Articles tagged “tourism”

Trump Administration Puts ‘Birth Tourism’ in Crosshairs for Latest Visa Restrictions

Trump Administration Puts ‘Birth Tourism’ in Crosshairs for Latest Visa Restrictions

Matthew Lee and Colleen Long, Associated Press

The Trump administration's tightening of visa requirements continues, this time targeting one of the president's pet hates: birthright citizenship. There's a risk that pregnant travelers will be treated with the assumption that they're coming to the U.S. to give birth.

23 hours ago

Slowdown in Tourism Growth in 2019 Most Pronounced in Europe: Report

Slowdown in Tourism Growth in 2019 Most Pronounced in Europe: Report

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Tourism is still growing globally, but the forward outlook is a little more cautious than in previous years of unbounded optimism. Geopolitical and economic challenges aren't hard to find — and they're going to affect tourism.

2 days ago

Trump Travel Ban Expands to New Countries: Report

Trump Travel Ban Expands to New Countries: Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

While it's not official yet, it makes sense that President Trump would expand his travel ban in the lead-up to the 2020 elections. It's time for the U.S. travel sector to unite in opposition to any new restrictions.

3 days ago

Tourism Promotion Needs to Evolve to Address Climate Change and 7 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

Tourism Promotion Needs to Evolve to Address Climate Change and 7 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

In an era of extreme climate change, tourism promotors need to acknowledge how the destinations they market are impacted. Meanwhile in Hawaii — a destination with its own environmental concerns — tourists are behaving badly.

5 days ago

An RV Road Trip Is a Family-Friendly Way to Experience New Zealand

An RV Road Trip Is a Family-Friendly Way to Experience New Zealand

Malcolm Foster, The Associated Press

The popularity of DIY camper van trips with inbound travelers and local kiwis alike shows no sign of slowing down. New Zealand's South Island, with its abundance of natural beauty, long stretches of empty space, and free camp sites was basically made for road trips.

5 days ago

Spain’s Balearic Islands Bars Pub Crawls to Crack Down on Unruly Tourists

Spain’s Balearic Islands Bars Pub Crawls to Crack Down on Unruly Tourists

The Associated Press

There's sober curious tourism, and there is this. By barring happy hours and pub crawls, the Balearic Islands hope to restore some order to its communities. Let's see how much pushback follows.

5 days ago

A San Francisco ‘Living Landmark’ Retires After More Than 4 Decades

A San Francisco ‘Living Landmark’ Retires After More Than 4 Decades

Janie Har, Associated Press

The doorman at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in downtown San Francisco has seen the city change more than most people. He's hanging up his Beefeater costume after a career that transformed him into an icon to visitors and locals alike.

6 days ago

U.S. Pavilion at Dubai World Expo Will Be Sponsored by Emirati Government

U.S. Pavilion at Dubai World Expo Will Be Sponsored by Emirati Government

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press

The United Arab Emirates is pouring lots of cash into its Dubai Expo 2020, and the United States will reportedly benefit from that generosity. The question is, on what terms?

1 week ago

A New Normal Emerges for Tourism Promotion in the Age of Climate Change

A New Normal Emerges for Tourism Promotion in the Age of Climate Change

Rosie Spinks, Skift

As extreme weather events disrupting tourism become more and more common, the way destinations respond feels less and less appropriate. A new normal is emerging — and it's going to be tough.

1 week ago

Can Travel Advisors Help Hawaii Deal With Its Tourism Issues?

Can Travel Advisors Help Hawaii Deal With Its Tourism Issues?

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The many travel advisors who sell Hawaii certainly have a part to play in contributing to Hawaii's sustainable future.

1 week ago

Instagram and Google Maps Contribute to Hawaii Tourists Behaving Badly

Instagram and Google Maps Contribute to Hawaii Tourists Behaving Badly

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Hawaii, with its isolated location, fragile ecosystem, and deep-rooted local culture, faces even more problems with overtourism than most popular destinations do. Tourism marketers are looking at ways to manage the situation, but it's a huge challenge.

1 week ago

U.S. State Tourism Is Dependent on Precarious J-1 Visa Program

U.S. State Tourism Is Dependent on Precarious J-1 Visa Program

Rachel Cohen, Associated Press

The United States' J-1 Work Travel visa program has become something of a de facto temporary guest worker program, staffing tourism and hospitality industries in states like Idaho, where rents are high and wages are low.

2 weeks ago