Articles tagged “vancouver”

Vancouver Shuns Uber While Chinese-Language App Kabu Thrives

Vancouver Shuns Uber While Chinese-Language App Kabu Thrives

Natalie Obiko Pearson and Krista Gmelich, Bloomberg

The underground ride-sharing app has big plans for growth, with an English version coming soon. By the time Uber gets on the road, it may find itself up against a solid competitor.

3 months ago

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Cities Are Leveraging Their Cultural DNA to Connect With Travelers’ Passions

Cities Are Leveraging Their Cultural DNA to Connect With Travelers’ Passions

Singapore Tourism Board + Skift

Singapore Tourism Board's new "Passion Made Possible" platform represents a pivotal shift in destination marketing taking place worldwide. Instead of telling travelers where they can go or what they can do, the new strategy is about inspiring people to imagine who they can be.

1 year ago

Vancouver Reaches Deal With Airbnb And Expects Expedia to Follow Suit

Vancouver Reaches Deal With Airbnb And Expects Expedia to Follow Suit

Natalie Obiko Pearson, Bloomberg

More cities are waking up to the reality that while Airbnb may be a dirty word in some neighborhoods, companies like Expedia and Booking Holdings also have millions of listings that are impacting housing markets and driving residents out.

1 year ago

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Tourism Vancouver’s CEO on Steering The Future of Urban Travel

Tourism Vancouver’s CEO on Steering The Future of Urban Travel

Greg Oates, SkiftX

Many heavily visited cities have a whole host of issues to collectively address based on the challenges of overtourism and the opportunities provided by new connectivity platforms. Here's a deep-dive masterclass on how Vancouver is tackling the future.

1 year ago

Airbnb and HomeAway Will Operate in Vancouver Despite Tight Rental Restrictions

Airbnb and HomeAway Will Operate in Vancouver Despite Tight Rental Restrictions

Natalie Wong and Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

Vancouver isn't banning short-term rentals, but is trying to take carpetbagger investors running quasi-hotels out of the game. Airbnb and HomeAway are playing their own game — trying to make nice with regulators to avoid outright prohibitions.

2 years ago

Airbnb and HomeAway Face Tougher Restrictions in Vancouver

Airbnb and HomeAway Face Tougher Restrictions in Vancouver

Natalie Obiko Pearson and Gerrit De Vynck , Bloomberg

Vancouver, like many other cities worldwide, is getting tougher on short-term rental regulations. But will this be enough to combat rising housing prices in the city, or to deter people from renting out their investment homes?

2 years ago

Vancouver to Limit Airbnb to Alleviate Housing Crunch

Vancouver to Limit Airbnb to Alleviate Housing Crunch

Natalie Obiko Pearson, Bloomberg

You can't blame Airbnb for all your housing problems, but it has the unique ability to make a bad situation worse. It's up to cities to take additional measures beyond bans.

2 years ago

Vancouver Won’t be Approving Uber Anytime Soon

Vancouver Won’t be Approving Uber Anytime Soon

Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

In Vancouver, Uber probably should have tried the same tactics it deployed in New York City, another major city with a very strong taxi association.

3 years ago

The Complicated Pricing Ruling U.S. Ski Slopes This Winter

The Complicated Pricing Ruling U.S. Ski Slopes This Winter

Craig Hill, Associated Press

Lift ticket prices exist to make airline ticket pricing seem sane.

4 years ago

Tourism Vancouver’s Ongoing Effort to Use Video to Convince Meeting Planners

Tourism Vancouver’s Ongoing Effort to Use Video to Convince Meeting Planners

Greg Oates, Skift

The level of thought leadership and production values in these videos creates an impressive package that positions Vancouver as a convention city of brains and beauty.

4 years ago

Behind the Inexplicable Return of the Chic and Cheeky Lifestyle Motel

Behind the Inexplicable Return of the Chic and Cheeky Lifestyle Motel

Greg Oates, Skift

An emerging lifestlye motel segment is developing for consumers seeking vintage style, indie personality, low rates and close connection to the community.

4 years ago

Vancouver Tries to Change the Tourism Bureau Model by Thinking Green and Local

Vancouver Tries to Change the Tourism Bureau Model by Thinking Green and Local

Greg Oates, Skift

By creating new networks between the bureau and local businesses—tourism and otherwise—the Vancouver "DMMO" is rewriting the rules of internal destination engagement.

4 years ago