Articles tagged “tourism”

DNA Testing Becomes a Heritage Tourism Hook for Black Travelers

Recent advances in DNA testing have made the service more accurate and affordable, which opens up the heritage tourism market to black Americans like never before.

10 hours ago

A Redeveloped Office Building Is the Heart of Amsterdam’s Hot New District

Tourists will always want to visit Amsterdam's tried and true attractions, but establishing a buzzy new district is a smart way to keep visitors around longer.

3 days ago

Asian Tourism Investment Looks Promising Through 2026, But Challenges Loom

As the world's fastest-growing region for tourism it's a good sign that some Asian countries can expect to see healthy travel and tourism investment during the next 10 years. But a number of factors could alter these projections, particularly the Chinese market, as more global tourism trends are tested in this region.

5 days ago

6 Charts Comparing Business and Leisure Traveler Satisfaction With U.S. Destinations

U.S. business travelers' high satisfaction stems from not spending their own money and knowing where to go and what to avoid in a destination. Leisure travelers aren't far behind with their satisfaction but this should still concern destinations, especially those where business travel is their bread and butter, given business travelers also spend more in categories like lodging, shopping, and transportation than the tourists they have to share their trips with.

6 days ago

Yellowstone National Park Has Another Record Month for Tourism

At some point the park service is going to need to figure out a way to both control flow to parks such as Yellowstone and shift them to other parks that also can hit the mark with visitors.

1 week ago

Weeks After One Neighborhood Was Cleared, Miami Has a New Zika Zone

This new neighborhood in Miami, known as Little River, is less of a tourist draw than Wynwood or especially Miami Beach. But the identification of another Zika zone — and the CDC suggestion that pregnant women consider postponing non-essential travel to the entire county — is bad news for Miami-Dade.

2 weeks ago

U.S. Eliminates Limits on Cuban Cigars and Rum that Tourists Can Bring Back

Who would have thought that one of the leading edges of a potential end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba would come in the form of Cuban cigars and rum. Talking about pent-up demand, these qualify.

2 weeks ago

Thailand King’s Death Prompts Tourism Concerns

Given the public adoration for the monarch, tourists visiting Thailand will have to be extra wary about how they conduct themselves.

2 weeks ago

Alaskan Village Wages Reverse Tourism Campaign to Keep Visitors Away

Modern travelers want authentic, one-of-a-kind experiences. But this story reminds us that those experiences can come at a cost to the local community.

2 weeks ago

Three Months In, UK Travel Industry Learning to Live With Brexit

With the UK government seemingly determined to sever all ties with the European Union, things don’t look great for the travel industry. For the time being there’s not much companies can do but hope for the best.

2 weeks ago

Airbnb, Police Brutality and More Ways Travel Is Different for Black Travelers

The Black Travel Movement in the U.S. has gained serious momentum in the last couple of years, and the industry would be wise to understand the struggles and spending decisions of black travelers. Police brutality and racism on Airbnb's platform are significant parts of the equation.

2 weeks ago

Large Cruise Ships in the Arctic Prompt Calls for Regulation

We've written often about the dangers of overtourism. As cruise lines and other travel industry players bring larger ships and greater numbers of visitors to fragile destinations such as the Arctic, they should proceed with caution and care.

2 weeks ago