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Bali announces four major tourism policies

BALI, Indonesia - Bali provincial administration is preparing to issue four major policies related to the island’s tourism development.

Cape Town and Western Cape collaboratively gearing up for peak tourism...

Two weeks after one of the most successful World Travel Market trade shows in London, Cape Town and the Western Cape are collaboratively gearing up for the city and region’s peak tourism season.

Tanzania president calls for competitive East African tourism

(eTN) - Speaking on challenges for East African tourism, Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete said this part of Africa has been a tourist hotspot, attracting over four million tourists each year.

Over 900000 tourists came to Pakistan in 2010

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - To promote Pakistan’s tourism products and create soft image of the country, PTDC participated in UNWTO Conference in World’s largest ITB Berlin Tourism Exhibition, World Isl

Small Tourism Enterprises Project recognized as Caribbean trendsetter

The Organization of American States (OAS) has recognized Trinidad and Tobago’s Small Tourism Enterprises Project (STEP), which is managed by the Tourism Development Company Limited (TDC), as a Carib

SW Associates based in Washington DC joins ICTP

The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced today that SW Associates, based in Washington, DC, USA, has joined its alliance.

Abu Dhabi Authority for Tourism and Culture established

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, has issued a law establishing the Abu Dhabi Authority for Tourism and Culture.

Maximizing the development potential of tourism

Eight of the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) have begun to assess their tourism development needs and pinpoint relevant funding sources at a workshop held by the United Nations Steering Com

Kenya wants tourism development master plan

(eTN) - Stakeholders in the tourism industry yesterday met in Nairobi to discuss a number of pressing issues, but one highlighted to this correspondent was the absence of a tourism master plan, which

World Tourism Organization supports tourism to uplift poor countries

The potential of tourism in contributing to lift people out of poverty is increasingly acknowledged and is supported by the growing relevance of the sector for poor countries.

United Nations works to grow tourism in least developed countries

Tourism is increasingly a major, if not the main, source of growth, employment, income, and revenue for many of the world’s developing countries.

Seychelles to work with Gabon

The Republic of Seychelles has agreed to assist Gabon with its tourism development.

Saudi Travel and Investment Market announces conference program

RIYADH CITY, Saudi Arabia (eTN) - In only two weeks, the Saudi Travel and Investment Market (STTIM) will take place between March 27-31, 2011 in Riyadh City, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

UNWTO Silk Road Ministers’ Summit: Commitment and cooperation to establish a...

The first UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Silk Road Ministers’ Summit, held at ITB 2011, has concluded with commitment to enhanced cooperation to achieve the objectives of the Silk Road Action

Medvedev: Tourism projects will go on, no matter what bandits do

VLADIKAVKAZ, Russia - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said the program to develop the republics of the North Caucasus, including their tourist potential, will continue to be implemented, Itar-Tass r

Falmouth pier seen as catalyst for tourism growth

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Minister of Transport and Works, the Hon Mike Henry, says that while Falmouth will attract much attention for its new cruise ship pier accommodating some of the world’s largest c

UNWTO expresses support for high-value, low-impact tourism development in Bhutan

UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, has expressed his support for the long-term tourism policy of Bhutan, with its focus on sustainability and quality, on an official visit to the country where he m

Finally a viable alternative business and distribution model for tourism SMEs

The key to the future of tourism development and its role in addressing the social, economic, and environmental problems of our time, lies in providing small- and medium-sized tourism businesses with

Silk Road action plan to boost tourism development across twenty six...

At the 5th International Meeting on the Silk Road held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan on October 8-9, 2010, over 250 representatives from 26 countries took the first steps towards adopting a new Silk Road A

UNWTO supports regional approach to tourism development in Europe

Cooperation at the regional level has proven to be crucial for the development of a profitable and sustainable tourism sector as a further building block of national tourism development strategies.

Harry Potter works magic on tourist development tax

Harry Potter has worked its magic on the county's tourist development tax, pushing the collections up dramatically from a year ago.

China’s tourism plans condemned by Vietnam

HANOI — Vietnam has condemned what it says is a Chinese plan to develop tourism on the disputed Paracel archipelago.

Zimbabwe hosts Sadc conference on tourism development

Harare — Zimbabwe is hosting a Sadc conference on tourism development starting today as the region moves to craft ways on how it can draw maximum benefits from South Africa's hosting of the 2010 soc

Iran will develop tourism industry

The chief of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, Esfandiar Rahim-Mashaei, said on Saturday that the new Iranian year will be the year of developing Iran tourism industry inside and outside of the country.