Articles tagged “events”

Bahamas Tourism Officials Separate Themselves Further From Fyre Festival Fiasco

Bahamas Tourism Officials Separate Themselves Further From Fyre Festival Fiasco

Tamara Lush, Associated Press

First-time event planners mixed with Instagram influencers and poor infrastructure never add up to a successful gathering — no matter where it is.

10 hours ago

Big Events Look at North Carolina Again After Partial Repeal of Anti-LGBT Law

Big Events Look at North Carolina Again After Partial Repeal of Anti-LGBT Law

Brian Mahoney and Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press

The state's bathroom bill law was primarily aimed at preventing cities from banning broader discrimination. That's still partially in place, so businesses will likely proceed with caution.

3 weeks ago

Solar Eclipse Spurs Festivals, Surge Pricing, and Sold-Out Hotels

Solar Eclipse Spurs Festivals, Surge Pricing, and Sold-Out Hotels

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

One has to admire how a naturally occurring event can effortlessly produce the kind of buzz usually reserved for SXSW or Mardi Gras. It practically target-markets itself with surge pricing built in.

4 weeks ago

AccorHotels Eyes Stake in French Events Company as It Keeps Buying

AccorHotels Eyes Stake in French Events Company as It Keeps Buying

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While it might seem like AccorHotels is spending money just for the sake of it, this deal seems to make strategic sense as it complements its existing operations, while at the same time offering something new for its food and beverage and events operations.

1 month ago

Trump Travel Ban Is a Threat to U.S. Bid to Host World Cup

Trump Travel Ban Is a Threat to U.S. Bid to Host World Cup

Tariq Panja, Bloomberg

Because Russia and Qatar are bastions for freedom of movement? Really, FIFA has long trafficked in corruption and dallied with dictators. We expected it would find kinship with this administration.

2 months ago

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.

6 months 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.

7 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.

9 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.

10 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.

10 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.

11 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.

11 months ago