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Zimbabwe: Tourism revenue up 13 percent

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Tourism sector revenue increased 13 percent to US$749 million last year, spurred by higher spending by tourists visiting resorts, Zimbabwean news agency New Ziana reported.

Zaazou: Egyptian tourism sector a “dark horse”

CAIRO, Egypt - Egyptian Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou says that tourism is the "dark horse" that can save the economy in the coming phase, according to MENA news agency reports Thursday.

Arab tourism sector still recovering from Arab Spring

The Arab tourism sector has recorded a $ 15 billion loss as a result of the Arab Spring, in addition to the loss of around 10 million tourists, according to Bandar Al-Fuhaid, director of the Arab Tour

Rwanda’s tourism revenue up 17 percent

Rwanda's tourism sector registered tremendous growth as the revenue generated increased by 17% last year compared to 2011.

Oman to evaluate tourism sector, prepare comprehensive development strategy

MUSCAT, Oman — Tourism Minister Ahmed bin Nasser al Mehrzi has said that the government has tasked the Ministry of Tourism to evaluate the tourism sector and prepare a clear-cut, comprehensive long

Swiss tourism continues to struggle

The Swiss tourism sector was again badly hit in summer largely due to the strong Swiss franc.

Kenneth: Increasing insecurity posing great danger to Kenya’s tourism sector

NAIROBI, Kenya - The increasing insecurity is posing a great danger to the country's tourism sector, planning assistant minister Peter Kenneth has said.

Minister: Best tourist season in Croatia’s history

Croatia's tourism sector, a driving force in the country's ailing economy, registered record figures during the first eight months of the year, a minister said on Friday.

Australia, Britain and France issue travel advisories due to Kenyan riots

The Kenyan tourism sector is at crossroads yet again following insecurity incidents at the Kenyan coast long regarded as the country's bastion of tourism activities.

OCCI Ramadhan evening to focus on plans to revive tourism sector

MUSCAT, Oman — Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) will hold its 6th Ramadhan evening today on the government’s plans to revive tourism sector and projects implemented by the respective c

KTB: Kenya remains safe for tourists

NAIROBI, Kenya — The tourism sector now wants speedy investigations into Monday's explosion at Assanands House on Moi Avenue in Nairobi, to avoid speculation that may scare away tourists.

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Haiti could receive first cruise ship in 25 years

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A cruise ship may soon call at Port-Au-Prince, the first such visit in Haiti after a quarter of a century, a milestone that Minister of the Interior Thierry Mayard-Paul welcome

CHTA chief: Lack of airline competition chokes Caribbean tourism

Bahamas — President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Josef Forstmayr says the lack of competition in the regional airline industry is stifling the tourism sector resulting in ou

Namibia’s tourism sector becomes very competitive

WINDHOEK, Namibia — The tourism sector has become very competitive, as the competitive advantage is no longer natural but increasingly man-made, driven by science, technology and innovation.

Jordan’s tourism thrives despite regional turmoil

AQABA, Jordan - Jordan’s success in maintaining its security and stability in a turbulent region has reflected positively on the tourism sector, the government said.

Disaster after disaster equals no tourism ministry for Pakistan

PAKISTAN (eTN) - Pakistan is a country that is facing its worst conditions ever regarding its tourism industry.

Swiss tourism up despite strong franc

More tourists came to Switzerland last year than the year before, but the trend's continuation is threatened by the strength of Swiss franc.

British Airways chief says Air Passenger Duty threatens the fabric of...

(eTN) - Chief executive officer of British Airways Willie Walsh said that the Air Passenger Duty (APD) tax on British travelers to the Caribbean not only massively overstates the carbon impact of flig

Minister calls for investment in Ghana’s tourism industry

The Minister of Tourism, Mrs. Sabah Zita Okaikoi has called on investors to take advantage of the general incentives available when they decide to invest in the tourism sector.

12,000 jobs lost as Ireland’s tourism takes a dive

The number of overseas visitors taking holidays in Ireland fell by almost one-fifth in 2009, and about 12,000 tourism jobs were lost, according to the Irish Tourist Industry Confederation.

New Mauritius Hotels revenue down sharply

PORT LOUIS - The Mauritius-based luxury hotel group New Mauritius Hotels NMH.MZ said on Tuesday revenue fell sharply as the global economic downturn squeezed the Indian Ocean island's key tourism sect

1,200 youths for summer work in tourism sector

Twelve hundred youths from across the island will be employed for the summer holidays in the tourism sector as part of a summer programme being rolled out by the tourism ministry, beginning this month

UAE pumps US$4 billion in Egypt’s tourism sector

The UAE has pumped US$4 billion into the vibrant Egyptian tourism sector, accounting for 30% of total Arab tourism investment in Egypt, a senior Egyptian official has disclosed.

Guyana allocates $300M for tourism sector

Georgetown, Guyana -- Feb. 27, 2008 -- The 2008 National Budget has made a procession of $300 M that will contribute to the enhancement of the tourism industry. A major aspect of this improvement will be infrastructural facilities.

Bahrainis to be trained for jobs in tourism

A major programme to increase the level of Bahrainisation in the travel industry is to be launched by the Bahrain Training Institute (BTI). The National Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management will be introduced at the institute in September. It is described as a major step in support of BTI's policy of providing training programmes to match the needs of the labour market.