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Tourism

Thailand’s Tourist Influx Gives Its Economy a Much Needed Boost

The country welcomed a million foreign tourists in July, which is some 230,000 more than the previous month. But longer term the government is keeping its eye on the China market.

Thailand’s Tourist Influx Gives Its Economy a Much Needed Boost

Tourism

Indonesia’s Huge Price Hike for Komodo Park Exposes Tourism Dilemmas for a New Era

Indonesia is taking a more locals-first and sustainable approach to tourism. Implementing that approach will be sabotaged if the government doesn't absorb input from local industry stakeholders.

Indonesia’s Huge Price Hike for Komodo Park Exposes Tourism Dilemmas for a New Era

Tourism

How Slovenia’s Pioneering Certification for Green Travel Is Coming Up Short

Slovenia has demonstrated how a country can develop its tourism industry sustainably, but it doesn’t solve the persistent problem of slow hotel action. Without getting hotels on board, the capacity to tackle urgent sustainability issues like climate change will remain formidable.

How Slovenia’s Pioneering Certification for Green Travel Is Coming Up Short

Tourism

South Korea’s Temple Stays Business Poised for Wellness-Inspired Boom

The continuing return to travel normalcy is generating all kinds of new ideas for ways to satisfy clients. One popular activity in South Korea, temple stays, is proving to be an organic solution to sustainable, post-pandemic tourism.

South Korea’s Temple Stays Business Poised for Wellness-Inspired Boom

Tourism

TUI Puts Focus on Selling Other Brands to Hedge Against Future Downturns

The tour operator sees a bright future in selling more holidays that travelers can build on their own versus pre-packaged trips — and that includes offering them more brands.

TUI Puts Focus on Selling Other Brands to Hedge Against Future Downturns

Tourism

More Countries Seek Digital Nomads Who’ll Be Invested in Local Communities

Can nomad visas change the storytelling about beach and party destinations enough to attract long-term and culturally respectful visitors? We are about to find out.

More Countries Seek Digital Nomads Who’ll Be Invested in Local Communities

Hotels

Thailand Looks to Legalize Casinos in Latest Effort to Win Back Tourists

As Thailand pulls out all stops to woo tourists, the number one tourism destination in Southeast Asia pre-pandemic is clearly feeling like it may lose out to its neighbors if it doesn't roll the dice.

Thailand Looks to Legalize Casinos in Latest Effort to Win Back Tourists

Tourism

Hong Kong Cuts Hotel Quarantine for Incoming Travelers to 3 Days

While the shortening of quarantine time is significant, what Hong Kong really needs is quarantine-free travel to reconnect the Asian financial hub with the rest of the world.

Hong Kong Cuts Hotel Quarantine for Incoming Travelers to 3 Days

Tourism

A New EU Border Status for Gibraltar Could Be a Big Boost for Tourism

Gibraltar is in limbo post-Brexit, and a new treaty might abolish its border, tightening its relationship with Spain. That's a huge plus for its travel businesses.

A New EU Border Status for Gibraltar Could Be a Big Boost for Tourism

Tourism

Putting the Rouge in Prince Edward Island’s Red Sand Beaches

Besides PEI's Anne of Green Gables and delicious lobster, it is also known for its uniquely red-colored sand. Read on to hear from Linda Menzie, one of the beaches' primary caretakers who makes sure visitors get the full experience on the island's shores.

Putting the Rouge in Prince Edward Island’s Red Sand Beaches