Articles tagged “tourism”

Thailand Reaches Out to Chinese Couples Free From the One-Child Policy

Thailand Reaches Out to Chinese Couples Free From the One-Child Policy

Michelle Jamrisko, Bloomberg

Wei Siang Yu, also known as Dr. Love of TV notoriety, and other providers in Thailand, are tapping into the existing medical tourism market, and hope they can spark incremental business now that China has abandoned its one-child policy. If there is a buck or a few yuan to be made, never doubt the readiness of businesses to exploit the opportunities.

1 day ago

Tourists May Soon Get to Walk Across North And South Korean Border

Tourists May Soon Get to Walk Across North And South Korean Border

Jihye Lee, Bloomberg

This would be one of the most significant steps that both North and South Korea have taken to open up tourism. But allowing border crossings is anything but a done deal at this point given the rocky relations between both countries.

3 days ago

Natural Disasters in Japan Led to First Tourism Drop Since 2013

Natural Disasters in Japan Led to First Tourism Drop Since 2013

Jeff Sutherland, Bloomberg

With the Japanese government determined to rapidly grow tourism ahead of the fast-approaching 2020 Tokyo Olympics, we can be sure officials are doing what they can to make sure visitor numbers don't continue to tumble.

3 days ago

Disney Is Spending $20 Million to Keep Florida Gambling in Check

Disney Is Spending $20 Million to Keep Florida Gambling in Check

Jonathan Levin, Bloomberg

Gambling companies have long wanted to expand in Florida. Disney, a major force in the state's economy, has been opposed. In the battle of the ballot measure this November, our money is on the mouse.

3 days ago

Egypt Pleads With Russia to Resume Red Sea Resort Flights

Egypt Pleads With Russia to Resume Red Sea Resort Flights

Associated Press

Egypt and Russia both have the motivation to restart Red Sea resort flights. Egypt has to convince Russia that its airport security upgrades have expanded beyond Cairo to popular resort destinations.

4 days ago

Brand USA Steps Up at NFL London Games to Woo Visitors Back to U.S.

Brand USA Steps Up at NFL London Games to Woo Visitors Back to U.S.

Dan Peltier, Skift

Brand USA will have one of its biggest stages of the year during the three-game NFL London Games series this month, and it will need every inch of that stage to capitalize on the moment as UK visitation has fallen in recent years.

6 days ago

Europe and Asia Drive Growth and 11 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Europe and Asia Drive Growth and 11 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in tourism, we analyzed the latest international arrivals report from the United Nations, with Southern Europe and Southeast Asia leading growth. Then we released the on-stage videos from Skift Global Forum, featuring executives from Carnival Cruise Line, Puerto Rico Tourism Company, and more.

1 week ago

Currency Swings Ground Argentine and Brazilian Travelers

Currency Swings Ground Argentine and Brazilian Travelers

Carolina Millan and Fabiola Moura, Bloomberg

The Dow Jones took a nosedive this week, which some economists attribute to rising U.S. interest rates. The fall in stocks likely means the Argentine and Brazilian currencies are in for more instability, and that portends storm clouds for long-haul travel.

1 week ago

Europe and Asia Are Driving Global Tourism Growth in 2018

Europe and Asia Are Driving Global Tourism Growth in 2018

Dan Peltier, Skift

Southern Europe and Southeast Asia are posting the biggest tourism gains this year, according to new data. But the United States is rebounding after 2017 was dominated by fears of a "Trump slump," and that's good news for the travel industry.

1 week ago

Qatar Says Tourism May Not Recover From Blockade Until the 2022 World Cup

Qatar Says Tourism May Not Recover From Blockade Until the 2022 World Cup

Layan Odeh and Mohammed Aly Sergie, Bloomberg

Hassan Abdulrahman Al-Ibrahim of Qatar Tourism said the industry will need about three years to recover from tourism dropping due to a diplomatic spat with several regional countries. The Gulf state is seeking to attract tourists from India, China, and Russia — like much of the rest of the world.

1 week ago

Thailand Outranks the Rest of Asia in Spending by Visitors

Thailand Outranks the Rest of Asia in Spending by Visitors

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Some people, especially in Beijing, may think of mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macao as "China," which together has a larger total of visitor spending than Thailand. But this article's broader point is true regardless. Thailand's international visitor spending receipts are outsized relative to its cost for visitors.

1 week ago

Tourist Towns Look to Tech for Shark Attack Solutions

Tourist Towns Look to Tech for Shark Attack Solutions

Olivia Carville, Bloomberg

We welcome new technologies that promise to make it safer to swim in the ocean. But destinations need to clamp down on activity organizers that bait sharks, too.

2 weeks ago