Articles tagged “memphis”

Hey, Companies Looking for Space — Struggling U.S. Airports Have Lots of It

Hey, Companies Looking for Space — Struggling U.S. Airports Have Lots of It

Conor Sen, Bloomberg

When it comes to transportation, there are few things more sad than a former hub airport, like St. Louis or Cleveland. Once thriving terminal buildings are now empty, and the airfields have more capacity than they need. It's smart for companies to try to use this space.

2 years ago

Memphis Hopes $10 Beale Street Fee Will Protect Tourists and Locals From Crime

Memphis Hopes $10 Beale Street Fee Will Protect Tourists and Locals From Crime

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press

It should go without saying that while this may prevent violent crime, tourists and locals are being fleeced by the tourist traps along this once-great street.

3 years ago

Elvis’ Graceland Home Likely to Get Bigger to Accommodate More Tourists

Elvis’ Graceland Home Likely to Get Bigger to Accommodate More Tourists

Associated Press

One of the charms of Graceland as it currently works is that its small scale stands in stark contrast to the giant homes of stars we're used to seeing on reality television. It's charming in a way that could easily be destroyed in a bigger development.

4 years ago

New Music Tourism Triangle Connects New Orleans, Nashville and Memphis

New Music Tourism Triangle Connects New Orleans, Nashville and Memphis

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press

It's great to see a tourism initiative that connects destinations by visitors' interests rather than by annual marketing budgets by particular cities and states.

4 years ago

6 years ago

Memphis Drives $43 Million into Cleaning Up Area Around Graceland

Memphis Drives $43 Million into Cleaning Up Area Around Graceland

Adrian Sanz, Associated Press

Visitors are building a negative impression of Memphis based on the dodgy road that leads to Graceland. The revitalization project will help improve Memphis's image while attracting new businesses and kickstarting economic growth.

6 years ago

Memphis Looks to Southwest to Revive Airport After Delta’s Departure

Memphis Looks to Southwest to Revive Airport After Delta’s Departure

Wayne Risher, Commercial Appeal

Southwest is hoped to keep fares low and business routes open, but industry experts warn that locals should manage their expectations and it might take more than a rewards campaign to make Southwest work for Memphis.

6 years ago

Memphis embroiled in controversy about slavery and historical tourism

Memphis embroiled in controversy about slavery and historical tourism

Adrian Sainz , Associated Press

The City of Memphis is correct to eliminate park names that seem to honor its confederacy past. That shouldn't hurt historical tourism, or sway travelers who want to learn more about a shameful era in the country's past.

6 years ago

Delta finally cuts its Memphis hub loose, slashing both flights and jobs

Delta finally cuts its Memphis hub loose, slashing both flights and jobs

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

You can't fault Delta for giving up on Memphis, since the city so long ago gave up on itself. It has an enviable position along the Mississippi that it could be using to turn itself into a regional powerhouse, but it lacks the ambition to make it happen.

6 years ago

Memphis barbecue will keep its global renown despite death of restaurant chain’s founder

Memphis barbecue will keep its global renown despite death of restaurant chain’s founder

Adrian Sainz , Associated Press

Delta may have abandoned Memphis, but its blues and barbecue will attract visitors and generate pride forever. Don Pelts helped export Memphis barbecue around the world.

6 years ago

TSA adds four more airports to PreCheck program, bringing total to 40

Associated Press

It’s a good sign that the PreChcek initiative continues to steadily expand, but expansion means little to the frequent flyers whose airline does not yet participate in the program.

7 years ago

Memphis renames parks that honored Klan founders and Confederates

Tim Ghianni, Reuters

Memphis has a few more challenges beyond just renaming a park or three, but the effort points to a willingness to open itself up as much as possible to the outside rather than focusing inward.

7 years ago