Whether or not you agree that this is complete nonsense, there's enough history to understand that big projects like this rarely deliver on promises for tourism. Related: If you want to find us, we'll be on the state's bourbon trail.
Great opportunity here for hotels and tour companies to create specialty products for travelers with clear demands. And a great way for travelers to rethink tradition, too.
These data points outlining massive amounts of visitor arrivals and spending should be enough to convince travel brands that the time has come to show these travelers that they matter.
Religious tourism has rarely not worked, but if not done right it cheapens a destination just like any other poorly executed tourism project.
Despite the headlines and the campaign rhetoric, an overwhelming majority of Americans don't want Muslim tourists banned from visiting the United States.
You can't appeal to every taste, but you can make concessions that offer a more welcoming environment to the broadest set of visitors. Smart destinations know this.
A country should do what's best for its residents not tourists, but sometimes when times are tough residents don't make the best decisions for themselves.
Big even tourism — whether a pope, an Olympics, or a Super Bowl — is rarely the big boon for local businesses that organizers make it out to be.
Any business that relied on Russian traveler — from Miami's glittery beaches and beyond — are faced with a slump in tourism by what had been some of the world's more reliable high-spending visitors.
It's during big events like this where the strength of a platform with a built-in ratings system and safe transactions shows a clear advantage for the consumer and the guest rather than trusting someone on Craigslist.