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The Next Three Olympics Are Headed to Korea, Japan, and China

No Olympic Games is ever without its troubles or controversies, and hosting the Games is never cheap. Given what's happened in Rio, however, it's clear that Olympic organizers are realizing they need to be much smarter about which cities they pick to play host: While it's an incredible honor and source of pride for the countries picked, it can also be a tremendous financial and logistical burden, too.

Japan Has a Word to Describe the Effects of Chinese Tourists’ ‘Explosive Shopping’

The diversification of Chinese tourists' shopping interests is good news for Japan. But as European tourism officials will tell you, they shouldn't be surprised if shopping habits change.

Airbnb Co-Founder Talks Design, Trust, and New Community Models

On several fronts, it's obvious that Airbnb is working hard to diversify and expand its products. And Samara, an Airbnb design studio, which is headed by co-founder and chief product officer Joe Gebbia, is the latest manifestation of that.

Japan Hoping to Boost Tourism Revenues With New National Holiday

With the strong performance of the yen tempering tourism demand, a new national holiday could help to boost the industry.

ANA Should Be Bolstered by the Strong Yen But it Isn’t Working out That Way

With ANA paying for fuel and aircraft leases in dollars, you would think the airline would benefit from the stronger Yen. But that's not happening.

Travel on Tap: The Rise of Craft Beer Tourism

Craft Beer is big business in America with a proven ability engage a new travel consumer who will spend added dollars to visit local neighborhoods and beer-themed events.

A High-Speed Train Between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore Could Soon Be a Reality

A bullet train traveling between both countries would be a boon not only for tourism, but also for business. Having seen the positive impact high-speed trains have on tourism and economies in Asia, it makes us wonder why bullet trains haven't yet made their way to the Americas?

A Billionaire Buddhist Priest and His Disciple Want to Fix Tokyo’s Hotel Shortage

Horiguchi and Inamori's approach to doing business could be a lesson for anyone in any industry: make money but make your employees, and the greater society, better for it.

Shanghai Disney’s Popularity Could Lead to More Business for Tokyo Parks

The first Disney park built outside of the United States hopes the latest will create fans who want to visit Mickey Mouse all over Asia.

Airbnb Is Going All Out to Win Over Tough Japanese Regulators

Japan is a market that offers Airbnb a chance to provide a model working relationship for other destinations facing lodging and housing crunches.