Articles tagged “tourism”

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.

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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.

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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.

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Black Millennial Travelers Plan Trips Around Safety and Acceptance

Black Millennial Travelers Plan Trips Around Safety and Acceptance

Sarah Enelow, Skift

New data suggest that black travelers make decisions based on safety and acceptance, but should black travelers have to pay more than their white counterparts for those benefits?

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Hurricane-Spared Caribbean Islands Are Preparing to Welcome More Cruise Ships

Hurricane-Spared Caribbean Islands Are Preparing to Welcome More Cruise Ships

Dan Peltier, Skift

The cruise industry in the Caribbean quickly pivoted as it headed into its busiest season. While cruise lines might be able to scrape by relatively unharmed — it's easy to change ports when something goes wrong — the negative impact on destinations missing out on cruise sailings will be felt for years.

2 weeks ago

New Skift Research Report: Key Emerging Outbound Travel Markets 2017

New Skift Research Report: Key Emerging Outbound Travel Markets 2017

Dave Montali, Skift

As developed markets reach their saturation point in international travel expenditure, emerging markets are heading towards the pole position.

2 weeks ago

China Challenges WTTC With Launch of Global Tourism Group

China Challenges WTTC With Launch of Global Tourism Group

Raini Hamdi, Skift

China has initiated the formation of a new world tourism organization. The UNWTO, WTTC and PATA are exceedingly polite about it, but there are undercurrents of uneasiness about how much influence the new China-led World Tourism Alliance can wield.

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UK Tourism Industry Unites to Target Post-Brexit Growth

UK Tourism Industry Unites to Target Post-Brexit Growth

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Coming together and trying to carve out a deal from the UK government makes sense for the tourism industry. The only problem with that is the country's looming separation from the European Union, which is casting a shadow over its political and economic future.

2 weeks ago

Most Napa Valley Wineries Closed Because of Raging Wildfires

Most Napa Valley Wineries Closed Because of Raging Wildfires

Associated Press

It's too soon to tell how these wildfires will impact the grape harvest and local tourism.

2 weeks ago

Puerto Rico Hopes Tourists Return to ‘Despacito’ Neighborhood After Storm

Puerto Rico Hopes Tourists Return to ‘Despacito’ Neighborhood After Storm

Danica Coto, Associated Press

It wasn't clear before the storm how many tourists were actually lured to San Juan's La Perla neighborhood by the popular "Despacito" video, though tourism officials say searches were up significantly. Puerto Rico needs a lot of help to recover from Hurricane Maria so visitors can follow through on those searches eventually.

2 weeks ago

Thailand Aviation Industry Gets Thumbs Up After Three-Year Downgrade

Thailand Aviation Industry Gets Thumbs Up After Three-Year Downgrade

Associated Press

This is a boost of confidence in Thailand's aviation sector, but the country still faces a myriad of problems with managing growth and cracking down on sex tourism.

2 weeks ago

After Hurricane Harvey Texas Beach Towns Need Tourists to Fund Revival

After Hurricane Harvey Texas Beach Towns Need Tourists to Fund Revival

Will Weisert, Associated Press

If you come, they will build it. That's the dilemma facing many tourist towns after the hurricanes. They need visitors to fund their rebuilding efforts, but the tourists will go elsewhere if there is no place to stay and little to do.

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