Articles tagged “california”

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California Takes Aim at Junk Fees: New Law Mandates Upfront Pricing from July 2024

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law on October 7 a bill to ban mandatory hidden fees — also called junk fees — starting July 1, 2024. "The price Californians see will be the price they pay," said Rob Bonta, the state attorney general. As Skift previewed, the law broadly requires upfront disclosure of any…

Tourism

U.S. Tourism Officials Visited China For the First Time in 4 Years: Their Takeaways

U.S. tourism executives came back from their trips optimistic about the Chinese tourism market's recovery despite long visa wait times and the slow return of air connectivity.

U.S. Tourism Officials Visited China For the First Time in 4 Years: Their Takeaways

Short-Term Rentals

California’s Hotel and Short-Term Rental Junk Fee Crack Down

Today's edition of Skift's daily podcast looks closer at California's junk fee crackdown, U.S. airline pilot shortage, and Florida's short-term rental squeeze.

California’s Hotel and Short-Term Rental Junk Fee Crack Down

Hotels

Junk Fee Crackdown in California Would Hit Hotels and Short-Term Rentals

California's proposed changes, if passed by mid-October, might impact how so-called junk fees are displayed nationwide. Many hotel companies and online travel agencies would likely seek uniform price displays across the U.S. for simplicity's sake.

Junk Fee Crackdown in California Would Hit Hotels and Short-Term Rentals

Hotels

This Boutique Hotel Isn’t Your Parent’s Beach Getaway

Millennial and Gen Z designers just opened a boutique in California that may overturn assumptions about beachside hotels. Plus, its web-based app hints at what next-gen guests expect in service.

This Boutique Hotel Isn’t Your Parent’s Beach Getaway

Short-Term Rentals

Short-Term Rental Saturation Leads to a Correction – and Lots of Home Sales

Early investors in vacation rental markets are realizing three's a crowd.

Short-Term Rental Saturation Leads to a Correction – and Lots of Home Sales

Tourism

San Francisco’s Struggling Downtown Is Hurting Tourism Rebound

What makes San Francisco such a great destination seems to reside more outside of its downtown area.

San Francisco’s Struggling Downtown Is Hurting Tourism Rebound

Skift Meetings

Second Wave of California Hotel Strike Impacts Additional Meetings 

As promised, a second wave of hotel worker strikes is underway in Southern California, impacting additional meeting and convention groups.

Tourism

U.S. to Start ‘Road Show’ to Attract Chinese Tourists but Flight Limits Remain

U.S. tourism marketing officials are hoping that air service to China — a vital tourism market — improves later this year.

U.S. to Start ‘Road Show’ to Attract Chinese Tourists but Flight Limits Remain

Tourism

San Francisco Tourism Board Invests in Streaming TV Advertising to Jumpstart Recovery

San Francisco's tourism board is experimenting with a new medium to take on a formidable obstacle: a negative media perception.

San Francisco Tourism Board Invests in Streaming TV Advertising to Jumpstart Recovery