Articles tagged “tourism”

Local Food Trend Keeps Farms at Center of Tourism Strategies

Local Food Trend Keeps Farms at Center of Tourism Strategies

Dan Peltier, Skift

At a time when climate change is already affecting destinations and scientific research is under attack in many parts of the world, millions of travelers -- lured by their love of local foods -- help make agritourism a factor that tourism boards can't ignore.

5 hours ago

Montana Lawmakers Want to Make Native America a Destination

Montana Lawmakers Want to Make Native America a Destination

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press

State tourism boards should take note and consider partnering with local Native American tribes. Over the last couple of years, the official Indian Country tourism association made tremendous progress in visitation, and this could be a great next step.

13 hours ago

Egypt to Diversify Tourism and Target New Markets In Recovery Plan

Egypt to Diversify Tourism and Target New Markets In Recovery Plan

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

There have been plenty of previous attempts by Egypt to revive its ailing tourism industry and none so far have proved wholly successful. Diversifying its offering and targeting new markets is a good idea but improving the security situation remains crucial.

19 hours ago

Overtourism and Artificial Intelligence Spell Trouble for Icelandic Language

Overtourism and Artificial Intelligence Spell Trouble for Icelandic Language

Egill Bjarnason, Associated Press

We certainly hope that overtourism, which in Iceland requires the import of foreign tourism workers to handle the influx of travelers, doesn't doom the Icelandic language. There's nothing like watching a 'hundslappadrifa' with a bunch of locals talking about it in their native tongue.

2 days ago

Children’s Summer Vacations Under Attack by Teachers and Legislators in North Carolina

Children’s Summer Vacations Under Attack by Teachers and Legislators in North Carolina

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press

The same state legislators killed hundreds of millions in revenue from events last year because of their anti-LGBT laws, so apparently they've come up with more ways to harm tourism. It's surprising how much a few mistaken lawmakers can hurt the industry.

2 days ago

Yellowstone National Park Had a $680 Million Impact on Local Economies

Yellowstone National Park Had a $680 Million Impact on Local Economies

Associated Press

We've had year after year o rising park attendance and spending. What will the Trump years look like for parks?

2 days ago

The Effects of Trump’s First 100 Days and 9 Other Tourism Trends This Week

The Effects of Trump’s First 100 Days and 9 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the tourism trends we were talking about this week.

3 days ago

BP Gulf Oil Spill Damage Valued at $17.2 Billion as Tourism Still Struggles

BP Gulf Oil Spill Damage Valued at $17.2 Billion as Tourism Still Struggles

Alex Nussbaum, Bloomberg

The BP oil spill scared tourists away from the Gulf Coast for years and effects still linger. These states, especially Mississippi and Alabama, can't afford to have their cruise terminals, beaches, wildlife, and seafood poisoned.

3 days ago

Travel Habits of Americans: 87 Percent Haven’t Yet Messaged With a Travel Brand

Travel Habits of Americans: 87 Percent Haven’t Yet Messaged With a Travel Brand

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Given all the hype about messaging, it's eye-opening that only one out of eight American travelers say they have electronically chatted with a travel brand.

5 days ago

Egypt’s Tourism Industry Takes Another Step Back as Attacks Target Popular Destinations

Egypt’s Tourism Industry Takes Another Step Back as Attacks Target Popular Destinations

Tarek El-Tablawy, Bloomberg

Egypt hasn't gotten much of a break during the past six years between a string of political unrest and attacks that both help project a neon sign over the country that reads "off limits" to tourists.

5 days ago

Nearly Half of UNESCO Sites Don’t Have Plans to Manage Overtourism Challenges

Nearly Half of UNESCO Sites Don’t Have Plans to Manage Overtourism Challenges

Dan Peltier, Skift

UNESCO sites -- of all places -- should be the destinations taking leadership roles in tourism management planning as they're often the first place many tourists think about when deciding what to do on a trip. But data show that's far from reality for a variety of political and economic reasons.

6 days ago

Switzerland Tourism Fights Rivals for Chinese Travelers With New Focus

Switzerland Tourism Fights Rivals for Chinese Travelers With New Focus

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Switzerland Tourism is employing “precision marketing” as the number of Chinese individual travelers rose last year while overall arrivals dropped. Tactics aim to be as precise as a Swiss watch; other destinations it competes with for longhaul Chinese travelers, including the U.S., Canada and New Zealand, should take note.

6 days ago