Articles tagged “history”

Tourism

Colorado’s Sand Creek Massacre Site Confronts U.S. History of Racial Violence

With these historic sites, the tourism industry can orient itself toward truth and reconciliation in a country where there is no such federal effort.

Colorado’s Sand Creek Massacre Site Confronts U.S. History of Racial Violence

Online Travel

Trip.com’s Nearly Quarter Century Odyssey as a Can’t Lose Travel Domain, Right?

Buying a compelling travel domain like Trip.com and thinking it ensures success is like the people who buy a restaurant and think they can run it because they are foodies. Several major travel companies squandered the Trip.com domain because it was a side hustle. Moral of the story? A brand is only as good as the real-world business behind it.

Trip.com’s Nearly Quarter Century Odyssey as a Can’t Lose Travel Domain, Right?

Mergers and Acquisitions

Oral History: Booking.com Catapulted Priceline From an Also-Ran to First

The acquisitions of Active Hotels and Bookings B.V., which led to the creation of Booking.com, transformed parent company Priceline.com, and online travel history. Take a look at Priceline's fourth quarter of 2005 financial results, and you'll be able to see the journey in process.

Oral History: Booking.com Catapulted Priceline From an Also-Ran to First

Tourism

First U.S. National Civil Rights Trail Seeks International Tourism Appeal

America's first national civil rights trail has broad appeal. More international visitors are planning trips around these black history museums and landmarks, many new and revamped, and this trail could lengthen and multiply those trips.

First U.S. National Civil Rights Trail Seeks International Tourism Appeal

Tourism

Indiana Tourism Gains an Underground Railroad National Historic Site

Indiana's few national parks aren't blockbusters. A new federally recognized historic site -- and any associated funding -- could help strengthen the state's offerings, which are heavy on agri-tourism.

Indiana Tourism Gains an Underground Railroad National Historic Site

Hotels

Waldorf Astoria New York’s Secrets Range From a Train Station to Clandestine Entrance

The Waldorf Astoria isn't alone in having this mystery and history to share, and more properties would do well to dig deeper into their own stories to share with guests.

Waldorf Astoria New York’s Secrets Range From a Train Station to Clandestine Entrance

Tourism

How U.S. Route 66 Was Different for Black Travelers

Those who fail to learn from the history of Jim Crow are destined to drive down that road, whether it is for a Route 66 vacation or on Main Street, yet again.

How U.S. Route 66 Was Different for Black Travelers

Tourism

Visitor Growth at Auschwitz Site Prompts Plea for Pre-Bookings

The concept of access to historical or natural attractions is often debated in the travel industry once a destination becomes so popular that the volume of visitors begins to threaten its sustainability.

Visitor Growth at Auschwitz Site Prompts Plea for Pre-Bookings

Media and PR

Travel Channel Combines Time Travel and a Comedian for Latest Series

Travel Channel is working hard to produce travel content that appeals to a broad potential audience with hopes of revitalizing its image as a go-to travel platform. Whether it's successful is still to be seen.

Travel Channel Combines Time Travel and a Comedian for Latest Series

Tourism

Rhode Island Locals Are Fighting Over Mansion’s Transformation Into Tourist Zoo

Historians want to keep mansion's grounds as untouched as possible, but that neglects the reality that its primary purpose is to generate tourism profits, not serve as a family's private home.

Rhode Island Locals Are Fighting Over Mansion’s Transformation Into Tourist Zoo