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The latest tourism and destination news for cities, regional, state, and national tourism boards and experts.

UK Travel Bookings Surge With Brexit Divorce Postponement

UK Travel Bookings Surge With Brexit Divorce Postponement

Lucca de Paoli and Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

UK tour operators can heave a sigh of relief at last. With the Brexit divorce being postponed to October, Brits are saying “sod it, we’re going on a summer holiday.” Good for them.

1 week ago

Notre Dame Is the Global Test Case of the Neglected Tourist Site

Notre Dame Is the Global Test Case of the Neglected Tourist Site

Therese Raphael, Bloomberg

Even with Notre Dame closed for some time, France and Paris will still define what tourism is for most contemporary tourists.

1 week ago

What Local News Tells Us About Overtourism: New Skift Research

What Local News Tells Us About Overtourism: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Sentiment analysis is a burgeoning field that we can use to add a new dimension to the industry-wide conversation about overtourism.

1 week ago

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How Japan’s Setouchi Region Is Reinventing Its Tourism Sector From the Ground Up

How Japan’s Setouchi Region Is Reinventing Its Tourism Sector From the Ground Up

Japan National Tourism Organization + Skift

Japan’s Setouchi Region was once a relatively unknown corner of the country, left off the itineraries of most travelers. But that’s changing quickly, thanks to high profile attractions like Naoshima Island. How will Setouchi’s tourism stakeholders find the right strategy to help it sustain and grow this tourism success story?

1 month ago

New Ski Pass Leads to Crowds at Jackson Hole Ski Resort

New Ski Pass Leads to Crowds at Jackson Hole Ski Resort

Tim Sohn, Bloomberg

Locals’ fears — of overtourism and the corporatization of their ski town — are already coming true. Alterra’s new Ikon Pass will only speed up the process.

1 week ago

Why Tourists to China Will See Less Shine and More Soul

Why Tourists to China Will See Less Shine and More Soul

Bloomberg

China is stimulating its economy differently, veering away from expensive mega projects and instead encouraging traditional culture or the natural environment. The government is pouring millions into a country town, Shenhou, famous for fine porcelain, and transforming it into a major tourist destination. Fantastic.

2 weeks ago

Cruise Insiders Highlight Industry Challenges and 7 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Cruise Insiders Highlight Industry Challenges and 7 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in tourism, cruise execs discuss the importance of sustainability and diversity, while the CEO of a Hong Kong-based think tank talks frankly about modern capitalism. Plus, be sure to check out our newest Skift research report, where we look at overtourism from a unique angle.

2 weeks ago

Low-Cost Airline Startup Sees Promise in Smaller Airports

Low-Cost Airline Startup Sees Promise in Smaller Airports

Jay Shabat, Skift

Allegiant co-founder Andrew Levy is starting a new ultra-low-cost airline and plans to start operations from lower-cost secondary airports. But is there room for another new low-cost airline in the U.S., and will passengers opt to fly from smaller airports?

2 weeks ago

Travel and Tourism’s Good, Bad and Ugly Sides

Travel and Tourism’s Good, Bad and Ugly Sides

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Yes, travel and tourism is a wealth and job creator, but the industry needs to recognize how it plays a central role in some of the world’s biggest problems.

2 weeks ago

Uganda Deals With Bad Publicity After U.S. Tourist Abduction

Uganda Deals With Bad Publicity After U.S. Tourist Abduction

Fred Ojambo, Bloomberg

President Donald Trump’s effort to score domestic political points with Twitter-based diplomacy makes addressing the problem of traveler security and kidnappers demanding ransoms more difficult by antagonizing foreign leaders, rather than wooing them.

2 weeks ago

What Locals Feel About Overtourism: A Skift Research Report

What Locals Feel About Overtourism: A Skift Research Report

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Overtourism is one of the biggest challenges faced by the travel industry. Quantifying it helps diagnose and fight the issue. Our new method of measuring local sentiment toward tourists can build upon and complement existing overtourism metrics.

2 weeks ago

How One Canadian Province Uses Icebergs to Attract Visitors

How One Canadian Province Uses Icebergs to Attract Visitors

Laura Powell, Skift

The best advice for destinations large and small as they embark upon marketing campaigns — keep it real. The efforts of isolated, iceberg-laden Newfoundland and Labrador is proof that going with the authenticity "floe" can melt the hearts of potential visitors.

2 weeks ago