Destinations International NewsBrief

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

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As leaf-peepers descend on Vermont, the state's largest city said it hopes increased traveler numbers will be one component in its long-term economic recovery from the effects of the COVID-19...
October 2021
Ireland has been open to U.S. travelers since mid-July, with fully vaccinated Americans able to skip testing and quarantine restrictions. (Unvaccinated Americans, however, remain subject to pre- and...
October 2021
Japan's new tourism minister said Tuesday he will consider when to resume the government's "Go To Travel" subsidy program for the promotion of domestic tourism that has been hit by the coronavirus...
October 2021
According to a new report from Amex Trendex, which surveyed consumers across seven countries, "wellcations" (vacations geared towards improving one's mental health or wellbeing) are marking the top...
October 2021
Paychex and IHS Markit shared the latest jobs and wage data as part of the release of its monthly Small Business Employment Watch, and findings show that the leisure and hospitality sectors rank...
October 2021
Panama announced the launch of its new tourism brand platform anchored by the tagline "Live for More." The brand is a beacon of Panamanian pride, rooted in the country's sustainable tourism vision...
October 2021
Foreign tourism to Spain rose rapidly in August as looser travel restrictions tempted back summer sunseekers though visitor numbers remained at around half their pre-pandemic levels, official...
October 2021
Thailand will look to impose a tourism fee next year, intended to subsidize tourism-related projects. The 500-baht fee (about $14) will be for a "tourism transformation fund," which will help the...
October 2021
The U.K. says it will seek to regularly expand new international travel rules to more countries as a simplified travel regime took effect Monday.
October 2021
The One-Stop Pilot Program Act (H.R. 4094) won House approval by a voice vote on Sept. 29 and has now been received in the Senate, where it will be heard by the transportation committee.
October 2021

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