Some 1,500 years ago, the Plague of Justinian spread via ships from North Africa to Europe and Asia, killing up to 50 million people.
The international tourism crisis offers New Zealand the opportunity to reimagine domestic tourism - if operators and consumers can adapt.
The same business model that has enabled the cruise industry to prosper could also spell its demise.
Australia has a duty to provide urgent medical care to the crews under a maritime convention, but it must weigh the threat to Australians if it allows the ships to dock, too.
Alaska has been mostly spared from the virus, but the outbreak's impact on its economy could still be catastrophic because of its reliance on seasonal tourism.
As coronavirus spreads across the globe, travellers need to be smart about where they go, how they travel and what precautions they take. A travel expert offers a few tips.
Quarantine measures on the Diamond Princess cruise ship weren't effective, suggests new data. So Australian passengers without symptoms are going into quarantine again.
Traversing the Atlantic with a low-carbon footprint is possible – but only if you have time and money to spare.
New shipping opportunities are opening up in the Arctic as sea ice continues to recede. But travel is still dangerous and the region isn't equipped to deal with more vessel traffic.
At many popular destinations, residents are protesting against crowding, rowdy visitors and low wages. With some research, travelers can use their visits to enrich host areas instead of harming them.
As Australia's fastest growing economic sector, tourism is long overdue for a level of government investment which matches its contribution to economic growth and employment.