CHINESE OUTBOUND TOURISM GROWS 13.5% THANKS TO PERSONALIZED PACKAGES

Sara Thopson -
This summer, China's outbound tourism has grown 13.5%, encouraged by the demand for personalized travel packages, according to data submitted by the Chinese Outbound Tourism Research Institute (COTRI)...

THE UNESCOFICATION OF TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

Nik Fes -
Mark Twain’s The Innocents Abroad about his Mediterranean cruise was a bestseller in the U.S. With it came the modern, controlled tourism to Europe. Since then tourism has become the industry with the...

SYRIA: TOURISM RECOVERY AMIDST THE WAR

Larry Brain -
Traveling to places marked by death and tragedy is becoming a popular practice known as dark tourism, and while for some Syrians this has been a tremendous aid in returning to normalcy, for others, it...

WAR TOURISM ATTRACTS VISITORS TO THE BALKANS

Nik Fes -
War tourism may seem unethical to many people but in the Balkans, it is a popular activity. One of the most famous sites is the Stari Most in Mostar, the cultural capital of Herzegovina. Every year, d...

CZECH REPUBLIC FACING FAKE TOUR GUIDES IN PRAGUE

Nik Fes -
Tourism in the Czech Republic and especially the capital of the country, Prague, is on a rise. Last year, almost 7.9 million people visited the city. This represents an increase of 3.2%, with the larg...