Articles tagged “minnesota”

U.S., Poland and Argentina Vie to Be Host of 2023 Expo

U.S., Poland and Argentina Vie to Be Host of 2023 Expo

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press

Expo is a far cry from its glory days as the World's Fair, though it's still a respectable boon for tourism. The International Olympic Committee better watch out, or else the Olympic Games may face a similar fate within 20 years' time.

1 week ago

An Airbnb-Like Startup for Campsites Has Signed Up Several Thousand Hosts

An Airbnb-Like Startup for Campsites Has Signed Up Several Thousand Hosts

Dan Kraker, Associated Press

There really is an Airbnb — or a sharing-economy service, that is — for almost everything these days.

3 months ago

Minnesota Turns to Instagram Influencers for Its Latest Campaign

Minnesota Turns to Instagram Influencers for Its Latest Campaign

Samantha Shankman, Skift

We're happy to see Minnesota include families in an influencer campaign. Now we'd like to see other destinations get a little more racial and other diversity in their social media campaign.

3 years ago

Minnesota Plays Up Its Outdoors and Culture in Largest-Ever Tourism Campaign

Minnesota Plays Up Its Outdoors and Culture in Largest-Ever Tourism Campaign

Brian Bakst, Associated Press

A significant bump in funding is giving Minnesota the opportunity to market itself in previously impossible ways, highlighting how much destination marketing organization rely on state funds for their livelihood and potential success.

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.

4 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.

4 years ago

Minnesota Sees France as Its Next Big Tourism Market

Associated Press

This should provide a useful case study in how marketing can succeed, or fail, at drawing tourists to unlikely destinations.

4 years ago

Minnesota’s New Gay Marriage Law Sparks Minneapolis Tourism Campaign

Minnesota’s New Gay Marriage Law Sparks Minneapolis Tourism Campaign

Associated Press

States where same-sex marriage is legal are seeing a boom in newlywed tourism from neighboring states. This specific type of tourism promotion will rise and then fall as the law becomes commonplace throughout the U.S.

4 years ago

The Mall of America has ambitious plans, but it can’t pay its own way

The Mall of America has ambitious plans, but it can’t pay its own way

Tom Webb, Pioneer Press

The midwest's biggest tourist attraction wants to get bigger, but it will do so at the cost of other businesses in the region, and that's not making many happy.

5 years ago

Minnesota city manages vacation rentals with new regulations

Minnesota city manages vacation rentals with new regulations

Mike Creger , Duluth News Tribune

Duluth's regulations don't permit Airbnb-style rentals by renters, but its vacation rental rules could provide a framework for such rentals by other municipalities in the future.

5 years ago