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North America & Caribbean

Breaking: Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Finally Have Approval to Sail to Cuba

Breaking: Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Finally Have Approval to Sail to Cuba

Hannah Sampson, Skift

It took longer than expected, but more U.S.-based cruise lines are about to start sailing between the U.S. and Havana. We're curious how demand will hold up.

7 hours ago

Visit California Positions Itself as the Birthplace of Modern Luxury Travel

Visit California Positions Itself as the Birthplace of Modern Luxury Travel

Greg Oates, Skift

Visit California developed an integrated research and content framework to support its travel and media partners' ability to better engage luxury consumers than it can do alone on its own brand.com website and paid marketing platforms.

14 hours ago

U.S. Travel Growth Is Slowing Due to International and Business Weakness

U.S. Travel Growth Is Slowing Due to International and Business Weakness

Hannah Sampson, Skift

It looks like the trend of slow growth for travel in the United States — or no growth, in some sectors — will continue into early 2017.

15 hours ago

SeaWorld Is Cutting Jobs in a Company-Wide Restructuring

SeaWorld Is Cutting Jobs in a Company-Wide Restructuring

Associated Press

SeaWorld's CEO announced a comprehensive cost-cutting program last month meant to result in net savings of $40 million. We have to wonder what the next step will be after getting rid of these 320 jobs.

1 day ago

U.S. Outbound Tourism Snapshot for September 2016

U.S. Outbound Tourism Snapshot for September 2016

Dan Peltier, Skift

Nine months in to 2016, outbound U.S. tourism is confirming our earlier position that this was going to be an excellent year for foreign travel. A strong currency helps outweigh fears of violence and even Zika.

2 days ago

Manhattan to Get Another Skydeck and This One’s Near Grand Central Terminal

Manhattan to Get Another Skydeck and This One’s Near Grand Central Terminal

David M. Levitt, Bloomberg

Observation deck glut in Manhattan? With a couple new ones on the way, including one perched above Grand Central Terminal, tourists will have plenty to see -- although pricing won't be cheap.

2 days ago

Atlantic City Considers Donald Trump Museum to Boost Tourism

Atlantic City Considers Donald Trump Museum to Boost Tourism

Associated Press

A city built on lies and corruption, and with nothing left to lose, looks to a man who swindled thousands of its residents and created four industry-killing bankruptcies — it's so wrong it could be right.

3 days ago

Canada Eases Visa Restrictions on Mexican Tourists

Canada Eases Visa Restrictions on Mexican Tourists

Josh Wingrove, Bloomberg

Canada and Mexico want to make it clear to each other that they're willing to work together to make tourism easier, even if the new administration in the country between them doesn't share the same view.

3 days ago

Trump’s Top Appointees Signal That Travel Infrastructure Is a Priority

Trump’s Top Appointees Signal That Travel Infrastructure Is a Priority

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Reading between the lines, Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure plan will likely be cobbled together from tax breaks, incentives, and little direct investment.

7 days ago

Yellowstone Prepares for Even More Crowds

Yellowstone Prepares for Even More Crowds

Associated Press and The Cody Enterprise

Overtourism is a very real challenge, especially for Yellowstone National Park, arguably one of the most popular national parks in the entire U.S.

1 week ago

Video: Explaining the New York of Our Travel Fantasies

Video: Explaining the New York of Our Travel Fantasies

Sarah Enelow, Skift

New York has nearly always been a hot tourist destination. Sometimes we forget that in large part, the film industry created the dreamy, thrilling, magnetic New York of our travel fantasies.

1 week ago

Universal Rolls Out Its Nintendo Partnership in Three Theme Parks

Universal Rolls Out Its Nintendo Partnership in Three Theme Parks

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Theme parks have found success in building immersive experiences around beloved characters. We have to wonder if the Nintendo strategy provides a glimpse of how Universal will use the recently acquired DreamWorks Animation.

1 week ago