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Tourism

Visa Delays Could Cost U.S. an Estimated 6.6 Million Visitors in 2023 and $12 Billion

Newly released estimates on the impact to the economy from visa wait times are a bad sign for a recovering travel industry — and clearly the blame is growing against a State Department that shows no signs of resolving the unprecedented delays.

Visa Delays Could Cost U.S. an Estimated 6.6 Million Visitors in 2023 and $12 Billion

Tourism

Caribbean Destinations to Seek Compensation for Climate Change Impact on Tourism

Caribbean nations have long been vocal about the impact of climate change on their tourism industries. But their demands for compensation are getting louder as natural disasters increasingly wreak havoc on their economies.

Caribbean Destinations to Seek Compensation for Climate Change Impact on Tourism

Tourism

Japan’s Prime Minister Vows to Raise Tourism Spending to $35 Billion

The chances of an economic recovery will be boosted by a stronger dollar coupled with the relaxation of travel restrictions, but as with most other nations, inflation remains a danger.

Japan’s Prime Minister Vows to Raise Tourism Spending to $35 Billion

Tourism

Costa Rica Offers Lessons in Converting Short-Term Tourists to Digital Nomads

Expect more destinations to develop marketing strategies to convince tourists to stick around much longer — as digital nomads.

Costa Rica Offers Lessons in Converting Short-Term Tourists to Digital Nomads

Media and PR

Zac Efron and Jessica Alba Welcome You to Dubai

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Dubai’s high-stakes visual marketing, an airline merger in Southern Africa, and Selina’s delayed IPO.

Zac Efron and Jessica Alba Welcome You to Dubai

Tourism

Middle East Destinations Are Going Hollywood to Build Brand Images

Wooing spoilt-for-choice travelers to visit a particular destination may be an uphill task, but the road gets much smoother if you have a celebrity vouching for its wonders.

Middle East Destinations Are Going Hollywood to Build Brand Images

Tourism

Hurricane Ian Demolishes Popular Tourist Getaway in Florida

Facing a disaster recovery expected to cost tens of billions of dollars, Florida's tourism sector awaits a long rebuilding process.

Hurricane Ian Demolishes Popular Tourist Getaway in Florida

Tourism

Hurricane Ian Delivers Costly Blow to Florida Resorts and Hotels

Insurers predict Hurricane Ian will be the costliest storm since 1992, with extensive damage to hotels and resorts, on top of the many homes wrecked.

Hurricane Ian Delivers Costly Blow to Florida Resorts and Hotels

News Blog

House Adopts Bill To Establish Tourism Leadership Within the U.S. Commerce Department

Long on the travel industry's wish list, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation Thursday that would establish an assistant secretary of travel and tourism within the U.S. Department of Commerce for the first time. Hikers on the move. Source: AdobeStock The vote was 325-93, and the measure, introduced in March, would now be taken…

Tourism

Full Video: Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro at Skift Global Forum 2022

It's extremely rare for a company to make it to 100 years old, especially in this era of global competition. Watch Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro discuss how the company will continue to thrive and push boundaries around storytelling and experiences.

Full Video: Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro at Skift Global Forum 2022