Articles tagged “tourism”

South Africa’s Visa Problems and 9 Other Tourism Trends This Week

South Africa’s Visa Problems and 9 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in tourism, we looked at the fallout from South Africa's prohibitive visa requirements for minor travelers, and how TUI survived the summer's northern European heat wave by being strategic with its cruise ships and hotels.

2 days ago

Visit Florida CEO Is Leaving to Join New Governor’s Administration

Visit Florida CEO Is Leaving to Join New Governor’s Administration

Dan Peltier, Skift

Ken Lawson did what he could to turn the ship around and tried to bring more transparency to Visit Florida. But many in Florida's tourism industry remain skeptical of the organization and its work.

4 days ago

South Africa’s Visa Policy Is Still Hurting Tourism

South Africa’s Visa Policy Is Still Hurting Tourism

Richard Holmes, Skift

South Africa's onerous visa regime for minor travelers continues to hobble its all-important tourism industry. Amendments published last month may look like good news, but read them closely and – industry insiders say – not nearly enough has changed.

1 week ago

Senior Buddy System and 9 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Senior Buddy System and 9 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in tourism news, a new matching site could help solo seniors find buddies for their next trips. The Philadelphia tourism board also looks at under-appreciated demographics, targeting Latino travelers after yearlong dividends from a black-centric campaign.

1 week ago

Why U.S. Travelers Return to the Same Spots: New Skift Research

Why U.S. Travelers Return to the Same Spots: New Skift Research

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

Creating customer loyalty can be a challenge for brands in the travel industry, and this is especially true for destinations. The results of Skift Research’s U.S. Repeat Visitation Survey help decode visitors who choose to return to destinations.

2 weeks ago

Young Black South African Agents Inspire Their Peers to Travel

Young Black South African Agents Inspire Their Peers to Travel

Richard Holmes, Skift

Personal experience counts when it comes to encouraging young black South Africans to pack their suitcases and discover their own country, say the co-founders of Johannesburg-based Traveling Cheapskates. The co-founders build trips that they'd like to take, too, and feel like they intimately understand their customers.

2 weeks ago

Latest Brexit Agreement and 13 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Latest Brexit Agreement and 13 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in tourism, the UK and EU have a withdrawal agreement, but the UK parliament could vote it down. Meanwhile, as Europe faces overtourism issues, its travel commission adopts a value-based, not volume-based, approach for 2019.

2 weeks ago

Tiffany Blames Chinese Tourists’ Spending Slump For Poor Growth

Tiffany Blames Chinese Tourists’ Spending Slump For Poor Growth

Kim Bhasin, Bloomberg

While Chinese tourists aren't spending as much in Tiffany's major stores like the flagship in New York, the company does see more opportunities for mainland China.

3 weeks ago

What the Latest Brexit Agreement Means for Travel and Tourism

What the Latest Brexit Agreement Means for Travel and Tourism

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The United Kingdom and European Union have finally agreed on a Brexit deal — but the drama isn't over yet. The UK parliament still needs to give its approval and at the moment, that isn't looking likely.

3 weeks ago

Peru Protects Rainbow Mountain Tourism From Mining Sector

Peru Protects Rainbow Mountain Tourism From Mining Sector

Laura Millan Lombrana, Bloomberg

Peru is smart to protect its thriving tourist attractions from foreign mining interests. The short-term payoff from mining concessions is nothing compared to the importance of preserving sustainable tourism growth.

3 weeks ago

Tribal Tourism Growth in U.S. and Canada Prompts Destinations to Dig Deeper Into the Past

Tribal Tourism Growth in U.S. and Canada Prompts Destinations to Dig Deeper Into the Past

Dan Peltier, Skift

Travelers want to experience the stories and traditions of indigenous communities, but these communities also need more economic support to become more involved in the travel industry.

3 weeks ago

Japan’s Art Tourism and 13 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Japan’s Art Tourism and 13 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in tourism news, we have a long read about the development of art tourism on Japan's Naoshima Island, plus, international arrivals into the U.S. are expected to break a record in 2018.

3 weeks ago