Destinations International NewsBrief

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

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Summer travel is heating up and Americans are making plans to get out of town. AAA has found that two-thirds of leisure travelers (64%) plan to take vacations as the weather warms and the kids are...
April 2019
Brand USA announced last week that its efforts to entice international travelers to visit America are helping to fuel the nation’s economy. A study by Oxford Economics shows Brand USA’s marketing...
April 2019
California Governor Gavin Newsom is promoting tourism in Central America as a way to solve some of the region’s greater problems, including gang violence and migrant caravans.
April 2019
Beer passports are a popular marketing and tourism tool for communities with high concentrations of breweries. The idea is simple: Visit breweries and fill your passport book with stamps, which can...
April 2019
Finland has been named the happiest country on Earth for the second year in a row, according to the United Nations World Happiness Report for 2019. Finns are eager to share the keys to their...
April 2019
Why is Iceland no longer the hottest cold-weather destination? The truth is, nobody's totally sure.
April 2019
Jamaica’s tourism sector is experiencing an unprecedented start to the year with record-breaking arrival figures and earnings. “Jamaica continues to make an aggressive push in transforming the way we...
April 2019
Amazon has been making a lot of noise in the Middle East in the past two years - and it's catching the attention of travel marketers.
April 2019
Volunteering on vacation is one of the fastest growing travel trends in 2019, according to a recent survey from Travelocity, with one-in-four (27%) U.S. travelers reporting they plan to volunteer on...
April 2019
From shrinking airline seats and lavatories to cramped restaurants, tiny island puddle-jumpers and high off-road vehicles, plus-size travelers often find their journeys exceptionally difficult.
April 2019

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