PIERRE, S.D.— The South Dakota tourism industry is surging this year, spurred on by good weather, low gas prices and landmark events such as the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, officials say. At the end of July, there were nearly $350 million in tourism taxable sales, which is more than 14 percent higher than the same period last year, according to information provided...» Read More
Hawaii sets tourism record in July.
HONOLULU— Hawaii's white sand beaches in Waikiki were mostly deserted after officials warned the public about a half-million-gallon sewage spill in Ala Moana Beach Park, which is adjacent to the world-famous tourist destination. The Department of Health was testing a 4- mile stretch of waterfront from Kapahulu Avenue in Waikiki to Point Panic in Kakaako.
South Korea can discuss North Korean demands for an end to sanctions imposed over a 2010 naval attack.
Ramesh Tainwala, CEO of Samsonite, says turbulence in the stock markets is unlikely to impact consumer sentiment hence he remains confident that Samsonite will continue to perform well in China.
Aug 25- Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb Inc said on Tuesday it would begin collecting and remitting tourist taxes from guests on behalf of rental apartments in Paris. Airbnb, whose most popular city is Paris with more than 50,000 listings, said it would collect 0.83 euro per person per night for reservations made in Paris on or after Oct. 1.
PARIS— The home-sharing company Airbnb has agreed to incorporate in its prices a small tourist tax on rental apartments in Paris— following a request by Paris authorities. In a statement Tuesday, Airbnb said it would collect 0.83 euros per person per day to be paid by lodging tourists from Oct. 1. Paris— the most visited city in the world— is also the most popular city...
MADRID— Authorities say Spain has seen a record 38 million tourists in the first seven months of the year as a weak euro and security issues in other beach resort nations like Tunisia make it a more attractive destination. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says the country expects a record 68 million tourists for all of 2015, three million more than the record set in...
Adithep Vanabriksha, chief investment officer for Thailand at Aberdeen Asset Management, expects the deadly bomb attack to be a big hit on Thailand's tourism industry and consumer confidence.
The government will recognize Yelp reviews of federal agencies.
PARIS— Paris takes in billions of euros each year from tourists, but the international vacation destination welcomed thousands of special visitors Wednesday with a spirit of giving. Thousands of children fanned out around Paris for a treasure hunt, while others played in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower or took boat tours on the Seine. They arrived in Paris on...
A Canadian company has clinched a patent for a 12.4 mile-high "space elevator" that could launch astronauts and tourists into orbit.
Apart from happening during the peak hour, the attack was carried out one day after the Mother's Day celebrations, catching the police off guard, says Prinn Panitchpakdi, country head, Thailand at CLSA Securities.
While the deadly explosion has resulted in short-term cancellations, Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotel Group, believes that Thailand's tourism industry can recover as it has done previously.
Darren Buckley, president of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Thailand, says the deadly bomb blast in central Bangkok on Monday won't sway investor sentiment.
While the deadly bomb attack will likely impact tourist confidence, tourist arrivals, in particular from China, have not been affected at the moment, says Patee Sarasin, CEO of Nok Air.
Nip into South Korea for a VAT-free tuck – that's part of the country's latest campaign to revive its struggling tourism sector.
The site of Monday's deadly bomb blast is an important location which exemplifies political struggles in Thailand, says Aim Sinpeng, lecturer in comparative politics at The University of Sydney.
Some economists are warning that Monday's deadly bomb blast could tip Thailand's economy into a crisis. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports from Bangkok.
BANGKOK, Aug 18- A bomb that ripped through a religious shrine in Bangkok's commercial heart, killing 22 people and wounding more than 100, could deal a heavy blow to a tourism sector that has been one of the few recent bright spots for Thailand's struggling economy. "Our Japanese customers have all checked out this morning and bookings have also been cancelled,"...
SPOKANE, Wash.— Big wildfires threatened the Lake Chelan resort region of central Washington on Monday after driving away tourists, destroying a warehouse filled with nearly 2 million pounds of apples and forcing thousands of residents to flee. In northern Idaho, more than 40 homes were lost near the town of Kamiah, and in Oregon a lightning-sparked blaze on the...