Destinations International NewsBrief

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

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Allianz Partners USA has released its 13th annual Vacation Confidence Index, predicting a 160 percent increase over last year's pandemic-stricken summer season and a surprising 50 percent increase...
June 2021
The European Union decided Wednesday to add the United States to its safe travel list, meaning it will be easier for American citizens to take a vacation in one of the 27 member states, two EU...
June 2021
Scrambling to save its tourism sector, Portugal said on Wednesday it would allow U.S. visitors into the country but added Nepal to a list of "red" nations amid worries about new coronavirus variants.
June 2021
While it seems likely that Switzerland will reopen soon—neighboring countries France and Italy already have—the Swiss government has yet to finalize its plan.
June 2021
Nearly 500 travel and tourism professionals — ranging from tour guides and outfitters to regional destination marketing organizations, chambers of commerce, lodging establishments to wineries and...
June 2021
CEO Steve Kaufer has explained that the lodging discounts come from asking hotels to take what would normally be a commission for selling a hotel, and instead passing it on to the subscriber as a...
June 2021
Last month, Yellowstone National Park saw the most visitors it has ever recorded for the month of May, with more than 483,100 people stopping by.
June 2021
The campaign, announced at a Tuesday press conference, will communicate the difference between professionally managed meetings and events and large gatherings. The press conference also introduced...
June 2021
The Biden administration is making progress toward reopening borders. According to the White House, it is creating "working groups" with Canada, the European Union, Mexico, the U.K. and others to...
June 2021
Despite residents' protests, the number of tourists flooding into Barcelona soared over the past two decades, with nearly 12 million visiting the city of 1.6 million in 2019. But when COVID-19...
June 2021

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