Tag: Destination marketing

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau appoints Kara Franker, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 19:55

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) has announced the appointment of Kara Franker as Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications, effective immediately. Ms. Franker will lead ... Read More

Naumi Hotels expands its presence in Australasia, acquires The Dairy Private Hotel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 02:13

Naumi Hotels – Singapore-based private hotel owner and operator, announced today that it is expanding its presence in Australasia with the acquisition of business of The Dairy Private Hotel in ... Read More

Puerto Rico Tourism hungry for good news: Today best news in 8 years

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 5, 2019 08:12

Puerto Rico is hungry for good news after the island's tourism industry came to an all-time low after a devastating hurricane hit. Today at the IPW 2019 in Anaheim, Discover ... Read More

Okanagan Tourism in British Columbia preparing for summer crisis management

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 02:23

This tourist region in British Colombia, Canada is known as the Okanagan is a region It's known for its wineries and fruit orchards. The main city of Kelowna, on the ... Read More

St.Maarten hosts International Caribbean Airlift conference

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 03:09

The 4th annual Caribbean Aviation Meetup conference will be held June 11-13 on St.Maarten/St.Martin The conference is hosted by the tourism authorities of the two sides of the island, and ... Read More

4000 tourism leaders will meet at Uzakrota Travel Summit Istanbul

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 18:10

Uzakrota Travel Summit, an important international tourism sector event, will be organized for the 6th time in Istanbul. The Summit will take place at the Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus in Istanbul ... Read More

Cape Town to chair BestCities board

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 17:49

Corne Koch, Head of Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau, a division of WESGRO, has been elected to the role of board chair for BestCities Global Alliance. She will ... Read More

PATA Youth Symposium empowers the next generation of tourism leaders

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019 07:39

The PATA Youth Symposium, hosted by the Department of Tourism, Philippines, took place on the first day of the PATA Annual Summit 2019 on Thursday, May 9 at the Radisson ... Read More

Airbnb joins the European Travel Commission to promote healthy tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 19:22

Airbnb, the global community-driven end-to-end travel platform, has joined the European Travel Commission (ETC) as an Associate Member to support Europe as a travel destination and promote healthy tourism - ... Read More

EscapeMaker to host all women-led first-ever Virtual Agritourism Conference

editor editor- May 9, 2019 22:39

Fourteen women industry experts join forces to create an evergreen educational resource for innkeepers, farmers, winemakers, craft beverage producers and ag-related destinations to grow their businesses. EscapeMaker.com, a guide to ... Read More

Washington, DC Tourism: 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 01:30

Destination DC (DDC) today announced that Washington, DC attracted a record 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018, the ninth consecutive year for tourism growth. Elliott L. Ferguson, II, president and ... Read More

Brand USA propels tourism as economic driver

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 5, 2019 17:30

This year’s National Travel and Tourism Week, May 5-11, again celebrates the role of one of the most significant and vibrant industries in our country. Tourism, after all, is among ... Read More

Bermuda Tourism named Official Tourism Partner of US Open Tennis Championships

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2019 17:15

The Bermuda Tourism Authority, the official destination marketing organization for the island, and the United States Tennis Association (USTA), announced that Bermuda will be the exclusive tourism partner of the ... Read More

Uganda Tourism pushing their culture as key tourism USP

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 2, 2019 02:21

"The Alur Jonam Cultural Festival at Uganda Museum, Kampala, brought together the Alur and Jonam together to celebrate their culture. The foods, the dances and all the stories reminded Ugandans ... Read More

Salt Lake to host professionals who book thousands of meetings and conventions

editor editor- May 1, 2019 01:21

Just four years after hosting the annual meeting of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)—association professionals and industry partners responsible for booking thousands of meetings and conventions that generate ... Read More

ATM: Tourism crucial for reducing Saudi Arabia’s dependence on oil revenues

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 30, 2019 19:40

According to the experts speaking at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019, tourism will play a major role in reducing Saudi Arabia’s dependence on oil revenues. In a panel discussion titled ... Read More

Tourism boom: Travelers visit Puerto Rico at an unprecedented pace

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 30, 2019 00:20

Discover Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico's first-ever Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), announced today that 2019 Q1 lodging demand is on par with 2017 Q1 levels just fourteen months post-hurricane Maria, signaling ... Read More

Pittsburgh Tourism launches national marketing campaign

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 22:26

VisitPITTSBURGH introduced a new national marketing campaign, Pull Up A Chair, You Are Welcomed Here, that promotes Pittsburgh as a welcoming city. The campaign rolls out nationally today and with ... Read More

