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Survey: Americans think they are world’s worst tourists

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tired of the "ugly American" stereotype of U.S. travelers abroad?

Europe leads the way as most popular cruise region

DETROIT, Mich. - February 2012 CruiseTrends and Cruise Index reports have been released.

UNICEF: Children in over 25 countries caught in emergencies

NEW YORK and GENEVA - UNICEF appealed today for $1.28 billion to fund its 2012 humanitarian operations in more than 25 countries globally.

Australians, Canadians are the happiest customers in the world

LONDON, England - New Customer Satisfaction Index revealing most satisfied customers by country, based on 65 million consumers in 137 countries has been released.

9 countries compete in upcoming Security Council elections

Nine countries are formally campaigning for elections tomorrow that will decide which States will occupy five non-permanent seats on the Security Council during 2012-13.

Six nations to make their debut on UN Human Rights Council

Six countries that have never previously served on the United Nations Human Rights Council are among 15 new members of the Geneva-based body after a round of balloting among UN Member States this morn

Hong Kong still tops Economic Freedom Index

WASHINGTON - Though faced with continuing fiscal challenges, more countries embraced greater economic freedom than shied away from it last year, according to the latest Index of Economic Freedom, rele

2010 Global Hunger Index released today

NEW YORK - Malnutrition among children under two years of age is one of the leading challenges to reducing global hunger, and can cause lifelong damage to mental and physical development, productivity

Thai travel warnings – who said what

BANGKOK - Many countries have issued travel advisories for the Thai capital since Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva declared a state of emergency in April to quell unrest that has killed 27 people and

Tanzania: Single East Africa tourist visa a great idea

Tourism is a vital sector not only for Tanzania, but also the entire East African region.

ASEAN ‘railway tourism’ project proposed at the meeting

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - 'Railway tourism' is being looked into as a new integrated tourism product that will not only help boost tourism in Asean countries, but also open up economy for rural areas in t

‘When is Nessie fed?’ and other dumb travel questions

Teachers like to say there are no dumb questions.Teachers need to work in tourism offices.

A number of countries are suddenly more affordable to American travelers

The latest resident of the recession-era bargain bin: a private island in Fiji.

Kenya tourism industry opens up to continent

Kigali — Kenya Airways, in conjunction with Kenya tourism board, held a cocktail at the Nairobi National Museum to welcome over 150 guests from 20 African countries.

U.S. adds 7 countries to Visa Waiver Program

Amid a downturn in global tourism, a new U.S. travel rule is triggering optimism in the industry for more inbound visitors from several countries.

Qatar scores the best in tourism among Gulf countries

Qatar has beaten countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and fellow Arab countries in the worldwide tourism index, in which it clinched the 37th spot.