Articles tagged “parks”

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Indonesia’s Huge Price Hike for Komodo Park Exposes Tourism Dilemmas for a New Era

Indonesia is taking a more locals-first and sustainable approach to tourism. Implementing that approach will be sabotaged if the government doesn't absorb input from local industry stakeholders.

Indonesia’s Huge Price Hike for Komodo Park Exposes Tourism Dilemmas for a New Era

Tourism

Public Parks in U.S. Cities Find New Ways to Market to Locals and Tourists

Social media and all the bells and whistles of digital age marketing can do wonders for parks and destinations, but sometimes old-fashioned word-of-mouth works just as well. And like anything, holding events at your park always brings increased awareness of what you have to offer.

Public Parks in U.S. Cities Find New Ways to Market to Locals and Tourists

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NYC Transport and Tourism Leaders Follow Bloomberg Out of Mayor Office

Bloomberg is planning to take the lessons learned from significantly changing New York City's physical landscape over the past 12 years to other cities in the U.S. and abroad. This means other cities might look more like the NYC of today than the city itself after a term under new leadership.

NYC Transport and Tourism Leaders Follow Bloomberg Out of Mayor Office

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One way to preserve natural monuments: Limit visitors to 20 a day

Most U.S. national parks have too tough a time attracting visitors to push them out, but international sites that risk deterioration can at once become elusive and sustainable with a similar lotto system.

One way to preserve natural monuments: Limit visitors to 20 a day

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Dubai’s theme park fever spreads to holy books as it plans Quran-focused project

The project's success will likely hinge on whether the developers lean more towards family fun or instead take a more reverent and calm approach to the subject. Dubai could certainly use a quiet garden more than another crazy building or ride.

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Boomers lead a boom in U.S. national parks visitors, but for how long?

Besides BrandUSA's mandate to get more international visitors, the country needs a better internal marketing effort to attract younger visitors to America's natural wonders.

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The newest park in the U.S. celebrates turning point in Revolutionary War

For smaller U.S. parks, connecting the place with a powerful narrative can be the difference between healthy attendance and negligence.

The newest park in the U.S. celebrates turning point in Revolutionary War

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U.S. government calls on children to keep its park system alive

In finding a way to engage a generation more interested in screens than natural sceneries, the U.S. park system has the opportunity to evolve into a more active influential social institution.

U.S. government calls on children to keep its park system alive

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Yosemite is the only national park that will grow amidst massive budget cuts

An ironic move given the timing, but the acquisition has been discussed for more than a century and speaks to the importance of the parks despite recent setbacks.

Yosemite is the only national park that will grow amidst massive budget cuts

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The one type of traveler that loves national park budget cuts

Sequestration has had a large impact on many national parks, but it’s also shaken up the system and brought a renewed focus on what they provide the public – something all institutions need.

The one type of traveler that loves national park budget cuts