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Tourism

The latest tourism and destination news from around the world. Read exclusive interviews with leaders, see the latest marketing campaigns, and understand the bigger issues like coronavirus recovery and destination development.

Airlines

Pan-African airline FastJet makes three hires from European low-cost carriers

Fastjet optimistic start is refreshing news from a continent where two of the strongest countries for aviation -- South Africa and Nigeria -- are struggling.

Pan-African airline FastJet makes three hires from European low-cost carriers

Business Travel

Business travel boosts Australia’s domestic tourism spending to a record high

The economic slowdown hasn’t slowed the Australian tourism industry, which witnessed an increase in spending in every travel segment, including outbound trips.

Business travel boosts Australia’s domestic tourism spending to a record high

Online Travel

TripAdvisor has become really popular in Singapore this year

The number of users is growing throughout Asia-Pacific and the region now accounts for a sixth of the site’s unique visits each month.

Airlines

Bankruptcy is on the horizon for Nigeria’s entire airline industry

Nigeria's oil industry and growth have produced very wealthy individuals who have decided to run airlines for fun rather than profile, and there are few signs that they will survive.

Hotels

Marriott plans to double its presence in Russia and Eastern Europe by 2015

Marriott falls in line with other hotels that tend to skew their brands upwards in foreign countries with a plan to develop its most luxurious brands to cater to the countries’ rising middle class.

Marriott plans to double its presence in Russia and Eastern Europe by 2015

Tourism

Lebanon tourism ministry irked with Homeland’s portrayal of Beirut; considers suing

While some criticism is justified and nothing will happen with these protests against portrayal, case of bad timing as well, after today's big bomb blast in Beirut.

Hotels

Europe’s stylish hotel chain CitizenM is coming to New York City next summer

The pod hotel’s philosophy of creating small smartly-designed room for young techie travelers fits right in New York, although $250 seems steep for its limited amenities.

Europe’s stylish hotel chain CitizenM is coming to New York City next summer

Tourism

Will opening tyrant Robert Mugabe’s old home to tourists help Zimbabwe’s nascent tourism industry?

Zimbabwe is ready to offer up any of its historical and natural resources to keep the tourism industry growing, but the plan could backfire if Westerners are turned off by the glorification of a despot.

Will opening tyrant Robert Mugabe’s old home to tourists help Zimbabwe’s nascent tourism industry?

Tourism

Chinese airline Spring drops free ticket to Japan deal after nationalists protest

If travel opens the mind it's clear from these outraged Chinese nationalists that staying at home and complaining on the Internet does the opposite.

SkiftX

Survey of European travelers reveals that Britons are the worst at speaking foreign languages

Meanwhile, Americans let out a sigh of relief that this survey did not include them.