Destinations International NewsBrief

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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
According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, today travel and tourism supports one in 10 jobs worldwide and generates 10.4% of the world’s GDP — valued at $8.8 trillion. Much of the...
October 2019
When Gregg Shapiro took the stage at St. Louis’ Ballpark Village on July 23, he had the rare opportunity to combine two very different passions. The co-founder, chief creative officer, and...
October 2019
Baton Rouge’s tourism industry needs to do a better job of communicating its value, according to an international industry expert who spoke today at Visit Baton Rouge’s Travel & Tourism Forum.
October 2019
Like all forms of travel, business travel is constantly evolving. New trends arise, and with them, new challenges. If you’ve been in the business travel landscape for a while, you’ve likely...
October 2019
Tourism “pledges” to promote respect for local customs and natural resources have proliferated in recent years. But whether these largely voluntary vows have changed behaviors is hard to track.
September 2019
In a world where planners are facing increasing demands and shrinking budgets, Smart Meetings asked Don Welsh, president and CEO of Destinations International, how his members can help event...
September 2019
Not as many people as the Caribbean nation would like are privy to the fact that a large portion of the Bahamas was unaffected by Hurricane Dorian. The onus is now on the tourism-dependent country to...
September 2019

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