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tourism Archives

Analysis: Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia lead hopes for Asian tourism

The reopening of the region was rudely interrupted in December, and some countries have been much better than others at ...

Analysis: This is what the surprising potential of the tourism industry looks like

The Australian tourism sector is looking up, so now might be the perfect time to investigate options to fulfil that busi...

Asian nations look to hasten reopening in sudden rethink

As Asian governments scramble to open up for tourists, retail sales will get a huge lift. Plans vary by country but the ...

A rush to reopen: Is it doing Australian retail more harm than good?

Duty free shop operators and other airport retailers will be happy with the long-awaited (limited) opening of Australia’...

Retail without borders

When Australia’s doors slammed shut last March, it cost the retail industry a bundle. But internal border closures have ...

How travel bans will impact luxury retailers this Lunar New Year

Chinese consumers account for a significant portion of the global luxury market. What will happen when they stay at home...

Shopping and tourism: Is xenophobia the biggest risk?

Local consumers have been reported to be wary of tourists since the pandemic, but where does that leave retail?

Tourists visiting Singapore chase bargains, not baccarat

Retail has displaced gambling as the single largest drawcard for tourists visiting Singapore.

Mainland visitor slump underlines retail woes

Falling mainland visitor numbers into Hong Kong underline the city’s current retail woes.

Hong Kong tourism gets budget boost

Hong Kong tourism received a big boost in yesterday’s budget - which should produce a positive spin-off for retailers.