Empowering local economies through Tourism

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How can blockchain technology improve the travel and tourism industry?

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According to robust data, the travel and tourism industry is the second-fastest-growing sector in the world, after manufacturing. The World Travel and Tourism […]. The post How can blockchain technology improve the travel and tourism industry? Future General Technology Uncategorized airports blockchain cryptocurrency digital currency technology tourism transactions travel

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Tourism in Barcelona the impact of events

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Barcelona is anything but happy with the continued rise in tourism and I wondered, what role do event planners play? Barcelona is Europe’s third most popular destination city, with tourism, in part driven by congresses and other business events. The tourism industry relies on planners bringing their events to the city. Tourism in Barcelona is driven by the number of large international congresses. Ethics Tourism

8 #Hoteltech Trends Disrupting Hospitality and Tourism

EventMB

Here we look at 8 hoteltech trends currently disrupting hospitality and tourism. The post 8 #Hoteltech Trends Disrupting Hospitality and Tourism by EventMB Team appeared first on [link]. Room service? There’s an app for that. Consumer demands are changing and hoteltech is responding. For many years, the process of booking into a hotel and accessing its benefits during a stay has remained largely unchanged. Although room and resource booking have been […].

Hong Kong Tourism Board resumes market promotions to attract visitors

Event Industry News

Looking ahead, COVID-19 has transformed the global tourism landscape, resulting in a new normal for the industry. The HKTB will take the opportunity to review Hong Kong’s tourism positioning and will continue to seek to attract high-yield visitors.

Cashless payments and loyalty programs in hospitality & tourism

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The post Cashless payments and loyalty programs in hospitality & tourism appeared first on Oveit.com. Access management Bussiness Oveit Features cashless payments hospitality hotels local businesses loyalty resorts tourismIt is already known for quite some time that cash is not a preferred way of paying for goods and services nowadays. More […].

Despacito Hitmaker Luis Fonsi Named Face of Puerto Rico Tourism

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Photo credit: The Puerto Rico Tourism Board. Now, Luis Fonsi is telling you “how they do it down in Puerto Rico” as the face of Puerto Rico Tourism Company’s international tourism campaign. Ricky Martin has appeared in previous ad campaigns to promote Puerto Rico tourism. The post Despacito Hitmaker Luis Fonsi Named Face of Puerto Rico Tourism appeared first on Smart Meetings. Labor Day weekend marks the un-official end of summer.

Accessible tourism conference comes to South Yorkshire

Event Industry News

A tourism conference will take place in the Dearne Valley next month to discuss the opportunities for improving access for disabled people. The one-day ‘Dearne Valley Access Exchange’ conference will bring experts together from the tourism industry across the UK to discuss the opportunities for enhanced accessibility in the area. If you own a cafe, pub, accommodation or attraction and work in tourism, leisure or hospitality then this is for you.

Millennial Event Tourism – The Stats

Eventbrite

Exciting new research commissioned by Eventbrite looks at the millennial approach to event tourism. The post Millennial Event Tourism – The Stats appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog. April Event Management Event Marketing Event Planning Event Trends Festival Infographic Leadership / Management Marketing Operations / Logistics Owner Promoter Sales Ticket Sales Event tourism Millennials

3 Major Challenges Facing Travel and Tourism

PCMA Convene

Guevara Manzo highlighted WTTC members’ greatest concerns for the travel and tourism sector, based on a recent survey: 1. Travel and tourism has great potential for growth, with potential for millions of jobs to be created in G20 countries,” the report on the forum summarized, “if industry organizations work collectively with governments to minimize repetitive identity and document checking” Manzo cited an increased use of biometrics as a potential solution to this issue.

Medical Meetings Propel Philadelphia Tourism

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A direct beneficiary of this activity has been the medical meetings industry , helping propel hospitality and tourism to Philadelphia’s third largest industry. The post Medical Meetings Propel Philadelphia Tourism appeared first on Smart Meetings. Philadelphia’s legacy of innovation is 250 years in the making, especially when it comes to the life sciences. We are home to America’s first hospital and its oldest and largest urban research park.

Is Cannabis Tourism the Next Big Thing

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Five or 10 years ago, the term “cannabis tourism” was virtually nonexistent. Few know that better than Michael Gordon, owner of Seattle-based travel company Kush Tourism. After spending years working for adventure sports publications under the GrindMedia umbrella (Canoe & Kayak and POWDER magazines), Gordon left the publishing industry and connected with his current business partner, Chase Nobles, to found Kush Tourism in 2013.

Cheltenham launches new initiative to capitalise on £8billion business tourism market

Event Industry News

Cheltenham has today launched a new initiative to support the recovery and growth of the town’s vital and highly valuable business tourism market. Business tourism contributed more than £8billion to the UK economy in 2018.

