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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

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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

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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

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A Third of Americans Plans to Cut Back on Travel Spending This Year: New Skift Research U.S. Travel Tracker

An increasing number of Americans have started to feel the pinch of increasing travel prices. Thirty-four percent of Americans, 10 percentage points higher than last October, plan to decrease their spending on travel in the next 12 months.

A Third of Americans Plans to Cut Back on Travel Spending This Year: New Skift Research U.S. Travel Tracker

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Chinese Tourists Throng Macau for Lunar New Year Break

As the return of Chinese tourists helps Macau register the highest single day record since the pandemic, we wonder if these tourists would be able to do the same for other destinations.

Chinese Tourists Throng Macau for Lunar New Year Break

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Middle East Tourism Set to Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels in 2023

UNWTO may not be too far off the mark on its recovery prediction for the Middle East considering the number of hotel openings and new projects in the region. However, the road to recovery is fraught with economic and geopolitical risks.

Middle East Tourism Set to Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels in 2023

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U.S. Visa Delays Sees Some Reduction

Global average wait times for U.S. visitor visas dropped below 150 days in January for the first time since 2021, according to the U.S. Travel Association. They still, however, remain higher than 400 days for India, Brazil, Mexico and top inbound visa-requiring markets (excluding China). In 2022, aspiring tourists from the top ten inbound countries…

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How Travel Trends Are Impacting Destination Events

The twists and turns of the global travel industry's recovery is impacting how event destinations are selected. Some impacts are obvious, others not so much.

How Travel Trends Are Impacting Destination Events

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Rail Journeys Surge Past 100 Million Trips During China’s Spring Festival Build-Up

Chinese tourists have flocked to train stations over the past two weeks, with 109.5 million journeys made between Jan. 7 and Jan. 21 in the build-up to Lunar New Year celebrations, which took pace on Jan. 22. That figure is a 27.3 percent increase on trips made during the same 15 days in 2022, local…

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Tourism Agencies Use Mobile Data to Track Travelers Crashing With Friends and Relatives

Limitations on understanding the travelers visiting friends and relatives segment have been eroding, but they are still there when it comes to the imaginations of destination marketers. Tourism agencies should try to push the envelope.

Tourism Agencies Use Mobile Data to Track Travelers Crashing With Friends and Relatives