Destinations International NewsBrief

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

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Belize is taking a measured approach in terms of its reopening strategy to work toward ensuring that the health and safety of its visitors takes center stage. "Belize's number one priority is making...
July 2020
British Columbia's tourism and hospitality sector believes it should receive more than one-third of a $1.5 billion COVID-19 recovery package pledged to the province by the federal government.
July 2020
Does the world see America now as a modern-day leper colony that needs to be contained? That may seem harsh, but right now most countries are more concerned with our disease than our dollars. With...
July 2020
With the EU's ban and the U.K.'s mandatory quarantine on American travelers, many of Europe’s hospitality players are bracing for the impact on hotel occupancy levels.
July 2020
Since the measured reopening of the state, the tourism industry is starting to see positive trends in employment, an increase in the average hotel occupancy rate and increased revenue and profit....
July 2020
Despite the disruptions in travel plans, 21% of Americans are still planning leisure travel this summer, with Gen Z making up a majority of this percentage. But how can advisors more effectively...
July 2020
Destinations International's 2020 Virtual Annual Convention streamed over two days vividly illustrated the challenges and upside of the state of what the organization dubbed The Great Interruption—a...
July 2020
Event and tourism industry professionals aren't about to sit out this pandemic, as evidenced by the number of meetings, webinars and conventions taking place virtually these past few months. Among...
July 2020
The Bahamas reopened tourism to all on July 1, however, due to the amount of new COVID-19 cases, The Bahamas has made the call to close its airports and seaports to passengers coming from the U.S.
July 2020
Before COVID-19, medical tourism—which Advisory Board defines as the practice of patients traveling outside the market where they reside to receive care—was a significant source of revenue for some...
July 2020

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