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15 dead, 12 hurt in Philippines hotel blaze

Manila, Phillipines - A fire ravaged a hotel in northern Philippines on Sunday, killing 15 people, most burned beyond recognition, authorities said.

Minister: Egypt tourism unlikely to be hurt by European debt crisis

Egypt’s tourism industry is unlikely to be hurt this year by Europe’s debt crisis, Tourism Minister Zoheir Garranah said.

As cancellations soar, Greek tourism goes into nosedive

The Greek tourism industry, which was hoped to contribute to the country's recovery, is in crisis. Hundreds of hotels are for sale, and visitor numbers are in sharp decline.

Philippine tourism hurt by EU airline ban

Manila - The European Union's decision to ban Philippine carriers from flying into the 27-nation bloc's airspace has adversely impacted the country's tourism industry, a senior official said.

VAT revival will hurt Korea’s tourism

A 45-year-old businessman who operates a mid-size travel agency said he has become extremely stressed whenever he thinks about what he should do next year about the price of tour packages.

Tourism drop to shrink Cyprus’s economy 0.5% this year

Cyprus’s economy will shrink this year after at least five years of growth as the global slowdown dents the Mediterranean island’s tourism, construction and real estate industries.

26 passengers injured by turbulence on Rio-Houston flight

Severe turbulence shook a Continental Airlines flight Monday, injuring dozens of passengers and forcing the aircraft to divert to Miami, Florida, according to the airline and a fire official.

Tourism, air transport hurt by Xinjiang riots

URUMQI - Authorities in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region said Saturday both tourism and air transport have been hurt by the July 5 riot that left 184 dead in Urumqi, the regional cap

Korean Air hurt by tourism slowdown

SEOUL -- Korean Air Co. posted a wider net loss in the first quarter compared with a year earlier due to hefty foreign-exchange losses and low demand.

Atlanta tourist hit by part of billboard

A tourist is recovering at Grady Hospital after being hit by a part of a billboard near the Hard Rock Cafe in Atlanta.

Elderly tourist badly hurt in paragliding accident

A man is in a critical condition after being dragged 20m down a slope by a paraglider in Queenstown yesterday.

Thai-Cambodian conflict hits border villagers in the pocket

KANTHARALAK, Thailand — Up until late June, thousands of tourists each month would flock to the 11th century Preah Vihear temple to admire its elegant carvings and crumbling stone staircases.

32 hurt on turbulent Hong Kong-Bangkok flight

Bangkok — Thirty-two people were hospitalized Thursday after a China Airlines Boeing 747-400 hit severe turbulence en route from Hong Kong to Bangkok, a Thai aviation official said.

Post-9/11 travel rules could be hurting foreign tourism

WASHINGTON - The Travel Industry Association said the U.S. has lost $130 billion in tourist spending since the Sept. 11 attacks.With the dollar weakening against many foreign currencies, many thought tourists would be flooding the theme parks and other tourist meccas across the U.S., but that has not happened.