foreign tourists

  • Iran witnesses 7.29 million foreign tourists in 2018

    Published on : Friday, October 11, 2019

    Iran hosted 7.29 million foreign tourists last year, which is around 50% more compared to the year before, said the UNWTO.   The country witnessed a 2.1% share of global tourist arrivals last year.   Deputy Minister of Cultural Heritage, …

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  • Bangladesh plans to introduce legal casinos for foreign tourists

    Published on : Friday, September 27, 2019

    Even though gambling is illegal in Bangladesh and the government here continues to crack down on underground gaming dens, the government is now mulling over to start legal casinos in a bid to cash in on the tourism market. The …

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  • Foreign tourists opt for ecotourism in North Brazil

    Published on : Friday, September 13, 2019

    Nature, ecotourism and adventure – these are the main motives of foreign tourists who visited Northern Brazil in 2018, according to the study of International Tourism Demand , commissioned by the Ministry of Tourism to the Economic Research Institute Foundation (Fipe).   …

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  • Foreign tourists in Thailand go up 5.59 per cent in August from a year earlier

    Published on : Thursday, September 12, 2019

    Foreign tourists arriving in Thailand went up 5.59 per cent in August from a year earlier, with Chinese visitor numbers coming back strongly, as said by the tourism ministry.   The 3.41 million foreign arrivals in August spent 170 billion baht …

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  • Iran sees an increase in foreign tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, September 3, 2019

    Ali-Asghar Mounesan, taking care of Iran’s newly-established Ministry of Cultural Heritage said that the number of foreign tourists who have visited Iran between March 21 and July 22 went up by 40 percent compared to the same 4-month period in …

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  • 26,000 foreign tourists stay in Gilan since the beginning of the current Iranian year till August 22nd

    Published on : Friday, August 30, 2019

    Around 26,000 foreign tourists stayed in resorts and hotels of Gilan since the beginning of the current Iranian year till August 22nd, exhibiting a 10 percent rise year-on-year, according to provincial tourism chief Shahroud Amirentekhabi.   Surrounded by the Caspian …

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  • Turkey’s south-eastern provinces are attracting local and foreign tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    Turkey’s south-eastern provinces are continuing to attract local and foreign tourists with their rich, millennia-old heritage.   With their ancient cities, historical mosques, bridges, castles and trade centers, Diyarbakır and Mardin are common destinations for tourists who look forward to …

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  • China has become the largest source of foreign tourists for Mongolia

    Published on : Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    Mongolia’s tourism department said that China has become the largest source of foreign tourists to Mongolia in the first half of 2019.   Chinese tourists accounted for 36.4 percent of total foreign tourist arrivals to Mongolia. “Mongolia has nowadays relied more on …

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  • Italy overtakes France in overnight stays by foreign tourists

    Published on : Monday, July 22, 2019

    Italy claimed that it had way more overnight stays by foreign nationals than tourist hotspot France.   The country’s tourist board said there were 216.5 million such stays in 2018 in Italy, compared with 140.7m in France.   However, Spain …

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  • France welcomed 89.4 million tourists in 2018; tourist spending was €56.2 billion

    Published on : Saturday, May 18, 2019

    France welcomed a total of 89.4 million visitors which is a rise of three per cent from that of 2017.  It is now targeting 100 million foreign tourists for 2020. Government’s tourism committee said in a statement: “France remained the …

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  • For foreign tourists, Hyderabad becomes the most preferred destination

    Published on : Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    For foreign visitors, Telangana, Hyderabad in particular, has come up as a preferred vacation spot. This is obvious from the arrival of foreign tourists which has been growing by an average of 12%-13% on an annual basis.   The arrival …

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  • Karnataka targets 3 European cities to hike tourist footfalls

    Published on : Wednesday, March 6, 2019

    Foreign tourists to Karnataka generally originated from Europe. Karnataka’s Tourism Department in order to promote tourism in the state, organised a set of exclusive marketing meets in three European cities namely Amsterdam, Brussels and Dusseldorf.   Europe is the primary …

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  • Foreign tourists banned from visiting Tibet until April 1

    Published on : Thursday, February 21, 2019

    Foreign travellers who want to travel to Tibet, are recommended to set foot in Tibet post April 1, as per Visit Tibet travel agency.  If the travel destinations include Kailash and Lake Mansarovar, tourists can plan the trip after April. …

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  • Iran aims 20 million foreign tourists annually by 2025

    Published on : Saturday, February 9, 2019

    The number of Iranian businesses represents a 61 percent growth year on year, as said by a senior tourism official. The foreign tourism marketers will be from 12 countries, said Vali Teymouri.   Iran hosted 6,074,580 foreign nationals during the …

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  • Thailand is experiencing massive influx of foreign tourists

    Published on : Thursday, January 31, 2019

    Thailand is experiencing a massive influx of foreign tourists, and the officials have expressed their concerns over the nation’s ability to manage this huge flow of visitors – as poor infrastructure, costly security measures, and other priorities of national development …

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  • Foreign tourists spend a total of 4.5 trillion Yen in Japan last year

    Published on : Monday, January 21, 2019

    Last year, foreign tourists spent a total of 4.5 trillion Yen (US$41.37 billion) in Japan, of which 335.5 billion Yen, or 7.4 percent, was contributed by Hong Kong visitors. Hongkongers contribute significantly to Japan tourism boom.   A vacation in …

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  • Spain receives 82.6 million foreign tourists last year

    Published on : Friday, January 18, 2019

    As per Spanish government figures, the country received a national record of 82.6 million foreign tourists last year.   Industry, Trade and Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto said that the figures show that Spain remains competitive as it aims to surpass …

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  • Number of foreign tourists in Viet Nam expected to go up this year

    Published on : Saturday, December 1, 2018

    The number of foreign tourists visiting Viet Nam so far this year is expected to go up to14.2 million, increasing 21.3 per cent against the same period last year.   So far, the number of foreigners visiting Viet Nam by …

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  • Officials confirmed that 239 thousand foreign tourists visited Samarkand in 2018

    Published on : Thursday, November 15, 2018

    A study of the geography of international tourists showed that 9.4 thousand visitors from South Korea visited the city; 8.3 thousand poured from Japan, 6.3 thousand from France, from Germany – 5.5 thousand, from Italy – 5.4 thousand, from Spain …

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  • More foreign tourists visit Maldives despite political turmoil

    Published on : Friday, July 20, 2018

    Foreign tourists are flocking to the Maldives in ever-greater numbers despite an international outcry over the island nation’s president’s crackdown on political dissent and locking up of opponents, official figures showed.   The number of tourists visiting the white-sanded Indian …

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