Articles tagged “new york state”

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NYC & Company CEO on the Future of Tourism Marketing at Skift Forum

NYC & Company CEO on the Future of Tourism Marketing at Skift Forum

Greg Oates, Skift

Dixon's presentation focused on three ways NYC & Company is evolving its marketing strategy by using shared voices (social media), borrowed voices (celebrity partnerships), and technology to provide more authentic travel experiences (new LinkNYC street Wi-Fi).

4 years ago

United Airline’s New Jersey Political Drama Expands to Atlantic City

United Airline’s New Jersey Political Drama Expands to Atlantic City

Scott Mayerowitz and David B. Caruso, Associated Press

This drama involves all the parties that make transport a challenge in New York and New Jersey — United, Atlantic City, Newark, and the Christie administration. In a perfect world there would be Dreamliner's worth of indictments to go around.

4 years ago

The U.S. States Seeing Largest Increases to Their Tourism Budgets

The U.S. States Seeing Largest Increases to Their Tourism Budgets

Dan Peltier, Skift

The most visited states such as Florida, California, and New York still have the largest budgets but some of the states seeing their budgets receive the highest percent increases aren't iconic American destinations.

4 years ago

U.S.’s Most Used Rail Line to Suffer for Years, Even if Money for Tunnel Found

U.S.’s Most Used Rail Line to Suffer for Years, Even if Money for Tunnel Found

Elise Young, Bloomberg

Throw New Jersey politics into the mix with anything and any hope or promise is surely doomed.

4 years ago

Tourism Contributed $100 Billion to New York State in 2014, Says Governor

Tourism Contributed $100 Billion to New York State in 2014, Says Governor

Associated Press

We're going to say that this number seems a bit high, even with our love of all things New York.

4 years ago

‘Dirty Dancing’ Catskills Hotel to Become Billionaire’s Yoga Hub

‘Dirty Dancing’ Catskills Hotel to Become Billionaire’s Yoga Hub

Sangwon Yoon, Bloomberg

As singer Joni Mitchell once noted sadly, "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

4 years ago

Skift Podcast 4: The Renegade Tours Disrupting City Visits for Tourists and Locals

Skift Podcast 4: The Renegade Tours Disrupting City Visits for Tourists and Locals

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Tour startups face many of the same challenges as their predecessors, but their sexy and unorthodox approach to art and sightseeing gives them the added boost of consumer-fueled marketing.

4 years ago

New York Looks to Trains to Improve Rural Tourism in the Adirondacks

New York Looks to Trains to Improve Rural Tourism in the Adirondacks

Mary Esch, Associated Press

There's a long history of trains and tourism in the region -- when the Adirondacks was home to large, mountain hotels in the early half of the last century, visitors got there by train -- and it would be even better if they returned with connections from big cities.

4 years ago

London Will Again Be the Most Popular City for International Visitors in 2015

London Will Again Be the Most Popular City for International Visitors in 2015

Joyce Manalo, Skift

Another year reveals that arrivals and visitor growth in Asia continues to be the real story of international travel.

4 years ago

Auditors Say New York’s $36.5 Million Tourist Campaign Showed Lousy Returns

Auditors Say New York’s $36.5 Million Tourist Campaign Showed Lousy Returns

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press

The only comfort tourism officials can take from this report is that it wasn't nearly the waste of money that the start-up promotion program was.

4 years ago

New York State Plans Million-Dollar Parks System Upgrade

New York State Plans Million-Dollar Parks System Upgrade

Associated Press

New York State has been pushing its natural attractions outside of Manhattan for several years now and on-the-ground improvements will only further their efforts.

5 years ago

New York State Tourism Officials Bussing Travelers Out of New York City

New York State Tourism Officials Bussing Travelers Out of New York City

City residents are crossing their fingers that they won't have to battle with tourists for these seats out of town.

5 years ago