PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - May 25
May 25 The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
LONDON, March 8 Security is holidaymakers' main consideration when choosing a destination, a research report released on Wednesday by Bournemouth University and travel search site Travelzoo said.
"Since Tunisia happened, safety and security has moved higher and higher up the agenda," Travelzoo's European President Richard Singer told Reuters, adding that security was now travellers' number one concern.
A British coroner last week criticised the security arrangements of a Tunisian hotel where 38 tourists were killed by a militant in 2015.
The study said it had found that "97 percent of all respondents have personal safety at the forefront of their minds when choosing a holiday destination, and that the majority feel significantly more concerned now than they did in 2014".
"Two years ago, the most important things to do with choosing a holiday probably revolved around price or sunshine. But now, it's just safety and security," Singer said, adding that travel advice needed to be easier to understand.
Some of the families of victims of the Tunisia attack said that they would have changed their plans if they had been aware of warnings about travel to Tunisia.
Wednesday's report recommended a "pass/fail" security accreditation for hotels and landmarks, although Singer said its exact form was up to the industry to decide.
Travelzoo's survey of 6,000 consumers in China, the United States, Germany, Britain, France, Russia, India and South Africa, is due to be presented at a travel conference in Berlin. (Reporting by Alistair Smout; Editing by Alexander Smith)
SAN FRANCISCO, May 24 Infosys Ltd, the India-based computer services giant, on Wednesday touted its new strategy to hire and train 10,000 American workers over the next two years at the company's annual leadership meeting in San Francisco.
DUBAI, May 25 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Thursday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.