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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"Hardworking Americans whose livelihoods depend on travel and tourism cannot wait until after the election for relief," says U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. "The reality is that...
October 2020
After months of secretive testing, Amazon is unveiling "Amazon Explore," a new tech platform and marketplace that offers access to live virtual experiences with tour guides, store owners and other...
September 2020
Lisa Cummins, minister of tourism and international transport for Barbados, was appointed to that post on July 23, and she didn't take long to outline her vision of Barbados tourism.
September 2020
In a career defined by her inclusion in nearly every facet of Caribbean tourism, Sharon Flax-Brutus is now facing one of her greatest challenges. The Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands (BVI) native...
September 2020
We are at a time of significant change in our industry and around the world. We are in a time of crisis, a seminal moment, a defining moment. We are at a watershed, a decision point, an inflection...
September 2020
Colombia has long emphasized sustainability. Now the country sees responsible tourism as the smartest way out of our current crisis.
September 2020
The state's pre-travel testing program is set to launch next month, but other destinations with similar programs have struggled to keep COVID-19 cases from spiking.
September 2020
Kevin Bate, former senior director of business development, has been promoted to Simpleview's vice-president of global sales. During his 15-year tenure at Simpleview, Bate has worked as part of the...
September 2020
Working from home has become the new normal for many of us due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While some have struggled to adapt to this new working mode, others have come to the welcome realization that...
September 2020
Thailand will receive its first foreign vacationers when a flight from China arrives next week, marking the gradual restart of a vital tourism sector battered by coronavirus travel curbs, a senior...
September 2020

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