Articles tagged “geopolitics”

Russia Is Relaxing Its Restrictive Visa Regimes for Tourists: Why Now?

Russia Is Relaxing Its Restrictive Visa Regimes for Tourists: Why Now?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Russia wants to be seen as a global power and attract all the foreign investment that comes with that. After years of restrictive visa regimes, it seems to finally be accepting that tourism is a great tool to facilitate that.

2 weeks ago

Tourism Gets Caught in the Crossfire of Northeast Asia Politics

Tourism Gets Caught in the Crossfire of Northeast Asia Politics

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Chinese tourists are the world's biggest spenders. That arms Beijing with a geopolitical tool. The not-so-secret weapon shows no signs of diminishing in its effectiveness to redirect tourism flows.

1 month ago

Travel Winners and Losers in Northeast Asia’s Conflicts

Travel Winners and Losers in Northeast Asia’s Conflicts

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Current conflicts in Northeast Asia do not stop people from traveling to and from the region, but they do redirect tourism flows, benefiting some destinations and hurting others.

1 month ago