Articles tagged “tourism”

Brand USA Faces Extinction Under Trump’s Proposed Budget

Brand USA Faces Extinction Under Trump’s Proposed Budget

Dan Peltier, Skift

Congress will play around with Trump's budget and nothing is set in stone. But Brand USA's proposed demise shouldn't come as a surprise from a president who has spent much of his first four months in office imposing anti-tourism policies.

2 hours ago

Retail Brands Target Chinese Travelers on Mobile Before They Leave Home

Retail Brands Target Chinese Travelers on Mobile Before They Leave Home

Jessica Rapp, Jing Daily

Why wait to market to consumers when they arrive abroad as opposed to targeting them directly via efficient platforms before they ever leave town?

6 hours ago

Airbnb’s Latest Role Is Destination Marketing for Sweden

Airbnb’s Latest Role Is Destination Marketing for Sweden

Dan Peltier, Skift

Sweden is in a unique position to tell a story that few other countries can. While Airbnb may be able to build a new revenue stream in destination marketing, it's also interested in getting bookings from its listings in the country.

15 hours ago

Where UK Political Parties Stand on the Big Tourism Issues

Where UK Political Parties Stand on the Big Tourism Issues

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Party manifestos should be treated with a healthy degree of skepticism. Still it is revealing to see what the priorities are and perhaps more importantly what they decide to leave out.

15 hours ago

Intrepid Says It’s Stronger Without TUI and 12 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Intrepid Says It’s Stronger Without TUI and 12 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the tourism trends we were talking about this week.

2 days ago

North Dakota Hopes that Lawrence Welk Tourism Will Become a Thing

North Dakota Hopes that Lawrence Welk Tourism Will Become a Thing

James MacPherson, Associated Press

We always encourage a destination to focus on its unique strengths when marketing. While this is unique, we're not certain Welk is the strength the state needs.

3 days ago

New Orleans Removes Last of 4 Confederate Statues to Become More Welcoming

New Orleans Removes Last of 4 Confederate Statues to Become More Welcoming

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press

The slow but steady removal of confederate symbols across the American South sends an important message, especially to black travelers: you are welcome here. The Louisiana state tourism board could do more to echo that sentiment.

3 days ago

UK Tourism Numbers Surge Because Visiting Is Still Cheap

UK Tourism Numbers Surge Because Visiting Is Still Cheap

Andrew Atkinson, Bloomberg

It's still fairly cheap to visit the UK for foreigners because of the weakness of the pound so tourism numbers are up. The country's Brexit-related monetary woes also haven't deeply impacted British vacation-goers who are still getting out and about for fun.

4 days ago

Destinations Concede Their Food Tourism Marketing Efforts Fall Short

Destinations Concede Their Food Tourism Marketing Efforts Fall Short

Dan Peltier, Skift

Most tourism boards understand that travelers need to eat well if they want them to be happy and return. One challenge with that is determining what food trend to focus on -- and whether it will fizzle out or stick around -- before throwing marketing dollars at promoting food.

5 days ago

Video: WTTC Chairman on Why a Global Trusted Traveler Program is a Smart Idea

Video: WTTC Chairman on Why a Global Trusted Traveler Program is a Smart Idea

Dan Peltier, Skift

Having a global, visa-free block of countries might sound idealistic. But many countries have made progress with liberalizing their visa systems in recent years and a worldwide trusted traveler program isn't out of the question in the future.

7 days ago

Opinion: Canadian Tourism Needs to Drive Spending First, Visitors Second

Opinion: Canadian Tourism Needs to Drive Spending First, Visitors Second

Lyle Hall, HLT Advisory Inc.

Sure, many destinations love more foot traffic each year to make things seem lively and like momentum is building. But isn't getting spending totals up the end goal, anyways? With overtourism plaguing many destinations, we look at this viewpoint on why spending, not more visitor arrivals, is what really matters.

1 week ago

Alaska Crosses Historic Tourism Threshold Without State Marketing Help

Alaska Crosses Historic Tourism Threshold Without State Marketing Help

Associated Press

About half-a amillion cruise passengers landed in Alaska in summer 2016. That growth happened despite the state's annual tourism marketing budget shrinking from more than $18 million a few years ago, to about $1.5 million now.

1 week ago