Virginia Tourism Launches LGBT Campaign

SmartMeetings

The new LGBT campaign is being launched by Virginia Tourism Corporation as part of recommendations offered by Governor Terry McAuliffe’s LGBT Tourism Task Force. “We are thrilled to offer this new resource for the LGBT community, their friends and their families to help them plan the perfect vacation in Virginia,” said Rita McClenny, president and CEO of Virginia Tourism Corporation. The post Virginia Tourism Launches LGBT Campaign appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Tourism Decline: Spillover Effect on Meetings?

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pcma.org. A new report reveals that the United States is losing appeal for international tourists, which raises the question of how the country is perceived among international delegates. pcma ). Read More. Industry Trends News Junkie

Dennie O’Connor on How to Be a Tourism Superstar

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Bermudian entrepreneur Dennie O’Connor was recently named the 2019 International Certified Tourism Ambassador of the Year. For more than 25 years, Dennie O’Connor has exemplified what Bermuda hospitality is all about,” says Karla Lacey, CTA, chief operating officer of the Bermuda Tourism Authority. We asked O’Connor his thoughts on what it takes to be a great tourism ambassador.

How Houston Smashed Tourism Records in 2016

SmartMeetings

In 2015, Visit Houston announced an ambitious initiative to boost tourism to the region. The post How Houston Smashed Tourism Records in 2016 appeared first on Smart Meetings. Marriott Marquis Houston’s lazy river. Boosted by hosting Super Bowl LI and several other factors, Houston welcomed 20.5 million visitors during 2016. The city’s 17.3 million domestic travelers and 3.2 million international visitors helped support 140,000 jobs and contributed $16.5

Global Tourism Industry Continues Robust Growth

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The robust growth was experienced in all world regions, fueled by solid demand from major source markets, according to the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer report. travelpulse.com. TravelPulse ). Read More. Industry Trends News Junkie

Events Industry Board Holds Online Leaders Panel With Tourism Minister

Event Industry News

Over twenty CEOs from many of the UK’s leading destinations, event venues and creative agencies met online last week as part of the UK Events Industry Board’s Leaders Panel to discuss the government’s support for the UK’s £70bn business events sector with Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage, Nigel Huddleston MP.

San Francisco Sets 2016 Tourism Records

SmartMeetings

No doubt bolstered by the Super Bowl, which took place in the Bay Area last February, San Francisco achieved 2016 tourism records for the seventh consecutive year, according to San Francisco Travel. million day visitors, setting 2016 tourism records with increases at 2.3 San Francisco continues to be a major international destination and established 2016 tourism records in several categories. percent for 2016 tourism records. Moscone Center.

Just So Festival receives award for Sustainable Tourism

Event Industry News

Cheshire’s Just So Festival has been awarded the ‘Sustainable Tourism’ Award at the 14 th annual Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards. At the 2016 event the festival received a ‘Tourism Experience of the Year’ award. The post Just So Festival receives award for Sustainable Tourism appeared first on Event Industry News. The winners were announced last Thursday (September 13th) in an awards ceremony at Chester’s Carden Park Hotel.

California’s Tourism Industry Unites in Wake of Wildfires

PCMA Convene

With the devastating California wildfires largely contained, the state’s tourism industry is coming together to support those who were impacted. travelpulse.com. TravelPulse ). Read More. Places & Spaces News Junkie

Travel Portland Launches 6-Year Tourism Plan to Become DMMO

Connect Your Meetings

At the same time, we were also looking at how our city is a popular place and how it is growing, beyond just tourism. The DMMO master plan is about us wanting to be intentional and strategic about how we are actually promoting tourism, meetings and conventions in a manageable way. The post Travel Portland Launches 6-Year Tourism Plan to Become DMMO appeared first on Connect Association.

Leading Sonoma County Tourism After the Fires

PCMA Convene

29, Claudia Vecchio, the director of the Nevada Department of Tourism & Cultural Affairs, accepted an offer to become CEO of the Sonoma County Tourism. 1, moving from helping Nevada’s tourism community respond after the shooting to leading Sonoma County’s tourism industry as it recovers from the impact of the fires. 3 — her third day on the job at Sonoma County Tourism. I’ve dealt with a number of crises in my career in tourism and public relations.

Hong Kong Tourism Board strengthens support for MICE in response to new industry norms after pandemic

Event Industry News

Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) held an online MICE Tourism Update attended by around 740 industry partners on 25th May 2020 (Monday) to introduce a multi-pronged recovery plan for the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions (MICE) industry. Conference News Exhibition News Featured News UK and Europe US and Canada conferences exhibitions Hong Kong Tourism Board incentive travel meetings MICE

Protected: Puerto Rico’s Tourism and Events Industry Thriving in the Wake of Hurricane Maria

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To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: Puerto Rico’s Tourism and Events Industry Thriving in the Wake of Hurricane Maria appeared first on PCMA Convene. This content is password protected. Destinations Places + Spaces

Las Vegas, Los Angeles Break Tourism Records

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The 2016 numbers are starting to roll in, and it’s is looking like last year was huge for tourism records as evidenced by reports from Las Vegas and Los Angeles this week. Tourism generates nearly $52 billion annually in Southern Nevada and the Las Vegas valley. million visitors in 2016, breaking tourism records for the sixth consecutive year. president and CEO of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. Bliss Dance by Barry Toranto, Las Vegas.

