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50 percent boost in Scottish tourism not going to happen

A target for a 50% boost in Scotland's tourism industry by 2016 cannot be met, the Scottish Parliament's economy committee has warned.

Nepal tourism misses 1 million arrivals target

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Despite the ambitious target of welcoming one million visitors, only around 730,000 visitors entered the country during the much publicized Nepal Tourism Year (NTY) 2011 thanks to p

Indian Mujahideen bandits target growing tourism industry

India’s growing tourism industry is now on the radar of the Indian Mujahideen terror outfit, which appears determined to project India being unsafe for tourists.

Spain is a target market for Seychelles

Spain currently contributes about 2 percent to the overall tourist arrivals per year to Seychelles, but the country is now determined to capture a bigger share of that market with the reopening of a t

Mauritius targets India as primary tourism market

The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) has announced India as its primary source market in the Asia region and is targeting 100,000 Indian arrivals in a few years’ time.

Thailand likely to miss 2010 tourist target

BANGKOK - Thailand is likely to miss its target of drawing 15.5 million visitors this year as rising tensions between anti-government protesters and troops in Bangkok spark more cancellations, especia

Sarawak targets six million tourists

KUCHING - Sarawak has targeted six million tourists in 2010 with 60 percent being domestic tourists, Sarawak Tourism Malaysia director Ahmad Johanif Mohd Ali said.

Saudi Arabia aims at 11.4 million foreign visitors in 2010

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia aims to attract more than 11.4 million foreign tourists, including pilgrims, in 2010, according to a tourism official.

100-300M ringgit profit targeted by Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines is targeting a profit of 100 million to 300 million ringgit in 2010, which would mark an improvement in operating terms from 2009, CEO Tengku Azmil Aziz said on Wednesday.

Korea’s tourism tops its travel target

The number of foreign tourists that visited Korea is expected to approach 8 million this year, the country’s tourism board said yesterday.

Edinburgh campaign targets 40% increase in cruise passengers

A major new marketing drive is to target a 40 per cent rise in the number of big-spending cruise liner passengers coming to the Capital.

2009-2010: Myanmar targets 1 million arrivals

YANGON - Myanmar has been making efforts to promote its international tourism market, targeting a tourist arrival of 1 million in the present 2009-10 fiscal year which began in April, sources with the

Tourism industry targets those less willing to give up vacations

As Americans rejigger their budgets to abide the nation's economic gloom, travel plans are being routinely cast aside, leading to plummeting airline traffic and a tourism downturn around the globe.

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Rotana targets MICE through its range of properties in the Middle...

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - The MICE business is an increasing segment throughout Rotana properties and destinations in the Middle East.

Malaysia targets 300,000 tourists from UK

LONDON - Malaysia targets 300,000 tourist arrivals from the United Kingdom this year, said Tourism Malaysia director (UK and Ireland) Abdul Rauf Hassan.

Dubai targets medical tourism market

The healthcare travel industry is an important part of Dubai's strategy, the first medical tourism conference to take place in the United Arab Emirates was told today.

Singapore to miss tourism target as visitors decline

Singapore expects this year's visitor arrivals and tourism receipts to fall short of its target after travelers for September fell to a two-year low, the tourism board said in an e-mailed statement to

Singapore unlikely to meet tourism target: officials

SINGAPORE — Singapore -- due to host tens of thousands of foreign visitors for its first Formula One Grand Prix this weekend -- said Tuesday it is unlikely to meet its annual target for tourist arri

Tourists in Cambridge are being targeted by menacing gangs of youths

Groups of teenagers as young as 10 are loitering on bridges over the River Cam and stealing the poles used to steer the boats as they pass by.

Corrupt South Africa cops could target 2010 tourists – ISS

CAPE TOWN - Some members of South Africa's poorly paid police force are vulnerable to corruption and could target tourists during the 2010 Soccer World Cup for bribes, the Institute for Security Studi

Philippines tourism department drive targets Japanese golfers

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Tourism (DOT) is now wooing Japanese golfers as the country's next "quality tourists."

Tourism chiefs target Canada

Tourism chiefs are staging a major campaign to encourage Canadians to visit Edinburgh.Officials at VisitScotland announced that they would be leading the drive this week as part of their Scotland In Toronto campaign.Under the initiative, thousands of Canadians will be given the chance to trace their Scottish ancestry before being encouraged to visit the Capital.

Planning a trip to Spokane, WA? Think again…

Derrick Tugstaff, 43, of Spokane USA, has put a cheeky new twist on the familiar scene of photographers snapping holidaymakers and selling the pictures back to them.

Turkey sets $50 bln target in tourism revenues

Already a powerful player in the global tourism market, Turkey is eyeing much higher targets in terms of both number and tourism revenues by 2023, when it will celebrate the100th anniversary of the Turkish Republic’s foundation.