Fears about terrorism are understandable, but savvy travelers might want to avoid the crowds in Spain, Portugal and Italy and head to France and Turkey. That's where the deals are.
What's happening in Turkey is a shame for so many reasons, not lease of which are the creativity of the country's tourism leaders as well as Turkey's incredible resources.
In the immediate aftermath of the Bastille Day attack, terrorism's chilling effect has started impacting the hotel business. How quickly Nice and the region bounce back remains to be seen.
One reason U.S. residents lag in taking vacations is that they are among the least-compensated in terms of statutory days off in the world. Malta, on the other hand, is a vacation-compensation paradise.
The British tend to travel under nearly any condition. So while TUI and its peers will take a short-term hit for sales to some markets, travel will still be taking place.
Visit Faroe Islands sees its lack of Google Street View as a hindrance to tourism, so the tourism bureau is making its own "Sheep View." Even if the technology doesn't work perfectly, the project itself is getting attention and might boost tourism anyway.
It's essential to project and then deliver on a promise of safety and security. If you do, people will return. But we are not certain the current government is capable of this.
Cheers to this oenophile travel wish list.
The European Union is looking to punish the U.S. and Canadia for their uneven implementation of visa-waiver eligibility. Fortunately, cooler heads in Europe are holding up any retaliatory action.