Articles tagged “tourism”

Europe Bounces Back as Top Destination for Chinese Travelers After Volatile Year

Europe Bounces Back as Top Destination for Chinese Travelers After Volatile Year

Dan Peltier, Skift

Chinese travelers see Europe -- and the UK in particular -- as a big sale sign and are taking advantage of that after an uncertain year in Europe while many will also choose to travel domestically this year and in countries closer to home such as Thailand and Japan.

2 weeks ago

Bombastic Rhetoric Won’t Crimp Travel Between China and U.S.

Bombastic Rhetoric Won’t Crimp Travel Between China and U.S.

Steven Schwankert, Skift

The incoming U.S. President creates a classic 'crisis' and 'opportunity' situation for U.S.-China travel. Despite concern over tension between the two countries, Chinese business travelers see more potential investment opportunities under the new administration, while a strong dollar and continuing interest in China should continue the flow of Americans heading east.

2 weeks ago

Turkey’s Lost Year of Tourism Shows No Sign of Ending

Turkey’s Lost Year of Tourism Shows No Sign of Ending

Cinar Kiper and Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press

As in Egypt, Turkey's tourism problem is also a crisis in leadership, not just a security issue.

2 weeks ago

Food Trucks Struggle to Attract Customers Through the Winter

Food Trucks Struggle to Attract Customers Through the Winter

Steve Hendrix, Associated Press

Food trucks are a big draw for many tourists, but those tourists often picture themselves in shorts and a t-shirt, browsing their options in warm sunny weather. Many people won't brave the snow even for their all-time favorite food truck. The worst part for business owners is that when foot traffic is slow, they have plenty of time for repairs and innovations, but no budget.

3 weeks ago

How an Economic Tourist Understands Africa’s Largest City

How an Economic Tourist Understands Africa’s Largest City

Tyler Cowen, Bloomberg

We like the idea of "the GDP tourist," if for no other reason than it sincerely seeks to understand what it's really like to live like a local.

3 weeks ago

Alabama’s New Top Tourism Spot Is Muscle Shoals Studio

Alabama’s New Top Tourism Spot Is Muscle Shoals Studio

Jay Reeves, Associated Press

Destinations are getting smarter about promoting the attractions that are unique to them.

3 weeks ago

Puerto Rico Launches Mobile App to Promote Museums and Art

Puerto Rico Launches Mobile App to Promote Museums and Art

Associated Press

If you develop it, they will come -- or a least that's the hope regarding a new museum and arts app for Puerto Rico. The island saw tourism rise in 2016 despite Puerto Rico's severe economic woes.

3 weeks ago

The Saddest Museum in the U.S. Is Now Open in Los Angeles

The Saddest Museum in the U.S. Is Now Open in Los Angeles

Christopher Weber, Associated Press

Not every great attraction needs priceless artifacts. Sometimes it's just a combination of great stories and solid curation.

3 weeks ago

Alabama Town Is Investing in Harper Lee Tourism to Bring Visitors

Alabama Town Is Investing in Harper Lee Tourism to Bring Visitors

Jay Reeves, Associated Press

Considering that Lee's book has been a best seller for over half a century, you would have thought that Alabama would have jumped on this sooner. Done right, this can be a huge draw.

4 weeks ago

Budapest’s Historic Baths Have Become a Major Tourist Draw

Budapest’s Historic Baths Have Become a Major Tourist Draw

Albert Stumm, Associated Press

As travelers yearn for more experiences that make them feel like a local, it's no surprise they'd be seeking out a traditionally locals-only experience like this in Budapest.

4 weeks ago

Bethlehem Tourist Souvenir Vendors Push Local Products to Fend Off Knockoffs

Bethlehem Tourist Souvenir Vendors Push Local Products to Fend Off Knockoffs

Isma'Il Kushkush, Associated Press

It turns out that "local" is a trend in Bethlehem as vendors there are trying to stave off an influx of Chinese products for Christian tourists over the Christmas holiday. Tourists seeking to support a destination should probably buy the home-grown stuff.

1 month ago

Flyover Country Reminds Tourists Why That Was Never an Apt Description

Flyover Country Reminds Tourists Why That Was Never an Apt Description

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

We've always hated the term "flyover country," but we do love the very creative rethinking of tourism by cities in these states. We've followed it for years and will continue to do so.

1 month ago