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Articles tagged “outdoors”

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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.

6 years ago

The Women Who Are Shaking Up Nepal’s Male-Dominated Trekking Industry

The Women Who Are Shaking Up Nepal’s Male-Dominated Trekking Industry

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press

Nepal's tourism industry isn't an easy one to do business in. Being a woman makes that even harder.

6 years ago

10 Most Visited U.S. National Parks Based on Facebook Check-Ins

10 Most Visited U.S. National Parks Based on Facebook Check-Ins

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Although Facebook check-ins don't give an accurate view of who or how many people visit parks each year, they do give travel providers and brands insights into which of those visitors are available for engagement and mobile deals on their phone.

6 years ago

Everest Avalanche Highlights the Risks Sherpa Guides Take for Their Livelihood

Everest Avalanche Highlights the Risks Sherpa Guides Take for Their Livelihood

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press

Although the avalanche could have easily occurred amid foreign climbers, the Sherpas' income and risk level relative to what foreigners pay for the experience is an imbalance that persists throughout the global tourism economy.

6 years ago

Hawaii Bill Would Protect Public Lands from Adventure Tourists’ Lawsuits

Hawaii Bill Would Protect Public Lands from Adventure Tourists’ Lawsuits

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press

Adventure tourists are applauding the bill for reopening public lands for hikers and rock climbers by reducing the likelihood that individuals will introduce lawsuits for accidental injuries.

6 years ago

Google Street View Dips Into the Colorado River With Advocacy Group

Google Street View Dips Into the Colorado River With Advocacy Group

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press

Street View has endless uses, and it's hard not to be excited about most of them.

6 years ago

Romania Knows It Can Count on €700 Per Adventure Traveler

Romania Knows It Can Count on €700 Per Adventure Traveler

Agerpres Bucharest

Exactly how attractive Romania is to adventure travelers is a subject for publications other than this Romanian paper. But the interest does speak to unique tourism opportunities that former Eastern Bloc nations still have to offer.

6 years ago

The California Surfwear Company That Wants to Get Into the Hotel Business

Kevin Sablan, The Orange County Register

A hotel chain that can cater to active families is not a bad idea -- especially one that thinks beyond the traditional family resort activities.

6 years ago

Kim Jong-un’s North Korean Ski Resort Is Almost Ready for Tourists

Kim Jong-un’s North Korean Ski Resort Is Almost Ready for Tourists

Adam Pasick, Quartz

Meanwhile, another megalomaniacal leader is getting ready to host the Winter Olympics at a Black Sea resort.

6 years ago

U.S. State Parks Encourage Visits with ‘First Day’ Hikes

U.S. State Parks Encourage Visits with ‘First Day’ Hikes

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The parks are smart for aligning their marketing with the health-minded resolutions of Americans, although the long-term effectiveness of the messaging is unknown.

6 years ago

The Local Co-Op That’s Re-Inventing Canadian Skiiing

The Local Co-Op That’s Re-Inventing Canadian Skiiing

The Guardian

There are tradeoffs with smaller operations -- slower chairlifts, lackluster lodging -- but being able to travel back in time to what skiing was like before it was big business is a definite lure.

6 years ago

Gulf Coast Wants to Build Up Its $19 Billion Outdoor Tourism Sector

Gulf Coast Wants to Build Up Its $19 Billion Outdoor Tourism Sector

Lisa Monti, Associated Press

Tourism promotion, and especially activities related to nature, were taken off the table for years post-Katrina. Mississippi is now among the states looking to attract more outdoors tourists for an economic boost.

7 years ago