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Singapore Has Lots of Tourists, But They’re the Wrong Kind

When your customer demo changes, there are often challenges. Singapore needs to be able to manage shifts if it wants to succeed long term.

3 weeks ago

Singapore Travel Warnings in Place as City-State Deals With 151 Zika Cases

Singapore is one of Asia and the world's largest travel hubs and the spike in zika cases will surely have a negative impact on tourism and the local economy in the near-term.

3 weeks ago

Experts Analyzed Travel Patterns to Predict Zika’s Next Landing Spots

As Zika outbreaks hit parts of Florida and Singapore, experts are predicting that the next stops could be China, India and Nigeria. These are just predictions, though, because Zika has been around for decades and populations may have already developed immunity to the disease.

3 weeks ago

Indonesia’s Worries About Zika Turn Into Screenings for Singapore Passengers

Zika's potential to have a wide-spread, decades-long impact separates it from other recent global health scares ranging from avian flu to even Ebola. It's up to governments to quickly and wisely respond to threats to prevent large outbreaks.

3 weeks ago

Thailand Opens Its First Halal Hotel in Attempt to Broaden Its Tourist Base

Thailand is smart to broaden its base, but we'd also like to see it address its bigger issues that are keeping other visitors away.

4 weeks ago

Turkey Looking Forward to Russian Tourists as Charter Flights Resume

A season of Russian charter flights is not going to reverse a slide that's quickly undoing all the excellent work Turkey's travel brands have undertaken over the last decade.

4 weeks ago

Japanese Ski Town Looks to International Travelers to Turn its Tourism Around

Niseko seems to have found the right balance of tourism and local life. It's making tourism work for the local economy rather than the other way around, with the latter playing out in several destinations from Iceland to Machu Picchu.

4 weeks ago

Disney Rival Wanda’s Latest Move Is a $9.5 Billion Tourism Project in China

Dalian Wanda Group is building at breakneck speed, but Disney executives have said they don't feel threatened. We think there's room for more than one entertainment giant in China.

4 weeks ago

Myanmar Earthquake Damages Scores of Bagan Temples

The lack of a UNESCO designation may seem like a slight for now, but nations not ready to deal with the influx of visitors such a label can bring can often be poorer for it.

1 month ago

MSC Cruises Is Setting up Shop in China, Signaling More Growth

How great is the appetite among Chinese travelers for cruise vacations? International cruise operators think they've only just started testing the waters and demand will continue to grow.

1 month ago

The Next Three Olympics Are Headed to Korea, Japan, and China

No Olympic Games is ever without its troubles or controversies, and hosting the Games is never cheap. Given what's happened in Rio, however, it's clear that Olympic organizers are realizing they need to be much smarter about which cities they pick to play host: While it's an incredible honor and source of pride for the countries picked, it can also be a tremendous financial and logistical burden, too.

1 month ago

Japan Has a Word to Describe the Effects of Chinese Tourists’ ‘Explosive Shopping’

The diversification of Chinese tourists' shopping interests is good news for Japan. But as European tourism officials will tell you, they shouldn't be surprised if shopping habits change.

1 month ago