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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.

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Disney Parks Chairman D’Amaro Mentioned Among Possible Successors to CEO Iger

Josh D’Amaro, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman, could become the next CEO of The Walt Disney Company. The company on Sunday announced Bob Iger was returning to lead Disney as CEO, replacing Bob Chapek. Iger will work closely with Disney’s board to recruit the next person to lead the company after his two-year stint.…

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Abu Dhabi Airport Is Expecting 1.5 Million Travelers Over 6 Weeks

The economic spinoffs of Qatar's World Cup will be felt all over the region that has been looking to diversify beyond the oil sector.

Abu Dhabi Airport Is Expecting 1.5 Million Travelers Over 6 Weeks

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Beijing Shuts Down Tourism Attractions After Covid Cases Spike Again

Tourism is on the back foot as the country prioritizes building more hospital capacity and fever clinics, and pushes ahead with a vaccination drive. The country's zero-Covid policy continues to take its toll.

Beijing Shuts Down Tourism Attractions After Covid Cases Spike Again

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Disney Brings Back Bob Iger as CEO for Two Years

Disney picked now-former CEO Chapek from the Parks division. Will it look that direction again during this new, two-year search?

Disney Brings Back Bob Iger as CEO for Two Years

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Destinations Roll Out Electric Vehicle Charging Stations as a Tourism Draw

Travel industry businesses have an opportunity to shape their destination's long-term future right before electric vehicle adoption takes off.

Destinations Roll Out Electric Vehicle Charging Stations as a Tourism Draw

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Philadelphia Attracts 34,000 Visitors During Phillies’ Run to the World Series

The Philadelphia Phillies came up short in the World Series this month against the Houston Astros, but the city's tourism industry emerged as a big winner from the team's unexpected postseason success. Philadelphia attracted 34,000 overnight visitors during the Phillies' three-week playoff run, representing 35,000 hotel room nights, according to data provider Tourism Economics. The…

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The UAE’s Very, Very Ambitious Tourism Goals

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at the UAE’s huge tourism push, Washington, D.C.’s new airport link, and repatriation of African artifacts.

The UAE’s Very, Very Ambitious Tourism Goals

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Japan Tourism Surges After Dropping Covid Curbs

Pent-up demand and a weaker yen will add up to a busy season of tourism.

Japan Tourism Surges After Dropping Covid Curbs

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UAE Eyes $122 Billion a Year From Tourism by 2031: Middle East Travel Roundup

Destinations in the Middle East are not just turning to tourism in an effort to diversify their national economies but positioning themselves to compete on a larger scale globally.

UAE Eyes $122 Billion a Year From Tourism by 2031: Middle East Travel Roundup

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Africa Sees Return of Stolen Artifacts as Boost for Diaspora Tourism

Although African officials view the tourism angle as secondary in their quest to retrieve stolen artifacts, they nonetheless see them becoming popular attractions for members of the diaspora increasingly eager to reconnect with the continent.

Africa Sees Return of Stolen Artifacts as Boost for Diaspora Tourism