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Taiwan tourism revenue soars to new high in Q2

Taiwan tourism revenue soars to new high in Q2

Taipei: Japanese and Chinese tourists emerged as the biggest spenders in Taiwan during the second quarter of the year, official data indicates. Tourism in the country revenue reached a record of $3.96 billion in the second quarter of the year, according to the central bank. Bank officials attributed the new quarterly high mainly to a […]

Pakistan to host World Tourism Forum in 2020

Pakistan to host World Tourism Forum in 2020

  By Nasir Aijaz Correspondent to AsiaN Islamabad: Pakistan will host the World Tourism Forum in 2020, a recent meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan and a delegation of the World Tourism Forum has decided. The World Tourism Forum delegation was led by the president of its executive board – Bulut Bagci. World Tourism Forum […]

Mongolia to host festival as reindeer population increases

Mongolia to host festival as reindeer population increases

  Ulaanbaatar: Mongolia will hold a two-day festival next week to celebrate the latest increase in the number of reindeer in the country. “In connection with the number of reindeer exceeded 2,000, a festival of 2,000 reindeer will be held in Tsagaannuur soum of Khuvsgul aimag on August 16-17,” Montsame, the official news agency, said. […]

The majesty of history, the opulence of nature in the Royal City of Sandomierz

The majesty of history, the opulence of nature in the Royal City of Sandomierz

  Sandomierz: Founded on seven hills just like ancient Rome, Sandomierz is one of the oldest and historically most important cities in Poland. A wealth of well-preserved historical monuments testifies to the glorious past of the city situated in south-eastern Poland and considered as a living witness to the history and culture of the country. […]

President Mirziyoyev stresses need to develop Samarkand into tourism hub

President Mirziyoyev stresses need to develop Samarkand into tourism hub

Samarkand: Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has called for optimizing resources and facilities to enhance tourism and boost the economy. Mirziyoyev made his call as he visited a tourism center to be built along a rowing canal in Samarkand. The project allocates 360 hectares of land for the complex, while a congress center, five-, four-, three-star […]

Azerbaijan abolishes visa requirements for visiting Turkish citizens

Azerbaijan abolishes visa requirements for visiting Turkish citizens

  Baku: Azerbaijan has removed the visa requirement for Turkish citizens, both countries have said. Currently, Turkish citizens can apply for a visa at airports in Azerbaijan. In Baku, the foreign ministry said that the visa regime regarding “Turkish citizens holding general civil passports and wishing to come to Azerbaijan for up to 30 days” […]

Jordan sinks military vehicles in Aqaba for underwater museum

Jordan sinks military vehicles in Aqaba for underwater museum

    Amman: An underwater museum, comprising 19 military relics, has been launched in Jordan. Aqaba’s Underwater Military Museum Dive Site offers divers and snorkelers the opportunity to explore military machines stationed along coral reefs imitating a tactical formation, Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) said in a statement. The formation consists of tanks, an […]

Malaysia targets 30 million tourist arrivals in 2020

Malaysia targets 30 million tourist arrivals in 2020

By Nasir Yusoff Contributor to AsiaN Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia is hoping to receive 30 million international tourists and some RM100 billion tourist receipts next year with the launching of Visit Malaysia Year 2020 (VMY 2020) campaign. About 25.8 million tourists visited Malaysia last year, placing it at 15th place internationally among the countries receiving the […]

South Koreans among top tourists to Rumi museum in Turkey

South Koreans among top tourists to Rumi museum in Turkey

  Konya: South Koreans are among the top five tourists who visited the museum dedicated to Mevlana Jalaladdin Rumi, the famed 13th century Sufi poet and scholar, in central Turkey. The figure of South Korean tourists to the site and the country is likely to increase sharply as Turkey has seen more than a 40% […]

Foreign tourist arrivals in Seoul to reach record-high 14 million this year

Foreign tourist arrivals in Seoul to reach record-high 14 million this year

The number of foreign tourists visiting Seoul is expected to reach an all-time high over 14 million this year, the city’s mayor said Tuesday. Mayor Park Won-soon made the forecast during a session of the Seoul Metropolitan Council. “Seoul now ranks seventh worldwide in terms of foreign tourist arrivals. The number reached 13.6 million in […]

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