Destinations International NewsBrief

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Hong Kong travelers to China are being asked to unlock their smartphones so Chinese agents can examine chat messages and social media, the latest move by authorities to prevent the financial hub’s...
August 2019
Egypt announced recently the launch of a major international promotional campaign showcasing Egyptians as ‘hidden gems’ in new tourism drive. Egypt’s Minister of Tourism Dr. Rania Al Mashat unveiled...
August 2019
Flights resumed on August 14 at Hong Kong’s airport after two days of disruptions that descended into clashes with police, highlighting the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the...
August 2019
Digital transformation has reached saturation point. The very fact that digital transformation has reshaped industries through people’s worldviews and expectations means we have entered a new era...
August 2019
Hundreds of tourists, many of them young Westerners, sat on gray stone steps atop the world’s largest Buddhist temple, occasionally checking cellphones or whispering to each other as they waited for...
August 2019
How about a decadent honeymoon on a desert island? Or exploring the farthest depths of the Indian Ocean with scientists on a history-making expedition in small submarines? Not a problem — as long as...
August 2019
Travelers in Colorado set yet another record in 2018, but this time tourist spending eclipsed sheer numbers. Colorado Tourism Office research released on August 8 shows that Colorado travelers spent...
August 2019
Mobile video platform TikTok has revealed that its #ThisIsDubai challenge, which was organized in partnership with Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, has garnered over 54 million...
August 2019
Carnival Corp.’s recent $28 million fine for ocean pollution is just the latest high-profile example of how the cruise industry has a long way to go toward sustainability. The overtourism dilemma...
August 2019
Tourism Economics, a multinational company that analyzes tourists’ spending in metro areas worldwide, has crunched the 2018 numbers for Tampa and Hillsborough County and found that visitors pumped $6...
August 2019

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