What Destination Marketers Can Learn from Airbnb’s China Strategy
In the rural village of Jinjiang, Airbnb and the Guilin Municipal Government Tourism Development Committee partnered on a one-year project that recruited globally renowned designers to redesign local, traditional stilt-style homes as functional homestays. Airbnb
Skift Take: China is on track to be Airbnb’s top origin market in 2020. Destination marketing organizations targeting Chinese travelers can gain insights from the homesharing giant’s take-charge strategy, which is key for staying power in this fiercely competitive sector.
While every place on our beautiful planet is a sight to behold, some are simply magical, such as the city of Kyoto. Standing as the monument to the imperial age of Japan for over a millennium, Kyoto is the very lifeblood of traditional Japanese culture.
Naturally, the list of everything you can do and see in Kyoto is as long. Vermillion shrines and golden temples to graceful tea ceremonies, spiritual quests, swaying bamboo forests and taking mind-soothing strolls through Zen rock gardens – Kyoto is more like a place from another dimension.
What can you expect? The city is swarming with tradition, culture, rich history and architecture. Shrines and temples, wooden treehouses, luscious forests, peaceful gardens and shimmering pavilions are just the tip of the iceberg.
From top food to deep spirituality, Kyoto takes you on a journey where...
Americans sure love to travel. Over 45 million Americans traveled abroad in 2019 – some of them for business, others for pleasure. And while the pandemic has dampened those numbers, the need to experience the sights and sounds of the world remains.
Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, here’s a quick tax guide to get you started.
Can I work remotely from another country?
Yes! A few have even decided to make the most of the ongoing situation to travel the world.
In an effort to boost flagging visitor numbers, some countries such as Estonia and Bermuda have offered special visas for Americans who want to temporarily work abroad. Since many companies have allowed their employees to work from home for the foreseeable future, the idea is to attract people who might want to continue working in an...
Archaeologist Sergio Gomez displays a pot that's shaped in the image of storm god Tlaloc, found inside a 2,000-year-old tunnel built under the ornate Feathered Serpent Pyramid, which Gomez believes recreated the underworld and was used to initiate new rulers among other religious rituals, in the ruins of Teotihuacan, in San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico August 12, 2021. Toya Sarno Jordan / ReutersSkift Take: Teotihuacan near Mexico City has drawn visitors for decades. But archaeologists have just revealed more of their finds from under the ruins. In the future, they'll put these treasures on display.— Sean O'NeillRead the Complete Story On Skift
Beachgoers hang out on the shore of the Mediterranean sea in Tel Aviv as coronavirus disease restrictions eased in Israel in May 2020. Amir Cohen / ReutersSkift Take: We applaud that Israel, ahead of most countries in vaccinating its people, will let in some tour groups from abroad. Every step forward counts.— Sean O'NeillRead the Complete Story On Skift
Quite often I receive emails that ask – Earl, how can I live the digital nomad lifestyle? How can I become a digital nomad?
I always reply and usually, my response starts off with something like:
That question equates to asking – how can I become an office worker?
They are both very broad categories (and goals) that don’t really offer a direct path or set of defined steps to reach them. They both exist but they are both merely outer shells. What matters most is what you fill them with inside.
What is inside?
A job. A way to earn money. The Digital Nomad Truth
Here’s the truth – the term “digital nomad” is not a job.
It’s a lifestyle. A digital nomad is a person who has the freedom to move around due to the fact that they can work from...
The U.S. Justice Department is serving justice on some unruly passengers. North Charleston / WikiMedia CommonsSkift Take: The rise of unruly passengers is getting out of hand. If the airline industry and government want to nip it in the bud, more aggressive prosecution is needed. Period. — Ruthy MuñozRead the Complete Story On Skift