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Serengeti Highway case verdict due on June 20

The long wait for a verdict by the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, pronouncing itself on the application to hand the Tanzanian government a permanent injunction to stop them from building a h

Japan tourism chief: More action needed to achieve goal of 10...

TOKYO, Japan - The rapid drop in yen helped lure a record 3.17 million tourists to Japan from January to April, but achieving the government’s goal of 10 million this year will require more work, Ja

Tourism Minister: Gambling makes sense for Bermuda

BERMUDA - Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell told MPs yesterday that in his opinion gambling “is right for Bermuda”.

China and Mexico cooperate to increase bilateral tourism flows

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - The governments of Mexico and China are currently drawing up several joint agreements on tourism following the recent visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Mexico, official so

Official: Modified starch fear can hurt Taiwan’s tourism

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Foreign visitor arrivals in Taiwan could be hurt by an ongoing scare over the use of banned industrial ingredients in edible modified starches, tourism industry representatives said W

Visa requirements in Africa hamper trade and job creation

TUNIS-BELVEDERE, Tunisia - "Africa is one of the regions in the world with the highest visa requirements.

Malaysia aims for USD 60 Billion in tourist receipts by 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia posted an impressive overall tourism growth in 2012, capping off a string of tourism accolades that placed the nation in the global limelight.

Japanese PM to invite 1200 Indian youth to promote tourism between...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinto Abe on Wednesday expressed his country's intention to invite approximately 1,200 youth from India to visit Japan through JENESYS 2.0 in order to promote interest towards

Philippines eyeing to double its tourism receipts to $8 billion in...

MANILA, Philippines - In line with heightened efforts to boost the country’s tourism industry, the government is eyeing to double its tourism receipts to $8 billion in 2016, a tourism official said.

Tourism New Zealand hopes golf will attract higher spending visitors

Tourism New Zealand is hoping to double the number of international tourists who come here to play golf as part of a new strategy to attract higher spending visitors.

International tourism receipts grew by 4 percent in 2012

Receipts from international tourism in destinations around the world grew by 4% in 2012 reaching US$1075 billion.

Goa cracks down on illegal foreign tourist guides

PANAJI, Goa - The state tourism department on Tuesday held a meeting with a delegation from the tourist guides association, to address the issues concerning foreigners illegally operating businesses i

Weak yen drives South Korea’s tourism deficit to record heights

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's tourism deficit touched a seven-quarter high in the first quarter due to the Japanese yen's fall versus the local currency, data showed Tuesday, with local travel ag

Tourism India goes to Saudi Arabia to attract high-end visitors

DUBAI, UAE - To attract high-end tourists to some of its exotic locations, India will organise tourism roadshows across Saudi Arabia later this month.

Embratur holds special briefing in New York to report on preparations...

NEW YORK, NY - As part of the one year countdown to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the Brazilian Tourism Board (Embratur) made its last stop on a global road show in New York City to report on pre

Industry insiders: Egypt’s tourism not out of the woods yet

CAIRO, Egypt - Local tourism industry insiders are not impressed with the recent pick-up in touristic activity recently trumpeted by Egyptian Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou.

China’s austerity campaign has chilling effect on tourism industry

JINAN, China - An austerity campaign launched in China has produced a chilling effect on the tourism industry, with travel agencies having to realign their strategies to heat up their profits.

Brazil tourist numbers soar ahead of 2014 World Cup

Last year, the number of tourists visiting Brazil grew by 4.5 percent, compared to 2011, according to the Brazilian tourism board, Embratur.

Cuba and Brazil to strengthen tourism cooperation

VARASERO, Cuba - “Our philosophy is very simple: come to visit Brazil during the course of the upcoming events we’re preparing.

Chile launches new international tourism campaign

SANTIAGO, Chile - A new campaign of Chile's for international tourism promotion was launched by the Subsecretaría de Turismo (Under Secretariat for Tourism) and Turismo Chile, the institution respons