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India proposes Visa-on-Arrival for Chinese tourists

NEW DELHI, India - Keen to ease travel facilities for Chinese nationals, Tourism Ministry has proposed Visa-on- Arrival provision for them as it senses huge potential for exchanges in this sector.

India’s international visitor arrivals up 4.5 percent

NEW DELHI, India - Foreign tourist arrivals to India grew by about 4.5% from 6.30 million in 2011 to 6.57 million in 2012.

Chinese tourism to Australia up 17 percent

MELBOURNE, Australia - More Chinese tourists than British are visiting Australia despite strong Australian dollar.

Travel to Libya: Eight things to know before the trip

Following Libya's revolution, oil production has been restored and the country has slipped from the front pages.

UAE tops Middle East with $10 billion in tourism receipts

The UAE has topped the Middle East region for international tourism receipts in 2012, according to data released by the UN’s World Tourism Organisation.

Ireland’s booming golf sector pulls over €200m into tourism economy

DUBLIN, Ireland - Ireland is a nation with many fine golf courses and they are proving their worth, as research shows that the booming golf sector pulls more than €200m into the tourism economy.

Dubai tourists beating summer heat by keeping cool at ice cafe

DUBAI, UAE - It’s well-known for its high summer temperatures and iconic landmarks.But visitors to Dubai can take in the sights without working up a sweat.

LGBT tourism grows in India

November 2011. A wedding is being held on the grounds adjoining the Devi Garh Hotel in Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Spiritual tourism has grown fast in terms of destinations and marketing...

Spiritual tourism has grown fast in terms of destinations and marketing potential, a tourism practitioner said.

Beijing International Tourism Expo 2013 celebrates 10th anniversary in June

The year 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Beijing International Tourism Expo (BITE) 2013.

Iceland hosts world’s largest supper club

REYKJAVIK, Iceland - This weekend, the country of Iceland hosted the world's largest supper club. Visitors from around the globe dined at a hidden location in the fashionable Old Harbor.

Six of the best in Russia

LONDON, England - With new EasyJet flights to Moscow launching in the spring, and UK tour operators reporting an ever increasing demand for Russia tours, here are some suggestions for Moscow and St.

Pyongyang claims that tourism is booming in North Korea

North Korea is celebrating alleged rise in the number of tourists visiting the country, including those coming from Europe.

Rwanda’s tourism revenue up 17 percent

Rwanda's tourism sector registered tremendous growth as the revenue generated increased by 17% last year compared to 2011.

New Zealand’s tourist spending hits 12-year low

The high New Zealand dollar has been partly blamed for a sharp dip in international visitor spending to its lowest level since 2001.

Chinese arrivals to Sri Lanka up 58 percent in 2012

Sri Lanka has been one of the favorite destinations for Chinese tourists according to some recent statistics that recorded a 58 percent increase in 2012.

Hangzhou launches global tourism campaign

HANGZHOU, China - In an unprecedented move to allow international tourists to travel freely throughout the city, Hangzhou, capital of the Zhejiang Province in China, has facilitated an "open door poli

2013 Taiwan Travel Calendar released

TAIPEI, Taiwan - The 2013 Taiwan Travel Calendar, published by the Tourism Bureau, is a comprehensive guide to all 42 of Taiwan's best internationally renowned attractions, and includes a complete lis

Winter tourists flock to Dubai for a sunnier Christmas

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Even as Dubai’s denizens flew out over the weekend to make it home for the holidays, a new airline survey reveals that the city recorded a higher influx of tourists, as

Most tourists to Malta prefer four-star hotels

A total 43% of tourists (55,831 of 129,913) who came to Malta in October stayed at four-star hotels, the National Statistics Office said.

Explore Crimea – Ukrainian Riviera

If you look at the map of Ukraine you would discover a diamod-shaped peninsula of Crimea.

Taiwan expects tourism revenue to hit $11.68 billion in 2012

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Foreign tourists are expected to have brought NT$340 billion (US$11.68 billion) into Taiwan as of the end of 2012, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications forecast Tuesday.

Peru aiming to attract 6 million tourists by 2016

LIMA, Peru - Peru is aiming to attract 6 million tourists by 2016, according to Carlos Canales, head of the National Chamber of Tourism.

New Zealand bids to increase number of Chinese visitors

Two hundred and fifty of China's leading tourism workers are in Auckland as New Zealand bids to increase the number of Chinese tourists coming here.

Taiwan expects 7 millionth visitor before Christmas

TAIPEI, Taiwan - The Tourism Bureau yesterday announced that this year’s 7 millionth tourist would likely arrive in Taiwan in the middle of next month rather than at Christmas, as previously expecte

Minister: Almost 12 million tourists to come to Egypt in 2012

CAIRO, Egypt - The number of tourists that visited Egypt in the first 10 months of 2012 has grown 18.6 per cent over the same period last year, Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou said on Sunday Al Ahra

Streamlined visa process to bring more Chinese visitors to UK

London’s businesses look set to welcome a wave of new Chinese tourists after a move to streamline the visa process is revealed in a matter of weeks.

Asian tourism to Australia up 6.5 percent

Asian tourists are continuing to lead a revival in Australian tourism, with more than six million international tourists arriving on Australian shores for the first time in the past year.

White House: US popular with tourists again

More people from around the world are holding court with Disney World princesses and pondering the Grand Canyon's depths this year, all the while boosting the US economy, according to a White House re