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Violent Crime Increases Could Hurt Tourist-Friendly San Francisco

One of the United States’ top tourism cities, the last thing San Francisco needed was a crime wave to scare away its legion of international fans. Following a series of stabbings in the … Continue reading “Violent Crime Increases Could Hurt Tourist-Friendly San Francisco”


Five Years After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Tour Firms are Optimistic

Five years ago, one of the United States’ most prominent tourism destinations suffered a major PR meltdown. Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans, destroying a significant portion of city property and forever associating … Continue reading “Five Years After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Tour Firms are Optimistic”


BP’s $3 Million Tourism Grant: Why it’s Too Little to Help the Gulf Coast

While the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has come to an end, the large amount of environmental damage is likely to affect the region for decades, local environmentalists have claimed. BP has pledged … Continue reading “BP’s $3 Million Tourism Grant: Why it’s Too Little to Help the Gulf Coast”


Holiday Rentals Up as Hotel Prices Rise

As more Britons arrange their holidays independently, holiday rental homes are becoming sought after in greater numbers than before. Properties throughout Mediterranean Europe have seen their bookings and enquiries increase significantly over the … Continue reading “Holiday Rentals Up as Hotel Prices Rise”


Malaysian Tourists Flock to China, Taiwan

Asia’s tourism giants appear to be on the rebound, but not because of the tourists we’re used to. An impressive twenty-eight percent increase in the amount of Chinese tourists visiting Malaysia has the … Continue reading “Malaysian Tourists Flock to China, Taiwan”


London’s Midsummer Supercars: How the Middle East’s Richest Relax

Residents of Central London have noticed an unusual trend hitting the streets each summer. It’s not a more relaxed approach to clothing or a heat wave, but the incredible amount of supercars hitting … Continue reading “London’s Midsummer Supercars: How the Middle East’s Richest Relax”


Since the Start of 2009, Over 50 Travel Companies Have Failed

Britain’s travel industry certainly isn’t enjoying the warmth of summer. Since the beginning of 2009, over fifty of the nation’s leading travel companies have been forced to close their doors due to weak … Continue reading “Since the Start of 2009, Over 50 Travel Companies Have Failed”


Australia’s Virgin Blue to Expand Fleet, Move into Business Travel Market

When Australian low-cost carrier Virgin Blue announced its plans to withdraw from New Zealand service, travel industry experts predicted that the move was aimed at cutting costs. But the airline has reported a … Continue reading “Australia’s Virgin Blue to Expand Fleet, Move into Business Travel Market”


French ‘Kidnap Holiday’ Firm Offers the Ultimate Thrill

Most holidayers dream of a tropical beach or cosmopolitan city. But for customers of French travel firm Ultime Réalité, an ideal holiday could involve helicopter chases, kidnappings, and a simulated abduction and kidnapping. … Continue reading “French ‘Kidnap Holiday’ Firm Offers the Ultimate Thrill”


Philippines Bus Hijacking Results in ‘Code Black’ Hong Kong Travel Ban

Following a disastrous hostage crisis, Hong Kong has banned its citizens from travelling to the Philippines. The special territory, which is controlled by its own government, has set an alert to warn travellers … Continue reading “Philippines Bus Hijacking Results in ‘Code Black’ Hong Kong Travel Ban”


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