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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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
Sweden has worked hard to attract more Chinese travelers this year, but it hasn’t been an easy road. With the release of Visit Stockholm’s WeChat mini-program, “Explore Stockholm,” on April 1, the...
April 2019
Visit Mesa is the country's first-ever destination marketing organization designated as a 'Certified Autism Center' by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (...
April 2019
Consumers are turning to new forms of media for trip recommendations - creating an increasingly complex digital marketing ecosystem. While marketers have their work cut out when navigating these...
April 2019
California has banned state-funded travel to South Carolina due to what it considers discriminatory practices against members of the LGBTQ community.
April 2019

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