Articles tagged “tourism boards”

Tourism

Ukraine Tourism to the Travel Industry: Scream You’re Against the War

Speak up against the war and stop doing business with Russia as many firms already have. That's the message that Ivan Liptuga, president of the National Tourism Organization of Ukraine, has for the travel industry.

Ukraine Tourism to the Travel Industry: Scream You’re Against the War

Tourism

U.S. and Canada Tourism Boards Show Slow Progress on Diversity

Bold leadership is what destination marketers need to shake up complacency when it comes to DEI. Maybe, as Skift guest columnist Carol Cain said back in December, it's more about changing who's in the DMO driver's seat?

U.S. and Canada Tourism Boards Show Slow Progress on Diversity

Tourism

Tourism Marketing Is Evolving Quickly With These New Priorities

Developing more innovative and stable sources of funding remains critical for this important, expanded destination management role to succeed. Some DMOs are on it, but many more continue to rely primarily on hotel bed taxes. Is the rapid return of travel dampening the sense of urgency?

Tourism Marketing Is Evolving Quickly With These New Priorities

Tourism

Los Angeles Tourism CEO Sees International Arrivals as Key to Full Recovery

As the U.S. prepares to reopen fully to the vaxxed, Los Angeles is seeing signs of demand from Canada, the UK and even Australia — proof that one of America's most popular cities is far from dead.

Los Angeles Tourism CEO Sees International Arrivals as Key to Full Recovery

Tourism

Stress Test for Destination Marketing Could Lead to Strategy Changes

A destination resilience assessment survey for U.S. tourism boards is launching this summer — just as visitors return and as tourism leaders continue to examine how they can build back stronger before the next crisis hits.

Stress Test for Destination Marketing Could Lead to Strategy Changes

Online Travel

Expedia CEO Shrugs Off Google’s New Data Tools as Competitive Threat

Given Google's global market clout, none of its product introductions and activities should be dismissed. But Expedia's CEO Peter Kern got feisty and made a good point that Expedia has transaction data, which can be more useful for hotels and tourism boards, than mere search data. Unless Google ups its booking game, and then all bets are off.

Expedia CEO Shrugs Off Google’s New Data Tools as Competitive Threat

Tourism

Google Debuts New Traveler Demand Tools for Hotels and Destinations Starting in Asia

Google's new tourism-oriented tools, two of which are open to non-customers, may be useful to small enterprises, and could help Google win new business.

Google Debuts New Traveler Demand Tools for Hotels and Destinations Starting in Asia

Hotels

How South African Tourism Can Get Its Mojo Back

South African tourism is on the decline. There are several factors at play, but given the diversity of experiences that can be had in this country of 58 million people, what's needed is a new and sharper narrative.

How South African Tourism Can Get Its Mojo Back

Tourism

Visit Florida Secures $50 Million Lifeline — For Now

The good news is that the Sunshine State’s official tourism marketing body can continue operations. The not-so-good news is that it’s only a one-year reprieve — and on a slashed budget, at that.

Visit Florida Secures $50 Million Lifeline — For Now

Tourism

New Orleans Tourism Agency Engages Minority Business Owners Who Demanded Inclusion

When minority business owners spoke up in New Orleans, the city’s tourism marketing corporation responded by admitting the oversight and hiring a diversity and inclusion consultant. Hopefully these measures will have a lasting impact.

New Orleans Tourism Agency Engages Minority Business Owners Who Demanded Inclusion