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NAIROBI - Kenya's ethnic bloodshed has scared away hundreds of thousands of tourists. Nairobi's seedy nightclubs think they know just how to bring them back. Curvaceous Kenyan women in skimpy outfits slowly, and then rapidly, gyrate to Egyptian tunes like "This is what I love. This is it. This is it" during belly-dancing theme night at the Casablanca club.
In a bid to augment the number of Indian tourists to Poland, Polish Tourist Organisation (PTO) plans to conduct a specialist training programme for the Indian travel trade either in April or September 2008 in New Delhi and Mumbai. The programme will essentially educate the travel agents about various destinations in Poland and their offerings for tourists.
Burt Cabañas arrived in the U.S. just shy of his 10th birthday with his mother. She took the family to Miami from their native Cuba so she could recover from his father's death. But instead of returning, the family decided to stay when Fidel Castro aligned his government with communism.
TORONTO - Finding a gay and lesbian-friendly travel destination doesn't mean having to focus on the well-known gay villages or tourism hotspots in urban centres anymore. Charlie David, Canadian co-host of the American TV series "Bump," has found gay and lesbian-centric getaways in remote corners of the world as travel companies and governments cater to the culture.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida's top industry is hoping to blunt the effect of a softening economy with its first national ad campaign aimed at persuading travelers to come to the state. The tourism ad campaign, focusing TV and Web viewers in cold Northern cities, began Monday. Besides a 30-second TV spot, the campaign includes print advertising and a heavy emphasis on a Web-based promotion.
BAGUIO CITY - Common sense tells most people that roads lead towns to economic success. But an alternative map detailing a rudimentary trail system, which links 500 kilometers of rich forest land in interior Cordillera, may be all that rural communities need to bring modern trade to them.
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that 3.9 million international visitors traveled to the United States in November 2007, an increase of 17 percent over November 2006. Total visitation for the eleven months of 2007 was up 11 percent from the same period in 2006.
Indian security forces thwarted a plan by terrorists to attack tourists visiting the western state of Goa, one of India's most popular holiday destinations. The attack was planned for the Christmas-New Year period in North Goa's Calangute-Baga beach area, state-run broadcaster Doordarshan reported. The plan was discovered when police detained a suspect recently, it said.
Florence has a love-hate relationship with tourists. Its economy utterly depends on tourists. At the same time, little Florence is overwhelmed by them and knows the crowds will only thicken as Asians get wealthier and travel to this renaissance jewel of a city.
As British Government calls for political process to end bloodshed, a warning is issued to travellers. The government has warned Britons that the risk of travel in Sri Lanka is increasing following the latest bomb attack in the capital, Colombo.
KOLOA, Kauai — This winter's candlelight vigils and banner-waving protesters are gone, their legal challenges exhausted. Soon, bulldozers could roll past Koloa's wooden sidewalks, clucking chickens and stop sign plastered with a "Die Developers Die" bumper sticker, ready to transform a ragtag grove of monkeypod trees into a shopping center.
With the Chinese New Year Golden Week just around the corner, the Tourism Commission has coordinated with government departments and the tourism industry, and liaised with Mainland tourism authorities, to draw up measures to prepare for the arrival of Mainland visitors during the travel peak period.
From Floridian fraudsters to fake Peruvian police, these are the scoundrels out to scam you - plus, tell us your holiday scam horrors. Ever had your holiday ruined by a con artist? Been ripped off by a faker posing as a travel agent? Tell us your tales of the holiday scammers - and whether they got away with it. Use the comment form below
Kolkata - With an eye on attracting both domestic and foreign tourists, the state government has embarked on an ambitious project for the development of an integrated tea tourism circuit.
I have been to Nairobi twice in my life, passing through to take a plane or bus out into the great safari games parks of the Masai Mara, the Serengeti and Ngorogoro Crater.