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Journeys to the west: China believes domestic tourism can promote “ethnic unity” Journeys to the west: China believes domestic tourism can promote “ethnic unity”

Journeys to the west: China believes domestic tourism can promote “ethnic unity”

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Print section Print Rubric:  China hopes that tourism will bind its ethnic-minority regions more closely with the rest of the country. The strategy is failing Print Headline:  Journeys to the west Print Fly Title:  Ethnic harmony UK Only Article:  standard article Issue: ...
Journeys to the west: China believes domestic tourism can promote “ethnic unity” Journeys to the west: China believes domestic tourism can promote “ethnic unity”

Journeys to the west: China believes domestic tourism can promote “ethnic unity”

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Print section Print Rubric:  China hopes that tourism will bind its ethnic-minority regions more closely with the rest of the country. The strategy is failing Print Headline:  Journeys to the west Print Fly Title: ...

I’m with the banned: International visitors are already turning their back on Trump-era America

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Main image:  WHEN President Donald Trump announced his travel ban last month, affecting people from seven majority-Muslim countries, this blog wondered what effect it would have on tourism and business travel to America. “The direct impact to tourism of a travel ban from these countries will be small,” a fellow Gulliver noted, since “each sends a piddling number of visitors to America.” But there was a bigger concern: “Will the decree—easily interpreted as a deep hostility to the world beyond America’s shores—put off global travellers?”Two weeks later, it has become clear that the answer is yes.Last week, the travel ban was blocked temporarily by a federal judge and the suspension upheld by a panel of appeals court judges. But that hasn’t stopped Mr Trump’s executive order from having an effect on travel to the United States.Hopper, a market research firm, looked at online searches for flights into America, comparing the final weeks of the Obama administration with the first weeks of Mr Trump’s presidency. It found that these searches had declined by 17%. The overwhelming majority of countries studied showed a drop in interest. The most notable exception was Russia, which has been accused of meddling in November’s presidential election in Mr Trump’s favour and colluding with members of his team. ...

I’m with the banned: International visitors are already turning their back on Trump-era America

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Main image:  WHEN President Donald Trump announced his travel ban last month, affecting people from seven majority-Muslim countries, this blog wondered what effect it would have on tourism and business travel to America. “The direct impact to tourism of a travel ban from these countries will be small,” a fellow Gulliver noted, since “each sends a piddling number of visitors to America.” But there was a bigger concern: “Will the decree—easily interpreted as a deep hostility to the world beyond America’s shores—put off global travellers?”Two weeks later, it has become clear that the answer is yes.Last week, the travel ban was blocked temporarily by a federal judge and the suspension upheld by a panel of appeals court judges. But that hasn’t stopped Mr Trump’s executive order from having an effect on travel to the United States.Hopper, a market research firm, looked at online searches for flights into America, comparing the final weeks of the Obama administration with the first weeks of Mr Trump’s presidency. It found that these searches had declined by 17%. The overwhelming majority of countries studied showed a drop in interest. The most notable exception was Russia, which has been accused of meddling in November’s presidential election in Mr Trump’s favour and colluding with members of his team. ...

Ta-ta taxis, hasta luego hotels: Business travellers are keener on the sharing economy than their employers

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Main image:  RIDE-HAILING apps and home-rental sites are fast becoming mainstays of the corporate travel world—but perhaps not quite as fast as many business travellers would like.Two recent reports shed light on the rapid changes taking place within the industry. One comes from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), which represents corporate travel managers. Its latest survey found that the number of businesses allowing their employees to use ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft has increased by nearly 15% since June. Over the same period, the share permitting workers to book lodging through Airbnb and similar services increased 20%. Yet despite that growth, half of corporate travel policies still don’t explicitly allow employees to use ride-hailing apps, and 70% make no mention of using home-rental services.At first glance, those figures appear at odds with a survey released by Certify, which makes software that tracks business-travel expenses. It found that in the final quarter of 2016, Uber accounted for 52% of “ground transportation” expenses, the first time that it has captured the majority of that market. That compares with 40% during the same period in 2015. Its main rival, Lyft, saw its share double, to a more modest 4% of all rides. Rental cars (33%) and taxis (11%) account ...

Ta-ta taxis, hasta luego hotels: Business travellers are keener on the sharing economy than their employers

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Main image:  RIDE-HAILING apps and home-rental sites are fast becoming mainstays of the corporate travel world—but perhaps not quite as fast as many business travellers would like.Two recent reports shed light on the rapid changes taking place within the industry. One comes from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), which represents corporate travel managers. Its latest survey found that the number of businesses allowing their employees to use ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft has increased by nearly 15% since June. Over the same period, the share permitting workers to book lodging through Airbnb and similar services increased 20%. Yet despite that growth, half of corporate travel policies still don’t allow employees to use ride-hailing apps, and 70% prohibit home-rental services in favour of traditional hotels.At first glance, those figures appear at odds with a survey released by Certify, which makes software that tracks business-travel expenses. It found that in the final quarter of 2016, Uber accounted for 52% of “ground transportation” expenses, the first time that it has captured the majority of that market. That compares with 40% during the same period in 2015. Its main rival, Lyft, saw its share double, to a more modest 4% of all rides. Rental cars (33%) and taxis (11%) ...

Home suite home: Why Marriott is turning some of its rooms into communal apartments

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Main image:  JUST as Airbnb has started to take on hotels at their own game, the tables seem to be turning. The short-term lodging rental site was once known for its un-hotel-like offerings. Hosts lived alongside their guests, who were often put up in quirkily decorated spare rooms. Nowadays it offers “business travel ready” listings, for properties that have Wi-Fi, 24-hour check-in and other basic amenities. Entire houses can now be rented, not only box bedrooms. And as cities crack down on illegal Airbnb listings, it has even starting to play by the rules. As a result, the number of business bookings through the site has rocketed.Unsurprising, then, that some hotels are returning the favour and becoming a bit more like Airbnb. At a recent conference in Los Angeles, Marriott International unveiled a concept for a hotel room that could take on short-term rental firms. Under a row of tents on a city street, the hotel chain displayed models of some ideas it is considering. The most noteworthy was a new kind of suite with four bedrooms, a living room, dining-room furniture and a full kitchen. In other words, a four-bedroom apartment (see picture).Most hotels have emphasised convenience and comfort over home-style living. But Airbnb and its ilk have shown travellers that there is a virtue to the latter. ...
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