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Air Gondolas Elevate Disney World’s Transportation System

Air Gondolas Elevate Disney World’s Transportation System

Mike Schneider, Associated Press

These gondolas are almost amusement rides in their own right. While they probably won't make getting around the theme park much easier, they will be fun for visitors.

2 months ago

Chicago Michelin Guide Highlights Dining in West Loop Neighborhood

Chicago Michelin Guide Highlights Dining in West Loop Neighborhood

Kate Krader, Bloomberg

Beyond the buzz of coveted stars, it's notable that The Hoxton's two restaurants have earned recognition from Michelin for quality value. The boutique lifestyle hotel's heavy emphasis on and investment in amenities seems to be paying off, just five months after opening.

2 months ago

Bahamas Joins With Travel Advisors on a Tourism Offensive After Dorian’s Destruction

Bahamas Joins With Travel Advisors on a Tourism Offensive After Dorian’s Destruction

Jasmine Ganaishlal, Skift

The Bahamas isn't wasting any time, pitching itself to the press in New York City on Wednesday. It needs to quickly revive the tourism economy to have the funds to rebuild after Hurricane Dorian. Heading into peak season, tourism officials are pushing hard.

2 months ago

Outdoor Recreation Proves Important Moneymaker for These U.S. States

Outdoor Recreation Proves Important Moneymaker for These U.S. States

William Edwards, Bloomberg

Hawaii and Montana are among the states most reliant on activities like boating and fishing as a part of their economy. Across the country, recreation is becoming an increasingly important generator of jobs as well.

2 months ago

Bahamas Tourism Leaders Urge Travelers to Visit Islands Bypassed by Dorian

Bahamas Tourism Leaders Urge Travelers to Visit Islands Bypassed by Dorian

Adriana Gomez Licon and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press

Not as many people as the Caribbean nation would like are privy to the fact that a large portion of the Bahamas was unaffected by Hurricane Dorian. The onus is now on the tourism-dependent country to change that.

2 months ago

Blackstone Looks at Buying Water-Park Operator Great Wolf

Blackstone Looks at Buying Water-Park Operator Great Wolf

Kiel Porter and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

Great Wolf Resorts has had a few private equity owners in its recent history and another one clearly thinks there is more money to squeeze out of the business.

2 months ago

SeaWorld CEO Abruptly Steps Down After 7 Months

SeaWorld CEO Abruptly Steps Down After 7 Months

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

The revolving door at SeaWorld Entertainment swings once again. Despite the theme park operator's financial rebound, the departure of its sixth CEO in five years suggests choppy waters may still be ahead.

2 months ago

Social Media Requirement for Visa Waivers May Have Chilling Effect on U.S. Tourism 

Social Media Requirement for Visa Waivers May Have Chilling Effect on U.S. Tourism 

Rosie Spinks, Skift

International arrivals to the U.S. are slowing down, so the industry is right to worry that requiring travelers to disclose social media profiles as part of the online application for the visa waiver program could be viewed as unwelcoming.

2 months 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.

2 months ago

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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

3 months ago