Over the past decade, the short-term rental industry has taken the world by storm, affecting not just where people stay while traveling, but also how they vacation in general. Before 2008, short-term rental websites existed, but Airbnb revolutionized the home-sharing concept and essentially created a new category of rental housing. Similar platforms emerged, and in
Surfing is one of the fastest-growing action sports in the world. People around the globe flock to the ocean to enjoy the beaches, relax, exercise and surf. Perhaps the largest impact on the surfing industry has come from the rise of surf parks. One of the great challenges for surfers across the world is access
The current COVID-19 crisis continues to have a significant negative effect on the waterpark industry. Waterparks play a major role in providing entertainment, supporting job creation, fostering small business opportunities, and contributing to robust economic growth. Due to COVID-19, many outdoor waterparks delayed their season openings while others have decided, or were mandated, not to
The “Retailtainment” Trend: No Signs of Slowing Down as published by Park World Magazine, November 2019 It’s no secret that the face of retail is rapidly changing. America’s malls are facing the fallout from not just the rise of e-commerce but also an overabundance of retail space and changes in consumer behavior. As discussed in
As published by Park World Magazine: The American shopping mall has seen rapid growth over several decades since the 1950s. These retail havens were anchored by large department stores that attracted shoppers and made the American mall popular with the masses, but the rise of e-commerce and the explosion of online shopping have changed the
Due to the energy boom, Houston rebounded from the recession and the proof is in hotel development.