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Saudi Arabia Starts Issuing Free 4-Day Stopover Transit Visa

From issuing the first tourist visa in September 2019 to the announcement of a free-of-charge four-day stopover transit visa for air travelers, Saudi Arabia has indeed come a long way. And then of course there's the target to attract 100 million tourists per year by 2030.

Saudi Arabia Starts Issuing Free 4-Day Stopover Transit Visa

Tourism

What My 3-Week Trip to Vietnam Reveals About the Realities of a Carbon Footprint

Calculating the carbon footprint of a trip in Vietnam was a stark reminder of how flights and luxury hotels are wrecking balls environmentally.

What My 3-Week Trip to Vietnam Reveals About the Realities of a Carbon Footprint

Tourism

Pandemic Tourism Boost to Less-Crowded Locations Is Slowing Down

Rural and outdoor destinations were banking on the brand awareness they built during the years that major urban destinations were out of the competition. But return-to-normal may be eroding the visitor numbers from the pandemic years as tourists return to more crowded locations. Still, out-of-the-way places are confident travelers will still seek that breath of fresh air.

Pandemic Tourism Boost to Less-Crowded Locations Is Slowing Down

Tourism

Las Vegas Sands Eyes NY’s Long Island as Meetings and Tourism Draw

Move over Macau and Singapore. Las Vegas Sands is betting on Long Island, unlike other city-centric developers spending millions to win a casino license in New York. All these new proposals are focusing on corporate meeting spaces and tourism boosts to the economy to turn the odds in their favor.

Las Vegas Sands Eyes NY’s Long Island as Meetings and Tourism Draw

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China’s Fosun Looks to Club Med Resorts Recovery After Profit Warning

Chinese conglomerate Fosun International is hoping its vacation business segment will pull it out of a slump. Fosun, which owns the Club Med chain of resorts and the Thomas Cook brand, issued a warning on Jan. 20, saying profit for the year ended Dec 31, 2022 is expected to decrease by 80 percent compared to…

Tourism

Ethiopia’s Post-Civil War Tourism Challenges

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Ethiopa’s tourism recovery, Alaska Air’s earnings, and a hotel diversity initiative.

Ethiopia’s Post-Civil War Tourism Challenges

Tourism

Albania’s Coastal Airport and Tourism Project Meets Resistance

The government's airport, near the Adriatic coast, is designed to bring in more tourists. But like many destinations recovering after the pandemic, there's a balance to be struck between local communities. Environmentalists aren't happy.

Albania’s Coastal Airport and Tourism Project Meets Resistance

Tourism

China Reopening to Boost Thailand’s Tourism Recovery

Chinese travelers, freed from the constraints of the country's zero-Covid policy, are poised to give Thailand a big tourism boost this year.

China Reopening to Boost Thailand’s Tourism Recovery

Tourism

Lessons From Ethiopia’s Post-War Tourism Recovery

The civil war is over, but Western government travel warnings are still there. If there's going to be a recovery, tourism authorities need to focus their energy on getting those lifted. That's going to require repeated messaging that the war is over.

Lessons From Ethiopia’s Post-War Tourism Recovery

Tourism

Mastercard Warns Travel Demand Will Hit a Peak Slowing Revenue Growth

A looming worldwide recession will likely put a dent in the pent-up demand for travel that many experts had believed wasn't going to decrease in the near future.

Mastercard Warns Travel Demand Will Hit a Peak Slowing Revenue Growth