EMEA Pulse: Stories You Should Read for Tuesday, Nov. 17
Here are the travel stories throughout Africa, Asia and Europe that are making headlines today:
Dubai is known for being ultra-modern. However, one venue takes revelers back to Roaring Twenties. The Noir Lounge at the Kempinski Hotel in Mall of the Emirates is decorated like a Flapper and Tommy Gun-era nightclub…. Read more from Gulf News.
The News & Observer travels to Ibiza during the off-season. What did they find? A relaxed, “cozy” island with lots of outdoorsy activities.
Traveling in Rome? You might be eating with the mobster. Rome’s mob bosses are suspected of buying restaurants so that they can launder their money... Read more from Fox News.
After implementing controversial new visa rules, South Africa has seen a decrease in the number of tourist arrivals. At the same time, departures have increased, meaning South Africans are looking elsewhere for their holidays... Read more from All Africa.
Yale University is trying to highlight the contemporary side of Africa. Speakers and innovators from the continent’s most rapidly developing places are on campus this week to highlight a side of Africa that most people don’t think about.
It is too soon to tell how the Paris attacks will affect tourism in the long term. However, investors are worried that fewer people will want to travel. Asian airline shares are down sharply in recent trading sessions... Read more from Bloomberg.
In China’s rural Guizhou Province, there are 49 different ethnic groups. Tourism in the remote mountain areas is giving these people an economic reason to continue their traditional way of life... Read more from China Daily.
Holiday Inn Express is betting on Indonesia. The brand recently opened its eighth Indonesian location, right in the heart of Jakarta... Read more from Franchising.
The Daily Beast looks at a new film called Gringo Trails. The documentary argues that unchecked tourism is ruining certain places. Director Pegi Vail focuses on backpacker culture and uses destinations like once-pristine Koh Phangan, Thailand as examples of places that have been completely overrun and changed by tourism.
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