Articles tagged “tourism”

Myanmar Tourism Bouncing Back Despite Rohingya Crisis

Myanmar Tourism Bouncing Back Despite Rohingya Crisis

Kyaw Thu, Bloomberg

More tourist arrivals from countries like China and Japan are likely helping Myanmar. But it sounds as though the country is a tougher sell these days to western travelers from Europe and elsewhere.

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South Africa Tourism CEO Sees Water Crisis Changing the City Forever

South Africa Tourism CEO Sees Water Crisis Changing the City Forever

Emily Chasan, Bloomberg

South Africa tourism officials argue that the water crisis will change travelers' behavior, and that tourism revenue can reduce the severity of the crisis. Still, drought and climate change is a global problem that needs to be addressed on the international stage.

2 days ago

Japan Is Upping Its Tourism Game Before the 2020 Olympics

Japan Is Upping Its Tourism Game Before the 2020 Olympics

Laura Powell, Skift

Japan lags far behind its Asian tourism competition in attracting Western visitors. As the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games approach, the country is adopting a new strategy for landing on the region's tourism medal stand.

3 days ago

Why U.S. Travel Media Won’t Tell People to Visit Russia

Why U.S. Travel Media Won’t Tell People to Visit Russia

Robert Reid, Skift

Travel is supposed to be the grand connector. Yet, whether consciously or not, the travel publishing world seems to be failing to seize a moment to champion what it always has championed — that travel helps reduce prejudice, bias, and bigotry.

3 days ago

Australia Is Benefitting From a Rise in Chinese and Indian Tourists

Australia Is Benefitting From a Rise in Chinese and Indian Tourists

Michael Heath, Bloomberg

The growth of Chinese outbound tourism often dominates discussion but India is having its own boom.

4 days ago

Los Angeles Takes Its New Campaign to Hulu and 10 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Los Angeles Takes Its New Campaign to Hulu and 10 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in tourism, we saw TUI digging into blockchain and tours and activities, and Los Angeles rebooted its "Everyone Is Welcome" campaign on Hulu.

6 days ago

Rising Air Pollution Threatens Thailand’s Soaring Visitation

Rising Air Pollution Threatens Thailand’s Soaring Visitation

Supunnabul Suwannakij and Natnicha Chuwiruch, Bloomberg

Some tourists these days may care less about the health risk posed by intense air pollution than a trip's Instagram photo worthiness that might get ruined by smog.

1 week ago

Travel Megatrends 2018: Latin America Will Take Nation Branding to New Extremes

Travel Megatrends 2018: Latin America Will Take Nation Branding to New Extremes

Luke Bujarski , Skift

Latin America’s tourist destinations have excelled at nation branding by creating vibrant and colorful content to entice travelers. In 2018, the region’s tourism offices will get more savvy with their digital marketing efforts as the visitor economy grows in importance.

1 week ago

Los Angeles Takes Its New Tourism Campaign to Hulu

Los Angeles Takes Its New Tourism Campaign to Hulu

Dan Peltier, Skift

The Los Angeles tourism board is one of the few in the U.S. that could launch a campaign like this and have it ring true to travelers from around the world. Its original "Everyone Is Welcome" message likely had an impact on how other destinations addressed the drop-off in international visitors.

1 week ago

Chinese Tech Companies See Their Shot at Expansion as Outbound Travel Grows

Chinese Tech Companies See Their Shot at Expansion as Outbound Travel Grows

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Chinese tech companies have more leverage abroad in 2018 than they did five years ago, but they'll need to change their business models if they hope to take their brands around the world.

1 week ago

Thomas Cook Brings First Group of UK Travelers to Tunisia Since 2015 Attack

Thomas Cook Brings First Group of UK Travelers to Tunisia Since 2015 Attack

Jihen Laghmari, Bloomberg

Tunisia needs tourism and is happy about the return of visitors. Once again, the travel industry is showing some resilience after a brutal attack.

1 week ago

Turkish Airlines Stock Is Rallying But Fears Remain

Turkish Airlines Stock Is Rallying But Fears Remain

Tugce Ozsoy and Taylan Bilgic, Bloomberg

Turkish Airlines had said it would revive its fortunes by 2018 and it looks like that's coming to pass. Geopolitical tensions, however, don't give the carrier much firm footing with many investors.

1 week ago