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Tourism chiefs: The Gathering bumped visitor numbers by 30,000

DUBLIN, Ireland - Tourism chiefs have claimed that a 30,000 increase in visitor numbers is proof that The Gathering is boosting tourism.

CAPMAS: Egypt’s tourist arrivals up 8 percent

The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS), Egypt’s official statistical agency, registered an increase of up to 8 per cent in the number of tourists visiting Egypt in Octobe

UK to welcome one million extra visitors in 2013

The UK will see a 3 per cent rise in overseas visitors next year, tourist chiefs have predicted.

Zimbabwe tourism up 17 percent

The number of tourists who visited Zimbabwe during the first six months of the year went up by 17 percent from 637,389 last year to 767,939, the African Development Bank has said.

Chinese overseas tourism booming

Residents from the Chinese mainland spend $874 on shopping overseas on each trip on average, the most among Asian countries and regions, according to a survey released by Travelzoo Inc, a global Inter

Fewer UK tourists cause Irish tourism slump

Fewer British holidaymakers visiting Ireland led to a slump in tourism figures over the summer, it has emerged.

Scotland sees rise in number of overseas tourists

Visitor numbers to Scotland increased over a 12-month period, according to official figures today.

Ethiopian tourism up 35 percent

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Over 474,000 tourists visited Ethiopia during the first nine months of the current Ethiopian fiscal year, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism said.

Rosy outlook for Tibet’s tourism industry

LHASA, Tibet - Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region reported a 23.7% hike in tourist arrivals in the first three months of this year, heralding a rosy outlook for the plateau's tourism industry i

US international visitor numbers up 7 percent

The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that 4.5 million international visitors traveled to the United States in January 2012, a seven percent increase over January 2011.

Zambia Tourism Board: Visitor numbers up

Zambia Tourism Board (ZTB) has said 906,417 tourists visited the country in 2011 compared to 815,000 arrivals recorded in 2010.

Sri Lanka welcomes record number of tourists in 2011

COLOMBO - A record number of tourists visited Sri Lanka this year with the 800,000th visitor for 2011 arriving from London recently, marking a milestone in the country’s tourism records.

Tibet tourism up almost 28 percent in 2011

LHASA, Tibet - Tibet received 8.43 million tourists in the first 11 months of the year, an annual increase of 27.7 percent, the autonomous regional statistics bureau said Saturday.

Chinese tourism to North Korea plummets

The number of Chinese tourists visiting North Korea has fallen considerably, U.S.-based Radio Free Asia reported on Tuesday, citing a diplomatic source in Beijing.

New Zealand tourism down 6.5 percent

Disruptive events such as the Christchurch earthquake and Chilean ash cloud have not caused as large a fall in tourism spending as might have been feared, the Ministry of Economic Development says.

Minister: Egyptian tourism returning to pre-revolution rates

Tourism in Egypt was down 19 percent in the last three weeks of July compared to the same period last year, said Tourism Minister Mounir Fakhri Abdel Nour, adding that the drop is less than expected.

California: Chinese tourism to grow 18 percent

BEIJING, China - A delegation of California’s travel industry representing major destinations and attractions will travel to Beijing and Shanghai in October to promote tourism, according to Californ

Philippines expecting 15-percent growth of tourist arrivals

Philippine tourism has been a top-dollar earner for the country, propping up the country's dollar reserves.

Number of North American tourists to Costa Rica shrinks

Over the last six years the percentage of North American tourists in Costa Rica has declined, new figures show. However the percentage of visitors from Central and South America has increased.

Seychelles tourism set to enter new phase in 2011

A new record has been set by the number of tourists visiting Seychelles during 2010, with the number finally climbing to 174,529, some 17,000 above the number recorded in 2009, or some 13,000 more tha

Bermuda expects 11 percent increase in cruise tourism

Bermuda is expecting to see an 11 per cent increase in the number of cruise ship passengers visiting its shores this year.

China becomes leading source of tourists to Taiwan

China has overtaken Japan as the No. 1 source of visitors to Taiwan, with a total of 1.6 million visits last year, the Tourism Bureau said yesterday.