When political crises, terrorist attacks or natural disasters hit tourist destinations, emergency units in travel companies have to react fast.
Travel bans, terror threats and political unrest haven't deterred holidaymakers — world tourism is booming. As the annual ITB trade show kicks off, 10,000 travel companies have gathered to broaden their horizons.
Travel agencies, hotel managers, and diving centres told that reservations are rising especially in Red Sea destinations such as Hurghada and Marsa Alam. EgyptAir to resume Moscow flights on April 12.
The volatile political situation in Catalonia as well as security concerns have cast a dark shadow over the fortunes of Barcelona's tourism industry midterm, hurting the region's economy and jobs. Judit Alonso reports.
One in 10 jobs on the planet is linked to tourism, according to an industry body. Can tourism improve the living standards of women, or the environment? DW spoke to Jane Ashton, director of sustainability at TUI Group.
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