UAE's Emirates Airline signs deal to promote Jordan tourism

​Abu Dhabi, May 30 (IANS/WAM) UAE's Emirates Airline on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding with Jordan Tourism Board to boost tourism in the country, a statement said. The deal focuses on the growth of key tourist destinations in Jor...

Japan museum to be registered as World Heritage Site

​Tokyo, May 18 (IANS) The main building of Japan's National Museum of Western Art is scheduled to be registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site in July. Officials of Japan's Cultural Affairs Agency on Tuesday said the International Council on Monuments and Sites, a UNESCO advisory panel, has recommended listing of the ...

International tourism conference opens in Beijing

​Beijing, May 19 (IANS) A key international tourism conference opened in Beijing on Thursday amid hopes it would generate measures to boost global economic growth and social opportunities in the sector. Tourism officials from over 100 countries were expected to attend the First World Conference on Tourism for Developme...

Chinese museums mostly free to visitors

​Beijing, May 18 (IANS) The number of registered museums in China has reached nearly 4,700, with more than 85 percent of them free to visit, a national cultural official said on Wednesday. By the end of 2015, 4,692 museums were registered and more than 20,000 exhibitions were held annually, drawing 700 million visitors...

International tourism meet in Meghalaya for marketing northeast

Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) Research scholars, policy makers and industry practitioners have come together at an international conference at Shillong in Meghalaya to highlight the tourism resources of north east India and explore marketing strategies in an eco-friendly and sustainable way, the organisers said on Tuesday. The ...

Thailand shuts down tourism in Tachai island to protect environment

Bangkok, May 16 (IANS) Thai authorities have decided to close down tourism in Tachai Island in the Andaman Sea, to protect the coral and underwater flora and fauna in one of the country's key diving destinations, an official said on Monday. "The island is closed for an indefinite time. Too many tourists have visited it. ...

Harry Potter movie motorbike goes to Liverpool museum

The motor bike and sidecar used in a dramatic chase in one of the Harry Potter movies is to go on display on Monday at the Museum of Liverpool. It will be a homecoming for the famous motor cycle with magical powers. Part of a dramatic chase in the blockbuster movie was filmed in the road tunnel under the Mersey river linking Liverpool wi...

South Africa targets Indian tourists

​Durban, May 14 (IANS) South Africa has identified India as a key focus market for boosting tourism and it will shortly launch an aggressive campaign to attract tourists from there. South African Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom announced this at the INDABA tourism fair here. He said that the country had received more th...

Tourism to Egypt almost halved

Cairo, May 10 (IANS/AKI) The number of tourists visiting Egypt fell by 47.2 percent between March 2015 and the same month this year, according to official statistics cited by state-run daily Al-Ahram. A total of 440,700 tourists visited Egypt in March, compared with 834,600 in the same month last year, said the country's...

Lack of English proficiency mars Russia's tourism potential

​Moscow, May 6 (IANS) Tourism authorities in Russia want customs and immigration officials to brush up on their English, even as they acknowledge that not knowing the language could prove an impediment to increasing tourist inflows from the English-speaking world, especially India. Random delays at immigration counters and a dearth of English ...

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