Articles tagged “destinations”

Tourism

Summer Tourism Feels Squeeze From School Start Dates Moving Earlier

To fully capitalize on summer, tourism industry stakeholders will need to adjust their strategies to win over tourist traffic and dollars within a shorter period of time.

Summer Tourism Feels Squeeze From School Start Dates Moving Earlier

News Blog

New Zealand Considers Official Name Change

New Zealand may be getting an official name change in our lifetime. The New Zealand Parliament might change the country’s name to Aotearoa, which is Māori for “long white cloud,” and restore cities and towns to their original Māori names. Shedding the island’s colonial names could sustainably boost its tourism industry. When historically marginalized communities…

Tourism

Puerto Rico’s Recovery Offers These Lessons for Global Tourism

Puerto Rico tourism, bolstered by Airbnb when hotels were shut, has had a noteworthy comeback. But if travel and living have blended, then the island's fiscal and political woes can't be overlooked.

Puerto Rico’s Recovery Offers These Lessons for Global Tourism

Skift Meetings

Why It Pays to Host Events Where Urban Renewal Is a Priority

Old warehouses and unused industrial spaces are finding new beginnings in so-called second-tier cities. As Baltimore invests in nine massive revitalization projects, the developments are breathing new life into the community while creating opportunities for event organizers to deliver unforgettable experiences at affordable price points.

Why It Pays to Host Events Where Urban Renewal Is a Priority

Skift Meetings

Conference Destinations Compete With Academic Firepower

This report ranks destinations based on representation in international association leadership. It introduces a “harnessing ratio” as an indicator of how well destinations are leveraging their intellectual capital to attract conventions.

Conference Destinations Compete With Academic Firepower

Tourism

Tourists Are Equally Satisfied Visiting Lesser-Known Places, Study Shows

If there's clear evidence that tourists are equally happy in lesser-visited areas, will the travel industry come together to rework those problematic bucket lists and spread tourism's benefits? Or will it continue to be economic recovery first, followed by more sustainability pledges?

Tourists Are Equally Satisfied Visiting Lesser-Known Places, Study Shows

Tourism

Destinations Look Beyond Bad White-Label Tech to Drive Bookings Themselves

Destination marketers are skilled at helping travelers plan trips, but they're poor at encouraging transactions. Are they missing a trick by not driving more direct bookings and, thus, helping to level the playing field for the smallest travel suppliers?

Destinations Look Beyond Bad White-Label Tech to Drive Bookings Themselves

Tourism

Milan Tourism Campaign Amid Omicron Could Be Smartly Timed

Pandemic ups and downs aside, a destination must stay top of mind with travelers. For Milan, repositioning the city's image means finding creative ways to hit the right note of cheer until a recovery is here to stay.

Milan Tourism Campaign Amid Omicron Could Be Smartly Timed

Announcements

Announcing Skift’s 2022 Calendar of Events

We're excited to be coming back with more hybrid events with this robust calendar of forums and summits in 2022. In addition to the return of our Megatrends and Europe Forum, we will be launching two new events: a Lodging Summit in May, and a Middle East Global Forum in December.

Announcing Skift’s 2022 Calendar of Events

Announcements

Take This Survey on Post-Covid Event and Destination Trends

What will change for the event industry in the post-pandemic world? What roles will destinations play in the shift? Take a short survey and share your insights with us. All respondents get a complementary Skift Research report and get a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

Take This Survey on Post-Covid Event and Destination Trends