North America & Caribbean

San Francisco May Charge Tourists to Drive on Famed Crooked Street

San Francisco May Charge Tourists to Drive on Famed Crooked Street

Associated Press

For years, the city has dealt with overtourism in some of its most iconic spots. Forcing people to reserve a drive down Lombard Street would go a long way in cutting down on traffic.

7 days ago

The Bahamas Need Tourism at Center of Post-Dorian Recovery

The Bahamas Need Tourism at Center of Post-Dorian Recovery

Rosie Spinks and Danni Santana , Skift

After being ravaged by the unprecedented Hurricane Dorian, the Bahamas is in its most urgent stage of recovery. But with half of its GDP dependent on tourism, it will need to focus its efforts in the coming months on ensuring that travelers still visit.

1 week ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: How Costa Rica Is Staying Ahead of the Pack on Sustainability

Skift Global Forum Preview: How Costa Rica Is Staying Ahead of the Pack on Sustainability

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Costa Rica has long been associated with ecotourism. But now that the rest of the world is catching up, it is still intent on meeting the challenge of sustainability in newly innovative and ambitious ways.

2 weeks ago

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Guam Accelerates Tourism Development with First-of-Its-Kind Conference

Guam Accelerates Tourism Development with First-of-Its-Kind Conference

Guam Visitors Bureau + Skift

The U.S. territory of Guam is aiming to become the next Sun Valley of travel technology, with a creative forum that brings together tour operators and heavyweights like Airbnb, Booking, and United Airlines. Here’s a closer look at the premiere edition of this innovative summit.

6 days ago

San Francisco Launches Mafengwo Video Series to Lure Chinese Millennial Travelers

San Francisco Launches Mafengwo Video Series to Lure Chinese Millennial Travelers

Jing Travel

San Francisco's destination marketing organization has developed new strategies for luring international travelers, including a video series campaign on Chinese travel-focused social platform Mafengwo. It's a key channel for DMOs looking to reach the highly coveted millennial and Gen Z segments.

2 weeks ago

Bahamian Tourism Minister Calls Dorian Devastating

Bahamian Tourism Minister Calls Dorian Devastating

Brian K. Sullivan ad Jonathan Levin, Bloomberg

The Bahamas is taking an unprecedented beating from Hurricane Dorian.

2 weeks ago

Labor Day Travel Plans: Anywhere But Florida

Labor Day Travel Plans: Anywhere But Florida

Will Wade and Natalie Wong, Bloomberg

Hurricane Dorian is expected to hit Florida over the holiday weekend; travelers are scrambling to alter their plans ahead of it. Hospitality revenue will take a hit as hotels slash rates, even as they become a refuge for regional residents. But discounting rates is the right thing to do.

2 weeks ago

Fight to Save U.S. Tourism Marketing Dollars Tracks Politicians’ Threats

Fight to Save U.S. Tourism Marketing Dollars Tracks Politicians’ Threats

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The fight to protect destination marketing organizations from losing their funding has always been political — but the tactics used are getting more sophisticated than you might think.

3 weeks ago

Disney Unveils Star Wars Hotel That Isn’t a Hotel

Disney Unveils Star Wars Hotel That Isn’t a Hotel

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

OK, if this isn't a hotel we'll have to put "space cruise" under the umbrella of alternative accommodations.

3 weeks ago

New York City Projects Record-Breaking Visitors as U.S. Inbound Travel Cools

New York City Projects Record-Breaking Visitors as U.S. Inbound Travel Cools

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The picture of U.S. inbound travel overall is not particularly bright. But New York City has proved uniquely equipped to weather the storm.

4 weeks ago

Look Who’s Issuing Travel Advisories Now for the U.S. Since Dayton and El Paso

Look Who’s Issuing Travel Advisories Now for the U.S. Since Dayton and El Paso

Rosie Spinks, Skift

In the wake of the mass shootings that claimed 31 lives in early August, several authorities have issued travel alerts for travelers headed to the U.S. Whether it's a statement or a matter of safety — or both — it's significant.

1 month ago

Disney’s Big Star Wars Theme Park Bet Is a Big Miss

Disney’s Big Star Wars Theme Park Bet Is a Big Miss

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Walt Disney hoped its new Star Wars Land would shore up profits as it makes an expensive push into streaming. But the light crowds and short queues have now manifest in the company's earnings.

1 month ago