiwan during Chinese New Year holiday

By xinhuanet.com

TAIPEI - About 13,400 Chinese mainland tourists flocked to Taiwan last week, spending 850 million New Taiwan dollars (25.5 million U.S. dollars) in their first Spring Festival holiday on the ...

Spain suffers first tourist fall on record in '08

Spain Spain suffers first tourist fall on record in '08

By guardian.co.uk

MADRID - Spain, the world's second biggest tourist destination, suffered its first fall in foreign arrivals in at least 13 years in 2008, figures out on Wednesday showed.

Taiwan Chinese tourists’arrivals won’t cause hepatitis A epidemic: CDC

By etaiwannews.com

Taipei - The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Wednesday that hepatitis A is unlikely to break out in Taiwan as public health conditions here are good, rebutting a local newspaper’ s ...

Malaysia targets 300,000 tourists from UK

Malaysia Malaysia targets 300,000 tourists from UK

By bernama.com

LONDON - Malaysia targets 300,000 tourist arrivals from the United Kingdom this year, said Tourism Malaysia director (UK and Ireland) Abdul Rauf Hassan.

Prediction of 500,000 tourists a year from India

Australia - Indian Tourists To The Rescue Prediction of 500,000 tourists a year from India

By theage.com.au

AUSTRALIAN tourism has turned its attention on India as a potential source of tourists, with predictions that within a decade more than 500,000 Indian tourists a year could visit Australia.

Tourism bureau: Foreign tourist arrivals on rise

Taiwan Tourism bureau: Foreign tourist arrivals on rise

By etaiwannews.com

Although a violent incident might impact Chinese tourists' willingness to visit Taiwan, tourist arrivals from many parts of the world have been on the rise this year, Tourism Bureau ...

September tourism arrivals plummet in Hawaii

Hawaii September tourism arrivals plummet in Hawaii

By forbes.com

HONOLULU - Hawaii welcomed nearly one-fifth fewer visitors in September than the same month last year, the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism reported.

Foreign arrivals down 30 percent in Bangkok: industry group

Thailand Foreign arrivals down 30 percent in Bangkok: industry group

By AFP

BANGKOK — Arrivals of foreign tourists in Bangkok are down 30 percent, the Association of Thai Travel Agents said Thursday, blaming the drop on a state of emergency declared three days ago in ...

Travel industry finds U.S. tourists are no longer low-hanging fruit

Canada Travel industry finds U.S. tourists are no longer low-hanging fruit

By metronews.ca

For 40 years, motel owner Gordon Heading counted on American travellers for a steady stream of business each summer along Cape Breton’s scenic Cabot Trail.

Tourist arrivals in Kashmir valley up by 97 pc

Kashmir Tourist arrivals in Kashmir valley up by 97 pc

By economictimes.indiatimes.com

SRINAGAR: Agitation in favour and against Amarnath land transfer notwithstanding, tourist arrivals in Kashmir valley registered 97 per cent increase this season.

Visit Florida partners with Southwest for more tourists

Florida Visit Florida partners with Southwest for more tourists

By bizjournals.com

Southwest Airlines and Visit Florida have forged a promotional partnership to target key markets such as Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, Pittsburgh, Dallas and the Boston area.

O'Connor floats tourist tax to fund industry

New Zealand: to tax or not to tax? O'Connor floats tourist tax to fund industry

By nzherald.co.nz

Funding has finally been approved for the Government's much talked about tourism strategy but the difficulty in getting it passed has highlighted key financing issues for the industry.

Hawaii visitor arrivals drop 14.2% in scary situation for tourism

Hawaii Hawaii visitor arrivals drop 14.2% in scary situation for tourism

Nearly 100 Hawai'i tourism leaders met yesterday in an urgent search for a strategy to reverse the decline in visitor arrivals, which has reached levels not seen since the months after the 9/11 ...

Singapore’s tourism sector suffers drop in visitor arrivals

Singapore Singapore’s tourism sector suffers drop in visitor arrivals

Singapore’s visitor arrivals fell 4.1 percent last month, the steepest monthly decline since the SARS outbreak five years ago, as rising hotel charges deter tourists arriving from Indonesia and ...

Early Easter blamed for sharp tourism fall

New Zealand Arrivals Down Early Easter blamed for sharp tourism fall

An early Easter is being blamed for the biggest fall in visitor arrivals seen since July 2005.

On a seasonally adjusted basis arrivals dropped by 11.8 per cent between March and April and ...

Almost 30 pct of US flights failed to arrive on time

US Airline Delays Worsened In March Almost 30 pct of US flights failed to arrive on time

WASHINGTON - Nearly 30 percent of domestic flights were late or canceled in March, more bad news for an industry plagued with safety concerns and buckling under record fuel costs.

A record 1 million tourists arrive in Cuba in first quarter

Cuban Tourism A record 1 million tourists arrive in Cuba in first quarter

One million tourists visited Cuba in the first quarter of 2008, and did so in record time, 22 days earlier than in 2007, officials announced at a celebration on Tuesday at the Compay Segundo Salon ...

More extensive tourist fingerprinting comes to U.S. ports

Entering US More extensive tourist fingerprinting comes to U.S. ports

New York - Fourteen small white boxes with green glowing screens were installed this week at customs booths around John F. Kennedy International Airport here.

Tourists swell 9.7%, says DOT

Philippines Tourism Looks Healthy Tourists swell 9.7%, says DOT

Foreign tourist arrivals breached the half-million mark in the first two months of the year, the highest so far registered in the last three years, the Department of Tourism (DOT) reported.

Cruise visitor arrivals plummet in Cayman

Cayman Islands Cruise visitor arrivals plummet in Cayman

By Cayman Net News

According to official figures, and allowing for disruption by Hurricane Ivan in September 2004, total cruise ship arrivals in 2007 fell to pre-2003 levels.

Israel tourism jumps 25 pct in 2007 to 2.3 million

Israel Israel tourism jumps 25 pct in 2007 to 2.3 million

JERUSALEM, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Tourism to Israel jumped 25 percent in 2007 to its highest level in seven years, led by a record number of visitors from the United States, the Central Bureau of ...

New York attracts record 46m tourists in 2007

New York New York attracts record 46m tourists in 2007

NEW YORK - A record 46 million tourists visited New York in 2007, in a sign of the city's dramatic recovery from the aftermath of the September 11 attacks six years ago, according to estimates ...

Irish cities still more of a hit with tourists

Ireland Irish cities still more of a hit with tourists

Figures released by the tourism development authority, Fáilte Ireland, reveal that 2007 was a record year for Irish tourism in terms of visitors and earnings. 7.8 million people visited Ireland ...

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