Tourism - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/cat/Tourism Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Salt Lake City marketing itself as ‘Ski City USA’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58420654-79/ski-lake-salt-campaign.html.csp There are any number of cool ski towns, but Salt Lake is now laying claim to be the only legitimate Ski City. “Ski City USA” is the new moniker that Visit Salt Lake and the four ski resorts in the Cottonwood Canyons will be pitching in marketing campaigns to attract destination skiers. “Once you’ve stayed in Ski City, you’ll never stay in a ski town” is the tagline for the $1.8 million campaign, which emphasizes the proximity of four world-class ski areas (Solitude, Brighton, Snowbird and Alta)... There are any number of cool ski towns, but Salt Lake is now laying claim to be the only legitimate Ski City. “Ski City USA” is the new moniker that Visit Salt Lake and the four ski resorts in the Cottonwood Canyons will be pitching in marketing campaigns to attract destination skiers. “Once you’ve stayed in Ski City, you’ll never stay in a ski town” is the tagline for the $1.8 million campaign, which emphasizes the proximity of four world-class ski areas (Solitude, Brighton, Snowbird and Alta)... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58420654@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:34:36 MDT Fall visitation rising: Fewer crowds, nice weather http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398951-79/fall-september-october-november.html.csp New York • Fall used to be off-peak for tourism everywhere except New England and other fall foliage destinations. But autumn tourism is rising, with traditional summer hotspots increasingly busy September through November. For empty-nesters, baby boomers and others oblivious to school calendars, the appeal of a fall vacation includes hotel and airfare bargains, fewer crowds because kids are back in school and mild weather — with the exception of the occasional hurricane. Lara Berdine and Mark P... New York • Fall used to be off-peak for tourism everywhere except New England and other fall foliage destinations. But autumn tourism is rising, with traditional summer hotspots increasingly busy September through November. For empty-nesters, baby boomers and others oblivious to school calendars, the appeal of a fall vacation includes hotel and airfare bargains, fewer crowds because kids are back in school and mild weather — with the exception of the occasional hurricane. Lara Berdine and Mark P... 58398951@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:35:02 MDT Hertz Chairman and CEO Frissora steps down http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58388507-79/hertz-ceo-rental-company.html.csp New York • Hertz Chairman and CEO Mark Frissora has stepped down from his posts for personal reasons. He had been CEO since January 2007. The car rental company said Monday that Brian P. MacDonald, president and CEO of Hertz Equipment Rental Corp., will serve as interim CEO of Hertz Global Holdings Inc. MacDonald has served as president and CEO of Hertz Equipment Rental since June. Hertz, based in Park Ridge, N.J., said that it has started the search process for a permanent CEO. MacDonald has le... New York • Hertz Chairman and CEO Mark Frissora has stepped down from his posts for personal reasons. He had been CEO since January 2007. The car rental company said Monday that Brian P. MacDonald, president and CEO of Hertz Equipment Rental Corp., will serve as interim CEO of Hertz Global Holdings Inc. MacDonald has served as president and CEO of Hertz Equipment Rental since June. Hertz, based in Park Ridge, N.J., said that it has started the search process for a permanent CEO. MacDonald has le... 58388507@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:09:02 MDT Berlin surpasses Rome as a visitor destination http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58379657-79/berlin-tourism-tourists-percent.html.csp Berlin • Wieland Giebel’s stores near the Brandenburg Gate, which carry 3,000 books about Berlin and sell pieces of the Berlin Wall for less than $10, were struggling four years ago. Then tourism kicked in. “The interest in Berlin’s turbulent history is huge,” said Giebel, 64, whose sales have risen 20 percent since 2011. “If I ask my customers why they’re visiting Berlin, they tell me, ‘Because everyone wants to come here.’ “ Berlin has surpassed Rome to become Europe’s third-most visited city,... Berlin • Wieland Giebel’s stores near the Brandenburg Gate, which carry 3,000 books about Berlin and sell pieces of the Berlin Wall for less than $10, were struggling four years ago. Then tourism kicked in. “The interest in Berlin’s turbulent history is huge,” said Giebel, 64, whose sales have risen 20 percent since 2011. “If I ask my customers why they’re visiting Berlin, they tell me, ‘Because everyone wants to come here.’ “ Berlin has surpassed Rome to become Europe’s third-most visited city,... 