Puerto Rico Tourism: Out with the old, in with the new

editor editor- April 25, 2019 00:44

“Since our inception last July, we hit the ground running to accelerate the tourism economy,” said Brad Dean, CEO of Discover Puerto Rico. “This brand campaign follows a strong publicity ... Read More

Africa Tourism Leadership Forum: Next stop Durban

editor editor- April 16, 2019 02:47

Themed “Stimulating intra-Africa Travel through thought leadership,” the 2019 Africa Tourism Leadership Forum (ATLF) is the only Pan-African public-private tourism leadership dialogue platform that is convened, led, and hosted by ... Read More

Oxford Economics: Brand USA’s marketing initiatives drove record international visitor spending

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 18:35

Today, Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, announced that a study by Oxford Economics shows Brand USA’s marketing efforts are generating a high return on investment ... Read More

St. Kitts shines in US Roadshow 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019 16:01

A signature activity in US, the St. Kitts Tourism Authority conducted its 2nd annual Destination St. Kitts & Nevis US Roadshow 2019 from Monday, March 25 to Friday, March 29. ... Read More

WTTC Global Summit: Next stop San Juan

editor editor- April 5, 2019 20:48

Discover Puerto Rico, the Island’s first-ever and new Destination Marketing Organization, today announced that island will serve as the host for the World Travel & Tourism Council 2020 Global Summit, ... Read More

Ontario tourism sector set for Rural Tourism Symposium

editor editor- March 28, 2019 02:13

Tourism industry professionals from across Ontario will gather at Lang Pioneer Village in Keene this April for the second annual Rural Tourism Symposium. The one-day conference, with the theme “Redefining ... Read More

Maldives Tourism: Changes needed say local travel industry leaders

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- March 27, 2019 10:00

The Corporate Maldives blog recently published an interesting analysis of how tourism leaders in the Indian Ocean Island Republic think. The information sheds some light on what tourism professionals think, ... Read More

Tourisme Montréal celebrates excellence, pays tribute to Air Canada’s Calin Rovinescu

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 22, 2019 19:36

Leaders from Montréal's tourism industry were honored yesterday at the Distinction Awards, an annual gala celebrating innovative business strategies. The event, which took place at the Montreal Museum of Fine ... Read More

Record numbers of international LGBT+ travel industry exhibitors at ITB Berlin

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 4, 2019 15:05

ITB’s LGBT+ segment features the world’s largest exhibition of tourism products for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and diverse identities of any show in the world: from 6 to 10 March ... Read More

Puerto Rico Tourism beefs up online presence

editor editor- February 28, 2019 23:06

The new DiscoverPuertoRico.com offers a rich, multimedia content experience that inspires visitors to explore the entire Island while connecting them with local tourism businesses directly. Discover Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico’s ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association Board of Directors gets new members

editor editor- February 27, 2019 02:04

Camille Fergusson, the executive director of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) has been elected to the U.S. Travel Association’s Board of Directors as an At-Large Director, the ... Read More

U.S. Travel hires new Industry Relations VP

editor editor- February 25, 2019 21:04

The U.S. Travel Association this week announced its hiring of Angie Briggs as vice president of industry relations. Briggs comes to U.S. Travel from Miles Partnership, a consulting agency specializing ... Read More

Sierra Leone honors Dr. Jane Goodall, setting stage for tourism debut

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2019 20:25

Sierra Leone will welcome Dr. Jane Goodall (DBE, anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace), the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, during her three-day visit to the country, February 27 to ... Read More

Travel industry: Managing sustainable tourism growth in Europe

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 8, 2019 18:30

Delegates at the Conference on Managing Sustainable Tourism Growth in Europe, organized this week by the European Travel Commission (ETC), were faced with an urgent call to achieve a balance ... Read More

Seychelles represented at FITUR the International Tourism Trade fair in Madrid

editor editor- February 4, 2019 23:36

Destination Seychelles kicked off the year on a good note in Spain, as it makes its presence count at the International Tourism Fair organized by IFEMA, FITUR, held in the ... Read More

Dominica: Strong 4th quarter performance signals tourism recovery

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2019 18:25

The months of October to December 2018 produced arrivals of 22,178 from all source markets to Dominica, representing 35.3 % of total stay-over arrivals for the year which stood at ... Read More

Cayman Islands breaking tourist records

editor editor- January 26, 2019 01:49

The Cayman Islands has maintained its market share with another year of record-breaking statistical arrivals. Read More

Africa Travel and Tourism: Trends for the New Year

editor editor- January 8, 2019 02:40

Players in the travel and tourism ecosystem in Africa travel look forward to 2019 with full optimism. Read More