Articles tagged “tourism”

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U.S. Still Drew Big-Spending Visitors in 2017

U.S. Still Drew Big-Spending Visitors in 2017

Justin Fox, Bloomberg

International arrivals to the U.S. dropped 3.9 percent during the first half of 2017, but total visitor spending rose, despite a weaker dollar. Still, it would be a mistake to be complacent about the decline in tourism.

2 weeks ago

Top Travel Lobbyist Said Trump Tariffs Could Hurt U.S. Tourism Further

Top Travel Lobbyist Said Trump Tariffs Could Hurt U.S. Tourism Further

Daniel Flatley, Bloomberg

The U.S. Travel Association said the U.S. has lost $32 billion in travel-related business since 2015 and that the Trump administration is "not getting it" when it comes to addressing the problem. We agree.

2 weeks ago

Bermuda Fears Tourism Hit as Same-Sex Marriage Reversal Draws Lawsuit

Bermuda Fears Tourism Hit as Same-Sex Marriage Reversal Draws Lawsuit

Dan Peltier and Hannah Sampson, Skift

By banning same-sex marriage, Bermuda is being the wrong kind of trailblazer, many travelers, companies, and human rights organizations would argue. We've seen how much similar discriminatory legislation has stung other destinations and left a bad impression.

2 weeks ago

Civil Rights Park Sites Get Funding Boost for Milestone Year

Civil Rights Park Sites Get Funding Boost for Milestone Year

Dan Peltier, Skift

It seems like the Trump administration is trying to support civil rights sites during a very important milestone year. But the funding for the site grants comes from controversial oil drilling revenues the administration is seeking to grow, and possibly expand to other national park sites.

2 weeks ago

Tourism Australia Deploys Influencers to Overcome Long Flight Stereotype

Tourism Australia Deploys Influencers to Overcome Long Flight Stereotype

Dan Peltier, Skift

There's no way around it – Australia is one of the longest flights someone from the United States or Europe can take. But it's not necessarily the grueling journey many travelers fear, and Tourism Australia is telling them why the flight is worth it.

2 weeks ago

Myrtle Beach Family Tourist Attractions Want to Become Autism-Friendly

Myrtle Beach Family Tourist Attractions Want to Become Autism-Friendly

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Good for Myrtle Beach for setting an example for how to accommodate autistic children and their families. More global hotel chains should get on board to spread awareness on a larger scale.

2 weeks ago

Japan Resort Area Attracts Hotel Investments and Foreign Tourists

Japan Resort Area Attracts Hotel Investments and Foreign Tourists

Masahiro Hidaka, Bloomberg

Foreign tourism is up in Beppu, Japan, which is renowned for its hot springs, as domestic tourism wanes. The surge in foreign visitors has attracted hotel investment from International Hotels Group and Hoshino Resorts.

2 weeks ago

Cities Take Baby Steps to Address Overtourism This Summer

Cities Take Baby Steps to Address Overtourism This Summer

Dan Peltier, Skift

It took years for overtourism to happen in some destinations and the problem won't be solved overnight or this year. But to start, destinations could begin paying tourism workers more fairly and give locals more access to programs and services that tourism revenue supposedly helps to fund.

3 weeks ago

Chinese Tour Groups Don’t Always Deliver a Boost to Destinations

Chinese Tour Groups Don’t Always Deliver a Boost to Destinations

Mason Hinsdale, Jing Travel

It's a classic overtourism quandary: Will an influx of visitors be good for a destination — or will those visitors drain resources without giving much back to the local economy? This story illustrates how countries are pondering the issue when it comes to tour groups from China.

3 weeks ago

SeaWorld’s Executive Purge and 6 Other Tourism Trends This Week

SeaWorld’s Executive Purge and 6 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in tourism, an executive exodus continues at SeaWorld, which just can't shake the pall of Blackfish. Meanwhile, TUI is buying an in-destination services business from Hotelbeds, a company that TUI previously sold. Sometimes the past comes back to help, not haunt.

3 weeks ago

Philippines Tourism Goal May Be Casualty of Decision to Close an Island

Philippines Tourism Goal May Be Casualty of Decision to Close an Island

Andreo Calonzo and Ditas Lopez, Bloomberg

Sustainable tourism growth is difficult to achieve because most tourism boards won't slow down, take a beat, and withstand a temporary drop in visitation in the name of long-term improvement. The Philippines is smart to do this reparative work.

3 weeks ago

San Diego Is Turning to Tijuana to Get More Chinese Tourists

San Diego Is Turning to Tijuana to Get More Chinese Tourists

Ann Tok, Jing Travel

San Diego is hoping direct flights between Beijing and Tijuana, its neighbor to the south, will deliver more tourists from China. But the destination isn't just banking on the airlift: Marketers are reaching out to tour operators and launching an advertising program in partnership with Brand USA.

4 weeks ago