Los Cabos Is a Model for Mexico’s Events Industry After Tourism Board Closure

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Cities in Mexico are looking to Los Cabos as a model to ramp up their own events industry in the wake of the closure of the country's tourism board. Hilton resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. Thomas Hawk / Flickr Skift Take: Los Cabos' name recognition and infrastructure give it a huge advantage, so it makes sense that it emerged as a leader in the events space. Still, the city's reworked meetings strategy has important info for other destinations.

Business Visits and Events included on the Tourism Industry Council

Event Industry News

The Tourism Industry Council has added representation from the business visits and events sector as it steps up its collaboration between Government and the tourism industry to further focus on improving the tourism sector including jobs, transport and deregulation. The post Business Visits and Events included on the Tourism Industry Council appeared first on Event Industry News.

President Bill Clinton on the Impact of Travel and Tourism

Connect Your Meetings

While in front of the audience of meeting and hospitality officials, Clinton took a moment to talk about the role the travel and tourism industry plays in the economy. Clinton made three points about the industry, specifically on how world events can affect travel and tourism. “If On climate change: “If the waters continue to rise, it will affect Florida most severely in our country, but it will have a very destructive impact on the whole travel and tourism industry,” he explained.

Birmingham’s tourism sector hails Commonwealth Games 2022 announcement

Event Industry News

Birmingham named Commonwealth Games host city in 2022, with anticipated economic boost of £526 million to the West Midlands region City and region expecting between 500,000 and one million additional Games visitors during 11-day sporting event Tourism bodies across Birmingham have welcomed the news that the city will host the Commonwealth Games in 2022. The post Birmingham’s tourism sector hails Commonwealth Games 2022 announcement appeared first on Event Industry News.

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Don Staley Takes Charge at Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports

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Don Staley, new CEO and president at Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports , thought he’d be a soccer coach forever. But you can’t take the coach out of Staley, who spent the past three years as executive director of Foley Sports Tourism Complex after building the sports events market at Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports. The post Don Staley Takes Charge at Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports appeared first on Connect Association.

How Paragon Events Reinvented the Global Tourism Summit

Cvent

In 2018, the Events team at Paragon Events took over the newly rebranded Global Tourism Summit from a previous organization. The post How Paragon Events Reinvented the Global Tourism Summit appeared first on Cvent Blog. With a complete revamp of the summit in mind, they needed a strategic rollout plan to increase attendance by at least 33%. “When we took over, they were using multi-products on a different platform,” explains Manager of Meetings and Events Katherine Stokoe. “We

London accelerator programme extended to support tourism and business event startups through global pandemic

Event Industry News

Startups in London’s tourism and business event sectors are now being encouraged to apply to the London & Partners’ Business Growth Programme. Launching in late June, the accelerator programme’s Summer Cohort will support companies in tourism and business events, creative, urban, life sciences, financial, business services and technology industries, as well as in the Impact (purpose-driven) sector as originally planned.

Mexico Tourism Board Expected to Close All International Offices

PCMA Convene

Travel Weekly. According to multiple sources, the New York, Tokyo, and Berlin offices will be shuttered by the end of the quarter, and Miami will close in May or June. Travel Weekly ). Read More. News Junkie Places & Spaces

Protected: UNWTO’s Sustainable Tourism Conference Creates Economic Growth in Montego Bay

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To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: UNWTO’s Sustainable Tourism Conference Creates Economic Growth in Montego Bay appeared first on PCMA Convene. This content is password protected. Destinations Places + Spaces

Most of Anchorage’s Tourism Infrastructure Is Open

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Travel Weekly. Anchorage-area businesses and residents are in recovery mode, four days after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck 7 miles north of Alaska’s largest city. Travel Weekly ). Read More. Places & Spaces News Junkie

San Antonio Considering New Hotel Fee to Boost Tourism Efforts

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San Antonio Express-News. If approved, the fee is expected to generate about $10.4 million in its first year, which would be used to promote San Antonio as a convention and tourist destination. ( San Antonio Express-News ). Read More. Places & Spaces News Junkie

SEC retains Gold Award for Green Tourism Business Scheme

Event Industry News

The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) has retained its Gold Award for the Green Tourism Business Scheme, having continued to excel in sustainability practices across the venue. The Green Tourism Business Scheme began in 1997 and aims to encourage and enable people to make sustainable choices that reduce their impact on the planet. The post SEC retains Gold Award for Green Tourism Business Scheme appeared first on Event Industry News.

New Jersey May Make It Legal to Bet on Esports Events in Bid for Tourism Dollars

Skift

This March 31, 2017, photo shows a competitive video game tournament underway at Caesars casino in Atlantic City, N.J. In March 2020, a New Jersey state Assembly committee advanced a bill Thursday, March 5, 2020, that would explicitly allow for betting on esports tournaments. Wayne Parry / Associated Press Skift Take: About a billion people worldwide will watch someone else play a video game this year, either online or in person.