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Brits worried about cost of Christmas, but merrier than last year

CHESTER, England - With Christmas just ten weeks away, a poll conducted by MoneySupermarket.com has found one in two consumers (53 per cent) are already worried about how they will fund the cost of Ch

UN requests over $4 billion in humanitarian aid

Relief agencies require another $4.3 billion to assist millions of needy people around the world during the second half of this year, the United Nations humanitarian chief said today, adding that dono

White: We ought to take a machete to Texas tourism dollars

AUSTIN — Gubernatorial candidate Bill White has found at least one multimillion dollar program Texas can do without: commercials and advertisements promoting Texas.

Funds approved for Salvador Dali Museum

St. Petersburg, Fla.

Arizona finding that bad PR is even bigger problem than illegal...

Arizona is finding it's got another problem even bigger than illegal immigration. Bad public relations.

Florida tourism to governor: BP or no BP, the money is...

Florida tourism industry says it needs more than $34.7 million from the state right now to prove Florida beaches are unsullied by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Uganda minister of tourism to face prosecution

The Inspector General of the government of Uganda (IGG) has confirmed that they will begin to prepare indictments towards some individuals suspected of diverting funds in the run up to the Commonwealt

More funds for new roads in southern Sudan

Information was received from Juba

African Union summit coming to Kampala

The scheduled summit of the African Union is due to take place in June this year in Kampala, but has now been cast in doubt over allegations that the country is not paid up, mainly due to sections of

Zimbabwe Tourism Council secures personnel training funds

Harare — THE Zimbabwe Council for Tourism will spend US$3 million on equipping critical service personnel with essential customer service skills ahead of the 2010 soccer World Cup in South Africa in

Report: JAL will need $3.3 billion

A government task force working on a turnaround plan for Japan Airlines International Co. Ltd.

Brazil invests $86 billion in hosting 2014 World Cup

In order to improve tourism infrastructure in the next few year in preparation to receive soccer lovers from all over the world the Brazilian government and the private initiative are going to invest

Airlines’ survival determined by liquidity

Asked last month how long American Airlines Inc. and other carriers can keep losing money before they run out of time and cash, AMR Corp. chairman Gerard Arpey had a short, glum answer.

Brazil’s tourism infrastructure being revamped ahead of 2014 World Cup

In preparation for the World Cup in 2014 and in an effort to strengthening the Brazilian Tourism Regionalization Program, Brazil in getting 280 million Brazilian reais (US$ 144 million) in funds.

Wisconsin spent $250,000 on work affiliated with new tourism slogan

The state Department of Tourism spent $251,306 to create the “Live Like You Mean It” slogan and logo when costs like research and branding for the platform are figured in, about five times more th

California tourism commission aims to draw foreigners

The California Travel & Tourism Commission is going to the ends of the Earth to lure visitors to the Golden State.

Miami-Dade hotel taxes could fund tourism police

Hotel taxes would pay for new tourism police in Miami-Dade County under a proposal that has drawn the ire of hotel groups and could have law enforcement competing with baseball for the dollars.

Tourism players sound red alert

With everyone worldwide tightening their belts, the question arises whether enough is being done to keep the tourists coming to Malaysia.

Florida tourism execs get roasted by Senate again

For a second day, officials of VisitFlorida, the state's tourism promotion agency, were roasted Wednesday by a Senate committee hunting for ways to save money.