Plans afoot to curb traffic congestion caused by tour buses

Jan 27, 2016

Plans afoot to curb traffic congestion caused by tour buses

The Japan Tourism Agency is hoping to reduce traffic congestion caused by a growing number of sightseeing buses taking tourists on shopping sprees. Under a trial to begin in April, the agency has said it will first target particularly congested districts in central Tokyo, ...

European tourists stabbed in Egypt in stable condition

Jan 9, 2016

European tourists stabbed in Egypt in stable condition

An Egyptian hospital official says two Austrians and a Swede stabbed at an Egyptian Red Sea resort were only lightly wounded and are in stable condition. The official, who requested anonymity in line with regulations, identified the victims as Renata and Wilhelm Weisslein, both ...

Dec 30, 2015

Sales brisk for large tourist buses in Japan

Sales of large tourist buses in Japan have been strong on the back of the growing number of foreign visitors to the country. The sale of new buses, including scheduled transport buses, in January-November that can seat 30 or more passengers came to 4,816 ...

Dec 16, 2015

Major unauthorized lodging case sent to prosecutors in Kyoto

Police sent to public prosecutors Wednesday an unauthorized minpaku (lodging) case in which rented rooms were allegedly used as inexpensive accommodations for a large number of Chinese tourists in Kyoto earlier this year. Japanese law-enforcement authorities usually do not charge a minpaku-service provider with violating ...

Mexico reservoir drop amid drought reveals 16th century church

Oct 23, 2015

Mexico reservoir drop amid drought reveals 16th century church

A 16th century church submerged in a southern Mexico dam project 49 years ago has reappeared following a severe drought, drawing visitors by boat to gaze at the spectacular ruins. The Apostle Santiago church, built by Dominican friars, vanished under water in 1966 when ...