Articles tagged “vermont”

Airbnb Has Come to a Vermont Town and Some Residents Are Worried

Airbnb Has Come to a Vermont Town and Some Residents Are Worried

Associated Press

The dichotomy of Airbnb: Money for some residents, higher prices for others.

4 months ago

Vail Resorts to Buy Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Ski Operations for $50 Million

Vail Resorts to Buy Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Ski Operations for $50 Million

Lisa Du and Sonali Basak, Bloomberg

Vail Resorts continues its grand continental expansion.

7 months ago

Vermont May Soon Add Legal Marijuana to Its Tourism Attractions

Vermont May Soon Add Legal Marijuana to Its Tourism Attractions

Dave Gram, Associated Press

Vermont has only just begun to look into the financial and social impacts of marijuana legalization in the state, but if passed, it would be sure to attract at least one type of tourist in large numbers.

3 years ago

Vermont Bill Wants to Ban Smoking Rooms at Hotels

Vermont Bill Wants to Ban Smoking Rooms at Hotels

Dave Gram, Associated Press

The bill pits employees' rights versus guests' luxuries. The new rule will bring hotel practices in line with a pre-existing state law that bans smoking in enclosed workplaces, but hotels may argue that the nature of their business exempt them from the rule.

4 years ago

Vermont Campaign Lures Visitors with iPods Hidden in Apple Orchards

Vermont Campaign Lures Visitors with iPods Hidden in Apple Orchards

Associated Press

Competition for fall tourism is tough on the state and local level. This unique marketing campaign might be enough to get visitors to pick one orchard over another.

4 years ago

Road from Vermont to Quebec dotted with electric car charging stations

Road from Vermont to Quebec dotted with electric car charging stations

Associated Press

The hope is that small-scale partnerships like Burlington and Montreal’s charging stations are only the beginning to larger projects that make eco-friendly transport as easy and inexpensive as today’s main transit options.

4 years ago

Vermont ski industry rebounds with best season in over a decade

Vermont ski industry rebounds with best season in over a decade

Associated Press

Vermont’s ski industry benefitted from a return in leisure travel and its position to serve a large number of short-haul markets in the northeast U.S.

4 years ago

Why travel needs to have a bigger seat at the table in U.S. immigration debate

Why travel needs to have a bigger seat at the table in U.S. immigration debate

Skift

Making it easier to travel U.S. is tied to the visa regime and border security, which in turn is heavily influenced by immigration reforms. Also U.S. travel orgs need more manpower to help grow them, and in turn grow jobs all around. All of this should be on the table in immigration reform debates.

4 years ago

Vermont can have its beer and drink it too: Local breweries spark tourism boom

Vermont can have its beer and drink it too: Local breweries spark tourism boom

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press

Whether it’s meat, beer, or cheer, destinations are wise to find their niche and market it in order to claim several of the millions of food tourists now traversing the globe in search of local cuisine.

4 years ago

The yoga-at-airports trend touches down in Burlington, Vermont

The yoga-at-airports trend touches down in Burlington, Vermont

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press

Trend or not, anything that can be done to help travelers relax at the airport is a good thing.

5 years ago

Vermont copies Sweden and turns its Twitter account over to residents

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press

Vermont isn't the first destination to copy Sweden -- that honor goes to New Zealand -- and as long as there are tourism marketing managers short on ideas, it certainly won't be the last.

5 years ago