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Tourist spending in Macau up 10 percent

MACAU - Macau saw the total spending of visitors (excluding gaming expenses) reached 14.5 billion patacas (1.81 billion U.S.

UK economy may be shrinking but it remains top destination for...

LONDON, England - The high street may be shrouded in recession-related gloom, yet Britain remains one of the world's most sought-after destinations for overseas shoppers seeking to splash their cash.

Big-spending Russians boost Spain’s tourism industry

MADRID, Spain - Big-spending Russian tourists are flocking to Spain's beaches and famous landmarks in ever greater numbers, providing a much-needed boost to the recession-hit country's key tourism ind

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 visitors spending more in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan - A recent survey conducted by the Tourism Bureau shows that while Chinese tourists spend less on accommodation than they did three years ago, they are spending more on shopping and oth

Brand-hungry Chinese tourists boost luxury sales

DUBAI, UAE - Brand-hungry consumers from China who travel far and wide, including Dubai, are increasingly snapping up luxury items that would cost a lot more back home.

Lebanon: Tourist numbers down, tourist spending up

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The number of tourists fell 7.9% in the first quarter of 2012 compared to last year, according to figures issued by the Central Administration of Statistics over the weekend.

Chinese becoming highest-spending tourists in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Chinese tourists are fast becoming one of the highest-spending tourists in Nepal and are infusing fresh enthusiasm in the long-stagnant tourism industry even as the country is yet t

Hawaii visitor spending and arrivals up

HONOLULU, Hawai'i - Hawai'i's tourism economy continues to fare well despite global economic uncertainty, with an increase in arrivals and visitors who are staying longer and spending more than they d

Mainland Chinese tourists a logical target for Hawaii

Tourism is the most economically important industry to the United States’ only island state, Hawaii.