Destinations International NewsBrief

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

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Hilton has closed about 150 hotels in China in response to the growing coronavirus crisis, taking 33,000 rooms out of commission, Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta. The hotel industry could end up having to...
February 2020
As a driver of one of Thailand's renowned "tuk tuk" motorised rickshaws, Amonchai Laodoungdee is used to busy days ferrying tourists around Bangkok, but recently he waited for four hours at a...
February 2020
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has taken a sporty spin to its destination marketing efforts in Japan, where it hopes to position the kingdom as a year-round “world-class international sports...
February 2020
Visit Salt Lake has appointed Kaitlin Eskelson as its new president and CEO, a position that has been vacant since Scott Beck left in October to lead Tourism Toronto. Eskelson will be charged with...
February 2020
Brand USA celebrated a big victory just before the holidays last year. Congress passed a seven-year extension of funding for the U.S. destination marketing organization, representing all 50 states,...
February 2020
South African tourism is on the decline. International tourist arrivals in 2019 is down 11.65 percent, or 1.25 million (10.47 million in 2018 versus 9.25 million in 2019), from 2018, according to...
February 2020
Digitalization and sustainability are two topics that are currently of decisive importance in the global tourism industry. They are key for tourism professionals everywhere, regardless which market...
February 2020
One of the Caribbean’s smallest nations is experiencing significant tourism growth. Visitor arrivals in Montserrat increased 14 percent year-over-year in 2019, and this was the first time since the...
February 2020
It seems almost quaint to think that, not too long ago, the job of tourism boards and destination marketers could be described so simply: Get more people to visit your destination. In an age where...
February 2020
It seems nothing can stop international tourism, except maybe coronavirus. But even the damage caused by the virus to the tourist industry may be fleeting, as international travel keeps growing. How...
February 2020

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