Articles tagged “tourism”

Contiki’s Western Europe Tours Are Popular But Eastern Europe Is on the Rise

Contiki’s Western Europe Tours Are Popular But Eastern Europe Is on the Rise

Dan Peltier, Skift

Contiki doesn't think millennials, which tend to be an open-minded demographic, are too concerned about sporadic terrorism incidents in Europe but we'll let the data speak for itself later this year.

3 weeks ago

Foreign Airline CEOs Say They See No Trump Slump on U.S. Routes

Foreign Airline CEOs Say They See No Trump Slump on U.S. Routes

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's amazing how resilient U.S. tourism is. Europeans flock to America during the summer, and while anecdotal evidence suggests some travelers may be altering their plans because of politics, many airlines say they're having no trouble filling seats.

3 weeks ago

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Says Tourism and Trump’s America First Policy Can Co-Exist

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Says Tourism and Trump’s America First Policy Can Co-Exist

Dan Peltier, Skift

Ross' speech seemed too good to be true after what we've seen from the Trump administration. It has yet to take a single step to make travel to the U.S. easier or more hospitable. Talk is always cheap, but in this administration it's worth less than that, so far.

3 weeks ago

Dr. Beach Top 10 List Is Great for Tourism — Sometimes Too Great

Dr. Beach Top 10 List Is Great for Tourism — Sometimes Too Great

Dan Peltier, Skift

Being named the top anything is usually exciting for any destination and comes with lots of free publicity. But as some tourism boards point out, reviews from travelers themselves often resonate more with consumers than an official ranking.

3 weeks ago

Amsterdam’s Overtourism and 13 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Amsterdam’s Overtourism and 13 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the tourism trends we were talking about this week.

4 weeks ago

Measuring Trump’s Tourism Impact — A Slight Drag or More Impactful?

Measuring Trump’s Tourism Impact — A Slight Drag or More Impactful?

Justin Fox, Bloomberg

The writer uses a straw-man argument. No one is arguing that Trump's impact on U.S. tourism compares to that of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Still, the adverse impact may not be as great as a company such as Foursquare suggests.

4 weeks ago

Visit Florida Would Maintain Current Funding Under Tentative Agreement

Visit Florida Would Maintain Current Funding Under Tentative Agreement

Dan Peltier, Skift

After a long, drawn-out political process, Visit Florida's chances of maintaining its current funding level look decent. The debate helped spawn conversations among stakeholders at many other tourism boards about their own budgets and operations. Hopefully, everyone learned something.

4 weeks ago

U.S. Airlines and Cruise Lines Could Lose $3.5 Billion if Trump Reverses Cuba Policies

U.S. Airlines and Cruise Lines Could Lose $3.5 Billion if Trump Reverses Cuba Policies

Dan Peltier, Skift

Compared with other U.S. sectors, the travel industry would be disproportionately impacted should U.S.-Cuba relations and travel policies get reversed. It's anyone's guess as to how President Trump will proceed regarding Cuba policies but that picture should become clearer later this month.

4 weeks ago

Cuba Travel for Americans Could Be At Risk as Trump Mulls Options

Cuba Travel for Americans Could Be At Risk as Trump Mulls Options

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Will Americans' rediscovery of Cuba be curtailed before it really takes off? There are already enough uncertainties about visiting the island with the embargo, tight hotel supply, and limited infrastructure on the ground. Adding more red tape could have a big impact.

4 weeks ago

Video: London Tourism Leaders Say Brexit Won’t Kill City’s European Partnerships

Video: London Tourism Leaders Say Brexit Won’t Kill City’s European Partnerships

Dan Peltier, Skift

London's political associations with Europe may be changing but its cultural appeal remains strong to many travelers. It's using its nighttime economy to help drive economic growth in the post-Brexit era as it builds out more infrastructure to accommodate the city's nightlife.

4 weeks ago

Thomas Cook Is Cautiously Optimistic About its China Business

Thomas Cook Is Cautiously Optimistic About its China Business

Dan Peltier, Skift

Thomas Cook has hit the ground running in China but it's not running away from its core business in Europe. The group doesn't want to be too aggressive in China before its made more of a name for itself in the market and sees how consumers respond.

4 weeks ago

Turkey Tourism Makes Slight Turnaround After Year of Russian Tensions

Turkey Tourism Makes Slight Turnaround After Year of Russian Tensions

Onur Ant, Bloomberg

Turkey's tourism troubles extend far beyond its issues with Russia and average daily rates for hotels are still very low.

4 weeks ago