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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Booking a venue for a small meeting often requires event planners to fill out a lengthy request-for-proposal. Then there are the numerous back-and-forth emails between the planner and the venue,...
August 2019
National parks and public lands across the country have seen an explosion in tourism in part due to the rise of social media and geo-tagging. However, amid the influx of crowds, there is a desperate...
August 2019
Sri Lanka announced Wednesday it will give a one-month free visa on arrival to visitors from nearly 50 countries in its latest effort to revive the island nation's lucrative tourism industry that was...
August 2019
“Sustainability will become the absolute forefront of all destination marketing efforts moving forward, especially as tourism stakeholders are demanding greater accountability from destination...
August 2019
TripAdvisor launches sponsored content options for DMOs. The new destination sponsorship offering sits within the destination-focused travel feed and would be visible to users specifically searching...
August 2019
The president and CEO of Visit Pittsburgh, Craig T. Davis, has been named the 2019-2020 term chairman of Destinations International. The announcement was made at DI's annual conference, which was...
August 2019
If anyone doubted that Venice’s city officials would take breaches of their newly-introduced rules lying down, the news that two German visitors have been punished for transgressing underlines how...
August 2019
Tourism pledges are commonly thought of as a way to improve visitor behavior. But done right, they can also potentially help attract a desirable kind of traveler: one who cares about the environment...
July 2019
Destination marketers are increasingly focusing their messages on interests such as culture or cuisine, often in the hope of luring visitors off the beaten path.
July 2019
The Dominican Republic's Ministry of Tourism is rolling out new safety measures in an effort to calm the fears of Americans traveling to the Caribbean island, according to the ministry's chief of...
July 2019

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