Destinations International NewsBriefs

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

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Eventbrite polled 1,200 event creators on its platform on industry trends and their experiences managing events in 2018. While half of those polled said they expect their budget for 2019 to remain...
January 2019
A new feature for Google Assistant will allow travelers to use the voice agent to check in for flights, the company announced at CES.
January 2019
With limited space and beds, Tourism New Zealand, the country’s marketing body, must balance the country’s booming tourism industry with practical sustainability.
January 2019
A new report from JetBlue and The Nature Conservancy uses artificial intelligence to evaluate what impact natural resources have on tourism.
January 2019
The Philippine government is considering reducing the number of port calls by international cruise ships on Boracay Island, a major tourism destination in the country, in a bid to protect its...
January 2019
To help brands fine-tune their marketing messages on the platform, Pinterest has categorized “travel pinners” into five personas.
January 2019
Destinations with a distinct character are finding ways to take advantage of their identity while evolving, presenting themselves as platforms for both business innovation and leisure fun.
January 2019
The government shutdown is affecting leisure travel, with 16 percent of Americans canceling or planning to cancel a vacation because of the shutdown, according to a MMGY survey.
January 2019
Total travel to or within the U.S. grew 3 percent year over year in November, according to the U.S. Travel Association's Travel Trends Index. For domestic travel, strong consumer confidence prompted...
January 2019
A growing number of travel advisers are reporting that virtual reality (VR) is helping them close sales more often and faster, and several said they're considering ways to put the technology in their...
January 2019

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