Tag: Tourism

Struggles in Hong Kong tourism due to high prices and competition from Shenzhen

Hong Kong is facing a challenge in winning back tourists, with visitor numbers still below pre-pandemic levels despite efforts to improve hospitality. The government has launched the “Let’s Go the Extra Mile” campaign to encourage courteous behavior and friendly smiles among service workers and residents to promote Hong Kong as a top tourism destination. However, […]

Another setback for Taiwan’s tourism industry as April earthquake strikes

The earthquake that struck Taiwan on April 3, with a magnitude of 7.4, has had lasting repercussions on the tourism industry in Hualien County. Chen Rei-jia, a bed and breakfast owner, described the terrifying experience of surviving the earthquake and the aftermath of the devastation. Now, as tourists cancel their trips and tour groups disappear, […]

Who is the talented chef behind Odette, one of Singapore’s top restaurants?

Odette: A Culinary Sanctuary for the Senses In the bustling city of Singapore, tucked away in the expansive National Gallery, lies a culinary gem named Odette. This acclaimed restaurant, helmed by Chef Julien Royer, has garnered international recognition and accolades for its exquisite French-Asian cuisine. But what sets Odette apart from the rest is not […]

Generation Z is going into debt to finance their summer travels.

As summer approaches, there is a noticeable shift in the demographics of travelers. Move over family travelers, as Gen Zs are gearing up to take center stage this summer. Recent surveys have shown that Gen Zs are not only increasing their vacation plans but also planning to spend more than older generations. According to a […]

Top 25 Airlines in the World as Ranked by AirlineRatings.com

Qatar Airways has been named the “Airline of the Year” for 2024 by AirlineRatings.com, reclaiming the top spot after slipping to No. 2 in the previous year. The rankings are based on a combination of safety and government audits, along with 12 key criteria including product ratings, passenger reviews, safety standards, fleet age, and incident […]

Exploring Africa: Cruises, wine tours, and hikes that go beyond traditional safaris

Africa is known for its incredible wildlife and safaris that attract tourists from around the world. However, there is so much more to explore beyond the traditional game drives. From mountains to beaches to wine regions, Africa offers a diverse range of experiences for those willing to venture off the beaten path. One of the […]

Japanese Government Sets Guidelines to Assist Foreigners in Adjusting to Life in Japan

Japan recently introduced a Digital Nomad Visa that allows foreigners from 49 countries to live in the country for six months. But before they pack their bags, they may want to read Japan’s “Life and Work Guidebook,” which is aimed at helping foreigners fit in. The guidebook, published by Japan’s Immigration Services Agency, provides advice […]

Bhutan reconsidering Sustainable Development Fee in response to increased travel demand

Bhutan’s Tourism Industry May Reconsider $100 Daily Fee Bhutan’s Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, recently revealed to CNBC that the country is considering revising its controversial $100 daily tourism fee. The fee, initially implemented as a way to manage tourism flow and protect the country’s natural environment, may be adjusted if the tourism industry recovers swiftly. […]

China Introduces 15-Day Visa-Free Stay for Cruise Tourists in Effort to Boost Tourism Industry

China Expands Visa-Free Policy for International Cruise Travelers In an effort to boost its cruise and tourism industry, China recently announced that travelers entering the country via international cruises can now stay in select provinces for up to 15 days without a visa. This new regulation, implemented by China’s National Immigration Administration (NIA), aims to […]

Essential information about visiting renowned wine regions

Wine tourism has come a long way from the traditional local winery visits to a more global and diverse experience. Today, wine enthusiasts seek authentic experiences in the very land where the wine is cultivated. In Europe, where the wine economy is export-driven, tasting rooms are often family-operated and appointments can be hard to schedule. […]

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