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The crumbling kiwi: Travel winners and losers from the dollar’s dive

The crumbling kiwi: Travel winners and losers from the dollar’s dive

American Airlines is part of a wave of airlines connecting NZ to North America this summer. Photo / Supplied The surge in airline capacity between New Zealand and the United States has come as the kiwi dollar’s dive makes this country more affordable for American tourists. At the same time, this country is promoting itself …

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Guest Article: Charting a More Sustainable Course for the Tourism Industry | SDG Knowledge Hub

By Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister for Tourism, Jamaica As the world continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, travelers are increasingly globetrotting with the planet in mind. Recent studies show that over two-thirds of travelers are prioritizing sustainability and insisting on a lighter environmental and social footprint as they take to the skies. For destinations like …

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AGO supports educators this fall with free art education programs online and in-person

this fall, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) continues to make great art accessible by offering even more opportunities for students across Canada to connect with the museum and the AGO Collection. Starting October 12, the AGO’s acclaimed Virtual School Programs return with more partners and more daily sessions to bring live curriculum-based art education …

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Warner Bros. Announces a Wizarding World Festival Coming in 2023

Warner Bros. Discovery announced last week that an inaugural, three-day Wizarding World Festival will be coming to the US in 2023. Witches, wizards and muggles alike will be able to gather together to celebrate the fantastic universe of JK Rowling’s beloved Harry Potter stories, as well as the rest of the imaginary, interconnected Wizarding World. …

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Trade in services set for sustained boom

A visitor (left) tries out GVerse, a business-to-consumer mixed reality social network platform, at the 2022 China International Fair for Trade in Services on Thursday. The value of China”s trade in services surged 20.7 percent year-on-year to 3.39 trillion yuan ($491.37 billion) in the first seven months. [Photo by ZHANG WEI/CHINA DAILY] With Jan-July data …

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“Our land has been destroyed” | Special Report

he devastation caused by the floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has resulted in huge losses to the agriculture and hotel industry. Heart-wrenching images emerged last week from Khyber Pukhtunkhwa’s Malakand division. Many videos capturing the floodings have been circulating on social media. These show a number of hotels, commercial buildings, mosques and houses being washed away …

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State tourism funds could benefit North Country | news

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country could see a boost in tourism from Gov. Kathy Hochul’s latest commitment to revitalizing New York’s tourism industry. As part of her $450 million “Bring Back Tourism, Bring Back Jobs” economic recovery initiative, Gov. Hochul has launched I LOVE NY advertising globally and domestically to attract tourists to New York …

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North Country projects earn millions in funding | news

Projects around the North Country will receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding through the Northern Border Regional Commission. News of the funds came Wednesday when it was announced that twelve projects across the North Country and Upstate New York will share in $5.8 million of federal funding through the commission. In a press …

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