Hong Kong Officially Enters a Recession Triggered by a Tourism and Retail Freefall

  An empty cosmetic shop at a shopping district in Hong Kong. Vincent Yu / AP Photo Skift Take: The news has been on the horizon...

Derision Greets Tourism Australia’s New ‘Philausophy’ Campaign

Brenda Miley, founder and director, Let's Go Surfing, is one of several industry people who will be featured in the campaign. Tourism Australia Skift Take:...

Peninsula Parent’s Thailand Dispute Shows Perils of Owner-Chain Relations

  The Peninsula Bangkok by the riverside. The Peninsula Hotels Skift Take: This is a high-profile case that pits a powerful Thai family against a reputable...

Rugby World Cup Serves as Tourism Warm-Up for Japan’s 2020 Olympics Push

Scottish rugby players celebrate during a match at Japan's Rugby World Cup. Mike Hewitt / Getty Images Skift Take: There are no shortage of reasons...

Dubai’s Big Bet on Expo 2020 Meets Political and Economic Headwinds

The Sustainability Pavilion at the construction site of the Expo 2020 in Dubai. Kamran Jebreili / AP Photo Skift Take: Dubai may have ambitious plans...

Why the Hot Springs Movement Is Gaining Steam in the United States

The pool at Glenwood Hot Springs Resort in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. In the U.S., visiting hot springs is typically considered a recreational, not a...

The 6 Things Shaping Hotel Retail

Local products fill the gift shop at Bunkhouse Group's Hotel San Cristobal. Retail is increasingly important in the luxury hospitality space. Nick Simonite /...

As Tourists Flock to Thailand, the Country’s Meetings and Events Sector Will Benefit

Skift Take: As meeting planners worldwide look for unique venues and programming that will wow attendees, Thailand is stepping up its meetings and incentives...

Ukraine Drums Up Tourism Amid Trump Headlines

Maidan Nezalezhnosti, the central square of Kiev, Ukraine. Jorge Láscar / Flickr Skift Take: The reality of the modern news cycle means that burgeoning tourist...

The World Needs Reminding That Tourism Doesn’t Happen in a Political Vacuum

Big Ben is in need of repairs — much like Britain. David Holt / Flickr Skift Take: On World Tourism Day, it's worth pointing out...
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