Articles tagged “visitors”

Tourists in Cuba in Wake of Castro’s Death Find Many Attractions Shuttered

Tourists in Cuba in Wake of Castro’s Death Find Many Attractions Shuttered

Peter Orsi, Associated Press

Tourists in Cuba will have stories to tell for years about their vacation in Cuba when Fidel Castro died. The tourist attractions and bars may be closed but it should be interesting to see how Cubans mark Castro's passing -- or don't.

2 years ago

Amsterdam Mayor Can’t Blunt Overtourism Visitor Boom

Amsterdam Mayor Can’t Blunt Overtourism Visitor Boom

Martijn van der Starre, Bloomberg

Many destinations around the world would love to have Amsterdam's problem -- too much tourism. But that doesn't reduce the complexities in finding a workable balance between maintaining a nice way of life for residents and attracting tourism dollars. In Amsterdam, the inherent conflict will lead to something new. We just don't know what that is yet.

2 years ago

Leisure and Business Traveler Growth to U.S. Outpacing Convention Business

Leisure and Business Traveler Growth to U.S. Outpacing Convention Business

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Conferences and trade shows could do more to attract international attendees, perhaps by tacking on or promoting leisure travel options to the main events.

5 years ago

Thailand Visitation Fell 20 Percent as Military Finally Lifts Bangkok Curfew

Thailand Visitation Fell 20 Percent as Military Finally Lifts Bangkok Curfew

Bloomberg

The military regime in Thailand is airing World Cup matches on free TV to appease the populace and "return to happiness." But, happiness in the tourism industry and elsewhere will be elusive with the military running the show.

5 years ago

Japan’s ANA Boosts Profits on Record Visitor Numbers

Japan’s ANA Boosts Profits on Record Visitor Numbers

Chris Cooper and Kiyotaka Matsuda, Bloomberg

There's nothing like some slumping currency as a trigger to boost visitor numbers, and that's what happened in Japan. ANA took advantage of the record number of visitors as it looks to expand international service as a hedge against domestic competition from budget carriers.

5 years ago

Brand USA’s 47-to-1 Return on Investment Claim Attracts Doubts Even Among Supporters

Brand USA’s 47-to-1 Return on Investment Claim Attracts Doubts Even Among Supporters

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There's lots of goodwill around Brand USA, but that could quickly dissipate if the marketing organization continues to take credit for others' work in an attempt to win new funding from Congress.

5 years ago

China Tourism Law Hurts Packaged Tours, Boosts Independent Chinese Travelers

China Tourism Law Hurts Packaged Tours, Boosts Independent Chinese Travelers

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Chinese tourism will undergo a transformation as outbound travelers feel their oats and realize they can oftentimes have a richer experience by traveling independently. These visitor numbers are a symbol of that burgeoning trend.

5 years ago