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First U.S. National Civil Rights Trail Seeks International Tourism Appeal

First U.S. National Civil Rights Trail Seeks International Tourism Appeal

Sarah Enelow, Skift

America's first national civil rights trail has broad appeal. More international visitors are planning trips around these black history museums and landmarks, many new and revamped, and this trail could lengthen and multiply those trips.

2 weeks ago

Violence-Plagued Acapulco Had Its First Holiday Slump in Eight Years

Violence-Plagued Acapulco Had Its First Holiday Slump in Eight Years

Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg

Headlines about violence likely aren't the sole reason travelers are staying away from Acapulco, but stories calling it "Mexico's Murder Capital" certainly don't help.

2 weeks ago

U.S. Travel Is Launching a Coalition to Break Through to Trump

U.S. Travel Is Launching a Coalition to Break Through to Trump

Dan Peltier, Skift

The U.S. travel industry doesn't feel its approach to the Trump administration in 2017 was sufficient, and it's taking the next step. The old playbook for dealing with the White House is no longer relevant as travel and related industries try to find their footing.

2 weeks ago

Tourism Under Trump Year 1 Adversely Impacted the U.S. Brand

Tourism Under Trump Year 1 Adversely Impacted the U.S. Brand

Dan Peltier, Skift

We knew 2017 was going to be a wild ride for U.S. tourism and that's certainly how it played out. Although many of Trump's policies did more harm than good for the travel industry, some could have been much worse.

2 weeks ago

Some Only-in-Winter Vacations Make the Cold Worthwhile

Some Only-in-Winter Vacations Make the Cold Worthwhile

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Held in U.S. regions better known for winter sports, a handful of festivals and activities will invite adventurous spirits this season.

2 weeks ago

How Downtown L.A. Transformed Into a Cultural Destination

How Downtown L.A. Transformed Into a Cultural Destination

Mary Holland, Bloomberg

Like many other neighborhoods in cities around the world, Downtown L.A. no longer resembles its image from your parent's generation and has transformed itself for the better. But some developers are wary that it'll become over-commercialized and lose its character.

2 weeks ago

Trump Plans to Expand Offshore Drilling Despite Tourism Fears

Trump Plans to Expand Offshore Drilling Despite Tourism Fears

Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Bloomberg

Days after revealing plans to roll back safety regulations put into place because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill — a catastrophe that devastated Gulf Coast tourism — the Trump administration announced a proposal to significantly expand offshore drilling. What could possibly go wrong?

3 weeks ago

Winter Storm Causes Airport Delays and Cancellations Across U.S.

Winter Storm Causes Airport Delays and Cancellations Across U.S.

Brian K. Sullivan, Bloomberg

Airports in the U.S. are working in overdrive this week to clear runways and treat ice between snow storms and extreme cold, and winter is far from over.

3 weeks ago

MIT President Views Immigrant Travel Ban as Hurting U.S. Competitiveness

MIT President Views Immigrant Travel Ban as Hurting U.S. Competitiveness

Michael McDonald and Tom Moroney, Bloomberg

The MIT president has a good point: The U.S. university system has been a magnet for top students and talent. Trump's anti-immigrant stance will make America worse.

3 weeks ago

Weakening Dollar Could Wipe Out Trump Travel Slump in 2018

Weakening Dollar Could Wipe Out Trump Travel Slump in 2018

Lananh Nguyen and Katherine Greifeld, Bloomberg

The ebbs and flows of the value of the dollar against other currencies will do more to determine tourism trends than President Trump's rhetoric, but the latter will continue to be factor in 2018, as well.

3 weeks ago

The Detroit Travel Story Is Starting to Get Rewritten by the Black Travel Movement

The Detroit Travel Story Is Starting to Get Rewritten by the Black Travel Movement

Sarah Enelow, Skift

The mainstream media currently has control of the Detroit travel story, but the Black Travel Movement is about to redefine what it means to visit the blackest city in America.

4 weeks ago

Baha Mar Developer Sues Chinese Contractor for Massive Fraud

Baha Mar Developer Sues Chinese Contractor for Massive Fraud

Bob Van Voris, Bloomberg

The Baha Mar project in the Bahamas has had its years of woes. Now that it's finally been open for about eight months, BML properties is trying to recoup some of its losses.

4 weeks ago