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No Travel Restrictions Yet After Congo Ebola Outbreak

No Travel Restrictions Yet After Congo Ebola Outbreak

Katherine Tam, Bloomberg

The Ebola outbreak in the Congo in Central Africa doesn't appear to be widespread at this point, but health authorities will need to provide aid quickly, and travel companies will have to monitor the situation.

6 months ago

Cape Town’s Water Crisis: What the Tourism Industry Can Learn From the Myth and the Reality

Cape Town’s Water Crisis: What the Tourism Industry Can Learn From the Myth and the Reality

Rebecca Stone, Skift

The Cape Town water crisis has more to do with improper water management and inaccurate, inconsistent messaging than the city actually being in completely dire circumstances. That's why collaboration matters, between huge global organizations all the way down to individual travelers and locals, to promote the reality of international issues and the benefits tourism can have if done in a sustainable way.

7 months ago

First Unified Tourism Voice for Africa Faces Challenges

First Unified Tourism Voice for Africa Faces Challenges

Richard Holmes, Skift

Is the formation of a pan-African tourism body the solution to boosting the continent’s tourism numbers? With industry players slow to sign up, the new African Tourism Board initiative from the International Coalition of Tourism Partners has its work cut out for it.

7 months ago

Thomas Cook Sees Tunisia Bookings Jump as Fear of Terror Attacks Wanes

Thomas Cook Sees Tunisia Bookings Jump as Fear of Terror Attacks Wanes

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

It's been a long road to recovery for Tunisia, Turkey, and Egypt, and we know from history that tourism does indeed rebound after terror attacks and other violence. As Spain keeps getting pricier, that recovery will only get stronger.

7 months ago

Morocco Joins Long List of Destinations Looking to Regulate Airbnb

Morocco Joins Long List of Destinations Looking to Regulate Airbnb

Souhail Karam, Bloomberg

It's no surprise that Morocco, which has a huge tourism industry, is looking to crack down on Airbnb and Booking.com. This is the new normal around the world as the so-called sharing economy changes the way people travel — and longstanding travel companies suffer.

7 months ago

U.S. Removes Chad From Travel Ban List

U.S. Removes Chad From Travel Ban List

Ken Thomas, Associated Press

It seems like Chad's inclusion was down to a bureaucratic mix-up rather than anything more strategic. All eyes are now on the Supreme Court for the impending decision on the overall legality of President Trump's travel bans.

7 months ago

Chad Moves to Get Off Trump’s Travel Ban List

Chad Moves to Get Off Trump’s Travel Ban List

Nick Wadhams and Daniel N'doh Nadjitan, Bloomberg

Trump's persistence with his three travel bans is the new reality for the travel industry. We'll see what the U.S. Supreme Court says about the ban's legality in April.

8 months ago

South Africa Tourism CEO Sees Water Crisis Changing the City Forever

South Africa Tourism CEO Sees Water Crisis Changing the City Forever

Emily Chasan, Bloomberg

South Africa tourism officials argue that the water crisis will change travelers' behavior, and that tourism revenue can reduce the severity of the crisis. Still, drought and climate change is a global problem that needs to be addressed on the international stage.

9 months ago

Thomas Cook Brings First Group of UK Travelers to Tunisia Since 2015 Attack

Thomas Cook Brings First Group of UK Travelers to Tunisia Since 2015 Attack

Jihen Laghmari, Bloomberg

Tunisia needs tourism and is happy about the return of visitors. Once again, the travel industry is showing some resilience after a brutal attack.

9 months ago

Travel Megatrends 2018: Africa Needs to Woo Millennials at Home and Abroad

Travel Megatrends 2018: Africa Needs to Woo Millennials at Home and Abroad

Richard Holmes, Skift

Millennial-friendly products and services are finally on the rise in South Africa’s tourist industry, and the desire for immersive experiences could see a much-needed trickle down of tourism spend.

10 months ago

8 Adventure Spots That Are Crowd-Free Alternatives to Overtourism

8 Adventure Spots That Are Crowd-Free Alternatives to Overtourism

Meera Dattani, Bloomberg

These eight adventure destinations from Africa to Australia to Antarctica will blow your mind with their untrammeled beauty.

10 months ago

Cape Town Water Shutoff Postponed But Restrictions Remain

Cape Town Water Shutoff Postponed But Restrictions Remain

Paul Vecchiatto and Mike Cohen, Bloomberg

Tourists staying in hotels and using water is always a concern for the environment in any destination. In Cape Town's case, tourism could do more harm than good until the drought ends.

10 months ago