Helsinki expects record tourism year

With its number of bed nights up nine per cent in the year to September compared to 2009, the City of Helsinki Tourist and Convention Bureau expects 2010 to be its best ever year for tourism.

UNWTO action to protect tourists

United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Executive Council has set up research for a legal structure protecting tourists during a disaster.

DOT plan approval for US-Japan antitrust immunity

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) released a proposal to grant antitrust immunity between United Airlines, Continental Airlines and All Nippon Airways to expand their alliance in the trans-Pa...

Tourism laws set for Punjab

The Punjab state government has given in principle approval to a Tourism Development Master Plan which is expected to develop, organise and coordinate the state's tourism industry.

Californian ad bends it with Beckham

Arnold Schwarzenegger, David Beckham, Jay Leno, Vanessa Williams and other 'local' celebrities star in the latest offering from the California Travel and Tourism Commission (CTTC) to draw tourists to...

Hainan forms tourism bodies, opens int’l HQ

Popular Hainan is likely to expect a further boost to its growing tourism trade thanks to the formation of the Hainan International Tourism Alliance (HITA) and Hainan Tourism Development Commission (...

Obama, Reid keen on Travel Promotion Act

Holiday Systems International (HSI) recently discussed its Travel Promotion Act (TPA), which seeks to increase foreign tourism to the US, with President Obama and Senator Harry Reid.