NEW DELHI (TVLW): With the addition of another weekly flight to its existing services to Trichy on Tuesday, SriLankan Airlines has become the first foreign airline to operate 100 flights per week to India. This was announced by the airline’s Chief Executive Officer Peter Hill here earlier this week.
BUDAPEST (TVLW) - China's Hainan Airlines has become Hungary's chartered carrier for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in a deal signed Friday with the Hungarian Olympic Committee.
(TVLW) In the face of tough international competition and global warming, the tourism sector must not rest on its laurels, says the new president of Switzerland Tourism. But despite the major challenges ahead, Jean-François Roth, a former parliamentarian and senator, has great faith in the nation's strengths: quality, networks abroad and reputation as a place for innovation.
BEIJING (TVLW)- The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has listed Chinese as one of its official languages, according to China's tourism administration. Chinese has already been made the official language of organizations such as the World Health Organization, World Bank, and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
(TVLW) CHEAPER hotels in Bahrain are being unfairly targeted by tourism authorities, according to a society representing hoteliers and restaurateurs. The body claims stricter tourism rules are not being enforced at the country's top hotels and is demanding all hotels be treated equally.
Singapore (TVLW) - The city-state is fast becoming the destination of choice for Vietnamese tourists drawn by its reputation as a safe, cosmopolitan city, published data said on Sunday. Vietnam charted the highest visitor-arrival growth in September with 16,000 visitors, a 24.3 per cent hike over the corresponding period a year earlier.
MOUNT KUMGANG RESORT, NORTH KOREA (eTN) - Those unlucky or unwise enough to fumble one of the many rules for foreign tourists in North Korea quickly discover the sinister side of the Dear Leader's version of a mountain getaway. All it took on a recent visit across the last hostile front line of the Cold War was a tourist who held up his camera and apparently took a picture.
NEW DELHI(TVLW): Should a tourist coming to India to enjoy the beauty of Taj Mahal pay a carbon tax? Should India curtail the volume of tourists coming in each year as it leads to emission of greenhouse gases? India has successfully thwarted the moves by some countries to push for such proposals at the UN World Tourism Organisation that could have hurt India's growing tourism potential.
LOS ANGELES (eTN) — Masked bandits have attacked and robbed Baja California tourists at least seven times in recent months, acting with paramilitary precision and making off with cash and expensive vehicles, it was reported Saturday.
(TVLW) Frontier Airlines has announced the nonprofit organizations that received a pair of round-trip tickets on Frontier through an essay contest sponsored by the airline. Frontier announced the contest in conjunction with the inauguration of its air service between Sioux Gateway Airport and Denver, Colo., early in October.