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UK Staycations May Be a Rare Beneficiary of Coronavirus

UK Staycations May Be a Rare Beneficiary of Coronavirus

Antonia Wilson, The Guardian

The coronavirus has many victims in the travel and tourism industry. However, one upside may be in the UK, where holiday-hungry Britons will change their international travel plans for domestic ones.

1 month ago

European Tourism Losing More Than $1 Billion a Month From Virus: EU Commissioner

European Tourism Losing More Than $1 Billion a Month From Virus: EU Commissioner

Rosie Spinks, Skift

It's not just Chinese tourists who aren't visiting Europe anymore. Expect the economic losses to steepen.

1 month ago

Luxembourg Leads in Congestion Fight With Free Public Transportation

Luxembourg Leads in Congestion Fight With Free Public Transportation

The Guardian

More countries in Europe are experimenting with free public transportation services. Both locals and visitors are beneficiaries of this shift.

1 month ago

Warm Weather Forces Ski Resorts to Plot Snowless Future

Warm Weather Forces Ski Resorts to Plot Snowless Future

Regis Duvignau and Antony Paone, Reuters

Resorts that specialize in winter sports need to start planning for a world with less snow. Hiking snowless mountains won't be enough to keep attracting vacationers.

2 months ago

Group Tours Banned From Amsterdam Red-Light District Windows

Group Tours Banned From Amsterdam Red-Light District Windows

Associated Press

Amsterdam has banned guided tours from approaching red-light district windows to better protect sex workers from mobs of leering tourists. It's a common sense restriction that still allows groups to explore the area.

2 months ago

Barcelona Bares Brunt of Mobile World Congress Cancellation and 12 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

Barcelona Bares Brunt of Mobile World Congress Cancellation and 12 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

This week in tourism news, Barcelona is reeling after the Mobile World Congress cancelled its 15th annual trade show in the city due to the coronavirus outbreak. Plus, will China hit back at countries that implemented strict travel bans against its citizens?

2 months ago

More Properties in Europe Want the Luxury Eco-Resort Label

More Properties in Europe Want the Luxury Eco-Resort Label

Leslie Barrie, Skift

As luxury resorts jockey for ways to differentiate themselves from the pack, a shift toward more environmental practices may help them find new customers. The key, though, is making sure those green efforts come from an authentic — and not purely financial — place.

2 months ago

Europe Is Shaping the Luxury Eco-Resort Movement

Europe Is Shaping the Luxury Eco-Resort Movement

Laura Powell, Skift

You may start seeing the term "eco-resort" pop up more and more. But in investigating the trend, we discovered a variety of definitions, which makes the actual meaning of the term nebulous. It’s best to look to Europe for clarification.

2 months ago

Europe’s Tourism Fallout From the Mobile World Congress Cancellation

Europe’s Tourism Fallout From the Mobile World Congress Cancellation

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Canceling a major event like Mobile World Congress will undoubtedly have a huge impact on the tourism industry. The question is whether the organizations that decided to cancel the event will provide any assistance to affected businesses.

2 months ago

Latvia Makes a Push Toward Ecotourism

Latvia Makes a Push Toward Ecotourism

James Forrest, The Guardian

Latvia — one of Europe's greenest countries — is trying to position itself as an ecotourism destination instead of just a quick stop on a tour of the Baltic states.

2 months ago

Travel Megatrends 2020: Tourism’s New Competitive Advantage Is Protecting Destinations

Travel Megatrends 2020: Tourism’s New Competitive Advantage Is Protecting Destinations

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Responding to the burden that tourism can bring requires more than tacking on the idea of management to tourism boards’ activities; it requires a paradigm shift in how destinations operate. That shift is under way.

2 months ago

Prague Aims to Restrict Airbnb to Curb Overtourism

Prague Aims to Restrict Airbnb to Curb Overtourism

Robert Tait, The Guardian

The Czech capital's mayor joins the uphill battle of other European cities to limit short-term rentals. There is an urgent need to repair the fabric of local life damaged by the negative impact of runaway tourism.

2 months ago