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Western travelers getting comfortable with “foreign doctors”

If you’re considering surgery and a vacation this year, you may want to combine the two.

Pyongyang claims that tourism is booming in North Korea

North Korea is celebrating alleged rise in the number of tourists visiting the country, including those coming from Europe.

Iceland’s tourist numbers up by nearly 16 percent

The Arctic winter may be long and dark but one light still shines bright in the land of the midnight sun -- Iceland's booming tourist trade.

Sri Lankan post-war tourism is booming

Sri Lanka's post-war tourism is booming. In the first half of this year, a total of 452,867 people including 85,000 from India, visited the island nation, government data shows.

Hoteliers bet on booming Africa

New research out this week from Lagos-based W Hospitality Group reveals that the hotel industry is betting big on a boom in Africa over the coming years.

Oman experiences extraordinary tourism surge

JEDDAH — The Arab Tourism Organisation of the Arab League yesterday evening held a celebration on the occasion of granting Shaikh Abdulmalik bin Abdullah al Khalili, Justice Minister, the Internatio

Australia must adapt for Chinese tourism boom

The Australian travel industry must adapt to meet the coming boom in the outbound market from China.

UN: Ecotourism boom can help save endangered forests

The increasing demand for ecotourism can play a vital role in saving endangered forests, a United Nations-backed partnership said today, while also warning of the potential damaging effects if its exp

Tourism and drug trafficking booming in Bali

Bali has become a haven for international drug gangs lured by ever-growing throngs of tourists, island officials have warned.

June tourism to Israel breaks record

June 2011 was a record month for Israeli tourism and aviation.

Colombia sees rise in hotel openings and developments

Thousands of sparkling new hotel rooms are glittering in Colombia, including high-end brands such as InterContinental, Hilton, Sofitel, Sonesta, Ibis and Wyndham.

Minister: Sri Lanka’s tourism boom to benefit Maldives

Maldivian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Naseem said on Friday that Sri Lanka’s booming tourist industry will compliment Maldives’ target to increase tourist arrivals by over a million this ye

China plans 45 new airports to serve booming travel

BEIJING, China — China plans to build at least 45 new airports in the next five years to serve booming travel, the top industry regulator said Thursday.

Chinese New Year brings tourist boom to UAE

Hoteliers, restaurateurs and retailers throughout the Emirates are reporting a surge in Chinese visitors ringing in the Year of the Rabbit.

Golden Week tourism booming in China

BEIJING - With the Golden Week holiday now more than half over, the domestic tourism industry continues to perform robustly.

Destination news: Gay tourism to Argentina is set to boom

Argentina is set to see an increase in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) tourists who accounted for 17.8 percent of visitors in 2008, thanks to the same-sex marriage bill that President Cr

Kashmir tourism expects good season

Kashmir's tourism industry is expected to witness a boom, as many tourists have begun to arrive in the Valley.

South Africa: World Cup to give boost to business tourism

Business tourism could account for as much as 10% of all foreign arrivals into South Africa following the World Cup in June according to the chief marketing officer of South African Tourism.

Online tourism market is booming in China

BEIJING — China's online tourism market is booming as an increasingly wealthy middle class travels for pleasure and the use of credit cards and the Internet soars, analysts say.

Supersonic commercial flight could return by 2015

Since the demise of the Concorde in 2003, only fighter jet crews and astronauts have had the pleasure of supersonic flight.

National Day holiday brings tourist boom to Beijing, Shanghai

BEIJING - Beijing and Shanghai, China's two biggest cities, have received a huge number of tourists during the National Day holiday, local tourism authorities said Thursday.

Strong tourism numbers feed optimism in Western Australia

The clouds of economic uncertainty are clearing in Western Australia (WA), with strong tourism numbers feeding a growing optimism that WA is set to ride the second wave of an unprecedented resources b

Cruise-liner business continues to boom in Dublin

Amidst all the gloom about the tourism season and the impact of the recession, there has been one area of our tourism market that remains a growth area.

New-found stability and calm bring tourist boom to Lebanon

Lebanon has for decades been so unstable that most people prefer not to plan at all and even short-term government planning is rare.

Ghana hopes Obama’s visit will bring an increase in tourism revenue

Ghana is hoping that this week's visit by U.S. President Barack Obama brings with it an increase in tourism revenue, especially from black Americans.

Post-war Sri Lanka tourism looks to boom

Hoteliers big and small in Sri Lanka are getting ready to cash in on what they say is the inevitable boom around the corner after last month's end to the nation's bloody quarter-century-old civil conf

South Korea sees medical tourism boom under new law

SEOUL - Hospitals will be allowed directly to seek foreign patients from May as part of South Korea's efforts to become Asia's new medical tourism hub, officials said Tuesday.

Tourists flock to crisis-stricken Iceland

REYKJAVIK — With Iceland's economic meltdown sending its currency into freefall, tourists who saw this remote North Atlantic island as prohibitively expensive are now flocking to its dramatic volcan

Shakespeare Country’s Phil Hackett predicts a boom in tourism.

Is William Shakespeare about to come to the rescue of the country's economy?

Cruise tourism booming in China

It is expected that 126 luxury cruises will come to Shanghai this year, up by 12 percent year-on-year.