China family on homestay holiday told to scrub property clean before leaving

A tourist from China who paid 20,000 yuan (US$2,800) for a homestay was ordered by the letting agent to scrub the toilet clean before departure or her deposit would not be returned. The traveller, surnamed Wang, took her family on a trip to Haihua Island, also known as Ocean Flower Island, in southern China’s Hainan […]

J&K sets target to surpass last year’s tourist arrivals in 2024

With the promise of peace and tranquility prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir, the yearning to surpass the record of 2.11 crore tourist arrivals from the previous year has ignited a spirit of fervor amongst locals and authorities alike. With renewed efforts in infrastructure development, hospitality, tourism promotion campaigns, and safety measures, the region has blossomed […]

Australia tourist towns brace for flash floods as Cyclone Jasper tears through

Residents of tourist towns in Australia‘s northeast on Thursday braced for flash flooding after Tropical Cyclone Jasper tore through the region, uprooting trees, leaving tens of thousands without power, and forcing evacuations and road closures. A tropical cyclone was building strength as it rolled towards northeastern Australia on December 13, with authorities warning “life-threatening” floods […]

Tourist arrival picks up in Kullu-Manali region, hotel industry hopes for ‘fantastic’ season

The hotel industry in Kullu and Manali region of Himachal Pradesh is bracing up for year-end tourism and hoping for a “fantastic” season as tourist arrival has started picking up after restoration of roads and snowfall. Tourist arrival picks up in Kullu-Manali region, hotel industry hopes for ‘fantastic’ season (HT_PRINT/Ajay Kumar) {{^userSubscribed}} {{/userSubscribed}} {{^userSubscribed}} {{/userSubscribed}} […]

Fascinating map reveals the world’s most in-demand tourist attractions

A fairytale-like castle located in the south of Germany and Machu Picchu in Peru have been named the two most in-demand attractions in the world. They come top of a ranking of the 16 most in-demand tourist attractions, drawn up by Premier Inn after data was collated from over 100 official online booking systems that revealed […]

The most expensive tourist activities around the world

By Sadie Whitelocks For 16:09 19 Nov 2023, updated 16:14 19 Nov 2023 has scoured the globe for some of the priciest attractions around One of the priciest ventures comes in the form of a flight to the South Pole, with a round trip costing $59,900 When it comes to travelers with luxury tastes, […]

Travel guide suggests it may be time for a TOURIST TAX for Bath

By Ted Thornhill, Mailonline Travel Editor 17:59 17 Nov 2023, updated 20:18 17 Nov 2023 One local says Bath city centre is a ‘jarring tourist swarm’ at weekends Fodor’s: ‘It’s the tourists who don’t spend money in the city who are the problem’ READ MORE: Fodor’s reveals its 2024 GO and NO lists  Is it time […]

Tourist tax cost the Treasury £200m last year

The Treasury missed out on more than £200 million last year because it scrapped VAT-free shopping, according to new estimates. The controversial ‘tourist tax’ cost British retailers £1.5 billion in lost sales in 2022, said the Association of International Retail (AIR) in evidence sent to the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt in an effort to get the […]

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