Quantcast

Articles tagged “tourism”

South Beach Is No Longer an Active Zika Zone, But Some Risks Remain

South Beach Is No Longer an Active Zika Zone, But Some Risks Remain

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press

The timing is good for the tourism industry: South Beach is free of active Zika transmissions just in time for the busiest winter months. But health officials should remain on guard — and visitors should keep themselves informed — because there are still isolated cases of the virus.

1 day ago

High Hotel Prices and Trump Worries Change Cuba Tourism Dynamics

High Hotel Prices and Trump Worries Change Cuba Tourism Dynamics

Beth J. Harpaz , Associated Press

Nothing can kill a booming tourist destination like a crazy government. And in this case we're talking about two crazy governments.

2 days ago

Destination-Defining Restaurants Are Adding Hotel Rooms to Attract Tourists

Destination-Defining Restaurants Are Adding Hotel Rooms to Attract Tourists

Adam Erace, Bloomberg

As the line between food and hospitality continues to blur, it's more important than ever that both restauranteurs and hoteliers understand how interconnected they are to each other within the travel industry.

4 days ago

Manhattan to Get Another Skydeck and This One’s Near Grand Central Terminal

Manhattan to Get Another Skydeck and This One’s Near Grand Central Terminal

David M. Levitt, Bloomberg

Observation deck glut in Manhattan? With a couple new ones on the way, including one perched above Grand Central Terminal, tourists will have plenty to see -- although pricing won't be cheap.

6 days ago

Atlantic City Considers Donald Trump Museum to Boost Tourism

Atlantic City Considers Donald Trump Museum to Boost Tourism

Associated Press

A city built on lies and corruption, and with nothing left to lose, looks to a man who swindled thousands of its residents and created four industry-killing bankruptcies — it's so wrong it could be right.

6 days ago

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Continues to Decay at Record Rate

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Continues to Decay at Record Rate

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press

One of Australia's most important tourism destinations is under severe threat from increased pollution and warmer waters. As the reef's area decreases, however, experts say tourists will continue to flock to the reef.

1 week ago

Tourists in Cuba in Wake of Castro’s Death Find Many Attractions Shuttered

Tourists in Cuba in Wake of Castro’s Death Find Many Attractions Shuttered

Peter Orsi, Associated Press

Tourists in Cuba will have stories to tell for years about their vacation in Cuba when Fidel Castro died. The tourist attractions and bars may be closed but it should be interesting to see how Cubans mark Castro's passing -- or don't.

2 weeks ago

Egypt Hopes Newly Uncovered 7,000 Year Old City Will Bring Back Tourists

Egypt Hopes Newly Uncovered 7,000 Year Old City Will Bring Back Tourists

Ahmed Aboulenein, Reuters

You could cross your fingers and pin all your hopes on ancient relics ... or you could try to make your government slightly less of a dumpster fire.

2 weeks ago

China Tourism To U.S. Had Worst Year Since 2010

China Tourism To U.S. Had Worst Year Since 2010

Daniel Meesak, Jing Daily

Chinese tourism to the U.S. is decelerating despite the fact that there was no Brexit in the U.S. and terrorism incidents didn't have the scale of those in Europe in the last couple of years. Is double-digit growth the new normal?

2 weeks ago

Florida Visitor Arrivals Break Record Despite Zika Concerns

Florida Visitor Arrivals Break Record Despite Zika Concerns

Associated Press

These Florida tourism numbers cover the first nine months of the year so the full impact of Zika probably won't be reflected until the full-year numbers come in. Still, Florida tourism doesn't appear to have skipped a beat despite a series of potentially adverse factors and events.

3 weeks ago

New York’s Tourism Push on Highways Hits Opposition in Washington, D.C.

New York’s Tourism Push on Highways Hits Opposition in Washington, D.C.

Associated Press

So New York officials are working harder to make rest stops on highways more accommodating and compelling places to stop? Yeah, we don't see the problem either.

3 weeks ago

Video: Visit Iceland Director on the Blessing and Curse of Tourism

Video: Visit Iceland Director on the Blessing and Curse of Tourism

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It's every destination marketing organization's goal to drive visitation to their destination. But as Iceland's ascent as a global tourism giant has shown, explosive growth can bring its own problems and drawbacks.

3 weeks ago