58379657@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:06:01 MDT Norwegian sails into luxury with Prestige purchase http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58364265-79/norwegian-prestige-deal-cruise.html.csp New York • Norwegian Cruise Line is sailing into the luxury sector, spending about $3 billion in cash and stock to acquire the high-end Prestige Cruises International. It’s a huge deal for Apollo Global Management LLC, which acquired a majority stake in Prestige in 2007. Apollo also owns about 20 percent of Norwegian, which saw its shares rocket 13 percent higher before the opening bell Tuesday. Should certain performance targets be reached, Apollo would be due another $50 million in cash accord... New York • Norwegian Cruise Line is sailing into the luxury sector, spending about $3 billion in cash and stock to acquire the high-end Prestige Cruises International. It’s a huge deal for Apollo Global Management LLC, which acquired a majority stake in Prestige in 2007. Apollo also owns about 20 percent of Norwegian, which saw its shares rocket 13 percent higher before the opening bell Tuesday. Should certain performance targets be reached, Apollo would be due another $50 million in cash accord... 58364265@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:48:01 MDT Crested Butte OKs Bud Light ‘Whatever’ promotion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352059-79/town-bud-butte-crested.html.csp Denver • Leaders in the historic Colorado mining town of Crested Butte have unanimously approved a plan to turn it into the fictional “Whatever” town for a Bud Light ad campaign. Town councilors only gave their OK only after Bud Light maker Anheuser-Busch InBev doubled its payment to $500,000. The Denver Post reports fencing already has been installed for the Sept. 5-7 event that has divided the town. The beer company has been working with town officials on the plan since the spring, but word on... Denver • Leaders in the historic Colorado mining town of Crested Butte have unanimously approved a plan to turn it into the fictional “Whatever” town for a Bud Light ad campaign. Town councilors only gave their OK only after Bud Light maker Anheuser-Busch InBev doubled its payment to $500,000. The Denver Post reports fencing already has been installed for the Sept. 5-7 event that has divided the town. The beer company has been working with town officials on the plan since the spring, but word on... 58352059@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:33:01 MDT Qantas Airways posts $2.6 billion loss for year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347409-79/qantas-loss-airline-billion.html.csp Sydney • Qantas Airways Ltd. on Thursday posted a record $2.6 billion loss, reflecting a profit-draining battle with its smaller rival Virgin Australia and aircraft write downs. The loss for the financial year ended June 30 is the largest the former state-owned airline has posted in its 94-year history. It made an $930 million profit in the previous year. The dire result was expected. Shares of Qantas were up 7 percent in Sydney on the airline’s confirmation it would separate its domestic and tr... Sydney • Qantas Airways Ltd. on Thursday posted a record $2.6 billion loss, reflecting a profit-draining battle with its smaller rival Virgin Australia and aircraft write downs. The loss for the financial year ended June 30 is the largest the former state-owned airline has posted in its 94-year history. It made an $930 million profit in the previous year. The dire result was expected. Shares of Qantas were up 7 percent in Sydney on the airline’s confirmation it would separate its domestic and tr... 58347409@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:37:01 MDT Crested Butte to become Bud Lite’s ‘Whatever’ town http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338824-79/town-butte-crested-event.html.csp Denver • Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte are not up for “Whatever” — a secretive Bud Lite plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad campaign. The company has agreed to pay the town $250,000 to fence off its main street and bring in more than 1,000 revelers to the town of 1,500 for the Sept. 5 - 7 event being promoted on social media, The Denver Post reported. Secrecy has been part of the “Are you up for Whatever?” campa... Denver • Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte are not up for “Whatever” — a secretive Bud Lite plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad campaign. The company has agreed to pay the town $250,000 to fence off its main street and bring in more than 1,000 revelers to the town of 1,500 for the Sept. 5 - 7 event being promoted on social media, The Denver Post reported. Secrecy has been part of the “Are you up for Whatever?” campa... 58338824@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:13:02 MDT Havana retro-Soviet restaurant a nod to nostalgia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58328727-79/soviet-russian-cuba-havana.html.csp Havana • There’s no rice, beans or fried plantains at Havana’s newest private restaurant. You can order a minty mojito, but it’ll come mixed with vodka instead of the traditional white rum. The waiters speak Russian, and patrons are expected to order in that language if they want to get served. But don’t worry, the menus at this retro-Soviet restaurant come with translations and pronunciation guides for the non-initiated. Nazdarovie, which is named for the popular Russian toast and opened Friday... Havana • There’s no rice, beans or fried plantains at Havana’s newest private restaurant. You can order a minty mojito, but it’ll come mixed with vodka instead of the traditional white rum. The waiters speak Russian, and patrons are expected to order in that language if they want to get served. But don’t worry, the menus at this retro-Soviet restaurant come with translations and pronunciation guides for the non-initiated. Nazdarovie, which is named for the popular Russian toast and opened Friday... 58328727@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:03:02 MDT