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Islamic militants abduct Italian tourist in Algeria

ALGIERS, Algeria – Suspected Islamic militants abducted an Italian tourist in Algeria's remote southern desert, state media reported Friday.

Destination news: tourist contracts dengue fever in Key West

A tourist from Miami-Dade County contracted the mosquito-borne disease dengue fever while visiting Key West earlier this month, health officials in Florida said Monday.

100,000th visitor arrives for romantic wedding in Seychelles

SEYCHELLES, Africa – A bride-to-be – Katy Uijleman from Holland – disembarked from Qatar Airways yesterday morning as the 100,000th visitor to Seychelles this year.

Cape Town Tourism and The Big Issue invite Capetonians to help...

Cape Town Tourism has partnered with The Big Issue to produce a “Your Guide to Cape Town A-Z” to be included in The Big Issue’s 2010 FIFA World Cup™ special edition, available for three weeks

Hawaii visitor industry partners launch statewide sales blitz for new meetings...

HONOLULU, HI – In a first for Hawaii’s tourism industry, group sales professionals representing resorts, hotels, and travel companies statewide are banding together to launch a coordinated telepho

Visa now required before entry to Burundi

It was learned earlier in the week that Burundi has apparently changed their entry policy to the country for foreign visitors, now demanding that every visitor obtains a visa through a Burundi diploma

New Vallee de Mai visitor center launched

Seychelles President James Michel opened a dedicated new visitor center last weekend at the entrance of the Vallee de Mai, one of the archipelago’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

International visitor spending in US down 21 percent in August

The US Department of Commerce recently announced that international visitors spent an estimated US$9.9 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States during the month o

French tourist attacked, injured in Beijing

BEIJING — A man attacked a French tourist with a knife Saturday near Beijing's Tiananmen Square, in the second knife attack in the area in two days, state media reported.

French tourist dies of swine flu in Greece

ATHENS — Greek authorities say a French tourist has died of swine flu - the country's second death from the virus.

Hawaii visitor spending drops 16% during first 7 months of 2009

HONOLULU, HI – Total spending by air visitors for the first seven months of 2009 decreased US$1.1 billion or 16 percent from year-to-date 2008, to US$5.8 billion.

You can tell a lot about a visitor by their trash

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani general manager Fred Orr has picked up on a new way to measure tourism spending — the trash cans in guest rooms.

Business first as EIBTM visitor registration opens

EIBTM (www.eibtm.com), having attracted a record ABC-audited total attendance last year of over 8,100, has opened its visitor online registration for this year’s event taking place from December 1-3

Tourist killed by lightning on Florida beach

MELBOURNE BEACH - Lightning struck and killed an Oklahoma man vacationing Wednesday on the Space Coast as a cluster of thunderstorms moved through the area, bringing heavy rain, gusty winds and lightn

Tourists can easily enter Burma – and leave – if they...

BANGKOK -- It wasn’t quite trepidation or fear going through my head but rather something a bit milder, more like apprehension.

GIBTM visitor registration open

Visitor pre-registration for The Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (GIBTM), now in its third year, is now open.

ITB Asia exceeds exhibitor and visitor targets

After three years of meticulous planning and research, Messe Berlin today launched the inaugural ITB Asia at Suntec Singapore, “comfortably exceeding our initial 500-exhibitor target,” said Messe

ADTA launches visitor profiling campaign

ABU DHABI - Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), which manages the tourism industry within Abu Dhabi, the largest of the seven emirates which make up the United Arab Emirates, has launched a year-long