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Florida Addresses Its Business Travel Slump by Adding Leisure to the Mix

Florida Addresses Its Business Travel Slump by Adding Leisure to the Mix

Dan Peltier, Skift

Florida probably has a better chance than most states to convince business travelers to turn into tourists for a couple days, but it will also take more employers to give the thumbs up to this trend.

4 weeks ago

Ford in Talks to Buy Landmark Train Station in Detroit

Ford in Talks to Buy Landmark Train Station in Detroit

Corey Williams, Associated Press

Ford is investing in downtown Detroit. The city hopes other corporations and investment will follow.

4 weeks ago

Vegas Workers Threaten Over Wages, Safety and Robots, But Owners Don’t See Strike

Vegas Workers Threaten Over Wages, Safety and Robots, But Owners Don’t See Strike

Christopher Palmeri , Bloomberg

The issues at the center of labor unrest in Las Vegas translate across the entire U.S. economy: a decent wage, workplace safety and losing your job to a robot. The culinary workers and bartenders' contract is up June 1. Let's see what owners can guarantee.

4 weeks ago

Apple Blames Tourism Drop for Why It’s Closing Atlantic City Store

Apple Blames Tourism Drop for Why It’s Closing Atlantic City Store

Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

How bad must things be in Atlantic City? Apple, which rarely closes stores, has decided to shutter its Atlantic City location. It blamed a drop in tourism. Can the potential for legal sports betting eventually lure the tech giant back to AC?

1 month ago

Seattle Space Needle Facelift Signals City’s Spike in Popularity

Seattle Space Needle Facelift Signals City’s Spike in Popularity

Ahmed Namatalla, Associated Press

It's nice to see an iconic attraction get a new lease on life. But rapid visitor growth from markets like China will make it increasingly difficult for Seattle to balance tourism and livability.

1 month ago

Six Flags Is Adding 5 Parks in a Promised U.S. Expansion Push

Six Flags Is Adding 5 Parks in a Promised U.S. Expansion Push

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Six Flags has been talking up this scenario for more than a year, so it will be interesting to see how the strategy plays out. Will more people opt for season passes that give them access to multiple parks, even if those parks are a few hours away from each other?

1 month ago

Orlando Theme Parks Are Rolling Out New Rides as They Battle for Visitors

Orlando Theme Parks Are Rolling Out New Rides as They Battle for Visitors

Mike Schneider, Associated Press

Theme parks realize they need to keep adding more reasons for visitors to come back. That means operators are investing billions over the next several years — and attendees can expect higher prices at the gate.

1 month ago

U.S. Gas Prices Rising as Road Trip Season Approaches

U.S. Gas Prices Rising as Road Trip Season Approaches

Barbara Powell, Bloomberg

The price of gas for U.S. drivers is heading back to 2014 levels. Experts think road trippers will cut back on their dining spend, even if the wider U.S. economy won't feel a huge impact.

1 month ago

Miami Wants Giant Mall Complex to Help It Grab Tourists From Orlando

Miami Wants Giant Mall Complex to Help It Grab Tourists From Orlando

Curt Anderson, Associated Press

The idea that this mall — indoor ski slopes, water park, and all — could make Miami competitive with Orlando on the theme park front is ludicrous. Miami has cultural riches, natural treasures, and plenty of places to shop and eat. It doesn't need more traffic jams, which this project will inevitably bring.

1 month ago

The Active Hawaiian Volcano Is Not Yet Interfering With Air Travel

The Active Hawaiian Volcano Is Not Yet Interfering With Air Travel

Brian K. Sullivan, Bloomberg

Hawaiians call the fog that's infused with volcanic ash "vog." But so far the vog on the Big Island is not causing pilots trouble with flying to, from, and among the islands.

1 month ago

Disney and Universal See Big Gains in Orlando After Major Expansions

Disney and Universal See Big Gains in Orlando After Major Expansions

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Orlando remains a battleground for the world's largest theme park operators, but attendance is growing around the world — and the biggest companies are trying to win audiences all over.

1 month ago

International Tourists Fall Back in Love With Macy’s

International Tourists Fall Back in Love With Macy’s

Lindsey Rupp, Bloomberg

Given the current U.S. tourism climate, it's difficult to know why visitors are flocking to Macy's in greater numbers. Still, it's another sign that things are looking up, at least temporarily, for the retailer.

1 month ago