Articles tagged “skift asia weekly”

Don’t Discount the Resiliency of Asia’s Vital Travel Industry and Its Smaller Players

Don’t Discount the Resiliency of Asia’s Vital Travel Industry and Its Smaller Players

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

A greater appreciation of travel and its many segments could be a positive outcome of the coronavirus pandemic. But until the storm blows over, many small businesses in the Asian tourism industry are facing survival threats.

4 months ago

Sri Lanka Tourism Fights Back After Civil War, a Tsunami and Terrorism

Sri Lanka Tourism Fights Back After Civil War, a Tsunami and Terrorism

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

It’s too early to tell if Sri Lanka will eventually become a global tourism success, but a new marketing campaign under the government's new tourism-friendly leadership is a start.

4 months ago

Cannabis Tourism Needs to Get Past Stigma to Grow in Asia

Cannabis Tourism Needs to Get Past Stigma to Grow in Asia

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

Thailand is in a good position to tap the green rush and forge a path in medical marijuana tourism. Its neighbors are keenly watching its developments, even as the region's pace toward marijuana legalization is still slow.

4 months ago

Asia Tourism Wants to Finally Tackle a Dangerously Hot Situation

Asia Tourism Wants to Finally Tackle a Dangerously Hot Situation

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

With the impacts of climate change already upon us, the tourism sector will soon be forced to take aggressive actions to curb its carbon emissions. Because inaction is increasingly not an option.

5 months ago

Asia Tourism Tackles Climate Change: It Gets Confusing

Asia Tourism Tackles Climate Change: It Gets Confusing

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

Many tourism stakeholders in Asia are finally taking steps to tackle the climate change elephant in the room, but confusion over carbon offsetting is preventing the issue from being addressed swiftly and effectively. Meanwhile, the climate clock ticks on.

5 months ago

Does Myanmar Tourism Deserve Another Chance?

Does Myanmar Tourism Deserve Another Chance?

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

Rather than boycotting travel to Myanmar entirely, a more responsible form of tourism would be to avoid unethical establishments while supporting good practices on the ground.

5 months ago

Why Trust Matters for Asia Tourism as Crisis Deepens

Why Trust Matters for Asia Tourism as Crisis Deepens

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

The coronavirus not only exposes the varying political alignments between Asian governments with China, but also their different approaches to crisis communications, all of which would have knock-on impacts on travel confidence to a country.

5 months ago

Tough Times Offer Asia Tourism Opportunity to Reassess

Tough Times Offer Asia Tourism Opportunity to Reassess

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

The coronavirus ban has plunged Asia tourism into a challenging period, but the outlook needs not be bleak if industry players take the opportunity to reduce their reliance on a single market.

5 months ago

Travel’s Worst Nightmare Returns to Haunt Asia

Travel’s Worst Nightmare Returns to Haunt Asia

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Once again a deadly health scare proves to be the only thing that can stop travel. The older Asian tourism members understand this from the SARS crisis, and now the millennials are witnessing it too.

6 months ago

Tourism’s Healing Ways in Japan Show the Flip Side to the Travel Backlash

Tourism’s Healing Ways in Japan Show the Flip Side to the Travel Backlash

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Tourism is key to the revival of Japan’s marginal villages, in the process unlocking not only precious living cultures and traditions but people’s sanities.

6 months ago

Two Emblems of India Tourism Cut Costs to Stay Afloat

Two Emblems of India Tourism Cut Costs to Stay Afloat

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Air India and Oyo couldn’t be more different, not just in their respective businesses, but both could be gone in a New York minute if they aren’t able get past the biggest test they face currently.

6 months ago

Australia’s Tourism Needs a Crisis Communications Plan — Stat

Australia’s Tourism Needs a Crisis Communications Plan — Stat

Raini Hamdi, Skift

With vivid images and videos of a burning Australia, and words such as “apocalyptic” and “atomic” being flung about, the tourism industry needs to quickly deploy a plan that is sensitive and achievable.

6 months ago