Asian tourism

Town transforms itself with cartoon murals

Town transforms itself with cartoon murals

When locals began adorning the streets and houses of Hujia Village, Taiwan, with cartoon paintings, tourists unexpectedly began streaming in
Travel industry urged to focus on Chinese tourists

Travel industry urged to focus on Chinese tourists

Experts say sector should adapt to cash in on boom in Chinese business and leisure travel
Gallery: Indonesia's 'tree of life'

Gallery: Indonesia's 'tree of life'

How an island community uses a single tree to do almost everything, from feeding their babies to making coffins
Tomb tourists told: Sorry, it's a fake

Tomb tourists told: Sorry, it's a fake

Visitors to an emperor's tomb in China have been looking at something else -- a new discovery is said to be the real deal
Hong Kong most popular destination for Asian travelers

Hong Kong most popular destination for Asian travelers

A new study asks where travelers in Asia love to go, and finds people are going to spend more this year
Japan pays Chinese travelers to tour Fukushima

Japan pays Chinese travelers to tour Fukushima

Fukushima Prefecture is out to snare post-quake Chinese tourists with irresistible incentives
Korean government swoops in to help ripped-off tourists

Korean government swoops in to help ripped-off tourists

Officials promise to see off the scam artists with "fair and dignified" service
How one 'underdog' is aiming to become the world's convention destination

How one 'underdog' is aiming to become the world's convention destination

Seoul is set to steal business from Singapore, Paris and Brussels. Here's why
Japan quake drives tourist numbers to rock bottom

Japan quake drives tourist numbers to rock bottom

Final data for 2011 show overseas visitors saw sharpest drop on record
Japanese stores offering foreigner-only discounts

Japanese stores offering foreigner-only discounts

New trend of big-league retailers trying to woo back overseas shoppers
Why it's great to be a foreign traveler in Korea

Why it's great to be a foreign traveler in Korea

Special sales, free shuttles and specialized rides -- these perks make it fun to be foreign
Japanese tourist industry breathes seasonal sigh of relief

Japanese tourist industry breathes seasonal sigh of relief

Japan survey shows cause for optimism as millions vacation despite post-quake gloom
Chinese tourists drive Japan’s winter sports recovery

Chinese tourists drive Japan’s winter sports recovery

China's skiers lead the way, as overall numbers improve too
Maxwell Coll: Korea is killing its own Wave

Maxwell Coll: Korea is killing its own Wave

Government initiatives and nationalistic observers threaten the movement’s inherent allure
Japanese tourism chiefs out to woo visitors with disaster updates

Japanese tourism chiefs out to woo visitors with disaster updates

Warning website to reassure would-be tourists they’ll be safe if the worst happens
Survey shows Japan still top Asian travel spot

Survey shows Japan still top Asian travel spot

Visa brings welcome news for post-March 11 tourism to Japan
Seoul cooking contest: Win a free four-day trip to Korea

Seoul cooking contest: Win a free four-day trip to Korea

Upload a video on YouTube for a whirlwind cooking tour