Articles tagged “outdoors”

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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.

4 years ago

China Halts All Climbing on Tibetan Side of Mt. Everest

China Halts All Climbing on Tibetan Side of Mt. Everest

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press

Indulging the adventurous whims of western tourist should be the last priority right now.

4 years ago

The West Virginia Forests Ideal for Digital Detox Getaways

The West Virginia Forests Ideal for Digital Detox Getaways

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press

Sign us up.

4 years ago

Movie Tourism: ‘Wild’ Driving Demand for Pacific Crest Trail Hikes This Year

Movie Tourism: ‘Wild’ Driving Demand for Pacific Crest Trail Hikes This Year

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

It's one thing to visit a movie set and another to hike a few hundred miles.

5 years ago

National Parks’ Centennial Campaign Expected to Boost Outdoor Recreation

National Parks’ Centennial Campaign Expected to Boost Outdoor Recreation

Samantha Shankman, Skift

A younger generation of Americans are becoming interested in outdoors, a trend that retail companies and the national parks can accelerate by making activities easy to access.

5 years ago

Lake Tahoe Wants to Teach Travelers How to Have Fun Outdoors

Lake Tahoe Wants to Teach Travelers How to Have Fun Outdoors

Samantha Shankman, Skift

It's no longer enough to create promotional content that simply lists a destinations' attractions. Content that actually engages and informs readers to form relationships and build loyalty is the new reality in destination marketing.

5 years ago

Destinations Mine Underground Caves for Tourism Dollars

Destinations Mine Underground Caves for Tourism Dollars

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Amid the growing industries of agritourism and voluntourism, there exists smaller and more unique tourism businesses centered on activities as diverse as spelunking and cognac-making. Tapping into these still nascent niche communities could prove good business for enterprising destinations.

5 years ago

Visit Florida Hosts State Website for Outdoor Tourism

Christine Stapleton , Palm Beach Post

We like the idea of a website to promote outdoor activities and tourism in Florida, but Discover Florida Wild comes off as relatively stilted and amateurish. Visit Florida and the state Department of Environmental Protection could do a lot better than this.

5 years ago

Park Service Sounds Alarm Over Grand Canyon Development Plans

Park Service Sounds Alarm Over Grand Canyon Development Plans

Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times

Everything about water rights in the U.S. west is insane, which makes sensible discussion about development nearly impossible.

5 years ago

Australia Is Spending $170 Million a Year to Protect Great Barrier Reef From Development

Australia Is Spending $170 Million a Year to Protect Great Barrier Reef From Development

James Regan, Reuters

The mining and agricultural boom that has turned Australia into a financial powerhouse is a constant threat to both the environment and the tourism industry.

5 years ago

Blackstone Exec’s Side Business is a Luxury Outdoor Vacation Empire

Blackstone Exec’s Side Business is a Luxury Outdoor Vacation Empire

Claire Martin, Bloomberg

Blackstone exec Chad Pike obviously knows how to target an audience and apparently to deliver the ultimate in personalized, luxury vacations. Nice niche to have.

5 years ago

Indiana’s Tourism Industry Is Powered by Thousands of Small Business Owners

Indiana’s Tourism Industry Is Powered by Thousands of Small Business Owners

Traci Moyer, The Herald Bulletin

Indiana isn't the first destination that comes to mind when discussing American hotspots, but it still caters to a local and regional market providing jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities to thousands.

5 years ago