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Brisbane to become a leading Asia Pacific hub

They have had the job of producing Brisbane's New World City Action Plan for 2022 and creating the steps to get there.<p>Their key recommendations<p>Pursue …

The Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

Our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.<p>As great as traveling with companions can be, sometimes it's even better to get out there and discover yourself. If you're plotting your next adventure stag, here are our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.

Eastern European Countries are Worst-Positioned to Handle Tourism Growth

The symbolic bucket-list attractions, scenic vistas and famed food of Western Europe often monopolize travelers’ itineraries but it’s tourism in …

Tourism

Tourism-Dependent Nepal Hit by Earthquake, Hundreds Dead

A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 718 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed …

Natural Disasters

Want to make money from retirees? Invest where they're spending their money

Australia's ageing population may be a problem for policymakers, but there are big potential opportunities for investors buying into companies …

Responsible Tourism: Five Travel Experiences I Wouldn't Do Today

They say travel changes you, and I have seen it within myself with each trip I take. Sometimes when I look back, I realize that there were ways that …

Wildlife

Interview: UNWTO Secretary-General on Sustainable Tourism, Visas and Security

As a record 1.1 billion international travelers crossed borders in 2014, the global tourism landscape is shifting to newer frontiers of Asia, Africa …

Tourism

What does the rise of 'dark tourism' mean?

<i>Fancy a dose of death, disaster or suffering on your next holiday? It’s not as far fetched as you might think. Around the world, more and more</i> …

European vacations about 25% cheaper because of drop in euro's value

Vacations in Europe have a new attraction: The euro's steep drop in value is making the continent much cheaper for tourists from across the world, especially the United States and China.<p>For American tourists, the dollar's strength translates into a discount of around 25% compared with this time …

European Central Bank

5 Signs It’s Time for a New Job

Regardless of your age, background, or accomplishments, you have probably fantasized about the possibility of a new career at some point in your life – those who haven’t are the exception.<p>LinkedIn reports that of its 313 million members, 25% are active job seekers, while 60% can be considered …

The Future of Greener Air Travel

Last year, Finnair flew a demonstration flight from Helsinki to New York using a new jet fuel containing 10 percent recycled cooking oil; Lufthansa took off on Europe’s first scheduled commercial flight powered partly by sugar-based bio-kerosene; and this year British Airways embarks on Green Sky …

Jetfuel

If Only Your Commute Looked Like THIS

"Dancers are storytellers. They're trained to capture passion with their bodies," New York City-based photographer Jordan Matter writes in the …

Commuting

5 New Travels Startups to Watch This Week

Travel startups today are not creating products as much as platforms that facilitate connections between travelers and locals in the destination that …

Startups

4 Tourism Trends We're Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

4 Hospitality Trends We're Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

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Egypt Postpones Visa Requirement Changes

The details were sparse at first, though within a week we found out the details of the new laws, which would require US citizens not traveling as …

Immigration

Game of Thrones Tourism Supports Europe's Weakest Economies

Few are as excited about the new season of HBO’s fantasy series <i>Game of Thrones</i>, which returns to screens on April 12, as Croatians.<p>The more time that …

Is tourism Australia's next best thing?

Australia's economy is struggling as it grapples with the imminent end to its commodities boom, but one industry is flourishing thanks to China: …

Australia

37 incredible drone photos from across the globe that would be totally illegal today

One of the most interesting ways to utilize drone technology is photography. Photographer Amos Chapple knows this better than most. As soon as consumer drones came on the market, Chapple knew he needed one. After purchasing one and learning how to fly it, he began traveling the globe, photographing …

Drones

Travel Habits of Millennials: Airbnb Least Used for Accommodations, for Now

Last month, we started a new survey series focused on a demographic that many brands, including travel ones, are trying to understand: …

Hospitality

Egypt Introducing New Visa Requirements

Citing security concerns, Egypt’s government is introducing tougher restrictions on foreign visitors, requiring independent travelers to obtain visas …

Tourism

Buy a villa in the UAE - and get an Antiguan passport

<b>Ajman, United Arab Emirates -</b> "Buy villa in UAE, get family citizenship in Antigua & Barbuda," the advertisements scream.<p>It may seem a strange proposition, but for the majority of the United Arab Emirates' population - who enjoy visa-free travel to only a few dozen countries - attaining a passport …

Caribbean

'Game Of Thrones' Is Transforming Croatia Into a "Kingdom Of Tourism" and Set-Jetting

<i>Photo: Getty Images</i><p>Croatia, where many episodes of about-to-be-launched Season 5 of Game of Thrones were filmed, is enthusiastically gearing up for a flood of Thrones-happy tourists.<p>The trend began in 2011 when the massively popular series debuted, and all signs point to exponential growth of the …

TV Series

Generator Paris

"Hostel" isn't the first word that comes to mind when you step into the freshly opened Generator Paris—from its sheer size alone (916 beds across eight floors) to the supremely Instagrammable communal spaces (where Tom Dixon lights are paired with flea market scores) that could give boutique hotels …

Hospitality

Hilton Knows Hotels' Global Expansion Opportunities Are Enormous

Ever wonder why real estate interests are pouring so much money into hotel construction and investors are funneling so many dollars into Airbnb and …

The West Australian

Down, downVideoPerth’s cheapest homes plunge to mid-2000s pricesIf you bought your house in December 2014, you might have lost as much as $35,000.Kim …

Costa Rica hasn't used any fossil fuel in over two months

It's been 75 days since Costa Rica's power grid last had a sip of petroleum. Thanks to heavy rainfall at the start of the year, the Central American nation has been able to provide 100 percent of its energy needs via renewable resources. This certainly represents a major milestone in green energy …

Slovenia: Europe's outdoor adventure playground

The central European country of Slovenia packs an adventure-sports punch much greater than its diminutive size would suggest. The north of the country is dominated by towering mountain ranges that provide plentiful challenges for hikers and skiers. In the west, pure alpine streams strengthen as …