Domestic and international tourist crowds traveling in Japan

I thought I managed to beat the tourist crowds on my recent trip to Japan. On my first night in Osaka, I managed to get a picture with the famous Glico sign without anyone else in the background. Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards Days later, CNBC’s Abigail Ng saw multiple groups of people flocking to … Read more

COP27: Ukraine finds new allies in a Russian tourist hotspot

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt CNN — Ukraine’s pavilion at the COP27 UN climate conference in Egypt is built of austere, dark gray walls. It feels like a bomb shelter, a bit out of place among all the brightly colored structures erected by other countries that are showcasing climate solutions and celebrating natural beauty. The contrast is … Read more

Takeaways from Biden’s trip to summits in Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia

CNN — President Joe Biden arrives in Washington on Wednesday evening after a whirlwind slate of summits across two different continents – his largest opportunity yet to play diplomat-in-chief among other world leaders in a world reemerging from the Covid-19 pandemic. The trip – spanning Egypt, Cambodia and Indonesia for summits focused on climate, Southeast … Read more

5 things to know for Nov. 14: Midterms, UVA shooting, Air show crash, Trump, China

CNN — The TSA is ramping up security measures at airports nationwide after admitting to multiple protocol failures that allowed a man to get through a checkpoint with two box cutters. The move comes as passengers are expected to flood airports ahead of Thanksgiving in 10 days. Here’s what else you need to know Get … Read more

5 things to know for Nov. 14: Midterms, UVA shooting, Air show crash, Trump, China

CNN — The TSA is ramping up security measures at airports nationwide after admitting to multiple protocol failures that allowed a man to get through a checkpoint with two box cutters. The move comes as passengers are expected to flood airports ahead of Thanksgiving in 10 days. Here’s what else you need to know Get … Read more

Weak yen to boost travel; no full rebound without China

After more than two years of strict Covid-19 border controls, Japan reinstated visa-free travel to 68 countries on Tuesday. Maki Nakamura | Digitalvision | Getty Images The Japanese yens slump against the US dollar has sparked some worry in Japan, but that could encourage more travelers to visit the country again, according to analysts — … Read more

Weak yen to boost travel; no full rebound without China

After more than two years of strict Covid-19 border controls, Japan reinstated visa-free travel to 68 countries on Tuesday. Maki Nakamura | Digitalvision | Getty Images The Japanese yens slump against the US dollar has sparked some worry in Japan, but that could encourage more travelers to visit the country again, according to analysts — … Read more

China’s Golden Week spending plunges to seven-year low as zero-Covid batters economy

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Hong Kong CNN Business — Holiday spending during China’s Golden Week has plunged to its lowest level in seven … Read more

The Tourists Who Traveled to Russia in the Middle of Vladimir Putin’s War on Ukraine

Hundreds of thousands of Russian men have fled the country in the past two weeks and Western leaders are issuing increasingly ominous warnings about the potential for a nuclear strike—but some foreign tourists have bafflingly decided now is the perfect time to vacation there. “Hey guys! I got a visa to Russia and I really … Read more

What is required to travel to Hong Kong? Many, many tests

Travelers headed to Hong Kong no longer need to quarantine in a hotel upon arrival. But they will have to submit to a barrage of Covid tests. They can go to work, take public transportation and go to supermarkets, but for the first three days, travelers can’t go into “high-risk premises” such as restaurants, bars … Read more