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San Diego tourism is experiencing a slow down, according to the San Diego Tourism Marketing District. It’s the third largest revenue for the city and it is experiencing a decline of 1.5 percent, thrusting the business of attracting visitors into the spotlight.
Tourism operators in the Great Barrier Reef are refusing to take members of the media and politicians to the blanched reefs of the area because they fear a decline in visitors once videos and pictures are released of the damaged reefs.
West Virginia is encouraging visitors on motorcycles to head to the state. Wild Wonderful West Virgina unveiled a new “Scenic Drives” guide for riders just before the beginning of Motorcycle Safety month.
There are tough times ahead for Middle East tourism despite the expansion and growth of the Arabian Travel Market trade show, which just took place in Dubai. Saudi Arabia’s “selective tourism” and security fears are among the problems the region faces.
North Carolina cities are trying to combat the state’s new anti-LGBT law with videos of acceptance in the wake of large losses of convention business as well as concerts and entertainment. After losing a large convention, Asheville launched a video and a letter responding to concerns over the law.
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