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One Hawaiian coastal town is asking a state tourism agency to stop encouraging visitors to stay overnight in their town.
WELLINGTON, Nov 8- Tourists from China have been flooding into New Zealand and now a Shanghai- based property developer has bought an upmarket resort and plans a major upgrade to attract wealthy Chinese travellers to the South Pacific country. China is the second-biggest source of visitors to New Zealand.
*Spain in talks with Asian airlines over Madrid flights. *Deals would help Aena sale and boost tourism to Spain. LONDON, Nov 7- Spain is in talks with Asian airlines to bring more flights to Madrid's underused Barajas airport ahead of the planned privatisation of debt-laden airport operator Aena, its industry minister told Reuters.
Adolfo Mesquita Nunes, Portugal's secretary of state for tourism, says the country's tourism growth has been consistent and that the country remains "very good value for money".
Olga Kefalogianni, Greek Minister of Tourism, talks about the sector's "record year," and how the country plans to increase and diversify its offerings for tourists.
Panos Paleologos, founder and CEO of HotelBrain, explains why the Greek tourism sector has had a "fantastic" year, and says the sector can be the "vehicle" driving the country's recovery.
*Egypt expects total recovery in tourism by end-2014- minister. CAIRO, Oct 29- Egypt aims to attract 13.5 million visitors next year, bringing in around $11 billion, as it launches an international campaign to lure back foreigners deterred by political turmoil, the tourism minister said.
*In final stages of acquisition in Britain. RIYADH, Oct 29- Saudi Arabia's Al Tayyar Travel Group, a major tourism company in the region, expects earnings to grow about 25 percent next year, aided by Saudi government spending and a planned acquisition in Britain, its top executive said.
Traffic to Barajas airport has dropped as Spain's economic crisis cut domestic tourism and business travel. Investment bank Lazard and Spain's N +1 brokerage are helping with a search for investors for a public launch of at least 49 percent of Aena, which operates 46 Spanish airports and London's Luton, and has stakes in 14 Latin American airports.
Mari Pangestu, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy in Indonesia, says the country is looking at niche markets to grow its tourism sector.
SAO PAULO, Oct 22- Brazil will decide in December whether to open its skies to foreign airlines during the World Cup, the head of the Brazilian tourism agency Embratur said on Tuesday.
Sonia Cheng, CEO of Rosewood Hotel Group talks about the company's strategy to capitalize on emerging "affluent explorers."
Arne Sorenson, CEO & President, Marriott International says the company plans to more than double in size in Asia in a massive expansion drive, and will soon enter markets like Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
CAIRO, Oct 14- Morale in Egypt's tourism industry is at rock bottom; a summer of bloodshed has frightened away all but the bravest foreign visitors from Cairo and the pyramids, and things are little better in the Red Sea beach resorts.
The government shutdown has crippled the economy of an Arizona town near the Grand Canyon, where most residents rely on tourism.
HONG KONG, Oct 10- Chinese conglomerate Fosun International Ltd and South Africa's Sun City casino king plan to build a $1.6 billion resort on China's Hainan holiday island, joining a pack of players betting on a surge in upscale tourism in the country.
HAVANA, Oct 9- Cuba has authorized its state-run tourism industry to contract out lodgings, meals, excursions and other activities to private businesses in a boost to a growing "non-state" sector.
HAVANA, Oct 9- Cuba has authorized its state-run tourism industry to contract out lodgings, meals, excursions and other activities to private businesses in a boost to a growing "non-state" sector. Tourism is the country's largest industry, attracting 2.8 million visitors in 2012 with revenues approaching $3 billion.
WASHINGTON, Oct 8- Tourism sagged near U.S. national parks, Washington- area workers filed more unemployment claims and futures markets grappled with a lack of data as the government shutdown, now in its second week, stretched across the nation and upset many aspects of American life.
CARACAS, Oct 5- President Nicolas Maduro's government plans to use fingerprint machines at airports to try to root out no-shows who buy tickets to scam travel-related currency controls without even flying, in the latest symptom of Venezuela's economic chaos.