Greek tourism industry heads towards new record arrivals in 2015

August 29, 2015 5:32 am· Comments Off on Greek tourism industry heads towards new record arrivals in 2015 

By Maria Spiliopoulou

ATHENS, Aug. 27 (PNA/Xinhua) — Greece's tourism industry, traditionally one of the main pillars of the economy, was heading towards a new record in arrivals of visitors this year, according to the latest data of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

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Macao's tourist arrivals up 17.8% in July

August 29, 2015 5:32 am· Comments Off on Macao's tourist arrivals up 17.8% in July 

MACAO, Aug. 27 — Macao registered 2.64 million tourist arrivals in July, a 17.8-percent rise on a monthly basis, but still witnessed a 3.8 percent year-on-year decline, the Statistics and Census Service said on Wednesday.

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Foreign tourists spend 37.129B euros in Spain until July

August 29, 2015 5:32 am· Comments Off on Foreign tourists spend 37.129B euros in Spain until July 

MADRID, Aug. 28 — Foreign tourists spent a total of 37.1 billion euros (about USD41.5 billion) in Spain in the first seven months of the year, according to data released on Thursday by the Spanish ministry of industry, energy and tourism.

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Bulgaria reports 16.5% growth in outbound, 9% drop in inbound trips in July

August 29, 2015 5:32 am· Comments Off on Bulgaria reports 16.5% growth in outbound, 9% drop in inbound trips in July 

SOFIA, Aug. 28 — In July 2015, the number of trips Bulgarians took abroad grew by 16.5 percent year-on-year, while arrivals from abroad were 9.0 percent fewer, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said Thursday.

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New China Southern Airlines service promises boost to New Zealand's South Island

August 29, 2015 5:32 am· Comments Off on New China Southern Airlines service promises boost to New Zealand's South Island 

WELLINGTON, Aug. 28 — New Zealand's South Island is expecting a major tourism boost after China Southern Airlines announced Friday it will start a new year-round service between Christchurch and Guangzhou from December.

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Australia's post record-high tourism profits due to high Chinese tourist arrivals

August 29, 2015 5:32 am· Comments Off on Australia's post record-high tourism profits due to high Chinese tourist arrivals 

MELBOURNE, Aug. 28 — Australia has noted a a record-high revenue from its tourism industry due to the rise in the number of Chinese tourists flocking to the country.

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Genetic predisposition to low vitamin D linked to multiple sclerosis

August 29, 2015 5:30 am· Comments Off on Genetic predisposition to low vitamin D linked to multiple sclerosis 

LONDON, Aug. 27 — Based on a large scale health data analysis of tens of thousands of Europeans, researchers found that those with a genetic predisposition to low vitamin D might be at higher rise of multiple sclerosis (MS).

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98 new HIV/AIDS cases found in South Cotabato in 8 months

August 29, 2015 5:30 am· Comments Off on 98 new HIV/AIDS cases found in South Cotabato in 8 months 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Aug. 27 — Health personnel in South Cotabato province have detected some 98 new cases of the human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in the last eight months.

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Dengue cases up in SW China prefecture

August 29, 2015 5:30 am· Comments Off on Dengue cases up in SW China prefecture 

KUNMING, Aug. 27 — Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Yunnan Province has seen a surge in dengue fever cases, with 12 reported since the prefecture's first case of the year on July 13.

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India declared tetanus free for mothers, newborns: Modi

August 29, 2015 5:30 am· Comments Off on India declared tetanus free for mothers, newborns: Modi 

NEW DELHI, Aug. 27 — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday that the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that mothers and newborns are free from tetanus at the time of birth in India.

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