Articles tagged “destination management”

Travel Megatrends 2020: Tourism’s New Competitive Advantage Is Protecting Destinations

Travel Megatrends 2020: Tourism’s New Competitive Advantage Is Protecting Destinations

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Responding to the burden that tourism can bring requires more than tacking on the idea of management to tourism boards’ activities; it requires a paradigm shift in how destinations operate. That shift is under way.

6 months ago

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The Ripple Effect: Redefining Community Tourism and its Power to Transform Lives

The Ripple Effect: Redefining Community Tourism and its Power to Transform Lives

G Adventures + Skift

As the global travel industry enters a new era of responsibility, how we define and measure the impact of community tourism must evolve beyond the traditional understanding of community-based tourism as a tool for community development. When done right, everyone wins – local people and businesses are empowered to thrive, travelers return home with a greater sense of connectedness, and everyone working in tourism benefits.

7 months ago

The Paradox of Taxing Travelers for Overtourism

The Paradox of Taxing Travelers for Overtourism

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Are destinations taxing visitors because they don't want them to show up? Actually, the conversation around tourism taxes shows that it's not really fewer visitors that destinations want — it's more resources and management tools to deal with them properly.

1 year ago

Visit Faroe Islands’ Latest Viral Campaign Seeks a Tourist-Free Weekend

Visit Faroe Islands’ Latest Viral Campaign Seeks a Tourist-Free Weekend

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Visit Faroe Islands is once again attracting outsized attention for a tourism push, but that shouldn't detract from the underlying sentiment. The tiny destination is trying to stave off the pitfalls of overtourism even as it promotes itself on the world stage.

1 year ago

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

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

Rebecca Stone, Skift

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.

2 years ago