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UK tour group: What we are doing to visitors “extraordinarily damaging”

UK-based European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) has always had a reputation of being vocal about its position in matters pertaining to the travel and tourism industry.

India proposes Visa-on-Arrival for Chinese tourists

NEW DELHI, India - Keen to ease travel facilities for Chinese nationals, Tourism Ministry has proposed Visa-on- Arrival provision for them as it senses huge potential for exchanges in this sector.

China-Taiwan new trade agreement liberalizes cross-strait travel market

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan could benefit from a service trade agreement signed with China Friday that liberalizes the cross-strait travel market by allowing Taiwanese and Chinese travel agencies to opera

Chinese tourists’ abuse of dying dolphin creates wave of public outrage

SANYA, Hainan - Tourists abused an injured dolphin that was beached in south China on Sunday, resulting in the animal's death as well as a wave of public outrage.

Chinese individual tourism to Taiwan surges 237 percent

BEIJING, China - The number of Chinese mainlanders traveling to Taiwan as individual tourists from January to May totaled 166,000, an increase of 237.49 percent year on year, new data has showed.

Chinese tourism to Australia up 17 percent

MELBOURNE, Australia - More Chinese tourists than British are visiting Australia despite strong Australian dollar.

Chinese tourists becoming more frugal

On her fifth visit to Hong Kong, Wang Ting, a 25-year old from northwestern China, spent a five-day holiday in April in a room with an ocean view in a luxury hotel.

Xi’s visit will help to draw Chinese tourists to the Caribbean

President Xi Jinping's state visits to Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica and Mexico will help countries in the Caribbean region draw Chinese tourists, yet those countries still need to make more of an e

Criminals target cash-rich Chinese tourists in Paris

A sharp increase in robberies of Chinese tourists in Paris has prompted calls for the French government to step up security and for shoppers to use credit cards instead of carrying large amounts of ca

Chinese tourists ignoring luxury names and beating path to lower-end retailers

Armed with empty suitcases and same-day return tickets, an army of mainland Chinese is descending on suburban outlet shopping malls and international fashion chains in Hong Kong, turning cheap into th

US issues more visas to lure rich Chinese but birth tourists...

Women from China are giving birth in California and getting US citizenship for their newborns, while authorities are cracking down on homes where they stay.

Chinese Vice Premier tells Chinese tourists to be polite

BEIJING, China - Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang on Thursday advocated polite tourist behavior and stressed that a good image of Chinese tourists should be projected.

UK to simplify ‘overzealous’ visas for rich Chinese visitors

UK Culture Secretary Maria Miller has ordered a fresh assault on red tape for Chinese visitors amid estimates Britain is losing out on £1.2bn a year as a result of its bureaucratic system.

Australian tourism operators partnering with Chinese brands to become ‘ China...

SYDNEY, Australia - A radical reshaping is taking place in Australia's lucrative tourism market, with tourism operators partnering with leading Chinese brands in an attempt to become ' China Ready' fo

Expert: Taiwan does not need to ban Chinese tourists

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan does not need to ban Chinese tourists from visiting due to the H7N9 bird flu outbreak in China, as the World Trade Organization (WHO) has not recommended any travel restriction

Sri Lanka’s post-war tourist numbers up 11.6 percent

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's post-war tourism arrivals continue to boom with numbers growing by 11.6 percent in February when compared with the same month in 2012 along with a marked increase in C

China eyes Tanzania’s tourism

TANZANIA (eTN) - During the recent visit to Tanzania by the Chinese President Xi Jinping, China has expressed its keen interest to invest in Tanzania’s fast-growing tourism industry, taking advanta

1 Chinese tourist killed, 3 injured in Egypt

CAIRO, Egypt - A mini-bus overturned Saturday morning on the highway from Egypt's Aswan to tourist attraction Abu Simbel, killing one Chinese tourist and leaving another 13 people on board injured --

HK tourism chief: No more mainland cities should be added to...

HONG KONG - No more mainland cities should be added to the individual visit scheme until Hong Kong has the infrastructure to cope with them, the tourism chief and a former Legislative Council presiden

Australia’s tourism investing heavily in becoming China friendly

By 2020, there will be 100 million Chinese tourists traveling the world and Tourism Australia wants to ensure many of them will be coming Down Under.

Visitors from US, China and India rescue Swedish tourism

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Tourists from the US, China and India helped Swedish tourism grow incrementally despite a slump in visits from crisis-tainted European countries.

Chinese arrivals to Sri Lanka up 58 percent in 2012

Sri Lanka has been one of the favorite destinations for Chinese tourists according to some recent statistics that recorded a 58 percent increase in 2012.

Chinese tourists flock to Switzerland

Last year more tourists came to Switzerland from China than from traditional visitor countries such as Italy, the Netherlands or Japan.

China becomes South Africa’s fourth-largest tourist source market

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - China has become South Africa’s fourth-largest source market for tourism, with the number of Chinese tourists rising by 63.5 percent between January and September last y

100,000 Chinese tourists will come to Thailand for Chinese New Year

BANGKOK, Thailand - About 100,000 tourists from China and Hong Kong are expected to visit Thailand during the Chinese New Year next month and they would generate approximately 4.2 billion baht in tour
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