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Articles tagged “outdoors”

Announcements

Announcing the Skift Short-Term Rental and Outdoor Summit This December

Our second annual Short-Term Rental Summit will feature a two-day event looking at two of the areas in travel that have actually experienced growth during the pandemic: short-term vacation rentals and outdoor travel. Day one will feature STR leaders and day two will be driven around outdoor activities.

Announcing the Skift Short-Term Rental and Outdoor Summit This December

Online Travel

U.S.-Based Hipcamp Acquires Australia’s Youcamp as Travelers Heed Call of the Great Outdoors

Hipcamp thinks that courting landowners like farmers, ranchers, and vintners can help unlock new supply for outdoor recreation. It's an interesting theory.

U.S.-Based Hipcamp Acquires Australia’s Youcamp as Travelers Heed Call of the Great Outdoors

Tourism

Gunmaker Smith & Wesson’s Parent Sees Opportunity With New RV Vacation Boom

Thanks to pandemic-driven demand for all things in outdoor recreation, everyone's hearing the call of the wild. Even gunmakers.

Gunmaker Smith & Wesson’s Parent Sees Opportunity With New RV Vacation Boom

Online Travel

RV and Outdoor Recreation Companies See a Boom in Bookings

The great outdoors is appealing to many people who have been cooped up under stay-at-home restrictions. It's no wonder that several booking services for camping and related services are reporting growth.

RV and Outdoor Recreation Companies See a Boom in Bookings

Business Travel

Are Ski Resorts Ready for a Warmer World?

Climate change is more than an existential threat to the outdoor ski economy. It will take a combination of greener operations and smarter business practices to ensure its viability for decades to come.

Are Ski Resorts Ready for a Warmer World?

Tourism

More Black Travelers Hit the Great Outdoors as Camping Activity Jumps

Black outdoor enthusiasts are camping, hiking, rock climbing, and RVing in greater numbers. But it’s not because white America, which dominates the sector, reached out. Black America made it happen.

More Black Travelers Hit the Great Outdoors as Camping Activity Jumps

Tourism

National Parks’ Centennial Campaign Expected to Boost Outdoor Recreation

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.

National Parks’ Centennial Campaign Expected to Boost Outdoor Recreation

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Lake Tahoe Wants to Teach Travelers How to Have Fun Outdoors

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.

Lake Tahoe Wants to Teach Travelers How to Have Fun Outdoors

Tourism

Destinations Mine Underground Caves for Tourism Dollars

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.

Destinations Mine Underground Caves for Tourism Dollars

Tourism

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

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.

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