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

What’s Next for Trip.com Group as Coronavirus Crisis Subsides in China?

What’s Next for Trip.com Group as Coronavirus Crisis Subsides in China?

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

For Trip.com Group’s top leader, the message is clear. Countries around the world should not squander any chances to control the virus, and neither should the travel industry let a serious crisis go to waste by not seeking out new opportunities.

1 week ago

Coronavirus Takes a 80 Percent Bite Out of Macau’s Gaming Revenues in March

Coronavirus Takes a 80 Percent Bite Out of Macau’s Gaming Revenues in March

Farah Master, Reuters

Macau's casinos may have reopened but business is not as usual for these resorts. If there’s anything the coronavirus has shown, it’s that diversification is needed more than ever for the gaming enclave.

1 week ago

Grand Canyon Still Open Despite Threats to Worker Safety

Grand Canyon Still Open Despite Threats to Worker Safety

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press

It's odd that the only time the current administration is enthusiastic about open parks is during the current crisis. Shut them and keep people safe.

1 week 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.

2 months ago

Chinese Casino Dream for Cambodia’s Sihanoukville Undeterred by Coronavirus

Chinese Casino Dream for Cambodia’s Sihanoukville Undeterred by Coronavirus

Clare Baldwin, Reuters

Will it take more than a global pandemic to reshape Sihanoukville’s tourism future? All bets are off now.

1 week ago

Organizers of Dubai 2020 Say How About Dubai 2021?

Organizers of Dubai 2020 Say How About Dubai 2021?

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press

The modern expo has been rethought over the last decade, and the last thing Dubai wants is to make them irrelevant again. Pushing back a year can only improve things in the long run.

1 week ago

Coronavirus Closures of Asian Elephant Camps Offer Respite to Pursue Reforms

Coronavirus Closures of Asian Elephant Camps Offer Respite to Pursue Reforms

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Like hotels and airlines, coronavirus has brought Asian elephant tourism camps to their knees. But this may present a golden opportunity to reinvent a controversial industry.

1 week ago

Japan’s Olympics Delay Could Cost $6 Billion Including Hit to Tourism

Japan’s Olympics Delay Could Cost $6 Billion Including Hit to Tourism

Sam Nussey and Naomi Tajitsu, Reuters

Rescheduling the Olympics just solved one question. Now numbers are coming in as to how much the one-year delay will cost Japan’s tourism and hospitality sectors.

1 week ago

3 More National Parks Close as Coronavirus Precautions Grow

3 More National Parks Close as Coronavirus Precautions Grow

Brady McCombs, Associated Press

Even in the wide open spaces of national parks, people are at risk. Smart decision to close another three of these national treaures.

2 weeks ago

New Mexico Shuts Down New Tourism Campaign as Part of Detailed Plan

New Mexico Shuts Down New Tourism Campaign as Part of Detailed Plan

Russell Contreras, Associated Press

New Mexico's actions may just serve as a model for other states on the tourism front.

2 weeks ago

5 Tourism Promotion Campaigns Hitting the Right Notes in a Crisis

5 Tourism Promotion Campaigns Hitting the Right Notes in a Crisis

Rosie Spinks, Skift

It's a tough time for tourism marketers but going dark isn't necessarily required. Here are some examples of campaigns that are striking the proper tone.

2 weeks ago

What the Olympics Postponement Means for the Events Industry

What the Olympics Postponement Means for the Events Industry

EventMB

In a big move yesterday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially postponed this year's Olympic Games. Here's what happened and what it means for an events industry still struggling to manage the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.

2 weeks ago