Destinations International NewsBrief

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French unions regularly shut down trains and blocked streets this past fall. In Hong Kong, clashes between protesters and the local police escalated late in 2019. Meanwhile, pro-independence...
January 2020
Year to date through November, hotel data company STR reported that revenue per available room (RevPAR) across Mexico was down 6.6%, to $69.11. Concurrently, average daily rate (ADR) slipped 3.8%,...
January 2020
In 1936, The Evening News in Rockhampton wrote: "The time has arrived when Australians must decide whether or not they will accept responsibility for the perpetuation of the koala […]" It seems...
January 2020
The former president of Visit Pensacola has officially taken the seat as the new CEO of Visit St. Pete/Clearwater. Steve Hayes, who accepted the role as president in October, started in his new...
January 2020
North Dakota Tourism unveiled its new marketing materials and destination marketing strategies inviting visitors to Be Legendary in 2020. The new campaign encourages visitors to experience North...
January 2020
Laguna Beach is turning the wellness trend into an experience, leading visitors on a destination-wide trail called the Pathway to Zen. "Laguna Beach was founded as an artist colony back in the late...
January 2020
Former slave plantations have long been crucial to the tourism infrastructure of the American South. They attract lots of events and tour groups, in part because many stakeholders market them as...
January 2020
Another earthquake struck Puerto Rico early Tuesday, a 6.4 quake that is the latest in a series to affect the southern part of the U.S. territory. The U.S. Geological Survey said there were numerous...
January 2020
The State of Alabama’s tourism department, in conjunction with the marketing company Luckie, recently won an award for the marketing campaign promoting the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. The official...
January 2020
Megatrends is our largest collective editorial undertaking of the year with planning beginning back during the summer. We strive each year to bring you smarter, big-picture trends that will shape...
January 2020

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