Thailand and China Announce Mutual Visa Exemption to Boost Tourism

Last Updated: January 28, 2024, 11:59 IST Thailand’s Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin walks through the arrivals gate after greeting Chinese tourists at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok on September 25, 2023. (AFP) Thailand and China announce visa waiver, boosting tourism after COVID-19 impact. Explore the impact on Southeast Asia’s economy and Chinese travel to Thailand … Read more

Airbnb Pitches Skeptical Shoppers on More Relevant Reviews

Updated Nov. 8, 2023 11:04 am ET Listen to article (2 minutes) Would you trust Airbnb reviews more if you knew more about the guests leaving reviews? The short-term rental company is hoping you will. Airbnb announced several changes to its ratings and reviews page on Wednesday. Potential guests looking at past reviews of properties … Read more

Living in the Middle of Halloween Central Is Not Wicked Fun

Residents of historic Salem, Mass., face weeks of snarled roads, jammed sidewalks and modern-day witches cashing in

U.S. Push to Evacuate Americans from Gaza Falters Amid Egyptian Demands

Egypt wants deal for aid to Gaza before letting foreigners exit, officials say; Palestinians offered temporary travel corridor to southern Gaza Palestinians with dual citizenship wait for permission to enter Egypt from Gaza at the Rafah border crossing. ibraheem abu mustafa/Reuters

China's Golden Week Doesn't Glitter

Chinese tourism noticeably rebounded during the nation’s eight-day Golden Week holiday. But consumption—and more importantly housing sales—remained sluggish. Source link

A Divided West Maui Reopens to Tourists: ‘You’re Visiting a Really, Really Fragile Place’

Hawaii leaders want to slowly welcome visitors crucial to the economy, but some residents say it is too soon Community members held a prayer circle Friday and some painted signs expressing their opposition to the Sunday return of tourists to West Maui, Hawaii, two months after a devastating fire there. Mario Tama/Getty Images Source link

China Travel Continues Recovery During Golden Week

China’s domestic travel during the Golden Week holiday surged and exceeded prepandemic levels, but growth showed signs of slowing and came below government expectations. Source link

A Divided West Maui Reopens to Tourists: ‘You’re Visiting a Really, Really Fragile Place’

Hawaii leaders want to slowly welcome visitors crucial to the economy, but some residents say it is too soon Community members held a prayer circle Friday and some painted signs expressing their opposition to the Sunday return of tourists to West Maui, Hawaii, two months after a devastating fire there. Mario Tama/Getty Images Source link

Airlines Cancel Flights To Israel Amid Ongoing Hamas Attack

Several airlines began canceling flights from the U.S. to Israel on Saturday after Hamas militants took the Middle Eastern nation by surprise with a multi-pronged attack that has claimed hundreds of lives and appears far from over. The American Embassy in Israel said early Saturday afternoon that Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport remains open but … Read more