Destinations International NewsBrief

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

With information gathered from leading sources, the weekly publication aims to tackle today's more pressing industry issues. Destination International's NewsBrief includes the latest from the travel and tourism industry including news on specific destination organizations and leading professionals, tools and trends such as best practices and technology, and important association updates from Destinations International.

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Dominican Republic’s tourism industry has been rocked to its core in 2019, following the high-profile deaths of at least 10 U.S. citizens that prompted a downward spiral in the number of visitors to...
October 2019
There is an increasing sense of desperation coming from the travel industry in Hong Kong as protests continue into their fourth month and the destination’s once-mighty travel industry continues its...
October 2019
It's become a familiar story — destination marketing organizations across the country are facing funding cuts and seeing their value called into question by politicians, government officials and even...
October 2019
VISIT FLORIDA last year got a reprieve from the budget block last session, but only through 2020. Virginia Haley, president of Visit Sarasota County, takes over as chair for the state’s tourism...
October 2019
Travel to the U.S. continues to grow, but international arrivals are flat. According to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI), travel to and in the U.S. grew 3% year over...
October 2019
Traditional marketing messages are often like a voice that comes out of nowhere. They're faceless, nameless and often devoid of true personality. We might remember the messages, but we don’t really...
October 2019
The promotional work of the state’s visitors bureaus is closely tied to the popular Pure Michigan tourism advertising campaign — which Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer eliminated recently from the...
October 2019
Travel review hub TripAdvisor introduced a data platform aimed at helping advertisers reach target audiences on Facebook and Instagram.
October 2019
The Paris Climate Agreement. The Iran nuclear deal. The Trans-Pacific Partnership. UNESCO. These are all international agreements or protocols the United States has pulled out of since President...
October 2019
The Mississippi Tourism Association (MTA) recognized the impact and accomplishments of the state's tourism industry at the Governor's Conference on Tourism held at the Trotter Convention Center in...
October 2019

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