Articles tagged “cities”

Skift Meetings

Host Destinations Concerned About Growing Violence Hurting Event Business

The rise in gun violence in the U.S. and its impact on public safety was recently addressed by destination organization leaders during a global conference.

Host Destinations Concerned About Growing Violence Hurting Event Business

News Blog

After Lehane’s Exit, Airbnb Taps Another Ex-White House Press Secretary to Head Public Policy

Airbnb announced Friday that it selected Jay Carney, most recently head of corporate affairs at Amazon and a former White House press secretary with ties to President Joe Biden, to replace Chris Lehane as global head of policy and communications. Jay Carney (center) at the White House May 20, 2011. Flickr.com shorturl.at/gsX19 Silartinitaly Lehane, known…

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Are Uncool Things Like Hotels and Booking.com Making a Comeback at Airbnb’s Expense?

Just look at their market caps — Booking Holdings $92.05 billion and Airbnb a humbling $77.8 billion. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that Booking's share price has notched "single-digit gains" over the last six months, while "Airbnb's shares have lost nearly a third of their value." Reporter Laura Forman attributes some of the discrepancy…

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Are Cities That Offer Big Financial Perks to Lure Events Hurting Competition?

Some destinations use large incentives to attract events with the promise of government-backed grants. Some detractors, however, argue that they’re ineffective — or so effective that they create unfair competition. Is there a place for so-called subvention as the industry edges towards recovery?

Are Cities That Offer Big Financial Perks to Lure Events Hurting Competition?

Tourism

A Love Letter to Our Favorite Cities in Lockdown

Cities will still be the economic, creative, multicultural hubs of the world, and I, for one, am looking forward to living in and visiting them again. Listen to this for 30 minutes and rediscover why.

A Love Letter to Our Favorite Cities in Lockdown

Meetings

Smaller Cities Win Bigger Events by Trying Harder

A combination of small-city hospitality, modern facilities, a collaborative approach, and an effort to show off individuality is winning over event organizers who tend to select big cities for their conferences.

Smaller Cities Win Bigger Events by Trying Harder

Business Travel

Introducing Skift Cities: How Destinations Are Evolving to Create the Future of Meetings

We’re launching a new platform that examines the evolving role of cities as collision spaces for knowledge, creativity, and new ideas, and what that means for meetings and destinations.

Introducing Skift Cities: How Destinations Are Evolving to Create the Future of Meetings

Meetings

Event Planners Look Outside Major Cities for Savings and Variety

Traditional conference cities are still the default choice for events organizers, but rising costs and strained capacity are making secondary cities more appealing. And some are working hard to show their unique benefits.

Event Planners Look Outside Major Cities for Savings and Variety

Tourism

The 20 Most Popular Cities for International Travelers

There will likely be many changes to this ranking as 2016 numbers are finalized as some of the most-visited cities experienced weaker currencies or violence last year. Keep in mind, however, that some of these cities base their data on airport arrivals who don't actually step foot from the airport and experience the destination.

The 20 Most Popular Cities for International Travelers

Announcements

Skift Global Forum Preview: SilverRail Founder on the Future of Smarter Transportation

At the moment, travelling anywhere mostly requires the use of multiple companies on multiple apps, but what if there was another way? Every part of a potential journey is now connected up to the Web so the next logical step is to bring all these steps together in one place.

Skift Global Forum Preview: SilverRail Founder on the Future of Smarter Transportation