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The latest tourism and destination news for cities, regional, state, and national tourism boards and experts.

Cuba Cruise Ban Has Lines and Passengers Reeling

Cuba Cruise Ban Has Lines and Passengers Reeling

David Koenig and Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press

Cuba sailings are just a fraction of most cruise lines' revenue, but they were getting premium fares so this will hurt.

2 weeks ago

China Issues New Warnings Against U.S. Travel to Its Citizens

China Issues New Warnings Against U.S. Travel to Its Citizens

Bloomberg News

China cautions its citizens against travel to the U.S. because of “frequent” shootings, robbery and theft. Can't it be more ingenious? But even if its public finds this ridiculous, there will be a drop in travel to the U.S. There are enough past examples to show that China travel warnings do bite.

2 weeks ago

All U.S. Leisure Travel to Cuba Is Banned by Trump Administration

All U.S. Leisure Travel to Cuba Is Banned by Trump Administration

Isaac Carey, Skift

Trump has been threatening to reverse Obama's engagement with Cuba for a while, and Tuesday's travel ban to the island certainly reinforces the view that he is the Anti-Tourism President.

2 weeks ago

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American Airlines Launches Nine New Seasonal Routes to Europe

American Airlines Launches Nine New Seasonal Routes to Europe

American Airlines + Skift

American Airlines is once again expanding its seasonal service to traditionally less-trafficked destinations in Europe where tourism growth is reaching new highs.

2 weeks ago

Forecasting Travel Departures Over the Next Decade: New Skift Research

Forecasting Travel Departures Over the Next Decade: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

As many as four out of the next five new outbound travelers in the next decade could come from the emerging world. Are you prepared for the center of gravity in travel to shift?

2 weeks ago

Will Vietnam Overtake Thailand as Asian Playground for Russians?

Will Vietnam Overtake Thailand as Asian Playground for Russians?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Europe is the top growing source for Asia-Pacific, and it’s not because of growth from Asia’s traditional European markets such as the United Kingdom. It’s because of a huge spike in Russian arrivals. And Vietnam benefits.

2 weeks ago

Experts Advise Travelers on How to Cope With Overtourism

Experts Advise Travelers on How to Cope With Overtourism

Melissa Rayworth, Associated Press

Skift coined the term overtourism, and the wave of this problematic phenomenon has begun to crest with the Louvre closing on Monday after employees complained they were harassed by tourist throngs. Expect more such incidents this summer at top destinations worldwide.

2 weeks ago

Club Med Expands Into Sub-Saharan Africa and 7 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Club Med Expands Into Sub-Saharan Africa and 7 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in tourism, Club Med is expanding into sub-Saharan Africa, cruise line Genting plans to add two Global-class ships, and the CEO of The Travel Corporation takes steps to reduce the company's use of plastics.

2 weeks ago

Disney’s Next Move After Star Wars Land: Marvel Attractions

Disney’s Next Move After Star Wars Land: Marvel Attractions

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Disney announced its Marvel plans nearly two years ago, a few months after opening its Iron Man experience in Hong Kong's Disneyland. Now that Galaxy's Edge has launched, the company will have more time to expand the concept to other characters and other theme parks.

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How Nepal Can Address Overtourism on Mount Everest

How Nepal Can Address Overtourism on Mount Everest

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Overcrowding at the peak of Everest has long been well documented. The current 2019 death toll of 11 climbers must jolt Nepal authorities into taking action and getting wiser about how to optimize an attraction without spoiling it. Here's how.

3 weeks ago

A First Look Inside Disney’s New Star Wars Attraction

A First Look Inside Disney’s New Star Wars Attraction

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press

Disney is letting the park speak for itself. Star Wars fans will enjoy riding the Millennium Falcon and eating food featured in the series.

3 weeks ago

Olympic Tourists to Paris Will Find No Direct Airport-City Rail Link

Olympic Tourists to Paris Will Find No Direct Airport-City Rail Link

William Horobin, Bloomberg

Government officials are prioritizing the needs of Parisian residents over tourist needs. The city plans to offer extra service on one of its existing rail lines instead — but considering the likely massive influx of visitors, will that be enough?

3 weeks ago