Golden getaway: cost, safety prompt more Chinese tourists to stay closer to home

By Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI, Sept 29 : As China’s army of tourists prepares for next week’s ‘Golden Week’ vacation, the hottest destinations aren’t Paris, New York or Tokyo. Instead, a cooling economy means holidaymakers are staying closer to home – on the beaches of Sanya or the peaks of far-western Yunnan. Chinese travellers – who […]

Hurricane Irma threatens Florida’s bustling tourism industry

By Alana Wise and Caroline Humer NEW YORK, Sept 10 : Hurricane Irma’s path of destruction up Florida’s Gulf Coast on Sunday threatens to disrupt a thriving state tourism industry worth more than $100 billion annually just months ahead of the busy winter travel season. Some of the state’s biggest attractions have announced temporary closures, […]