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Articles tagged “iceland”

News Blog

Iceland Readies for Volcanic Eruption: Latest Tourism Updates

Tourists won't be allowed to relax in Iceland's iconic Blue Lagoon for the quite some time. A volcano near the geothermal spa is very likely to erupt soon, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office.  Residents of the nearby seaside town of Grindavik have been evacuated. Roads have been closed. There have been around 900 earthquakes…

Tourism

Chinese Tourists Have a New Love Affair with … Iceland

Alongside the gradual resurgence of confidence among Chinese travelers, travel bookings are also making a comeback. Perhaps it's not yet time to write off the Chinese traveler.

Chinese Tourists Have a New Love Affair with … Iceland

Airlines

Airline CEOs Downplay Recession Concerns

Today's edition of Skift's daily podcast looks closer at airline CEO confidence, Iceland’s music tourism, and U.S. visa delays for Indian travelers.

Airline CEOs Downplay Recession Concerns

Tourism

What Iceland’s Wilco Concert Says About Its Tourism Recovery

Iceland's post-pandemic recovery is shaping up to be more diverse in lodging, activities and visitors.

What Iceland’s Wilco Concert Says About Its Tourism Recovery

Overtourism

Out of the Zoom, Into the Geyser: Skift Team Reunites for Annual Retreat in Rebounding Iceland

The dual-purpose Skift annual retreat — bonding with our globally dispersed team and an immersive deep dive into a globally relevant destination — is on this week, and comes a full circle almost a decade later.

Out of the Zoom, Into the Geyser: Skift Team Reunites for Annual Retreat in Rebounding Iceland

News Blog

Iceland Tourism Could Feel Impact From Labor Unrest

Industrial actions are likely to disrupt gasoline supplies and hospitality services in Iceland's capital region, impacting the tourism industry. Travelers may need to think of backup plans for their accommodations and transportation routes. The Efling union, one of the largest labor unions in the country representing workers in and around the city of Reykjavik, has…

Online Travel

Tripadvisor Takes the Guesswork Out of Personalization

Personalization efforts in the travel industry can be way off track. Tripadvisor is supplementing those efforts in a direct way — asking potential customers what they are looking for.

Tripadvisor Takes the Guesswork Out of Personalization

News Blog

Iceland Targets Space Tourists With New Campaign

Visit Iceland launched a new campaign to attract space tourists on Tuesday. Called "Mission Iceland," the campaign kicked off on November 16 with the launch of a billboard into space with the message: "Iceland. Better than Space." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmOISr3k3y0 The campaign targets the space tourist segment and encourages them to see Iceland an alternative destination to…

Hotels

Hotels Look to Alleviate Guest Stress Starting With the Journey to Get There

Travelers are ready to adventure again, but they just may not be ready for the pitfalls of getting to their destination. Hotels are enhancing wellness, relaxation, and convenience in anticipation of those often-rocky journeys.

Hotels Look to Alleviate Guest Stress Starting With the Journey to Get There

Tourism

Full Video: Visit Greenland CEO at Skift Forum Europe 2022

To describe Hjörtur Smárason's job as challenging would be a huge understatement. In this video you'll hear how the CEO is tackling very visible global warming with a critical need to bring in more tourists — and why influencers and journalists are top of his list.

Full Video: Visit Greenland CEO at Skift Forum Europe 2022