Destinations International NewsBrief

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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
Hundreds of hotels in Spain are facing imminent closure over the collapse of British travel giant Thomas Cook, the head of the Spanish hotel federation warned on Monday. "There are 500 hotels...
October 2019
It already has one of the highest tourist taxes in Europe. And from next year, Amsterdam will be requesting even more money from its visitors, potentially making it the highest on the continent...
October 2019
Cannes has been a hub for meetings and events since the Cannes Film Festival began in 1946. But, said Régis Faure, director of tourism for Cannes, the gatherings are moving beyond the convention...
October 2019

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