Taiwan stops new group trips to China amid tourism, air route spat

China claims democratically-governed Taiwan as its own territory despite the strong objections of the government in Taipei. Taiwan had planned to resume group tours for Taiwanese to China from March 1 after they were suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the tourism authority said those already organised from that date to May 31 could go […]

As Japan’s Wajima city digs out from quake, hopes fade for tourism recovery

Days later, buckled roads continue to hamper the influx of aid, while rescuers search for survivors among the flattened structures. Among the badly damaged buildings is Wakabayashi’s employer, the seaside Hotel Koshuen. The total toll on lives and industry in the region from the 7.6 magnitude quake is far from known. But it is already […]

Israel tours should be avoided, tourists should stay in hotels – Tourism Ministry

By Joanna PlucinskaLONDON (Reuters) – Tours of Israel should be avoided, Israel’s Ministry of Tourism said in a note sent to local tour agencies, as the country indicated it could be planning a ground assault on Gaza in response to Palestinian militant group Hamas’ weekend attack. Driven by historical tours to places like Jerusalem and […]

Golf-Italy welcomes tourism boost from hosting Ryder Cup for first time

(c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2023 By Angelo AmanteROME (Reuters) – The Ryder Cup is giving tourism in Rome a big boost, Italian government officials said on Saturday, with the region around the host capital ranking first in the country for numbers of online bookings. The event being staged in Italy for the first time, at […]

Thailand recorded 19 million foreign tourists so far this year

(c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2023 BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand recorded 19 million foreign tourists in the January to September 17 period this year, the tourism ministry said on Tuesday. Foreign arrivals generated 795 billion baht ($22.26 billion)in revenue, it said. “The tourism situation in Thailand is showing signs of improvement,” the statement said, adding that […]

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