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Hong Kong Sept retail sales edge up as travel rules ease

Sept tourist arrivals soar 568.5% after August’s 451.4% growth Sept jewelery, watch sales up 8.4% y/y vs August’s 3.9% rise Govt says tightened financial conditions to pose challenge HONG KONG, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s retail sales nudged up in September helped by improved tourism from eased pandemic restrictions, government data showed on Tuesday, …

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Turkey tourist arrivals rise sharply in boost for Erdogan economic plan

ISTANBUL, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Turkey’s foreign visitors jumped 53% in July from a year earlier, exceeding pre-pandemic levels and paving the way for $37 billion in tourism revenues sought by the government in support of President Tayyip Erdogan’s unorthodox economy policy. Foreign visitors to Turkey leapt to 6.67 million in July, mostly on the …

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Japan’s travel curbs choke off chance for tourism recovery on weak yen

Tourists wearing protective face masks following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are seen at Asakusa district in Tokyo, Japan March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Ju-min Park/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Japan further relaxed its infection border controls on Wednesday, but its insistence on visitor …

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A year on, El Salvador’s bitcoin experiment is stumbling

CONCHAGUA, El Salvador, Sept 7 (Reuters) – A year after El Salvador adopted bitcoin as legal tender, the area where the world’s first cryptocurrency city was meant to be built – a circular metropolis powered by a volcano – is still dense jungle. President Nayib Bukele had promised that “Bitcoin City” would be a tax …

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Greece to tap tourism revenues to keep subsidizing power bills

A high-voltage power station is seen near the open-pit mine field of Megalopolis, Greece June 9, 2022. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Vassilis Triandaphyllou Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ATHENS, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Greece plans to tap higher than expected revenues from tourism this year, the country’s biggest cash-earner, to …

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Swiss economy grows 0.3% in Q2 as services shine

An employee places bottles on a refrigerated shelf at the La Taqueria, a Mexican restaurant, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Zurich, Switzerland July 1, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ZURICH, Sept 5 (Reuters) – The Swiss economy grew a real 0.3% in the second quarter …

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China races to contain COVID outbreaks in tourism hubs Tibet, Hainan

People line up at a nucleic acid testing site amid lockdown measures to curb the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Sanya, Hainan province, China August 6, 2022. China Daily via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Tibet faces cluster after over 900 days of nearly zero patients Millions under lockdown in …

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