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Why travel is a political act

franckreporterJust came across an interesting blog post by Beth Santos, CEO of the women-oriented travel site Wanderful on why travel is a…

Started by Jeffrey Kunst

0 Nov 14, 2021

How should travelers/travel industry respond to Brunei's barbarism against gays?

Many voices in the civilized world have been speaking out in horrified outrage at Brunei's new edict  decreeing death by stoning for gay se…

Started by David Paul Appell

0 Apr 6, 2019

Cross-border migration and tourism

All across the world - Europe, the United States, Australia, Asia, and elsewhere - immigration and refugees are hot topics. But little atte…

Started by EnLinea Media

0 May 16, 2016

What is 'conflict tourism'?

These days we hear about a few Westerners (mostly young men) who have been going to Syria to get a closer look at the war, and it reminds m…

Started by Tripatini

0 Nov 18, 2013

U.S. Tourism & the U.S. Government

"Every 35 international visitors we welcome to the U.S. generates one American job that can't be outsourced." -Roger Dow, CEO of the U.S. T…

Started by Ed Wetschler

0 Jan 19, 2012

The Chinese won't go there

Chosun.com reports that the number of Chinese tourists visiting North Korea has dropped substantially. I think I know why. What do you thin…

Started by Northeast News

0 Oct 6, 2011

Tourism Declines in Arab Spring Countries

Albawaba reports that while overall international tourism rose 4.5% in the first half of 2011, tourism has dropped in the Middle East  -- w…

Started by Ed Wetschler

0 Sep 12, 2011

Egyptian Tourism Down -- with a Twist

From which continent have visits to Egypt plummeted the most this winter? Bet you'll guess wrong.

Started by Ed Wetschler

0 May 23, 2011

Mubarak's Tourism Minister Found Guilty of Corruption

Zoheir Garranah has been sentenced to five years in prison because he was found guilty of selling public land near Red Sea below market val…

Started by Ed Wetschler

0 May 11, 2011

Bomb in Jakarta

Police found a 330-pound bomb near a Roman Catholic Church. The bomb appears to have been set to go off today, Good Friday. What's in the f…

Started by Northeast News

0 Apr 22, 2011

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