Articles tagged “winter tourism”

Small California Ski Resorts Struggle After 4 Years of Droughts

Small California Ski Resorts Struggle After 4 Years of Droughts

Scott Smith, Associated Press

Seasonal tourism can be quickly impacted by changing weather patterns and similar struggles are impacting small to medium-sized businesses around the world.

4 years ago

The Top Cities American and International Travelers Booked During the Holidays

The Top Cities American and International Travelers Booked During the Holidays

Dan Peltier, Skift

When comparing each list to the others, the bottom ranked cities vary while the top ranked cities seem to stay consistent.

4 years ago

Interview: How Vail Resorts CEO Manages Tech Innovation in Nature

Interview: How Vail Resorts CEO Manages Tech Innovation in Nature

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Ski resorts are uniquely positioned in the debate of tech versus nature, having to deliver a top experience to guests while also giving them the space to enjoy the outdoors as they choose. Creating products that seamlessly blend into either experience is the goal, at which Vail is largely succeeding.

4 years ago

Ski Industry Fights Perception of Elitism as Day Passes Top $100

Ski Industry Fights Perception of Elitism as Day Passes Top $100

Thomas Peipert, Associated Press

The cost of day passes consistently rose up until recently when resorts realized they were losing a large portion of their customer base with too-high prices. Planning ahead, like in much of travel, is now how the industry appeals to both middle and upper class markets.

4 years ago

Ski Resorts Woo High-End Guests With Olympian Meet-and-Greets

Ski Resorts Woo High-End Guests With Olympian Meet-and-Greets

Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press

While the majority of today's travelers prioritize value over all else, there is a very small but highly sought after percentage of customers who are willing to pay whatever it takes for the most exclusive experiences. Travel companies must know their target base in order to make their product attractive to that group.

4 years ago

Small Ski Mountains Offer Intimate Service and Slopes on the Cheap

Small Ski Mountains Offer Intimate Service and Slopes on the Cheap

Glenn Adams, Associated Press

With so many glossy travel publications touting the personalized service available at brand-name resorts, it is easy to forget that a personal touch is embedded in the experience at small, family-run spots.

4 years ago

Summer Destinations Look for Solutions to Tourists’ Seasonal Stereotypes

Summer Destinations Look for Solutions to Tourists’ Seasonal Stereotypes

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Marketing beaches in the winter is a difficult task, suggesting destinations looking to break out of seasonal stereotypes need on-the-ground product development to give visitors a real reason to reconsider a place besides off-season prices and a smart ad campaign.

4 years ago

New York City Tourism Launches Promotions to Attract Winter Visits

New York City Tourism Launches Promotions to Attract Winter Visits

Associated Press

Steep discounts are a great way to attract tourists to cold-weather destinations and New York City has a had great success with a repetitive set of programming.

4 years ago

Ski Resorts Attempt to Outdo One Another with Over-The-Top Menu Items

Ski Resorts Attempt to Outdo One Another with Over-The-Top Menu Items

Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press

Few signs of the global health tourism faze are showing up on resort menus this winter. Resorts are making a name for themselves by serving the most decadent post-work out meals imaginable.

5 years ago

Resorts Find Unexpected Profits from Growing Number of Senior Skiers

Resorts Find Unexpected Profits from Growing Number of Senior Skiers

Karen Schwartz, Associated Press

New ski products and medicines keep seniors on the ski slopes for longer than any other age group, which is great news for resorts looking to keep rooms and lifts full throughout the season.

5 years ago

Olympians worried about climate change and winter sports lobby Obama

Olympians worried about climate change and winter sports lobby Obama

Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian

Climate change has become a harsh reality that’s cut the bottom lines of thousands of ski resorts in recent years, but Obama’s hinted that little action will be taken to reverse warmer winters this term.

6 years ago

Is harsh Mongolia ready for winter tourism?

6 years ago