Egypt holds balloon crash memorial

National Mar 3, 2013

Egypt holds balloon crash memorial

Egyptian authorities held a memorial service Friday at the site of a hot air balloon crash in the southern city of Luxor last week that killed more than a dozen foreign tourists, including four Japanese, inviting embassy officials from the countries affected. No relatives of ...

National Feb 20, 2013

Number of foreign visitors to Japan down 2.4% in January

The number of foreign visitors dropped 2.4 percent in January from a year earlier to an estimated 669,000, the Japan National Tourism Organization said. Visitors from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia decreased because the lunar new year holidays fell in February this year ...

National Jan 29, 2013

Tohoku's tourism rebound below 80% of prequake level

Tourism levels at hotels and inns in the Tohoku region, which was clobbered by the March 2011 megaquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis, remained below 80 percent of their prequake levels in the first half of fiscal 2012, the Japan Tourism Agency said Monday. Lingering concerns ...