Articles tagged “data and discovery”

Luxury

Bogotá’s Potential in Wellness Tourism Starts With an Amazonian Nut

The cacay nut is a perfect example of how tourists can directly benefit entire countries simply by buying products for their own wellness in cities like Bogotá that help support poorer regions throughout Colombia. Maybe someday being a tourist will become less about being a foreigner and more about being a better global citizen.

Bogotá’s Potential in Wellness Tourism Starts With an Amazonian Nut

Tourism

Medellin’s Tourism Challenge: Telling the Right Story of Its Violent Past

Medellin has gone through an incredible transformation over the past 30 years, but large issues still remain prevalent. As the city figures out the right story it wants to tell, its "fake it ‘til you make it" strategy somehow works — speaking to the resilience of many developing economies that are navigating histories of crime, corruption, and violence and still figuring out how to position themselves as destinations.

Medellin’s Tourism Challenge: Telling the Right Story of Its Violent Past

Tourism

Peru’s Challenge to Build Tourism Outside the Shadows of Machu Picchu

Peru has done a lot in terms of diversifying its tourism industry, but a stronger emphasis on a unified vision for tourism is still needed. If governments don’t start prioritizing tourism — which has far-reaching impacts on other industries, the environment, and the lives of locals — we’re going to lose critical parts of history that help explain who we are and how we got here.

Peru’s Challenge to Build Tourism Outside the Shadows of Machu Picchu

Tourism

Kuala Lumpur’s Batu Caves Reveal Heritage Tourism’s Struggles in an Instagrammable World

The ongoing investigation into the painting of the Batu Caves steps points to a greater need to appropriately preserve heritage sites. Protecting a country’s history and heritage for future generations should come first; increasing the number of Instagram "likes" and "tags" a heritage site gets should come second.

Kuala Lumpur’s Batu Caves Reveal Heritage Tourism’s Struggles in an Instagrammable World

Skift Originals

Japan’s Naoshima Island: A Portrait of Possibility for Art Tourism

Ever since Naoshima, Japan, became home to a number of contemporary art museums, sculptures, and installations, the island's identity as an "art island" has become intertwined with its history and culture. Naoshima now represents a way for other destinations to think about how tourism, and art tourism specifically, can be used to revitalize communities while preserving tradition and demonstrating respect to heritage.

Japan’s Naoshima Island: A Portrait of Possibility for Art Tourism

Tourism

Tourism For Good: How Chiang Mai Is Showing the Way

Tourism isn't perfect, but sometimes its mission can be. Four projects in northern Thailand are dedicated to creating more sustainable livelihoods for locals, preserving customs and traditions, and developing better conservation efforts for elephants. This is the good that tourism can do.

Tourism For Good: How Chiang Mai Is Showing the Way

Tourism

A New Generation Must Bridge Hanoi’s Past to Its Tourism Future

Hanoi's economy is improving considerably, and tourism is growing, but for Vietnam's capital city to best position itself to develop as a responsible tourism destination, a change in mindset must occur. And that change needs to come from the young Vietnamese of today.

A New Generation Must Bridge Hanoi’s Past to Its Tourism Future

Tourism

What It Means to Be an Emerging Destination in New Europe: A Sofia Deep Dive

While destinations with overtourism issues are getting a lot of attention, other cities are emerging as new frontiers for tourism. Sofia, Bulgaria, is one of those cities with a unique opportunity to declare to the world what it wants to be as a destination, and to define a vision and strategy for how tourism can develop sustainably.

What It Means to Be an Emerging Destination in New Europe: A Sofia Deep Dive

Overtourism

What a Month of Bicycle Rides Through Valencia Reveals about Authenticity in Tourism

For all its imperfections, Valencia still has its spirit and a sense of authenticity that other destinations have lost in some ways in the age of overtourism. As the city fights to maintain equilibrium, it has a unique opportunity to set an example via the proper management of tourism. Don't put doors in the field. Set up bike lanes instead.

What a Month of Bicycle Rides Through Valencia Reveals about Authenticity in Tourism

Overtourism

Lisbon’s Overtourism Lesson: Living Like a Local Is Not Enough

Lisbon's post-crisis evolution and corresponding tourism boom show the dramatic impact and lasting ramifications of overtourism. Efforts have centered on sustainable tourism and limiting tourism's potential negative impacts, but, in our view, the focus has been all wrong. Sustainable tourism should be about sustainable cultures, and we all have a role to play.

Lisbon’s Overtourism Lesson: Living Like a Local Is Not Enough