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Dominica observes 2013 Tourism Awareness Month & Industry Awards Ceremony

ROSEAU, Dominica - The month of May has once again been declared as Tourism Awareness Month and will be celebrated under the banner Tourism is Everybody’s Business, Let’s Play Our Part, reminding

Tibet registers 30.5-percent hike in tourist arrivals in Q1

LHASA, Tibet - Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region registered a 30.5-percent hike in tourist arrivals in the first three months of the year, introducing a promising outlook for the region's tour

What is tourism doing about human rights?

Over the past 10 years, the travel and tourism industry has embraced the need to go green, so much so that it is now the norm and not a fad or a unique selling proposition.

Foreign investors ready to enter Myanmar hotel and tourism sector

YANGON, Myanmar - Foreign investors expressed their interest in Myanmar tourism business at a conference held in Yangon last week.

Ways to make your ordinary tourism industry extraordinary without spending extra...

Although the tourism industry prides itself on helping people to get away and find a bit of rest and change of life, in reality most people take their lives with them.

Goa hopes Carnival will rescue tourist season

PANAJI, Goa - After a lull in the arrival of tourists around the New Year, the tourism industry in Goa is expecting a brighter season for the next month’s ‘Carnival’.

Iran to host international tourism expo

Iran is planning to mount the sixth edition of international exhibition for tourism, hospitality and investing opportunities in Kish Island.

Number of tourists visiting Taiwan could exceed 10 million in 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Pointing to the growth in the number of tourists visiting Taiwan over the past three years, President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday that it is possible that the total number of tourists

Beijing and Hong Kong to boost tourism cooperation

Promoting high value-added projects such as exhibition and conference activities will be a key area of cooperation in the tourism industry between Beijing and Hong Kong, Beijing's vice-mayor said on T

EIBTM to deliver critical insight to meetings industry professionals

EIBTM ( www.eibtm.com ), the leading global event for the meetings and event industry, is set to deliver over 22 research sessions at this year’s show, which are dedicated to providing critical insi

Egyptian tour guides to strike in November

CAIRO, Egypt - The tourist guide union announced they will strike for three days on 15, 16 and 17 November, demanding better work conditions and employment opportunities.

Asia Pacific region world’s fastest growing tourism market

SINGAPORE - Asia's tourism industry has maintained resilient growth amidst the global slowdown.

Significant growth across Mexico’s tourism industry

NEW YORK, NY - Mexico's Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara released the Sixth Government Report on Tourism.

Kenya coast hotels set to get more water

(eTN) - The Coast Water and Services Board has now started to pump an extra 35 million liters of water a day to the coast, stretching from Malindi to Mombasa, a significant increase in capacity, which

Vietnam’s tourism short on toilets

The number of public restrooms at tourist destinations in Viet Nam only meets about 30 per cent of demand, which is believed to leave a bad impression on tourists and cause environmental problems.

Bali tourism gearing up for 2013 APEC summit

JAKARTA, Indonesia - All the island’s tourism stakeholders are gearing up to warmly welcome the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, to be held in November 2013.

Australian tourism to recruit Chinese students and indigenous Australians

Early retirees, Chinese students and indigenous Australians will be targeted as employees in a plan to boost often-criticised service standards in the tourism industry.

Australian tourism worried over fall in backpacker numbers

Australia's backpacker tourism industry is facing the biggest crisis in its history, with many tour operators struggling to survive following big falls in young travelers.

Rwanda’s tour and safari guides get professional ratings

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - The efforts to inject professionalism into Rwanda’s tourism industry, supported by government via the Rwanda Development Board, the Private Sector Federation’s tourism cham