Articles tagged “protests”

Delta Flies Students to Gun Protests, Risking Controversy Again

Delta Flies Students to Gun Protests, Risking Controversy Again

Associated Press

Kudos to Delta for doing the right thing in helping America's future by aiding the student anti-gun protesters. This was a gutsy move given the crap the airline had to take from its home-state legislators.

1 year ago

Washington, D.C. March Shows Promise of Protest Tourism

Washington, D.C. March Shows Promise of Protest Tourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

Protests and marches are a phenomenon that D.C. tourism officials never asked for but are forced to reckon with. It's an ongoing reckoning that the city's tourism board is still figuring out in the digital age, and other destinations are taking cues.

1 year ago

Violent Protests Bring Acapulco Tourism Down to All-Time Low

Violent Protests Bring Acapulco Tourism Down to All-Time Low

Alberto Arce, Associated Press

Natural disasters and protests are the fastest ways to quell tourism in destinations, and can have a lasting impact.

5 years ago

Macau Casinos and Stores Benefit From Hong Kong Strife

Macau Casinos and Stores Benefit From Hong Kong Strife

Vinicy Chan, Bloomberg

One destination's woe is another destination's boon with tourists quickly changing travel plans based on natural disasters and political uprisings.

5 years ago

20,000 French Protest New Airport Planned for the West

20,000 French Protest New Airport Planned for the West

Reuters

Protests have been ongoing for one year, but this is the first time they turned violent signaling a need for the government to crackdown or forgo the project.

5 years ago

Thailand Expected to Reach Record Visitor Numbers Despite Protests

Thailand Expected to Reach Record Visitor Numbers Despite Protests

Amy Sawitta Lefevre, Reuters

Thailand is a perennial destination that attracts more visitors every year, and its continual growth in the face of conflict speaks to its staying power as well as the prolific growth of Asia's tourism market.

5 years ago

Tourism Will Likely Suffer As Thai Protests Against Government Turn Violent

6 years ago

Brazil’s leader puts $23 billion towards public transit to placate protestors

Brazil’s leader puts $23 billion towards public transit to placate protestors

Bradley Brooks, Associated Press

It is shortsighted of protesters to see free public transit as better path to economic growth than building infrastructure and attracting visitors, but Brazil must find a way to bolster the local economy while keeping an eye on long-term development.

6 years ago

Brazil’s World Cup organizers struggle to respond to protestor complaints

Brazil’s World Cup organizers struggle to respond to protestor complaints

Tariq Panja, Bloomberg

In response to protesters' claims that FIFA has freely set up a government within Brazil, soccer officials point to job creation, a tourism boost, and infrastructure improvements as reasons the World Cup should stay.

6 years ago

Venetians protest cruise industry’s presence by blocking ships’ exit

Venetians protest cruise industry’s presence by blocking ships’ exit

City residents’ flooded the port in small boats and lined the sidewalks to show their disdain of the cruise industry, which they believe is responsible for eroding the lagoon and diluting city culture.

7 years ago

UK and U.S. at odds over whether travel to Tunisia is safe

The Daily Telegraph

Tunisia's situation reflects the challenges faced by other Arab Spring states that have historically been popular with tourists: It wants a return to normalcy but has yet to figure out how to make that possible.

7 years ago

Cruise ships headed for Africa re-route in wake of anti-American protests

Cruise ships headed for Africa re-route in wake of anti-American protests

U.S. embassy travel warnings were issued in several African and Middle Eastern countries starting Tuesday and will put a damper on the tourism industries that had finally begun to grow following the Arab Spring unrest.

7 years ago