Destinations

FAO Schwarz Hopes Tourists Come Back When It Returns to New York City

FAO Schwarz Hopes Tourists Come Back When It Returns to New York City

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press

It makes sense for FAO Schwarz's new owners to try to revive the storied brand, which is as much about a tourist experience as selling actual goods. Expect to see pop-up FAO shops for the holidays in the UK, Spain, and Australia.

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TUI and Thomas Cook Tackle Brexit and 10 Other Tourism Trends This Week

TUI and Thomas Cook Tackle Brexit and 10 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in tourism, companies with deep interests in the UK like TUI and Thomas Cook are anxious to see what the UK's impending withdrawal from the European Union will really mean for them. Nearby, tour buses in Rome are facing new restrictions on how many of them can clog up the city center.

2 days ago

U.S. Tourism Numbers Are About More Than Just President Trump

U.S. Tourism Numbers Are About More Than Just President Trump

Justin Fox, Bloomberg

The story is always a little more complex than the headlines suggest, although it probably doesn't do the United States much good having a President who offends and insults millions of people.

3 days ago

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How Fort Worth is Connecting Meeting Planners and Local Innovators in High-Growth Sectors

How Fort Worth is Connecting Meeting Planners and Local Innovators in High-Growth Sectors

Visit Fort Worth + Skift

Different sectors in advanced and creative industries in Fort Worth work together to support the city’s rise on the national scene.

3 weeks ago

Caribbean Destinations Gear Up for Pot Tourism Even While Weed Is Still Illegal

Caribbean Destinations Gear Up for Pot Tourism Even While Weed Is Still Illegal

Dan Peltier, Skift

Pot tourism has become a big business in places like Colorado where marijuana has been legalized. Caribbean tourism officials wish local governments would legalize the drug to get pot tourism experiences and events on the map.

3 days ago

Argentina’s Currency Crisis Creates Affordable Luxury for Visitors

Argentina’s Currency Crisis Creates Affordable Luxury for Visitors

Patrick Gillespie, Bloomberg

Argentina's currency crisis might be good news for international bargain-seeking visitors, but Argentine citizens are seeing their own trips grow too expensive.

4 days ago

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Video: VisitDallas President and CEO on How Destinations Are Fighting Against Discriminatory Legislation

Video: VisitDallas President and CEO on How Destinations Are Fighting Against Discriminatory Legislation

Phillip Jones, president and CEO of VisitDallas, joined Greg Oates, SkiftX’s editor-at-large, at Skift Global Forum 2018 to discuss the value in banding together with fellow organizations and stakeholders to fight discriminatory legislation.

7 days ago

WebBeds on Shopping Spree for Bedbanks: Should Hotelbeds Be Worried?

WebBeds on Shopping Spree for Bedbanks: Should Hotelbeds Be Worried?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

The acquisition of Destinations of the World seals WebBeds as the second largest B2B bedbank player, but incumbent Hotelbeds need not worry – for a very long time.

7 days ago

Zimbabwe Is Boosting Tourism Despite Its Ravaged Economy

Zimbabwe Is Boosting Tourism Despite Its Ravaged Economy

Colin Nagy, Skift

If you're reading the papers, Zimbabwe's economy looks like a disaster from the outside. But it offers one of the most interesting tourism experiences in Africa at the moment, and intrepid travelers have taken note.

7 days ago

Midterm Election Fallout and 18 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Midterm Election Fallout and 18 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in tourism, the U.S. midterm elections and a new split Congress were top of mind. If you've overdosed on political news, don't miss an introduction from our new Asia Editor and ramped-up coverage of travel advisors, including a new weekly newsletter: Travel Advisor Innovation Report.

1 week ago

Emirates Is Ending Its Sponsorship of France’s Best Football Team

Emirates Is Ending Its Sponsorship of France’s Best Football Team

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

Emirates doesn't always sponsor the best team – hello Arsenal – but it does focus on the ones with the fan base in the right demographic. The PSG split is more about politics than marketing smarts.

1 week ago

The Arctic Circle Is the Next Frontier for Ski Tourism

The Arctic Circle Is the Next Frontier for Ski Tourism

Jen Murphy, Bloomberg

Perhaps surprisingly, it's still possible to find pockets of undiscovered terrain in the world. The Arctic Circle is one of those hidden gems that may not stay hidden for long.

1 week ago