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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

Emirates to give a big helping hand to promote Australia as a tourism destination

With Emirates waiting for its Qantas codesharing deal to be approved, it has a bigger role to help market Australia to the world, and selfishly so.

Tourism

Brits get an unexpected glorious display of the Northern Lights

Aurora Borealis has made traveling to frozen destinations like Iceland worth the icy trek, a tourism niche they will continue to hold despite the occasional vista from England.

Brits get an unexpected glorious display of the Northern Lights

Tourism

France plans on capitalizing on the multi-billion-dollar trend surrounding cycle tourism

Experts are convening next week to chat about the economic benefits expected from an estimated 2.295 billion trips taking place in Europe, and there’s no location more appropriate for the summit than France.

France plans on capitalizing on the multi-billion-dollar trend surrounding cycle tourism

Tourism

The success of a cinema in a Rio favela marks a brighter future for its residents

Complexo de Alemao has promoted favela tourism to generate revenue despite the cultural implications of foreigners peering in on their poverty, but this grassroots effort exemplifies a better way to bring about change.

The success of a cinema in a Rio favela marks a brighter future for its residents

Cruises

Meningitis outbreak plagues European cruise ship, four employees diagnosed

The episode, combined with an unrelated outbreak of fungal meningitis on US cruise ships, highlights why hygiene is a hefty variable to consider when takking a cruise.

SkiftX

Nevermind the great Olympics performance, UK’s having a terrible tourist season

UK, always finding a way to complain about weather one way or the other, this time through the lens of its tourist numbers.

Tourism

Rather than flock south for the winter, U.S. retirees are relocating to winter wonderlands

A nascent trend suggests some baby boomers prefer to remember the past by reliving the simple lifestyles of their childhood in small ski towns, not remind themselves with their aging generation.

Rather than flock south for the winter, U.S. retirees are relocating to winter wonderlands

Tourism

When it comes to political ads, Americans are only interested in four foreign countries

When politicians discuss foreign destinations, they're usually warning their constituencies about external threats rather than where they'll vacation next.

Hotels

UK travel publication says government’s tourism strategy is a “deplorable policy of neglect”

Publications like Good Hotel Guide don't often dip into politics, so when they do it's to point out that things may not be going so well. Considering the ongoing challenges the Cameron government has with transportation policy, they may not be far off the mark.

Media and PR

Bhutan travel doc is the highest funded Kickstarter film project

Is this the way travel documentary funding will go in the future? Highly doubt more than a few quality-with-top-backers projects will ever get fully funded, travel bloggers should keep their hopes in check.