Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sri Lanka August tourist arrivals up 30 pct yr/yr

Sri Lanka August tourist arrivals up 30 pct yr/yr
Reuters
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals jumped 29.6 percent in August from a year earlier with the visitors expect to hit a record high, as the island nation kept attracting more visitors and tourism-related investment since the end of a ...
Captured crocodile seen to boost town's tourism
Sun.Star
"Ang plan sa Local Government Unit (LGU) sa Bunawan kay himuon nga usa ka tourist attraction diri sa amoa (The plan of the LGU in Bunawan is to make it as one of the tourist attractions here)," Bunawan Vice Mayor Sylvia B. Elorde said in a text message ...
Lacson questions appointment of new tourism chief
Inquirer.net
By Cathy Yamsuan Malaca├▒ang was wrong to administer the oath of office to newly designatedTourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez when Jimenez had not yet been confirmed by the congressional Commission on Appointments, Sen. Panfilo Lacson warned Tuesday. ...
Libyan exiles save Tunisia's tourist haven of Djerba
AFP
The usual bookings from Europe to this island resort known for stunning beaches and sunsets dropped off after Tunisia's own uprising in January. That revolt not only led to the collapse of president Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali's dictatorship but touched ...
ADTA to promote tourism from India
WAM - Emirates News Agency
WAM Abu Dhabi, Sep 06th, 2011 (WAM)--Abu Dhabi is looking to penetrate India's growing outbound tourism market on the back of the South Asian republic's spectacular rise up on the emirate's hotel guest rankings. Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) is ...
Medical Tourism Provider MediClass Launches New Website
MarketWatch (press release)
RAMAT GAN, Israel, Sep 06, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Prominent medical tourism provider MediCLass.ru has recently launched its new website, www.mediclass.ru . The website presents a wealth of practical information for people seeking to undergo medical ...
Alex rules out move for Turkish passport
Hurriyet Daily News
Fenerbah├že captain Alex de Souza announced Monday that he would no longer apply to obtain a Turkish passport because Brazilian laws did not permit dual citizenship. “I receive many questions saying, 'When will you have a Turkish passport? ...
28 arrested for orgies at resort
Times of India
The Medchal police on Monday night raided a resort at Turkapally and arrested 28 persons, including six women for indulging in illicit activities. Acting on a tip-off, police raided Darling Cave resort located on the outskirts of the city, ...
Hong Kong sets up tourism office in Taipei
Focus Taiwan News Channel
6 (CNA) The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced Tuesday the establishment of a Taipei office that is expected to further strengthen the special administrative region's tourism promotion in Taiwan. Speaking at the opening ceremony in Taipei, ...
Tourism Union calls for boycott of Saudi Airlines following pilgrim crisis
Al-Masry Al-Youm
The Egyptian Tourism Union called for boycotting Saudi Arabian Airlines until the latter issues an official apology for mistreating Egyptian Umra pilgrims at Jeddah International Airport. Meanwhile, the Egyptian Chamber of Tourism is preparing its ...
SE Asia seen as a potential threat to domestic tourism
Hindu Business Line
The growing popularity of South East Asia as a tourism destination could become one of the biggest threats for the domestic tourism industry. Outbound tourism to SE Asian countries has been growing at 10-15 per cent per annum, said Mr Hari Nair, ...
Passport Express in Greece switches to Thursdays
Penfield Post
By Keith Loria "Our customers will now have more options to submit Passport applications during the week at our downtown office throughout the week and on the last Saturday of the month, in Pittsford on Wednesdays and in Greece on Thursdays," said ...
Passport Day: No appointment needed
El Paso Inc
By Robert Gray You can apply for a passport without an appointment on Sept. 17 during Passport Day in the USA, the State Department's national outreach event. Originally scheduled for April, the national event was canceled because of an impending ...
SA Tourism Week celebrated
Mmegi Online
South Africa (SA) Tourism Week begins tomorrow with the official opening of a trade and tourism fair at the SA High Commission in Gaborone. Speaking at a press briefing on the celebrations, SA Tourism Regional Director responsible for the SADC region, ...
N. Korean firm calls for talks with Hyundai over mountain resort
Yonhap News
South Korea suspended the joint tour program following the 2008 shooting death of a tourist by a North Korean soldier near the resort. Seoul has since been demanding Pyongyang's formal apology for the incident and security measures for its tourists. ...
Chinese Tourism: One of China's Business Success Stories ...
With over 4000 years of recorded history and much modern development, China is a fascinating tourist destination. Tourism is now a major business success. In 2010 China became the third most popular tourist destination in the world, behind ...
China
OECS common tourism policy coming by October - Stabroek News ...
By Stabroek staff
A common tourism policy for the nine-nation Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is expected to come into effect on October 1, 2011. St Kitts and.
Stabroek News
Goa tourism gives up hope on Wendell Rodricks' designs News
By Staff
Speaking to IANS Monday tourism minister Nilkanth Halarnkar said that the manpower for the TSF, which will be posted on Goa's beaches and other places of religious interest, was being currently screened by the Goa government's personnel ...
News One
Indo Tourism | AppAggie
By Aggie
Indonesia Tourism Forum is a travel discussion relating Indonesia tourism destination. Here, there are topics that related with the destination you might to go and also the discussion about everything related. As we know, Indonesia is a tropical ...
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World Tourism Organisation introduces e-tool to check energy ...
By ekow
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has out-doored an online product known as Hotel Energy Solutions (HES) that can be used to determine the cost of energy consumptions of hotels. The project is in response to the ...
Ghana Business News
Visa delays losing European tourism market €500m : Ecademy ...
Visa delays losing European tourism market €500 million a year say ETOA. ... Alarmingly, it showed that the Schengen area alone is missing out on close to a projected €500m of tourism revenue. UK Prime Minister David Cameron said he wanted to see the ... 'Europe prides itself as the number one tourist destination in the world, but a little more humility to visitors from emerging markets may be in order, rather than the usual heated debates on immigration. 'An Indian couple I met last ...
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North Korean Resort Seeks Foreign Investors - NYTimes.com
Income from tourism here has plummeted since a South Korean visitor was shot ... construction, and rejuvenated park operations could bolster tourist numbers. ...
www.nytimes.com/2011/09/04/world/asia/04nkorea.html?...
Filipinos can win with less, tourism chief says | ABS-CBN News ...
Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez told Business Nightly a new tourism campaign will be rolled out by year end. While the country's budget is smaller than its ...
www.abs-cbnnews.com/.../filipinos-can-win-less-tourism-chief...
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Be cast away into paradise on earth, the Maldives, with Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. Experience a sense of enchantment and romance as you spend the day trailing ...
www.banyantree.com/en/maldives_vabbinfaru/
Welsh tourism strategy branded 'a disaster' | NowPublic News ...
A LEADING tourism operator has branded the nation's tourism strategy “a disaster” and backed calls for the return of the Wales Tourist Board. Ashford Price , who ...
www.nowpublic.com/.../welsh-tourism-strategy-branded-disast...

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