Articles tagged “tourism”

6 Charts on How Bruges Residents Grudgingly See Overtourism’s Value

6 Charts on How Bruges Residents Grudgingly See Overtourism’s Value

Dan Peltier, Skift

Residents of Bruges support tourism and feel that it's economically necessary but they also feel that it negatively impacts their quality of life.

21 hours ago

7 Hospitality Lessons From the New York Restaurant That’s a Tourist Attraction

7 Hospitality Lessons From the New York Restaurant That’s a Tourist Attraction

Kate Krader, Bloomberg

The Tao Group knows its clientele very well and it understands how to be the destination for tourists, locals looking to party and businessmen and women using their corporate cards for its notable hospitality and cuisine.

3 days 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.

3 days ago

Private Jet Tours Are Catching On for Big Spenders

Private Jet Tours Are Catching On for Big Spenders

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

The audience of people who can spend $159,000 on a round-the-world jet tour is slim — and we have to wonder how much those travelers want to share the experience with dozens of strangers. But you don't need that many customers to fill an 84-bed plane.

3 days ago

U.S. Tourists Headed Abroad Are a Bright Spot for International Travel

U.S. Tourists Headed Abroad Are a Bright Spot for International Travel

Dan Peltier, Skift

Many U.S. destinations will have a harder time this year convincing international travelers that they're affordable and welcoming. But for U.S. travelers, much of the world is their oyster thanks to a continued strong dollar.

4 days ago

UNWTO Has 7 Candidates Who Want to Be the Next Leader of Global Tourism

UNWTO Has 7 Candidates Who Want to Be the Next Leader of Global Tourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

There are some well-qualified insiders and total outsiders with little experience in tourism among the candidates for the new UNWTO Secretary-General. Whoever is nominated and elected later this year will need to work more closely with governments at the national and local level to show them why tourism matters.

4 days ago

Gibraltar is a Powerful Microcosm of Brexit’s Impact on European Tourism

Gibraltar is a Powerful Microcosm of Brexit’s Impact on European Tourism

Aritz Parra, Associated Press

As if the UK needed another case study for how complicated its divorce from the EU could be it certainly has one in Gibraltar.

4 days ago

Coral Reefs Threatened as Global Bleaching Intensifies

Coral Reefs Threatened as Global Bleaching Intensifies

Elena Becatoros, Associated Press

As coral reefs around the world continue to deteriorate, the fate of the Earth's oceans hangs in the balance.

5 days ago

New Zealand Doesn’t Have Enough Hotel Rooms to Accommodate Crush of Tourists

New Zealand Doesn’t Have Enough Hotel Rooms to Accommodate Crush of Tourists

Tracy Withers and Matthew Brockett, Bloomberg

New Zealand needs to come to terms with its infrastructure problems in hospitality or it will be maxing out tourism opportunities. Although sometimes that can be a good thing if a destination gets overrun with visitors.

5 days ago

Governor Supports Embattled Visit Florida in New TV Ad

Governor Supports Embattled Visit Florida in New TV Ad

Gary Fineout, Associated Press

Gov. Rick Scott has become one of the most vocal U.S. governors to support tourism and the need to spend money marketing to travelers. Scott is concerned about job losses that would come with decreased tourism; his advocacy is a nice example for other politicians.

1 week ago

Iceland Considers New Tourist Tax Because of Overtourism Concerns

Iceland Considers New Tourist Tax Because of Overtourism Concerns

Omar R. Valdimarsson, Bloomberg

How do you balance sought-after revenue from tourists with the need to preserve natural resources and citizens' sanity? Iceland is trying to figure that out and is mulling raising tourism taxes to keep some people away.

1 week ago

Cathay Pacific’s Fortune Is Inextricably Tied to Popularity of Hong Kong Tourism

Cathay Pacific’s Fortune Is Inextricably Tied to Popularity of Hong Kong Tourism

Kyunghee Park and Dong Lyu, Bloomberg

Cathay Pacific's crisis illustrates the intricate balance between airlines and tourism marketing.

1 week ago