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UNWTO/UNESCO Conference: Cultural tourism sustains communities and living heritage

The third cultural tourism conference (3-5 December) organized jointly between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization...

PATA Forum set for Pattaya

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organize the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2019 (PDMF 2019) in Pattaya, Thailand.

International tourist arrivals grow 4 percent since last year

International tourist arrivals grew by 4% in 2012 to reach 1.035 billion, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

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

Taiwan’s limitations on Chinese visitors curbing tourism growth

Taiwan will not replace Hong Kong as the favorite destination for Chinese tourists in the next few years unless it loosens quota restrictions and invests more in hardware and infrastructure, Bank of A

Uganda takes number 1 spot for tourism growth in Africa

According to the Kenya’s Secretary of Tourism, Dr. Nelson Githinji, Uganda is now in the top position in tourism industry growth in Africa.

UNWTO and WYSE Travel Confederation launch global declaration to promote youth...

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Over 700 delegates from 63 countries meeting at the World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) in San Diego, USA have called on governments and businesses

British Columbia expecting 100,000 new tourism jobs by 2020

VANCOUVER - B.C. tourism jobs are expected to explode in the coming years with about 100,000 new positions to be filled by 2020, according to a report released Monday.

Tourism returns as Somali piracy drops 40 percent

Piracy off the coast of Somalia has reduced by 40 per cent since the deployment of Kenya forces in the country, spurring tourism growth in the region.

Tourism growth expected to slow through next year

The global travel and tourism industry will grow more slowly in 2011 and 2012 than previously indicated, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

Good news for Kenya tourism

(eTN) - Kenya is projecting a 15 percent growth overall for the year 2011 according to sources at the Ministry of Tourism in Nairobi, setting the stage for another record year for the country’s tour

Asia and the Pacific record growth of 7 percent in January

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today released preliminary figures for international visitor arrivals into Asia and the Pacific for January 2011, showing a 7 percent yea

Global Tourism Forum Andorra 2011 – debating future paths for sustained...

Experts from the private sector, opinion leaders, and government representatives from within and outside the tourism sector will examine the state of global tourism at the upcoming Global Tourism Foru

NTA members report strong finish for year

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, USA - National Tour Association (NTA) members recently completed the association’s Fourth Quarter 2010 Economic Snapshot

Double-digit tourism growth for Asia and Pacific in 2010

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today released preliminary tourism arrival statistics for Asia and the Pacific for calendar year 2010, showing a gain of 11% year-on-year

Vienna tourism grows 10.3 percent in 2010

VIENNA, Austria - Vienna reported growth of 10.3% in 2010, reaching a new record level of 10,860,000 visitor overnights.

UNWTO: Amazing tourism growth recorded in Indonesia

JAKARTA - Indonesia became the only country in the world that recorded growth in tourism industry during the first five months of this year, the deputy secretary general of the United Nations for the

Spain attracts near 60 mln tourists in 2007 – group

Madrid - The growth of city breaks and low-cost airlines helped Spain attract 59.7 million tourists last year, 2.2 percent more than visited the world's second most popular destination in 2006, its main tourism trade body said on Monday.

Irish cities still more of a hit with tourists

Figures released by the tourism development authority, Fáilte Ireland, reveal that 2007 was a record year for Irish tourism in terms of visitors and earnings. 7.8 million people visited Ireland last year, a 5% increase on 2006. The country's main cities are still benefiting most from tourism, with significantly less people visiting the regions.
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