Third-Party Excursions Popular With Cruisers and 14 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

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Cruise lines have faced more competition from third-party companies as cruisers prefer independent tours over their excursions. Walking tours along Amsterdam’s streets, pictured here, are an example of such excursions. Nicolas Vigier / Flickr

Skift Take: This week in tourism, cruise lines are feeling the heat as third-party company tours become more of a hit with passengers and travel advisors. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s new tourism frontier is put to the test as the kingdom loosens restrictions in a bid to bring in more non-Muslim visitors.

— Jasmine Ganaishlal

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