Category: Tourism Spot

Visitation up and down at North Dakota’s top tourist spot

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Visitation to North Dakota’s No. 1 tourist attraction fell last year, but it wasn’t all because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park saw about 558,000 visitors in 2020, the fewest since 2013. Visitation fell 20% from 2019, but some months last year spiked substantially over the previous year — including December, which saw a 173% jump. Visitation is measured in an algorithm counting people who stop in visitor centers combined with an average of people in vehicles.

Park Superintendent Wendy Ross sees “so many variables, especially this past year.”

“I don’t put

Local tourist attractions plan return

WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS – For Mary Kay Wydra, the president of the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, 2020 was not a good year.

“It was challenging year to say the least,” She told Reminder Publishing.

Tourism is not only big business for the commonwealth, it’s big business for Hampden and Hampshire counties.

According to the state-wide 2018 statistics (the latest available) from the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) Direct spending was $24.2 billion; State and local taxes: $1.6 billion; Jobs supported: 153,200; Wages paid: $5.6 billion; 27.6 Million Domestic Visitors: 1.8 Million Overseas Visitors; and 700,000 Canadian

Thai Tourist Destinations Promote Their Attractions

Two of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations, Phuket and Pattaya, have launched new promotions as the Covid-19 epidemic subsides.

Phuket launched an online campaign called “Have you ever…” while Pattaya launched “500 Baht free for a reservation in Chonburi”.

Phuket Is Confident to Attract Visitors

Phuket Governor Narong Wunsiew said that the island’s tourism sector had been severely affected by the coronavirus and it was time for the province to start boosting its economy.

With Phuket’s natural beauty, it won’t take much investment to attract tourists back to the island, he said, adding that its main attractions were

2020 “IMTA Mountain Tourism Awards” Candidate Projects Registration Kicks off | News

GUIYANG, China, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — After the COVID-19 outbreak, demand for recreational vehicles (RV), campsites and products related to self-driving becomes higher. Mountain tourism as a brand-new growth point in the segment of cultural tourism can better meet customers’ needs of being close to nature and caring about health. Most visitors have elevated their mountain tourism needs from sightseeing around mountains and rivers to having an in-depth travel experience while being close to nature and local culture.

Against such backdrop, International Mountain Tourism Alliance (IMTA) sets up “IMTA Mountain Tourism Awards,” aiming to convey the social responsibility

Here’s how travel will change after the Covid-19 pandemic recedes

The coronavirus has devastated economies around the world and disrupted life in ways that were unimaginable just a few months ago. The world will never be the same. But at some point, industries will start coming back online and people will start going out again.

We asked travel industry experts for their thoughts on what will restore confidence for people to begin traveling once the Covid-19 pandemic finally recedes. In the latest installment of our series “The Next Normal,” we look at where and how we’ll actually travel once we’re willing to hit the road again.

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