November 13, 2018
Booking.com’s alternative accommodations listings surge
In the third quarter, Booking.com reported having 21% more global alternative accommodations listings than it reported having in the same quarter last year.Read more
Mountain resorts in the US and Europe are making a strong bid for tourist spend as they move their economies beyond just the wintertime months to include all four seasons, with a particular surge in summer.
In the United States, Colorado has seen an estimated jump from 4 to 14 percent for tourism in the summer for the past several years, with record lodging occupancy, and traffic counts.
In Europe, the Alps have also had to contend with environmental strains. A World Wildlife Foundation report cited “large tourist resorts [that] have an area consumption rate that is far greater than that of a non-tourist community.”
But the surging investment and activities in the summer have raised awareness of increased environmental concerns that might cause damage to the winter experience.
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