Foreign tourist visit to Indonesia reach 9.7M

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.

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Iran aims to attract 2M Russian tourists by removing visa requirements

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.

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Aichi service area in Japan to offer halal foods for Muslim travelers

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.

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Japan extends visa validity for Vietnam, India nationals to 10 years

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.

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Davao gets over a hundred leads/appointments during the ATF 2016

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.

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Negros Oriental’s tourism destination brand launched

February 3, 2016 12:25 pm· Comments Off on Negros Oriental’s 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.

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Japanese tourist arrivals to reach 500,000-mark this year with new flights–DOT

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.

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Two cases of Zika infection detected in Australia

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.

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Zika Virus outbreak may be result of bioweapon – Ex-Russian Surgeon General

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.

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Japanese woman has baby through egg freezing, defying expert guidance

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.

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