Articles tagged “protests”

Hotel Room Rates Join Steep Discounts in Struggling Hong Kong

Hotel Room Rates Join Steep Discounts in Struggling Hong Kong

Jinshan Hong and Eric Lam, Bloomberg

Business hasn't picked up for Hong Kong hotels in October and November as hoped. With the peak year-end season approaching, desperation has set in. Clearly the biggest relief that can happen is an end to the protests.

2 months ago

What If Hong Kong Falls? The Worst-Case Scenario for Travel

What If Hong Kong Falls? The Worst-Case Scenario for Travel

Raini Hamdi and Rosie Spinks, Skift

As weeks of protests escalate in Hong Kong and Beijing weighs its options, it’s not hard to imagine Hong Kong’s successful tourism industry becoming a shell of its former self. Though the conventional wisdom from region insiders is that Hong Kong will prevail, the form that it will take is anyone’s guess.

4 months ago

China Bars Cathay Pacific Staff Who Participated in Hong Kong Protests

China Bars Cathay Pacific Staff Who Participated in Hong Kong Protests

Blake Schmidt, Bloomberg

This is an ugly move from the Beijing authorities. So much for "one country, two systems." Two countries would have been a helluva lot better.

4 months ago

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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

6 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.

6 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