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Articles tagged “outdoors”

Hawaii’s Tourism Hopes Ride Along a Wave of Olympic Surfing

Hawaii’s Tourism Hopes Ride Along a Wave of Olympic Surfing

Associated Press, Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Surf's up, indeed. Hawaii is often thought of as the literal and spiritual birthplace of surfing, so building a travel marketing campaign around the sport makes a lot of sense for the destination, especially as it rides a wave of record-breaking tourism numbers, too.

3 weeks 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 months ago

Mt. Everest Tourism Continues Despite Earthquakes and Avalanches

Mt. Everest Tourism Continues Despite Earthquakes and Avalanches

Tashi Sherpa, Associated Press

"We have no other income except from the tourists," is a frightening phrase for everyone.

8 months ago

Diving Tourists Faced With Bleached Reefs at Maui’s Molokini Crater

Diving Tourists Faced With Bleached Reefs at Maui’s Molokini Crater

Associated Press

What's the first tourist destination that will be totally ruined by global climate change? Our money is on the Maldives.

1 year ago

Daytona, Florida’s Homeless Problem Extending to Its Tourist Beaches

Daytona, Florida’s Homeless Problem Extending to Its Tourist Beaches

Eileen Zaffiro-Kean, Associated Press

Tourism can't be separated from larger challenges in society, no matter how pretty the scenery.

1 year ago

North Korea Pins Latest Tourism Hopes on Becoming a Surfing Hot Spot

North Korea Pins Latest Tourism Hopes on Becoming a Surfing Hot Spot

Associated Press

Something tells us Kim Jong-un is highly proficient at harshing the mellow of even the most chill of surfers.

1 year ago

Hawaiian Town Deals With Downside of Dr. Beach’s Number 1 Ranking

Hawaiian Town Deals With Downside of Dr. Beach’s Number 1 Ranking

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press

You can't have booming tourism and a small-town feel without something breaking.

1 year ago

The Center of 2017’s Total Solar Eclipse Is a Small Town in Kentucky

The Center of 2017’s Total Solar Eclipse Is a Small Town in Kentucky

Associated Press

We'd also like to point out that there are many Clampets living in Hopkinsville, which is a draw in an of itself.

2 years ago

Matterhorn Closes to Hikers on 10th Anniversary of First Climb

Matterhorn Closes to Hikers on 10th Anniversary of First Climb

Associated Press

Sitting back and taking it all in from the ground rather than seeing multiple teams crowd their way to the top seems like the more appropriate way to remember the anniversary.

2 years ago

Demand for American Hiking Trail Spikes After ‘Wild’ Release

Demand for American Hiking Trail Spikes After ‘Wild’ Release

Beau Eastes, Associated Press

Films often have an outsized impact on demand for destinations that previously attracted little attention and few visitors.

2 years ago

America’s Favorite Beach Expert Releases His Annual Best of List

America’s Favorite Beach Expert Releases His Annual Best of List

Caleb Jones, Associated Press

It's surprising that more people haven't moved in to take on Dr. Beach and his relatively data-driven approach to better beaches.

2 years ago

The 12-Room Hotel That Turned a Barren Archipelago Into Chile’s Next Big Thing

The 12-Room Hotel That Turned a Barren Archipelago Into Chile’s Next Big Thing

Andrew Sessa, Bloomberg

Hotels have the power to set the tone in new destinations, whether it's the high-end approach like her or Fogo Island Inn, or go big and go mass approach favored by countries like Mexico.

2 years ago