Europe

Turkey’s Lost Year of Tourism Shows No Sign of Ending

Turkey’s Lost Year of Tourism Shows No Sign of Ending

Cinar Kiper and Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press

As in Egypt, Turkey's tourism problem is also a crisis in leadership, not just a security issue.

1 week ago

Budapest’s Historic Baths Have Become a Major Tourist Draw

Budapest’s Historic Baths Have Become a Major Tourist Draw

Albert Stumm, Associated Press

As travelers yearn for more experiences that make them feel like a local, it's no surprise they'd be seeking out a traditionally locals-only experience like this in Budapest.

3 weeks ago

EU Angry that U.S. Visa Waiver Program Still Has Haves and Have Nots

EU Angry that U.S. Visa Waiver Program Still Has Haves and Have Nots

Associated Press

The EU wants the United States to broaden the visa waiver program to European countries currently excluded. That's probably going to be a tough sell to the new Trump Administration given the proliferation of terrorism incidents in Europe.

4 weeks ago

Europe’s Christmas Markets Tighten Security After Attack

Europe’s Christmas Markets Tighten Security After Attack

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press

Europe's year for tourism has faced a barrage of challenges that test its resilience as the world's leading destination.

4 weeks ago

The Eiffel Tower Has Been Closed for 5 Days

The Eiffel Tower Has Been Closed for 5 Days

Associated Press

Paris' year of tourism isn't getting better at all.

1 month ago

Paris Hopes Luxury Retail Will Revive Tourism After a Tough 2016

Paris Hopes Luxury Retail Will Revive Tourism After a Tough 2016

Joelle Diderich, Bloomberg

Paris went through a lot this year and its inbound tourism suffered. Now the city turns to an old favorite, luxury retail, to revive high-spending visitation.

1 month ago

U.S. State Department: ‘Heightened Risk of Terrorist Attacks’ in Europe During the Holidays

U.S. State Department: ‘Heightened Risk of Terrorist Attacks’ in Europe During the Holidays

Associated Press

The times we live in. While it always pays to be alert no matter where you travel, warnings like these that advise travelers to avoid public places like hotels and restaurants can have a detrimental impact on these businesses.

2 months ago

The UK’s Brexit Strategy Should Terrify the Travel Industry (But It Doesn’t)

The UK’s Brexit Strategy Should Terrify the Travel Industry (But It Doesn’t)

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The travel industry needs to wake up. Five months have passed since the Brexit vote and the UK government has still to spell out its plans. The British travel industry has been a huge beneficiary of many of the initiatives brought in by the EU and stands to lose out if it does not play a part in mapping out the future.

2 months ago

Video: Visit Iceland Director on the Blessing and Curse of Tourism

Video: Visit Iceland Director on the Blessing and Curse of Tourism

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It's every destination marketing organization's goal to drive visitation to their destination. But as Iceland's ascent as a global tourism giant has shown, explosive growth can bring its own problems and drawbacks.

2 months ago

London Tech Week Is Helping Pivot the City Into Europe’s Startup Capital

London Tech Week Is Helping Pivot the City Into Europe’s Startup Capital

Greg Oates, Skift

London Tech Week shows the impact that convention bureaus can have on developing live events that shift a city's destination brand image.

2 months ago

Remaining Residents of Venice, Italy Protest the Effects of Tourism

Remaining Residents of Venice, Italy Protest the Effects of Tourism

Luca Bruno, Associated Press

When Venice's leaders decided to prioritize tourists over residents they started the city on a path to obsolescence.

2 months ago

Disney’s Theme Park Plans Include Creative Pricing, Hotels and Movie Characters

Disney’s Theme Park Plans Include Creative Pricing, Hotels and Movie Characters

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Disney has a lot of plans for its theme parks — more hotels, attractions, price levels, and intellectual property tie-ins. As the current CEO prepares to depart in a year and a half, we're getting more curious about who will replace him, and what that person's vision will include.

2 months ago