Articles tagged “arts and culture”

Hotels

Hotels Showcasing Work of Diverse Artists to Connect to Local Cultures

Transitioning hotel art from decorative to thought-provoking is an opportunity to enhance social responsibility while showcasing local culture — and possibly boost business.

Hotels Showcasing Work of Diverse Artists to Connect to Local Cultures

Tourism

Curtains Come Down on Cambodia Shadow Puppet Theater as Coronavirus Keeps Tourists Away

Despite all the talk about tourism diluting local culture, tourist revenue has, on the other hand, helped to prop up the survival for traditional arts in Cambodia. Without any tourists now, the coronavirus pandemic might be the final push over the cliff's edge for these dying art forms.

Curtains Come Down on Cambodia Shadow Puppet Theater as Coronavirus Keeps Tourists Away

Tourism

Palestinian Art Center Shines Light to Revive West Bank Tourism

Tucked away in the lively city of Jenin in the West Bank, the Jenin Creative Cultural Center prides itself on offering the perfect blend of local art and culture to welcome visitors. But, being at the heart of the never-ending Middle East peace process, the center has faced difficulties in changing perceptions to attract tourists in a region rife with unrest.

Palestinian Art Center Shines Light to Revive West Bank Tourism

Luxury

Wellness Targets the Nightlife

Millennials and Gen Z don’t want to kill festivals and clubs with their wellness wants, but they do want the event spaces to keep up with the changing times.

Wellness Targets the Nightlife

Hotels

How a Performance Artist Is Helping a D.C. Hotel Be a Hub of Culture

It's not unusual for hotels to talk about how they curate local culture into the experience. But a new hotel in Washington, D.C. is not just talking the talk, but walking the walk with this job.

How a Performance Artist Is Helping a D.C. Hotel Be a Hub of Culture

Business Travel

Luxury Hotels Want to Make You Feel Culturally Relevant

Luxury is no longer defined by pristine interiors and personalized service but limited knowledge-based access, distinct cultural experiences, and curated, specific references. Luxury hotels opening the doors to those experiences set themselves apart for future generations of affluent travelers.

Luxury Hotels Want to Make You Feel Culturally Relevant

Overtourism

Museums Face Overtourism Problems as They Tilt Toward Blockbuster Exhibitions

It's true — going to MoMA, the Louvre, or the Prado isn't enough anymore. The existence of blockbuster exhibitions is old news, but now it's easier than ever to discover and book these tours and activities.

Museums Face Overtourism Problems as They Tilt Toward Blockbuster Exhibitions

Tourism

How Mass MoCA Turned a Factory Town Into an Arts Destination

No revered art center is an island, not even the rural ones like Interlochen. Many cultural and educational factors converged to allow something like Mass MoCA to thrive for decades in a not-so-unlikely spot.

How Mass MoCA Turned a Factory Town Into an Arts Destination

Tourism

Yves Saint Laurent Museum Opens in Marrakech Near Popular Tourist Site

Marrakech is already rich in artistic attractions, but this museum could become an icon like its namesake. It's off to a good start by giving visitors more to do than just tour the galleries.

Yves Saint Laurent Museum Opens in Marrakech Near Popular Tourist Site

Tourism

Abu Dhabi Louvre Aims to Attract Affluent Tourists After Years of Delays

Abu Dhabi is smart to integrate this museum into its tourism planning, and to think big. These days, nothing less than a world-class Louvre, Guggenheim, or Smithsonian will attract real visitation.

Abu Dhabi Louvre Aims to Attract Affluent Tourists After Years of Delays