Tourism

‘France wouldn’t be France without strikes, protests and police baton charges’
Protests in Paris
Instant Opinion

‘France wouldn’t be France without strikes, protests and police baton charges’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
5 Aug 2021
‘Hating your country is a venerable British political tradition’
Kirby Estate
Instant Opinion

‘Hating your country is a venerable British political tradition’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
8 Jul 2021
Why Venice is waging a new battle in war on cruise ships
MSC Orchestra departs Venice
In Depth

Why Venice is waging a new battle in war on cruise ships

Arrival of 92,000-tonne MSC Orchestra reignites row about hosting mega vessels
15 Jun 2021
Hotel quarantine rules: ‘another death knell’ for UK tourism and aviation 
Airline passengers arrive at Heathrow Airport in London
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Hotel quarantine rules: ‘another death knell’ for UK tourism and aviation 

Dismayed industry leaders urge government to provide roadmap for recovery
28 Jan 2021
Tourist faces jail in Thailand over Tripadvisor reviews
Bangkok, Thailand
In Brief

Tourist faces jail in Thailand over Tripadvisor reviews

And other stories from the stranger side of life
29 Sep 2020
Thomas Cook’s return journey: collapse to relaunch in a year
Thomas Cook
In Brief

Thomas Cook’s return journey: collapse to relaunch in a year

Travel brand resurrected as online-only agent by Chinese owners Fosun
18 Sep 2020
Can an extended holiday season save the UK tourism industry?
Haven holiday parks
In Brief

Can an extended holiday season save the UK tourism industry?

Travel and hospitality bosses hope to capitalise on post-lockdown sales boom
7 Sep 2020

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Instant Opinion: Harry and Meghan ‘nothing without gossip’
Harry and Meghan
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Harry and Meghan ‘nothing without gossip’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 28 July
28 Jul 2020
Can you go on holiday this summer?
Castelldefels beach, near Barcelona, practically empty despite the sunny day, in Barcelona on 29th April 2020.(Photo by Joan Valls/Urbanandsport/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
In Depth

Can you go on holiday this summer?

Millions depend on tourism for their livelihood, particularly in the summer - what are the chances of countries permitting some travel?
30 Apr 2020
Why are banks blocking lost holiday repayments?
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In Brief

Why are banks blocking lost holiday repayments?

Lenders are stalling on refunds as tourists are owed £7bn for cancelled trips
29 Apr 2020
Virtual days out: best online experiences and tours
Taj Mahal, India
In Depth

Virtual days out: best online experiences and tours

From Yosemite National Park to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, tourist hotspots are moving online during the coronavirus pandemic
31 Mar 2020
Svaneti: A trip into Georgia’s breathtaking highlands
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In Review

Svaneti: A trip into Georgia’s breathtaking highlands

Northern Georgia is a mysterious mountain land of stone towers, isolated communities and jaw-dropping scenery
6 Jan 2020
The best places to visit in 2020
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In Depth

The best places to visit in 2020

Whether it’s food, scenery or culture you’re looking for, your next holiday could be right here...
30 Dec 2019
Why Venice is fighting for autonomy
Venice, Tourism,
In Depth

Why Venice is fighting for autonomy

Campaigners in the Italian city say they need greater independence to tackle overtourism
5 Nov 2019
The rules for holidaymakers in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
In Depth

The rules for holidaymakers in Saudi Arabia

Strict laws on hotel bookings for unmarried foreign couples are being dropped as part of bid to boost tourism
7 Oct 2019
Seven tourist destinations recovering from disaster
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In Depth

Seven tourist destinations recovering from disaster

Tourist hotspots from New Orleans to Egypt have been struck by disasters such as terrorism and hurricanes. How have they recovered?
8 Jul 2019
Why tourists have been banned from Komodo dragon island
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In Brief

Why tourists have been banned from Komodo dragon island

Problems include smugglers stealing the lizards to sell on Facebook
4 Apr 2019
Ten most visited attractions in the UK
Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern
In Brief

Ten most visited attractions in the UK

Museums and galleries flourished last year while outdoor attractions suffered
27 Mar 2019
Is going on safari ethical?
An angry rhinoceros has attacked a car in a Mexican safari park
In Depth

Is going on safari ethical?

Wild animals more likely to be aggressive to other herd members when people nearby, says new study
21 Mar 2019
Wedding tourism: couples selling tickets to ceremonies
Indian wedding
In Brief

Wedding tourism: couples selling tickets to ceremonies

New website Join My Wedding allows foreign visitors to pay to attend ‘opulent’ ceremonies in India
17 Oct 2018
UK suffers biggest drop in foreign visitors since 2009
London
In Brief

UK suffers biggest drop in foreign visitors since 2009

The number of people travelling to Britain for tourism or work has fallen by nearly 8% in the last year
12 Oct 2018
Britons facing EU tourism fee post-Brexit
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In Brief

Britons facing EU tourism fee post-Brexit

European sources say Brussels planning to make visitors from UK complete online applications
3 Oct 2018
From the Red Sea to the Nile: Soma Bay review
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In Depth

From the Red Sea to the Nile: Soma Bay review

With five first-rate hotels, Egypt’s captivating east coast resort is leading the rebirth of the country’s tourism sector
28 Sep 2018
Thai police arrest 12 for sharing tourist’s rape complaint
Thailand Beach Islands
In Brief

Thai police arrest 12 for sharing tourist’s rape complaint

Authorities are being urged to drop charges over social media post alleging police failings
7 Sep 2018
Why fewer tourists are visiting Spain
Spain holiday beach
In Brief

Why fewer tourists are visiting Spain

Newly published figures reveal slump in international visitors in July
5 Sep 2018
Why the Taj Mahal is facing closure
In Brief

Why the Taj Mahal is facing closure

Top Indian court tells government to restore the iconic mausoleum or demolish it
12 Jul 2018
Spain overtakes US for tourism after ‘Trump slump’
Less people are visiting America under Donald Trump
In Brief

Spain overtakes US for tourism after ‘Trump slump’

Spanish tourism up 12% despite year of political turmoil
17 Jan 2018
Tourism hits record levels in the UK
Two children play on Blackpool beach
In Brief

Tourism hits record levels in the UK

Slump in the value of the pound drives rise in overseas and domestic visitors
11 Oct 2017
European tourism at a tipping point
Tourism protest
In Depth

European tourism at a tipping point

In Depth: What's the solution to the tourism backlash sweeping across Europe?
11 Aug 2017
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