International Tourism Decline: Spillover Effect on Meetings?

PCMA Convene

A report from Tourism Economics reveals that, while international travel increased by six percent in 2018, the U.S. continued to lose market share last year as international travel expanded 6 percent globally across all world regions,” Adam Sacks, president of Tourism Economics, told Convene.

Tourism in Barcelona the impact of events

Gallus Events

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. 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.

Tourism Decline: Spillover Effect on Meetings?

PCMA Convene

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

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. Sixty-seven percent of WTTC members identified this as an important issue in the tourism and travel sector.

Trend Report: Tourism Brings Storytelling to Life

Smart Meetings

The winners of the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s annual video competition are examples of compelling storytelling at its finest. The post Trend Report: Tourism Brings Storytelling to Life appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Despacito Hitmaker Luis Fonsi Named Face of Puerto Rico Tourism

Smart Meetings

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.

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.

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

Medical Meetings Propel Philadelphia Tourism

Smart Meetings

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.

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.

Dubai Tourism Gets a Boost From Meetings

Smart Meetings

While business travel to the United States continues to decline—thanks to President Trump’s travel ban restricting travelers from certain, mostly Muslim countries—tourism to Dubai is picking up. Dubai Tourism’s 2016 tourism figures, released in February, show 14.9

How Houston Smashed Tourism Records in 2016

Smart Meetings

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.

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.

Virginia Tourism Launches LGBT Campaign

Smart Meetings

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. OutRVA was launched in 2014 with its own LGBT campaign, which was promoted by Richmond Region Tourism.

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.

Unified Tourism Voice: US is Open for Business

Smart Meetings

As the rest of the world welcomed more than 7 percent more international visitors in 2017, trips across the United States border fell by 4 percent, according to UN World Tourism Organization statistics. How Big of a Problem is the Decline in Tourism? Photo credit: U.S.

Birmingham’s tourism sector hails Commonwealth Games 2022 announcement

Event Industry News

The post Birmingham’s tourism sector hails Commonwealth Games 2022 announcement appeared first on Event Industry News.

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4 Ways to Boost U.S. Tourism Following Proposed Travel Ban

Smart Meetings

But a new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) suggests that growth will slow this year. In 2016, the United States accounted for 20 percent of global travel and tourism GDP contribution. Tourism Following Proposed Travel Ban appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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

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 post SEC retains Gold Award for Green Tourism Business Scheme appeared first on Event Industry News.

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. 3 — her third day on the job at Sonoma County Tourism. On Sept.

San Francisco Sets 2016 Tourism Records

Smart Meetings

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 Antonio Considering New Hotel Fee to Boost Tourism Efforts

PCMA Convene

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

Events to play major role in Tourism Sector Deal as it advances to next stage

Event Industry News

The government has signalled its intention to agree a landmark Tourism Sector Deal for the UK tourism industry in a bid to attract more domestic and overseas visitors and help drive major economic growth. Jeremy Wright, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has called for the wider tourism industry, which includes business visits and events, to show its commitment in promoting UK tourism throughout the year and not just in peak summer months.

Las Vegas, Los Angeles Break Tourism Records

Smart Meetings

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.

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

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. The post Don Staley Takes Charge at Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports appeared first on Connect Association.

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.

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

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

ICC Wales set to put Wales on international business tourism map

Event Industry News

Directors at the ICC Wales, in partnership with Welsh Government, have announced their ambition to put Wales firmly on the international business tourism stage now that final funding for the project has been secured and construction has commenced.

Defeat of Bathroom Bill Saved $7.4 Billion Tourism Economy, Says VisitDallas CEO

Smart Meetings

Jones predicted that if the bathroom bill had passed, it would have crippled the Texas tourism economy. Billion Tourism Economy, Says VisitDallas CEO appeared first on Smart Meetings. More than 26.7 million people visited Dallas in 2016, adding an estimated $7.4

April 21, 2017: Tourism Industry Concerned Trump Will Cause Decline in U.S. Visitors, Coachella to Offer More Local Passes After Ticket Debacle, Esports One Step Closer to Becoming Olympic Event

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TOURISM INDUSTRY CONCERNED TRUMP WILL CAUSE DECLINE IN U.S. VISITORS: While some foreigners are visiting America to see Trump

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Trump Travel Slump Is Here, Numbers Say

Smart Meetings

The Sunshine State, and other states in the South and West, depend on meetings attendees and other tourism from abroad in winter months, and now U.S. More potential disaster has been spotted on the horizon for poor Florida—and the rest of the country, for that matter.

June 7, 2017: C.F.D.A. Awards Highlight Immigrants in American Fashion, Trump Tweets Will Continue to Hurt U.S. Tourism, Facebook Live Launches Third-Party Closed Captioning

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C.F.D.A. AWARDS HIGHLIGHT IMMIGRANTS IN AMERICAN FASHION: The annual Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards took place in

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Asking for help

Conferences that Work

But sometimes, I need to practice transformational tourism. Tourism is fun, but rarely transformative. Transformation tourism , Seth Godin. Facilitating Change asking for help help Seth Godin transformational tourismSometimes, the best thing we can do is to ask for help.

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4 Essential Planning Guidelines for Citywides

Smart Meetings

We reached out to experienced citywide planners, tourism officials and planners from an array of cities for tips on how planners can make the most of their citywide meetings. Local tourism officials can be helpful resources for helping drum up excitement about your event. “We’re

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Fire Toll on Tourism and Northern California Economy Enormous, and Growing

Smart Meetings

The economic impact on the wine-producing region will be enormous, in tourism, wine production and lost jobs. Tourism is a multibillion-dollar industry north of San Francisco.

Organising events in Dresden

Gallus Events

Conferences & Congresses Exhibitions Gallus Events visits Tourism VenuesWe loved our familiarisation trip to Dresden. It is a great city.

IBTM World Partners with Abu Dhabi for Barcelona Event

Smart Meetings

One of the biggest global meetings industry events of the year will be even bigger in 2019 as IBTM World will partner with The Department of Culture and Tourism—Abu Dhabi (DCT) for the gathering in Barcelona next November.

Lake Placid Mixes Green with Olympic Gold

Smart Meetings

The ROOST website states, “Sustainable tourism, in its purest sense, is an industry which attempts to make a low impact on the environment and local culture, while helping to generate income and employment without overtaxing any resources—whether environmental or man-made.

September 20, 2017: Berkeley "Free Speech Week" Organizers Plan to Host Events Despite Lack of Venues, South Korea Pushing to Ensure Safety at 2018 Winter Olympics, International Tourism to U.S. Was Down in Early 2017

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BERKELEY "FREE SPEECH WEEK" ORGANIZERS PLAN TO HOST EVENTS DESPITE LACK OF VENUES: Organizers of the upcoming controversial “Free

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