Articles tagged “olympics”

What the Olympics Postponement Means for the Events Industry

What the Olympics Postponement Means for the Events Industry

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In a big move yesterday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially postponed this year's Olympic Games. Here's what happened and what it means for an events industry still struggling to manage the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.

4 months ago

Tokyo Olympic Games Push Back on Trump Advice to Postpone

Tokyo Olympic Games Push Back on Trump Advice to Postpone

Antoni Slodkowski and Linda Sieg, Reuters

There may be good reason for the Olympics to postpone. But that good advice will not come from the world leader who did the least to prepare for the impact.

4 months ago

Olympics Cancellation Would Spell Heavy Losses for Many in Tourism Sector

Olympics Cancellation Would Spell Heavy Losses for Many in Tourism Sector

Stephen Wade and Graham Dunbar, Associated Press

If the Olympics gets canceled, it will be a massive letdown for Japan and host city Tokyo, which have spent years to gear up for this massive event. Hotels, airlines, taxi drivers, and many in the tourism sector will stand to lose too.

4 months ago

Japan Insists Tokyo Olympics Will Go On Despite Escalating Virus Worries

Japan Insists Tokyo Olympics Will Go On Despite Escalating Virus Worries

Stephen Wade, Associated Press

Having come under fire for its handling of the coronavirus, the Japanese government is desperate to prove that it has a safe and secure Olympics in order. Or does it? Its response to the crisis over the coming weeks will be critical.

5 months ago

Tokyo Officials Backtrack on Olympic Cancellation Fears

Tokyo Officials Backtrack on Olympic Cancellation Fears

Stephen Wade, Associated Press

The reality is it could be months until the coronavirus outbreak in Asia is fully contained. With the Tokyo Olympics set for July, officials are now faced with an incredibly difficult choice.

5 months ago

Japanese Prime Minister Doesn’t Expect Virus to Affect Tokyo Olympics

Japanese Prime Minister Doesn’t Expect Virus to Affect Tokyo Olympics

Associated Press

Japan has doubled down on using international sporting events like the forthcoming Olympic Games as a way to turbocharge its tourism industry. It's clear from the prime minister's remarks on Monday that it doesn't expect the coronavirus to get in the way of that.

5 months ago

Airbnb Signs 9-Year Sponsorship Deal With Olympics Ahead of Tokyo Games

Airbnb Signs 9-Year Sponsorship Deal With Olympics Ahead of Tokyo Games

Rosie Spinks, Skift

That Airbnb chose the Olympic Games for its first-ever global sponsorship deal makes sense — the event both aligns with the brand's ethos and will be a boon for its bottom line as it aims to go public in 2020.

8 months ago

Olympic Tourists to Paris Will Find No Direct Airport-City Rail Link

Olympic Tourists to Paris Will Find No Direct Airport-City Rail Link

William Horobin, Bloomberg

Government officials are prioritizing the needs of Parisian residents over tourist needs. The city plans to offer extra service on one of its existing rail lines instead — but considering the likely massive influx of visitors, will that be enough?

1 year ago

Will Indonesia’s Olympics Bid Ever Have a Tourism Upside?

Will Indonesia’s Olympics Bid Ever Have a Tourism Upside?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Without doubt, Indonesia is one economy in Southeast Asia that has made much progress. But its 2032 bid for the Olympics still comes as a surprise. While the event may force the country to build much-needed infrastructure, it may also break its bank. With poverty still widespread, that would be a shame and could backfire.

1 year ago

Chinese Tourism Fell Short at the Winter Olympics

Chinese Tourism Fell Short at the Winter Olympics

Mason Hinsdale, Jing Travel

Tensions between China and South Korea were never going to be good for attendance at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. It sounds like the turnout was far worse than expected.

2 years ago

South Korea Hopes Olympics Will Spur Return of Chinese Tourists

South Korea Hopes Olympics Will Spur Return of Chinese Tourists

Jiyeun Lee, Bloomberg

South Korea doesn't want just any Chinese tourists – it wants high spenders who can help bring the country's tourism economy out of a slump.

2 years ago

North Korea Hopes Ski Training Event Will Spur Tourism

North Korea Hopes Ski Training Event Will Spur Tourism

Sam Kim, Bloomberg

Kim Jong Un may miss the cash flow from tours into North Korea, but Olympic buzz won't eclipse the fact that tourists are advised to draft a will and say their goodbyes.

2 years ago