Articles tagged “tourism”

Van Plows Into Crowd in Barcelona Tourism Area, 13 Dead

Van Plows Into Crowd in Barcelona Tourism Area, 13 Dead

Associated Press

The area was crowded with Barcelona residents and tourists at the time of the incident. Thirteen are confirmed dead and the death toll is likely to mount.

15 hours ago

Puerto Rico Isn’t Really Having a ‘Despacito’ Tourism Boom Yet

Puerto Rico Isn’t Really Having a ‘Despacito’ Tourism Boom Yet

Matt Gross, Bloomberg

Simple lesson here is that young people who love a pop song are not always the first people to book a trip to a new destination.

2 days ago

Florida Tourism Is Growing But International Visitor Numbers Are Down

Florida Tourism Is Growing But International Visitor Numbers Are Down

Associated Press

It's hard to pinpoint why fewer international visitors are coming to Florida this year, but Visit Florida has some work to do to spur overseas tourism. Good thing they got fully funded this year.

2 days ago

Egypt Is Finally Seeing Some Good Tourism News

Egypt Is Finally Seeing Some Good Tourism News

Mirette Magdy, Bloomberg

No word yet on tourism numbers, but increased spending — especially at these levels — is an excellent signal for the country. Now it just needs to prevent another relapse into violence and political self sabotage.

3 days ago

Overtourism Issues Can No Longer Be Brushed Aside as Someone Else’s Problem

Overtourism Issues Can No Longer Be Brushed Aside as Someone Else’s Problem

Wouter Geerts, Euromonitor

After a couple of years bubbling below the surface, the overtourism concept has broken into mainstream public consciousness this summer. Tourist boards and travel companies can no longer deny its existence; there is an urgent need for these groups to work with destinations to ensure a better balance.

3 days ago

Albania Tourism Cautiously Invites Visitors But Is Mindful About Overtourism

Albania Tourism Cautiously Invites Visitors But Is Mindful About Overtourism

Elena Becatoros, Associated Press

Eager to welcome tourists but mindful of the perils of overtourism, Albania hopes it can attract tourists to its more remote villages.

4 days ago

Guam Tourism Going Strong Despite Being in North Korea Crosshairs

Guam Tourism Going Strong Despite Being in North Korea Crosshairs

Grace Garces Bordallo and Tassanee Vejpongsa, Associated Press

Despite the rhetoric from North Korea and the United States, the situation on the ground, including tourism to Guam, remains basically unchanged.

4 days ago

Saudi Arabia Tourism at Center of Development Plans But It Will Be a Tough Sell

Saudi Arabia Tourism at Center of Development Plans But It Will Be a Tough Sell

Sarah Algethami, Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia has seen its Middle East neighbors diversify away from oil. That makes sense, but it's not clear the country's leaders will be able to turn it into a tourist destination. One problem — as an expert says in this story — is the country's restrictions on alcohol and dress.

5 days ago

TUI Group CEO Downplays Overtourism and 12 Other Tourism Trends This Week

TUI Group CEO Downplays Overtourism and 12 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in tourism we looked back. We reviewed second quarter earnings from Disney, SeaWorld, and Norwegian Cruise, plus our editor-in-chief reflected on the last five years of breaking travel news.

5 days ago

International Visits to U.S. and Spending Declined in 2016

International Visits to U.S. and Spending Declined in 2016

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

International visits to the U.S could have decreased in 2016 for many reasons, ranging from the pricy U.S. dollar to uncertainty surrounding U.S. politics. While data show continued growth into 2017, perhaps things aren't as positive for the U.S. travel industry as they seem.

7 days ago

The Rise and Fall of China Outbound Travel to South Korea

The Rise and Fall of China Outbound Travel to South Korea

Jared Wein, Skift

China outbound travel is booming and has a long way to go before maturity. Individual destinations should pursue the market, but be cognizant of the risks. South Korea serves as an example of what can happen when the Chinese government changes course.

1 week ago

Airlines Hate Flying to Venezuela Because of Stickups and Dirty Fuel

Airlines Hate Flying to Venezuela Because of Stickups and Dirty Fuel

Christine Jenkins, Bloomberg

Venezuela's economic and political problems are leading to its increased isolation from the rest of the world. Airlines are caught up in the mess and many have no choice but to erase Venezuela from their route maps.

1 week ago