Brand USA Finally Has a Path Forward Even as Some U.S. Airlines Oppose the Funding Plan

skift.com - Destinations · 30 Jul

Plenty of lawmakers in Washington want to see Brand Ubut it should come as no surprise that an increased passenger tax will leave some parties unhapp

Protests Against Puerto Rico's Governor Put Rebounding Tourism Industry to the Test

skift.com - Destinations · 18 Jul

Puerto Rico's tourism industry is back on track just shy of two years after Hurricane Maria, but the kind of civil unrest happening in San Juan this

Visa Policies Fail to Keep Up With India's Growing Travel Market

skift.com - Destinations · 12 Jul

Most countries are still prejudiced against the Indian passport. That's a shame. Indian travelers are a legitimate, growing source for the global tou

Lego Family Plot to Take Merlin Entertainments Private With $6.1 Billion Joint Bid

skift.com - Destinations · 28 Jun

The trend for public companies going private looks set to continue. A change in ownership might allow Merlin to boost its spending on hotels and them

Asian Tours Aggregator BeMyGuest Gets Funding Shot in Arm

skift.com - Destinations · 24 Jun

A leaner and freshly funded BeMyGuest puts it in a stronger position to harness the growth of Asia's tours and activities sector. But competition is

Theme Park Operator Parques Reunidos Gets $703 Million Takeover Approach

skift.com - Destinations · 26 Apr

With two of the company's minority shareholders on board, this bid looks like it's got a good chance of succeeding but will any of Parques Reunidos'

UK Travel Bookings Surge With Brexit Divorce Postponement
UK Travel Bookings Surge With Brexit Divorce Postponement

skift.com - Destinations · 17 Apr

UK tour operators can heave a sigh of relief at last. With the Brexit divorce being postponed to October, Brits are saying "sod it," we are going on

Destinations Say Public-Private Partnerships Help With Overtourism

skift.com - Destinations · 3 Apr

Destinations have realized that partnerships and collaboration between public and private forces is the best way to create sustainable tourism growth

The Big Fat Indian Election Is the Country's New Tourism Draw

skift.com - Destinations · 28 Mar

Politics and tourism are strange bedfellows but the big fat Indian general election next month is giving that notion a vote of no confidence. The fes

Japan Approves Rules for Resorts With Casinos

skift.com - Destinations · 26 Mar

Looking at the new rules, Japan appears to have followed in the footsteps of Singapore in ensuring resorts that integrate casinos, entertainment show

U.S. Citizens Will Soon Need Visas to Visit Most of Europe

skift.com - Destinations · 9 Mar

Overall it's not a huge deal, but we all know that the fewer hurdles put in front of travelers, the more traveling they'll do.

Malaysia's Sovereign Fund Considers Selling Legoland

skift.com - Destinations · 5 Mar

Malaysia's new government is building blocks to reduce the deficit left by the previous administration. Legoland Malaysia, owned by the national sove

Saudi Arabia Lifts Its Travel Warning for Lebanon

skift.com - Destinations · 15 Feb

Saudi Arabia has lifted a travel warning on Lebanon for its citizens. Gulf tourists used to be the biggest spenders in Lebanon, so it's hopeful news

Progress Finally Being Made on a Single African Passport

skift.com - Destinations · 29 Jan

Will 2019 be the year that the African Union passport is made freely available to the continent's 1.2 billion citizens? Probably not, but technocrats

UK Tourism Has a Europe Problem: Decline in Visitors From the Continent

skift.com - Destinations · 28 Jan

The UK might have seen a fall in tourists in 2018, but that has a lot to do with the extraordinary growth the year before. The longer-term trend is f

Brits on Holiday Face 3-Hour Entry Delays If No-Deal Brexit Occurs

skift.com - Destinations · 27 Jan

Many Brits love their summer holidays in Europe, but they may have to brandish passports that are valid for at least another six months, and face oth

Bali Mulls How to Charge $10 Tax on Foreign Tourists

skift.com - Destinations · 19 Jan

Tourism revenue accounts for a vast majority of Bali's income, but the crowds take a toll on its resources and infrastructure. Now the provincial gov

Venice Will Start Charging an Entrance Fee to Day-Trippers to Combat Overtourism

skift.com - Destinations · 31 Dec

Tourists who visit Venice for the day will be charged a fee; overnight visitors already pay a hotel tax. The fee will help defray costs and might to

South Africa's Visa Problems and 9 Other Tourism Trends This Week

skift.com - Destinations · 16 Dec

This week in tourism, we looked at the fallout from South Africa's prohibitive visa requirements for minor travelers, and how TUI survived the summer

South Africa's Visa Policy Still Hurting Tourism Despite Recent Tweaks

skift.com - Destinations · 11 Dec

South Africa's onerous visa regime for minor travelers continues to hobble its all-important tourism industry. Amendments published last month may lo

Upgrading U.S. Highways Will Require Increased Gas Tax and Tolls

skift.com - Destinations · 9 Dec

President Trump's pledge to invest in U.S. transportation infrastructure never materialized. It's going to take a sustained, decades-long investment

Paris Cultural Sites to Close Saturday Amid Riot Fears

skift.com - Destinations · 7 Dec

Now is not the best time to be visiting Paris, though some of the biggest tourist draws in the city will remain open. It will be in the interest of r

Fosun Tourism Raises Less Than Intended in Hong Kong IPO

skift.com - Destinations · 7 Dec

The owner of Club Med and Atlantis Sanya eyed as much as $548 million but raised $426 million in its Hong Kong initial public offering.

Disney's Paris Operations Are a Target of French Tax Investigation

skift.com - Destinations · 30 Nov

This is a complicated case, but one thing is clear: Disney isn't happy French investigators raided its Paris offices, and authorities don't seem to c

Amtrak Rail Tunnel Funding Still Unclear After Cuomo-Trump Meeting

skift.com - Destinations · 29 Nov

President Trump promised voters an overhaul of the country's infrastructure and so far he hasn't delivered. The northeast corridor rail tunnel is per

Wanda Sells More of Its Tourism Businesses for $900 Million

skift.com - Destinations · 30 Oct

When the Chinese government tells you to give up your travel businesses, you act quickly, at least if you're based in the country. So much for Wanda'