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Japan gears up for 2020 Olympics and welcoming more tourists

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A record number of tourists visited Japan last year, as the country prepares to welcome the world to the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.
Some 28.7 million foreign tourists visited Japan in 2017. It means that the country has tripled its number of visitors in the past five years amid a huge promotional drive before the Olympics. The visitor numbers show nearly 20-per cent gain on the previous year. The numbers are boosted by the Chinese tourists taking advantage of more frequent low-cost flights to Japan.
According to figures up to November last year, Chinese tourists led the way with 6.79...
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Spain sees record international tourist arrivals for fifth consecutive year

Spain sees record international tourist arrivals for fifth consecutive year

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Last year, the number of international tourists visiting Spain broke records for a fifth straight year, in spite of Islamist militant attacks in Catalonia and political uncertainty over its independence movement, as per government statistics.
Spain, where tourism accounts for around 11 percent of the economy, has seen a surge in international visitors, which is, in part, due to security concerns in other popular holiday destinations such as Egypt and Turkey.
The number of international visitors in Spain increased 8.9 percent year-on- year to 82 million tourists, which makes Spain the...
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The Philippines receives a record of 6.8 million tourists last year

The Philippines receives a record of 6.8 million tourists last year

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Exceeding expectations and going past political noise on the war on drugs and terrorism in Mindanao, tourist arrivals in the Philippines reached a record 6.8 million last year, surpassing the government's target of 6.5 million, according to the Department of Tourism .
Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon T. Teo said that preliminary figures indicate around 6.8 million foreigners came to the Philippines last year.
Teo said, “It was almost 7 million. Our target was 7 million, but we have to reduce it to 6.5 million.”
Tourist arrivals in the Philippines last year was 15 percent higher than that of...
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Delta Airlines makes emergency landing in Saipan

Delta Airlines makes emergency landing in Saipan

Owing to a drop in cabin pressure at 10,000 feet, a pilot of Delta Airlines had to call for an emergency landing alert at the San Francisco C. Ada/ Saipan International Airport... Read more ...

Record breaking 78m passengers travelled through Heathrow in 2017

Record breaking 78m passengers travelled through Heathrow in 2017

A record breaking 78 million passengers travelled through Heathrow airport in 2017, making it up by 3.1% than last year with passenger volumes driven by larger and fuller... Read more ...

Guide To Royal Caribbean International Family Cruises

Guide To Royal Caribbean International Family Cruises

Shrek Character Breakfast on RCI Ships Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas Passenger Studies Ship's Model - Freedom of the Seas Indoor Park & Atrium - Freedom of the... Read more ...

Stay Close to the Curl at Costa Rica's Best Surf Spots

Stay Close to the Curl at Costa Rica's Best Surf Spots

Costa Rica is home to some of the best waves on the planet. Surfers travel from all over the world to the country's Pacific and Caribbean coasts in search of the perfect waves... Read more ...

A Foodie's Guide to San José: The Fast-Growing Food Scene of Costa Rica's...

A Foodie's Guide to San José: The Fast-Growing Food Scene of Costa Rica's Capital

You already know that Costa Rica's gorgeous beaches, lush rainforests and tropical climate make it the ideal vacation destination. But have you heard that Costa Rica also has... Read more ...

Zimbabwe to attend this year's FITUR in Madrid, Spain

Zimbabwe to attend this year's FITUR in Madrid, Spain

Zimbabwe tourism minister Priscah Mupfumira would attend the 2018 International Tourism and Trade Fair from January 17 to 21 in Madrid, Spain. Read more ...

2017 International Tourism Results: the highest in seven years

2017 International Tourism Results: the highest in seven years

Based on data reported by destinations around the world, it is estimated that international tourist arrivals worldwide increased 7% in 2017. This is well above the sustained... Read more ...

Longford Tourism to be present among this year's Holiday World Show

Longford Tourism to be present among this year's Holiday World Show

Longford Tourism will be among this year's exhibitors at the Holiday World Show. The Holiday World Show takes place in the RDS Simmonscourt from Friday, January 26 to Sunday... Read more ...

Tourism continues to grow in Europe and other nations globally

Tourism continues to grow in Europe and other nations globally

Data from the UNWTO shows that tourism is booming. International tourist numbers grew by 7 percent last year, reaching an estimated 1.3 billion. The UNWTO expects this momentum... Read more ...

Only 4 Days To Ryanair's New Carry-On Bag Policy

Only 4 Days To Ryanair's New Carry-On Bag Policy

Ryanair today has again emailed customers travelling from Mon Jan 15 th next reminding them that its new carry-on bag policy comes into force in 4 days' time which will... Read more ...