Articles tagged “festivals”

Omani Monsoon Season Has Become a Global Tourist Draw

Omani Monsoon Season Has Become a Global Tourist Draw

Samuel McNeil, Associated Press

Oman is competing with Dubai for global tourists and using its natural landscape as a differentiator.

2 years ago

Online Festivals Hub Everfest Raises $3.6 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Online Festivals Hub Everfest Raises $3.6 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

About 32 million people attend at least one festival in the U.S. each year, traveling an average of 900 miles to attend one. Everfest has a promising model to profit off this trade by offering exclusive discounts and creating a festival recommendation engine.

2 years ago

Disastrous Fyre Festival in Bahamas Shows Event-Planning Isn’t for Amateurs

Disastrous Fyre Festival in Bahamas Shows Event-Planning Isn’t for Amateurs

Kim Bhasin and Polly Mosendz, Bloomberg

If you promote it, they will come. But you DO have to build it, and the Fyre Festival obviously didn't.

2 years 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.

2 years ago

Munich’s Oktoberfest Attracts Thousands As Flow of Asylum-Seekers Wanes

Munich’s Oktoberfest Attracts Thousands As Flow of Asylum-Seekers Wanes

Kirsten Grieshaber and Paul Wheatley, Associated Press

4 years ago

More Millennials Rejected Hotel Stays at Sundance Film Festival 2015

More Millennials Rejected Hotel Stays at Sundance Film Festival 2015

Associated Press

Visitors to the Sundance Film Festival in 2015 shopped more than the previous year but tended to stay less at hotels. The sharing economy and Millennials' lodging prejudices are shaping the present and future of travel.

4 years ago

U.S. Brands Itself as ‘Food Truck Nation’ at Upcoming Milan Expo

U.S. Brands Itself as ‘Food Truck Nation’ at Upcoming Milan Expo

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Americans' growing obsession with food trucks is becoming part of its national image and marketers are already jumping on board to leverage the promise of spicy Tex-Mex, succulent BBQ, and inventive salads.

5 years ago

Oktoberfest is Big Business for Munich as NetJets Plans 60 Flights

Oktoberfest is Big Business for Munich as NetJets Plans 60 Flights

Richard Weiss, Elisabeth Behrmann and Oliver Suess, Bloomberg

Oktoberfest is big business for Munich, from the vendors and hotels to private jets flying in high-rollers. Millions of travelers will sample food and drink at one of Europe's largest festivals.

5 years ago

Southwest Partners with Chicago’s Magnficent Mile After a Fashion

Southwest Partners with Chicago’s Magnficent Mile After a Fashion

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Southwest certainly knows how to break up the monotony of a flight and to use social media to get publicity for a local festival and partnership that would normally elicit only big yawns.

5 years ago

Strikes in France Ruin Another Summer Tourist Event

Strikes in France Ruin Another Summer Tourist Event

Alexandria Sage, Reuters

EU-mandated deficit-reduction efforts in France are causing woes for the tourism industry. It's a delicate balancing act that may be counter-productive in the end.

5 years ago

Vacation Rentals Near Coachella Music Festival Going for $650 Per Night

Vacation Rentals Near Coachella Music Festival Going for $650 Per Night

Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times

Whether it's vacation rentals, hotels or Uber, everybody's got their own form of surge pricing. That's capitalism and the proverbial American way.

5 years ago

Summer Music Festival Brings $31 Million Boost to Alabama’s Gulf Shore

Summer Music Festival Brings $31 Million Boost to Alabama’s Gulf Shore

Associated Press

The positive impact of such a festival, including a boost destination awareness, outweighs the risks of upsetting the region's primary family tourism industry.

5 years ago