Articles tagged “georgia”

Eastern Europe’s Tricky Balance on Avoiding Overtourism

Eastern Europe’s Tricky Balance on Avoiding Overtourism

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The days of seeing overtourism as "a nice problem to have" are over. While they are still intent on building thriving tourism economies, some Eastern Europe tourism officials are also learning from the mistakes of their western neighbors.

1 month ago

Georgia’s Growing Tourism Industry Will Get a Major Lift From Ryanair

Georgia’s Growing Tourism Industry Will Get a Major Lift From Ryanair

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The low-cost carrier expanding its network to Georgia will be good news for the nation's already-growing tourism industry. But with $11 (€9.99) flights comes great responsibility for a tourism economy.

2 months ago

Georgia’s Sea Island Resort Now Blends Wellness With Golf Training

Georgia’s Sea Island Resort Now Blends Wellness With Golf Training

John Paul Newport, Bloomberg

The author took a session with fitness guru Randy Myers at the famed Georgia resort’s new Golf Performance Center. This is a great illustration of the rise of wellness as a luxury travel trend.

2 months ago

Georgia’s Rising Tensions With Russia Could Be an Opportunity for Its Tourism

Georgia’s Rising Tensions With Russia Could Be an Opportunity for Its Tourism

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Georgia's tourism sector has been a striking success story over the last decade. While recent tensions with Russia threaten to upset the progress, they may also serve as the impetus for the country's tourism industry to become less reliant on its neighbor.

4 months ago

5 Top European Ski Spots With Cultural Verve

5 Top European Ski Spots With Cultural Verve

Chadner Navarro, Bloomberg

If you like to ski, but don’t want to plan a trip that just goes to the Alps, try these unexpected combinations.

2 years ago

State Lawmakers Mull Comprehensive Framework for Homesharing

State Lawmakers Mull Comprehensive Framework for Homesharing

Associated Press

Georgia seems to be developing a commonsense framework to allow homeowners to list rooms on sites like Airbnb without overwhelming communities with tourists. Expect resistance from towns that would like to take a harsher stance.

2 years ago

The Rise of Civil Rights Tourism in America’s Deep South

The Rise of Civil Rights Tourism in America’s Deep South

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Historically, tourism in the Deep South steered clear of discussing slavery and Jim Crow, instead leaning on less contentious topics like country music and antebellum architecture. But now, civil rights museums are becoming an important part of the South's tourism landscape, even if many state tourism boards haven't gotten on the bandwagon.

3 years ago

The U.S. Southeast Left to Wonder Where the Canadian Tourists Went

The U.S. Southeast Left to Wonder Where the Canadian Tourists Went

Mike Schneider, Associated Press

On the flip side, it's a good season for inbound Canadian travel from the U.S.

4 years ago

Georgia Adds Content and Trip Planning to Its Tourism Website

Georgia Adds Content and Trip Planning to Its Tourism Website

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Although most travelers research more than a dozen sites when planning a trip, information and direction shared by official tourism boards are key to building awareness of a destinations' offerings and opportunities.

5 years ago

New Atlanta Sports Stadium to Boost Revenue with Adjacent Retail Strip

New Atlanta Sports Stadium to Boost Revenue with Adjacent Retail Strip

Associated Press

Atlanta's new stadium will encourage higher visitor spending by strategically placing shops and restaurants alongside the popular stadium.

5 years ago

900 Flyers Pass Through TSA PreCheck Lanes a Day at Savannah Airport

900 Flyers Pass Through TSA PreCheck Lanes a Day at Savannah Airport

Mary Carr Mayle, Savannah Morning News

On the surface PreCheck seems like a step in the right direction, but in reality it is building on top of the country's already outdated and unstable transportation infrastructure. Airports should be streamlining security for all passengers instead of creating more lanes under a new name.

6 years ago

The 11 Tourism Boards That Use Twitter Like a Real-Time Concierge

The 11 Tourism Boards That Use Twitter Like a Real-Time Concierge

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Destinations should be heavily investing in real-time social engagement to build brand awareness, improve visitors' experiences, and share meaningful content that fuels inspiration. Destinations that don't are missing out.

6 years ago