Malaysia Airlines has just reduced the number its flights to Malaysia, but seven percent of Malaysia's GDP is generated through tourism. Malaysia must still improve its infrastructure in spite of sinking revenue from its oil sales.
The recent fatal knife attack on German nationals at a popular Egyptian resort is yet another setback for the country's troubled tourism sector. Industry officials have called for immediate action.
Thailand's attractiveness as a tourist destination remains evergreen as millions of tourists continue to flock to the Southeast Asian nation, providing much needed momentum to its economy. But challenges remain.
The world's highest mountain is considered the ultimate challenge by mountaineers. Their expensive showdown with nature is an indispensible source of income for Nepal, one of the world's poorest countries.
Tourism is minimal in Chad, one of Africa's poorest countries. Two areas have recently been designated UNESCO World Heritage sites. We ask desert researcher Stefan Kröpelin how that status can benefit Chad.
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