Articles tagged “tourism”

Thomas Cook’s Brands Explained and 13 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Thomas Cook’s Brands Explained and 13 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in tourism, we decoded all 17 of Thomas Cook's key brands, plus earnings from SeaWorld and Disney.

2 days ago

Instagram Gives Boost to Obscure Japanese Destinations Looking for More Tourism

Instagram Gives Boost to Obscure Japanese Destinations Looking for More Tourism

Won Jae Ko, Bloomberg

Call it the Instagram effect. The platform can be an economic driver for destinations desperate for more tourism, but many locales remain unprepared for how quickly social media can elevate their profiles.

1 week ago

The Business of Longevity and 14 Other Tourism Trends This Week

The Business of Longevity and 14 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in tourism, don't miss our sixth anniversary digital book, which tells the backstories of six major travel brands, and how they achieved long-lasting success. And don't miss these roundups of our best stories and podcasts from the last six years.

1 week ago

What It Means to Be an Emerging Destination in New Europe: A Sofia Deep Dive

What It Means to Be an Emerging Destination in New Europe: A Sofia Deep Dive

Rebecca Stone, Skift

While destinations with overtourism issues are getting a lot of attention, other cities are emerging as new frontiers for tourism. Sofia, Bulgaria, is one of those cities with a unique opportunity to declare to the world what it wants to be as a destination, and to define a vision and strategy for how tourism can develop sustainably.

2 weeks ago

UN Agency’s Latest Endangered List Leaves Out Many Sites Plagued by Overtourism

UN Agency’s Latest Endangered List Leaves Out Many Sites Plagued by Overtourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

UNESCO sites have to follow conservation and management criteria to maintain their designations, but many have slacked off over the years and put themselves at risk. Albeit, the organization doesn't view many of its most iconic sites most at risk from crowds as the most problematic.

2 weeks ago

Behind the Campaign to Save Coral Reef Tourism

Behind the Campaign to Save Coral Reef Tourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

Coral reefs are hurting, but they're not entirely washed up and defeated. They have a movement behind them that seems stronger than any save-the-oceans push in recent memory, and more travelers are aware of reefs because more are visiting them.

2 weeks ago

World’s Largest Airport Operator Plans a New Runway for Florence

World’s Largest Airport Operator Plans a New Runway for Florence

Charlie Devereux and Pablo Gonzalez, Bloomberg

Private airport operators aren't popular everywhere, but they tend to move a little faster on capital projects than the average publicly run airport. That's usually a good thing.

2 weeks ago

State Tourism Budget Growth Slows and 5 Other Tourism Trends This Week

State Tourism Budget Growth Slows and 5 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in tourism, state tourism budgets are up for debate as midterm elections approach, and don't miss the roundup of our biggest deep dives so far this year.

2 weeks ago

Indonesia Steps Up Efforts to Attract Tourists to Help Trim Its Deficit

Indonesia Steps Up Efforts to Attract Tourists to Help Trim Its Deficit

Viriya Singgih and Rieka Rahadiana, Bloomberg

The strong U.S. dollar has implications beyond making it more expensive for many travelers to visit the United States; it's also making other countries like Indonesia increasingly desperate to get more tourists through the door.

3 weeks ago

Six Flags Wants to Expand Its Kid-Sized and Adventure Park Concepts Beyond China

Six Flags Wants to Expand Its Kid-Sized and Adventure Park Concepts Beyond China

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Six Flags is going beyond the typical theme and water park offerings with kid-focused and adventure options in China, and it makes sense to bring those concepts to other markets. But it's also wise to make sure the parks are delivering what customers want before investing in building them elsewhere.

3 weeks ago

State Tourism Budget Growth Slows Ahead of Governors’ Races in Midterms

State Tourism Budget Growth Slows Ahead of Governors’ Races in Midterms

Dan Peltier, Skift

The future of tourism marketing in the United States will be on the ballot in more than three dozen states in one way or another this November. While most voters probably won't realize that, tourism is one of the most important economic drivers they'll be voting for.

3 weeks ago

Air Pollution Could Be Keeping Visitors Away From Some U.S. National Parks

Air Pollution Could Be Keeping Visitors Away From Some U.S. National Parks

Matthew Brown, Associated Press

U.S. national parks are supposed to showcase America's natural wonders, so it's no surprise that visitors would stay away on days when the air might be full of pollution. Given the current administration's eagerness to roll back environmental regulations, we don't see this problem being fixed anytime soon.

3 weeks ago