World Tourism Day 2021: Tourism for Inclusive Growth

Solimar International

World Tourism Day is here! The 2021 theme chosen by the World Tourism Organization is “Tourism for Inclusive Growth”. In this blog post, We’ll explore the origins of World Tourism Day, and the goals being set for the future. What is World Tourism Day?

Tourism Destination Planning: How, When, and Who

Solimar International

The concept of tourism traces back more than 4,000 years when early civilizations across the world began travelling for commerce and religious purposes. billion people worldwide engage in tourism with expected increase to 1.8 Tourism planning, however, is never a one-off effort.

COVID-19 Recovery: Trends in Tourism

Solimar International

The tourism industry has shifted as a result of the pandemic. The summer of 2020 gave everyone hope of a quick recovery for the tourism industry, as COVID-19 cases seemed to drop across the globe and countries dependent on tourism eagerly opened their borders to travelers again.

How Tourism Can Protect Cultural Heritage

Solimar International

At Solimar, we value tourism for the economic and social development that it brings to communities all over the world. From rural communities in Armenia to World Heritage Sites in Portugal , learn more about how tourism can protect cultural heritage. .

Attracting New Tourism Talent

DCI

While rebuilding trust among travelers has been the goal for so long, the travel industry is realizing it also needs to attract back much of the tourism talent and workforce that forms its backbone. COVID-19 ravaged the tourism industry and the industry cut jobs left and right. Touris

How to Enhance Authentic Storytelling with Tourism Ambassadors

The Abbi Agency

When you think of tourism ambassadors, you might think of your typical social media influencer, however, these ambassadors could also be your local residents, employees, stakeholders, community leaders, creators, family, friends and so on.

Wildlife Conservation & Tourism Best Practices

Solimar International

At Solimar, we believe tourism is one of the best approaches to encourage conservation efforts. Sustainable tourism can encourage conservation, and therefore benefits wildlife, habitats, and local communities all at once. Tourism Development and Conservation.

EU Approves Tourism for Vaxed Travelers

Smart Meetings

Greece, with its heavy reliance on tourism , has already lifted restrictions for the United States, Britain, Israel and other non-EU countries. The post EU Approves Tourism for Vaxed Travelers appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Tourism’s Top 10 Most Unique Destination Websites

Solimar International

As with many other destination websites, Love Cape Town has been updated with useful Covid-19 information, safety instructions and the latest news affecting tourism. South Africa Tourism Destination Website. South African Tourism website.

The Value of Tourism in Trail Development

Solimar International

As a mode of active recreation for residents and out-of-town visitors, trails also serve to encourage domestic tourism activities and spending at businesses located nearby. Across the nation, trails are stimulating tourism spending. Trails and Tourism – Supporting Communities.

Chile Tourism Board supports national tourism sector in preparation for travel rebound

Travel Daily News

Trainings, infrastructure updates and a campaign that highlights tour guides are some of the efforts in place to prepare Chile for a future tourism reopening

What is Slow Tourism? The next big hospitality trend

EHL Insights

Slow tourism is forecasted to continue to grow in popularity, becoming an alternative to more traditional holidays and is estimat ed to grow at a 10% compound annual growth rate.

Louisville Tourism Meeting Profs Share Trends, Secret to Meaningful Experiences

Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings caught up with Lauren Johnson, senior sales manager, and Courtney Pickett, convention sales manager, of Louisville Tourism to share meeting trends and find out the special ingredient for creating memorable experiences for groups large and small.

Tourism Improvement District – A Funding Model Case Study

Solimar International

A Tourism Improvement District (TID) is a revolutionary way to fund destination marketing programs. They are typically run by local businesses that collaborate and invest collectively to support the growth and development of their destination’s tourism industry.

Tourism Improvement District – A Funding Model Case Study

Solimar International

A Tourism Improvement District (TID) is a revolutionary way to fund destination marketing programs. They are typically run by local businesses that collaborate and invest collectively to support the growth and development of their destination’s tourism industry.

