tourism

U.S. Pavilion at Dubai World Expo Will Be Sponsored by Emirati Government

U.S. Pavilion at Dubai World Expo Will Be Sponsored by Emirati Government

The United Arab Emirates is pouring lots of cash into its Dubai Expo 2020, and the United States will reportedly benefit from that generosity. The question is, on what terms? -Rosie Spinks
South Korea Should Consult U.S. on North Korea Tours, Envoy Says

South Korea Should Consult U.S. on North Korea Tours, Envoy Says

South Korea’s push to allow for private tourism to North Korea should be discussed with the U.S., said Ambassador Harry Harris, who added the visits are technically possible.
Hong Kong Is Months Behind on Tax Collection

Hong Kong Is Months Behind on Tax Collection

Hong Kong is behind on its taxes.
A New Normal Emerges for Tourism Promotion in the Age of Climate Change

A New Normal Emerges for Tourism Promotion in the Age of Climate Change

As extreme weather events disrupting tourism become more and more common, the way destinations respond feels less and less appropriate. A new normal is emerging — and it's going to be tough. -Rosie
Can Travel Advisors Help Hawaii Deal With Its Tourism Issues?

Can Travel Advisors Help Hawaii Deal With Its Tourism Issues?

The many travel advisors who sell Hawaii certainly have a part to play in contributing to Hawaii's sustainable future. -Maria Lenhart
Bankers Flooding JPMorgan Event Bemoan San Francisco Squalor

Bankers Flooding JPMorgan Event Bemoan San Francisco Squalor

Hotel rates of $2,000 a night. Meeting-table rentals costing $150 an hour. Swank parties held steps from people bundled in sleeping bags on the street.
Instagram and Google Maps Contribute to Hawaii Tourists Behaving Badly

Instagram and Google Maps Contribute to Hawaii Tourists Behaving Badly

Hawaii, with its isolated location, fragile ecosystem and deep-rooted local culture, faces even more problems with overtourism than most popular destinations do. Tourism marketers are looking at ways
17.4% More People Spent their Vacation in 4 and 5 Stars Accommodation Establishments in November 2019 in Comparison with November 2018

17.4% More People Spent their Vacation in 4 and 5 Stars Accommodation Establishments in November 2019 in Comparison with November 2018

In November 2019, 1 838 - accommodation establishments - hotels, motels, camping sites, mountain chalets and other establishments for short-term accommodation with more than 10 bed-places were
Eurobarometer: Over Half of EU Passengers are Unaware of their Rights

Eurobarometer: Over Half of EU Passengers are Unaware of their Rights

The European Commission today released the results of a Eurobarometer survey on passenger rights in the European Union (EU). According to the survey, 43% of EU citizens who have travelled by air,
Luis Basch for Auschwitz: "Pain, Sorrow, Horror, Evil and Death"

Luis Basch for Auschwitz: "Pain, Sorrow, Horror, Evil and Death"

A few months ago Peika.bg introduced us to Luis Basch - a traveller, who told us about his experiences from his trip to Chernobyl. Now, he will tell us about another not so tourist famous destination
U.S. State Tourism Is Dependent on Precarious J-1 Visa Program

U.S. State Tourism Is Dependent on Precarious J-1 Visa Program

The United States' J-1 Work Travel visa program has become something of a de facto temporary guest worker program, staffing tourism and hospitality industries in states like Idaho, where rents are
No Soul Searching for Xi Jinping After Taiwan Rebuffs China in Election

No Soul Searching for Xi Jinping After Taiwan Rebuffs China in Election

In a democracy, two resounding election defeats in a matter of months might prompt some soul searching in the losing camp.
The Megatrends Defining Travel in 2020 and 8 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

The Megatrends Defining Travel in 2020 and 8 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

This week in tourism news, Skift released its annual megatrends list. For 2020, we predict among the trends a rise in subscription services, a continued focus on wellness, and an emphasis on
Shalom! UK Visitors Lead the Way as Israel Smashes Tourism Records

Shalom! UK Visitors Lead the Way as Israel Smashes Tourism Records

The world in general and the UK in particular can't get enough of Israel, with tourist arrivals in the Holy Land smashing all records during 2019.
What is the Most Visited Landmark in France?

What is the Most Visited Landmark in France?

The Arc de Triomphe is the most popular landmark in France, topping the list of most visited sites in 2019, the website of Radio Europe 1 reported. This is the ranking of the French Center for
Ocean City, Maryland, Shows Marketing Chutzpah in Appeal to Harry and Meghan

Ocean City, Maryland, Shows Marketing Chutzpah in Appeal to Harry and Meghan

Everyone seems to care about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle escaping the UK and some destination marketers want to rustle up some publicity for their destination during the drama. What a strange world
The Path-Less-Travelled Hollywood Cemetery Tour

The Path-Less-Travelled Hollywood Cemetery Tour

Jennifer Crittenden humorously imagines a Hollywood cemetery tour that visits the burial plots of Esther Williams’s body double, the owner of a hot-sheet motel, an Oscar-winning phrenologist, and
The No. 1 Place to Visit in 2020

The No. 1 Place to Visit in 2020

Sara K. Runnels writes a humorous tourism guide to the No. 1 place to visit in 2020—your polling place.
A New Way To Meet Animals: Airbnb Launches "Animal Experiences" As a Fun Travel Subcategory

A New Way To Meet Animals: Airbnb Launches "Animal Experiences" As a Fun Travel Subcategory

Life's better with animals—and now there's a new way to meet them!In an effort to offer consumers a more complete travel experience, Airbnb has expanded its Airbnb Experiences platform to include a
Australia’s Vast Wildfires Foretold in 2007 UN Climate Warning

Australia’s Vast Wildfires Foretold in 2007 UN Climate Warning

The country’s plight has put a global focus on the connection between fossil fuels and climate change.