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Articles tagged “development”

Cuba’s Hotel Challenges: A Guide to All the Projects in Process

Cuba’s Hotel Challenges: A Guide to All the Projects in Process

Claire Boobbyer, Skift

Although Cuba won't say it, the country is ill-prepared for the influx of new visitors and the necessary development.

3 months ago

The Only Thing to Stop Cuba’s Tourism Growth Is Its Accommodations Crunch

The Only Thing to Stop Cuba’s Tourism Growth Is Its Accommodations Crunch

Claire Boobbyer, Skift

No combination of cruise ships, Airbnb rentals, state-run hotels, or nuns' quarters will be enough to replace smart tourism development, which Cuba may not yet be capable of carrying out.

4 months ago

Dubai Developers Try Underwater Bedrooms to Jumpstart Large Hotel Project

Dubai Developers Try Underwater Bedrooms to Jumpstart Large Hotel Project

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press

It's as if they took all the lessons of the economic crisis and didn't pay attention to them at all.

7 months ago

Cuban Tourism Industry Struggling to Adapt to New Demands

Cuban Tourism Industry Struggling to Adapt to New Demands

Marc Frank, Reuters

7 months ago

Interview: Anthony Bourdain’s Ideal TV Audience Is Anthony Bourdain

Interview: Anthony Bourdain’s Ideal TV Audience Is Anthony Bourdain

Jason Clampet, Skift

A single-minded focus on what you think is best, rather than what others are telling you is best for you, can produce both victories and defeats. More than a decade in, it's clear which category Bourdain's travel TV is in.

8 months ago

Charleston, SC Still Hasn’t Settled Its Cruise Terminal Issues

Charleston, SC Still Hasn’t Settled Its Cruise Terminal Issues

Outside of a sports stadium, we can think of few things outside of a cruise terminal which do more to negatively impact the people who live next door in a way that only benefits people who live far away.

8 months ago

Eritrea’s Capital City Is Making a Strong Push for UNESCO World Heritage Status

Eritrea’s Capital City Is Making a Strong Push for UNESCO World Heritage Status

Edmund Blair, Reuters

World Heritage status can hurt, too, if destinations don't plan properly. Eritrea's relative isolation could offer it the best of both worlds, though.

9 months ago

4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Under Threat From Too Much Tourism

4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Under Threat From Too Much Tourism

Denis D. Gray, Associated Press

When politics meets poor planning meets too many tourists, things never end well.

10 months ago

Spain Looks Beyond Its Record Tourism Numbers Towards Even More Growth

Spain Looks Beyond Its Record Tourism Numbers Towards Even More Growth

Sonya Dowsett, Reuters

10 months ago

Heathrow Third Runway Supporters Are Feeling Confident, Despite Delays

Heathrow Third Runway Supporters Are Feeling Confident, Despite Delays

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Supporters may see victory, but it needs to come sooner rather than later if they're serious about defending London's position in transatlantic travel.

10 months ago

UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the Downside of Cultural Tourism

UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the Downside of Cultural Tourism

Denis D. Gray, Associated Press

Destinations are realizing that tourism management is an essential part of a good quality of life for residents. It's just that not many destinations make wise decisions when the promise of tourism profits make wise choices less attractive.

10 months ago

What It Means to Charge for Parking in Las Vegas, Finally

What It Means to Charge for Parking in Las Vegas, Finally

Sally Ho and Michelle Rindels, Associated Press

Consumers are already paying for the cost of the parking, they just don't know it.

11 months ago