Customer Journey Mapping for Tourism Brands

Tourism eSchool

How does this change the way we market tourism brands? Map their Journey with your tourism brand. Typically, a SME tourism businesses will be trying to attract 1, maybe 2 Customer Personas, whereas a destination can have up to 3-5.

Advance Travel Tourism Expands Footprint to Central and South Florida

Advanced Travel and Tourism

Advance Travel & Tourism is pleased to announce its territory expansion beyond the panhandle into Central and South Florida with new Account Executive Lisa Konupka. Lisa is a resident of Vero Beach with nearly 17 years of tourism experience.

Los Cabos Claims Full Tourism Recovery

Business Traveler USA

The Los Cabos Tourism Board is touting a remarkable 100 percent recovery of its travel and tourism activity with a 20 percent growth in tourism arrivals managed in the last quarter from July to September 2021 as compared to the same period in 2019.

“Everyone has a role to play in sustainable tourism” – ETC publishes Handbook on Encouraging Sustainable Tourism Practices

ETC Corporate

Policymakers, destination management organisations, the tourism industry, local communities and visitors each have a role to play in the sector’s transformation. New ETC handbook brings clarity on how tourism organisations can encourage sustainable practices. ETC believes Europe’s national and local tourism organisations have a major role to play in bringing their stakeholders together to develop a shared vision for sustainable tourism implementation.

How to Brief a Photographer for Tourism Businesses & Destinations

Tourism eSchool

How to Brief a Photographer for Tourism Businesses & Destinations. Destination experiences – if you’re a destination, odds are your Regional or State Tourism Organisation will have a few great images on their Media Libraries, but probably not all.

Hawaii Tourism Plans to Manage Visitation to Oahu

Travel Pulse

A plan to improve the tourism experience has been approved. Impacting Travel

What is Slow Tourism? The next big hospitality trend

EHL Insights

Slow tourism is forecasted to continue to grow in popularity, becoming an alternative to more traditional holidays and is estimat ed to grow at a 10% compound annual growth rate.

Arival presents the future of tours, activities and attractions at Tourism Innovation Summit 2021

Travel Daily News

Arival is co-organizing a forum in the Tourism Innovation Global Summit to help tours, activities, attractions and the broader travel industry capture the opportunities in experiences as travel and tourism restarts

Tourism sector invites Europeans to open up to travel again

ETC Corporate

European tourism bodies providing the essential leadership to reassure consumers that safe and seamless travel is possible in summer 2021. ETC and the leading voices in European tourism are today declaring that Europe is opening up.

WTM Africa announces Reigniting Africa Travel & Tourism Award winner

Travel Daily News

andBeyond scoops the Reigniting Africa Travel & Tourism Award with its inspirational WILDwatch campaign. World Travel Market Africa’s ‘Reigniting Africa’ category acknowledges the most impactful, story-driven and positive destination campaign

5 Ways to Pivot your Tourism Experience for Post-COVID Traveller

Tourism eSchool

5 Ways to Pivot your Tourism Experience for Post-COVID Traveller. We know that the tourism industry won't look the same as it did before COVID. Filed Under: Customer Experience + Advocacy , Marketing Strategy Tourism Operators , Tourism Operators. Home.

V&A Waterfront endorses African Energy Week 2021, contributes to tourism recovery

Travel Daily News

Official endorsement by the country’s leading tourism destination reaffirms the value of events in a post-COVID-19 context

10 Steps to Successfully Promote your Tourism Event on Social Media

Tourism eSchool

10 Steps to Successfully Promote your Tourism Event on Social Media. We know it can be overwhelming working out how to best use social media to market a tourism experience, let alone a individual event. Rebecca is a tourism marketing specialist and co-director of Tourism eSchool.

Recovery of European tourism in sight this summer

ETC Corporate

Improvements in vaccination rates and the introduction of the EU Digital COVID Certificate provides hope for tourism rebound in Europe for the summer months. Europe’s tourism rebound in reach. 1] UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). [2]

STS x Advance Travel & Tourism Webinar: Becoming a Data-Informed Tourism Organization

Advanced Travel and Tourism

On April 29, 2021 we hosted a webinar with Southeast Tourism Society on How to Become a Data-Informed Tourism Organization. The post STS x Advance Travel & Tourism Webinar: Becoming a Data-Informed Tourism Organization appeared first on Advance Travel and Tourism.

