The Philippines Government has shut down Boracay Island for six months from April over environmental concerns that the area had turned into what President Rodrigo Duterte called a “cesspool” due to the high influx of visitors over the past decade.
Chinese tourism is already big and it’s still growing.
People aren’t happy about hidden fees pushing the cost of air fares upwards when booking flights.
Saudi Arabia’s plans to transform its economy have been ramped up, with it issuing the first tourist visas from 1 April.
Airbnb is evolving as a company, aiming to be involved with all aspects of the travel experience.
The popularity of music events and festivals is increasing globally and opportunities exist not just in hosting events, but in incorporating them into national tourism strategies.
Europe has numerous cities that are considered romantic and are consequently popular among tourists who take a city break to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Recreational marijuana is gradually being legalised across a number of countries worldwide — decriminalising cannabis in an attempt to generate new economic activity, not least in the tourism industry.
A number of companies are competing to be the first to make space tourism a reality, namely Virgin Galactic, Boeing, SpaceX, and Blue Origin.
Spain is expected to become the second most popular tourist destination in the world, overtaking the US, as the so-called Trump Slump is causes tourism to the US to dip.
Hosting large sporting events is often seen as a win for city officials.
Transformative travel through mountain climbing and trekking is very popular around the world and especially in the US, Germany, France, and Switzerland.
China is the largest outbound tourism market in the world, with international departures from the country growing rapidly.
Skiing is expensive; convincing people it’s worth the cost is important for the future of the sport, but, loss of snowfall due to climate change is the industry’s biggest challenge.
US president Donald Trump has recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and officially presented his plans to relocate the country’s US embassy from Tel Aviv.
The UK’s tourist industry will undoubtedly be the main benefiter of the royal wedding.
Saudi Arabia seems ready to open its doors to tourists, hoping to rival Dubai as a tourism hotspot.
Airbnb this week revealed it had taken $1bn in revenue for the third quarter of 2017.
At the World Travel Market international trade show at London there were two obvious themes: the need to promote sustainable tourism, and to embrace technology.
The crisis in Catalonia has come to a head with ousted politicians of the regional government being charged with rebellion, sedition, and misuse of funds and jailed.
Lonely Planet – the world’s largest travel guide book publisher — has released its Best in Travel 2018 list, which includes the top 10 countries, cities, regions and best value destinations in the world.
Both the Caribbean and the US are currently facing challenges to their tourist industries.
A relatively new type of travel, the so-called bleisure – the combination of a business and a leisure trip – is booming around the world.
The US has advised its citizens not to travel to Cuba following 21 US diplomats reporting unexplained illnesses; there is speculation that the illnesses have been caused by an attack on US personnel based in Cuba.
Back in the good old days, air travel was seen more as a luxury treat, rather than a necessity.
Today the world celebrates World Tourism Day.
Flyers have frequently made the trade-off between a low price or customer service and basic amenities when choosing an airline, but increased competition could force low-cost carriers to improve.
In June 2015, 38 people lost their lives on the popular Port El Kantaoui resort in Tunisia, 30 of which were British tourists.
After a costly attempt to try and crack the Chinese market, Uber sold its Chinese operations to the country’s dominant ride hailing company – Didi Chuxing, in a $35bn deal in August 2016.
This year, World Tourism Day will be commemorated on the 27 September, in Qatar.