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Philly Tourism Board Builds on Its Success Attracting Black Tourists

Philly Tourism Board Builds on Its Success Attracting Black Tourists

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Even in 2018, many travel companies still hesitate to engage people of color through marketing. Those companies, which are leaving money on the table, could take a cue from Visit Philadelphia's long-running video series featuring a member of The Roots.

2 weeks ago

Latest Brexit Agreement and 13 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Latest Brexit Agreement and 13 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in tourism, the UK and EU have a withdrawal agreement, but the UK parliament could vote it down. Meanwhile, as Europe faces overtourism issues, its travel commission adopts a value-based, not volume-based, approach for 2019.

2 weeks ago

Disney’s Paris Operations Are a Target of French Tax Investigation

Disney’s Paris Operations Are a Target of French Tax Investigation

Gaspard Sebag, Bloomberg

This is a complicated case, but one thing is clear: Disney isn't happy French investigators raided its Paris offices, and authorities don't seem to care all that much about what the entertainment giant has to say.

2 weeks ago

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Downtown 2.0: How One City Revamped Its Urban Core and Reshaped What Meetings There Can Be

Downtown 2.0: How One City Revamped Its Urban Core and Reshaped What Meetings There Can Be

Visit Phoenix + Skift

With a flood of smart development, downtown Phoenix is positioning itself as a top-flight meeting destination with the ‘round-the-clock amenities, fresh infrastructure, and local flavor that today’s attendees demand.

3 weeks ago

Disney and Fox Face Suit for Dropping Planned Fox World Theme Park

Disney and Fox Face Suit for Dropping Planned Fox World Theme Park

Christopher Palmeri and Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg

Fox World aimed to be a key attraction near Kuala Lumpur. But Disney and Fox dropped the theme park. Genting, a casino operator that had bet big on the project, is seeking damages of $1 billion. From the outside, it's impossible to judge if the suit has merit.

2 weeks ago

Amtrak Rail Tunnel Funding Still Unclear After Cuomo-Trump Meeting

Amtrak Rail Tunnel Funding Still Unclear After Cuomo-Trump Meeting

Elise Young, Toluse Olorunnipa, and Henry Goldman, Bloomberg

President Trump promised voters an overhaul of the country's infrastructure and so far he hasn't delivered. The northeast corridor rail tunnel is perhaps the greatest infrastructure test the president will have to put money where his mouth is.

2 weeks ago

Chinese Independent Travel Sees Women Overtake Men as Dominant Force

Chinese Independent Travel Sees Women Overtake Men as Dominant Force

Jing Travel

When it comes to Chinese independent travel, women now make up the majority of travelers and they are spending a lot of money. But group travel still dominates in China.

2 weeks ago

Europe Working on New Tourism Brand Positioning: Value Not Volume

Europe Working on New Tourism Brand Positioning: Value Not Volume

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Europe is so popular as a tourist destination that it doesn't really need any help growing numbers. A move to concentrate on value is a sensible approach and one that will hopefully see the benefits spread to lesser-known destinations.

2 weeks ago

Disillusioned Traveloka Co-Founder Resigns, Saying ‘This Game Is No Longer for Me’

Disillusioned Traveloka Co-Founder Resigns, Saying ‘This Game Is No Longer for Me’

Raini Hamdi, Skift

In what appears to be a clash of ideals and aspirations, the brains behind Traveloka’s technology, Derianto Kusuma, is leaving the company he co-founded in early 2012. It is telling how a startup that has reached unicorn status is changing. But is it for the better?

3 weeks ago

New Orleans Tourism Agency Engages Minority Business Owners Who Demanded Inclusion

New Orleans Tourism Agency Engages Minority Business Owners Who Demanded Inclusion

Brittney Oliver, Skift

When minority business owners spoke up in New Orleans, the city’s tourism marketing corporation responded by admitting the oversight and hiring a diversity and inclusion consultant. Hopefully these measures will have a lasting impact.

3 weeks ago

Peru Protects Rainbow Mountain Tourism From Mining Sector

Peru Protects Rainbow Mountain Tourism From Mining Sector

Laura Millan Lombrana, Bloomberg

Peru is smart to protect its thriving tourist attractions from foreign mining interests. The short-term payoff from mining concessions is nothing compared to the importance of preserving sustainable tourism growth.

3 weeks ago

Gobi Bets on Middle East Player Holidayme to Unlock Asia’s Muslim Travel Market

Gobi Bets on Middle East Player Holidayme to Unlock Asia’s Muslim Travel Market

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Holidayme has scooped up $16 million in new investment from Gobi. But can the UAE eagle soar in Asian skies where Tripfez, Gobi’s first investment in the Muslim travel space, had barely tapped the potential of the market?

3 weeks ago