What We’re Reading About … Experience Economy, Tourist Taxes & More

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Experiences are booming in the in-destination industry. Even traditional attractions such as museums, zoos and theme parks are incorporating experiential products as a way to deepen traveler connection. 

But travel isn’t the only place we’re seeing experience manifest. Lots of industries want in on the “experience craze.” From retail to wellness to adventure, we enjoyed reading Fast Company’s reporting on the “experience economy” across various industries … Read More at Fast Company

With 1.4 billion global travelers in 2018, popular tourist destinations such as Venice, Japan, New Zealand and more are contending with congestion issues. Is a tourist fee or tax the solution to overtourism? Read More at Bloomberg

Although Team Arival certainly appreciates gastronomic delights, not all travelers classify themselves as “foodies.” However, Arival’s research found that travelers in the U.S. and Europe rank culinary as one of the most important parts of a trip. For operators who work in outdoor adventure, elevating food and beverage offerings can be particularly challenging. Here are a few ideas to get startedRead More at America Outdoors

Tour operators come from all backgrounds, and we loved listening to this podcast from Tourpreneur. Tony Muia, founder of A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours, shares his story and gives his colorful take on key trends in our industry … Read More at Tourprenuer

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