ChangChill, Thailand: Now an observation-only venue. World Animal ProtectionSkift Take: It seems far-fetched that a tiny village in Nepal that depends on elephant-back safaris could one day be a million-dollar profit attraction. If this initiative works, it’s a great day for tourism communities.
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Ryanair aircraft. The UK advertising advertising watchdog labelled one of the airline's environmental claims misleading. Anna Zvereva / FlickrSkift Take: Despite all the evidence to the contrary, the airline industry is desperate to inflate its green credentials. This is just one example of a worrying trend. — Patrick WhyteRead the Complete Story On Skift
Cathay Pacific Airways planes parked at the Hong Kong International Airport. The airline is asking its 27,000 employees to take three weeks of unpaid leave while the Hong Kong carrier struggles with plunging revenue due to China's virus outbreak. Vincent Thian / Associated PressSkift Take: This is an extraordinary move from Cathay Pacific, but it shows the kind of knife-edge conditions it was operating under. — Patrick WhyteRead the Complete Story On Skift
Shown here is Kadoro, the restaurant at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat in the Cederberg Mountains in the Western Cape, South Africa. The Red Carnation Hotel CollectionSkift Take: South African tourism is on the decline. There are several factors at play, but given the diversity of experiences that can be had in this country of 58 million people, what's needed is a new and sharper narrative. — Colin NagyRead the Complete Story On Skift
The living wall in Avoya Travel's new innovation center in San Diego County, Calif. The agency said it added 500 travel advisors in 2019. Avoya TravelSkift Take: Strong sales are giving travel agencies the means to expand, but they face challenges in finding experienced travel advisors. As a way around this, some are looking to acquire existing agencies or attract more independents to their host operations. — Maria LenhartRead the Complete Story On Skift
Mysterious and exotic, full of enigma and charm, Caucasus tours are filled with alluring landscapes and lovely people that are sure to take your breath away.
Flanked by the Black Sea to the west and the Caspian Sea to the east, the Caucasus is home to the Caucasus Mountains, including the Greater Caucasus mountain range, where Mount Elbrus, Europe’s highest peak, rises majestically over Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Predominantly occupied by Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia, the Caucasus is so diverse and varied that visiting one village to another feels like stepping into a different world.
Traveling to the Caucasus used to be a trip off the beaten path. However, the introduction of the eVisa, made access to the region more convenient and affordable. For those who want to experience the region’s abundance of marvels, here is...
Guest post by long-term traveler Jacqueline Boss
It’s easy to be dazzled by the romantic allure of a nomadic, no-roots lifestyle. But as with any path less taken, the way can seem hazier, scarier and more dangerous. I’m here to tell you, as someone who has been paid to travel for 10 years, that it’s not only simple to become a permanent wanderer, but also that you don’t need to be wealthy or retired to do it.
There is a vibrant subculture of travelers doing jobs in beautiful places and living on site in employee housing. Here’s how you can find these jobs and travel indefinitely while saving money.
What are these adventure travel jobs?
Companies that provide housing are usually (but not always):
– In the tourism industry
– In destination locations
Every summer, idyllic lakeside summer camps and remote wilderness...