Articles tagged “surfing”

Hawaiian Airlines Changes Surfboard Policy After Wave of Complaints

Hawaiian Airlines Changes Surfboard Policy After Wave of Complaints

Associated Press

Mahalo to Hawaiian for acting on customer feedback.

2 years ago

Want to Know the Next Hot Beach Town for Tourism? Ask a Surfer

Want to Know the Next Hot Beach Town for Tourism? Ask a Surfer

Michael Heath, Bloomberg

This study — which shows that surfers can be a bellwether for future visitor growth — could help destinations adequately prepare for more tourists before they are overwhelmed.

2 years ago

Hawaii’s Tourism Hopes Ride Along a Wave of Olympic Surfing

Hawaii’s Tourism Hopes Ride Along a Wave of Olympic Surfing

Associated Press, Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Surf's up, indeed. Hawaii is often thought of as the literal and spiritual birthplace of surfing, so building a travel marketing campaign around the sport makes a lot of sense for the destination, especially as it rides a wave of record-breaking tourism numbers, too.

2 years ago

North Korea Pins Latest Tourism Hopes on Becoming a Surfing Hot Spot

North Korea Pins Latest Tourism Hopes on Becoming a Surfing Hot Spot

Associated Press

Something tells us Kim Jong-un is highly proficient at harshing the mellow of even the most chill of surfers.

3 years ago

The Surf Industry Hopes Artificial Parks Will Spread the Sport’s Appeal

The Surf Industry Hopes Artificial Parks Will Spread the Sport’s Appeal

Associated Press

Very few people are exposed to surfing, so these parks would be an easy way for the sport to gain a larger following -- and for surfing destinations to gain repeat visitors.

5 years ago

Four new travel startups for discovering concerts, surf spots, and friends

6 years ago

Portugal pushes surf tourism after delivering a world-record wave

A small country like Portugal is quick to take advantage of branding opportunities, and in this case, is taking a surfing world record to promote itself as the Hawaii of Europe to its landlocked neighbors.

6 years ago

Experts puzzled when pushed to pick Australia’s top ten beaches

Experts puzzled when pushed to pick Australia’s top ten beaches

Alison Rourke, The Guardian

The secret to the sanctity of Australian beaches is their location in or near national parks, protecting them from the over-commercialization of the tourism industry.

6 years ago

Aussie Gold Coast mayor’s search for tourism boost could ruin legendary surf spots

Foreign surfers and global competitions bring an estimated $3.3 billion to the Gold Coast, but the proposed locations for new cruise ship terminals would wreck these world-renowned breaks and harsh the mellow of surfers worldwide.

6 years ago