Destinations International NewsBrief

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The Tokyo Olympics, postponed in 2020 during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, are facing increasing hurdles in putting on a 2021 show. The latest troubling sign for the Summer Games came...
May 2021
Ron Price has been named president and CEO of Visit Phoenix. He brings 25 years of experience in the tourism industry, most recently serving as president and CEO of the Arlington (Texas) CVB.
May 2021
National tourism agency VisitBritain/VisitEngland brought tourism industry leaders together at its annual review event on May 25 to set out its priorities to support the sector to recover and rebuild...
May 2021
Save for brief re-openings last summer and Christmas, Irelands bars, restaurants and hotels have been largely shut since March 2020. Now, as the vaccination campaign gathers pace, hotel managers...
May 2021
As America reopens, more than 37 million people are expected to travel for the Memorial Day holiday weekend — a big boost from last year's record low.
May 2021
Over the weekend, the carrier extended the season for a slew of leisure-focused routes, giving travelers more time to explore some of the top outdoor destinations in the U.S.
May 2021
Boris Johnson will press ahead with unlocking England on May 17. Large events and sporting fixtures will be allowed to resume with a reduced capacity for spectators, and weddings and funerals will be...
May 2021
With Hawaii set to allow its fully vaccinated state residents to bypass COVID-19 testing and 10-day quarantines on May 11, the destination's tourism industry is preparing for an influx of inter-...
May 2021
In a departure from its most recent projection in January, STR and Tourism Economics upgraded their latest 2021 U.S. hotel forecast due to better-than-expected demand in the first quarter.
May 2021
Italy's gorgeous island of Capri is now "COVID-free," the governor of the region announced over the weekend, thanks to a robust vaccination campaign. The declaration comes as about 80% of Capri's 15,...
May 2021

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