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Florida Sees Tourism Gain Despite Another Decline in Overseas Visitors

Florida's tourism picture is still setting records, but the persistent drop in overseas vespecially for a warm-weather destination with global appeal

Why New Zealand Has Reason to Fear Drop in Chinese Tourists

Tourism is New Zealand's top foreign exchange earner, thanks to a surge in arrivals from China. So signs of China cold-shouldering New Zealand, such as the "postponement" of the launch of a joint

Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson Plans a Humanitarian Concert for Venezuela

Cynics may guess that Richard Branson saw the movie Bohemian Rhapsody and, reminded of the success of the first Live Aid concert in 1985, decided narcissistically to revive the idea. Idealists

A Transformed Medellin Grapples with Its Violent Past and 7 Other Tourism Trends this Week

This week in tourism, Medellin figures out how to talk about its complicated past, a surf town in California's Newport Beach plays up its luxury attractions, and rail travel becomes the number one

Turkey Tops European Tourism Growth...Again

It was only a couple of years ago that the Turkish tourism industry was on its knees. How quickly things can change

Saudi Arabia Lifts Its Travel Warning for Lebanon

Saudi Arabia has lifted a travel warning on Lebanon for its citizens. Gulf tourists used to be the biggest spenders in Lebanon, so it's hopeful news for the beautiful but geopolitically unlucky

Why Aren't Visitors Splurging in Crazy Rich Singapore?

Singapore grapples with affordability, as seen in drops in shopping, dining, and hotel spending by tourists, who are also staying a shorter time. Going for more high-yield tourists and giving them

Six Flags' Global Growth Plans Are Running Into Economic Roadblocks

Six Flags' big ambitions for international expansion are meeting economic reality. The theme park operator still finds potential in partnerships outside the United States, but expectations have

Switzerland's 'Magic' Ski Pass Is Safe for Another Year

The Magic Mountain Cooperation cut a temporary deal with Crans Montana, after the famous ski resort complained of overtourism. But there is no guarantee Crans Montana will stick around after a year

Prague Tourism Officials Want to Change Its Reputation as Europe's Sin City

It'll probably take a lot more than the appointment of a Night Mayor to address the careful balance between attracting party-loving tourists and keeping locals happy