Seychelles, the mid-ocean tropical tourist paradise, has reached its 2010 record in visitor arrival numbers with nearly six weeks to go to the end of the year.174,530 and counting was the message from Mahe in the Seychelles last week, when the archipelago’s … November 28, 2011
International tourism grew by almost 5% in the first half of 2011, totalling a new record of 440 million arrivals. Results confirm that, in spite of multiple challenges, international tourism continues to consolidate the return to growth initiated in … September 8, 2011
BANGKOK, Thailand - Preliminary results released by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today showed that international visitor arrivals into Asia/Pacific destinations1 grew by 6% year-on-year in June 2011.
The positive momentum of the previous … August 31, 2011
The first six months of 2010 saw international tourist arrivals grow by 7 percent according to the August Interim Update of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This result confirms the recovery trend beginning in the last quarter of 2009 and is expected … September 2, 2010
Starting November of this year, passengers traveling to Chennai, India, will have the possibility of doing so in one non-stop flight, with Air Seychelles. Responding to the increased number of arrivals from the Indian subcontinent and the demand from … August 27, 2010
SEYCHELLES, Africa – A bride-to-be – Katy Uijleman from Holland – disembarked from Qatar Airways yesterday morning as the 100,000th visitor to Seychelles this year.The lucky visitor is traveling with her Chinese fiancé, Xizhi Tang, and they are … August 3, 2010
Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold said the latest international tourism statistics show that international tourism is steadily gaining momentum, following an extremely challenging 2009. She said according to information just released by … April 29, 2010
International tourism is steadily gaining momentum in the US following an extremely challenging 2009. International tourist arrivals grew by 7 percent in the first two months of 2010 worldwide, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Growth … April 28, 2010
Growth returned to international tourism in the last quarter of 2009 contributing to better than expected full-year results, according to the latest edition of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. International tourist arrivals fell by an estimated 4 percent … January 18, 2010
HONOLULU, HI – Total spending by air visitors for the first seven months of 2009 decreased US$1.1 billion or 16 percent from year-to-date 2008, to US$5.8 billion. Total expenditures by air visitors in the month of July 2009 was US$893 million, down … August 26, 2009
In unprecedented steps to boost tourist arrivals, Armenia has introduced a new shorter-stay visa for guests.
Until recently, most visitors to the country could only obtain a 120-day visa at a cost of around US$40. The new legislation means that 21-day … June 12, 2009
There are some small crumbs of comfort for the travel industry in the latest PATA Quarterly Tourism Monitor. Although figures just released for Q4 2008 covering 37 destinations show a year-on-year drop of 2.8 percent in international arrivals, the dip … March 11, 2009
Figures reported in PATA's Travel Monitor for the third quarter of 2008, reflect the growing impact of the global economic downturn on travel and tourism across the Asia Pacific region. But the Monitor, which analyzes international arrival figures obtained … December 17, 2008