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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 ...

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.

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