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Articles tagged “tourism”

Still Struggling, SeaWorld Announces Major Cost-Cutting Plans

Still Struggling, SeaWorld Announces Major Cost-Cutting Plans

Hannah Sampson, Skift

SeaWorld has a couple of big goals: Cut costs in a big way and get more people to visit. We're not sure how those priorities are going to work together.

3 weeks ago

The Future of the Travel Industry Is at Stake From This Morning On

The Future of the Travel Industry Is at Stake From This Morning On

Rafat Ali, Skift

We at Skift will try and make sense of the epochal changes ahead, for ourselves, for this industry we so dearly love, and for the world curious about the future of travel and our industry.

3 weeks ago

What Destinations Do When Google Maps Lets Them Down

What Destinations Do When Google Maps Lets Them Down

Greg Oates, Skift

Tourism and hospitality companies have an opportunity with Mapillary to create their own ground-level, photo-based mapping platforms without having to wait for Google Street View teams to create or update them.

3 weeks ago

Greek Stability Spurs Record Summer Travel Season

Greek Stability Spurs Record Summer Travel Season

Pan Pylas, Associated Press

Greek tourism benefited from its relative stability after the debt crisis, and travelers' jitters about vacationing in Turkey and Egypt.

4 weeks ago

France Adds Extra Security at Landmarks as Tourist Arrivals Fall 8 Percent

France Adds Extra Security at Landmarks as Tourist Arrivals Fall 8 Percent

Helene Fouquet, Bloomberg

The steepest drops in French arrivals this year have been from visitors from Japan and China, far more than from the U.S. Ramping up security at attractions and also in crime-ridden areas will be an attractive message, at least, for tourists considering a jaunt to France.

4 weeks ago

San Francisco Has a Local-Focused Strategy to Get Visitors to Come Back

San Francisco Has a Local-Focused Strategy to Get Visitors to Come Back

Greg Oates, Skift

By segmenting the personalities of their individual neighborhoods, cities like San Francisco have more options to align their visitor experiences with different visitor profiles. That customization helps cities expand their destination image, build destination loyalty, and boost repeat visitation.

4 weeks ago

Thailand’s Tourism Industry Depends on China for Growth

Thailand’s Tourism Industry Depends on China for Growth

Orathai Sriring, Reuters

The untold story of tourism in Thailand the last two years is how the demographics of its inbound industry have changed, and what that may mean to future growth.

4 weeks ago

Lured By a Weaker Pound, Parisians Flock to a Post-Brexit UK

Lured By a Weaker Pound, Parisians Flock to a Post-Brexit UK

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Brexit, at least in the short term, seems to be boosting U.K. tourism numbers, but only time will tell how long the lure of a favorable exchange rate will keep travelers coming.

4 weeks ago

Alaska Attracts More Than 1 Million Cruise Passengers But Marketing Woes on Horizon

Alaska Attracts More Than 1 Million Cruise Passengers But Marketing Woes on Horizon

Associated Press

With state coffers in a pinch because of Alaska's economic downturn, the Alaska Travel Industry Association is trying to supplement governmental funding with an increase in private monies. Without marketing dollars, it would be a shame to see the cruise momentum fall flat.

1 month ago

The Hero’s Journey: A Human Framework for Building Modern Travel Brands

The Hero’s Journey: A Human Framework for Building Modern Travel Brands

Luke Bujarski, Skift

Travel is in our DNA. It's an emotional journey and story that has played out since the dawn of humankind. Getting to the root of this travel instinct can help us build better brands and lasting relationships with our customers. Luckily there's a framework for that.

1 month ago

DNA Testing Becomes a Heritage Tourism Hook for Black Travelers

DNA Testing Becomes a Heritage Tourism Hook for Black Travelers

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Recent advances in DNA testing have made the service more accurate and affordable, which opens up the heritage tourism market to black Americans like never before.

1 month ago

A Redeveloped Office Building Is the Heart of Amsterdam’s Hot New District

A Redeveloped Office Building Is the Heart of Amsterdam’s Hot New District

Bloomberg News, Bloomberg

Tourists will always want to visit Amsterdam's tried and true attractions, but establishing a buzzy new district is a smart way to keep visitors around longer.

1 month ago