Destinations International NewsBrief

Destinations International NewsBrief is your primary resource for destination industry news.

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The Biden administration is making progress toward reopening borders. According to the White House, it is creating "working groups" with Canada, the European Union, Mexico, the U.K. and others to...
June 2021
Despite residents' protests, the number of tourists flooding into Barcelona soared over the past two decades, with nearly 12 million visiting the city of 1.6 million in 2019. But when COVID-19...
June 2021
The new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advice is great news for people who want to visit Iceland, Israel and Singapore; good news if you plan on going to Japan; and not-so-great...
June 2021
With uptake of Russia’s coronavirus shot Sputnik V sluggish among its own citizens, Russia is considering launching Covid vaccination travel packages for tourists. Russian state news agency Tass...
June 2021
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have given fully vaccinated Americans the green light to go mask-free in most indoor settings, but many hotel workers and union leaders...
June 2021
Vaccinated visitors from "orange" countries—including the U.S. and Britain—will no longer need to quarantine on arrival and will no longer have to justify the reasons for their trip to France.
June 2021
Hawaii Gov. David Ige announced detailed plans to make inter-island and trans-Pacific travel easier—and the eventual elimination of all COVID-19-related restrictions.
June 2021
Digital teamwork expert Erica Dhawan spoke at Destinations International's CEO Summit about the importance of being less "visually biased" in hybrid environments.
June 2021
Chris McGraw, whose family owns Sitka's cruise dock, is only expecting to see 20% of his company's normal business this summer. But when he tried to go out to dinner a week ago, he said, every...
June 2021
"You are stronger than you know. I have said that phrase a thousand times to friends and family members going through difficult situations to help inspire or motivate them. But this time I needed...
June 2021

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