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Articles tagged “tourists”

Hong Kong Wants Mainland Chinese Shopping Tourists to Stay Home

Hong Kong Wants Mainland Chinese Shopping Tourists to Stay Home

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press

It’s rare for a destination to complain that too many tourists are arriving and shopping in its stores, however, it does occur when tourism begins to disrupt locals’ way of life.

2 years ago

How Locals and Tourists Feel About Each Other, According to Priceline

How Locals and Tourists Feel About Each Other, According to Priceline

Dan Peltier, Skift

Locals may not always like tourists, but many locals seem to realize their cities depend on tourism dollars as a major revenue source.

2 years ago

European Tourists Head to North Dakota in Search of ‘the Real America’

European Tourists Head to North Dakota in Search of ‘the Real America’

Nadya Faulx , The Dickinson Press

Tourists worldwide are looking to get out of major cities and explore more local communities, giving once-obscure tourist destinations like North Dakota a shot at attracting foreign visitors.

2 years ago

What’s Keeping Chicago Off International Tourists’ Bucket Lists?

What’s Keeping Chicago Off International Tourists’ Bucket Lists?

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Chicago needs to make a bold statement about who it is and what it offers to attract the growing number of foreign tourists ready to spend time and money in the U.S.

2 years ago

International Tourists Outnumber Residents 5-to-1 in Dubai

International Tourists Outnumber Residents 5-to-1 in Dubai

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Although this is an inaccurate method for measuring tourism, it does provide a general comparison to consider next time you touch down in one of the destinations.

2 years ago

Average Cost of a Broadway Ticket Surpasses $100 For the First Time

Average Cost of a Broadway Ticket Surpasses $100 For the First Time

David Ng, Los Angeles Times

Despite swings in audience levels over the past decade, rising ticket prices have helped industry revenue climb for the past five years.

2 years ago

Travelers Spent a Record $110 Billion in California in 2013

Travelers Spent a Record $110 Billion in California in 2013

Mark Glover, The Sacramento Bee

The rapid growth of Asia's outbound travel market is driving California's record tourism growth, but the destination is competing with more and more destinations now looking to woo the lucrative demographic.

3 years ago

Paris Officials Seek Artistic Solution to Tourists’ Love Locks Obsession

Paris Officials Seek Artistic Solution to Tourists’ Love Locks Obsession

Will Coldwell, The Guardian

It's an issue not isolated to Paris and the mayor's solution will likely be copied by other destinations looking to preserve infrastructure without insulting visitors.

3 years ago

How One Florida Destination Plans to Market Itself to Chinese Tourists

How One Florida Destination Plans to Market Itself to Chinese Tourists

Jamal Thalji, Tampa Bay Times

St. Petersburg seeks to carve out a niche somewhere between Miami and Orlando, but the message's success relies on tour operators in China and local infrastructure to make it stick.

3 years ago

Japan Mandates Street Signs Include English Translation for Tourists

Japan Mandates Street Signs Include English Translation for Tourists

Atsushi Kodera, The Japan Times

Attention to detail will increase as Japan readies to host visitors from around the world for the 2020 Olympics.

3 years ago

Tourists to Myanmar to More than Double in Two Years

Tourists to Myanmar to More than Double in Two Years

Eleven Media

Myanmar had less than 500,000 tourists in 2012, but the allure of visiting a newly opened and previously unseen country has drawn travelers from around the world. Such rapid growth can have harmful side effects, which mandates the government quickly create infrastructure for a booming tourism economy.

3 years ago

The Campaign to Ban Love Locks on Paris’ Bridges

The Campaign to Ban Love Locks on Paris’ Bridges

Will Coldwell, The Guardian

Like so much of tourism, a treat for tourists is a burden for locals. There needs to be a balance between drawing visitors with well-known sites and preserving city infrastructure.

3 years ago