Author: Kacie Candela

French ski resorts are fighting for survival due to changing COVID travel restrictions

Before COVID, the winter sports tourism industry was worth over €70 billion (£58.2 billion) a year globally, with ski resorts expanding across the world. The pandemic then led to a stark decrease in visitor numbers, with a major impact on revenues and livelihoods. Resorts in France were dealt a further blow in mid-December 2021 when all non-essential travel from the UK was […]

If Qatar can silence critics with a strong tournament, an Olympic bid could be next

When FIFA picked Qatar as the first Middle Eastern country to host the men’s football World Cup in 2022, some considered it a bold gamble. Others thought it was a mistake – including former FIFA President Sepp Blatter. Since then, controversy has never been far from a mega-event which is now less than a year away. Aside from allegations of bribery […]