Articles tagged “unrest”

Tourism

Sri Lanka’s Renewed Tourism Hopes Crushed by Doubts in Biggest Source Market

Sri Lanka’s biggest inbound market — India — is turning towards alternative destinations. The current Sri Lankan political turmoil threatens to cripple the tourism industry, which is worth more than $3.6 billion to the country and is the third largest foreign exchange earner.

Sri Lanka’s Renewed Tourism Hopes Crushed by Doubts in Biggest Source Market

Tourism

Spain’s Catalonia Region May Declare Independence Within a Week

One of Spain’s most popular tourism destinations is undergoing some very radical growing pains. The response of its central government has been deplorable, which makes the coming months uncertain.

Spain’s Catalonia Region May Declare Independence Within a Week

Tourism

New Series Launch: How the European Union Invented Modern Travel and Tourism

Nobody would argue that the European Union is a perfect institution but not only has it helped foster a degree of unity between former enemies but it has also ushered in an era of unparalleled freedom for its citizens. Brexit has put all that under threat.

New Series Launch: How the European Union Invented Modern Travel and Tourism

Tourism

Unrest in the Gambia Prompts Tourist Evacuation

Negative headlines are likely to put anyone off wanting to travel to the Gambia at least in the short term. How long this lasts depends entirely on when the political crisis in the country is resolved.

Unrest in the Gambia Prompts Tourist Evacuation

Tour Operators

Thomas Cook Is Still Paying a High Price For Its Past Sins

While Thomas Cook has yet to fully step out of the shadow of its near-collapse in 2011, the current management team has at least managed to steady the ship. But 2016 has presented its own challenges with terrorism in Turkey doing particular damage.

Thomas Cook Is Still Paying a High Price For Its Past Sins

Business Travel

Convention Industry Taps U.S. Homeland Security to Make Meetings More Secure

Following recent terrorism attacks and acts of violence in high-profile locations popular for meetings and events, the convention industry is compelled to proactively develop a new set of security standards. This is going to be costly, but it's a different world in 2016, and that's something the industry needs to accept.

Convention Industry Taps U.S. Homeland Security to Make Meetings More Secure

Tourism

First Cruise Ship Returns to Tunisia Since Fatal Museum Attack

We can't wait to see more visitors return to Tunisia.

First Cruise Ship Returns to Tunisia Since Fatal Museum Attack

Tourism

Turkey Had a Terrible Year for Tourism and Signs of Recovery Are Elusive

This year has set Turkey back farther than the numbers show. It's reputation has taken a huge hit and the country's leaders are making one move after another to worsen the situation.

Turkey Had a Terrible Year for Tourism and Signs of Recovery Are Elusive

Tourism

Interview: UNWTO Secretary-General on the World-Changing Power of Travel

If you want to understand what's happening right now in global tourism, the first person you should listen to is the UNWTO's Taleb Rifai.

Interview: UNWTO Secretary-General on the World-Changing Power of Travel

Tourism

Afghanistan’s Advice to Adventurous Tourists: ‘Check in With Us First’

Afghanistan has a long, rich history of attracting the world's most creative and adventurous travelers. We can't wait until it's safe enough for them to return, and Afghans to have normal lives again.

Afghanistan’s Advice to Adventurous Tourists: ‘Check in With Us First’