Page 3

Articles tagged “intrepid travel”

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

Tour Operators

Peru’s Machu Picchu Solution: Tour Operators Developing New Trekking Region

With over 25,000 miles of Inca Main Road to explore, alternative routes to the world-famous Machu Picchu Inca citadel trek are being scouted. And it's long overdue.

Peru’s Machu Picchu Solution: Tour Operators Developing New Trekking Region

Tourism

Why So Many Souvenirs Gather Dust on Travelers’ Shelves

Souvenirs are an essential part of the travel experience, but they still haven't under gone the revolution like other parts of the travel economy. New innovative ways to support local artisans and communities in tourism are still unrealized.

Why So Many Souvenirs Gather Dust on Travelers’ Shelves

Tour Operators

Intrepid Travel Narrows Losses With Record-Breaking Bookings

Intrepid Travel has hinged its return to profitability on continuous investment into product innovation and its people. Now, a record-breaking start to 2023 sees it turn the dial from revival to thrive mode.

Intrepid Travel Narrows Losses With Record-Breaking Bookings

Tour Operators

Multi-Day Family Tours Tweak Models Ahead of Peak Summer Season

Summer 2023 is shaping up to what could be a peak period of record growth as travel companies play to the strengths of aspirational, multi-gen family travel unfettered by inflationary price increases.

Multi-Day Family Tours Tweak Models Ahead of Peak Summer Season

Tourism

Black-Inhabited Gullah Geechee Islands in U.S. Fight for Tourism on Own Terms

Tourism can bring billions of dollars to the Gullah Geechee Corridor along the Southeast coast in the U.S.. The challenge is ensuring most of it doesn't get siphoned off by profit-maximizing outsiders.

Black-Inhabited Gullah Geechee Islands in U.S. Fight for Tourism on Own Terms

Online Travel

Tripadvisor’s Generative AI Worries

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Tripadvisor's AI worries, targeting older travelers, and Intrepid's big animal welfare decision.

Tripadvisor’s Generative AI Worries

Tour Operators

Intrepid Travel Removes Wildlife Experiences Not Aligned With Its Animal Welfare Policy

Implementing responsible tourism policies requires constant regulation, something Intrepid knows all too well. The company has just audited its 140-plus wildlife tours to maintain its ethical practice standards.

Intrepid Travel Removes Wildlife Experiences Not Aligned With Its Animal Welfare Policy

Hotels

The Plan for Ace Hotels

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at the plans for Ace Hotels, unrest in Peru, and the state of six (now mature) startups.

The Plan for Ace Hotels

News Blog

Machu Picchu Shut Down: Tour Operators Grapple with Peru’s Political Turmoil

Political unrest continues to unravel tourism recovery in Peru. Tour operators were forced to evacuate tourists and halt tours to Machu Picchu over the weekend due to ongoing violent protests and widespread service disruptions. Both Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail hike to the famous site have been closed indefinitely. Hundreds of tourists were left…