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Japan tourism chief: More action needed to achieve goal of 10...

TOKYO, Japan - The rapid drop in yen helped lure a record 3.17 million tourists to Japan from January to April, but achieving the government’s goal of 10 million this year will require more work, Ja

TAT invites global food-lovers to Thai Food Festival 2013

BANGKOK, Thailand - Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in its ongoing promotion, World Destination of Food in Thailand, invites both domestic and international tourists who love food to participate i

Tourist spending in Macau up 10 percent

MACAU - Macau saw the total spending of visitors (excluding gaming expenses) reached 14.5 billion patacas (1.81 billion U.S.

Malaysia aims for USD 60 Billion in tourist receipts by 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia posted an impressive overall tourism growth in 2012, capping off a string of tourism accolades that placed the nation in the global limelight.

Thailand tourism up from January to April

International tourist arrivals to Thailand posted a growth of 19.04% during January to April this year, according to Ministry of Tourism and Sports’ data.

Tourism New Zealand hopes golf will attract higher spending visitors

Tourism New Zealand is hoping to double the number of international tourists who come here to play golf as part of a new strategy to attract higher spending visitors.

Greece expects tourism revenues to bounce back this year

ATHENS, Greece - Greek tourism revenues are expected to bounce back this year to pre-crisis levels, the industry said on Thursday following the return of political stability to the country.

Unusual European driving laws

While driving in Europe, beware of these unusual driving laws:France – all drivers are required to carry a breathalyser

Thailand tells visitors not to buy any ivory products

Foreigners visiting Thailand have been advised not to buy elephant tusks or any ivory products, even if it is something as small as an earring or a bracelet.

Over 10 million tourists came to Dubai in 2012

DUBAI, UAE - Dubai welcomed more than 10 million tourists for the first time last year as the emirate experienced a surge in visitors.

Croatia set for 2013 tourism boost

LONDON, England - Croatia is expected to see a large increase in tourism this summer thanks to its admittance to the EU and the announcement of a 15% sales-tax cut on tourist services which came into

Myanmar tourism up 54 percent

YANGON, Myanmar - The number of tourists arriving through Yangon International Airport rose more than 50 percent last year compared to 2011, the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism said.

Record number of tourists comes to Germany in 2012

BERLIN, Germany - There's been a renewed boom in tourism in Germany over the past 12 months.

Antarctic eco-tourism spiked in past decade

Prime Minister John Key heads to the ice this week to inspect New Zealand's activities, joining more than 50,000 people who now visit the frozen continent every year as part of a surge in 'responsible

Foreign tourists spent €100 million more in Ireland

DUBLIN, Ireland - Overseas revenue in the tourism trade rose for the first time last year since the recession started, Fáilte Ireland has stated.

Jakarta targets 2.3 million foreign visitors in 2013

Jakarta is aiming to attract 2.3 million foreign tourists this year.

Asia becomes hot destination for global travelers

SINGAPORE - A record one billion travellers crossed international borders in 2012, and almost a quarter of them came from Asia Pacific, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council.

Peru expecting 10 million international visitors by 2020

LIMA, Peru - The Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) has predicted that Peru will receive ten million tourists by 2020, potentially making the Peruvian hospitalit

Zimbabwe hoping for influx of hunters and tourists in 2013

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's tourist operators have said the year 2012 has seen an influx in the number of hunters and tourists into the country, which is a sign of better prospects next year.

Scotland sees rise in number of overseas tourists

Visitor numbers to Scotland increased over a 12-month period, according to official figures today.

Turkey hot destination for half-term holiday deals

LONDON, England - Turkey has been tipped by price comparison website, dealchecker.co.uk, as one of the best destinations for affordable half-term holidays.

Foreign tourists coming to Australia for longer holidays

In welcome news for the beleaguered industry, which has been hit hard by the strong Australian dollar, the number of nights spent in Australia by overseas tourists has climbed 4 per cent.

Japanese food on the tip of the world’s tongue

LONDON, England - Japanese food could one day rule the world after being voted global travelers’ third favorite culinary delight, a new worldwide food survey from Hotels.com reveals.

VisitScotland launches biggest-ever worldwide campaign

EDINBURGH, Scotland - VisitScotland has today launched its biggest ever global marketing campaign, working alongside Disney-Pixar and their much-anticipated epic action adventure "Brave" to reach mill

Sightseeing tips for Euro 2012 soccer fans

Exactly one week before Euro 2012 kicks off, tournament co-host Poland is gearing up to welcome almost one million foreign football fans within its borders.

Abu Dhabi tourism prepares for summer campaign

More than 80 representatives from Abu Dhabi’s tourism industry gathered at the five-star The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa today to put the final touches on Summer in Abu Dhabi - the emirate

Bhutan feels pressure to let more foreign visitors in

Saffron-robed monks wander the streets of Thimphu, where elaborately painted buildings feature lucky symbols such as tigers and phalluses, all under the gaze of a huge gold Buddha atop a mountain over

Tourism continues to be one of the strongest industries in the...

People were eager to book holidays last year despite natural, political and financial uncertainty, says online travel retailer, Holiday Hypermarket.

2012 international tourist arrivals up worldwide

The first results of 2012 indicate that international tourism continued to show sustained growth in spite of challenging economic conditions.

Jimenez: Philippines’ tourist numbers on the rise

MANILA, Philippines — Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr.