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U.S. records decline in big-spending national tourism

U.S. records decline in big-spending national tourism

U.S. records decline in big-spending foreign tourists Sponsored areas of interest by Spain Over the past two years, Spain’s national tourism agency has targeted big-spending cosmopolitan travelers from Europe and the U.S. and promoted foodie vacations in parts of Spain not typically visited by international travelers. Spain is the second most visited country The work has paid off, with Spain recently surpassing the U.S. to become the second most visited country in the world by national tourism, behind only France. Spain at the cost of attracting international tourists U.S. travelRead More


Corona outbreak coincides with Chinese tourism

Corona outbreak coincides with Chinese tourism

Coronavirus outbreak coming at a terrible time for Chinese tourism industry The Chinese travel hundreds of millions Under normal circumstances, the week of the Lunar New Year should be a highlight of the Chinese tourism industry’s calendar. Every year, in the space of a week, Chinese make around hundreds of millions of trips—boarding flights, visiting family and friends, and making the most of big-ticket domestic tourism sites. 20% increase in travel compared to last year. Between Jan. and 19, there were nearly 120 million railway trips in preparation for theRead More


Destruction of Yemen buildings

World Monuments Fund restores buildings in war-ravaged Yemen

World Monuments Fund restores buildings in war-ravaged Yemen Restoration of Imam’s Palace Taiz, a battleground in the civil war that has consumed Yemen since 2015, sustained serious damage to heritage sites. In 2016, the National Museum was shelled and its collection of manuscripts destroyed. A 16th-century mosque was blown up by Houthi rebels, prompting the World Monuments Fund (WMF) to place the city on the watch list for the protection of heritage in 2018. These places are cracking At a discussion in London’s Imperial War Museum, where an exhibition titledRead More