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Chinese official: Tourism needs to serve more people

BEIJING, China - China's tourism businesses should extend their services to serve more people as domestic travel remains a major contributor to the country's tourism industry over the next five years,

Brits keeping their vacations in UK

Right now it appears that consumers are being just a little too cautious.

Expert: Domestic fares 16 – 20% higher this fall

Travelers on U.S. airlines can look forward to higher fares and higher fees this fall as demand recovers from the 2009 economic recession, a top fare expert said on Monday.

Pacific Blue airline quits New Zealand

WELLINGTON — Budget airline Pacific Blue, part of the Richard Branson stable, announced Monday it was pulling out of the New Zealand domestic market, citing a lack of profitability.

Domestic tourists outnumber foreigners at Indian heritage hotels

PANAJI - Now, domestic tourists are outnumbering foreign travelers with regard to their stay in heritage hotels across India, a heritage hotel body has said.

Thailand pushes local tourism as foreigners stay away

BANGKOK - Thais will do just about anything these days to revive a once-golden tourism industry battered by bloody political protests.

Kenya domestic airlines prepping for high season

(eTN) Following hot on the heels of Fly540 airline expanding their safari network in Kenya, Safarilink airline has reacted and also posted new routes and added flights to the tourism trade.

Nigerian domestic airline operators threaten strike over navigation charge

Domestic airline operators in Nigeria have threatened to go on strike if the

Domestic tourism exhibition in Nairobi

The "Holiday 2010" exhibition, aimed at the Kenyan domestic but also the regional tourism market, is on this week again between March 17-21, held as usual at Nairobi’s Sarit Centre.

2010 to be domestic tourism year in Kenya

The Ministry of Tourism in Nairobi has declared 2010 to be the year when domestic tourism is to be supported and brought to the forefront, hoping to achieve by 2012 a 50 percent margin of business to

SA Express to launch domestic airline in Congo

SA Express, the state-owned South African domestic and regional carrier, will start an airline to operate domestic flights in the Democratic Republic of Congo to meet increased demand in Africa’s se

MP: Domestic tourism is the answer to industry’s woes

Domestic tourism is the answer to the ailing sector in the country, a member of Parliament has suggested.

‘Silver Week’ to boost Japan’s domestic, foreign travel

Yukio Hatoyama’s Democratic Party of Japan swept to power last month with the promise to revive the nation’s moribund economy. One way to do so may be to stop people from working so hard.

Tourism Minister urges South Africans to travel domestically

Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk is encouraging South Africans to travel more domestically and contribute to the local tourism industry.

Foreigners being replaced by Spanish tourists in Spain

MADRID — The economic crisis means that Spanish hotels will have more domestic than foreign tourists this summer for the first time in decades, an industry official predicted Friday.

Travel industry urged to focus on domestic market

ILOILO CITY, Philippines — The Department of Tourism (DoT) is urging travel operators and tourism industry players to focus on boosting domestic tourism to offset losses from an expected decline in

Survey: Domestic carriers have the worst food, least comfortable seats and...

The annual survey of frequent fliers by Seatguru.com, the popular online guide to airline seating, doesn't have a lot of highlights for U.S.-based airlines.

Cashless cabins begin Monday onboard American Airlines US domestic and Canada...

On June 1, American Airlines will go cashless onboard flights within the continental United States, as well as flights to and from Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada.

Stay-at-home Britons help stem slide in London visitors

Big falls in international business visitors to London as well as huge drops in US and Japanese tourist numbers were recorded last year as the global economic crisis began to take hold.

LAN Ecuador begins servicing domestic destinations

Today, LAN Ecuador began domestic operations uniting Guayaquil and Quito, the country's largest cities.

Ethiopian captain establishes domestic airline

An Ethiopian pilot, Captain Abera Lemi, has established a domestic airline, called Air Ethiopia, which will provide passenger and cargo, ambulance, charter, scheduled and non-scheduled flight services

American Airlines named best airline for domestic first class for third...

For the third consecutive year, the readers of Global Traveler magazine have bestowed the honor of "Best Airline for Domestic First Class" upon American Airlines, a founding member of the oneworld(R)

Canadians make up for drop in foreign tourism

OTTAWA - Tourism generated nearly $20 billion in revenue for federal, provincial and local governments in Canada last year, up 4.3 per cent from a year earlier despite a drop in visits and spending by

Economic headwinds will slow 2008 US domestic travel

WALTHAM, MA - Global Insight, the world's leading company for economic and financial analysis and forecasting, recently acquired by IHS, today released the third quarter 2008 update of US Travel Insig

TAM has record international market share of 82.1% in September

SAO PAULO, Brazil - TAM announced operating data for September 2008, as disclosed by the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) today.

Goa’s monsoon tourism a huge hit among domestic tourists

Panaji - Monsoon tourism has become a huge hit with the domestic travellers as they refuse to get away from beaches even in the heavy rains.

It may not have a name yet, but Australia will have...

Melbourne businessman Cenap Kahyaoglu confirmed his plans to the Herald Sun yesterday and pledged to launch his carrier with 88 weekly return flights between Sydney and Melbourne. While his timing might not be great, given the aviation industry is in one of its toughest periods in decades, Mr Kahyaoglu said his financial backers were determined to crack the market.

Kenya turns to China, domestic market to rebuild tourism

NAIROBI — Kenya's tourism will turn to China and seek to develop its domestic market to inject new life in a sector battered by recent post-election violence, tourism officials said Thursday. "China is an important market, a new market and a growing one," said Rebecca Nabutola, permanent secretary at the ministry of tourism and wildlife.

Don’t leave culture to foreign tourists, Britons are urged

Tourist chiefs have begun a campaign to encourage Britons to include cultural experiences in their holidays in England.