Articles tagged “georgia”

It Was Beach Day for Many in U.S. Despite Coronavirus Death Toll Rising

It Was Beach Day for Many in U.S. Despite Coronavirus Death Toll Rising

Rich McKay and Nathan Layne, Reuters

The problem with the reopenings is that they make backfire and lead to spikes in coronavirus inspections even in states that adhered to lockdowns.

4 months ago

How Atlanta’s Massive Conference Center Became So Environmentally Friendly

How Atlanta’s Massive Conference Center Became So Environmentally Friendly

Isaac Carey, Skift

Even the biggest venues can be gentle on the climate. The Georgia World Conference Center went through a redesign about 10 years ago, and now is one of the most sustainable large venues in the world.

8 months ago

5 Key Lessons From the World’s Largest Green Events Venue

5 Key Lessons From the World’s Largest Green Events Venue

Isaac Carey, Skift

The Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta is currently the biggest event space to be environmentally certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. The center has spent the past 10 years investing heavily in sustainability — and now acts as a blueprint for other convention centers.

8 months ago

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.

11 months 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.

12 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 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.

5 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.

6 years ago