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Czech tourism brings $4.55 billion annually into state budget

PRAGUE, Czech Republic - Revenues from tourism brought over Kc90bn ($4,55 billion US) annually to the state budget in the years 2010 and 2011 so there are signs of improvement for tourism, according t

Emirates Airlines expects 2013 revenue to rise 20 percent

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai's Emirates Airlines said Sunday its year to March 2013 income is seen rising by 18 to 20 percent, as the emirate officially opened the world's first concourse dedic

India to relax visa regulations for transit tourists

NEW DELHI, India - Foreign tourists could soon make a quick dash to Agra to see the Taj Mahal or to Jaipur for a glimpse of the Hawa Mahal if they plan their transit time in India to allow such visits

Jordan collected $3.5 billion in tourism revenue in 2012

AMMAN, Jordan — The tourism sector generated $3.5 billion (around JD2.5 billion) in 2012, a 15.3 per cent increase from $3 billion in 2011, according to a statement issued by the Central Bank of Jor

China expects 2.6 trillion yuan in 2012 tourism revenues

BEIJING, China - China's tourism revenues are expected to reach 2.6 trillion yuan (412.7 billion U.S. dollars) in 2012, up 16.6 percent year on year, the nation's top tourism think tank said Friday.

Air Astana revenues up 13 percent

Kazakhstan’s Air Astana saw its revenues grow by 13% to US$394 million, matched by a similar increase in passenger numbers, although net profit declined to US$4.95 million.

US Airways reports highest quarterly profit in company history

TEMPE, Ariz. - US Airways Group, Inc. today reported its second quarter 2012 financial results.

Ethiopian tourism up 35 percent

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Over 474,000 tourists visited Ethiopia during the first nine months of the current Ethiopian fiscal year, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism said.

Rosy outlook for Tibet’s tourism industry

LHASA, Tibet - Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region reported a 23.7% hike in tourist arrivals in the first three months of this year, heralding a rosy outlook for the plateau's tourism industry i

Jump in Mara revenue collection exposes likely past theft

The jump in revenues collected at the Masai Mara entrance gates since the introduction of electronic payment methods, suggests that grand theft has taken place in the past, when only a fraction of the

Jordan Baptism site tourism revenues down by 30 percent

AMMAN, Jordan - Tourism revenues from the Baptism site in 2011 declined by 30 percent compared to last year standing at JD1.1 million, according to Director General of the Baptism Commission Dia' Mada

Big tourism awards year for Sydney

NSW Tourism Minister George Souris says it's been a successful year for the state, with domestic and international visitors spending almost $20 billion.

Philippines’ government banking on tourism

MANILA, Philippines — The Selection of the Puerto Princesa Underground River in the list of the New 7 Wonders of Nature augurs well for Philippine tourism.

MSC Lirica expected to bring $21.7million windfall to Abu Dhabi

The first cruise ship to use Abu Dhabi as its base is expected to bring an Dh80 million (US$21.7m) windfall to the emirate this season, says the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority.

European cruise industry generates billions

It almost goes without saying ocean cruises these days generate some pretty hefty bucks – in fact, billions of Euros annually, to be exact.

Tourism becomes second largest contributor to Cuban economy

Cuban revenue from tourism jumped 13 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2010, the National Statistics Office, or ONE, reported on its Web site.

Chinese tourists bring $6.94 billion to Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Tourists from mainland China have created more than NT$200 billion (US$6.94 billion) in foreign exchange reserves for Taiwan over the past three years, the Tourism Bureau said Friday.

JAL Group reports net profits of 12.7 billion yen

The JAL Group (JAL) announced today, the consolidated financial results for the first quarter (April 1 - June 30, 2011) of FY2011, the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012.

Cuba: Tourist numbers up, revenue not

Cuba says it is receiving more visitors each year, but tourism income has yet to return to what it was before the global financial crisis caused a sharp downturn in the sector.

Tel Aviv cashes in on gay pride

Great efforts have been put in the past few weeks into the promotion of the Tel Aviv Pride Parade, during which thousands of colorful celebrators rejoiced on the streets – only to disappear several

Music tourism adds £1.4 billion to UK economy

Summer festivals and concerts may mostly be about sex, drugs and rock'n'roll, but they also inject millions of pounds into the economy, employ thousands of people and make the UK a hot destination des

Fiji tourism contributes FJD900 million to economy

Nadi, Fiji - Foreign exchange earnings emanating from Fiji’s international visitation now contribute an estimated FJD900 million to the local economy.

Minister: Syrian tourism up 40 percent

According to Syria's Tourism Minister Saadallah Agha al- Qalaa, the number of visitors to Syria increased 40 percent in 2010, generating $8.3 billian in tourism revenue.

US airlines report 12th consecutive month of revenue growth

WASHINGTON - The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S.

Vail Resorts reports sharp increase in early-season revenue

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Vail Resorts says lift ticket revenue, skier visits and spending at its six resorts are up so far this ski season.

Indonesia expects $8.4B in 2011 tourism revenue

According to Indonesia's Tourism Minister Jero Wacik, the country expects its 2011 tourism revenue to go up to $8.4 billion from $7.6 billion in 2010.

Pet Airways revenue soars

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Cuban tourism numbers up

HAVANA — Despite global economic weakness Cuban tourism increased during the first 9 months of 2010, with both revenue and visitor numbers up, according to island's tourism officials.

So far, so good for United and Continental

United Continental Holdings, Inc. last week reported October 2010 and year-to-date 2010 operational results for United Air Lines, Inc. and Continental Airlines, Inc.