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Articles tagged “events”

Join Skift at World Travel Market on Nov. 9 to Explore Disruptions in Hospitality

Join Skift at World Travel Market on Nov. 9 to Explore Disruptions in Hospitality

Jason Clampet, Skift

Skift will explore the disruptions in hospitality on the big stage at WTM London.

1 month ago

SXSW and Bonnaroo and the Data Behind Big Events

SXSW and Bonnaroo and the Data Behind Big Events

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Events with cult followings like SXSW and Bonnaroo may seem magical, but they're built on data.

2 months ago

Cleveland Tourism Cautiously Optimistic Midway Through Republican Convention

Cleveland Tourism Cautiously Optimistic Midway Through Republican Convention

Greg Oates, Skift

Destination Cleveland raised the bar on integrated web and social media content to promote the city to visiting delegates and convention planners around the globe.

5 months ago

Olympic Committee Promises Rio Is ‘Ready to Welcome the World’

Olympic Committee Promises Rio Is ‘Ready to Welcome the World’

Stephen Wade, Associated Press

Host cities tend to pull it together at the last minute, so that may happen here, too. But a lot has to go right for Rio to make the Olympics a success.

5 months ago

Brazil Says It’s Ready for Olympics Despite Zika and Body Parts on Beaches

Brazil Says It’s Ready for Olympics Despite Zika and Body Parts on Beaches

Bloomberg

Brazil longs for the glory days when people were worried it couldn't pull off the World Cup because a few stadium seats were wobbly. Oh, the glory days of event tourism.

5 months ago

Rio Gets a Financial Lifeline Just Weeks Before Olympics Begin

Rio Gets a Financial Lifeline Just Weeks Before Olympics Begin

Randall Woods, Bloomberg

At this stage it looks as if Rio 2016 will be the "Heaven's Gate" of sporting events: long, drawn-out, and a financial disaster. It's yet another compelling argument that big events don't always mean smart tourism.

6 months ago

Brazil Loses Tourism Minister in Graft Scandal Only Weeks Before Olympics

Brazil Loses Tourism Minister in Graft Scandal Only Weeks Before Olympics

Anna Edgerton and Raymond Colitt, Bloomberg

Remember when we all thought the Brazil World Cup was going to be a disaster and it wasn't. Although we wish we could say we'll be wrong about the Olympics in the same way, Brazilian officials are making it really hard to be optimistic.

6 months ago

Transit Strikes Challenge Travel in France During Euro 2016

Transit Strikes Challenge Travel in France During Euro 2016

Rob Harris, Associated Press

France's transit workers have worked hard this year at getting everyone to hate them. This slap in the face of locals and visitors is the cherry on top.

6 months ago

Not Content With Theme Parks, Orlando Wants to Be a Sports Destination Too

Not Content With Theme Parks, Orlando Wants to Be a Sports Destination Too

Terrance Harris, Associated Press

Orlando has plenty of hotel rooms to fill, so it's no surprise the city is looking for more ways to bring tourists. We still expect the city to be known for its theme parks above all, no matter how many NFL events it hosts.

6 months ago

Massive Labor Strikes Are About to Make Travel in France a Nightmare

Massive Labor Strikes Are About to Make Travel in France a Nightmare

Associated Press

It's just another early summer strike season in France: Making life terrible for locals, visitors, and — this year — Euro 2016 fans from around the world.

6 months ago

Moody’s Says That the Olympics Won’t Help Brazil’s Economy Much

Moody’s Says That the Olympics Won’t Help Brazil’s Economy Much

Jonathan Levin, Bloomberg

Rare is the big event that makes money for the people who live in the destination where it takes place. To do so requires long-term thinking and tourism development rather than immediate gratification, which is a problem for many cities.

7 months ago

$2 Million Super Bowl Gain for San Francisco Makes Critics Wonder if the Game is Worth the Pain

$2 Million Super Bowl Gain for San Francisco Makes Critics Wonder if the Game is Worth the Pain

Janie Har, Associated Press

Cities and entire regions are growing increasingly wary of the hoops they have to jump through in order to host the Super Bowl.

7 months ago