Articles tagged “destinations”

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Preparing for a Post COVID-19 World: 4 Ways Travel Brands Can Learn from Past Events

Preparing for a Post COVID-19 World: 4 Ways Travel Brands Can Learn from Past Events

Publicis Sapient + Skift

It’s uncertain what the future holds for the travel industry. But there are some actions that companies can put into place now to prepare for the months and years ahead in a post-COVID-19 world.

4 months ago

Travel Advisors Field Cruise Concerns as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads

Travel Advisors Field Cruise Concerns as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the cruise industry, with travel advisors caught in the middle as they deal with cancellations and questions from worried clients that are difficult to answer. Among the most troublesome aspects is the uncertainty of how long the crisis will last and how much worse it may get.

5 months ago

Puerto Rico Pushes Through Recent Setbacks to Win Over Event Planners

Puerto Rico Pushes Through Recent Setbacks to Win Over Event Planners

Lauren Ward, Skift

Puerto Rico is positioning itself as a global events destination, despite January’s seismic activity. With a new marketing campaign and multiple initiatives aimed at attracting planners and attendees, the island’s efforts are starting to pay off.

5 months ago

Travel Advisors Work to Make Once Elusive Round-the-World Trips a Reality

Travel Advisors Work to Make Once Elusive Round-the-World Trips a Reality

Linda Humphrey, Skift

Sabbatical travel is in the spotlight, but is a year-long trip around the globe feasible for a family? A couple? Two travel advisors set out for a string of faraway places, showing clients and friends that it can be done.

5 months ago

Tokyo Officials Backtrack on Olympic Cancellation Fears

Tokyo Officials Backtrack on Olympic Cancellation Fears

Stephen Wade, Associated Press

The reality is it could be months until the coronavirus outbreak in Asia is fully contained. With the Tokyo Olympics set for July, officials are now faced with an incredibly difficult choice.

6 months ago

Travel Megatrends 2020: The Future of Travel Will Be Driven by Urban Living Innovations

Travel Megatrends 2020: The Future of Travel Will Be Driven by Urban Living Innovations

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cities have always been incubators for innovation, but with two-thirds of the world’s population expected to live in urban areas by 2050, developments being rolled out today to accommodate that new density will serve the travel industry in positive ways.

7 months ago

How Global Event Planners Need to Think About China’s Secondary Cities

How Global Event Planners Need to Think About China’s Secondary Cities

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

China has become a hot spot for global business travel, and its secondary cities are evolving to accommodate larger conferences and conventions. What should event planners know?

7 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

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How Houston Turned Diversity Into Its Biggest Selling Point

How Houston Turned Diversity Into Its Biggest Selling Point

Houston First Corporation + Skift

With diversity driving Houston’s dynamism on many fronts, the city is well positioned to attract both leisure and business travelers in the years ahead.

7 months ago

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The Making of a Meetings and Events Destination: Why Thailand’s Future Looks Bright

The Making of a Meetings and Events Destination: Why Thailand’s Future Looks Bright

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau + Skift

Thailand is becoming one of Asia's premier business events destinations as efforts to improve its cities meetings and events infrastructure begin to pay off.

8 months ago

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The Baja Way – Designing the Perfect Luxury Travel Experience in Los Cabos

The Baja Way – Designing the Perfect Luxury Travel Experience in Los Cabos

Los Cabos Tourism Board + Skift

A new generation of forward-thinking chefs, gallery owners, mixologists, and entrepreneurs are helping the luxury destination of Los Cabos showcase its unique heritage and amenities, helping to set a new standard for luxury tourism in the process. In this piece, we get inside the mindset of “The Baja Way.”

8 months ago

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How Local Visionaries Are Powering Aruba’s Sustainable Future

How Local Visionaries Are Powering Aruba’s Sustainable Future

Aruba Tourism Authority + Skift

Governments should rightly take charge of large-scale sustainability efforts — but destinations focused on the future should also look to grassroots innovation. On Aruba, many of the most creative sustainability efforts are led by passionate locals eager to share their work with visitors.

8 months ago