February 3, 2016 12:25 pm· Comments Off on Foreign tourist visit to Indonesia reach 9.7M
JAKARTA, Feb. 2 — The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) said the number of tourist arrivals from January to December 2015 reached 9.73 million, or increased by 3.12 percent compared to the same period in the previous year.
February 3, 2016 12:25 pm· Comments Off on Iran aims to attract 2M Russian tourists by removing visa requirements
MOSCOW, Feb. 2 — Iran wants to attract 1 to 2 million visitors by removing tourist visas for Russian nationals, Iranian Vice President and Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization Chief Masoud Soltanifar said Monday.
February 3, 2016 12:25 pm· Comments Off on Aichi service area in Japan to offer halal foods for Muslim travelers
TEHRAN, Feb. 2 — The Okazaki service area on the Shin Tomei Expressway will start selling halal bento (boxed meals) when it opens in February to accommodate the needs of a growing number of Muslim tourists.
February 3, 2016 12:25 pm· Comments Off on Japan extends visa validity for Vietnam, India nationals to 10 years
TOKYO, Feb. 2 — The Japanese government will extend the validity of multiple-entry visas for businessmen, academics and artists from Vietnam and India to 10 years from the current five years, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday.
February 3, 2016 12:25 pm· 1 Comment
DAVAO CITY, Feb. 2 — Davao is among the big winners in the 2016 Asean Tourism Forum in Manila drawing attention of most international buyers with about 120 appointments and leads for travel packages this year.
February 3, 2016 12:25 pm· Comments Off on Negros Orientals tourism destination brand launched
DUMAGUETE CITY, Feb. 2 — Negros Oriental has launched recently its destination brand, “Negros Oriental: This is what you want to live,” to step up its tourism marketing to attract more local and international tourists.
February 3, 2016 12:25 pm· Comments Off on Japanese tourist arrivals to reach 500,000-mark this year with new flights–DOT
By Azer N. Parrocha
MANILA, Feb. 2 (PNA) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Tuesday expressed optimism that Japanese tourist arrivals into the Philippines will hit 500,000 mark this year with the launch of new flights next month.
February 3, 2016 12:22 pm· Comments Off on Two cases of Zika infection detected in Australia
CANBERRA, Feb. 2 — Two cases of Zika virus infection have been detected in News South Wales, Australia, local media reported on Tuesday.
February 3, 2016 12:22 pm· Comments Off on Zika Virus outbreak may be result of bioweapon – Ex-Russian Surgeon General
MOSCOW, Feb. 2 — Russia’s former Surgeon General said that one of the possible causes for the spread of the deadly Zika virus outbreak could be the use of biological warfare.
February 3, 2016 12:22 pm· Comments Off on Japanese woman has baby through egg freezing, defying expert guidance
OSAKA, Feb. 2 — A Japanese woman in her 40s has given birth to a baby using her own frozen egg, taking a step that experts are not recommending for women in good health.