Articles tagged “tourism”

Seattle Space Needle Facelift Signals City’s Spike in Popularity

Seattle Space Needle Facelift Signals City’s Spike in Popularity

Ahmed Namatalla, Associated Press

It's nice to see an iconic attraction get a new lease on life. But rapid visitor growth from markets like China will make it increasingly difficult for Seattle to balance tourism and livability.

19 hours ago

Mexico Tourism Marketing Blitz to Address Safety Concerns After Violence

Mexico Tourism Marketing Blitz to Address Safety Concerns After Violence

Dan Peltier, Skift

Mexico's tourism industry has been lucky in the past year as the violence mostly hasn't targeted tourist destinations like Mexico City. But if history is any guide, tourism is often the focus for anyone wanting to cause harm and chaos. We hope we're wrong about this one.

2 days ago

Miami Wants Giant Mall Complex to Help It Grab Tourists From Orlando

Miami Wants Giant Mall Complex to Help It Grab Tourists From Orlando

Curt Anderson, Associated Press

The idea that this mall — indoor ski slopes, water park, and all — could make Miami competitive with Orlando on the theme park front is ludicrous. Miami has cultural riches, natural treasures, and plenty of places to shop and eat. It doesn't need more traffic jams, which this project will inevitably bring.

5 days ago

Caribbean’s New Marketing Campaign and 7 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Caribbean’s New Marketing Campaign and 7 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

The Caribbean sent a message loud and clear this week that it won't be held back by hurricanes. It's launching its first regional tourism campaign in years just in time for this year's storm season. In other environmental news, some companies are still trying to figure out the best ways to get tourist on board with eco-friendly practices.

5 days ago

Turkey’s Tourism Industry Is Optimistic That the Good Times Are Coming Back

Turkey’s Tourism Industry Is Optimistic That the Good Times Are Coming Back

Bloomberg, Taylan Bilgic

With thoughts of political coups and terrorism starting to recede in peoples' memories, Turkey's tourism industry will be hoping for a bumper 2018 season. As long as the prices are low, tourists will come.

6 days ago

International Tourists Fall Back in Love With Macy’s

International Tourists Fall Back in Love With Macy’s

Lindsey Rupp, Bloomberg

Given the current U.S. tourism climate, it's difficult to know why visitors are flocking to Macy's in greater numbers. Still, it's another sign that things are looking up, at least temporarily, for the retailer.

1 week ago

Supreme Court Decision on Sports Betting Will Hurt Vegas, Right? You’ll Be Surprised

Supreme Court Decision on Sports Betting Will Hurt Vegas, Right? You’ll Be Surprised

Dan Peltier, Skift

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas — except now sports betting, as other states look to swoop in and take their share of the multibillion market. But guess what? Vegas will survive.

1 week ago

Travel Industry Is Still Searching for Ways to Make Eco-Friendly Habits Stick

Travel Industry Is Still Searching for Ways to Make Eco-Friendly Habits Stick

Dan Peltier, Skift

It's not that most travelers don't want to pitch in and do their part to save the planet. Travelers learn by example and more companies are understanding that it's not so easy to train employees, who are also consumers, on how to lead the way.

1 week ago

Caribbean’s New Marketing Campaign Is Launching Ahead of 2018 Hurricane Season

Caribbean’s New Marketing Campaign Is Launching Ahead of 2018 Hurricane Season

Dan Peltier, Skift

The Caribbean is rolling out its first regional marketing campaign in more than a decade, just in time for the next hurricane season that starts in June and while many destinations are still recovering. It's a cycle that's probably going to get a lot more normal for the region.

1 week ago

Thailand’s New Tourism Push? Rehab for Foreigners

Thailand’s New Tourism Push? Rehab for Foreigners

Natnicha Chuwiruch, Bloomberg

For years, Thailand has been an open market for some of the worst tourist indulgences. Maybe if Thailand can make more money on the healing end its citizens won't pay such a heavy price on the front end.

1 week ago

Disney’s New Worlds and 9 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Disney’s New Worlds and 9 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in tourism news, we analyzed earnings from Disney and SeaWorld, and TUI has big ambitions when it comes to the fragmented world of booking tours and activities.

2 weeks ago

Blue Chip Stocks Associated With Chinese Tourism Are Winners

Blue Chip Stocks Associated With Chinese Tourism Are Winners

Cormac Mullen, Bloomberg

Underscoring Skift Research's findings of the potential for outbound Chinese tourists, Societe Generale is weighing in on the investment return from stocks associated with this category. Spread the wealth.

2 weeks ago