Articles tagged “tourism”

WeChat Debuts Tools to Make It Easier for Tourism Boards to Create Microsites

WeChat Debuts Tools to Make It Easier for Tourism Boards to Create Microsites

Dan Peltier, Skift

Many tourism boards now have entire teams dedicated to China and WeChat. It's a very complex task for foreigners to get the content right, but it appears as though WeChat parent Tencent is trying to make the platform more accessible for tourism boards.

12 hours ago

Iceland Overtourism Meant 7 Visitors Per Resident in 2017

Iceland Overtourism Meant 7 Visitors Per Resident in 2017

Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir, Bloomberg

After dealing with a 27.7 percent visitor increase in 2017, Iceland is considering measures, such as steering tourists to under-utilized areas, to deal with the influx. Iceland's economy has tasted the tourism growth and likes it, but now the issue is whether unfettered growth will be equally as appetizing.

1 day ago

Domestic Visitors in the Overtourism Equation and 5 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Domestic Visitors in the Overtourism Equation and 5 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in tourism news, we thought about the fact that not all overtourism comes from international visitors. Sometimes part of the problem lies close to home.

1 day ago

Skift Analyst Session Finds Little Cause for Gloom in Global Travel Outlook

Skift Analyst Session Finds Little Cause for Gloom in Global Travel Outlook

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

We think 2018 is setting up to be a solid year for growth in travel, despite lingering uncertainty over the direction of economic, foreign, and political policies around the world. Subscribe to Skift Research to learn more.

5 days ago

TUI Group Plans Cheaper Vacations to Cope With Brexit Slowdown

TUI Group Plans Cheaper Vacations to Cope With Brexit Slowdown

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

The Brexit warning signs are starting to stack up. Consumer confidence is falling, which will likely hit vacation sales down the line. Brits might not give up their two weeks in the sun but they will want something cheaper.

5 days ago

Bali Hotels Face Occupancy Crisis Because of Volcano in Busy Tourism Season

Bali Hotels Face Occupancy Crisis Because of Volcano in Busy Tourism Season

Harry Suhartono, Kyunghee Park and Yudith Ho, Bloomberg

The volcanic eruption in Iceland put that country on the world's tourism map. Bali is already well-known, and there is little positive fallout from the volcanic disruptions there.

6 days ago

Key Economic Indicators Point To A Good 2018 For Travel, Despite Larger Turmoil

Key Economic Indicators Point To A Good 2018 For Travel, Despite Larger Turmoil

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

Key economic indicators point to a solid 2018 for travel and tourism as long as federal policy changes don't get in the way.

6 days ago

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.

7 days ago

Russia Will Resume Cairo Flights After Two-Year Halt

Russia Will Resume Cairo Flights After Two-Year Halt

Stepan Kravchenko, Lin Noueihed and Andrey Biryukov, Bloomberg

Egypt's airport security is improving but terrorist attacks continued to plague the country this year. Resuming some Russian flights is a small step forward but tourists must also believe the country is safe to visit. Russian charter flights to Egypt's Red Sea resorts are not part of the resumption yet.

1 week ago

Interview: VisitBritain Chairman Steers Tourism Boom Through Brexit Uncertainties

Interview: VisitBritain Chairman Steers Tourism Boom Through Brexit Uncertainties

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Tourism, along with business travel, is on the rise again in the UK due to a weak British pound and cheap flights. VisitBritain is trying to make the most of it despite the lingering ramifications of the political mess that is Brexit.

1 week ago

Egyptian Tourism Hopeful About Discovery of 2 Ancient Tombs in Luxor

Egyptian Tourism Hopeful About Discovery of 2 Ancient Tombs in Luxor

Ahmed Hatem, Associated Press

The discovery of these two ancient tombs won't be a game-changer for Egyptian tourism, but it can't hurt, either.

1 week ago

Overtourism Solutions and 4 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Overtourism Solutions and 4 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in tourism, we thought about two opposing ideas. First, the chief marketing officers who drive tourism are highly valued in their companies, but second, what do you do when their success leads to soaring, unsustainable visitation?

1 week ago