RAK Tourism Boss Unveils Plan to Lure Visitors

With a mandate of attracting tourists from all over the world to Ras Al Khaimah, Steven Rice is aiming to accomplish this through promoting the emirate’s rich heritage, traditional culture, knowledgeable locals, rugged landscape and unspoilt coastline.
The chief executive of RAK Tourism and Development Authority (TDA) outlined a 10-year master plan that he hopes will [...]

Tourism Revenue Up 10.8% in Cyprus

Revenue from tourism rose 10.8 per cent year-on-year in May, to €224.1 million, compared with €201.1 million in 2013, the statistical service said on Friday.
Proceeds from tourism in the first five months of the year also rose 8.6 per cent year-on-year to €475.5 million.
May saw 293,181 tourist arrivals who stayed on the island an average [...]

Singapore Airlines Partners STB for Tourism Promotion

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has penned a new international, multi-million-dollar tourism partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).
Under the terms of the new deal, SIA and STB will embark on a global marketing campaign focused on attracting both leisure and business travellers to Singapore, plus the lucrative cruise market.
The two companies will invest a total of [...]

Backlash Over Hong Kong’s Treatment of Mainland Visitors

The tensions between Hong Kong residents and mainland Chinese visitors are bubbling up yet again — with a video showing a confrontation involving a mainland family whose child was videotaped urinating on a busy street.
But this time, the video has stirred a backlash from mainland Chinese angered by the treatment of the well-dressed young couple, [...]

Plateauing of Mainland China Visitor Numbers Hits Hong Kong Hotels

Last year’s double-digit percentage growth in the number of mainland tourists had a limited impact on the hospitality industry. However, the decrease in their numbers this year poses a challenge to the business, hoteliers said.
“There is a very sad misunderstanding that the hotel business is booming and the city is facing a shortage of hotels [...]

Government Urged to Consider Impact of Surging Tourism on Hong Kong

The number of shops selling cosmetics and personal-care products in Hong Kong has surged by 1,500 per cent in the 10 years mainlanders have been allowed to visit without joining tours, Legislative Council research shows.
A report on the study, which examined the impact of the individual visit scheme, also urges the government to consider the [...]