HANOI (eTN) - Vietnam csütörtökön köszöntötte az év négymilliomodik látogatóját, ünnepelve a turisztikai szektor mérföldkövét, amikor vezető délkelet-ázsiai utazási célállomásként kívánja magát elhelyezni.
Bagong Diwa tábor (eTN) - Egy külön bíróság csütörtökön életfogytiglani börtönbüntetést ítélt az al-Kaida 14 fegyveresének az Abu Sayyaf terrorista csoport 2001-es 20 turista elrablása miatt a fülöp-szigeteki Palawan tengerparti üdülőhelyén. Az ABS-CBN News jelentése szerint. Az egyik túszt lefejezték, hármat pedig agyonlőttek a hírhedt epizód során. Az Egyesült Államok állampolgárai a halottak között voltak.
(eTN) - An Austrian tourist today admitted careless driving that killed four motorcyclists and injured two others in South Canterbury on Sunday. Heike Schellnegger, 30, pleaded guilty to four charges of careless driving causing death and two charges of careless driving causing injury when she appeared in Christchurch District Court.
KATHMANDU (eTN) — Cadres of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), which is now part of a peace process ending its 10-year insurgency, beat up a Swiss tourist in western Nepal when the tourist rejected their demand for a "donation," a tourism official said Thursday.
(eTN) - New figures released on Thursday indicate that Indianapolis is rolling in dough from the tourist trade. The numbers, from the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association, revealed a sharp increase in tourism dollars from 2005 to 2006, indicating that visitors plunked down more than $3.5 million in Indy in '06.
Pretoria (eTN) - Unlike other countries where tourists are advised to buy bottled water, with South Africa's high quality of tap water, tourists need their holiday cash on bottled water, writes Luyanda Makapela.
LANGLEY, England (TVLW) - Travelport GDS, one of the world's largest global distribution system (GDS) providers, today announced the launch of Travelport Cruise & Tour, a Web-based leisure shopping and booking system based on the proven, industry leading technology of Revelex. Travelport Cruise & Tour is available to all Galileo and Worldspan-connected agencies in the United States.
(TVLW) - Despite strong sales, high fuel prices are forcing several major airlines to cut back the number of seats available. Frontier Airlines is trying to get ahead of the rising fuel costs, by using more efficient planes. Frontier began twice daily service from Rapid City to Denver in October using regional jets, but soon the airline will switch to Q400's.
(TVLW) - GLASGOW'S success in forging a public-private partnership to boost tourism should be a model for the whole of Scotland, the new chief executive of the Scottish Tourism Forum (STF) said yesterday. Speaking after a seminar on events tourism, Iain Herbert praised Glasgow's Tourism Strategy Steering Group, which has set the target of attracting a million more tourists a year by 2016.
HANOI (TVLW) - Vietnam has agreed to organize the 28th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Tourism Forum (ATF) in capital Hanoi in 2009, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Thursday. During the ATF 2009, meetings of ASEAN Tourism Ministers and industry associations, traveling conferences and exhibitions will be held.