Articles tagged “nyc”

Airbnb Tells Judge It Didn’t Control Illegal NYC Hotels

Airbnb Tells Judge It Didn’t Control Illegal NYC Hotels

Erik Larson, Bloomberg

Skift has been reporting on this for years. Like every other major corporation, Airbnb needs to let outsiders see it's real numbers. Until that happens, the playing field is not level.

7 months ago

LaGuardia Airport in New York Saw Flight Delays After Transformer Malfunction

LaGuardia Airport in New York Saw Flight Delays After Transformer Malfunction

John Harney and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

You can expect the incident to impact flight schedules into Friday, if not for much of the day.

10 months ago

FAO Schwarz Hopes Tourists Come Back When It Returns to New York City

FAO Schwarz Hopes Tourists Come Back When It Returns to New York City

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press

It makes sense for FAO Schwarz's new owners to try to revive the storied brand, which is as much about a tourist experience as selling actual goods. Expect to see pop-up FAO shops for the holidays in the UK, Spain, and Australia.

11 months ago

New Jersey State Park Famed for Its Views Is Under Constant Threat of Development

New Jersey State Park Famed for Its Views Is Under Constant Threat of Development

Elise Young, Bloomberg

Just as the Trump administration is looking to cut back public lands across the country, states are mulling similar moves to bring in more revenue. If those plans become reality, it could hurt the visitor experience.

1 year ago

Uber and Lyft Drivers in New York City Get Green Light to Display Ads

Uber and Lyft Drivers in New York City Get Green Light to Display Ads

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press

Many drivers will be eager to earn more commissions from putting ads in their vehicles. Finally there's a level playing field — taxis have had TVs and radios with ads for years.

2 years ago

New York City Is Reminding Travelers That It’s a Cultural and Creative Capital

New York City Is Reminding Travelers That It’s a Cultural and Creative Capital

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

NYC & Company is still using ubiquitous buzzwords and phrases such as "local," "authentic" and "unique experiences" in its latest marketing campaign. But it seems like the tourism board is finally using those catchphrases in a useful way – to encourage tourists to support local businesses – which often rely on tourism dollars for survival.

2 years ago

Americans Agree That the TSA and U.S. Airports Are Getting Better, Except in New York

Americans Agree That the TSA and U.S. Airports Are Getting Better, Except in New York

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Americans are finally unified on something, and we have the utter incompetence of New York and New Jersey’s hopelessly corrupt Port Authority to thank for this rare moment of bipartisanship.

2 years ago

Tourism Boards Team Up to Attract High-Yield International Visitors

Tourism Boards Team Up to Attract High-Yield International Visitors

Laura Powell, Skift

High-end travelers are much more likely to embark on a very long-haul flight to a new destination than are budget tourists, so it is wise for the boards to focus on big spenders for any partnership.

2 years ago

Summer of Overtourism: 4 Lessons for the Travel Industry

Summer of Overtourism: 4 Lessons for the Travel Industry

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Destinations around the world need to wake up and realize that social problems related to tourism aren't going to solve themselves.

2 years ago

New York’s Worst Airport Looks to City’s Worst Prison for Hope

New York’s Worst Airport Looks to City’s Worst Prison for Hope

David Koenig, Associated Press

One is a crumbling cesspool filled with trapped, broken down men and run by corrupt, incompetent government officials. The other is a prison. Seriously: New York City offers some of the best examples of a failed transportation policy in the U.S.

3 years ago

New York City Expects Fewer International Visitors in 2017 Thanks to Trump

New York City Expects Fewer International Visitors in 2017 Thanks to Trump

Dan Peltier, Skift

While a change in tune on borders and immigration from the White House could help some non-U.S. travelers reconsider ditching U.S. travel plans, it seems in many cases the damage has already been done.

3 years ago

New York’s Governor Proposes $10 Billion Plan to (Finally) Fix JFK Airport

New York’s Governor Proposes $10 Billion Plan to (Finally) Fix JFK Airport

Hilary Russ, Reuters

With New York LaGuardia finally getting a much-needed facelift, it makes sense that New York's governor is turning his attention to JFK. Most of JFK's terminals are in better shape than LaGuardia, but they're far from being among the world's best.

3 years ago