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.

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.

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.

Despite Chaos, Turkey Plans to Fund Transportation Projects

This is a good investment for the future of Istanbul as a tourist destination. The question is, of course, whether the transportation infrastructure spending will inevitably line the pockets of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's cronies instead of being spent effectively.

Private Apartment Stays in Paris Partially Offset Hotel-Spending Drop

Negative publicity for a destination is always going to hurt tourism, so the downturn shouldn't come as a surprise. The biggest about-face in terms of visitation drops came from Japanese, Russian and Chinese tourists.

British Rush Post-Brexit to Get Freedom-of-Movement Passports Before it Is Too Late

Even Brits who don't normally travel to the Continent for work and play are applying for freedom-of-movement passports so they don't get left out if the EU doors eventually close. Voters remorse?

Bosnia Sees Influx of Tourists and Second-Home Buyers from Gulf States

Any time a destination sees a swift demographic change among inbound tourism it needs to make sure it has a plan in place to protect locals as well as help them take part in the new opportunities.

Iceland Tourism and the Mixed Blessings of Airbnb

The island nation of Iceland, which is roughly the size of Portugal and located about 1,100 miles northwest of London, is a flashpoint for the encroaching forces of tourism, globalization, and of course, Airbnb, too.

Already Popular Slovenia Gets New Tourism Focus Because of Melania Trump

Slovenia saw 2.4 million visitors in 2014 and was already one of Europe's most popular nature destinations before the current U.S. presidential campaign. Whether publicity about Slovenia native Melania Trump converts into a tourism spike remains to be seen.

Is The UK Restaurant Sector Heading For a Fall?

Restaurants and cafes continue to open at a steady rate across the UK but if the economy falters, operators could be in for a nasty surprise.