Articles tagged “california”

California’s Big Sur Makes the Best of Tough Times for Tourists

California’s Big Sur Makes the Best of Tough Times for Tourists

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Big Sur has turned a potential disaster into a win for its community and travelers alike.

2 weeks ago

U.S. Pot Tourism Growth Symbolized in Development of Small Town in California

U.S. Pot Tourism Growth Symbolized in Development of Small Town in California

Jennifer Kaplan, Bloomberg

We're not sold on some places making bets that weed will be the rebirth of their local economies but pot tourism has definitely proved it can bring more revenue into states where the drug has been legalized.

2 months ago

Lux Bus Startup Hopes Design and Flat Beds Will Make Overnight Trips Appealing

Lux Bus Startup Hopes Design and Flat Beds Will Make Overnight Trips Appealing

Colin Nagy, Skift

Cabin seeks to bring style and a "moving hotel" approach to the overnight bus journey. They've nailed the design and approach, but will Californians choose it over flying?

2 months ago

California Tourism Leaders Get Lessons on the Road From High-End Brands

California Tourism Leaders Get Lessons on the Road From High-End Brands

Laura Powell, Skift

California is in a unique position because it both has a product every traveler is after and it knows how to speak luxury from the start. Trips like these are just icing on the cake.

3 months ago

Airbnb Settles Race Discrimination Complaint in California

Airbnb Settles Race Discrimination Complaint in California

Deanna Ting, Skift

Whatever can be done to prevent discrimination and bias on the Airbnb platform is a good thing. Let's just hope this plan works toward that goal.

5 months ago

Nighttime Food Markets Draw Locals and Tourists in Cities Throughout the U.S.

Nighttime Food Markets Draw Locals and Tourists in Cities Throughout the U.S.

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Good food, day or night, is always a welcome draw whether you're a visitor or a local and we can definitely get behind this new wave of Asia-inspired night markets.

5 months ago

Bullet Train From L.A. to San Francisco Gets State Funding Despite Trump Opposition

Bullet Train From L.A. to San Francisco Gets State Funding Despite Trump Opposition

Romy Varghese, Bloomberg

So much for a big federal infrastructure initiative. The Trump administration has blocked funding for California's bullet train so the state is selling bonds to fund the high-speed train from San Francisco to Los Angeles on its own.

5 months ago

Visit California Positions Itself as the Birthplace of Modern Luxury Travel

Visit California Positions Itself as the Birthplace of Modern Luxury Travel

Greg Oates, Skift

Visit California developed an integrated research and content framework to support its travel and media partners' ability to better engage luxury consumers than it can do alone on its own brand.com website and paid marketing platforms.

10 months ago

Silicon Valley Has an Unofficial Nerd Heritage Trail for Tech Tourists

Silicon Valley Has an Unofficial Nerd Heritage Trail for Tech Tourists

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press

It's like a Star Maps for computer science majors.

1 year ago

Interview: Visit California CEO on the Rise of Food Tourism Video

Interview: Visit California CEO on the Rise of Food Tourism Video

Greg Oates, Skift

Visit California's video content strategy around food tourism incorporates multiple channels targeting different guest profiles.

1 year ago

Lyft Has a Multi-Million Dollar Labor Issue That Uber Would Understand

Lyft Has a Multi-Million Dollar Labor Issue That Uber Would Understand

Joel Rosenblatt, Bloomberg

Lyft sought to settle its legal issues with drivers by paying each one in California an average of $53, and that was an amount that the judge found to be grossly insufficient.

1 year ago

Los Angeles’ Wage Hike Has Not Been the Disaster Hotels Feared

Los Angeles’ Wage Hike Has Not Been the Disaster Hotels Feared

Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters

This is only a small test of what could happen, but it's a promising sign for many hospitality workers.

1 year ago