Articles tagged “puerto rico”

The Bahamas Need Tourism at Center of Post-Dorian Recovery

The Bahamas Need Tourism at Center of Post-Dorian Recovery

Rosie Spinks and Danni Santana , Skift

After being ravaged by the unprecedented Hurricane Dorian, the Bahamas is in its most urgent stage of recovery. But with half of its GDP dependent on tourism, it will need to focus its efforts in the coming months on ensuring that travelers still visit.

2 weeks ago

Travel Advisors Scramble to Find Alternatives for Caribbean-Bound Clients

Travel Advisors Scramble to Find Alternatives for Caribbean-Bound Clients

Paul Biasco, Skift

In the age of mass media, word of incidents in travel destinations quickly spread across the globe, and travel advisors need to be prepared to handle client requests for changes in their wake. It's important for advisors to start looking for backup plans when news begins to break.

1 month ago

Travel Advisors Point to Emerging Trends in U.S. Domestic Tourism

Travel Advisors Point to Emerging Trends in U.S. Domestic Tourism

Maria Lenhart, Skift

While the growth of international visitation to the U.S. is slowing, travel advisors see rising interest among Americans in exploring their own country, often in new ways. Cultural itineraries exploring everything from civil rights history to regional culinary specialties are on the agenda.

2 months ago

Protests Against Puerto Rico’s Governor Put Rebounding Tourism Industry to the Test

Protests Against Puerto Rico’s Governor Put Rebounding Tourism Industry to the Test

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Puerto Rico's tourism industry is back on track just shy of two years after Hurricane Maria, but the kind of civil unrest happening in San Juan this week is never great for tourism.

2 months ago

Culture Is Central in Puerto Rico’s New Marketing Campaign

Culture Is Central in Puerto Rico’s New Marketing Campaign

Isaac Carey, Skift

A good website is critical for branding in this day and age, and the tourism organization made a smart move by investing heavily in design and functionality.

5 months ago

Best Travel Writing of the Year: Our Favorite Stories from 2018

Best Travel Writing of the Year: Our Favorite Stories from 2018

Tom Lowry, Skift

Find out how Skift picks, creates, and polishes its stories with our team's own greatest hits list. Here's hoping you enjoy reading these stories as much as we liked reporting and writing them.

9 months ago

Skift Foundation Teams With Foundation for Puerto Rico in Visitor Economy Recovery Initiatives

Skift Foundation Teams With Foundation for Puerto Rico in Visitor Economy Recovery Initiatives

Rafat Ali, Skift

The Skift Foundation is excited to start working with local businesses in tourism-heavy communities in Puerto Rico, and learn as much from it as we hope to help.

10 months ago

Puerto Rico Takes New Digital Steps to Enhance Tourism Efforts

Puerto Rico Takes New Digital Steps to Enhance Tourism Efforts

Sean O'Neill, Skift

So far as we know, a planned mobile app from Puerto Rico will be the first by any tourism board that offers text-based help for visitors from local concierges while they're in a destination. Other efforts at enhancing the digital marketing of the island's businesses show promise, too.

12 months ago

Puerto Rico Uses Hurricane Headlines to Help Make It a Global Destination

Puerto Rico Uses Hurricane Headlines to Help Make It a Global Destination

Dan Peltier, Skift

When it comes to destinations post-disaster, bad publicity can usually be flipped on its head and retooled to portray an encouraging comeback story. Puerto Rico's tourism industry is on its way to such a story, not letting disaster images and videos derail its progress.

12 months ago

Puerto Rico’s Governor Pushes Back on Trump With Calls for Statehood

Puerto Rico’s Governor Pushes Back on Trump With Calls for Statehood

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló is not shy about advocating for the island's potential future as a U.S. state. At Skift Global Forum, he reminded us that the travel industry has a duty to fight injustice and build connections despite political drama.

12 months ago

Lessons for Reviving Caribbean Tourism One Year After Hurricanes’ Devastation

Lessons for Reviving Caribbean Tourism One Year After Hurricanes’ Devastation

Dan Peltier, Skift

The Caribbean's tourism industry has faced one of the most challenging years in its history. But the silver lining with 2017's hurricanes is that more destinations are now seriously talking about the threat of climate change and have rebuilt themselves stronger as a result.

12 months ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: How Puerto Rico Made Tragedy an Opportunity for Its Tourism

Skift Global Forum Preview: How Puerto Rico Made Tragedy an Opportunity for Its Tourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

While many headlines continue to depict Puerto Rico in tragic terms, and there certainly are plenty of areas that are still struggling, many hotels and restaurants are back on their feet and better than before Maria. The island's tourism industry is on its way to real change as it tries to put the hurricane behind it.

1 year ago