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OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2024

The OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2024 edition comes as tourism has rebounded strongly following significant declines in 2020-21. The strong tourism recovery is providing a wake-up call as some destinations struggle to manage demand and its impacts on local communities and the environment. It analyses tourism trends and policy responses across 50 OECD and…

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‘Tourists Go Home’: Barcelona’s Protests Against Overtourism

From Skift: Thousands of protestors marched in Barcelona over the weekend against overtourism. Nearly 3,000 people took to the street on Saturday. More than 140 organizations, including neighborhood associations, ecologists and housing activists marched under the slogans, “Enough, let’s put limits on tourism” and “Tourists go home,” reported Catalan News. Some protestors sprayed tourists sitting…

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Singapore Needs to Build on Strengths to Maintain Tourism Competition

From The Straits Times: Other countries are stepping up their game in the competition for tourists and, to keep up, Singapore will need to play to its strengths and be more imaginative, all while keeping the human touch, said Prime Minister Lawrence Wong. Speaking at the Singapore Tourism Board’s (STB) annual Singapore Tourism Awards on…

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12 September 2024

Destination Canada | Destination Dialogues Webinar

Destination Dialogues is a virtual event designed to inspire, inform and empower rural destination development professionals. Following the success of the 2023 event, Destination Canada proudly presents the second edition, with a free 90-minute webinar. As global travel trends and climate conditions evolve, local communities are seeking sustainable revitalization and innovative solutions to attract the…

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Navigating the Future of Business Events with Phillipa Harrison

From Boardroom: Phillipa Harrison, Managing Director of Tourism Australia, discusses the challenges and opportunities facing Australia as a premier destination for business events. In an interview with Boardroom, she highlights the country’s innovative strategies to enhance sustainability, attract international visitors, and stay competitive in the global tourism market. Interview by Remi Deve…

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4 December 2024

Destination Southwest, Woodlands, TX, USA

Join your industry peers for the must attend hosted-buyer event bringing together the most highly-qualified meeting and incentive buyers with top destinations, hotels/resorts, attractions, DMCs, DMOs, technology and merchandise providers, and tourism offices from the Southwest U.S. Meet buyers who are ready to book business in: Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Texas.

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6 November 2024

Destination Hawaii, Oahu

Destination Hawaii — Northstar’s destination-specific hosted-buyer event — brings together the most highly-qualified meeting and incentive buyers with top destinations, hotels/resorts, cruise lines, DMCs, DMOs, technology and merchandise providers, and tourism offices from the islands of Hawaii. Attendees participate in one-on-one pre-scheduled appointments, gain industry insights from our guest speakers and network with this exclusive…

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4 November 2024

Global Incentive Summit, Killarney, Ireland

Global Incentive Summit—Northstar’s global hosted-buyer event for the incentive travel industry—brings together the most highly-qualified incentive travel buyers with top incentive destinations, hotels/resorts, cruise lines, DMCs, DMOs, technology and merchandise providers, and tourism offices from around the world. Attendees participate in one-on-one pre-scheduled appointments, gain industry insights from our guest speakers and network with this…

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New European Tourism Commission Chief Steps up to Face the Challenges

From WIT: Beyond numbers, destinations need to rethink what they really want from tourism, says Miguel Sanz Castedo. With European tourism at a critical juncture, coming under pressure on several fronts, including environmental and social, the new president of the European Tourism Commission (ETC) says it is even more timely to remind Europeans of the…

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Fred Dixon to Inherit Pent Up Demand at Brand USA

From Travel Pulse: Amid the fanfare of a press conference about the growth of inbound United States tourism, Brand USA Today officially introduced its new president and CEO and bid goodbye to its longtime leader after a dozen years of service. Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, welcomed Fred Dixon into…

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