Articles tagged “tourism”

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Honduras Is Trying To Reach a Tourism Record Despite Recent Violence

Honduras Is Trying To Reach a Tourism Record Despite Recent Violence

Michael McDonald, Bloomberg

The number of murders have dropped and post-election riots are in the past. But recent headlines of violent gangs and migrants fleeing the country for the U.S. border aren't helping Honduras make the case that tourists should visit.

3 weeks ago

Havana’s Big Cruise Ambitions Could Be Too Much Too Fast

Havana’s Big Cruise Ambitions Could Be Too Much Too Fast

Hannah Sampson, Skift

No one doubts that Cuba will continue to grow as a cruise destination. The question is how that growth will be managed — and whether the island can cope with the influx of additional daily visitors.

3 weeks ago

Hard-Hit Caribbean Islands Rebuild With Extreme Weather in Mind

Hard-Hit Caribbean Islands Rebuild With Extreme Weather in Mind

Dan Peltier, Skift

Caribbean destinations have to walk a thin line in the coming months by communicating that hotels and resorts are prepared for possible monster hurricanes while not mentioning the "H" word too much to scare off would-be visitors.

3 weeks ago

Florida Addresses Its Business Travel Slump by Adding Leisure to the Mix

Florida Addresses Its Business Travel Slump by Adding Leisure to the Mix

Dan Peltier, Skift

Florida probably has a better chance than most states to convince business travelers to turn into tourists for a couple days, but it will also take more employers to give the thumbs up to this trend.

3 weeks ago

The Future of American Road Trips and 10 Other Tourism Trends This Week

The Future of American Road Trips and 10 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in tourism, we were more domestic than usual. Americans won't travel without their beloved mobile devices, and check out our three-part deep dive on how the American road trip is evolving alongside tours, destinations, hotels, vehicles, and consumer behavior.

3 weeks ago

Apple Blames Tourism Drop for Why It’s Closing Atlantic City Store

Apple Blames Tourism Drop for Why It’s Closing Atlantic City Store

Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

How bad must things be in Atlantic City? Apple, which rarely closes stores, has decided to shutter its Atlantic City location. It blamed a drop in tourism. Can the potential for legal sports betting eventually lure the tech giant back to AC?

4 weeks ago

Skift Podcast: How European Tourism Came Back From the Brink

Skift Podcast: How European Tourism Came Back From the Brink

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in to hear experts on European tourism discuss the recent growth in visitors — and how to best manage it.

4 weeks ago

Americans Won’t Ditch Phones on Vacation Despite Travel Industry’s Digital Detox Push

Americans Won’t Ditch Phones on Vacation Despite Travel Industry’s Digital Detox Push

Dan Peltier, Skift

Travel is more accessible today than ever before because of mobile devices and the travel industry knows this. We don't see anything wrong with nudging travelers to look up from their devices every now and then, but promoting a device-free vacation reads a little tone-deaf in 2018.

4 weeks ago

Seattle Space Needle Facelift Signals City’s Spike in Popularity

Seattle Space Needle Facelift Signals City’s Spike in Popularity

Ahmed Namatalla, Associated Press

It's nice to see an iconic attraction get a new lease on life. But rapid visitor growth from markets like China will make it increasingly difficult for Seattle to balance tourism and livability.

4 weeks ago

Mexico Tourism Marketing Blitz to Address Safety Concerns After Violence

Mexico Tourism Marketing Blitz to Address Safety Concerns After Violence

Dan Peltier, Skift

Mexico's tourism industry has been lucky in the past year as the violence mostly hasn't targeted tourist destinations like Mexico City. But if history is any guide, tourism is often the focus for anyone wanting to cause harm and chaos. We hope we're wrong about this one.

4 weeks ago

Miami Wants Giant Mall Complex to Help It Grab Tourists From Orlando

Miami Wants Giant Mall Complex to Help It Grab Tourists From Orlando

Curt Anderson, Associated Press

The idea that this mall — indoor ski slopes, water park, and all — could make Miami competitive with Orlando on the theme park front is ludicrous. Miami has cultural riches, natural treasures, and plenty of places to shop and eat. It doesn't need more traffic jams, which this project will inevitably bring.

1 month ago

Caribbean’s New Marketing Campaign and 7 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Caribbean’s New Marketing Campaign and 7 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

The Caribbean sent a message loud and clear this week that it won't be held back by hurricanes. It's launching its first regional tourism campaign in years just in time for this year's storm season. In other environmental news, some companies are still trying to figure out the best ways to get tourist on board with eco-friendly practices.

1 month ago