Articles tagged “conflict”

TUI Shifts Tourism Focus to Asia Amidst Conflict Around the Mediterranean

TUI Shifts Tourism Focus to Asia Amidst Conflict Around the Mediterranean

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

If you're trying to avoid uncertainty, you don't want to invest too much in the Maldives: If the massive political corruption there won't get you, global climate change will.

4 years ago

Direct Flights Between Russia and Ukraine End Today

Direct Flights Between Russia and Ukraine End Today

Associated Press

"Common sense" goes out the window when it comes to situations like this.

4 years ago

Yemen Loses UNESCO Heritage Sites to Saudi Airstrikes

Yemen Loses UNESCO Heritage Sites to Saudi Airstrikes

Ahmed Al-haj, Associated Press

Perhaps Saudi Arabia could do a better job stamping out possible terrorists by carpet bombing Sanaa with cash. That tends to make friends faster than killing civilians and destroying cultural heritage.

4 years ago

Travel Channel Bets on Substance With New Food and Politics Series

Travel Channel Bets on Substance With New Food and Politics Series

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown proved there's an appetite for more substantial travel content that explores the political and social realities of destination -- with a complementary side of delicious cuisine.

5 years ago

Mumbai Airport Wants to Remove Nearly 100,000 Residents in Slums Near Runway

Mumbai Airport Wants to Remove Nearly 100,000 Residents in Slums Near Runway

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Mumbai needs to find a way to match the promise of its growth with the on-the-ground reality for many of its residents.

5 years ago

New York City’s Ground Zero Site to Be Open on Evening of 9/11 for First Time

New York City’s Ground Zero Site to Be Open on Evening of 9/11 for First Time

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press

It's a difficult time for New Yorkers that has turned into a carnival of sorts for tourists with varying agendas.

5 years ago

Gaza Had Hopes of Beachside Tourism Before the War

Gaza Had Hopes of Beachside Tourism Before the War

Donna Abu-Nasr and Saud Abu Ramadan, Beirut

We have hopes and dreams of wonderful, diverse, Mediterranean coastal resorts, too.

5 years ago

Tourist Arrivals in Israel Plummet 19 Percent in July

Tourist Arrivals in Israel Plummet 19 Percent in July

Matt Philips, Quartz

A violent conflict or natural disaster are the two quickest ways to obliterate a nation's tourism economy.

5 years ago

Flight Detours Around Ukraine to Result in Higher Airfares

Flight Detours Around Ukraine to Result in Higher Airfares

Richard Weiss and Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

Although no flyer would risk their safety for a relatively small cost, higher airfares could result in fewer bookings and lower profits for airlines whose routes have been impacted.

5 years ago

FAA Lifts Ban on Flights to Israel’s Main Airport by U.S. Airlines

FAA Lifts Ban on Flights to Israel’s Main Airport by U.S. Airlines

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Considering last week's actions in Ukraine, airlines and authorities should err on the side of caution in conflict zones.

5 years ago

FAA Halts All U.S. Flights to Tel Aviv, Israel After Nearby Rocket Attack

FAA Halts All U.S. Flights to Tel Aviv, Israel After Nearby Rocket Attack

Christopher Seward , The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

5 years ago

Israel Sees 30% of Inbound Tourists Cancel Trips Amidst Conflict

Israel Sees 30% of Inbound Tourists Cancel Trips Amidst Conflict

Sapir Peretz , The Globes

Although they're losing money, it's smart for travel providers to offer flexibility on cancellations. It's always easier to get people to return if they don't feel nickel and dimed.

5 years ago