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BTS: Mandatory military service or boy band?
South Korean boy band BTS has fans around the world and their stardom seems unstoppable. Except... it might come to a sudden halt because of South Korea's mandatory military service, where they'd spend 18 months out of the spotlight, tra...
Hong Kong tourism arrivals fall 99.7 per cent in September from a year ago
While excitement has accompanied planned travel bubble with Singapore, local lawmaker says key to reviving sector remains mainland China and Macau.
Hong Kong Tourism Board Launches a Standardised Hygiene Protocol to Assure Visitors of a Safe and Healthy Stay
Hong Kong has led the way in introducing anti-virus measures since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, with citizens and businesses working together to adopt some of the world’s most stringent hygiene measures.
Switzerland Tourism ramps up Hong Kong promotions ahead of winter season
Switzerland Tourism has officially kicked off its Buy Now Travel Later tourism recovery campaign in Hong Kong, as it seeks to court more inbound travellers ahead of the peak winter season.
Chinese tourists embrace short trips, luxury stays in post-Covid-19 revival
The recovery of China’s US$1 trillion travel industry from the coronavirus pandemic could hold valuable lessons for countries that depend heavily on tourism.
How ‘Hong Kong spirit’ helps city’s bars and nightlife scene stay resilient
Hong Kong’s bars remain resilient – despite the fact that the city’s food and drink industry has been battered by the Covid-19 pandemic. It is still reeling from the losses incurred during a mandatory two-week shutdown of 1,200 pubs and ...
I’m Traveling, Even Though I’m Stuck at Home
For the past 30 years, I’ve spent every summer abroad in Europe. Now I’ve realized that traveling isn’t just a pastime—it’s a mindset.
The world's airlines say they won't recover until 2024, reflecting a new wave of pessimism as the pandemic rages on
The International Air Transport Association, which represents most of the world's major airlines, said it does not expect the airline industry to recover from the coronavirus pandemic until 2024.. The timeline, along with recent comments...
First Look Inside Virgin Galactic's Tourist Spaceship Cabin For The Very Rich
The Virgin Galactic spaceship that will someday carry very moneyed tourists into space boasts windows and cameras galore for easy selfies with planet Earth. Virgin Galactic calls its spacecraft cabin the "centerpiece" of the experience i...
World's tallest swing opens in China
The world's tallest swing has just opened over a 2,300-foot-tall cliff in China. The extreme ride is 328 feet tall, roughly the equivalent of a 30-story building.
American Passports Are Worthless Now (Map)
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Rental Car Giant Hertz Files For Bankruptcy Protection
A decrease in travel amid the coronavirus pandemic has dealt a "sudden and dramatic" blow to the company's revenue.
How expensive will air travel be after the Covid-19 crisis?
When the state of Florida began enacting stay-at-home measures and closing beaches in mid-March, in response to the threat of Covid-19, Miami-based real estate agent and artist Nadia Bouzid was in the middle of painting a mural inside a ...
Airbnb laying off 1,900 workers, 25% of its workforce, amid travel slump
CEO Brian Chesky says company is facing "hard truths," including uncertainty about when travel demand will resume.
A Trip Through Paris and New York in late 1890s / Un voyage à travers Paris, 1890
Upscaled with neural networks footage from the dawn of film taken in Belle Époque-era Paris, France from 1896-1900.
Everything travelers need to know about coronavirus
Travelers are increasingly on edge as the coronavirus pandemic grips the globe, prompting travel restrictions, cancellations and suspensions.
Tourism to Cuba drops significantly, official figures show
The number of tourists and Cuban-Americans visiting Cuba fell almost 20 percent in January compared to the same period last year, according to official figures published Thursday by the National Bureau of Statistics and Information. The ...
Inside Vladimir Putin’s Outrageous Underground Wine Cellar In Moldova
Separated from Russia by Ukraine, the tiny Republic of Moldova operates the state-owned Cricova wine cellar, and is President Vladimir Putin’s personal wine playground when he visits.
Here are all the things that could go wrong in 2020, according to Nouriel Roubini
A number of potential disruptive ‘white swans’ can be seen on the horizon. Any of them could trigger severe economic, financial, political, and geopolitical.
10 of the coolest neighbourhoods in Europe
There are must-sees, of course, but to really get under the skin of Europe’s great cities go for our pick of less-touristy districts
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