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UK and Chinese nationals among 19 killed in Nepal plane crash


September 29th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by BNO News
KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BNO NEWS) -- Seven British and five Chinese tourists were among nineteen people who were killed Friday when a small passenger plane crashed in the Nepali capital, local authorities said. ... Read more...

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Britain targets Chinese in post-Olympic tourism


August 15th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Britain launched a worldwide campaign to promote post-Olympic tourism with high expectations for the Chinese market.The strategy was set out by Jeremy Hunt, Britain's secretary of ... Read more...

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India leads foreign tourists in Sri Lanka (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka received a record 452,867 foreign tourists in the first half of this year, with India leading the pack with 85,426 tourists.This is an 18.7 percent ... Read more...

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Japan okays multiple-entry visa to Chinese tourists


June 12th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 12 (IANS) Japan will grant multiple-entry visas from July to Chinese tourists travelling to quake and tsunami hit areas, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.The country was devastated by ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 17 percent


June 12th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 12 (IANS) Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals grew by 17.5 percent in May to 57,506 from a year earlier, the tourism authority said Tuesday.The latest arrival rates were nearly ... Read more...

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China launches tourist train to North Korea


April 29th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 29 (IANS) China has launched a tourist train connecting the country's northeastern Tumen county and the picturesque Chilbo mountain in neighbouring North Korea.The train, carrying 65 Chinese tourists ... Read more...

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Good policy environment in Bengal needed for investment


April 20th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Chinese ambassador Zhang Yan Friday said a good policy environment is needed in West Bengal to attract foreign funds and identified agriculture, tourism and power ... Read more...

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Chinese face trial over Turkey relic


March 28th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 28 (IANS) Three Chinese tourists who bought a piece of stone from a vendor in Turkey are set to go on trial there, accused of smuggling cultural relics.Robin ... Read more...

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Indonesia expects 1 mn Chinese tourists


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, March 2 (IANS) The number of Chinese tourists to Indonesia will increase to one million by 2014, more than double the figure in 2010, a minister said Friday.Tourism and ... Read more...

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Prayers, hunger strikes mark Tibetan sacred festival


February 22nd, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 22 (IANS) Thousands of Tibetan exiles assembled in this Himachal Pradesh town Wednesday on the first day of the sacred Losar festival, and offered prayers for peace and ... Read more...

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Tibetans urged not to celebrate New Year


February 20th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 20 (IANS) Tibetan prime minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay Monday asked his emigre community to only follow the spiritual rituals and shun celebrations of Losar - the Tibetan New Year ... Read more...

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China’s rich spend $7 bn during spring holidays


February 2nd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 2 (IANS) Wealthy Chinese have spent $7.2 billion during their spring holidays abroad this year, a study has said.The figure was 28.6 percent up year-on-year, the Shanghai Daily ... Read more...

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Obama woos Indian, Chinese tourists


January 22nd, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Now its US President Barack Obama himself who is wooing high-spending Indian and Chinese tourists and has issued an executive order to make it easier ... Read more...

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Princess Dianna’s ghost caught on camera


January 19th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The paranormal world is currently debating whether the ghost of Princess Dianna has been captured on tape. A group of Chinese tourists recently shot the footage ... Read more...

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Number of Chinese studying in Spain rises


December 2nd, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Avila (Spain), Dec 2 (IANS/EFE) The number of Chinese students studying in Spain has increased from 500 in 2003 to more than 5,500 this year, according to figures provided Thursday ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka woos Chinese tourists


November 28th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 28 (IANS) Sri Lanka has opened a page on Chinese social networking site - www.renren.com - to attract more Chinese tourists to the country, an official said Monday.In ... Read more...

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Xinjiang beckons Indian filmmakers


November 3rd, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Cashing in on the popularity of Bollyood films and stars like Shah Rukh Khan in China, Nur Bekri, governor of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous ... Read more...

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China launches train tour to North Korea


October 9th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 9 (IANS) China's Jilin province Saturday launched a group tour that will allow tourists to travel around North Korea by train, authorities said Sunday.A group of 103 Chinese ... Read more...

