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Portugal Sees Tourism From the U.K. Staying Strong Despite Brexit Vote

It's a good sign for Portugal that British tourists are still coming despite the weaker pound; more investment and promotion to increase the destination's appeal should help that trend continue.

4 days ago

This Greek Refugee Camp Is Being Converted Into a Luxury Resort

It's a real shame when, in the interests of making money and working under the guise of improving the economy through tourism, governments and corporations so carelessly neglect those most in need. We seriously hope the Greek government and the developers behind this project come up with a solution for the refugees.

5 days ago

Tourist Magnet Iceland May Be Getting Too Hot for Investors

As Skift reported in a recent deep dive on Iceland, the country is struggling to adjust to the changes that came with a huge tourist boom.

1 week ago

Turkey Had a Terrible Year for Tourism and Signs of Recovery Are Elusive

This year has set Turkey back farther than the numbers show. It's reputation has taken a huge hit and the country's leaders are making one move after another to worsen the situation.

2 weeks ago

Paris Street Protests Take Violent Turn as Tourism Convention Season Begins

In early summer when it's just about leisure tourists, this may fly. But it's no longer summer in Paris, and it's no longer about leisure travel.

2 weeks ago

Visa-Free Travel for Turkey Has Hit More Roadblocks With The EU

Both Turkey and the EU have a major interest in resolving their impasse over visa-free travel and immigration. That will probably be a formula for compromise between the two parties.

3 weeks ago

France Considers Establishing Institute to Study Attacks’ Tourism Impact

Among several changes, France wants to establish a crisis center to disburse more reliable information to tourists in the event of new terrorist attacks and disruption. That would be a good thing if indeed the information is timely and credible.

3 weeks ago

Italy’s Museums Are Turning to Private Sector Funding to Cover Costs

These are certainly some creative funding ideas, and they're notable for seeking involvement from a broader section of the population. But beyond the initial curiosity, they'll need to find more sustainable models.

3 weeks ago

Fires Chase Tourists From Spanish Resort Towns

Even arson can't put a damper on Spain's record summer of tourism.

3 weeks ago

Revamped Amsterdam Neighborhood Lures Hipsters and Tourists

The redevelopment of Amsterdam Noord reflects a trend in Europe and beyond where districts are turning old warehouses into housing and opening hipster attractions to tap into growing urbanization.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

Private Equity Firms May Be Looking to Buy Cruise Operator Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten is not known for flashy ships or onboard innovations. But the Norway-based operator sails itineraries that have proven popular, especially as the Mediterranean has been struggling in recent months.

1 month ago