North America & Caribbean

Theme Parks Reopen in Florida After Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew is a killer but could have been much worse in Florida. After closing on Friday, the state's theme parks are getting back to normal.

3 weeks ago

Aruba Tourism Officials Have a Radical Idea to Reduce All-Inclusive Resorts

All-inclusive resorts appeal to a desire by guests to leave all their concerns behind. And while the realities of life outside of a gated resort will never match that, destinations like Aruba should think about what they can do to make their destinations more attractive outside of the resort walls.

3 weeks ago

Orlando Theme Parks Have Closed as Hurricane Matthew Approaches

We understand that tourists are disappointed. But better to have some annoyed visitors than keep parks open too long when a monster Category 4 storm is on the way.

3 weeks ago

Skift Podcast: Black Travel Has Become a Movement

As the black travel movement continues to grow, travel companies ignore diverse audiences at their peril.

3 weeks ago

U.S. Travel Picked up This Summer, But Don’t Expect the Trend to Last

It's good news that travelers took their summer trips, all things considered. But the fairly bleak outlook shows that the travel industry still has some lean times ahead.

3 weeks ago

San Francisco’s Famous Lombard Street Is Swamped by Tourists

"Beautiful but I wouldn't want to live there" is the opposite of what any destination really wants to say about one of its neighborhoods.

3 weeks ago

SeaWorld Is Building New Rides as Killer Whale Shows Take a Back Seat

We don't think these announcements will solve all of SeaWorld's woes, but new rides, attractions, and events should drive some visitors to the parks.

3 weeks ago

The Small West Virginia Town Reinvigorated by Outdoor Adventure Tourism

Basic advice for all tourism boards: when you've got something special, work it.

3 weeks ago

The Fake Monument Making New York City Tourism More Fun

There's nothing like a touch of goofy whimsy to add a touch of fun to what can be a boring circuit of tourist standards, even in a city as diverse as New York.

3 weeks ago

U.S. Travel Association: ‘We’re Working With Both Clinton and Trump’

There's no doubt the travel industry is hoping for a Hillary Clinton presidency as opposed to working with Donald Trump in the White House. But the U.S. Travel Association is courting both sides leading up to the election to make sure both candidates understand the size and scope of the travel industry.

4 weeks ago

Brand USA Needs Asian Tourists to Reach 100 Million Visitor Milestone

Since Canadian tourism to the U.S. has tailed off, Brand USA needs Chinese and Indian travelers to fill the gap and meet the country's tourism goals.

1 month ago

Puerto Rico and the Fight for Caribbean Tourism: 5 Podcast Takeaways

These spokespeople from Puerto Rico tourism agencies want to make one thing clear: neither Zika nor Puerto Rico's financial crisis are seriously problematic for tourism to the island.

1 month ago