Tourism

  • New Zealand expects more than five million visitors by 2024

    Published on : Thursday, January 10, 2019

    New Zealand expects more than five million visitors by 2024; a tourism strategy is being developed to help the industry handle the predicted growth.   The NZ government predicts that more than half of those visitors, i.e. around 2.8 million, …

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  • International tourist arrivals in Nepal crossed 1 million mark

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    The number of international tourists visiting Nepal recorded a 24.77 percent growth over last year. Among the total arrivals, 969,287 individuals came by air.     The arrivals crossed the coveted one-million mark for the first time in 2018 with …

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  • Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway earns £484m from tourism sector

    Published on : Tuesday, January 8, 2019

    Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway helped to generate almost half a billion pounds for the north coast region in the last year. This UNESCO World Heritage site helped in generating £484.3m for the Causeway Coast and Glens district, according to an …

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  • Central Texas resonates with hotel investors to boost tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, January 8, 2019

    Central Texas is boasting increased investments in the hotel industry. In fact, last year, CBRE Hotels sold an average of one hotel a month in Central Texas, totaling seven in Austin MSA and four in San Antonio. Dennis Drake, Michael …

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  • If U.S. shutdown continues, travel and tourism will be impacted says USTA

    Published on : Tuesday, January 8, 2019

    There is concern that U.S. government shutdown may impact the travel and tourism industry.  U.S. airline pilots have sent a strongly worded missive to U.S. President Donald Trump, warning about safety issues.     A government shutdown occurs when Congress …

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  • Kenya tourism crossed the 2 m mark in 2018 thanks to political stability

    Published on : Tuesday, January 8, 2019

    The political stability in Kenya sent the tourism numbers hurtling to 2.02 million. The stability is largely attributed to the handshake between President Uhuru & ODM leader and AU envoy Raila Odinga in March 2018. For the first time Kenya …

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  • Powerful storm Pabuk batters Thailand; affecting tourism

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    In the worst storm to lash the region in three decades, tropical storm Pabuk inundated southern Thailand with wind and rain.   The floods caused by violent storm Pabuk have left nearly 30,000 people in evacuation shelters across southern Thailand, …

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  • Rajasthan Tourism to go back to its campaign ‘Padharo Mhare Des’

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    Rajasthan Tourism is all set to welcome travellers with its grand old campaign ‘Padharo Mhare Des’ replacing ‘Jane Kya Dikh Jaye’– launched by the previous BJP government — according to Sreya Guha, Principal Secretary, Department of Tourism.     Sreya …

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  • AirAsia steps to make Indonesia, Philippines operations profitable

    Published on : Thursday, January 3, 2019

    Malaysian carrier AirAsia Group won’t open any new airline in the next three years and will focus on current operations after its proposed Vietnam launch, Group CEO Tony Fernandes said Wednesday.     According to September data, AirAsia operated 127 …

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  • 2.33 million tourists visited Sri Lanka in 2018

    Published on : Thursday, January 3, 2019

    Sri Lanka welcomed 2.33 million tourists in 2018 recording a rise of 10.3 per cent over 2017. The December arrivals were the highest at 253,169. Despite missing the 2.5 million target the arrivals of tourist in Sri Lanka grew at …

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  • Australia expecting 10 million overseas visitors in 2019

    Published on : Thursday, January 3, 2019

    Australia is expected to welcome 10 million overseas visitors in 2019 as per comparison website finder.com.au. This spells great for the economy. As per Bessie Hassan, from this website,  more hotel stays, more meals in restaurants, more items sold in …

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  • Indonesia tries to boost tourism with Bali promotion

    Published on : Wednesday, January 2, 2019

    Indonesia is a country supercharged its tourism industry by offering luxury stays near palm-fringed beaches, or by allure the towering volcano in the middle of turquoise waters and a rainforest sanctuary for endangered Javan rhinos.     But the beachside …

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  • Kashmir Tourism workers protest demanding release of pending wages

    Published on : Tuesday, January 1, 2019

    The  casual labourers of Tourism Department of Jammu and Kashmir held a protest demonstration today demanding release of their pending wages.       Scores of labourers under the banner of Kashmir Tourism Department Casual Labourers Union assembled outside Director …

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  • Venice introducing visitor tax for short stays to manage mass tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, January 1, 2019

    Venice is to charge visitors a tax up to 10 euros each in a move approved by the Italian government to curb mass tourism during short stays.   The new measure by Italian government which will bring in tens of …

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  • Jordan tourism revenues crosses $5-billion mark in 2018

    Published on : Tuesday, January 1, 2019

    According to data released by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) on Monday, the tourism revenues  in Jordan have surpassed the $5-billion mark in 2018, marking an 8 per cent increase from last year’s $4.6 billion.     The Ministry …

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  • Phuket’s MICE market worth THB 10.9 billion

    Published on : Monday, December 31, 2018

    The MICE market of Phuket nearly doubled in year-on-year growth in 2017. The revenue from this segment rose from Thai Baht 5.9 billion to Thai Baht 10.9 billion. The average spend per person is Thai Baht 13,000.       …

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  • GST dampening West Indian state Goa’s New Year’s party

    Published on : Monday, December 31, 2018

    Heavy taxation imposition, GST, lack of proper tourism infrastructure, expensive hotel and Christmas tariffs and poor planning have resulted in a drop in tourist arrivals in West Indian state, Goa.     Messias, whose organisation, the Travel and Tourism Association …

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  • Taiwan Tourism sees the arrival of 11 million international tourists in 2018

    Published on : Monday, December 31, 2018

    The tourism in Taiwan sees a rapid growth in this year with the arrival of 11 million international tourists.     The 11 millionth tourist to visit Taiwan in2018 is a Japanese tourist. He arrived at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport …

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  • 14 years old California girl dies in 215 meters fatal fall from Arizona

    Published on : Friday, December 28, 2018

    The authorities say that a California girl visiting an Arizona landmark has died from what appears to be an accidental fall.     The Coconino County sheriff’s officials said that the body of the 14-year-old girl was found about 700 …

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  • Israel expects to welcome record-breaking 4 million tourists by the end of 2018

    Published on : Friday, December 28, 2018

    The Tourism Ministry of Israel expects 4 million tourists by the end of the year.     The Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin said that he is excited to welcome next week Israel’s four millionth tourist in 2018. It represents …

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