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Hong Kong Eases Testing for Inbound Arrivals

A day after China announced some major changes to its controversial zero-Covid policy, Hong Kong on Thursday announced that inbound arrivals would need to undergo daily rapid antigen tests for five days, instead of seven days. However, international travelers coming into the city would still need to take a polymerase chain reaction test on landing…

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Hawaii Cancels U.S. Tourism Marketing Contract with Native Community Group

The Hawaiian government this week rescinded the Hawaii Tourism Authority's U.S. tourism contract with the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, a community non-profit, providing a potential setback for the authority's sustainable tourism efforts. The reason for the government's rescission was that the contract needed to be separated into two, one for marketing and the other…

Tourism

China Travel Searches Surge After Beijing Eases Zero-Covid Policy

China taking major steps to loosen its zero-Covid strategy represents a light at the end of the tunnel for an economy battered by some of the world's harshest travel curbs.

China Travel Searches Surge After Beijing Eases Zero-Covid Policy

Tourism

The World Cup Travel Bump

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Increased region tourism in the Middle East, Hilton Grand Vacations’ grand plan, and Yosemite’s overtourism strategy.

The World Cup Travel Bump

Tourism

Middle Eastern Destinations Lead Global Travel Recovery

The latest data underlines the strength of the travel recovery in the Middle East, thanks in large part to the FIFA World Cup. What next after the World Cup is the million-dollar question here.

Middle Eastern Destinations Lead Global Travel Recovery

Overtourism

Yosemite Ends Park Reservation Requirements to Evaluate Impact on Communities

Yosemite National Park is breaking a national park trend by not reinstating a summer reservation system. What happens to the park's visitor experience and local ecosystems could influence other national parks to reconsider theirs.

Yosemite Ends Park Reservation Requirements to Evaluate Impact on Communities

Tourism

Chinese Reluctant to Travel Abroad Even If Restrictions Lifted

The country's uncompromising "zero-Covid" policy may be easing, but a new survey of potential travelers is showing that the consumer recovery won't happen overnight.

Chinese Reluctant to Travel Abroad Even If Restrictions Lifted

Tourism

The Tour Guide Keeping the Spirit Alive at Madrid’s Chamberi Ghost Train Station

Madrid’s metro keeps the bustling city functioning smoothly, but most commuters don’t know about the Chamberí ghost station. So Javier Garrido Garde takes visitors on a tour of a largely forgotten part of Madrid's history.

The Tour Guide Keeping the Spirit Alive at Madrid’s Chamberi Ghost Train Station

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U.S. Travel Launches Website Spotlighting Visa Delay Damage

The U.S. Travel Association has launched a website to highlight the negative impact of long visitor visa interview wait times—which now exceed an average of 400 days—is having on global travelers and U.S. businesses. Called USVisaDelays.com, the website lists stories of those affected, loss in industry spending, visitor wait times, impacted markets and a policy…

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U.S. International Inbound Travel Won’t Fully Recover Until 2025

International inbound travel to the U.S. is projected to be at 63 percent and 75 percent of its pre-pandemic volume in 2022 and 2023, respectively, according to the U.S. Travel Association's biannual forecast. At this rate, international travel won't reach pre-pandemic levels until 2025. The projected slump is worse than USTA's June forecast of international…