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Lagoon Island Burano Wants Some of Venice’s 30 Million Tourists

Lagoon Island Burano Wants Some of Venice’s 30 Million Tourists

Colleen Barry, Associated Press

The unsustainable nature of tourism in Venice is a familiar story. What's less talked about, however, is a group of islands in Venice's northern lagoon that would love an opportunity to welcome some of Venice's influx of annual visitors.

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What the Coronavirus Means So Far for the Travel Industry

What the Coronavirus Means So Far for the Travel Industry

Staff, Skift

The travel industry is starting to feel the impact from this latest global health crisis. How it responds to help contain the spread of the virus will set a new precedent while weathering an extensive disruption to its business.

1 day ago

Tourism’s Healing Ways in Japan Show the Flip Side to the Travel Backlash

Tourism’s Healing Ways in Japan Show the Flip Side to the Travel Backlash

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Tourism is key to the revival of Japan’s marginal villages, in the process unlocking not only precious living cultures and traditions but people’s sanities.

2 days ago

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The Ripple Effect: Redefining Community Tourism and its Power to Transform Lives

The Ripple Effect: Redefining Community Tourism and its Power to Transform Lives

G Adventures + Skift

As the global travel industry enters a new era of responsibility, how we define and measure the impact of community tourism must evolve beyond the traditional understanding of community-based tourism as a tool for community development. When done right, everyone wins – local people and businesses are empowered to thrive, travelers return home with a greater sense of connectedness, and everyone working in tourism benefits.

2 weeks ago

American Suggests 737 Max Return Pushed Further to Second Half

American Suggests 737 Max Return Pushed Further to Second Half

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

American Airlines suggests that it's not planning for the Boeing 737 Max to return to flying until the late summer or fall. But the airline is still positive this year will be better than last. That shouldn't be too hard.

2 days ago

Can Luxury Hospitality Play a Key Role in Land Conservation?

Can Luxury Hospitality Play a Key Role in Land Conservation?

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Outside of Africa where poaching, forestry, and resource exploitation can also threaten wildlife habitats, luxury hospitality leaders are playing a role in protecting land and creating opportunities around conservation.

2 days ago

Trump Administration Puts ‘Birth Tourism’ in Crosshairs for Latest Visa Restrictions

Trump Administration Puts ‘Birth Tourism’ in Crosshairs for Latest Visa Restrictions

Matthew Lee and Colleen Long, Associated Press

The Trump administration's tightening of visa requirements continues, this time targeting one of the president's pet hates: birthright citizenship. There's a risk that pregnant travelers will be treated with the assumption that they're coming to the U.S. to give birth.

2 days ago

How Travel Is Saving Japan’s Disappearing Hamlets

How Travel Is Saving Japan’s Disappearing Hamlets

Yixin Ng, Skift

Japan’s marginal villages could be living on borrowed time as populations dwindle, but tourism is bringing respite. Here's how.

3 days ago

Slowdown in Tourism Growth in 2019 Most Pronounced in Europe: Report

Slowdown in Tourism Growth in 2019 Most Pronounced in Europe: Report

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Tourism is still growing globally, but the forward outlook is a little more cautious than in previous years of unbounded optimism. Geopolitical and economic challenges aren't hard to find — and they're going to affect tourism.

3 days ago

Provocative ‘Go Back to Africa’ Travel Campaign Sees Early Success in Ghana

Provocative ‘Go Back to Africa’ Travel Campaign Sees Early Success in Ghana

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Much of the black travel movement is concerned with destinations that see few black visitors. Now one of the movement’s key companies is focusing on a decidedly black space: the African continent.

4 days ago

Trump Travel Ban Expands to New Countries: Report

Trump Travel Ban Expands to New Countries: Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

While it's not official yet, it makes sense that President Trump would expand his travel ban in the lead-up to the 2020 elections. It's time for the U.S. travel sector to unite in opposition to any new restrictions.

4 days ago

Skift Announces New Asia Editor

Skift Announces New Asia Editor

Skift

Skift is making some changes, building upon our outstanding coverage of Asia. Xinyi Liang-Pholsena will become our new Asia Editor. Please keep an eye out for that byline. You won't be disappointed.

4 days ago