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Articles tagged “unrest”

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

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

Patrick Whyte, Skift

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.

2 weeks ago

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

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

Greg Oates, Skift

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.

2 weeks ago

First Cruise Ship Returns to Tunisia Since Fatal Museum Attack

First Cruise Ship Returns to Tunisia Since Fatal Museum Attack

Associated Press

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

2 months ago

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

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

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press

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.

3 months ago

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

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

Jason Clampet, Skift

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.

3 months ago

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

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

Josh Smith and Hamid Shalizi, Reuters

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.

4 months ago

Turkey’s Tourism Drop Is Dragging the Economy Down With It

Turkey’s Tourism Drop Is Dragging the Economy Down With It

Seda Sezer, Reuters

What's happening in Turkey is a shame for so many reasons, not lease of which are the creativity of the country's tourism leaders as well as Turkey's incredible resources.

4 months ago

Skift Survey: What Global Travelers Really Think About Visiting America-In-Turmoil

Skift Survey: What Global Travelers Really Think About Visiting America-In-Turmoil

Jason Clampet, Skift

Travel to the U.S. is more resilient than some other countries, but there are already warning signs that the current climate should be cause for concern.

5 months ago

UK Travel Stocks Continue Decline Following Brexit and Greater Unrest

UK Travel Stocks Continue Decline Following Brexit and Greater Unrest

Alistair Smout, Reuters

The British tend to travel under nearly any condition. So while TUI and its peers will take a short-term hit for sales to some markets, travel will still be taking place.

5 months ago

Turkey’s Tourism Revival Under Threat From Coup Attempt and Response

Turkey’s Tourism Revival Under Threat From Coup Attempt and Response

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

It's essential to project and then deliver on a promise of safety and security. If you do, people will return. But we are not certain the current government is capable of this.

5 months ago

52 Wounded Still Hospitalized After Istanbul Airport Attack

52 Wounded Still Hospitalized After Istanbul Airport Attack

Associated Press

Expect to see major airports extending their security perimeters outside passenger terminals in coming years.

5 months ago

Istanbul’s Deadly Airport Attacks Add to Turkey’s Mounting Tourism Woes

Istanbul’s Deadly Airport Attacks Add to Turkey’s Mounting Tourism Woes

Tugce Ozsoy and Constantine Courcoulas, Bloomberg

Over the last eight months Turkey's people and its tourism industry have been under sustained attacks. It's leadership needs help (and guidance) from the international community if it is to ease the crisis.

5 months ago