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World Cup and Obama effect give boost to  Africa's tourism

Africa The Only Continent Where Tourism Increased In 2009 World Cup and Obama effect give boost to Africa's tourism

The "Obama effect" of a US president with African heritage and the 2010 World Cup are boosting tourism in Africa, industry experts say.

Post-shuttle boost to Space Coast tourism

Takeoff for Liftoff Post-shuttle boost to Space Coast tourism

By Margaret Kavanagh

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER -- There’s a new campaign under way to bring more money to the Space Coast now that many fear the retirement of the shuttle program could seriously hurt the community.

Burj Dubai to boost tourism in the emirate

Burj Dubai Burj Dubai to boost tourism in the emirate

The worldwide attention being focused on the opening of the Burj Dubai is likely to provide a much needed boost for the tourism industry in the emirate.

Canoe man case gives unlikely boost to Panama's tourism

Panama Canoe man case gives unlikely boost to Panama's tourism

By John Bingham

He defrauded his insurers and betrayed his family, but John Darwin, the “canoe man” fraudster, has bequeathed the tourism industry in Panama a surprise boost.

Spain turns to Hollywood to attract more tourists

Spain Spain turns to Hollywood to attract more tourists

By Daniel Silva

MADRID — The film camera swept across the cobbled streets, taking in Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz on a motorcycle as they raced behind a pack of bulls and dozens of men dressed in white with red ...

Working holiday visa changes recommended to boost Australian tourism

Australian Tourism Working holiday visa changes recommended to boost Australian tourism

Research into strategies to boost working holiday tourism in Australia has made key recommendations to the Australian Government including the introduction of a new short-term working holiday for ...

A win at Miss World is a boost for Gibraltar tourism

Gibraltar Tourism Gets A Boost A win at Miss World is a boost for Gibraltar tourism

Gibraltar tourism got its biggest boost since the rock formed.

Laos tourism industry get major boost

25th Southeast Asian Games Laos tourism industry get major boost

VIENTIANE, LAOS - The Lao tourism industry and related businesses in Vientiane have gained a major financial boost as thousands of tourists flock to the capital Vientiane for the ongoing 25th ...

Uganda's tourism reaps from Sh2b government boost

Tourism Uganda Gets A Boost Uganda's tourism reaps from Sh2b government boost

Kampala — Six months after the additional budget boost to the tourism sector, there is evidence that the money is being well spent.

Fiji-Hong Kong air services agreement to boost tourism

Fiji Fiji-Hong Kong air services agreement to boost tourism

Fiji has signed an air services agreement with Hong Kong, which is expected to be a catalyst for boosting tourism and economic development.

Pandas to provide huge boost to South Australia's tourism

Giant Pandas Heading For Adelaide Pandas to provide huge boost to South Australia's tourism

CANBERRA - Giant pandas Wang Wang and Funi will provide a 600 million dollars (555 million U.S.

Sydney Airport traffic boosted by tourists

Australia Sydney Airport traffic boosted by tourists

The combination of a strong Australian dollar and an abundance of cheap flights between Australia and both the US and Europe has helped Sydney Airport’s passenger traffic figures rebound ...

World heritage listing boosts Iran tourism

Iran Tourism Gets Boost World heritage listing boosts Iran tourism

Iranian tourism officials say inscription of Soltanieh Dome, a 700-year-old site and that time's tallest building, has tripled the number of tourists visiting the site.

France to boost post-strike tourism in Martinique

Martinique France to boost post-strike tourism in Martinique

France's overseas minister is in Martinique to help the French Caribbean island revive its tourism industry, slammed by a monthlong labor strike earlier this year.

New Zealand tourism gets $20 million boost

New Zealand New Zealand tourism gets $20 million boost

Tourism is getting an extra $20 million, bringing annual funding to $89m, Prime Minister John Key says.

Airline unions would get boost from rule change

Airline Industry Airline unions would get boost from rule change

By SAM HANANEL

WASHINGTON — Workers at U.S. airlines and railroads would have an easier time forming unions if the National Mediation Board succeeds in changing a 75-year-old rule on union organizing.

Mega-ship, mountain fort could boost Haiti tourism

Haiti Tourism Mega-ship, mountain fort could boost Haiti tourism

By Joseph Guyler Delva

LABADEE, Haiti - An ultramodern ocean liner and a 19th-century mountaintop fortress built by a slave rebellion leader figure prominently in Haiti's plans to revive tourism in the poorest nation in ...

Honduras tourism gets a boost

Vacation for Roatan Honduras tourism gets a boost

By eTN Staff Writer

Following a drop in visitors due to recent political events involving former president Manuel Zelaya, along with the economic downturn worldwide, tourists from North America are now returning to ...

Gloucester Cathedral tourism gets a boost from Harry Potter

UK Gloucester Cathedral tourism gets a boost from Harry Potter

London - Keepers of Gloucester Cathedral in England have expressed their joy at the filming of Harry Potter in their ancient building, as it has helped restore public interest in it.

67 Days of Smiles to give Orlando tourism a boost

Orlando 67 Days of Smiles to give Orlando tourism a boost

ORLANDO, Fla. - Tourism is down about 8 percent worldwide.

Subway-style map to boost tourism in Somerset

UK Subway-style map to boost tourism in Somerset

A London Tube-style map has been created detailing major tourist attractions in Somerset.

US cruise ship crews boost port economies by US$240 million every year

Local Mall Shows Ship Crews Appreciation US cruise ship crews boost port economies by US$240 million every year

By eTN Staff Writer

As part of the recent Crew Appreciation Day, retailers at Merritt Square implemented new earlier hours for all shoppers in order to accommodate the crew passengers who need to get back to their ...

Australia Australian tourism "boosted" by social networking

The increasing popularity of social networking and blogging sites such as Facebook and Twitter is reportedly having a beneficial effect on the tourism industry in Australia.

Strong euro boosts Belfast tourism

Northern Ireland Strong euro boosts Belfast tourism

Belfast’s rich and often troubled history, its maritime tradition and its intriguing Victorian architecture may prove to be a pulling point for many visitors.

Canada's tourism industry gets a boost from stay-at-home vacationers

Canada Canada's tourism industry gets a boost from stay-at-home vacationers

"There's no place like home" appears to be an overriding sentiment these days, one that is influencing Canada's tourism sector.

Boost in booking levels reported by cruise lines

Cruise News Boost in booking levels reported by cruise lines

During a year defined by soft cruise prices and hard-sell promotions, three cruise lines this week reported record bookings of some fashion.

End of conflict could boost tourism

Sri Lanka End of conflict could boost tourism

With an end to hostilities in Sri Lanka seemingly imminent, tourism could be set to spread to the country's troubled north-east.

Shanghai to issue consumption coupons to boost tourism

China Shanghai to issue consumption coupons to boost tourism

By xinhuanet.com

SHANGHAI - Shanghai will issue discount vouchers worth about 900 million yuan (131.8 million U.S.

Why planes in the desert may boost fares

Airline Industry Why planes in the desert may boost fares

By wsj.com

MARANA, Ariz. - Hundreds of once-proud aluminum birds are parked here with engines sealed, tires wrapped and windows covered.

BOOST: Building On Opportunities To Strengthen Tourism Singapore Tourism Board launches HK$460 million "BOOST" for tourism sector

By eTN Staff Writer

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announced full details of BOOST (Building On Opportunities to Strengthen Tourism) – its S$90 million (about HK$460 millions or over US$59 million) initiative ...

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