For the first time Destination Germany breached the 400 million mark, with excellent growth in the volume of overnight stays by international visitors providing much of the momentum.
The National Director of Tourism in Chile, Daniel Pardo, assessed positively the performance of the touristic sector in the country during 2012. He highlighted the record numbers registered in foreign tourist arrivals and domestic tourism.
When European and Western tourists compile their wish-lists for their 2013 vacations, the Arab nations are not likely to feature highly because of the recent conflicts and fears over safety. Jordan is keen to rectify this issue and increase their dwindling visitor numbers and they have come up with an interesting form of promotion to present the country in a new light – a series of five webcams to be streamed to a worldwide audience.
During the Lunar New Year Holiday, a big number of both domestic and international visitors traveled across Vietnam indicating a bright outlook of the tourism sector in the country. State-run news agency of the country revealed that between Feb.9 and 17, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Vietnam's coastal province, welcomed about 650,000 visitors with its many beautiful beaches, which was a 10 percent surge over the same period of the previous year.
According to the FNB financial analysis on tourism industry in Namibia for the year 2012 and 2011, tourism industry recorded greater number of tourists in the last quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. FNB Namibia attributes this tremendous improvement to the favorable currency exchange rate and improved occupancy rates recorded.
The attendance record at French airports was beaten again last year, despite a slowdown in traffic from October. With the curve always going downwards in January, the UAF expects a difficult 2013 under these conditions, with the contraction of Air France bases and fewer routes being opened by low-cost airlines.
Mexico will have about $ 287,476,000 to promote their tourist destinations around the world and with that they will meet the guidelines given by Enrique Peña Nieto, President of the Republic, as Héctor Barraza Gómez said, director of the National Tourism Fund.
Moovit, a crowd-sourced public transit app is launching in the UK and comes with a new way for commuters in the country to plan their journeys.
The Australian hotels, tourism and its luxurious retail sector are some of the beneficiaries of the festivities that came with the Chinese New Year.
In the town of Shangri-La, tourism is an important revenue stream, but the tourist dollars and presence are changing the area. Some residents welcome the changes, which include a new railway set to open in 2015, but all have had to make concessions. A Buddhist monastery receives income from opening its doors to tourists, but it disrupts the daily lives of the monks who live there.
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