Articles tagged “north carolina”

Children’s Summer Vacations Under Attack by Teachers and Legislators in North Carolina

Children’s Summer Vacations Under Attack by Teachers and Legislators in North Carolina

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press

The same state legislators killed hundreds of millions in revenue from events last year because of their anti-LGBT laws, so apparently they've come up with more ways to harm tourism. It's surprising how much a few mistaken lawmakers can hurt the industry.

2 years ago

Big Events Look at North Carolina Again After Partial Repeal of Anti-LGBT Law

Big Events Look at North Carolina Again After Partial Repeal of Anti-LGBT Law

Brian Mahoney and Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press

The state's bathroom bill law was primarily aimed at preventing cities from banning broader discrimination. That's still partially in place, so businesses will likely proceed with caution.

2 years ago

North Carolina’s Bathroom Bill Will Cost State Over $3.7 Billion in Lost Tourism and Investment

North Carolina’s Bathroom Bill Will Cost State Over $3.7 Billion in Lost Tourism and Investment

Emery P. Dalesio and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press

Destinations that want to slam their doors shut for regressive reasons will pay a big cost, whether that's a state or an entire country.

2 years ago

The Small West Virginia Town Reinvigorated by Outdoor Adventure Tourism

The Small West Virginia Town Reinvigorated by Outdoor Adventure Tourism

Sarah Plummer, Associated Press

Basic advice for all tourism boards: when you've got something special, work it.

2 years ago

The Rise of Civil Rights Tourism in America’s Deep South

The Rise of Civil Rights Tourism in America’s Deep South

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Historically, tourism in the Deep South steered clear of discussing slavery and Jim Crow, instead leaning on less contentious topics like country music and antebellum architecture. But now, civil rights museums are becoming an important part of the South's tourism landscape, even if many state tourism boards haven't gotten on the bandwagon.

2 years ago

Raleigh Convention Bureau: $3 Million Lost in LGBT Law Cancellations

Raleigh Convention Bureau: $3 Million Lost in LGBT Law Cancellations

Associated Press

While the mounting economic losses in North Carolina's convention industry are significant, the damage to the state's tourism brand reputation is also expanding by the day.

3 years ago

Charlotte Already Sees Impact of North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Bill on Convention Business

Charlotte Already Sees Impact of North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Bill on Convention Business

Greg Oates, Skift

Tourism bureaus in North Carolina are losing significant convention business due to the governor's new anti-LGBT law, so they need to start collecting as much data as possible to support a potential amendment.

3 years ago

Washington Governor Bans State Travel to North Carolina Over Discrimination Law

Washington Governor Bans State Travel to North Carolina Over Discrimination Law

Walker Orenstein, Associated Press

Every governor in the union should be banning state travel to North Carolina in solidarity for equal rights.

3 years ago

North Carolina Leaders Are Fighting Over Asheville’s Tourism Spoils

North Carolina Leaders Are Fighting Over Asheville’s Tourism Spoils

Associated Press

Asheville would be better off not raising the tax than sharing -- once it shares even a slight bit of this revenue, others will want a bigger chunk.

4 years ago

North Carolina Made $21.3 Billion From 50 Million Tourists Last Year

North Carolina Made $21.3 Billion From 50 Million Tourists Last Year

Associated Press

A relatively good hurricane season last fall certainly didn't hurt the state's beach business and neither did an economy that encourages vacations close to home.

4 years ago

Best Travel Ads This Week: Balancing Between Excitement and Exaggeration

Best Travel Ads This Week: Balancing Between Excitement and Exaggeration

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Not all Airbnb hosts are as welcoming as Airbnb depicts and not all Ibis are as luxurious as it portrays, but advertising is more about shifting consumers' perceptions of a product than their practical expectations.

4 years ago

Hurricane Arthur Doesn’t Completely Wreck Outer Banks Holiday Weekend

Hurricane Arthur Doesn’t Completely Wreck Outer Banks Holiday Weekend

Associated Press

The Outer Banks has dodged a bullet this weekend, but air travel along the U.S. east coast is still dealing with the effects of the storm.

5 years ago