Articles tagged “tourism”

Cuba Tourists Wonder if They Too Were Targets of Invisible Attacks

Cuba Tourists Wonder if They Too Were Targets of Invisible Attacks

Josh Lederman, Associated Press

Authorities aren't certain whether a sonic attack injured U.S. diplomats in Cuba. They're even more unsure whether some tourists have become collateral damage. Regardless, this uncertainty is bad for Cuba's tourism industry.

9 hours ago

Taj Mahal Downgraded as Tourism Attraction by India’s Hindu Nationalist Leaders

Taj Mahal Downgraded as Tourism Attraction by India’s Hindu Nationalist Leaders

Biswajeet Banerjee, Associated Press

India’s radical religious leaders have been doing their best to make the country inhospitable to anyone who doesn’t share their beliefs, and they are extending this approach to tourists as well now.

10 hours ago

Travel Industry Is Urging Tourists to Return to the Caribbean After Storms

Travel Industry Is Urging Tourists to Return to the Caribbean After Storms

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

The Caribbean will be open for its high season but the visitor experience will vary greatly across the region. Even some hurricane-ravaged islands will be operational, but not like they were before Irma and Maria tore through.

1 day ago

California Wine Country Hopes Tourists Will Return After Deadly Fires

California Wine Country Hopes Tourists Will Return After Deadly Fires

Olga R. Rodriguez and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press

Businesses in Napa and Sonoma counties are no doubt counting on tourism to help them after these devastating fires.

1 day ago

Caribbean Destinations Hope for Marketing Campaign if They Can Find the Money

Caribbean Destinations Hope for Marketing Campaign if They Can Find the Money

Dan Peltier, Skift

The Caribbean was suffering from a man-made marketing-funding crisis even before Mother Nature brought destructive hurricanes to its doorsteps this year. Tourism officials are pleading with the travel industry to get involved and help build its fund for this year and the future.

4 days ago

First Commercial Flight Arrives at One of World’s Most-Remote Islands

First Commercial Flight Arrives at One of World’s Most-Remote Islands

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press

British-controlled St. Helena, 1,200 miles west of the Angola-Namibia border, sees tourism development as its economic lifeline. It is now getting a weekly commercial flight to test out the prospects.

4 days ago

Trump Slams Puerto Rico and 12 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Trump Slams Puerto Rico and 12 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in tourism news, we thought about China -- both as an outbound market and creator of a new global tourism group -- but closer to home, Puerto Rico struggles to repair its infrastructure.

5 days ago

Bitcoin Payments for Citizenship Used by Vanuatu Tourism to Woo Paradise Seekers

Bitcoin Payments for Citizenship Used by Vanuatu Tourism to Woo Paradise Seekers

Sara Clemence, Bloomberg

A small tourism board in the South Pacific sees bitcoin it as a major hook to lure travelers to its beaches and towns. They are thinking outside the box — or prevailing financial systems, that is.

5 days ago

Paris is Debating Investments in Infrastructure Projects for Tourists Versus Locals

Paris is Debating Investments in Infrastructure Projects for Tourists Versus Locals

Ania Nussbaum and Helene Fouquet, Bloomberg

Many large cities around the world are facing predicaments that are similar to what Paris is dealing with. Governments like the idea of building projects that will bring in more tourist spending, sometimes at the expense of those who elected them to office.

6 days ago

Osaka Is Asian Travelers’ New Favorite Japanese Hotspot

Osaka Is Asian Travelers’ New Favorite Japanese Hotspot

Masahiro Hidaka, Bloomberg

Since 2009, Osaka has had one of the highest compound-annual-growth rates among destinations worldwide thanks to low-cost airlines favoring the regional airport. Wait until Tujia makes renting local homes easier.

6 days ago

Trump Slams Puerto Rico But Island’s Tourism Leader Expresses Confidence in Relief Efforts

Trump Slams Puerto Rico But Island’s Tourism Leader Expresses Confidence in Relief Efforts

Dan Peltier, Skift

Many Caribbean destinations are on the road to recovery from recent storms, but they are also at the mercy of government relief efforts, which have fallen way short in some places. In Puerto Rico's case, the island is dealing with the federal government, which treated hurricanes on the U.S. mainland much more seriously.

7 days ago

U.S. Will Pull out of UNESCO Claiming Anti-Israel Bias

U.S. Will Pull out of UNESCO Claiming Anti-Israel Bias

Matthew Lee and Angela Charlton, Associated Press

If this was done under any other administration the motives, thinking, planning, and strategy wouldn’t be so suspect. But we just have a hard time taking seriously anything Trump & Co. do on the international stage.

1 week ago