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  • BERLIN, Dec 13- European tourism group TUI is putting contingency plans in place for Britain's exit from the European Union, it said on Wednesday, aiming to address potential problem areas such as flying rights, visa requirements and changes in demand. CEO Fritz Joussen said if certain destinations became more expensive for Britons due to a fall in sterling then...

  • Significant need to increase our cost efficiency: Scandinavian Airlines CEO

    Rickard Gustafson speaks about strategy and how artificial intelligence will play a role in his company.

  • Daniel Tang of Wipay says the service lets Chinese tourists use wallets such as Alipay in cities like Singapore.

  • A view of the interior of the Grand Hyatt Shanghai hotel in Shanghai, China.

    Capital controls in China have slowed corporates' global shopping spree and the hospitality sector is feeling their effect.

  • Mexico's Secretary of Tourism Enrique de la Madrid Cordero

    He says the U.S. State Department's warnings about travel to Mexico are sometimes "misleading."

  • Enrique de la Madrid Cordero: Mexico, US should work on responsible drinking

    Enrique de la Madrid Cordero, Mexico secretary of tourism, discusses how the Mexican government is combating reports of tainted liquor and crime, both of which are deterring tourists from traveling to the country.

  • Gilda Sagrado, executive director of Bali Tourism Promotion Board, gives an update of the situation in the Indonesian island after Mt Agung erupted in November.

  • IATA CEO Alexandre de Juniac speaks about his business' North American market.

  • LONDON, Dec 5- London was the number one destination for European tourists in 2017, a study showed on Tuesday, as the cheaper pound made it attractive to both domestic and foreign visitors despite a spate of militant attacks on the British capital this year. London saw a 24 percent increase in bookings from Europe and retained its position as the top visitor...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— A lawmaker is raising concerns about double-decker sightseeing buses in New York City, saying Monday that tougher regulations are needed to protect tourists, pedestrians and motorists on the busy streets of the nation's largest city. Brad Hoylman, of Manhattan, urged the state to beef up its rules for the tourist buses. "Double-decker tour buses...

  • Shoppers in the Myeongdong area of Seoul, South Korea, on May 18, 2017.

    The move is a sign of thawing relations between the countries that have been locked in a year-long diplomatic standoff.

  • KARANGASEM, Indonesia, Nov 28- Indonesia kept the airport on Bali closed on Tuesday as ash from an erupting volcano swept the holiday island, leaving thousands of tourists stranded, and authorities tried to persuade villagers living near the crater to leave their homes. The airport- the second-biggest in Indonesia- will be closed at least until 7 a.m. on Wednesday,...

  • KARANGASEM, Indonesia, Nov 28- Indonesia kept the airport on Bali closed on Tuesday as ash from an erupting volcano swept the holiday island, leaving thousands of tourists stranded as authorities tried to persuade villagers living nearby to leave their homes. The airport- the second-biggest in Indonesia- will be closed at least until 7 a.m. on Wednesday, the...

  • JAKARTA/ CANDI DASA, Indonesia, Nov 28- Bali's rumbling Mount Agung is starting to impact the economy of the holiday island and, if the eruptions and volcanic ash clouds persist, could spark a bigger wave of cancellations by visitors to Indonesia's main tourism destination as peak season beckons. In January-September, Bali received 4.5 million foreign tourist...

  • SEOUL, Nov 28- China will allow travel agencies in Beijing and Shandong to partially resume sales of group tours to South Korea, an official at Korea Tourism Oragnization said on Wednesday. China will, however, continue to disallow online sales of tours to South Korea, as well as charter flights and cruise travel with the country, Park Yong- hwan told Reuters.

  • DENPASAR, Indonesia, Nov 27- Indonesia raised its warning for Bali's Mount Agung volcano to the top level four alert on Monday, closed the holiday island's airport and told residents near the summit to immediately evacuate, warning of the "imminent" risk of a larger eruption. Bali's airport was closed for 24 hours, disrupting 445 flights and some 59,000 passengers,...

  • TOKYO, Nov 26- A Japanese cosmetics firm has apologized for a sign banning entry for Chinese people posted in one of its outlets, highlighting lingering hostility to foreign visitors from some in Japan as it strives to extend a shopping-driven tourism boom. Pola's mea culpa comes as Japan looks to boost a Chinese-powered inbound tourism boom ahead of the 2020...

  • DUBAI, Nov 23- Saudi Arabia aims to start issuing tourist visas to foreigners next year, a senior Saudi official told CNN, as the government seeks to open up the conservative kingdom and find new sources of revenue to diversify its economy. At present, foreigners travelling to Saudi Arabia are largely restricted to resident workers and their dependents, business...

  • Expect Ryanair to recover from recent crises

    IHS Markit's Head of Aviation John Sneller speaks about how airlines will fare as the winter peak travel season gets underway.

  • *Signs of recovery in Turkey, Egypt. LONDON, Nov 22- Travel group Thomas Cook reported lower profit margins in its British business due to tough competition in Spain, sending its shares down more than 10 percent and leaving it reliant on a recovery in Egypt and Turkey to ease the pressure. Tour operators and airlines have expanded capacity in Spain and other western...