Sector: Tourism

Search & Filter

  • Sort By

  • Category

  • Host Destination

  • Sector

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…

Read More

‘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…

Read More

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…

Read More
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…

Read More

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…

Read More
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.

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

National Tourism Organizations and Climate Change

From Tourism Geographies, Research Article by Stefan Gössling et al: There is a consensus that the global tourism system needs to undergo decarbonization and achieve net-zero emissions by mid-century. However, given the anticipated growth in the most energy-intensive subsector of tourism, air transport, achieving this goal seems unlikely. This paper focuses on the role of…

Read More

Uganda Looks to MICE Sector to Boost Tourism

From PML Daily: Players in the Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conferences, and Events (MICE) sector have rallied Ugandan authorities to fully back their new arrangement that is intended to grow the sector. This, they say will attract more tourists to Uganda and help boost the country’s foreign earnings, among other critical benefits. The Chairman Uganda Association…

Read More

Demystifying Accessibility: Embracing Accessible Tourism to Empower...

From Simpleview: For the last decade, tourism organizations globally have been moving toward a more local, engaged, and citizen-focused model. As we set our sights on regenerative tourism, sustainability, accessibility, and a virtuous visitor economy, the question remains — how do we generate the engagement and alliances in our communities that are needed for success?…

Read More

Tourism Outlook: Unlocking Opportunities for the Sector

From Destination Canada: Canada’s tourism sector has made significant strides since our previous outlook in Fall 2022 and we are now moving past recovery to a much welcome rebound, with tourism spend set to return to pre-COVID levels in 2023, earlier than previously forecasted. As we move from surviving to thriving, the Canadian tourism sector,…

Read More

City Destinations Alliance Issues Call for Speakers

City Destinations Alliance has announced its Call for Speakers for its next International Conference, in Bologna on 24-27 April 2024, is now open. Industry professionals will be invited to perform a ‘collaborative reality check on urban tourism’ and the organisation is keen to hear from anyone who feels they have a valuable contribution to make.

Read More
29 November 2023

Destination Southwest, Texas, 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 and tourism offices from the Southwest U.S. Meet buyers who are ready to book business in: Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Texas. Learn from, and be inspired by,…

Read More

PATA Welcomes Noor Ahmad Hamid as New CEO

From PATA: The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Noor Ahmad Hamid as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective October 1, 2023. Noor’s appointment for a three-year term will usher in a new era for PATA as one of the world’s most influential industry associations dedicated to promoting…

Read More

Venice to Trial Tourist Tax for Day-Trippers in 2024

From TravelPulse: The popular Italian tourist destination of Venice will soon trial a tourist tax that was originally supposed to take effect in the summer of 2022. In an ongoing effort to combat overcrowding during the city’s peak visitor days, officials will charge a €5 or $5.35 tax to day-trippers visiting Venice’s Old City starting…

Read More