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.
A registered sex offender has been arrested in Australia under the "world's toughest" crackdown on underage sex tourism. Canberra now has the right to seize both Australian and foreign passports.
Catalonia's independence push is taking its toll on the region's tourism industry, with revenues and hotel bookings down since a banned October 1 secession referendum that was marred by violence.
Terror fears and a fall in the British pound after the Brexit vote have been cited as causing the budget airline to go bust. A massive operation to repatriate more than 100,000 tourists is underway.
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.
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