Articles tagged “tourism”

Travelers to Egypt Face a Doubling of Its Visa Fee

Travelers to Egypt Face a Doubling of Its Visa Fee

Maggie Michael, Associated Press

Travelers considering a trip to Egypt were already weighing its beautiful resorts and attractions against the risk of turmoil. So the country's plans to levy higher visa fees on visitors seems ill-timed.

6 hours ago

Surfers Want Resort Developers to Stay Away From a Remote Puerto Rican Village

Surfers Want Resort Developers to Stay Away From a Remote Puerto Rican Village

Danica Coto , Associated Press

Even if the hotel development moves forward — which seems likely — authorities would be wise to preserve the qualities that make people want to visit this relatively untouched part of Puerto Rico.

9 hours ago

Zika Still Poses Threat But Many Travelers Don’t Seem Concerned

Zika Still Poses Threat But Many Travelers Don’t Seem Concerned

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

We knew Zika would be a short-term problem for most hard hit destinations. But with warmer weather and rainy seasons around the bend, do destinations have a plan in place to get the right messaging out to ensure they don't have another lackluster year?

2 days ago

Skift Podcast: How New York City Tourism Changes the City

Skift Podcast: How New York City Tourism Changes the City

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Visitors keep coming to New York City, and the effort continues to strike a balance between tourist playground and place where people actually live.

3 days ago

Japan Hopes to Woo Tourists With New Ninja Museum and Memorabilia

Japan Hopes to Woo Tourists With New Ninja Museum and Memorabilia

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press

With the Tokyo Olympics three years away, Japan is pulling out all the stops in can to ensure it will capture the spotlight during the global event and build a tourism legacy that extends long after the games.

3 days ago

Saudi Arabia Struggles to Become Tourist-Ready

Saudi Arabia Struggles to Become Tourist-Ready

Vivian Nereim and Glen Carey, Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia has a lot of societal issues to solve before it can even be on a serious tourism map of the planet. And so far it has come back with lots of big plans, and nothing else. "Saudi Arabia doesn’t even issue tourist visas." We rest our case.

3 days ago

Paris Hotel Reservations Are up After Year-Long Tourism Slump

Paris Hotel Reservations Are up After Year-Long Tourism Slump

Associated Press

Terrorist attacks are almost always short-term problems for tourism, but other destinations gained in popularity during the past year as Paris dealt with its own fallout. It's unclear whether Paris will reclaim all its lost tourism or settle for a smaller piece of the pie.

4 days ago

Florida Politicians Push Forward Plan to Gut Tourism Funding

Florida Politicians Push Forward Plan to Gut Tourism Funding

Associated Press

Florida is more dependent on tourism than any other state in the U.S. If this goes through we'll have a wonderful case study for what happens when funding goes away.

4 days ago

Sites From ‘La La Land’ Are Turning Into Tourist Attractions

Sites From ‘La La Land’ Are Turning Into Tourist Attractions

Nicole Piper, Bloomberg

It's not like movie-obsessed tourists had a shortage of places to visit in Los Angeles, but at least "La La Land" gives visitors a new appreciation for the freeway system while they're stuck in the city's infamous traffic.

4 days ago

Duck Boats Face Bans and Restrictions After Multiple Deaths in Multiple Cities

Duck Boats Face Bans and Restrictions After Multiple Deaths in Multiple Cities

Denise Lavoie , Associated Press

Tourists will be tourists and that's OK. But it's hard to find any redeeming value in the boorish, space-hogging, and sometimes unsafe duck boat.

5 days ago

Portugal Has Plenty of Tourists But Needs Locals to Spend More

Portugal Has Plenty of Tourists But Needs Locals to Spend More

Joao Lima, Bloomberg

Saddled with debt and high unemployment, Portugal's economy needs more than tourists alone can provide. Still, an influx of visitors is helping to fuel slow growth.

5 days ago

Hong Kong Disneyland Earnings Drop in Tandem With Tourism Numbers

Hong Kong Disneyland Earnings Drop in Tandem With Tourism Numbers

Associated Press

Disney can afford to play the long game with its partner in Hong Kong. Now it just needs the tourists to play along.

5 days ago