Articles tagged “itb”

TripAdvisor Plots Inspiration Path in Google’s Shadow

TripAdvisor Plots Inspiration Path in Google’s Shadow

Patrick Whyte, Skift

CEO Stephen Kaufer seems confident that the "new TripAdvisor" will be successful. We'll have to wait until later this year before we know whether it is helping the company earn more cash.

2 weeks ago

Europeans Traveled Abroad More in 2018 But the Pace Slowed

Europeans Traveled Abroad More in 2018 But the Pace Slowed

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Europeans did more outbound international travel this year than last year. The pace of growth was not as torrid as in the past, however. Experts forecast a similar modest growth rate for 2019.

3 months ago

Overtourism Countermeasures Include Limits on Cruise Ships and Short-Term Rentals

Overtourism Countermeasures Include Limits on Cruise Ships and Short-Term Rentals

Patrick Whyte, Skift

We've been talking about overtourism for a while now and it's good to see cities getting more creative when it comes to managing numbers. Visitors are going to keep coming to the likes of Barcelona, Dubrovnik, and Amsterdam, and therefore these places are going to have to get smarter about managing the flow of people, whether they already live there or not.

1 year ago

Airport Strike Strands Visitors to ITB Berlin Conference

Airport Strike Strands Visitors to ITB Berlin Conference

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Berlin's airport saw a substantial boost in passengers last year and ground workers want to share in the uptick. The union and management don't appear to be too far apart in their demands, although the disruption will make things a lot more complicated to attendees of ITB Berlin.

2 years ago

Native American Destinations See Surge in Overseas Visitors

Native American Destinations See Surge in Overseas Visitors

Sarah Enelow, Skift

AIANTA wants to keep capitalizing on its success over the past couple of years, increasing tourism to Native American destinations. Its goals for 2020 are ambitious, but doable, given the stats so far.

2 years ago

Emirates Presses Pause on Panama Hub Plan Until More Agreements in Place

Emirates Presses Pause on Panama Hub Plan Until More Agreements in Place

Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

Fitting that the country which connecting the world via its canal may now connect Latin America with some of the world's fastest growing markets by air.

3 years ago

Hospitality Robots Show Off Tricks and Limitations at ITB Conference

Hospitality Robots Show Off Tricks and Limitations at ITB Conference

Victoria Bryan, Reuters

Human empathy in hospitality is rather important, so we're pretty sure investment in humans will pay off better for brands in the long run.

3 years ago

European Tourism Growth Back on the Rise But Political Unrest Burdens Other Regions

European Tourism Growth Back on the Rise But Political Unrest Burdens Other Regions

Maria Sheahan and Victoria Bryan, Reuters

The seesaw of tourism growth is never ending, but a sound reminder that regions embroiled in even the worst of downturns will eventually rise again.

5 years ago

New York City sells mass-market Brooklyn to international travel trade

New York City sells mass-market Brooklyn to international travel trade

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Going by the generalized video and hotel recommendations, NYC & Company seems to be going for mass market headlines-only tourists, for whom TV and movie version of Brooklyn is the epitome of artisanal.

6 years ago

Europe needs more than luxury shopping to keep Chinese tourists coming

Europe needs more than luxury shopping to keep Chinese tourists coming

Reuters

The media and retailers’ obsession with shopaholic Chinese tourists could be more fiction than fact with experts pointing out the unlikely sites of history and culture that these tourists flock to and clearly crave.

6 years ago