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

Why This Is a Seminal Moment for Asia’s Domestic Travel Market

Why This Is a Seminal Moment for Asia’s Domestic Travel Market

Raini Hamdi, Skift

The big migration to domestic travel has begun. Such a momentous occasion will surely bring about changes, especially in Southeast Asia where inbound has always stolen the limelight over local business.

3 days ago

Vietnam and China Agree to Resume Commercial Flights

Vietnam and China Agree to Resume Commercial Flights

Khanh Vu and James Pearson, Reuters

One would have thought a China-Thailand air bridge would be first. No, it's China-Vietnam, putting Vietnam ahead of its neighbors in Southeast Asia in welcoming back Chinese tourists, although full details have yet to be released.

3 days ago

Hungary Imposes Quarantines on Arriving Citizens and Other Travelers

Hungary Imposes Quarantines on Arriving Citizens and Other Travelers

Krisztina Than, Reuters

Hungary is cracking down hard on arrivals except from Croatia, which is a favorite vacation spot for Hungarians. It's a curious exception because Croatia now is facing its own surge of coronavirus cases.

4 days ago

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Aruba’s ‘Election Disconnection’ Experience Showcases the Demand for Personalized Wellness Getaways

Aruba’s ‘Election Disconnection’ Experience Showcases the Demand for Personalized Wellness Getaways

Aruba Tourism Authority + Skift

Today’s stressful, modern era has increasingly led travelers to plan transformational trips that will make them feel physically, mentally, and spiritually healthier. Aruba is one destination that has innovated its wellness offerings to meet this growing consumer demand.

5 months ago

Disney World Parks Reopen in Florida as Pandemic Charts Uncertain Course

Disney World Parks Reopen in Florida as Pandemic Charts Uncertain Course

Steve Holland, Reuters

The happiest place on Earth is a place of mixed emotions right now.

5 days ago

European Countries Are Confusing Travelers With Inconsistent Border Controls

European Countries Are Confusing Travelers With Inconsistent Border Controls

Philip Blenkinsop, Reuters

Tourists in Europe face a myriad of conflicting and changing restrictions. So some aren't crossing borders, postponing the sector's recovery.

5 days ago

Turkey Changes the Tourist Magnet Hagia Sophia From a Museum to a Mosque

Turkey Changes the Tourist Magnet Hagia Sophia From a Museum to a Mosque

Ece Toksabay and Daren Butler, Reuters

Officials still want Hagia Sophia to draw about four million tourists a year. But authorities may obscure some of the structure's glorious mosaics and frescoes to comply with interpretations of Islam that ban the portrayal of people and animals. 

5 days ago

A Rare Travel Winner This Summer Weighs 10 Tons, Gets 18 Miles to the Gallon

A Rare Travel Winner This Summer Weighs 10 Tons, Gets 18 Miles to the Gallon

Korey Matthews, Skift

With international travel still difficult, and social distancing likely to continue for a while, RVs are an increasingly popular vacation option that allow travelers to go away but still feel the safety of home.

6 days ago

Rio de Janeiro’s Famous Beaches Will Only Reopen After a Vaccine Is Found

Rio de Janeiro’s Famous Beaches Will Only Reopen After a Vaccine Is Found

Rodrigo Viga Gaier and Jake Spring, Reuters

The intention is sensible, but banning beachgoers doesn't sound enforceable, as many other countries have already proven.

6 days ago

Disneyland Paris Will Require Masks on Reopening

Disneyland Paris Will Require Masks on Reopening

Johnny Cotton and Geert De Clercq, Reuters

Visitors are likely to put up with masks. But investors don't seem to grasp social distancing's longer-term impact on margins.

1 week ago

American Airlines Delays Resuming Hong Kong Flights Over Mandatory Coronavirus Testing

American Airlines Delays Resuming Hong Kong Flights Over Mandatory Coronavirus Testing

Ankit Ajmera and Jamie Freed, Reuters

A standoff over mandatory coronavirus testing in Hong Kong further sets back the recovery timeline for U.S. airlines.

1 week ago

Nigeria Restarts Domestic Flights and Eases Other Restrictions

Nigeria Restarts Domestic Flights and Eases Other Restrictions

Abraham Achirga and Alexis Akwagyiram, Reuters

A cautious approach here from Africa's most populous country, which so far has recorded a relatively low number of cases.

1 week ago