Resident Sentiment Study

Longwoods International’s Resident Sentiment research looks at public perceptions from all sides, including the positives and negatives of economic development, environmental impacts, over-tourism, quality of life and other areas. This type of research provides destinations with a unique opportunity to create a well-informed engagement strategy with local residents on the subject of tourism in their communities. By understanding where public opinion lies from both positive and negative perspectives, destinations can work more effectively with local partners to increase support for tourism development efforts.


Andreas Weissenborn

Vice President of Research and Advocacy
Destinations International

Introduced to the world of destination organizations by a random internship application to Visit Baltimore (then known as Baltimore Area Convention & Visitors Association), Andreas Weissenborn began an unexpected career into hospitality that left him with a continued passion towards the tourism industry.

Weissenborn spent just short of 11 years with Visit Baltimore helping with its Research, Technology, and Information Systems across the organization. In 2017, he joined the Association on behalf of a Destinations International Foundation initiative to be a dedicated research source for Destinations International.

As part of his responsibilities, include supporting our core advocacy and research initiatives such as the community shared value, the tourism lexicon, the event impact calculator, and various reporting platforms, and our belief of destination promotion being a common good for the greater good.

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