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US Agencies Slash 30% from Travel Budgets

New directives that will govern travel expenditure have been imposed by the US government Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  Aimed at limiting federal...
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UAE Restricts Asian Tourist Visas to Workers

The UAE in its efforts to control illegal immigrants using Tourist Visas as a means of entering the states, has instituted a minimum requirement...

China Tourism Conference Addresses New Travel Technology

The China Chamber of Tourism and the Macao government hosted a three-day forum to explore and foster new collaborations in the travel and tourism...

Japan Tourism Suffers Over Island Dispute with China

As protesters gathered in cities across China against the Japanese nationalisation of control over the disputed Diaoyu / Senkaku Islands the tourism industry in...
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Oil Prices Begin to Affect Airfares Again

There is the troubling signs that the fear of rising oil prices will continue to push airline costs up over 2012.   Recently in the...
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Travel & Meetings Industry Gaining Confidence

The general mood in the business travel industry is cautiously optimistic from just a couple years ago.  Given the economic challenges facing many markets...
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European Tourism Grows Against the Odds

European tourism has despite the ongoing economic turbulence, shows that industry figures have risen. The findings were reported by ITB World Travel ...
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Hope for Middle East Tourism

The tourism sector in Middle East being the fastest-growing region for airline arrivals last year, it is now suffering a 12%...
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Dubai Shows Tourism Growth

Dubai's airport and hotels welcomed an increase in visitor numbers following a slowdown during the height of summer and Ramadan. The...
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U.K. Taxes Hurt Jamaica

United Kingdom travel agents say the controversial Air Passenger Duty (APD) has made Jamaica a hard sell, even to some persons who...

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