Articles tagged “tourism”

Travel Advisors Take New Route on Classic American Road Trips

Travel Advisors Take New Route on Classic American Road Trips

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The classic American road trip is being revamped for more affluent and sophisticated travelers. Improved accommodations and amenities are a far cry from what many clients may recall from childhood.

17 hours ago

Half a Billion New International Trips in Next Decade: Skift Research Forecast

Half a Billion New International Trips in Next Decade: Skift Research Forecast

Seth Borko, Skift Research

With 500 million additional new international trips expected over the next decade, it's unlikely that the average traveler in 2029 will look like the traveler of today.

1 week ago

College Tour Planning Is a Growing Niche for Travel Advisors

College Tour Planning Is a Growing Niche for Travel Advisors

Paul Biasco, Skift

The business of planning custom college tours has the potential to grow as tuition continues to balloon at schools across the U.S. The relative cost of having an expert plan an intensive college visit may be worth it for students and families preparing to make a major investment.

2 weeks ago

Club Med Expands Into Sub-Saharan Africa and 7 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Club Med Expands Into Sub-Saharan Africa and 7 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in tourism, Club Med is expanding into sub-Saharan Africa, cruise line Genting plans to add two Global-class ships, and the CEO of The Travel Corporation takes steps to reduce the company's use of plastics.

3 weeks ago

Louvre Museum Reopens After Overtourism-Induced Closure

Louvre Museum Reopens After Overtourism-Induced Closure

The Associated Press

As our 2019 Travel Megatrend on tourism points out, the emergence of overtourism has led organizations to manage visitor growth more carefully, even at the expense of revenue goals. The plus side is those dollars can be spread out to less congested areas.

3 weeks ago

Chinese Travelers Are Shunning the U.S.

Chinese Travelers Are Shunning the U.S.

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press

Trump’s policies and a strong dollar, in particular, have led to a drop in Chinese visitors but also sluggish international tourism growth in the U.S. more generally. The situation may not improve anytime soon. Destinations should invest in technologies that Chinese travelers demand to stay in the game.

3 weeks ago

The Pain of Mexico’s Tourism Board Demise and 4 Other Tourism Trends This Week

The Pain of Mexico’s Tourism Board Demise and 4 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in tourism, some destinations in Mexico see a decline in visitors; South Africa hopes Muslim travelers will contribute to a strong winter season; and Fosun's CEO discusses its new resort strategy.

3 weeks ago

Navigating Cruise Sales Is Sink or Swim for Travel Advisors

Navigating Cruise Sales Is Sink or Swim for Travel Advisors

Maria Lenhart, Skift

With more cruise choices than ever before, there are plenty of opportunities for travel advisors to boost earnings from cruise sales. Doing so, however, means taking a proactive approach to education and customer service.

4 weeks ago

Mexico Tours and Activities Operators Feel the Pain of Tourism Board Demise

Mexico Tours and Activities Operators Feel the Pain of Tourism Board Demise

Paul Biasco, Skift

Cuts to the Mexico Tourism Board are having an immediate impact on local operators in some of the country's most popular tourist destinations. A lack of marketing resources is especially difficult for some of the country’s smallest and often most alluring places.

4 weeks ago

Swiss Tourism Industry Eyes Revenue Boost From Chinese Visitors

Swiss Tourism Industry Eyes Revenue Boost From Chinese Visitors

Leonard Kehnscherper, Bloomberg

Switzerland's tourism agency is grateful for the off-season business. Luckily, Chinese tourists also spend more in the country than guests from any other nation.

1 month ago

International Inbound U.S. Travel Growth Stuck in Slump

International Inbound U.S. Travel Growth Stuck in Slump

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Beyond a slump for travel, it appears that experts expect a global economic cooldown to happen in coming years. People will always need to travel, but stagnant growth will present a problem for the industry in North America.

1 month ago

Sri Lanka Uses Tax Waivers to Boost Tourism Investment After Attacks

Sri Lanka Uses Tax Waivers to Boost Tourism Investment After Attacks

Karthikeyan Sundaram, Bloomberg

Sri Lanka is looking at a multiyear comeback trail for tourism after last month's attacks. Tax waivers will make the destination more attractive for travel industry investors but do little to reassure travelers that they'll be safe once they arrive.

2 months ago