Articles tagged “music”

West Virginia Finally Has a John Denver Song as Its New Tourism Anthem

West Virginia Finally Has a John Denver Song as Its New Tourism Anthem

Associated Press

West Virginia tourism's version of the song probably goes something like "take me home, to more tourism dollars" as it hopes tourists will have a newfound appreciation for the song and state.

9 months ago

Puerto Rico Isn’t Really Having a ‘Despacito’ Tourism Boom Yet

Puerto Rico Isn’t Really Having a ‘Despacito’ Tourism Boom Yet

Matt Gross, Bloomberg

Simple lesson here is that young people who love a pop song are not always the first people to book a trip to a new destination.

1 year ago

The Eagles Sue a Hotel California for Having the Same Name as Their Old Hit Song

The Eagles Sue a Hotel California for Having the Same Name as Their Old Hit Song

Associated Press

Since this hotel has been making this connection for decades without issue, we hope this doesn't mean the Eagles are opening up a chain of Hotel California-themed hotels.

1 year ago

Visit Florida Chooses Performer Pitbull as Tourism Ambassador

Visit Florida Chooses Performer Pitbull as Tourism Ambassador

Associated Press

This is likely a brilliant, forward-thinking marketing move that will bring a new generation of travelers to Florida.

3 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.

3 years ago

Music Festivals Follow Museums With Selfie Stick Bans

Music Festivals Follow Museums With Selfie Stick Bans

Associated Press

What can only be described as the selfie stick phenomenon proved so distracting that organizations and institutions are now placing sweeping bans on the sticks. Attractions without clear entry points won't have such luck.

3 years ago

New York City Taps Taylor Swift As Its Global Welcome Ambassador

New York City Taps Taylor Swift As Its Global Welcome Ambassador

Samantha Shankman, Skift

NYC & Company is smart to attach the city's brand to the global "it girl;" however, Taylor appeals to a very specific kind of audience that could in some ways limit the influence of the new global campaign.

4 years ago

Virginia Museum Celebrates the ‘Birthplace of Country Music’

Virginia Museum Celebrates the ‘Birthplace of Country Music’

Jeff Martin, Associated Press

Visitors to Bristol, Virginia on the Tennessee line can take in the country music museum and some authentic history without all the gimmicky sideshows that are prevalent in Nashville and elsewhere.

4 years ago

Organized Music Trail Raises Awareness of West Virginia Culture and Attractions

Organized Music Trail Raises Awareness of West Virginia Culture and Attractions

Douglas Imbrogno, The Charleston Gazette

Destinations are learning to tap into their already existent local businesses for tourist attractions by organizing day-trips into themes and activities. The Mountain Music Trail is a great example of this clever marketing.

4 years ago

Jay Z Opens Outpost of His 40/40 Club at World’s Busiest Airport

Jay Z Opens Outpost of His 40/40 Club at World’s Busiest Airport

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press

Will flyers be able to use their loyalty programs to gain access to the VIP area? #Avgeeks need to know.

4 years ago

Nashville’s Country Music Museum Undergoes $100 Million Expansion to Meet Visitor Demand

Nashville’s Country Music Museum Undergoes $100 Million Expansion to Meet Visitor Demand

Kristen M. Hall, Associated Press

Country music is one of the main tourist pulls of Nashville and the museum's growth is a sign of the city's commitment to fostering and growing that tourist base.

4 years ago

Summer Music Festival Brings $31 Million Boost to Alabama’s Gulf Shore

Summer Music Festival Brings $31 Million Boost to Alabama’s Gulf Shore

Associated Press

The positive impact of such a festival, including a boost destination awareness, outweighs the risks of upsetting the region's primary family tourism industry.

5 years ago