Articles tagged “world cup”

Tourism

5 U.S. Cities Remake Tourism and Other Top Stories

In Skift top stories this week, we highlight five U.S. destinations remaking their tourism strategies, American Airlines takes a big step in paying off its debt, and Airbnb is top spender among travel brands on U.S. TV this year.

5 U.S. Cities Remake Tourism and Other Top Stories

Tourism

The World Cup of Tourism by the Numbers

The World Cup final is just around the corner, and both France and Argentina are determined to seize the title. While the winner of the match will be revealed on Sunday, the real question is: How do these destinations stack up when it comes to tourism numbers?

The World Cup of Tourism by the Numbers

Airlines

Moroccan Soccer Fans Left Stranded by World Cup Flight Cancellations

Royal Air Maroc's last-minute flight cancellations is a bitter disappointment for hordes of Moroccan soccer fanatics desperate to be in Qatar for their country's World Cup semifinal against France.

Moroccan Soccer Fans Left Stranded by World Cup Flight Cancellations

Tourism

World Cup’s Stadium 974 Will Not Be Part of Qatar’s Grand Tourism Plans

Qatar has meticulously planned for a tourism future after the World Cup closes this month. It will not include a focal point of attention during these past weeks. Stadium 974 is being taken apart and its pieces repurposed.

World Cup’s Stadium 974 Will Not Be Part of Qatar’s Grand Tourism Plans

Tourism

World Cup Visitors Fall Short of Qatar’s Expected 1.2 Million Influx

A wave of new visitors from qualifying quarter-finals nations are unlikely to boost lackluster World Cup attendance in Qatar, with just a week to go.

World Cup Visitors Fall Short of Qatar’s Expected 1.2 Million Influx

Tourism

Middle Eastern Destinations Lead Global Travel Recovery

The latest data underlines the strength of the travel recovery in the Middle East, thanks in large part to the FIFA World Cup. What next after the World Cup is the million-dollar question here.

Middle Eastern Destinations Lead Global Travel Recovery

Hotels

Hyatt’s Dream Acquisition

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Hyatt's acquisition of Dream Hotels, Lufthansa's World Cup advertising, and notes from WTTC in Riyadh.

Hyatt’s Dream Acquisition

Media and PR

Lufthansa Puts Diversity Up Front in World Cup Advertising Campaign

Lufthansa’s primary message, “Diversity Wins,” communicated in such a light-hearted and celebratory tone, quietly asserts the brand’s value of acceptance, and its disagreement with some of Qatar's discriminatory stances.

Lufthansa Puts Diversity Up Front in World Cup Advertising Campaign

Tourism

Saudi Arabia Details Plans for One of World’s Largest Airports: Middle East Travel Roundup

With an ambitious strategy to increase visitors to more than 100 million annually by 2030, Saudi Arabia clearly doesn't want to be caught off guard with inadequate infrastructure.

Saudi Arabia Details Plans for One of World’s Largest Airports: Middle East Travel Roundup

Hotels

So Much for Qatar’s World Cup Hotels and Rooms Shortage

What happened to the hospitality crunch that was creating so much anxiety in Qatar ahead of the World Cup? High prices are reportedly a deterrent while other are choosing to fly in and out for the matches.

So Much for Qatar’s World Cup Hotels and Rooms Shortage