Articles tagged “arts & culture”

Hamilton Tourist Sites in New Jersey Ride the Wave of the Hit Musical

Hamilton Tourist Sites in New Jersey Ride the Wave of the Hit Musical

Jim Beckerman, Associated Press

It's refreshing to see people talking about New Jersey and travel not to be talking about corruption and/or incompetence at Newark International Airport.

3 years ago

21c Museum Hotels’ Craig Greenberg and Alice Gray Stites on Art, Culture and the Experience Economy at Skift Forum

21c Museum Hotels’ Craig Greenberg and Alice Gray Stites on Art, Culture and the Experience Economy at Skift Forum

Alexandra E. Petri, Skift

Learning is a luxury that all travelers are looking to invest in.

4 years ago

Billionaire Wants L.A. to Be the World’s Next Great Art Destination

Billionaire Wants L.A. to Be the World’s Next Great Art Destination

Katya Kazakina and John Gittelsohn, Bloomberg

It's telling that there are so many dollar signs in this story, because that's what modern art is all about, and L.A. Is the best place to observe this as a visitor.

4 years ago

Berlin Spending Billions on Arts and Culture to Draw Tourists

Berlin Spending Billions on Arts and Culture to Draw Tourists

Dalia Fahmy, Bloomberg

Better to be building museums than giant Ferris wheels, but Berlin needs to make sure it doesn't get into a spending match with Gulf states over the arts.

4 years ago

Skift Global Forum: Museum Hack Founder on Passion-Based Entrepreneurship

Skift Global Forum: Museum Hack Founder on Passion-Based Entrepreneurship

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Everyone loves some element of the travel experience, but turning that activity into a full-fledged business is a difficult task that requires stepping outside your passion to pass it on to others.

5 years ago

Star Wars’ Creator George Lucas to Open Museum in Chicago

Star Wars’ Creator George Lucas to Open Museum in Chicago

Reuters

It still has to fight with Hawaii for the Obama presidential library. But if it fails at that, this won't be a bad consolation prize.

5 years ago

Helsinki Leaders Argue Whether a Guggenheim Outpost Will Draw More Tourists

Helsinki Leaders Argue Whether a Guggenheim Outpost Will Draw More Tourists

The Daily Telegraph

The Guggenheim people as well as some city leaders want another Bilbao, but they're not going to get one. The museum is one new construction away from becoming the cultural world's Applebee's.

5 years ago

The Midwest Hotel Brand Putting Beds Inside Contemporary Art Museums

The Midwest Hotel Brand Putting Beds Inside Contemporary Art Museums

Samantha Shankman, Skift

21C's footprint is too small to pose competition to the larger players, but its execution on the local art and culture concept positions the brand as an inspiration to others just now looking to engage local businesses.

5 years ago

Accor Rolls Out a New Custom Brand for the Middle East Market

Accor Rolls Out a New Custom Brand for the Middle East Market

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Global hotel groups are more aware of cultural nuances in new countries than ever before and Accor's ambitious efforts to create an entirely new experience based on location is one that others will quickly follow.

6 years ago

Artists in Jordan Paint Murals to Attract Visitors to An Overlooked Neighborhood

Artists in Jordan Paint Murals to Attract Visitors to An Overlooked Neighborhood

Muath Freij, Jordan Times

Neighborhoods surrounding big tourism attractions need some love, too, and this mural project is a nice way to get visitors to explore the environs a bit.

6 years ago

Mandarin Oriental and Art Basel Fuel Hong Kong’s Artsy Aspirations

Mandarin Oriental and Art Basel Fuel Hong Kong’s Artsy Aspirations

Greg Oates, Skift

With other Southeast Asian metropolises realizing the value of cultural arts to help attract new legions of global travelers, Hong Kong zoomed to the front of the line with the Art Basel partnership.

6 years ago

New Initiative Wants to Bring Light to Mississippi River’s Historic and Cultural Significance

New Initiative Wants to Bring Light to Mississippi River’s Historic and Cultural Significance

Jim Anderson, Star Tribune

National Geographic is helping lead the project that will make tourists more informed about cultural destinations and therefore more likely to pick places outside of the usual tourist jaunts.

6 years ago