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International tourism receipts grew by 4 percent in 2012

Receipts from international tourism in destinations around the world grew by 4% in 2012 reaching US$1075 billion.

International travel –1 billion opportunities a year but U.S. missing the...

While staying at the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort recently, I had a chance to talk to many of our guests.

Nepal wants to attract visitors interested in its rich history and...

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nepal's most iconic symbol - Mount Everest, the world's highest peak - and other tall mountains attract tens of thousands of foreign tourists, particularly from Western Europe, the

Tourists shunning India over sexual assault fears

The number of foreign tourists arriving in India dropped by 25% during the first three months of this year, largely because of fears about the risk of sexual assault, according to an industry survey.

Nepal’s tourist numbers expected to drop due to unstable political situation

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Due to the unstable political situation‚ traditional marketing plans‚ and lack of proper strategy‚ tourism entrepreneurs have said that 2013 might observe a fall in total tour

South Korean hotels and tourism-related businesses could face a slump in...

SEOUL, Korea - Three out of 10 South Korean hotels and other tourism-related businesses said they could face a slump this year due to the global economic slowdown and the local currency's ascent again

International tourist arrivals grow 4 percent since last year

International tourist arrivals grew by 4% in 2012 to reach 1.035 billion, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

Top picks for most Christmassy destinations around the world

If your Christmas is too often one of tacky decorations, over-cooked turkey and bitter family feuds, now may be the time to put the baubles back in the attic and plan yourself a yuletide getaway.

2012 set to break tourism records

Some 705 million international tourist arrivals were recorded over the first eight months of 2012, leading to the prediction of hitting the one billion tourists benchmark for the first time ever by th

International tourism strong despite uncertain economy

International tourist arrivals grew by 4% between January and August 2012 compared to the same period of 2011 according to the latest UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer.

Tashkent Tourism Festival starts today

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – The Tashkent Tourism Festival started on Wednesday with its full colors and exotic ambiance.

UNWTO to address major issues facing tourism

LONDON, United Kingdom - As international tourism nears the historic milestone of one billion tourists, UNWTO will be holding a number of activities at World Travel Market (WTM) to address some of the

Medical tourism becomes popular with affluent Chinese

Modern care and a bit of shopping is just what the doctor ordered.

Staying healthy while traveling overseas

Explorers used to plan their expeditions for years. They stockpiled supplies, mapped their routes and hired experts to ensure a safe journey.

Asia’s first Legoland theme park opens in Malaysia

Asia's first Legoland theme park opened to packed crowds in southern Malaysia yesterday, with its cluster of attractions expected to transform the sleepy region into a thriving tourist hub.

International tourism set to reach one billion tourists by year end

Despite concerns over the global economy, international tourism demand continues to show resilience.

Uganda welcomes record number of UK tourists

The number of tourists coming to Uganda from the UK and Ireland has surpassed previous years' records despite the recent Ebola outbreak.

Hong Kong visitor arrivals soar

HONG KONG - The Hong Kong Tourism Board announced today (24 August) that visitor arrivals to Hong Kong in July reached 4,369,786, a year-on-year increase of 13.8%.

US travel abroad dropped 3 percent in 2011

The US resident outbound market totaled 58.7 million in 2011, down 3 percent from 2010.

UN World Tourism Organization sees CTO as global model for regional...

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - The world’s leading international tourism organization has described the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) as a global model on regional cooperation.

Tourism boom in Ukraine: 300,000 visitors per day

KYIV, Ukraine - During EURO 2012 match days approximately 300,000 people cross Ukrainian border, reports Ukraine's Ministry of Infrastructure.

US international travel for February year-to-date 2012 up six percent

February Year-to-Date (2012/2011) ComparisonsU.S. travel to overseas markets(1) markets reached 3.8 million, up 13 percent in the first two months. Regional results were:

Asia leads global travel growth

BANGKOK, Thailand - Asia leads the world’s growth in travel and holds seven out of the ten busiest inter-city routes.

Chinese tourists chased by destinations all over the world

China is most likely to turn into the world No. 1 international tourism source market within the year 2012. Destinations all over the world are increasing their efforts to welcome Chinese visitors.

1 billion milestone mark expected in international arrivals

International tourist arrivals grew by over 4 percent in 2011 to 980 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

Tourism author delivers inspirational keynote address to TAFI

As the world continues to work through one of the most paralyzing periods of economic crisis, one economic sector is actually gaining wide-scale appreciation for its ability to generate employment, re

UNWTO forecasts international tourism will continue to grow

International tourist arrivals are forecast to reach 1.8 billion by 2030 according to the newly-released UNWTO long-term forecast, Tourism Towards 2030.

New tourism academy planned for Mauritius

(eTN) - The government in Mauritius appears set to launch an international tourism and hospitality academy, according to the Minister for Tertiary Education, who made the announcement earlier in the w

Global tourism up 5 percent during first half of the year

International tourism grew by almost 5% in the first half of 2011, totalling a new record of 440 million arrivals.