Articles tagged “tourism”

Florida Sees Tourism Gain Despite Another Decline in Overseas Visitors

Florida Sees Tourism Gain Despite Another Decline in Overseas Visitors

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Florida's tourism picture is still setting records, but the persistent drop in overseas visitors is troubling — especially for a warm-weather destination with global appeal.

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Turkey Tops European Tourism Growth…Again

Turkey Tops European Tourism Growth…Again

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It was only a couple of years ago that the Turkish tourism industry was on its knees. How quickly things can change.

5 days ago

Prague Tourism Officials Want to Change Its Reputation as Europe’s Sin City

Prague Tourism Officials Want to Change Its Reputation as Europe’s Sin City

Lenka Ponikelska, Bloomberg

It'll probably take a lot more than the appointment of a Night Mayor to address the careful balance between attracting party-loving tourists and keeping locals happy.

6 days ago

Still Healing, Caribbean Predicts Strong Tourism Growth

Still Healing, Caribbean Predicts Strong Tourism Growth

Isaac Carey, Skift

It didn't take long for travelers across the world to start booking their vacations in the Caribbean again, even in the hardest-hit areas. That being said, the threat of another disaster always looms.

1 week ago

When Travel Advisors Sell to Their Peers

When Travel Advisors Sell to Their Peers

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Consumer research indicates that Baby Boomers are not only the highest-spending travel demographic, but the one most likely to place trust in a travel advisor. This is illustrated by the success of The Roaming Boomers, an agency that derives almost all of its business from the Woodstock generation.

1 week ago

Mexico Makes Risky Bet by Moving Global Tourism Effort to Embassies

Mexico Makes Risky Bet by Moving Global Tourism Effort to Embassies

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Mexico's tourism promotion body probably needed some changes, but this is likely going too far. Will Mexico's travel industry find a way to fill the gap?

1 week ago

Thinking of Food Tourism Beyond a Good Meal and Drinks: New Skift Research

Thinking of Food Tourism Beyond a Good Meal and Drinks: New Skift Research

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

We see food tourism as being more than just a buzzy trend. Understanding what it is today can help stakeholders find their place in the potentially lucrative space.

1 week ago

The Bahamas Launches Marketing Blitz After Fyre Festival Fiasco

The Bahamas Launches Marketing Blitz After Fyre Festival Fiasco

Kim Bhasin and Polly Mosendz, Bloomberg

The old adage is that there is no such thing as bad publicity. The Bahamas plans to turn the popular focus on the Fyre Festival debacle into a showcase for the beauty that led those scammers to select the destination in the first place.

2 weeks ago

Travel Megatrends 2019: Undertourism Is the New Overtourism

Travel Megatrends 2019: Undertourism Is the New Overtourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

Skift has covered every angle of the overtourism debate for the past three years and the more we’ve reported on destinations at capacity, the more we’ve realized those places are outnumbered by many others that understand tourism is about quality rather than quantity.

2 weeks ago

Indonesia Enjoyed Record Tourism in 2018

Indonesia Enjoyed Record Tourism in 2018

Tassia Sipahutar, Bloomberg

Indonesia never drew so many visitors as it did last year, especially from Malaysia and China. But the country still missed its target to draw 17 million visitors, after it was struck by multiple earthquakes and tsunamis. We wish it better luck, on all fronts, next year.

2 weeks ago

Tourism to the U.S. Fell Behind in 2018

Tourism to the U.S. Fell Behind in 2018

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Trump's policies and a strong dollar have led to stagnant international tourism growth in the U.S. Expect the slowdown to continue in 2019.

3 weeks ago

Tourism in Iceland Might Drop This Year as Airlines Can’t Keep Up

Tourism in Iceland Might Drop This Year as Airlines Can’t Keep Up

Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir, Bloomberg

This isn't such a bad thing for Iceland, which has started to feel the strain of overtourism. Plus, even with the decline, the small country still expects to see millions of tourists.

3 weeks ago