Despite the wide path of devastation left by Hurricane Florence, its effect on the U.S. economy is likely to be modest. USAToday reports.
TOKYO, Sept 18- Japan's average land prices rose for the first time in 27 years in the year to July 1 as an influx of foreign tourists boosted demand for hotel properties and shops, a government survey showed on Tuesday. Land prices are a key indicator to gauge how much Japan asset prices have recovered after decades of deflation. The survey found that nationwide...
BANGKOK, Sept 18- Struggling national carrier Thai Airways International PCL is pinning hopes of a revival to its 1990 s heyday on a new leadership team, jet purchases and improving its brand as tourism booms in the region. Thailand has been the beneficiary of a boom in tourist arrivals, particularly from China, but as foreign airlines like Qatar Airways and China...
There's an award for everything – even the title of America's Best Restroom.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— SpaceX said it has signed the first private moon traveler, with some changes to its original game plan. The big reveal on who it is— and when the flight to the moon will be— will be announced Monday at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, California. It's not the same mission SpaceX founder Elon Musk outlined last year.
In Cuba, female bartenders break convention to benefit from the growing tourism industry, grabbing job opportunities that have come in the last five years with the opening of new private businesses.
TOKYO— A major Japanese airport flooded by a typhoon is expected to partially reopen Friday after officials promised round-the-clock work to repair damage and make the travel hub ready for passengers. The indefinite closure of the western airport that is a gateway to Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe had raised concerns about the impact on Japan's economy and tourism.
Space travel for earthlings is also on the horizon. But while you wait to blast off to the Moon or Mars, the vast Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Florida's Space Coast could be the next best thing.
Paul Papalia, Tourism Minister for West Australia, discusses why Western Australia is such a great holiday destination for Asian tourists.
Double-digit sightings of great white sharks just yards off the shores of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, are a daily occurrence, making it a mecca not only for scientists and educators but tourists, who hope to catch a glimpse of this fascinating creature.
HONG KONG, Aug 30- Luggage maker Samsonite International SA posted a 16.6 percent growth in first-half net sales, helped by strong performance of its high-end Tumi brand, sending its shares up 8.5 percent on Thursday. The Luxembourg- headquartered company said its first-half net sales rose to $1.85 billion from $1.59 billion a year earlier.
Tim Parker, chairman of Samsonite, said prospects are looking good for tourism and the economy, but tariffs are an area of uncertainty.
Matt Bekier, chief executive of The Star Entertainment Group, says Australia's tourism numbers are getting a boost from Asian visitors and that means the country will need more hotel rooms.
Whale watchers in Southeast Alaska got the surprise of a lifetime, KTUU TV reported on Wednesday.
U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group is reportedly in talks to acquire a stake in the frequent-flier loyalty programme of Jet Airways.
ISTANBUL, Aug 13- Visitors to Turkey flocked to its high-end shops to snap up bargains on Monday, their purchasing power buoyed by a currency crisis as the country's lira sank to a record low beyond 7 per dollar. Barely moving lines of mainly Arab tourists snaked outside the Chanel and Louis Vuitton stores in Nisantasi, an upscale Istanbul neighbourhood, waiting...
Waiting times have sparked further criticism from aviation chiefs about delays caused by Britain's border regime.
Chief Executive Olivier Jager speaks about trends among travelers this holiday season.
North Korea's proclaimed shift in national focus to economic development from nuclear arms is prompting optimism across the Chinese border in Dandong.
DANDONG, China, Aug 3- North Korea's proclaimed shift in national focus to economic development from nuclear arms is prompting cautious optimism across the Chinese border in Dandong, a trading hub hit hard by United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's economic reform plans and warming ties between Pyongyang and its main...