Articles tagged “development”

Luxury Hotels Follow Developers to Manhattan’s Far West Side

Luxury Hotels Follow Developers to Manhattan’s Far West Side

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

Right now Hudson Yards – a once industrial, grimy side of New York – is mostly a ghost town. But the High Line gave the area a major boost, and hotels and restaurants are building up around that ecosystem.

6 months ago

Steve Wynn Eyes a $400 Nightly Rate for His 4th Vegas Hotel

Steve Wynn Eyes a $400 Nightly Rate for His 4th Vegas Hotel

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

For a hotel this size, the price point for Vegas seems ambitious, to say the least.

10 months ago

Navajo Nation Votes Down Grand Canyon Tourism Development Project

Navajo Nation Votes Down Grand Canyon Tourism Development Project

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press

"Jobs" is every developer's favorite argument when trying to grab someone else's land, but that "economic development" is rarely as significant and lasting as claimed. So, the Navajo Nation may have dodged a bullet. Indian Country tourism is growing stronger and more self-sufficient — tribes don't need this project.

1 year ago

Surfers Want Resort Developers to Stay Away From a Remote Puerto Rican Village

Surfers Want Resort Developers to Stay Away From a Remote Puerto Rican Village

Danica Coto , Associated Press

Even if the hotel development moves forward — which seems likely — authorities would be wise to preserve the qualities that make people want to visit this relatively untouched part of Puerto Rico.

2 years ago

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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years ago

Cuban Tourism Industry Struggling to Adapt to New Demands

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years ago