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Mining boom killing Western Australia’s leisure tourism

The mining boom in Western Australia is proving to be a double-edged sword for tourism, with leisure visitors competing against the fly-in, fly-out workforce for limited accommodation and flights, acc

National Tourism Day? Never heard of it

BEIJING, China - Yue Zhongbin is a lover of travel, yet he was surprised to learn that Thursday is China's first National Tourism Day.

Breezes Rio Bueno is a re-creation of a Jamaican seaside village

Sandy lives vicariously through her guest, Greg Baxter's work at the all-inclusive resorts called SuperClub.

Hotels rethink approach to leisure business in response to corporate cost-cutting

Leisure guests will become increasingly important for hotels in the post-recession years, according to a high-level think tank in London this week.

Destination news: Mega retail complex coming to Doha

DUBAI, UAE - Qatar's largest multipurpose complex will located on the northern highway linking Doha International Airport with the proposed Bahrain Causeway and will include a full retail center, an e

Foreign tourism to Düsseldorf region grows by 9.2 percent

DUSSELDORF, Germany - German state North Rhine Westphalia and its capital Düsseldorf are becoming stronger magnets for leisure travel, according to a study released by the State Office of Statistics.

First official Chinese leisure tourists arrive to Canada

Canada has welcomed its first official leisure tourists from China this week, after Asia's economic powerhouse granted approved destination status to Canada earlier this summer.

Rwanda tourism receipts improve

Ahead of the annual celebrations of the gorilla naming "Kwita Izina" later this week, figures have been released by the Rwanda Development Board-Tourism and Conservation, speaking of a 5 percent incre

Otdykh Leisure in CROCUS Expo is ON

Two events with the same name were being held in the autumn in Moscow – Otdykh Leisure in the exhibition center of Crocus Expo and Otdykh Leisure in exhibition center of Expo Center.

Otdykh LEISURE in Crocus wins competition with Expo Center event

Otdykh LEISURE in Crocus Expo is now again the only tourism exhibition held in the autumn in Moscow. A copy event in Expo Center was cancelled by its organizer ITE Group.

Television for the travel industry

Resort and Residence explores the world’s best vacation destinations, resorts, entertainment and leisure activities, as well as the best of home décor, design, and captivating homes, as well as coo

Sri Lanka enjoys cruise tourism revivial

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority said the cruise ship Discovery of the Voyages of Discovery cruise line called at Colombo port as part of a cruise tourism revival with the end of the island’s ethnic wa

Travelers resilient amidst spate of bad economic news

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Despite a recent deluge of bad economic news, American travelers are surprisingly optimistic about their future leisure travel and spending, according to the findings of a special

Tralliance Corporation and .travel featured at 25th Annual Travel Leisure Conference

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Tralliance Corporation and .travel have been invited as featured participants at the Travel Leisure Conference on November 15-17, 2008.

Golden Beach Hotels promotes leisure and golf in Ghana

The management of Golden Beach Hotels, parent company of La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra, Elmina Beach Resort in Elmina near Cape Coast and Busua Beach Resort as part of its policy of promoting lei

Crystal Cruises voted world’s best of any cruise ships

Hong Kong - With its highest score in five years, Crystal Cruises has been voted the “World’s Best Large-Ship Cruise Line” by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine for a 13th consecutive year

Lapland Tourist Boom Sparks Crisis in Finnish Elf Labor Market

(eTN) - ``Christmas Star'' can't let grueling hours wipe away her smile as she escorts a group of about 45 tourists through the Lapland forest. ``Sometimes I work from 8 in the morning to 10 at night,'' says the 21-year-old ``elf,'' whose real name is Riikka Niukkala. She's an employee of Arctic Safaris Oy, a tour company in Rovaniemi, a town on the Arctic Circle.

HK’s Ngong Ping 360 tourism project to reopen on New Year’s...

HONG KONG (eTN) - Hong Kong's new tourism landmark, the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car system, has won the go-ahead from the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department here Tuesday and will be reopened to the public on Dec. 31 after a series of accidents.

Tourism: History and beauty provide a compelling mix

(eTN) - Most weekends Lan Visnar can be found pottering around the steep hills of the Soca Valley in western Slovenia, carefully surveying the ground and giving the occasional prod. Master Visnar – he has just turned 13 – is a budding archaeologist who seeks out, not classical artefacts, but the remnants of war.

Brooklyn’s Williamsburg Neighborhood Becoming Hotspot for NYC Visitors

NEW YORK (eTN) - With a thriving arts community, diverse ethnic enclaves and some of the City's most distinct shopping and dining experiences, Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood has in recent years become one of New York City's hippest areas.