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China-Taiwan tourist deal nearly finalized

Beginning later this month, a maximum of 500 individual Chinese tourists could be allowed to visit Taiwan daily, the Mainland Affairs Council said yesterday without providing further details of the pr

The Queen and Obama give huge boost to Irish tourism

It seems that images of Obama holding babies in Moneygall and the Queen clinking glasses in Dublin Castle has given a boost to the numbers of people looking to make Ireland their next holiday destinat

Barbuda Council names beach in honor of Princess Diana

Codrington, Barbuda - The world will soon discover one of the Caribbean’s best kept secrets -- The Barbuda Council announces that the stretch along the island’s unbroken miles of beach will be nam

Tourism Ireland expects boost from Obama, Queen visits

The visits of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and US President Barack Obama in May expected yield a significant long term boost for the Irish tourism sector, Tourism Ireland says.

Mombasa hit by freak rainstorm

(eTN) - A downpour of biblical proportions hit Mombasa, Kenya’s coastal city, last weekend, flooding sections of the city – a phenomenon, considering that the city actually is built on an island c

2009 Data on overseas visits to the US

Today the US Department of Commerce announced the states, cities, and territories that benefitted from overseas travelers to the United States.

Museum visits rise as penny-wise Britons vacation at home

LONDON - British tourist attractions such as the Roman spa at Bath received more visitors this summer than last, as penny-wise Britons spent their holidays at home, an industry body said on Tuesday.

Agatha Christie’s country home opens to tourists

LONDON – The house has everything an Agatha Christie fan could want — except a body in the library.

Cruise lines vigilant after Mumbai attacks

Following the devastating terror attacks in Mumbai over the past 24 hours, cruise lines due in the port are closely monitoring the situation.

No relief for tourism in sight as visits slide

Hawaii tourism continued its downward spiral in October, with visitor arrivals falling 13.5 percent year over year as global economic conditions worsened, according to the latest statistics released y

Sydney to lose cruise business

A cruise itinerary change by Royal Caribbean International because of high fuel costs will cost two Maritime ports hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue next year.

U.S. tourists’ visits to Canada hit 36-year low

The summer tourism season has arrived in Old Montreal, but the tourists have not.

Call for utilizing Iran-Iraq tourism potentials

Iran and Iraq have special potentials for developing the tourism industry, observed deputy head of Khorasan Razavi Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department here on Saturday.Seyyed Masoud Montajebnia pointed to the strong cultural and religious affinities of the two countries and said that the number of Iranians and Iraqis visiting each other's country is increasing every year.