tourism

Hamish Saxton: Hawke’s Bay tourism buzz – starting to pick up

Lindadian Taylor-Witt, front, and her friends from Chicago enjoy a cruise stop in Napier. Photo / Paul Taylor OPINION: In another rollercoaster year for Hawke’s Bay’s visitor economy, it’s hard to believe how far we’ve come. It was a year that began with closed borders, no international visitors, widespread restrictions along the way we lived …

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Hong Kong tourism struggles as COVID measures remain in place

BANGKOK, THAILAND – Continued pandemic restrictions have failed to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, experts say, as the city struggles to regain its footing in the tourism industry. The city has long been considered an open destination for overseas travelers, but with restrictions strictly enforced for nearly three years, Hong Kong remains …

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Hong Kong is struggling to lure tourists back as COVID precautions remain in place

BANGKOK, THAILAND – Continued pandemic restrictions have failed to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, experts say, as the city struggles to regain its footing in the tourism industry. The city has long been considered an open destination for overseas travelers, but with restrictions strictly enforced for nearly three years, Hong Kong remains …

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Tourism officials are practitioners of public history

THE LATEST On November 22, 2022, Jonathan Balsamo, Head of the Office of Cultural Affairs and Tourism Development in the City of Valenzuela, told me that the position of City Tourism Officer is now a mandatory position in the local government unit, instead of only being optional according to Circular Civil Service Commission (MC) memorandum …

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Tourism officials are practitioners of public history

THE LATEST On November 22, 2022, Jonathan Balsamo, Head of the Office of Cultural Affairs and Tourism Development in the City of Valenzuela, told me that the position of City Tourism Officer is now a mandatory position in the local government unit, instead of only being optional according to Circular Civil Service Commission (MC) memorandum …

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Climate change could stifle tourism recovery in Middle East…

After a two-year slowdown, tourism is booming again in the Middle East. As countries lift their COVID-19 travel restrictions and demand for return trips, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) predicts that the sector’s contribution to regional GDP will grow by more than 36 percent in 2022 to over 256 billion dollars.Add an ad …

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Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad have untapped potential for tribal tourism, official says

TEHRAN – The southwestern province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad has great potential to become a tribal tourism center, the deputy head of provincial tourism said. The province has 70,000 nomadic inhabitants, so there is huge potential to generate income in this area through tribal tourism, Farshid Karami was quoted as saying on Saturday by IRNA. …

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The who’s who of global tourism gathers in Saudi Arabia

Economic recovery, sustainable tourism strategies and inclusive approaches to employment will dominate the debate in Riyadh Global tourism experts to explore how to build a stronger and more shared future “Journey for a Better Future” Topic Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Global travel experts from the public and private sectors will gather in Riyadh for the 22nd …

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