Hawaii tours face new limits after ‘lava bomb’ injuries

By Jolyn Rosa HONOLULU, July 17 : Hawaii lava tour boats faced tighter restrictions on Tuesday after 23 passengers were injured by a volcanic explosion, as authorities investigated whether a vessel hit by “lava bombs” went too close to molten rock oozing into the Ocean. The U.S. Coast Guard now requires boat captains to stay […]

Despite hurricanes and Trump, Cuba retains charm for foreign tourism firms

By Marc Frank HAVANA, May 11 : New U.S. travel restrictions and a destructive hurricane season last year sucked some air from Cuba’s tourism boom but foreign businesses from Spain’s Melia Hotels to China’s Jin Jiang are pursuing new investments in what remains a promising frontier. According to sources with knowledge of industry figures, tourist […]

China’s Fosun eyes global tourism deals, shrugs off crackdown

By Shu Zhang and Adam Jourdan SANYA, China/SHANGHAI, May 2 : Fosun International Ltd’s tourism arm is hunting for more overseas deals to grow its leisure vacation business, the unit’s chief told Reuters, adding that a recent crackdown on conglomerates’ was actually helping the firm. Fosun, one of the country’s most acquisitive overseas dealmakers, threw […]

U.S. travel ban hits foreign attendance figures for North Korea marathon

By Josh Smith SEOUL, Mar 26 : Described as North Korea’s “biggest hit of the year,” next month’s Pyongyang Marathon is expected to have half as many foreign participants as last year, tour operators say, as political tensions and a ban on U.S. visitors take their toll. International tourism to North Korea dropped last year […]

Preparations for truly international Marathon in full swing

Chandigarh’s Home Secy chairs meeting; Director (Tourism) calls upon citizenry to make the event a grand success DW Bureau | Chandigarh A year after the City Beautiful got its very first international class full marathon run in the form of Daily World Marathon in which around 5,000 people from different parts of the world participated, […]

Tunisia sees record tourist numbers in 2018 as attack effect fades

By Tarek Amara TUNIS, Feb 21 : Tourist numbers to Tunisia will hit a record high this year, fully reversing the damage inflicted on the sector by attacks on holidaymakers in 2015, the tourism minister said on Wednesday. After three years of shunning Tunisia in the wake of a gun attack on a beach in […]