Barcelona Bares Brunt of Mobile World Congress Cancellation and 12 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

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Barcelona’s tourism industry to be majorly impacted by the cancellation of the Mobile World Congress. kaprikfoto / Adobe

Skift Take: This week in tourism news, Barcelona is reeling after the Mobile World Congress cancelled its 15th annual trade show in the city due to the coronavirus outbreak. Plus, will China hit back at countries that implemented strict travel bans against its citizens?

— Danielle Hyams

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Travel Oregon’s Budget Could Be Threatened Over Scrutiny of Its Executives’ Pay Hikes

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Crater Lake in Oregon. Sandra Strait / Flickr

Skift Take: Tourism boards in the U.S. often have to fight hard to maintain their funding sources. When legitimate questions over executive compensation levels come up — as has happened in Oregon — it threatens to give all of tourism marketing a bad name.

— Rosie Spinks

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