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What to expect when travelling to these top business destinations in Africa, Middle East

To help customers determine if they're ready to resume business travel into the continent during the pandemic, FCM gathered reports from its various country managers on what travellers can expect on the ground...

4 Oct 2021

GLOBAL

Space tourism: Rockets emit 100 times more CO2 per passenger than flights - imagine a whole industry
Space tourism: Rockets emit 100 times more CO2 per passenger than flights - imagine a whole industry

The commercial race to get tourists to space is heating up between Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson and former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos...

By Eloise Marais 20 Jul 2021

GLOBAL

IATA welcomes G20 Push to restart tourism
IATA welcomes G20 Push to restart tourism

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the agreement by the G20 Tourism Ministers to support the safe restoration of mobility by following the G20 Rome Guidelines for the Future of Tourism...

7 May 2021

GLOBAL

WTTC: Downfall of discriminating against unvaccinated travellers
WTTC: Downfall of discriminating against unvaccinated travellers

With comprehensive Covid-19 testing allowing for the free and safe movement of travellers, there should be no further requirements for proof of vaccination from the coronavirus...

By Linda Hohnholz 13 Jan 2021

GLOBAL

Vaccines may soon make travel possible again. But how quickly will it return - and will it be forever changed?
Vaccines may soon make travel possible again. But how quickly will it return - and will it be forever changed?

The Covid-19 pandemic brought the global tourism industry to a screeching halt in 2020. With vaccines starting to be rolled out, there is hope international travel can resume soon...

By Joseph M. Cheer, Colin Michael Hall, Jarkko Saarinen 29 Dec 2020

GLOBAL

How the decline in Chinese tourists around the world has hit the luxury sector
How the decline in Chinese tourists around the world has hit the luxury sector

A significant number of Chinese tourists spend large sums on luxury items, such as designer clothes and accessories, when they travel overseas...

By Xiaoqing Chen and Carol Zhang 1 Oct 2020

GLOBAL

Urgent appeal to global community to support African tourism, travel
Urgent appeal to global community to support African tourism, travel

Without urgent funding, the Covid-19 crisis could see a collapse of the sector in Africa, taking with it millions of jobs...

7 May 2020

GLOBAL

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This could be the end of the line for cruise ships

The same business model that has enabled the cruise industry to prosper could also spell its demise...

16 Apr 2020

GLOBAL

The end of global travel as we know it: An opportunity for sustainable tourism
The end of global travel as we know it: An opportunity for sustainable tourism

The Covid-19 crisis is an epic disaster for the global travel industry. But we shouldn't try to return to business as usual...

18 Mar 2020

GLOBAL

Euromonitor reveals top 100 city destinations for 2019
Euromonitor reveals top 100 city destinations for 2019

This year's report, covering the world's leading cities ranked by international tourist arrivals shows that 5 out of the top 10 most visited cities in 2018 are in Asia Pacific, with Hong Kong listed as the most visited city in the world, followed by...

3 Dec 2019

GLOBAL

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Rethinking tourism so the locals actually benefit from hosting visitors

The future of tourism depends on ensuring visitors do not wear out their welcome. Giving locals more of a say in tourism can help ensure they share in the benefits and minimise the costs...

By Freya Higgins-Desbiolles 24 May 2019

WESTERN ASIA

Cutting ties with Qatar: How will this affect tourism in the Middle East?
Cutting ties with Qatar: How will this affect tourism in the Middle East?

The governments of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain cut diplomatic ties with Qatar over claims of the country sponsoring terrorism. The travel bans that followed will have a highly disruptive effect...

7 Jun 2017

QATAR

Diversification should switch the entrepreneurial lights on!
Diversification should switch the entrepreneurial lights on!

Diversification - one of the words you hear occasionally and then maybe casually dismiss because it doesn't mean too much especially if you're struggling single-mindedly to make your business idea work. But hold on...

By Jose Capelo 27 Jun 2014

QATAR

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IATA predicts airline profits of US$18bn this year

DOHA, QATAR: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said it expects airline companies to record combined net profit of US$18bn this year.

3 Jun 2014



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