Tag: Travel and tourism

New Agreement Restricting Cruise Passengers in Alaska’s Capital Criticized for Insufficiency

The city of Juneau, Alaska has recently reached a new agreement with major cruise lines to limit the daily number of cruise ship passengers arriving in the city starting in 2026. The agreement sets a cap of 16,000 cruise passengers on most days and 12,000 on Saturdays, in an effort to manage the impact of […]

Record-breaking number of airline travelers screened at US airports on Friday before the holiday weekend

As the Memorial Day weekend approached, a new record was set for the number of airline travelers screened at U.S. airports, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). On Friday, more than 2.9 million travelers went through security checkpoints, surpassing the previous record set last year on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. This milestone marked the […]

Recall the Memorial Day travel congestion from last year? It’s likely to be even more severe this year.

As summer approaches, many Americans are gearing up for Memorial Day weekend getaways, making it one of the busiest travel times in nearly 20 years. According to AAA, a staggering 43.8 million people are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home between Thursday and Monday. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is bracing for […]

Japanese town installs screen to block tourists from snapping photos of Mt Fuji

The picturesque town of Fujikawaguchiko in Japan has recently taken measures to combat overtourism and overcrowding by putting up a large black screen to block the view of Mount Fuji from a popular sidewalk spot. Known as a place that offers some of the best views of the iconic Japanese mountain, the town decided to […]

Pope’s Visit to Venice: Meeting with Artists and Inmates, City Struggles with Influx of Day-Trippers

VENICE, Italy — Venice has always been a place of contrasts, of breathtaking beauty and devastating fragility, where history, religion, art, and nature have collided over the centuries to produce an otherworldly gem of a city. But even for a place that prides itself on its culture of unusual encounters, Pope Francis’ visit Sunday stands […]

The Taliban are trying to attract tourists to Afghanistan

The Taliban’s attempt to boost tourism in Afghanistan has garnered attention as around 30 men are enrolled in a new institute focused on training professionals in the hospitality and tourism industry. Despite the diverse backgrounds of the students, ranging from a model to a 17-year-old with no prior work experience, they share a common goal […]

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