Articles tagged “wildfires”

No Escaping Climate Change for the Travel Industry Even When Covid-19 Becomes a Distant Memory

No Escaping Climate Change for the Travel Industry Even When Covid-19 Becomes a Distant Memory

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Masks, social distancing, and vaccines can't stop climate change. It isn't a competition to choose the most dire threat, climate change or Covid-19, because they are interrelated. But taking a long-term view, climate change will be an existential threat to the travel industry, and the world, even as coronavirus fades.

1 month ago

Australia’s Brushfire Recovery Funds May Be Used for Coronavirus Response

Australia’s Brushfire Recovery Funds May Be Used for Coronavirus Response

Amy Remeikis, The Guardian

Just weeks ago, the recovery from Australia's wildfires was the biggest challenge facing tourism. How quickly times change.

8 months ago

California’s Wine Country Battles a Perception Issue After Wildfires

California’s Wine Country Battles a Perception Issue After Wildfires

Vivian Ho, The Guardian

California's wine country is proving that sometimes, the perception of a natural disaster affecting a certain area can be more damaging to tourism than the disaster itself.

9 months ago

Months of Unprecedented Fires Ravage Australia’s Tourism Industry

Months of Unprecedented Fires Ravage Australia’s Tourism Industry

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The tragic state of the wildfires raging across Australia bodes well for nothing — including the country's tourism industry.

10 months ago

Tourists Flee Australia’s Worst Wildfire Season on Record

Tourists Flee Australia’s Worst Wildfire Season on Record

Tristan Lavalette, Associated Press

Australian officials have called the current wildfire season its worst on record, a fact that does not bode well for tourism in the future of extreme weather events.

10 months ago

How the California Wildfires Are Impacting Tourism

How the California Wildfires Are Impacting Tourism

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Several years of devastating wildfires have taken a toll on California tourism but have not affected overall visitor numbers. Instead, the fires have changed the way the state markets itself and made it harder for tourism employees to live in California.

11 months ago