That’s 21% fewer trips and 30% less spending than last year, but the numbers show consumption is beginning to bounce back following the battering it took earlier in the year from the coronavirus pandemic. The numbers are a “positive sign” both for China and the rest of the world that […]

What lies beyond the pandemic? MassForward is MassLive’s series examining the journey of Massachusetts’ businesses through and beyond the coronavirus pandemic. ___________ Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March, Worcester’s largest venue, the DCU Center, has canceled 212 events through the end of the year. More than 370,000 […]

SHANGHAI — With the coronavirus pandemic making international vacations all but impossible, Chinese citizens are heading to domestic destinations during the National Day holiday that starts Thursday, giving the country’s tourism industry a much-needed boost. Upward of 600 million trips will be made within the country during this year’s seven-day holiday, […]

09/30/2020, Moshi // KISSPR // Locally owned and operated Zara Tours loves showing off all Tanzania’s gems, and it seems this effort has been appreciated. This is the second year in a row that the female-owned company has won the Best Tour Operator award. Founder Zainab Ansell was also awarded […]

(Credit: Amazon) When you think of tourism, Amazon probably doesn’t come to mind. But the company is entering the virtual tourism space with a new service called Amazon Explore.  On Tuesday, the company launched a public beta for Amazon Explore as the pandemic continues to stifle tourism and travel across […]

London, UK – A major social media campaign has today been launched to raise awareness of the wide-ranging social benefits of travel by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The new initiative asks travellers to think about the positive social impact that travel makes to people, places and communities […]

By Leika Kihara and Takahiko Wada KYOTO, Japan (Reuters) – It’s peak summer holiday time in the ancient Japanese city of Kyoto, when throngs of international tourists would usually be flocking to its famous temples and spending up large in the city’s hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops. Instead, streets are […]

PARIS — Despite an easing of border restrictions in Europe, retailers, hotels, restaurants and other businesses in the region’s fashion capitals that rely on the tourism industry are struggling to cope with the disappearance of international visitors — with little sign they will return in significant numbers in the near […]

A global pandemic that fell disproportionately on low-income Americans is likely to lead to a recovery that will leave communities heavy on those same workers struggling to keep up. A new analysis of projected job growth over the next decade shows growth slowing over the next decade among workers in […]

A new permit rule has been launched, adding to England’s already strict testing and hotel quarantine requirements for those travelling abroad – Getty Travel industry leaders have lashed out at new ‘exit permits’ required for leaving the country, claiming they are complex and lack clear messaging. The Declaration to Travel […]

Stephanie Jones is founder and CEO of the National Blacks in Travel & Tourism Collaborative and a United States Travel and Tourism Advisory board member. Stephanie M. Jones A one-stop-shop website aimed at matching Black professionals with tourism business opportunities just went live. The Black Tourism Talent Directory features profiles […]

An impending Center for Disease Control and Prevention policy mandating a negative Covid-19 test for Americans returning to the United States is sending foreign governments, tourism agencies, and resort properties scrambling to arrange necessary resources. Announced Jan. 12, and taking effect Jan. 26, the CDCs expansion of testing requirements shocked […]

In happier times, tourists flocked to Florida for a wide variety of vacation experiences: They might have lounged or surfed at beautiful beaches, wrestled a marlin on the open sea, snorkeled with tropical fish or manatees, or taken the kids to see Mickey. Now the much-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine has arrived, […]

Holiday traffic in November — the first full month of the Hawaii Safe Travels pre-arrivals testing program — didn’t help Hawaii hotels much. Only 22.1% of available hotel rooms were occupied in November, according to new data released by Hendersonville, Tenn.-based STR. The 72.1% statewide occupancy decline from November 2019 […]