A bridge too far?
The lagoon city needs to stem the flow of visitors.
The global tourism industry is rebounding – but cautious Chinese consumers are choosing to stay closer to home.
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Big-spending Chinese tourists once buoyed the global travel industry. But with Chinese economy looking a little shaky, more are staying at home.
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Brisbane was the first Australian city to accept rideshare e-scooters. After some growing pains, residents, visitors and the city itself are enjoying the benefits, a new study finds.
Streets in Ibiza.
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Tourism must be economically, environmentally and socially sustainable. To this end, and given the sector’s weight in the economy, participatory governance in which there is room for all citizens is essential.
New research suggests many families of autistic children are reluctant to travel.
Destroyed homes and buildings in Lahaina on Aug. 10, 2023, in the aftermath of wildfires on western Maui, Hawaii.
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Wildfires on Maui are a crippling blow to the island’s tourism industry, which generates half of its jobs. But New Orleans and Kauai show that comebacks are possible.
A wildfire burns in Kihei, Hawaii, on Aug. 9, 2023.
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An expert on Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Maria explains why it’s hard for the US to deliver disaster aid in places like Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
Fires burn in Lahaina, Hawaii, on Aug. 8, 2023.
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Human exposure to wildfires in the US more than doubled in the past two decades. A climate scientist looks at who is at risk and why.
Thandi Galleta of Malawi (right) and Karin Burger of New Zealand in a 2023 World Cup warm up match in Cape Town.
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The world’s largest women’s sporting event is being hosted in Africa for the first time.
A tourist carries a child away from the wildfire on Rhodes.
No one plans a European holiday thinking of fleeing from fire or sheltering from intense heat. But the climate crisis is forcing a reckoning – tourism as we knew it will have to change.
When people see their friends behaving selfishly on holiday, they might assume they can do the same.
A non-fatal crocodile attack on a tourist last week made headlines. But talk of culling is an over-reaction to a fairly isolated incident.
Indonesia’s Mount Merapi spews lava during an eruption on May 23, 2023. Over 250,000 people live nearby.
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For some people, it’s a choice based on cultural beliefs or economic opportunities provided by the volcano. Other times it’s less a choice than the only option.
Tourism hotspots like the Dominican Republic are no strangers to worker exploitation.
Why some countries seem to benefit from tourism and others don’t.
Lions at a commercial facility in South Africa.
About 8,000 lions are being held in facilities across South Africa. In some cases, a legal operation is plugged into an illicit trade network.
The Titan submersible imploded on a dive to visit the wreck of the Titanic in June 2023.
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Advances in technology have allowed tourists to go to places and do things they couldn’t in the past. But in extreme environments, the consequences of failure are high.
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Not only do risky activities make people feel euphoric, they also convey status. But should there be limits on what tourists can do?
Crowds of people next to the Cathedral of Santa María de Palma (Mallorca).
One out of every four litres of water used in the Balearic Archipelago is a result of tourism. In the municipalities with the highest number of tourist lodgings, related consumption exceeds 58%.
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Even if the industry could make the shift, there’s not enough land or renewable energy potential on Earth to produce all the sustainable fuels airlines need.
The 2023 G20 logo on display in New Delhi, India. By attending events in Kashmir, G20 delegates are tacitly condoning India’s colonial control of the region.
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In Indian-administered Kashmir, the Indian government is using tourism as a tactic to strengthen its colonial control of the region.