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  • BEIJING, Dec 27- China said it will boost investment in tourism, with plans to develop rustbelt regions and upgrade public toilets high on its to-do list as it looks to lift the sector's contribution to economic growth. Announcing a new plan for the sector, China said it aims to invest 2 trillion yuan in tourism between 2016 and 2020 which would translate to annual...

  • SANTIAGO, Dec 25- A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake jolted southern Chile on Sunday, prompting thousands to evacuate coastal areas, but no fatalities or major damage were reported in the tourism and salmon farming region. "It was the biggest scare of our lives," said Denisse Alvarado, a resident of the southern Chile fishing town of Quellon, located on Chiloe Island, a...

  • SANTIAGO, Dec 25- A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake jolted southern Chile on Sunday, prompting thousands to evacuate coastal areas, but no fatalities or major damage were reported in the tourism and salmon farming region. "It was the biggest scare of our lives," said Denisse Alvarado, a resident of the southern Chile fishing town of Quellon, located on Chiloe Island, a...

  • SANTIAGO, Dec 25- A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake jolted southern Chile on Sunday, prompting thousands to evacuate coastal areas, but no fatalities or major damage were reported in the tourism and salmon farming region. Chile's National Emergency Office lifted both the evacuation order and a tsunami watch three hours after the Christmas Day quake struck,...

  • SANTIAGO, Dec 25- A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake jolted southern Chile on Sunday, prompting thousands to evacuate coastal areas, but no fatalities or major damage were reported in the tourism and salmon farming region. Eight mostly small ports in the area were closed, Chile's Navy said. "There was a lot, a lot of movement here, but besides that nothing of note, there...

  • SANTIAGO, Dec 25- A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck southern Chile on Sunday, prompting thousands to evacuate coastal areas in a region known for tourism and salmon farming. Eight mostly small ports in the area were closed, Chile's Navy said. "There was a lot, a lot of movement here, but besides that nothing of note, there weren't houses falling," said Alamiro Vera,...

  • Wagashi-making is one of the many activities available under Airbnb's newly packaged "experiences."

  • Outdoor yoga at the Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort.

    Global wellness tourism has outpaced the growth in the travel sector in recent years.

  • No winter wonderland in Singapore but...

    Sarah Martin at Blue Sky Events talks about Christmas Wonderland, a fair held at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore.

  • Wellness tourism is blooming

    CNBC's Matt Taylor looks at yoga and urban retreats that offer an escape.

  • *NZ GDP rose 1.1 pct in Q3 vs 0.9 pct forecast. SYDNEY, Dec 22- New Zealand's economy surged ahead in the third quarter as consumers spent with abandon while homebuilding and tourism boomed, cementing expectations the country's central bank was done cutting interest rates. A record influx of migrants has lifted population growth to a blistering 2.1 percent--...

  • Tourists are after the non-tourist experience

    Startups are providing travelers with the opportunity to absorb cultural experiences, from ikebana classes in Japan to truffle hunting in Italy.

  • More regional competition for Asia's casinos: Analyst

    Alex Bumazhny at Fitch Ratings weighs in on the newest casino to open in the Philippines and the gaming space in the region.

  • underlying pragmatism to Erdogan's moves

    Michael Harris, head of research at Renaissance Capital, discusses the political background to the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey.

  • Are smart hotels the future of travel?

    Luggage-free travel, smart hotels and augmented reality could soon be a reality, says Abhiram Chowdhry at Hotels.com.

  • These are the most vacation-deprived countries

    Malaysia, South Korea and Singapore are among the countries with the most vacation-deprived people, says Expedia's Simon Fiquet.

  • Gambling chips

    Japan’s parliament has just legalized casino gaming even though most Japanese oppose it. Here’s why.

  • WELLINGTON, Dec 15- New Zealand's government said on Thursday it would spend around NZ $2 billion rebuilding road and railway links to the tourist resort of Kaikoura, after the South Island's main transport artery was wiped out in a deadly earthquake last month. The government plans to pass rules to speed up road repair, but it will still take 12 months to get...

  • 3 facts you need to know about Japan's potential casinos

    Japan casino vote caps a long-running political tussle, says Jonathan Galaviz at Global Market Advisors.

  • BEIJING, Dec 14- China aims to invest 2 trillion yuan in tourism by 2020 by attracting more private investment into the industry, China's state planner said on Wednesday. Saying as tourism infrastructure and public services were "in dire need to be improved," the National Development and Reform Commission said it would plan a batch of key tourism projects and "...