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Overtourism

Tourists Flocking to the U.S. West Give Hotel Bed Tax Revenues a Big Boost

Record lodging tax collections are rolling in for rural destinations in the West, which is good news. But only if those extra funds can also be used beyond marketing to mitigate the mounting negative impacts of overcrowding on the environment, on host communities and the tourism workforce.

Tourists Flocking to the U.S. West Give Hotel Bed Tax Revenues a Big Boost

Tourism

Egypt Searches for New Tourists After Losing Russia and Ukraine Markets

With war raging between two of its biggest inbound markets, the Egyptian tourism board is looking at the tried-and-tested move of developing new markets. However, not quite ready to give up on Russian tourists, Egypt is also exploring bringing them through a third country. If this works, will other destinations follow suit?

Egypt Searches for New Tourists After Losing Russia and Ukraine Markets

Tourism

Pandemic, War Hit to Travel Spending Leaves Luxury Giant Ferragamo With No 2022 Guidance

Many brands will have been counting on tourists to mix sightseeing and luxury goods shopping as pandemic restrictions ease, but those shopping trips across Europe's capitals may now be on hold as the war in Ukraine continues.

Pandemic, War Hit to Travel Spending Leaves Luxury Giant Ferragamo With No 2022 Guidance

Coronavirus

U.S. Road Trips Still a Go With Higher Gas Prices But Here’s What Changes

Rural destinations that have benefitted from long-haul road trippers will want to prepare for the impact of higher gas prices on consumer behavior, on the cusp of busy spring and summer seasons.

U.S. Road Trips Still a Go With Higher Gas Prices But Here’s What Changes

Tourism

Asia-Pacific Travel Recovery Will Be Bumpy

In a region this massive, recovery will be different from country to country. But you can expect to see regional travel renew faster than international long haul.

Asia-Pacific Travel Recovery Will Be Bumpy

Tourism

South Africa Goes Hyper-Local in First Tourism Campaign in Years

Is the shoe now on the other foot? South Africa’s new tourism campaign push comes just as its industry begins to see green shoots of recovery ahead, in contrast to the uncertainty that now hangs over European destinations.

South Africa Goes Hyper-Local in First Tourism Campaign in Years

Tourism

European Tourism Recovery Challenged by Inflation and Labor Woes

We aren’t sure what recovery will look like, but we know it will be different than what we’ve seen following past financial crises.

European Tourism Recovery Challenged by Inflation and Labor Woes

Tourism

Russia Travel: Who’s In, Who’s Out

The global travel industry is split over doing business in Russia, although the vast majority of companies are abiding by the relevant economic sanctions. Moral outrage, self-interest, and disparate views over harming ordinary Russians are clashing big time.

Russia Travel: Who’s In, Who’s Out

Tourism

Daily Podcast: Tour Operators Shun Russia

Good morning from Skift. It's Friday, March 4, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Tour Operators Shun Russia

Tourism

The Woman of Color Transforming Access and Leadership in Outdoor Travel

As a queer woman of color in the U.S. outdoor and tech space, Breanne Acio and her Sēkr app are making outdoor recreation more accessible through a community-driven listing of free campsites, plus a social platform. But she’s also aiming to end the "bro culture" in the outdoor travel industry.

The Woman of Color Transforming Access and Leadership in Outdoor Travel