Articles tagged “tourism”

Thailand Government Plans to Build a Coal Plant Near Popular Tourist Beaches

Thailand Government Plans to Build a Coal Plant Near Popular Tourist Beaches

Dake Kang, Associated Press

Thailand need only look at its neighbor, China, to see the type of environmental impact that coal production can have. That it's willing to put a plant near one of the country's most popular and iconic tourist destinations is a very questionable decision.

5 days ago

State Republicans Take On Visit Florida in YouTube Video

State Republicans Take On Visit Florida in YouTube Video

Gary Fineout, Associated Press

Though Florida Republican state senators support the elimination of Visit Florida's funding, it seems unlikely that the most-visited state in the U.S. would eliminate its tourism-marketing funds. The fact that Florida lawmakers are divided on this bill means there will likely be a compromise.

5 days ago

Cuba Isn’t Working Out as a Very Popular Destination So Far

Cuba Isn’t Working Out as a Very Popular Destination So Far

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Cuba as a travel destination may have been over-hyped in the early days when Obama and the Cuban government improved ties because the complications of traveling there, coupled with a limited number of hotels, has dampened expected demand. All in due time.

5 days ago

President Trump Says New Travel Ban Will Be Crafted Around the Court Ruling

President Trump Says New Travel Ban Will Be Crafted Around the Court Ruling

Jennifer Epstein, Bloomberg

Oh, we just can't wait to see the next version of the travel ban and refugee prohibition. Hopefully it will indeed take the appeals court's ruling and the U.S. Constitution into account.

6 days ago

Florida Had a Record 2016 For Visitors as State’s Tourism Funding is at Risk

Florida Had a Record 2016 For Visitors as State’s Tourism Funding is at Risk

Associated Press

Governor Scott and Visit Florida will no doubt use these numbers to make their case for Visit Florida's worthiness as the organization's funding faces elimination.

6 days ago

Swiss Ski Resorts Rely on Summer Months to Turn Profits

Swiss Ski Resorts Rely on Summer Months to Turn Profits

Hugo Miller, Bloomberg

Climate change and uncertain economic times have weather-dependent destinations such as ski resorts rethinking their identities.

6 days ago

Albania Wants to Take Tourists Underwater for Archeological Treasures

Albania Wants to Take Tourists Underwater for Archeological Treasures

Llazar Semini , Associated Press

Tourists flock to nearby Greece and Italy, so why not Albania? The country has a lot of work to do before it will be a real tourist destination, but promoting its underwater heritage is a good start.

7 days ago

The Phenomenal Growth of Iceland and Precipitous Decline of Turkey: A Tale of Two Europes

The Phenomenal Growth of Iceland and Precipitous Decline of Turkey: A Tale of Two Europes

Dan Peltier, Skift

While some European destinations suffered last year from travelers' fear of terrorism, Iceland and other countries in Northern and Eastern Europe benefited from the short-term, decreased interest in Western Europe — and more favorable exchange rates.

1 week ago

Utah Tourism Spending Hits Record While Public Lands Debate Rages

Utah Tourism Spending Hits Record While Public Lands Debate Rages

Associated Press

Utah's governor wants more control over the state's public lands, which include several renowned national parks, but many people fear that conservation will suffer as a result. In the meantime, the state may lose some convention revenue as well.

1 week ago

Wellness Tourism Means Secondary Activities For Most Global Travelers

Wellness Tourism Means Secondary Activities For Most Global Travelers

Dan Peltier, Skift

As more brands design properties and programs with the health-conscious traveler in mind, they should remember that many guests want wellness to be only one aspect of their stay rather than the main attraction.

1 week ago

Lithuanian Tourism Caught Using Other Countries’ Photos in Social Media Campaign

Lithuanian Tourism Caught Using Other Countries’ Photos in Social Media Campaign

Associated Press

As more marketing turns to user-generated content and third parties, more embarassing mistakes like this will happen.

1 week ago

Interview: Visit Florida’s Ex-CEO on Tourism Marketing Challenges in 2017

Interview: Visit Florida’s Ex-CEO on Tourism Marketing Challenges in 2017

Dan Peltier, Skift

From growing public-private partnerships and shifting strategy when foreign currencies decline, Seccombe's insights are relevant for tourism boards the world over.

2 weeks ago