Articles tagged “tourism”

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Thomas Cook Brings First Group of UK Travelers to Tunisia Since 2015 Attack

Thomas Cook Brings First Group of UK Travelers to Tunisia Since 2015 Attack

Jihen Laghmari, Bloomberg

Tunisia needs tourism and is happy about the return of visitors. Once again, the travel industry is showing some resilience after a brutal attack.

2 weeks ago

Turkish Airlines Stock Is Rallying But Fears Remain

Turkish Airlines Stock Is Rallying But Fears Remain

Tugce Ozsoy and Taylan Bilgic, Bloomberg

Turkish Airlines had said it would revive its fortunes by 2018 and it looks like that's coming to pass. Geopolitical tensions, however, don't give the carrier much firm footing with many investors.

2 weeks ago

New Convention Centers Are Pivoting Toward Trade Shows Over Consumer Events

New Convention Centers Are Pivoting Toward Trade Shows Over Consumer Events

Dan Peltier, Skift

Destinations like Miami and Anaheim aren't turning their backs on the leisure travel business that they grew up on. But they also don't want their leisure reputations to overshadow their new convention center capabilities. That means they and other destinations are following new strategies to grow business travel.

2 weeks ago

London Museum Turns Chunk of Trash Into Tourist Draw

London Museum Turns Chunk of Trash Into Tourist Draw

Jill Lawless, Associated Press

The Museum of London is counting on a somewhat famous piece of waste to attract visitors — and launching a promotional campaign to make sure of it.

2 weeks ago

Brand USA’s Streaming TV Channel and 9 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Brand USA’s Streaming TV Channel and 9 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in tourism news, international visitor spending in the United States is down, but Brand USA is amping up its new streaming TV channel to boost engagement.

2 weeks ago

Paris Tourists Don’t Mind Eiffel Tower Closure in the Snow

Paris Tourists Don’t Mind Eiffel Tower Closure in the Snow

Associated Press

Paris is already a fairy-tale destination for certain kinds of tourists. A bit of snow only ups the ante.

2 weeks ago

South Korea Hopes Olympics Will Spur Return of Chinese Tourists

South Korea Hopes Olympics Will Spur Return of Chinese Tourists

Jiyeun Lee, Bloomberg

South Korea doesn't want just any Chinese tourists – it wants high spenders who can help bring the country's tourism economy out of a slump.

2 weeks ago

International Visitor Spending in U.S. Dropped for Second Consecutive Year

International Visitor Spending in U.S. Dropped for Second Consecutive Year

Dan Peltier, Skift

While each visitor market is unique, many international travelers in the U.S. last year probably weren't shopping until they dropped because of a stronger U.S. dollar.

2 weeks ago

The Maldives Is at the Center of a Battle for Power Between China and India

The Maldives Is at the Center of a Battle for Power Between China and India

Iain Marlow, Bloomberg

Despite all the recent political problems, travel companies continue to send tourists to the Maldives. The tourism industry is happy to turn a blind eye and this seems unlikely to change anytime soon.

2 weeks ago

Brand USA Hopes Cord-Cutters Will Like Its New Streaming TV Channel

Brand USA Hopes Cord-Cutters Will Like Its New Streaming TV Channel

Dan Peltier, Skift

Brand USA's content, including films, have generally won praise and performed well with many international travelers. But the competition on streaming services and TVs is fierce, and much of the organization's challenge will be to tell compelling stories that don't read like a tourism campaign.

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Travel Megatrends 2018: Africa Needs to Woo Millennials at Home and Abroad

Travel Megatrends 2018: Africa Needs to Woo Millennials at Home and Abroad

Richard Holmes, Skift

Millennial-friendly products and services are finally on the rise in South Africa’s tourist industry, and the desire for immersive experiences could see a much-needed trickle down of tourism spend.

3 weeks ago

Tourism Australia’s Super Bowl Ad Launches Its Largest U.S. Marketing Campaign to Date

Tourism Australia’s Super Bowl Ad Launches Its Largest U.S. Marketing Campaign to Date

Dan Peltier, Skift

A genius marketing move or a waste of money that's more flashy than effective? That's the debate that many destination marketers are likely having as they wonder if Tourism Australia's ad will be a huge win or a major interception.

3 weeks ago