Articles tagged “pata”

Sri Lanka Boldly Asks Online Travel Agencies to Cut Commissions to Help Revive Tourism

Sri Lanka Boldly Asks Online Travel Agencies to Cut Commissions to Help Revive Tourism

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Of the several measures to bring arrivals back to pre-Easter bombing levels, a tireless Sri Lanka is asking online travel agencies to slash commissions. It might be better to ask them instead to do a free or at-cost campaign to drive bookings to the country.

2 weeks ago

Myanmar Tourism Is No Pariah at Asia-Pacific Travel Mart

Myanmar Tourism Is No Pariah at Asia-Pacific Travel Mart

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It was mostly business as usual for Myanmar tourism at the Pacific Asia Travel Association's 2018 travel mart. With visitation to Myanmar declining from Europe, the Americas, and Africa, Myanmar is going after Chinese, Japanese, and Korean tourists. But so is almost everyone else.

11 months ago

Asia-Pacific Tourism CEO Points to Bad Management — Not Overtourism — as Key Problem

Asia-Pacific Tourism CEO Points to Bad Management — Not Overtourism — as Key Problem

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Words as a means to define problems and trigger solutions are important. The label overtourism crystalizes a problem and serves as a call to action. We'd agree that a lack of capacity management is a big part of the problem, but the latter characterization hardly spurs the urgency the issue requires.

12 months ago