Travel & Tourism

Rebounding New Zealand tourism is a rare bright spot for its economy
International visitor numbers in January were already back to two-thirds of what they were before the pandemic began, data shows
China to reopen borders to foreign tourists for first time since 2020
The ministry said foreigners holding visas issued before Mar 28, 2020 that are still within their validity dates will also be able to enter China
Bali wants to tighten visa requirements for Russian tourists
More than 77,500 Russians went there between September 2022 and January 2023 as COVID-19 restrictions were eased, compared with about 88,000 in the same period just before the pandemic
Egypt taps private firms and long-delayed museum to revitalise tourism
Tourism sector, a crucial source of foreign currency and jobs for Egypt's struggling economy, earned $10.75 billion in the last financial year
Asians expected to boost Swiss tourism in 2023
The number of foreign visitors to Switzerland's mountains, lakes and cities collapsed in 2020 and 2021 as countries imposed travel restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19
Machu Picchu reopens to tourists after closure over civil unrest
The reopening came after an agreement between tourist businesses, authorities, and community leaders to guarantee security at the site in Peru
Allure of Japan's powder snow a growing danger as more tourists ski backcountry
A rise in backcountry accidents comes as the Japanese government heavily promotes inbound tourism post-pandemic, having opened its border fully late last year
Hong Kong sees influx of Chinese visitors
Tens of thousands of travellers commute between mainland China and its special administrative region for the first time in three years after all border checkpoints were reopened fully