Articles tagged “local”

No Need to Live Like a Local: All Tourists Welcome

No Need to Live Like a Local: All Tourists Welcome

Colin Nagy, Skift

It is time to reclaim the word tourist, and recalibrate it to mean something good. Tourists can see the world with fresh eyes, unencumbered with the daily accumulations of local life. A new hotel in North Adams, Massachusetts, seeks to do just that.

18 mins ago

Tourists Drift From Overexposed Aspen to Carbondale for Local Flavor

Tourists Drift From Overexposed Aspen to Carbondale for Local Flavor

Alex Schechter, Bloomberg

Anyone else have trouble telling the difference between midsize American cities? Seattle, Portland, Austin, Minneapolis, whatever, let's go to Carbondale then, until its distillery inn makes it the next Aspen, then we'll push the same design elements onto some other town.

2 months ago

Breaking Away From the Boutique Hotel Hype Formula

Breaking Away From the Boutique Hotel Hype Formula

Colin Nagy, Skift

To avoid the sugar high and then the inevitable crash when launching a new property, brands need to adopt a mindset of reciprocity and be a participant, and not a drain on the artistic ecosystem of a city.

6 months ago

Interview: Bunkhouse’s Liz Lambert on Going Local With Hospitality Outsiders

Interview: Bunkhouse’s Liz Lambert on Going Local With Hospitality Outsiders

Colin Nagy , Skift

Here's one of hospitality's most interesting thinkers on hiring, her approach to service, and the importance of community when launching a development.

11 months ago

Going Local in Hospitality Redefined With Grain Bin Cabins in the U.S. Midwest

Going Local in Hospitality Redefined With Grain Bin Cabins in the U.S. Midwest

Tim Gallagher, Associated Press

Forget about treehouses, igloos or glamping. Grain bin cabins in Iowa are redefining the local hospitality trend in the U.S. Midwest. We've told you that travel trends cannot be siloed, but this may be the exception.

12 months ago

Yelp Says Election Blues Helped Reduce Its Expectations for 2017

Yelp Says Election Blues Helped Reduce Its Expectations for 2017

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It makes sense to branch out into on-demand services, in the vein of its Eat24 product, and away from advertising, which it has struggled to grow over the last year.

2 years ago

San Francisco Has a Local-Focused Strategy to Get Visitors to Come Back

San Francisco Has a Local-Focused Strategy to Get Visitors to Come Back

Greg Oates, Skift

By segmenting the personalities of their individual neighborhoods, cities like San Francisco have more options to align their visitor experiences with different visitor profiles. That customization helps cities expand their destination image, build destination loyalty, and boost repeat visitation.

2 years ago

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Threats Facing Hotel Food and Beverage Intensify

Threats Facing Hotel Food and Beverage Intensify

Local Measure + Skift

Between travelers' increasingly prioritizing local culinary experiences, and the emergence of F&B disruptors, hotels have a lot to combat in an already challenging environment. Hotels need better data on local customers’ tastes in order to succeed.

2 years ago

Travel Brands Play It Safe on Social With Popular Attractions, Not Local Experiences

Travel Brands Play It Safe on Social With Popular Attractions, Not Local Experiences

Dan Peltier, Skift

Many travel brands argue that they're all about helping travelers explore destinations from new angles that get them into local lives and surrounded by local communities. Traveler behavior definitely reflects this to some extent in cities throughout the world, but many brands' social media channels don't echo these scenes and instead push safer shots of familiar destinations.

2 years ago

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3 Content Challenges for Global Travel Marketers

3 Content Challenges for Global Travel Marketers

Translations.com + Skift

Connecting effectively and cost-efficiently with travelers from emerging regions is a growing challenge for brands, especially as content marketing becomes a bigger factor in reaching global consumers.

2 years ago

Skift Podcast: The Past and Future of Local Discovery

Skift Podcast: The Past and Future of Local Discovery

Jason Clampet, Skift

No one company has cracked local discovery the way people have long hoped some company would. But as mobile devices become more knowledgable about what we see and do, services like Foursquare and its rivals could become much more interesting.

3 years ago

Foursquare Is Getting Into the Social Trip Planning Business

Foursquare Is Getting Into the Social Trip Planning Business

Dan Peltier, Skift

The travel startup scene is littered with the corpses of social trip-planning services. But Foursquare's check-ins are a gold mine of data, and it's smart enough that it knows this is a nice-to-have feature, not a business in itself.

3 years ago