Articles tagged “solar eclipse”

Solar Eclipse Tourism Impact Went Beyond the Millions of Dollars Spent

Solar Eclipse Tourism Impact Went Beyond the Millions of Dollars Spent

Bob Moen, Associated Press

North America will have to wait until 2024 until the next total solar eclipse. Until then, let's hope destinations like Wyoming that benefited from this year's eclipse will take advantage of that tourism boost, and encourage some of those visitors to make repeat visits.

2 years ago

What Eclipseville, USA Learned From Hosting a Once-in-a-Lifetime Event

What Eclipseville, USA Learned From Hosting a Once-in-a-Lifetime Event

Dan Peltier, Skift

For a small town, Hopkinsville, Kentucky has some big-time lessons on how to plan and host a mass tourism event that will only happen once. The town is still figuring out how to use the positive PR to its advantage and how it can convince some of the eclipse chasers to come back.

2 years ago

Solar Eclipse Tourism Numbers May Not Have Lived Up to Expectations in Some Towns

Solar Eclipse Tourism Numbers May Not Have Lived Up to Expectations in Some Towns

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press

We'll have to wait for the register receipts to be tallied but some towns — for whatever reasons — didn't get the mad crush of tourists they were expecting for the great solar eclipse. In Oregon there were some wildfires, and in other states clouds got in the way here and there. The biggest takeaway was that the moon stole the show.

2 years ago

Alaska Airlines and Royal Caribbean Make a Show of the Solar Eclipse for Their Passengers

Alaska Airlines and Royal Caribbean Make a Show of the Solar Eclipse for Their Passengers

Rachel La Corte and David Fischer, Associated Press

It's all about experiential travel, isn't it? And it certainly was on total solar eclipse day on the U.S. coasts and across its mid-section in towns and cities big and small. Alaska Airlines and Royal Caribbean seized the moment, creating something their passengers will talk about for years to come.

2 years ago

Solar Eclipse Tourist Influx In Oregon and Idaho Could Be Impacted by Traffic, Wildfires or Weather

Solar Eclipse Tourist Influx In Oregon and Idaho Could Be Impacted by Traffic, Wildfires or Weather

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press

Forget about what's going to happen in the sky. On the sidewalks of Weiser, Idaho, population 5,500, townsfolk may never see anything like this again as 20,000 visitors are expected on Monday. Similar scenes are expected in small towns across the U.S. that are anticipating a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

2 years ago

Airbnb Rentals Surge in Path of Solar Eclipse

Airbnb Rentals Surge in Path of Solar Eclipse

Olivia Zaleski , Bloomberg

The solar eclipse is highlighting one of Airbnb's biggest strengths: a flexible and highly elastic supply model, perfect for adding more inventory just when you need it.

2 years ago

Solar Eclipse Means Americans Will Take Road Trips to Get a Better View

Solar Eclipse Means Americans Will Take Road Trips to Get a Better View

Marion Renault, Associated Press

Some of the best travel experiences aren't built around holiday weekends or crowded theme parks. The upcoming solar eclipse, a few billion years in the making, will see millions of people around the world hitting the road to get in better position to take in the show, whether it be the partial or total eclipse.

2 years ago