Articles tagged “New York”

Nighttime Food Markets Draw Locals and Tourists in Cities Throughout the U.S.

Nighttime Food Markets Draw Locals and Tourists in Cities Throughout the U.S.

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Good food, day or night, is always a welcome draw whether you're a visitor or a local and we can definitely get behind this new wave of Asia-inspired night markets.

8 hours ago

April the Giraffe Becomes Cash Cow for Tiny Zoo and Local Tourism

April the Giraffe Becomes Cash Cow for Tiny Zoo and Local Tourism

Mary Esch, Associated Press

Does your destination have trouble attracting visitors? There's an easy solution: Have a pregnant giraffe at the ready and livestream the birth. Oh well.

5 days ago

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Multitasks as a Workout Center

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Multitasks as a Workout Center

Verena Dobnik , Associated Press

Leave it to an iconic museum to get creative about the use of its space and the creation of exercise art. How would this work at The Smithsonian or The Louvre?

2 months ago

U.S. Cities Prepare for Influx of High-Spending Chinese Tourists

U.S. Cities Prepare for Influx of High-Spending Chinese Tourists

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Key American cities are stepping up to provide better services for Chinese tourists, many of whom are young and traveling more independently than their parents did.

4 months ago

3 Charts That Better Explain Airbnb in New York City

3 Charts That Better Explain Airbnb in New York City

Dave Montali, Skift

Airbnb dropping their NYC lawsuit is the latest move in its rocky relationship. The burden now lies on New York hosts to understand their exposure.

5 months ago

Manhattan to Get Another Skydeck and This One’s Near Grand Central Terminal

Manhattan to Get Another Skydeck and This One’s Near Grand Central Terminal

David M. Levitt, Bloomberg

Observation deck glut in Manhattan? With a couple new ones on the way, including one perched above Grand Central Terminal, tourists will have plenty to see -- although pricing won't be cheap.

5 months ago

Video: Explaining the New York of Our Travel Fantasies

Video: Explaining the New York of Our Travel Fantasies

Sarah Enelow, Skift

New York has nearly always been a hot tourist destination. Sometimes we forget that in large part, the film industry created the dreamy, thrilling, magnetic New York of our travel fantasies.

5 months ago

New York’s Tourism Push on Highways Hits Opposition in Washington, D.C.

New York’s Tourism Push on Highways Hits Opposition in Washington, D.C.

Associated Press

So New York officials are working harder to make rest stops on highways more accommodating and compelling places to stop? Yeah, we don't see the problem either.

5 months ago

Airbnb Will Try to Sue Its Way Out of New York Law’s Restrictions

Airbnb Will Try to Sue Its Way Out of New York Law’s Restrictions

Joshua Brustein and Christian Berthelsen, Bloomberg

New York legislators wrote this law with Airbnb's legal response in mind. We think arguing on these grounds will prove difficult for the company.

6 months ago

Airbnb Loses New York Battle as Governor Signs New Law Aimed at Hosts

Airbnb Loses New York Battle as Governor Signs New Law Aimed at Hosts

Deanna Ting, Skift

Airbnb would like to focus on expanding its product into more aspects of travel, but it's going to keep its lobbyists and lawyers very happy the rest of this year and into the next.

6 months ago

Fan-Made ‘Star Trek’ Sets Are Becoming Tourist Magnets in New York State

Fan-Made ‘Star Trek’ Sets Are Becoming Tourist Magnets in New York State

Associated Press, Michael Hill

Like in space, "Star Trek" knows no boundaries on Earth and any destination could transplant these kinds of sets to woo diehard fans.

8 months ago

Planned 400-mile U.S.-Canada Hiking Trail Inspired by Wandering Moose

Planned 400-mile U.S.-Canada Hiking Trail Inspired by Wandering Moose

Mary Esch, Associated Press

If it's good for the moose then it's good for the hiking planners. A 400-mile trail from Ontario's Algonquin Park to New York's Adirondack Mountains would not only help meandering moose but would undoubtedly boost tourism for communities along the way.

9 months ago