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By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, January 14th, 2016
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Chinese tourists spend $229 billion in 2015

GfK’s latest analyses of the Chinese market show that China produced 109 million outbound tourists in 2015 – with retail spend of $229 billion. This is a key milestone in China’s outbound tourism More...

By Samantha P. Hendon On Thursday, October 8th, 2015
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Spain: Foreign tourists account for over half of service exports

Foreign visitors to Spain account for over half of the country’s service exports, according to new research by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Spain’s visitor exports (money spent by foreign visitors More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
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Kazakhstan: EXPO Milano success will result in inflow of tourists

ASTANA, Kazakhstan – The Kazakhstan pavilion was acknowledged as one of the best and most popular among the 145 national exhibitsat EXPO Milano 2015. It has already been visited by approximately 150,000 people, More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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Saudi Arabia may start issuing tourist visas in 2015

The tourism sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has high expectations for a big boost in the market next year, after the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) approved provisions to issue tourism More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
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Egypt: 100,000 South African tourists in 2014-15

The Tourism Development Authority (TDA) plans to attract 100,000 tourists from South Africa during the current fiscal year (FY) 2014/2015, according to an official from the authority. The official, who wished to More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, August 29th, 2014
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Sri Lanka welcomes 1,000,000th tourist of 2014

Achieving another remarkable milestone in the country’s booming tourism industry, Sri Lanka Tourism welcomed the arrival of 1,000,000th tourist in year 2014 at the Bandaranaike International Airport today More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, August 28th, 2014
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Spain: International visitors spent €34.497 billion

Foreign tourists spent 34.497 billion euros (45.536 billion U.S. dollars) in the first seven months of this year, official figures indicated on Wednesday. The figure meant a 7 percent increase in comparison with More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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Egypt ups tourist visa fee

CAIRO, Egypt – Egypt will increase tourist visa fees from $15 to $20 starting on May 1, 2014. The decision to increase the cost of a tourist visa to Egypt was previously postponed several times. The decision More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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38 tourism projects worth $486 million planned in Myanmar

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar – The Myanmar Tourism Master Plan 2013-2020 has identified 38 projects that require USD 486 million of funding to bring tourist attractions up to an international standard, said Thein Sein, More...