Melia Hotels and Accor Hotels are among the early movers in global chains' return to Iran after an ugly exit in 1979. The parliamentary gains of moderate politicians in Iran's recent elections may give foreign businesses a bit of a confidence boost.
Tourism boards are hyper sensitive when it comes to potentially divisive political issues. But when the tourism board is Israel's, conflict is nearly impossible to avoid.
We're not sure that people plan a trip to a destination like Israel based upon photos they see in Us Weekly, but we have seen bigger wastes of money on influencer trips.
Amid losing hundreds of millions of dollars, we've seen little effort from the Egyptian government to convince tourists that the country is safe and open for business.
Dubai knows it can't rely solely upon people spending silly money, it needs to diversify the experiences available to visitors.
Two countries' tourism setbacks are other countries tourism gains, and with its sunny beaches and plenty of history Israel certainly stands to gain a lot of Russian tourists if it can manage its message the right way.
Israel is offering security and discounts, two things sure to attract a clientele that feels insecure and fleeced right now.
Tourism in Egypt always bounces back when violence or chaos hits the country, but this time is offering particular challenges.
Destinations have always envied the success of Disney, but it was Universal that demonstrated the best way to challenge the House of Mouse with it's full court Harry Potter offensive.
As Egypt’s tourism sector slowly recovers from years of political tumult that left it battered, Russians have emerged as the dominant group on its Red Sea beaches. How Saturday’s Russian-bound Metrojet disaster killing over 200 passengers will impact future tourism arrivals depends on results determining the cause of the crash.