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Articles tagged “events”

Tourism

Qatar is still planning for a summer Wold Cup, but isn’t adamant

FIFA was aware it was hot in Qatar in summer when it awarded the tournament. It just couldn't resist the numbers on the term sheet.

Qatar is still planning for a summer Wold Cup, but isn’t adamant

Hotels

Dubai needs more conference space to keep up with hotel room boom

Many U.S. cities build conference spaces in what become failed bids to lure events, but Dubai has the rooms, the air connections, and the mojo once again that building more space makes sense.

Online Travel

SkiftSeedlings: Five early-stage travel startups offer niche travel experiences

SkiftSeedlings: Five early-stage travel startups offer niche travel experiences

Tourism

Atlantic City lures back Miss America pageant with plans to boost tourism

The pageant will generate a boost to tourism leading up to the event and bring national attention to the seaside destination as it continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy.

Atlantic City lures back Miss America pageant with plans to boost tourism

Online Travel

The local economic impact of the Super Bowl, as visualized by Square

The impact of a big event on a destination is always difficult to determine when there are so many gatekeepers between the data and the public. Square's openness helps people get at least a tiny, honest glimpse of what kind of money communities really make.

The local economic impact of the Super Bowl, as visualized by Square

Tourism

Soccer’s governing body tells Brazil it needs to do more to get ready for the World Cup

Brazil isn't making international organizations feel secure about arrangements, but it's desire to not fail on the global stage is likely strong enough to keep shortcomings in construction and planning from dominating the conversation when the first whistle blows.

Soccer’s governing body tells Brazil it needs to do more to get ready for the World Cup

Hotels

Hotels finding new and profitable ways to connect guests with local experiences

As hotels look for new sources of revenue they will find that moving beyond the traditional concierge services and into more unique, local offerings can help set their product apart from the competition.

Tourism

New York and New Jersey eye hundreds of millions in revenue from Super Bowl tourism in 2014

Mayor Bloomberg has been pushing NYC tourism hard since the start of his reign, and now as he goes out he wants to leave with a bang; with Superbowl 2014 in the city's backyard and the economic impact that it will have on the region.

New York and New Jersey eye hundreds of millions in revenue from Super Bowl tourism in 2014

Online Travel

FCC head says airport and other public Wi-Fi will get faster

Genachowski and the FCC's actions to free up a band of the digital spectrum will mean users will see faster speeds very soon.

Tourism

Hong Kong could have a killer conventions business, but hotel costs are just too high

The cost of attending events is already high enough, and Hong Kong has enough regional rivals that these high costs won't be an issue if bookings if costs subside.

Hong Kong could have a killer conventions business, but hotel costs are just too high