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How Houston Embraced Augmented Reality to Enhance the Visitor Experience

How Houston Embraced Augmented Reality to Enhance the Visitor Experience

Houston First Corporation + Skift

Technology plays an important role in helping tourism companies market local attractions and businesses more effectively. As smartphone functionality expands, Visit Houston is proving that augmented reality tools can have a real impact on visitor experience.

2 months ago

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How Houston Turned Diversity Into Its Biggest Selling Point

How Houston Turned Diversity Into Its Biggest Selling Point

Houston First Corporation + Skift

With diversity driving Houston’s dynamism on many fronts, the city is well positioned to attract both leisure and business travelers in the years ahead.

3 months ago

High-Speed Rail Link From Houston to Dallas to Take Private Sector Funding Route

High-Speed Rail Link From Houston to Dallas to Take Private Sector Funding Route

Thomas Black, Bloomberg

While most developed countries enjoy modern, high-speed rail travel, the U.S. is way behind. By the time it catches up, driverless cars with long-life batteries could supersede trains or perhaps climate change may have begun to wreak havoc.

1 year ago

Houston Flights Restart in Early Sign of Very Tentative Recovery

Houston Flights Restart in Early Sign of Very Tentative Recovery

Prashant Gopal, Jeff Green and Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

When passengers arrive at George Bush International Airport in Houston, then what? Getting anywhere on the roads is nearly impossible. Recovery is going to take a very long time.

3 years ago

Houston Hotels Bear Brunt of Hurricane Harvey and Already Weak Oil Markets

Houston Hotels Bear Brunt of Hurricane Harvey and Already Weak Oil Markets

Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

Unfortunately for Houston, a natural disaster like Harvey will likely only make things even tougher for its already struggling hotel market.

3 years ago

Travel Brands Experiment With Virtual Reality as Consumer Adoption Lags

Travel Brands Experiment With Virtual Reality as Consumer Adoption Lags

Greg Oates, Skift

Companies creating virtual reality videos and other immersive video formats say they're driving exponentially higher engagement levels between travel brands and consumers.

4 years ago

Skift MeetingsIQ: Dallas and Palm Springs CEO Interviews, Hilton’s Planner IQ Hub

Skift MeetingsIQ: Dallas and Palm Springs CEO Interviews, Hilton’s Planner IQ Hub

Greg Oates, Skift

Tourism Montreal is sharing great meetings-specific digital content, which is inspiring other destinations like Palm Springs to do the same. In the hospitality sector, Hilton Hotels is the leader of meetings content with its Connect+ platform.

4 years ago

Visit Dallas CEO Says Houston’s Anti-LGBT Vote Bad For State’s Convention Business

Visit Dallas CEO Says Houston’s Anti-LGBT Vote Bad For State’s Convention Business

Greg Oates, Skift

In a city with the sixth largest LGBT population nationwide, Visit Dallas wants meeting planners to know it has a completely different attitude toward equality and tolerance than Houston.

4 years ago

Houston Hospitals Decry Restrictions on Wealthy Medical Tourists

Houston Hospitals Decry Restrictions on Wealthy Medical Tourists

Houston Chronicle

Yes, the TSA may be hassling potential patients, but Houston and other U.S. medical tourism destinations are also dealing with competition from other destinations with advanced medical care.

6 years ago

The 6-Year Evolution of Visit Houston’s Mixed Media Ad Campaign

The 6-Year Evolution of Visit Houston’s Mixed Media Ad Campaign

Samantha Shankman, Skift

There's no one formula for creating a lasting and impactful ad campaign, but Visit Houston's willingness to iterate on its concept and adopt to consumers' needs is pretty close.

6 years ago

World’s First Supersonic Jet Airport, Bush Intercontinental, Turns 45

World’s First Supersonic Jet Airport, Bush Intercontinental, Turns 45

Erin Mulvaney, Houston Chronicle

Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston is crafting its next chapter as it becomes more of an international hub, and as Southwest ramps up its international service from the airport.

6 years ago

Korean Air’s Nonstop Flights Between Houston, Seoul Start This Week

Korean Air’s Nonstop Flights Between Houston, Seoul Start This Week

Erin Mulvaney, Houston Chronicle

Since last year, three airlines have launched nonstop flights between Houston and an Asian city highlighting increased business and leisure demand for the routes.

6 years ago