Articles tagged “minneapolis”

Visitor Spending at 2018 Super Bowl Surpassed Projections

Visitor Spending at 2018 Super Bowl Surpassed Projections

Associated Press

Hotel chains did well in the Minneapolis area over the last Super Bowl, not only because overall spending surpassed projections but because only 13 percent of visitors used a peer-to-peer platform like Airbnb.

1 year ago

Minneapolis Airport Is a Troubling Sign of Political and Security Challenges at U.S. Airports

Minneapolis Airport Is a Troubling Sign of Political and Security Challenges at U.S. Airports

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press

The TSA can't do its job if it's not funded properly. Simple as that.

4 years ago

The Latest U.S. Tourism Must-Have Is a Giant Unfinished Bridge

The Latest U.S. Tourism Must-Have Is a Giant Unfinished Bridge

Brian Bakst, Associated Press

This speaks so much to the U.S.'s woeful infrastructure that building things that work appears to be such a magical thing.

4 years ago

The UK Airport Company That’s Building Better Lounges in the U.S.

The UK Airport Company That’s Building Better Lounges in the U.S.

Chris Jasper, Bloomberg

Better independent lounges are taking over the space once controlled by airlines and frequent travelers couldn't be happier.

4 years ago

Minnesota Super Bowl Bid and Visitor Influx Could Hinge on Tax Breaks

Minnesota Super Bowl Bid and Visitor Influx Could Hinge on Tax Breaks

Brian Murphy, The Pioneer Press

The Twin Cities are competing with New Orleans and Indianapolis for the visitor dollars that a winning Super Bowl bid would generate. Minnesota has the transportation and hotel infrastructure to compete if its Legislature doesn't screw things up on the tax front. Still, if Minnesota doesn't win its 2018 bid, there's always the next year.

6 years ago

Minneapolis Events Expected to Draw Record Visitor Numbers in 2014

Minneapolis Events Expected to Draw Record Visitor Numbers in 2014

Eric Roper, Star Tribune

The city is surpassing tourism benchmarks last hit in 2007 suggesting that the recession's impact on visitor arrivals is subsiding and making way for substantial long-term growth.

6 years ago

Minneapolis Airport May Add Gambling to Terminal Tablets

Minneapolis Airport May Add Gambling to Terminal Tablets

Patrick Condon, Associated Press

Airports are adding iPads to terminals to engage consumers and reap additional revenues. Digital lottery tickets would be one of the fastest ways to accomplish these goals.

6 years ago

The ‘Southwest Effect’ Changes as the Airline Evolves

The ‘Southwest Effect’ Changes as the Airline Evolves

John Welbes, Southwest Pioneer Press

Southwest brought lower fares to the Twin Cities, but the expected increase in overall passenger traffic for the airport never materialized because the 2007 recession got in the way.

6 years ago