Destination Marketing Organizations: Make Plans Now To Celebrate World Tourism Day

DCI

This September we’ll all celebrate World Tourism Day. This year, before September 27 gets here, experiment with more engaging ways to embrace this year’s theme, “tourism for inclusive growth.” Bring a tourism training program to a local high school. Featured Tourism

New consumer trends in Tourism

Amara Marketing

Thanks to the possibilities offered by the internet to tourism consumers, they feel more free to look for information. Strategy Tourism HospitalityConsumers are more aware of their needs.

7 Reasons Why Slovenia is one of the Leading Sustainable Tourism Destinations

Solimar International

Learn about sustainable tourism in Slovenia, Europe’s hidden gem. Here at Solimar, we pride ourselves on being experts in sustainable tourism. So, when we say that a country has excelled at integrating sustainable tourism principles, we mean it.

Secondary City Tourism—On Track To Recover First

Dana Communications

Then the pandemic hit and tourism everywhere evaporated. As COVID-19 cases decline, vaccinations ramp up and travel restrictions are lifted worldwide, we predict that secondary city tourism will actually outperform visitation to the globe’s former first-tier destinations. Tourism

How Retail Impacts Tourism and Vice Versa

Advanced Travel and Tourism

Tourism can have a huge economic impact on any given community. from local attractions and lodging facilities, sign in books from your CVB and can be supplemented with information from state tourism offices, regional tourism societies and third party research data.

Cuba Begins Staggered Tourism Reopening Process

Travel Pulse

Restaurants, shopping centers and beaches have started reopning. Impacting Travel

Solimar Introduces UNWTO TedQual Certification to Universities with Tourism Programs in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Solimar International

The USAID/Developing Sustainable Tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Turizam), in partnership with Solimar International and UNWTO Academy, organized a joint webinar entitled ‘ Introduction to UNWTO TedQual for universities with tourism programs in Bosnia & Herzegovina Webinar’.

Sustainability, Regenerative Tourism and Getting Back to Business

Smart Meetings

The post Sustainability, Regenerative Tourism and Getting Back to Business appeared first on Smart Meetings. You’re at a multiday conference, and during one of the midday breaks you decide to spend a bit of time at an outlet to treat yourself.

UNWTO organizes the 1st Global Youth Tourism Summit in Italy

Travel Daily News

The 1st Global Youth Tourism Summit (23-25 August 2021, Sorrento, Italy) will be the first of this kind at the global level, allowing young participants to be part of a unique experience, aiming to promote youth engagement in the tourism sector and empower younger generations in driving a more sustainable world.

The European Travel Commission partners with Euronews to support the travel and tourism sector in Europe

ETC Corporate

For the second year running, Euronews, Europe’s leading international news media, has partnered with the European Travel Commission (ETC), representing national tourism boards of Europe, to support the travel and tourism sector.

Tourism’s Role in World Population Day, Celebrated on July 11th

Solimar International

On World Population Day this year, the tourism industry has taken note that while some parts of the world appear to be recovering from the COVID-19, others are still very much entrenched in the fight against the pandemic. Overall, the crash in tourism is expected to cause a 5.5%

MICE Industry’s Role in Tourism Development

Alcor Mice

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, tourism is pivotal in sustaining a nation’s economy; contributing 10.3% Furthermore, the United Nations World Tourism Organization concluded that international tourism has indicated continuous growth, projecting an estimated 1.8

COVID-19 Immediate Response Action Plan for Tourism Businesses

Tourism eSchool

COVID-19 Immediate Response Action Plan for Tourism Businesses. On top of Australia's bushfires at the start of the year COVID-19 is bringing the tourism industry to its knees, not just here in Australia, but globally. 10 Things Successful Tourism Businesses do differently.