Articles tagged “New York”

Governors to Amtrak: Busiest Rail Station in the U.S. Needs a Private Operator

Governors to Amtrak: Busiest Rail Station in the U.S. Needs a Private Operator

Tom McElroy, Associated Press

You wouldn't know by looking at the basket case that is Penn Station, but rail is actually market-driven in some countries.

1 month ago

New York Launches Ferry Service to Better Connect the Boroughs

New York Launches Ferry Service to Better Connect the Boroughs

Associated Press

This new ferry service could end up helping tourists as much as locals. Not only can it relieve some pressure on overcrowded trains and buses, but tourists love views of the city and everyone wants a more pleasant trip to Rockaway Beach in Queens in the summer.

2 months ago

New York’s Metropolitan Museum Considers New Fees That Would Impact Tourists

New York’s Metropolitan Museum Considers New Fees That Would Impact Tourists

Associated Press

Tourists like transparency. They markedly do not like paying $100 to get their family into The Met, only to discover later that they could have paid nothing. Then again, MoMA charges a mandatory $25 and its galleries are packed, so maybe fees don't turn people off as much as we think.

2 months ago

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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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?

4 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.

6 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.

7 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.

7 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.

7 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.

7 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.

8 months ago