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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A record 49 million Americans are projected to travel during the Fourth of July holiday weekend from July 3-7, according to AAA. That is a 4.1% increase from the prior year and the highest number of...
June 2019
You might think with the amount of pop culture, global headlines, and power and influence America exports to the rest of the world, it wouldn’t need a marketing department. But Brand USA, the public-...
June 2019
While international tensions simmer, Visit California is extending an olive branch to the Middle East. The action is part of Visit California’s initiative to drive ultra-luxury travel to the state.
June 2019
The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced its concerns for travelers heading to Europe as the number of measles cases around the world continues to rise.
June 2019
"The Dominican Republic is a safe country," Francisco Javier Garcia, the minister of tourism in the Dominican Republic, told reporters.
June 2019
Chile's Easter Island has been drawing tourists to the southeastern Pacific for decades but lately, mass tourism and some bad behavior exhibited by visitors have threatened the destination's future.
June 2019
Research shows that just 13 percent of DMO revenue comes from hotel taxes and fees, so organizations are doubling down on these new digital promotion strategies: social media, search engines, digital...
June 2019
From what to do and where to go, Facebook IQ notes that nearly 96% of travelers explore Instagram to get their dose of daily travel inspiration. And that inspiration translates directly to revenue.
June 2019
The Las Vegas Conventions & Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has significantly expanded its China engagement through launching Chinese video and social media accounts.
June 2019
While on vacation, consumers are more likely to use their smartphones to find fun activities than to plan accommodations — which they likely booked before leaving home. Consumers cite finding fun...
June 2019

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