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Canada closes Haiti embassy as violence traps hundreds of tourists

World Feb 15, 2019

Canada closes Haiti embassy as violence traps hundreds of tourists

Canada on Thursday temporarily closed its embassy in Haiti as violent protests against President Jovenel Moise's government trapped hundreds of Canadian tourists in the Caribbean island nation. "Due to the current volatility, the Port-au-Prince embassy is closed today and we will continue to assess the ...

Quake-hit Hokkaido taps Hong Kong to revive tourism

National Oct 12, 2018

Quake-hit Hokkaido taps Hong Kong to revive tourism

Hokkaido is trying to tempt back tourists from overseas in the wake of last month's massive earthquake, targeting vibrant Asian economies including Hong Kong. The hotel industry in Hokkaido is still reeling from the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that jolted the southwest of the prefecture on ...

Imperial Palace to offer guided tours in English from May

National Apr 20, 2018

Imperial Palace to offer guided tours in English from May

The Imperial Household Agency will start offering guided tours of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo in English from May 1 in response to the ongoing growth in tourism. The agency on Thursday said it has received many requests for English tours, noting that foreign people ...