Japanese tourists to South Korea, the largest group of visitors to Asia's fourth largest economy last year, fell by 25 percent in the first quarter thanks to a falling yen. But not to worry - the Chinese are here.» Read More
DUBLIN, April 29- Visits to Ireland by North Americans rose by 17 percent in the first quarter of the year, data show, a sign that a government-led campaign to lure visitors with Irish roots is reinvigorating tourism in the country as it emerges from financial crisis.
CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the Garden State's beach area is still struggling to rebuild, six months after Super Storm Sandy left a wide swath of destruction in its wake.
CNBC's Mary Thompson looks at what's at risk in the state's $22 billion tourism industry as the New Jersey shore pushes to recover from the devastating storm.
New agency planned to run high-speed rail project- Bangkok Post. Tour operators little affected by strong baht so far- The Nation. Keywords: THAILAND PRESS/ PHUKET AIRPORT.
CAIRO, April 28- Egyptian tourism managers celebrated the opening of an alcohol-free hotel at the popular beach resort of Hurghada over the weekend, a move they hoped would lure conservative Muslim tourists to a region popular with foreign and local visitors.
ISTANBUL, April 26- Turkey's tourism revenues surged 39.6 percent year-on-year in the first quarter to $4.92 billion, the Turkish Statistics Institute said on Friday.
Lion Air captain tried in vain to abort 737 landing. All 108 passengers and crew miraculously survived when the Boeing 737 passenger jet, operated by Indonesian budget carrier Lion Air, undershot the tourist island's main airport runway and belly-flopped in water on Saturday.
*China airlines rebound in Hong Kong, pare losses in mainland. HONG KONG, April 8- China shares closed at their lowest since December on Monday, with bird flu worries hitting tourism-related stocks and property stocks losing ground on more sales curbs as markets reopened after a holiday break.
*China airlines rebound in Hong Kong after Friday drop. *China property weak after more reported Beijing curbs. HONG KONG, April 8- China share markets reopened after a holiday break on a lackluster note on Monday, as bird flu worries hit tourism-related stocks and property ones lost ground on more sales curbs.
The annual Airline Quality Rankings by Wichita State University and Purdue University show carriers bumping more passengers from oversold flights and delivering service that often leaves customers frustrated.
HONG KONG, April 8- China shares resumed trading on Monday after a four-day holiday weekend at their lowest since late December, as bird flu jitters stoked fears that demand for air travel will diminish, sending airline and other tourism-related sectors reeling.
Chinese tourists have overtaken Germans as the world's biggest-spending travelers after a decade of robust growth in the number of Chinese holidaying abroad, reports the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
Greece, which has hundreds of poorly connected islands and a big tourism industry, says this will encourage seaplane operators and improve access to many holiday resorts.
*Medical tourism on the rise in Turkey. ISTANBUL, April 3- Sitting in a private clinic in an upscale neighbourhood of Istanbul, Saleh, a human resources executive from Qatar, is preparing to leave Turkey with a smile on his face and more hair on his head.
PARIS, April 2- At the seven-story retail temple that is Louis Vuitton's flagship store in Paris, there are signs of a slowdown in spending by Asian tourists- the recent driving force in a European luxury market defying recession. And Louis Vuitton, owned by industry leader LVMH, is not alone.
DUBAI, March 20- These should be prosperous days for Ali Pasha, who owns a tourism company in Dubai that arranges holidays for those seeking a break in the sunny Gulf emirate.
Carnival on Friday reported a quarterly profit but posted a drop in the revenue each cabin generates and lowered its revenue forecast for the year, citing weakness in Europe and pricing promotions.
Kate Howitt, Portfolio Manager of the Fidelity Australian Opportunities Fund, explains how Australian companies can benefit from Chinese consumer firepower as Beijing shifts growth models.
Cruise lines are rolling out huge discounts and extras to help potential passengers forget the disaster and illness that have plagued the industry lately. And for some -- it's working!
Tourism in Greece is bouncing back this year in an otherwise flat European market, held back by the weak economic climate, travel industry executives said.