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North Korea woos tourists


September 22nd, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 22 (IANS) North Korea is now a tourist destination.In order to attract foreign investment, North Korea is trying to reinvent itself as a tourist destination, reported Daily Telegraph.The ... Read more...

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Targeting Chinese tourists, Britons learn Mandarin


September 12th, 2011 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) With British culture and tradition becoming increasingly popular among the Chinese middle class, staff at Britain's clubs are now being taught Mandarin in a bid to ... Read more...

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Chinese top global list of shoppers


June 16th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 16 (IANS) Chinese tourists spent more on shopping in 2010 than anyone else, says a report.The Chinese Luxury Traveller White Paper said Chinese tourists consumed 17 percent of ... Read more...

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On way to China, Nitish eyes tourism, trade tie-ups


June 11th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 11 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Saturday left for New Delhi from where he will leave for China Sunday to explore possibilities of investments in the ... Read more...

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Bihar’s businessmen upbeat ahead of China visit


June 9th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 9 (1ANS) As they prepare to accompany Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to Beijing, Bihar's businessmen hope to explore new technology from China's manufacturing industry."We will study the innovative mantra ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar to visit China to promote Bihar


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 3 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will visit China mid-June to explore the possibility of investments in the state and joint venture tie-ups for tourism, ... Read more...

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Reform visa process to attract Indian, Chinese tourists: US travel body


May 14th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) The US Travel Association has proposed a reform of US visa policies to make America more open and welcoming to visitors, particularly from emerging economies like ... Read more...

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Indian fake currency gangs chose Nepal star-hotel for deals


May 6th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 6 (IANS) A three-star hotel in capital city Kathmandu's premier business location became the venue chosen by Indian currency counterfeiters to run their operations in Nepal and ... Read more...

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Chinese tourists handed over to embassy officials


May 3rd, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, May 3 (IANS) Punjab Police have handed over the two Chinese tourists, one of whom was abducted and later released, to the Chinese embassy in New Delhi Tuesday, police ... Read more...

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China is world’s third most popular tourist destination


April 12th, 2011 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 12 (IANS) Do you know the land of the Great Wall is more popular tourist destination than the Alps of Switzerland? The UN has recently ranked China as ... Read more...

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13 tourists killed in New York accident


March 13th, 2011 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 13 (IANS) At least 13 people, many of them Chinese tourists, were killed in a tour bus accident in New York City Saturday, deputy mayor Patricia E. ... Read more...

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Chinese tourists emerge as top tax-free shoppers in Europe


February 24th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): A new study has found that Chinese tourists have outspend the Russians to become the top tax-free shoppers in Europe.Statistics from Global Blue, a Switzerland-based tax-refund and ... Read more...

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Expert says UK shops will need Chinese currency to meet demands of China tourists


February 11th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.11 (ANI): British shops will soon need to start keeping Chinese currency amid a surge in tourists and brands becoming owned by China businessman.Oxford University experts have warned that these days ... Read more...

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‘Indian, Chinese tourists prefer Switzerland’


January 17th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Switzerland has emerged as the most favoured destination with Indian and Chinese tourists, a top official said here Monday.Despite the economic slowdown, Switzerland recorded a 24.8 percent growth ... Read more...

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Japan to issue multiple-entry visas to Chinese


January 5th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 5 (IANS) Japan is to issue multiple-entry visas to Chinese nationals beginning this summer in a bid to attract China's burgeoning middle class into visiting and spending money in the ... Read more...

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Chinese tourists among biggest Christmas spenders in US


December 24th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing/New York, Dec 24 (IANS) New York and Hawaii are among the most popular Christmas holiday destinations among Chinese this year as tour operators rush to grab a pie of this lucrative ... Read more...

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20 Chinese tourists missing in Taiwan


October 23rd, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Taipei, Oct 23 (IANS) Twenty Chinese tourists were reported missing in Taiwan after heavy rains and landslides triggered by typhoon Megi hit the island nation, authorities said.The Chinese were out of contact ... Read more...

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