The Pain of Mexico’s Tourism Board Demise and 4 Other Tourism Trends This Week

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Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios atop the Great Pyramid of Cholula (Tlachihualtepetl) in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. The demise of the country’s tourism board has widespread ramifications. Katie Schumm / Flickr

Skift Take: This week in tourism, some destinations in Mexico see a decline in visitors; South Africa hopes Muslim travelers will contribute to a strong winter season; and Fosun’s CEO discusses its new resort strategy.

— Isaac Carey

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Botswana Tries to Appease Both Sightseers and Elephant Hunters

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Tourists view an elephant while boating on the Chobe River in Botswana Chobe National Park. Photo safaris are becoming more popular, but a return to elephant hunting might hurt the trend’s momentum. Chris Jek / AFP/Bloomberg

Skift Take: Despite lifting a ban on hunting elephants, Botswana says the animals won’t be killed in areas popular with photographers. However, the country risks harming its tourism industry and conservation efforts with the move.

— Sean O’Neill

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