South Africa’s game reserves are loved by tourists. The new visa regulations could have a negative impact on them.
The motive behind South Africa's new visa regulations is noble. But the implementation needs to be adapted and improved to minimise the negative effect on the country's tourism industry.
Diving in Indonesia’s Raja Ampat Marine Park to see these clownfish will cost you more than before – but for good reason.
Diving in many parts of Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia now costs a little more than it used to – but you might be happy to discover why.
Expect to see more ships on the horizon, as global shipping booms. But how well are we measuring and governing what happens at sea?
As the world's land-based economies struggle with around 2% GDP growth, the global marine economy – often talked about as "the blue economy" – is a bright light on the horizon.
The Great Southern Reef is unique, beautiful and contributes significantly to Australia’s culture and economy. However, few of us realise the magnitude and value of this gem right at our doorstep.
T. Wernberg 2002
The Great Southern Reef covers 71,000 square km and contributes more than A$10 billion to Australia's economy each year.
The killing of Cecil the lion which generated a huge uproar globally presents Zimbabwean an opportune moment to look harder at who benefits from wildlife.
The shooting of Cecil shines light on Zimbabwe's new elite land politics which excludes the wider population and exposes the racial dimensions of the relationship between wildlife, land and hunting.
Tourists from Las Vegas enjoy an elephant ride in the Dinokeng Game Reserve, 100 km (62 miles) northeast of Johannesburg. South Africa’s tourism minister says new visa regulations are hurting the industry.
The public spat over visa regulations between South Africa's ministers of tourism and of home affairs raises the important question why the government is not on the same page regarding a key policy.
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Our morbid interest in the macabre never vanished – it was just displaced.
Learning songs at the Tumanitenda Community Camp in The Gambia.
Tourists seeking to make voluntary work part of their holidays have helped build a sizeable industry which is now open to sharp criticism.
The perfect spot for artistic contemplation.
Almost immediately after the battle, Waterloo became a tourist destination for contemplative souls.
With many people in need of shelter and schools only now re-opening, Nepal is not yet ready to restart the lucrative tourism industry that will help its recovery.
While some operators have prematurely suggested it's safe for tourists to return, Nepal's recovery from the earthquake has barely begun. In the longer term, though, tourism will be vital to this process.
Time to wave them off.
In some significant ways, Americans have fewer avenues for advancement than the characters of Mad Men do.
Australian food exports, like beef, are regarded by Chinese buyers as clean and safe.
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Australia's emerging agriculture boom can last much longer than the mining boom -- but the industry needs policies that will encourage investment.
Australia can expect expansion in sectors such as tourism, the health and financial services sectors, banking and securities.
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Mining, along with agriculture, will continue to be key parts of the Australian economy -- but new growth is expected in the services sector.
Images of destruction in Vanuatu may sway tourists to stay away for up to 12 months.
Vanuatu's tourism industry has taken a beating from Cyclone Pam, but prospective visitors shouldn't think that will be the case long-term.
Resources-dependent regions like Gladstone provide a case study in the difficulties of a tourism-led economic renewal.
Tourism is one of the sectors expected to take up the slack of the waning resources boom, but new research suggests the transition won't be easy.
Gambian beaches are well away from the Ebola zone, but where are all the tourists?
I am writing this from the Gambia and want to appeal to everyone to spread the word: this country is open for business and it is not affected by the Ebola outbreak – otherwise I would not be here. I am…
We travel for work, family and play - so what exactly is a ‘tourist’?
Every year, on September 27, the global tourism community celebrates World Tourism Day. This year’s theme is about community development and how tourism can contribute to empowering people and improve…
Lapping up the rays… in Scarborough.
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Bognor or Borneo? Penzance or Paris? Scarborough or Sao Paulo? The decision of whether to spend your annual leave holidaying in a foreign clime, at a campsite in the UK, or even just in your back garden…
Shantang Canal, in Suzhou’s historic centre.
Chinese cities are often contradictory bricolages of old and new. They wrestle with extraordinarily rapid rates of economic growth, concentrated urbanisation, the growth of a burgeoning middle class as…
The Wall of Death at the former Auschwitz concentration camp – a place for solemnity, not smiles.
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Ouch. I think my entire body physically cringed when I came across the latest story of a misjudged tweet gone viral this week: the case of Breanna Mitchell, the naïve teenager and self-styled “Princess…