Destinations International NewsBrief

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A visit to the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando looks much different in the era of COVID-19, but thanks to reduced capacity at the parks, mandatory face mask usage and social distancing, it...
July 2020
Due to ongoing coronavirus outbreaks in several states, Hawaii Governor David Ige announced a delay in previously announced plans to allow trans-Pacific travelers to skip quarantine if they test...
July 2020
Hong Kong Disneyland was the second Disney park to reopen, welcoming park goers June 18 with limited capacity and increased health and safety measures. It is now the first to shut its gates again...
July 2020
While nationwide hotel occupancy is nowhere near pre-pandemic levels, Carter Wilson, a senior vice president of consulting and analytics for the hotel research company STR, says that people are...
July 2020
Bars return to Phase 1 restrictions under the state's reopening plans, meaning those without food had to close, except for curbside pickup, where applicable.
July 2020
Destinations International's 2020 Virtual Annual Conference streamed over two days vividly illustrated the challenges and upside of the state of what the organization dubbed The Great Interruption —...
July 2020
Following the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others, Black members of the meetings industry speak out about their experiences and what needs to happen to make real changes.
July 2020
An online tourism campaign that uses colourful language to urge people to stay away from regional Victoria has raised the ire of some of the regions it's trying to promote.
July 2020
Clark and Subic have been urged to jump-start the recovery of sports tourism in the country with the relaxing of different modes of community quarantine brought about by COVID-19.
July 2020
Where can you go this summer? That's a simple question with a complicated answer. The reason: There hasn't been a definitive guide to summer travel bans — at least until now.
July 2020

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