Articles tagged “new york times”

The New York Times Misfires With 52 Places to Go List

The New York Times Misfires With 52 Places to Go List

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Nobody wins from The New York Times making a spectacle out of people's dreams and then recommending a trite list of places to visit. The prominence of destination lists also speaks to the bigger problems in travel media.

6 months ago

The New York Times Adds Day Tours to Grab Piece of Booming Tours and Activities Sector

The New York Times Adds Day Tours to Grab Piece of Booming Tours and Activities Sector

Dan Peltier, Skift

The newspaper business continues to go through an evolution in the digital era, all while the travel industry is thriving and demand grows for tours and activities. City Tours probably won't be the biggest revenue generator for the Times anytime soon, but it could do a lot to make the publisher cooler and more relevant.

10 months ago

New York Times Is Hiring a Reporter to Visit Its 52 Places to Go

New York Times Is Hiring a Reporter to Visit Its 52 Places to Go

Dan Peltier, Skift

Many avid travelers and destination marketers look forward to these where-to-go lists and the Times wants to make its list more engaging and relevant to its readers. Sending a reporter to 52 places in 52 weeks sounds like a stretch, but there's no doubt many travelers will enjoy following the person who will have one of the world's best jobs.

2 years ago

How Where-to-Go Lists Get Made: 5 Podcast Takeaways

How Where-to-Go Lists Get Made: 5 Podcast Takeaways

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Every winter we get the best travel porn of the year: the ubiquitous Where-to-Go-This-Year lists, filled with panoramic photography and sexy descriptions of the destinations that made the cut. Then after the excitement of the big reveal wears off, the supertravelers start arguing about how such-and-such place could possibly be ranked number one, or left off the list completely. Here's a look into the thankless editorial process of creating those lists.

2 years ago

Skift Podcast: How Where-to-Go Lists Get Made

Skift Podcast: How Where-to-Go Lists Get Made

Hannah Sampson, Skift

If you have pored over "places to visit" lists and wondered — like we have — how decisions get made, this podcast will provide a glimpse into the room where it happens.

2 years ago

Skift Podcast: Understanding the Needs of Modern Budget Travelers

Skift Podcast: Understanding the Needs of Modern Budget Travelers

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Price-sensitive travelers would be well served by doing extra research to make sure they understand the true cost of bargain-basement prices.

3 years ago

9 Years of the New York Times’ ‘Places to Go’ List: Our Data Dive In Its Choices

9 Years of the New York Times’ ‘Places to Go’ List: Our Data Dive In Its Choices

Georgette James, Skift

For nearly a decade, the New York Times publishes one of the world’s most popular annual travel destination lists, inspiring travelers to choose their next destination. The following is a trend review and analysis of the destinations featured by the publication.

3 years ago

Virgin America Adds Spotify and New York Times as Latest Perks in In-Flight Wi-Fi Race

Virgin America Adds Spotify and New York Times as Latest Perks in In-Flight Wi-Fi Race

Marisa Garcia, Skift

JetBlue and Virgin America are certainly blazing trails on brand partnerships to support connectivity. The question is: will other airlines follow in this new frontier or just circle their wagons.

4 years ago

Digital Travel Publishers Skip SEO for Social Buzz and Better Content

Digital Travel Publishers Skip SEO for Social Buzz and Better Content

Pam Mandel, Skift

When Google is your rival, you have to stop focusing exclusively on what works for them and target your readers wherever you might find them.

4 years ago

New York Times Takes Its ’36 Hours’ Destination Series to the Travel Channel

New York Times Takes Its ’36 Hours’ Destination Series to the Travel Channel

Dan Peltier, Skift

Adding video to "36 Hours" series proved to be rewarding and the Times' partnership with the Travel Channel can only increase the series' exposure. It remains to be seen whether the duo can blow it out of the water.

4 years ago

Interview: Making the New York Times’ 52 Places to Go for 2015

Interview: Making the New York Times’ 52 Places to Go for 2015

jason Clampet, Skift

We wait for this list just like everyone else, and really like the choice of Milan -- a real city, not a touristic terror -- as a top pick.

5 years ago

New York Times’ 36 Hours Series Adds Video to Bring Itineraries to Life

New York Times’ 36 Hours Series Adds Video to Bring Itineraries to Life

Dan Peltier, Skift

Like most travel media, the Times is building on its brand reputation to show readers authoritative, visual reporting of destinations still matters, in a time when any traveler who posts trip photos to Facebook or Instagram can sometimes help illustrate destinations just as vividly.

5 years ago