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Tourism

Savannah Tourism Trolley Tour Rolls Into U.S. Cities With Data-Driven Marketing

Savannah is taking the direct-to-consumer literally as part of its tourism campaign across 11 U.S. cities. It's not only selling the city as a place to visit but also a place to live.

Savannah Tourism Trolley Tour Rolls Into U.S. Cities With Data-Driven Marketing

Tourism

Thailand Scraps Controversial Tourist Fee, Begins Luxury Travel Push

Thailand may have gone from being picky to rolling out the red carpet for everyone, realizing that hitting a 40-million tourist target can't be done by courting the big spenders alone.

Thailand Scraps Controversial Tourist Fee, Begins Luxury Travel Push

Tourism

Turkey’s Strategy for Tourism: A Big Bet on China’s Travelers

The new darling of China's tourism industry may be none other than Turkey. Here's how Turkey is wooing China's new breed of travelers, who are young, hungry for off-the-beaten-path experiences, and spending more than before.

Turkey’s Strategy for Tourism: A Big Bet on China’s Travelers

Airlines

Getting Out of China ‘Was The Right Call,’ Qantas International CEO Says

Just months after returning to Shanghai, Qantas is due to operate its last scheduled flight to the city at the end of July. Cam Wallace tells Skift about the rationale behind the shock move.

Getting Out of China ‘Was The Right Call,’ Qantas International CEO Says

Tourism

Ask Skift: How Is India Marketing Tourism?

As India's role in the global travel industry continues to grow enormously, here's a look at how Indian authorities market tourism.

Ask Skift: How Is India Marketing Tourism?

Overtourism

The Town Behind Mallorca’s Mass Overtourism Protests: ‘A Summer Of Discontent’

This summer, the Mediterranean island of Mallorca finds itself grappling with an age-old question: How much tourism is too much? What's notable is that the protests have spread to areas far from the coastal centers because tourism has, too.

The Town Behind Mallorca’s Mass Overtourism Protests: ‘A Summer Of Discontent’

Tourism

Virgin Galactic to Launch Space Tourism Flight as Waiting Lists Grow

Virgin Galactic joins Blue Origin and Space Perspective in aspiring to make the final frontier open to all who can afford it. That's good news for travel agencies like RocketBreaks.

Virgin Galactic to Launch Space Tourism Flight as Waiting Lists Grow

Tourism

Skift Travel Health Index Shows Strength Heading into Summer 

The spring travel surge and strong consumer sentiment boosted the Skift Travel Health Index in April 2024. The momentum is expected to continue.

Skift Travel Health Index Shows Strength Heading into Summer 

Tourism

Venice’s Tourism Chief Eyes Higher Entry Fee on Day-Trippers

Venetians may hike their new entry fee to €10 and expand how often it applies. The goal is to draw a bigger share of travelers who are respectful and want to explore Venice beyond the beaten path.

Venice’s Tourism Chief Eyes Higher Entry Fee on Day-Trippers

Tourism

Saudi Begins Developing Towns as More Affordable Tourism Spots

Yanbu is being developed as a new leisure destination, offering prices well below those expected at the giga-projects.

Saudi Begins Developing Towns as More Affordable Tourism Spots