The Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, Arizona, is one of the few remnants of America’s mid-20th century motel boom.
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What does the shuttering of traditional roadside motels say about America's relationship with travel and freedom?
Falling revenues and cuts are threatening a crucial lifeline for those living in country areas.
An aerial view of the Christ the Redeemer statue and Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
The chance the someone at the Rio games will import the virus to their home country is low.
Changing a centuries-old format will take some big thinking.
With the one-city format no longer viable, an Olympics expert proposes a radical new vision for the format of the Olympic Games. It actually makes a lot of sense.
It's not just European travel that will be affected, but transatlantic flights too.
How a cabinet-maker and temperance preacher managed what the ride-sharing company is struggling to pull off.
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Confronted with skyrocketing IVF costs at home, North American couples are packing their bags, making an overseas trip and returning home with a special souvenir.
Europeans who have travelled to Iran, Iraq, Sudan or Syria now need a visa to travel to the US. Why?
Feeling squiffy? You’re not alone.
There's a new Top Gear presenter in town. First tip: keep your eyes on the road ...
Mauritius has used its natural beauty to draw tourists and develop its tourism industry. Other island nations could learn from this.
Mauritius' experience proves that making more entertainment offerings available is key to driving tourism for island destinations.
The Simien National Park in Ethiopia is home to globally threatened species.
There are several relatively unknown eco-friendly locations in Africa that adventure-seeking tourists would find delightful.
Flights are just one of the ways tourism contributes to climate change.
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Tourism is a significant contributor to climate change. But new research suggests that, if we all pitched in, we could decarbonise this global industry for less than the price of an extra checked bag.
There are hundreds and hundreds of side events across the two weeks of the UN climate conference here in Paris. It’s often hard to choose between them. Choosing to attend the International Civil Aviation…
Guess what: post-tourism isn’t all that different from ordinary, run-of-the-mill tourism.
The term 'post-tourist' is commonly used to refer to a new breed of travellers, those who eschew common 'hotspots', immersing themselves in "local culture" for an extended period of time. And yet ...
Is Airbnb fundamentally changing our cities?
Has Airbnb burst the "Disneyland" bubble that has enveloped our historical centres, governing their image and operations for export?
The way we get around has been revolutionised over the past half a century. But old habits die hard.
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.
Backpackers may have a reputation for over-indulgence, but are more sustainable than you might think.
With a reputation in Australia for public drunkenness and antisocial behaviour, backpackers might not seem likely role models for “greener” ways of living. Most backpackers are from upper- or middle-class…
Consolations of the lone business treveller.
The world’s airport business lounges might be even more peaceful and relaxing this year as companies decide to rein in spending on travel. Budgets have been squeezed by airline and hotel pricing trends…
Oil prices have been in a tailspin for month, falling to a five-year low, yet airfares have barely budged. What gives?
Oil prices are down almost 50% from their peak this year, and jet fuel has plunged 33% since last December. Given energy costs consume almost a third of airline operating expenses, shouldn’t we expect…