Articles tagged “adventure travel”

IHG’s Asia Changes Show New Skills Required of Hotel Leaders

IHG’s Asia Changes Show New Skills Required of Hotel Leaders

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Roles are changing fast in the hotel industry. Some are gone, or going, like the chief marketing officer. Others require new skill sets. Even those at the top aren't spared. IHG's latest Asia changes remind us of this.

2 weeks ago

UK’s Wild Frontiers Buys U.S. Adventure Operator Myths & Mountains as Asia Demand Rises

UK’s Wild Frontiers Buys U.S. Adventure Operator Myths & Mountains as Asia Demand Rises

Raini Hamdi, Skift

In the post-experiences world, one sector that will keep thriving is niche adventure tour operators that really know what they are talking about. They take clients backstage to explore exotic places and leave little footprint — but deposit lots of dollars in local communities.

3 weeks ago

Today’s Honeymooners Want Adventure Over Relaxation

Today’s Honeymooners Want Adventure Over Relaxation

Justin Ocean and Claire Ballentine, Bloomberg

Once, many honeymooners just wanted to relax at a quiet beach. But times change. Now it's all about adventure, experts say. And why not? In all aspects of travel, people are becoming more daring.

4 months ago

Travel Advisors See Growing Demand for Women-Only Tours That Promote Empowerment

Travel Advisors See Growing Demand for Women-Only Tours That Promote Empowerment

Maria Lenhart, Skift

A proliferation of women-only tours reflects the fact that women are a driving force behind the trend for experiential and adventure-oriented travel. The tours enable participants to interact with women from cultures far different than their own.

4 months ago

Space Tourism Could Be the Ultimate Adventure Trip for Travel Advisors

Space Tourism Could Be the Ultimate Adventure Trip for Travel Advisors

Maria Lenhart, Skift

With Virgin Galactic's suborbital flights expected to begin at long last, space tourism could soon take off as a niche for travel advisors. Those already involved caution that it takes patience, training, and commitment.

6 months ago

Luxury Travelers Want to Spend on Self-Care

Luxury Travelers Want to Spend on Self-Care

Leslie Barrie, Skift

There’s now a wellness-themed trip out there for almost every traveler’s wants, whether that’s an ultra-exclusive self-care summit or an intense hiking tour in a remote locale. So it comes as no surprise that the already booming wellness industry is now benefiting from people hitting the road.

6 months ago

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After President Donald Trump Put Them on the Map, Guam Looks to Capitalize on Tourism Growth

After President Donald Trump Put Them on the Map, Guam Looks to Capitalize on Tourism Growth

Guam Visitors Bureau + Skift

When it comes to generating headlines, President Donald Trump is an expert. The challenge for destination marketers is how to best harness the tweeter-in-chief’s invective to build brand awareness and drive bookings. That’s a tricky task in today’s fast-moving global news cycle.

6 months ago

Adventure Travel Specialists Take Customers Beyond the Beach

Adventure Travel Specialists Take Customers Beyond the Beach

Paul Biasco, Skift

Adventure travel is a booming niche that many agencies would be wise to take on. Given the trends for retirees to live longer and healthier lives and for millennials to search for unique experiences, this segment of the travel market is just getting started.

9 months ago

Interview: Richard Bangs on the Evolution of Exclusive Experiential Travel

Interview: Richard Bangs on the Evolution of Exclusive Experiential Travel

Laura Powell, Skift

The term "experiential travel" is so overused these days that it's almost become cliche. But 45 years ago, Richard Bangs did experiential travel before experiential travel was cool. When he inaugurated Sobek to specialize in worldwide adventure and cultural travel, the concept was pioneering.

2 years ago

What Travel to North Korea Says — And Doesn’t Say — About Adventure Travel

What Travel to North Korea Says — And Doesn’t Say — About Adventure Travel

Steven Schwankert, Skift

The death of a young American illustrates the continuing risk for niche operators committed to taking travelers to remote and risky parts of the world, including North Korea. They’re called risky for a reason.

2 years ago

Adventure Travel Firm Intrepid Group Says It’s Stronger After TUI Breakup

Adventure Travel Firm Intrepid Group Says It’s Stronger After TUI Breakup

Raini Hamdi, Skift

After kissing TUI goodbye, Intrepid Group has a new adventure -- to be a company with $1 billion in revenue. With experiential travel being the buzzword, and having incorporated lessons from TUI into the company, it may achieve the goal sooner than five years.

3 years ago

Lindblad Expeditions CEO Reflects on Travel Entrepreneurship

Lindblad Expeditions CEO Reflects on Travel Entrepreneurship

Chris Taylor, Reuters

We've grown accustomed to small group trips to exotic locales. But it took the entrepreneurial mind of Sven Lindblad to popularize the sector over three decades. Here, he shares his lessons learned.

3 years ago