Articles tagged “louvre”

Louvre Museum Reopens After Overtourism-Induced Closure

Louvre Museum Reopens After Overtourism-Induced Closure

The Associated Press

As our 2019 Travel Megatrend on tourism points out, the emergence of overtourism has led organizations to manage visitor growth more carefully, even at the expense of revenue goals. The plus side is those dollars can be spread out to less congested areas.

4 months ago

Louvre Museum Fund Will Help Restore Tourist Sites Around France

Louvre Museum Fund Will Help Restore Tourist Sites Around France

Suzy Waite, Bloomberg

The Louvre has handed a slice of its endowment to a private equity fund to invest in money-making ways to help restore France's old churches and environmental parks. This news invites skepticism, though. The restoration work might be good for tourism, but since when is heritage preservation a high-return investment?

11 months ago

The Louvre’s Visitor Numbers Show Paris Tourism Recovered From Attacks

The Louvre’s Visitor Numbers Show Paris Tourism Recovered From Attacks

Michel Euler, Associated Press

It's a good sign that the Louvre had a better year in 2017 after the violence that rocked France in 2015 and 2016. But it's only one sign, and other forthcoming key indicators will help complete the picture of Paris' tourism recovery.

2 years ago

Abu Dhabi Louvre and Guggenheim Outposts Still Have Human Rights Problems

Abu Dhabi Louvre and Guggenheim Outposts Still Have Human Rights Problems

Adam Schreck, Associated Press

The U.S. institutions have specialized in turning a blind eye into what goes on abroad in their name.

5 years ago

Why Bucket List Attractions Fall Flat With Visitors

Why Bucket List Attractions Fall Flat With Visitors

Doug Lansky, Skift

Big attractions that rest on their laurels can quickly become tired cliches that future travelers drop from their bucket lists.

5 years ago

Police Seize 4,000 Counterfeit Entry Tickets at France’s Louvre Museum

Police Seize 4,000 Counterfeit Entry Tickets at France’s Louvre Museum

Henry Samuel, Daily Telegraph

The Louvre has had a bad summer: first a spate of pickpocketing that was so bad the museum's guard went on strike in protest, and now a second, more insidious crime threat.

6 years ago

Abu Dhabi developer of Louvre and Guggenheim clones cuts costs

Abu Dhabi developer of Louvre and Guggenheim clones cuts costs

Zainab Fattah, Bloomberg

The recent staff cuts could be business as usual or a nascent sign of troubled times for the $27 billion worth of projects in production on Saadiyat Island.

6 years ago

Iconic Louvre pyramid painted for first time in controversial exhibit

Iconic Louvre pyramid painted for first time in controversial exhibit

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press

The new exhibit is more about politics than attracting tourism, but those visitors that understand its relevance will be drawn in by the historical and social implications of an edgy installation.

6 years ago

Tourists can blame pickpockets for closing down Paris’ Louvre Wednesday

Tourists can blame pickpockets for closing down Paris’ Louvre Wednesday

Associated Press

There's a bit of an irony when security goes on strike because of thefts, but the event does highlight an unsavory side of tourism that runs deep cities at landmarks around the world.

6 years ago

Abu Dhabi’s $650 million Louvre branch is a go, after delays

Abu Dhabi’s $650 million Louvre branch is a go, after delays

Stanley Carvalho and David French, Reuters

If Dubai is back at its big games, why can't Abu Dhabi? After halting these project during economic crisis, Abu Dhabi's restarting them and resorting to a flamboyance as is its wont.

7 years ago