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Nepal tourist arrivals down 16 percent

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Tourist arrivals to Nepal has recorded a decrease by 16% in January this year in comparison to the same month the previous year, according to Nepal Tourism Board.

Jamaica’s tourist arrivals decline

Janaican government on Wednesday admitted that there has been a decline in visitor arrivals since last month, and attributed this to the passage of Hurricane Sandy which affected sections of the Unite

Fewer UK tourists cause Irish tourism slump

Fewer British holidaymakers visiting Ireland led to a slump in tourism figures over the summer, it has emerged.

Carnival says business down by 15 percent

The owner of the Costa Concordia has suffered a huge fall in bookings since the Italian cruise ship disaster.

Airlines for America forecasts decrease in winter holiday air travelers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S.

There’s nothing like Australia…except Canada, Switzerland, New Zealand, Japan

Australia's tourism image has taken a big hit over the past year, dropping from second to fifth in a global survey measuring country's brand identity.

South Korea’s retailers post worst results in 7 months

Sales at stores run by South Korea's top retailers posted the worst performance in seven months in September in the face of global economic turmoil and high local inflation, finance ministry data show

Chinese tourism to North Korea plummets

The number of Chinese tourists visiting North Korea has fallen considerably, U.S.-based Radio Free Asia reported on Tuesday, citing a diplomatic source in Beijing.

2011 Global Peace Index: World less peaceful

WASHINGTON - Levels of world peace dropped for the third consecutive year according to the 2011 Global Peace Index (GPI), released today.

Japanese tourism: “We need tourists now. That will help us the...

Osawa, Japan - A month after Japan's worst disaster in generations, the snow in the mountains surrounding the resort town of Osawa is melting and the cherry blossoms are bursting.

Japanese tourism to Indonesia drops 7.45 percent in March

The number of Japanese tourists in Indonesia dropped 7.45 percent in March 2011 due to the 9-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) reports.

Review of global hotel prices released

SYDNEY, Australia - Price Index™ review of global hotel prices for March 2011 has been revealed today.Biggest Price Falls in March 2011 (Month-On-Month)

Chinese visitor complaints in Hong Kong drop 70 percent

The Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong said it received just 14 complaints from mainland tourists in January 2011, 70% less than the 46 recorded in the same period of last year.

More foreign tourists buying less in New Zealand

New Zealand's record tourist arrival numbers do not translate into record spending.

Brits will spend 20 percent less on 2011 holidays

CHESTER, England - Hard-up Brits may be feeling the pinch, but when it comes to getting away the majority aren't prepared to give up their holiday, according to research from travelsupermarket.com.

Airline employment in US lowest in 13 years

NEW YORK – Full flights? Get used to them. Stressed flight attendants and call centers in India? Get used to those, too.

Airport news: US tarmac delays plunge from 268 to 3

Airline flights stuck on tarmacs for more than three hours fell to three in June, the second month of a rule that fines carriers for such delays, from 268 a year ago, according to a U.S. report.

Number of Israeli tourists to Turkey plummets

The number of Israeli tourists visiting Turkey plunged by 90 percent in June this year after the deadly Israeli raid on Gaza-bound aid ships shattered bilateral ties, official data showed Thursday.

US Aviation news: Tarmac delays fell 86% as new rule took...

U.S. airline flights stuck for at least three hours on airport tarmacs fell 86 percent in May, the first full month of a rule that subjects carriers to fines for such delays.

British Airways reports 11.5% drop in passenger traffic

LONDON - British Airways Plc on Thursday reported an 11.5% drop in passenger traffic during May as a series of cabin-crew strikes disrupted operations, but the carrier also said market conditions are

Kenyan cruise tourism drops 95% due to piracy

The number of tourists visiting the popular Kenyan resort of Mombasa by cruise ship has dropped by 95 percent in the first part of this year.

Restructuring and savings policy reduce LOT losses

WARSAW, Poland - Poland's national carrier LOT says its net losses were down to 168 million zlotys ($41 million) in 2009, compared to a more than 700 million zlotys loss the previous year, thanks to r

Thai airline industry: Traffic, passenger numbers are down

BANGKOK — Political clashes in Thailand are leaving their mark on the nation's travel industry, with Thai Airways International PCL and state-owned Airports of Thailand PCL saying Tuesday that passe

Cuban tourism: 2010 season off to rough start

HAVANA - The Cuban tourism season got off to a rough start in 2010, with arrivals down 4.9 percent in January from the same month of last year, according to a government report seen by Reuters on Wedn

Recession takes heavy toll on UK tourism

UK tourism took a battering from the recession last year, official figures have shown.

Mexico tourism revenue down to $928.3M in November

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's tourism revenue fell a relatively modest 7.9% in November from the year-ago month, the Bank of Mexico said Friday, an improvement for a sector that was hit simultaneously by the

Croatia’s tourist numbers shrink slightly

ZAGREB — Croatia's key tourist sector, weakened by the economic crisis, shrank slightly in the first 10 months of the year from activity in the same period of last year, official data showed on Wedn

Cyprus tourist arrivals down In October

Thursday, the Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus announced that the tourist arrivals decreased 14% year-on-year in October, compared to the 9.6% fall in the previous month.

Mauritius tourist arrivals fall 9.3%

PORT LOUIS - Mauritius visitor numbers fell 9.3 percent to 413,504 during the first sixth months of 2009 compared with the same period last year, official data showed on Wednesday.