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Tourism News

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

Planning on traveling this Thanksgiving? You should have booked yesterday

Avoid traveling on Wednesday and Sunday to avoid crowds and holiday fares; and check luggage fares before getting to the airport. Nothing can take the taste out of pumpkin pie like a $100 carry-on fee.

Tourism

New Orleans city council steps in as Katrina disaster tourism ticks off a neighborhood

Ninth Ward residents don't appreciate being on the receiving end of curious eyeballs while tour operators bank ticket fees for their urban safaris.

New Orleans city council steps in as Katrina disaster tourism ticks off a neighborhood

Hotels

Dubai back to its crazy ways: $1 billion Taj Arabia replica project in works

Our hunch: this has a high probability of not being completed, like a lot of Dubai mega projects of yore that didn't go anywhere. A sober Dubai post-recessionary times, anyone?

SkiftX

Haiti pushes for tourism even as it rebuilds

A small but tactical effort by Haiti, targeting the diaspora.

Hotels

Nobu expands brand from restaurants to hotels with new Vegas venture

Although it seems like Nobu's heyday was a decade ago, the brand still has strong backing from investors like Robert DeNiro who've shown they know how to run a high-end hotel.

SkiftX

James Bond and his latest movie lends a helping hand to UK tourism

As destination marketing campaigns go, an integrated ad with the new James Bond movie is a smart move. Out of the immediate context, it falls flat.

Tourism

China and Hong Kong reeling under huge wave of local tourists

This is the start of the Chinese tourist invasion, at some point some countries may have to start developing tourism/visa quotas for mainland visitors.

Airlines

Canada brainstorms ways to keep its citizens from crossing the border for cheaper flights

Officials are having trouble figuring out where to shift the burden of fees and taxes, which make up the 40 percent difference between US and Canadian fares, when taken off of passengers.

Canada brainstorms ways to keep its citizens from crossing the border for cheaper flights

SkiftX

What happens to a destination when there are just too many tourists?

There's an ethical challenge for consumers. Do you go to a place that's been radically transformed by tourism like Everest, Venice, or Angkor Wat? Or do you embrace something new?

Tourism

Costa Rica bans all tourist hunting activity in a Latin American first

With the allowances the legislature has made for local hunting, this act seems like a no-brainer in a country well-known for its ecological and wildlife activities.