An invitation to go wild

An invitation to go wild

The United States hopes Chinese visitors discover its national parks’ natural allure, especially following visa relaxations. Yang Feiyue and Erik Nilsson report. Grizzlies and geysers. Moose and mountains. Coyotes and caverns. The United States hopes to show Chinese visitors its wild side. Beyond its urban jungles are some of the most inconceivable natural places the planet has sired, enshrined as national parks. The number of visitors to these conservancies last year rivaled that of the…

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97 expedition teams off to different peaks of Nepal this season

97 expedition teams off to different peaks of Nepal this season

A total of 97 mountaineering expedition teams comprising 1,432 members from various countries are climbing different peaks of Nepal this season, according to Department of Tourism. Out of 97,34 teams have set out to the world’s highest peak Mount Everest. “The mountaineering tourism did not slide down and continued to attract tourists despite of the last year’s devastating earthquake”, Tourism Department’s Director General Sudarshan Prasad Dhakal said on Monday. The government has opened permission for the…

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New Zealand holiday arrivals hit new record

New Zealand holiday arrivals hit new record

Growing numbers of holidaymakers from China, Australia and the United States helped drive overseas visitor arrivals in New Zealand to a new June record last month, the government statistics agency said Thursday. Visitor arrivals numbered 196,200 in June, up 11 percent year on year, due mainly to a 21-percent increase in holiday arrivals, according to Statistics New Zealand. “A large increase of holiday-makers was driven by visitors from Australia, the United States, and China,” population…

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Ticket revenue in Cambodia’s Angkor park up in 5 months

Ticket revenue in Cambodia’s Angkor park up in 5 months

Revenue from ticket sales to foreigners visiting Cambodia’s Angkor archeological park rose to $45.9 million dollars in the first five months of 2017, up 64 percent compared to the same period last year, according to an official report released on Thursday. The ancient park welcomed 1.09 million international tourists during the January-May period this year, up 12 percent over the same period last year, said the report of the state-owned Angkor Enterprise. Most tourists to…

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Ireland prepares for four-day St Patrick’s Festival in Dublin

Ireland prepares for four-day St Patrick’s Festival in Dublin

A diverse art and culture celebration in Ireland will mark this year’s St. Patrick’s Festival. It will bring together 3,000 artists, musicians, dancers, poets and performers for over 30 events in Dublin over March 16-19. “To celebrate Ireland’s national holiday, Dublin is set for four really great days and nights,” says Brendan Carr, the mayor of Dublin. “There truly is something for everyone to experience and enjoy.” This year’s event looks to celebrate Ireland as…

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Int’l tourist numbers heading for another record year

Int’l tourist numbers heading for another record year

2017 looks like it will set for another record for international tourist numbers, according to the United Nations World Tourism Barometer published on Monday. The barometer shows over 300 million international trips were made in July and August for the first time ever, and 901 million international tourists for the first eight months of the year. This is 56 million, or 7 percent, more over the first eight months of 2016, which ended with a…

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