Articles tagged “events”

Mobile World Congress Cancellation Over Coronavirus Is Foreboding Sign for Events

Mobile World Congress Cancellation Over Coronavirus Is Foreboding Sign for Events

Julius Solaris, Skift

The cancellation of a major event outside of China is a serious warning for meeting planners to take action to preempt concerns over the coronavirus.

5 days ago

Tourism’s Healing Ways in Japan Show the Flip Side to the Travel Backlash

Tourism’s Healing Ways in Japan Show the Flip Side to the Travel Backlash

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Tourism is key to the revival of Japan’s marginal villages, in the process unlocking not only precious living cultures and traditions but people’s sanities.

3 weeks ago

Music Tourism Is a Mixed Score for Travel Advisors

Music Tourism Is a Mixed Score for Travel Advisors

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Music tourism, much like adventure or wellness travel, is a fast-growing niche worthy of travel advisors' attention. Not only does it appeal to all age groups, but clients will appreciate help in obtaining tickets and making travel arrangements built around events.

2 months ago

Music Tourism and Millennials Can Be the Right Mix for Travel Advisors

Music Tourism and Millennials Can Be the Right Mix for Travel Advisors

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Music travel is gaining popularity as tourists look for new experiences. There are plenty of opportunities for travel advisors, even though some of the big festivals are trying to keep all the business to themselves.

2 months ago

How Cruises Will Drive Even More of Travel Advisor Sales

How Cruises Will Drive Even More of Travel Advisor Sales

Maria Lenhart, Skift

World Travel Holdings has emerged as a powerhouse, particularly in the cruise sector. While strengthening its presence in other sectors, the company's top executives say that cruises will only get stronger as a revenue source for travel advisors.

3 months ago

Travel Agency Social Hubs Invite Passersby to Join the Party

Travel Agency Social Hubs Invite Passersby to Join the Party

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Storefront travel agencies may be fewer in number these days, but some are finding success by reinventing themselves as social hubs for their local communities. With imaginative decor and amenities, these agencies are drawing in customers who had previously been unaware of the value of using a travel advisor.

3 months ago

Storefront Travel Agencies Get Reimagined as Social Hubs

Storefront Travel Agencies Get Reimagined as Social Hubs

Linda Humphrey, Skift

Travel agencies are thriving by replacing offices with lounges, complete with drinks and parties. By setting up shopfronts on busy streets, they’re also convincing travelers that they still exist.

3 months ago

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The Future of Food Tourism in Thailand

The Future of Food Tourism in Thailand

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau + Skift

Food tourism has taken over the world, and few destinations are as primed to capitalize on the trend as Thailand. Tour operators, hotels, and others in the travel sector are rapidly enhancing the ways in which visitors experience the country’s culinary offerings — and meeting planners are taking note.

3 months ago

Can Travel Advisors Be a Secret Weapon in Quest for Sustainable Tourism?

Can Travel Advisors Be a Secret Weapon in Quest for Sustainable Tourism?

Maria Lenhart, Skift

By guiding clients toward responsible choices in how and where they travel, travel advisors can play a key part in promoting sustainable tourism. Not only do local communities benefit, but visitors come away with more meaningful experiences.

3 months ago

Eventbrite Struggles to Keep Customer Loyalty as Ticketfly Integration Drags On

Eventbrite Struggles to Keep Customer Loyalty as Ticketfly Integration Drags On

Isaac Carey, Skift

The events platform posted a solid quarter, with self sign-ups growing both in the United States and internationally. Still, if the company can't keep its larger Ticketfly clients, investors aren't going to stay happy for long.

3 months ago

Host Travel Agencies Step Up to Train Wave of Newcomers

Host Travel Agencies Step Up to Train Wave of Newcomers

Maria Lenhart, Skift

A surge of newcomers are setting up shop as travel advisors — with some of them unprepared for the realities of the job. Host agencies and consortiums are ramping up efforts to give them the education they need.

3 months ago

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As Tourists Flock to Thailand, the Country’s Meetings and Events Sector Will Benefit

As Tourists Flock to Thailand, the Country’s Meetings and Events Sector Will Benefit

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau + Skift

As meeting planners worldwide look for unique venues and programming that will wow attendees, Thailand is stepping up its meetings and incentives efforts. Big investments in infrastructure, hotels, venues, and transportation networks — not to mention top-flight food and gorgeous beaches — are already paying multi-million dollar dividends.

5 months ago