Articles tagged “dmos”

Overtourism

Tourist Destinations Face Dilemma Switching From Quantity to ‘Quality’ Visitor Strategies

In the pursuit of higher quality tourists, destinations need to make sure they maintain a diversity of tourists and local businesses.

Tourist Destinations Face Dilemma Switching From Quantity to ‘Quality’ Visitor Strategies

Tourism

Early Lessons From Vancouver Island Tourism’s Shift From Marketer to Social Enterprise

Swapping its marketing role to focus on social impact is as inspiring as it gets coming out of a destination's tourism board. But Vancouver Island's 4VI will need to communicate at a whole new level of transparency — staying mindful of priorities that its resident communities may consider most important.

Early Lessons From Vancouver Island Tourism’s Shift From Marketer to Social Enterprise

Tourism

Tourists Are Equally Satisfied Visiting Lesser-Known Places, Study Shows

If there's clear evidence that tourists are equally happy in lesser-visited areas, will the travel industry come together to rework those problematic bucket lists and spread tourism's benefits? Or will it continue to be economic recovery first, followed by more sustainability pledges?

Tourists Are Equally Satisfied Visiting Lesser-Known Places, Study Shows

Overtourism

Tourists Flocking to the U.S. West Give Hotel Bed Tax Revenues a Big Boost

Record lodging tax collections are rolling in for rural destinations in the West, which is good news. But only if those extra funds can also be used beyond marketing to mitigate the mounting negative impacts of overcrowding on the environment, on host communities and the tourism workforce.

Tourists Flocking to the U.S. West Give Hotel Bed Tax Revenues a Big Boost

Tourism

U.S. Travel Group Lays Out 5-Point Plan on Sustainable Travel

This is good news for America's travel businesses that their largest industry body will lead on sustainability and push for the right policies to be in place to green the future of U.S. travel.

U.S. Travel Group Lays Out 5-Point Plan on Sustainable Travel

Tourism

Ukraine Tourism to the Travel Industry: Scream You’re Against the War

Speak up against the war and stop doing business with Russia as many firms already have. That's the message that Ivan Liptuga, president of the National Tourism Organization of Ukraine, has for the travel industry.

Ukraine Tourism to the Travel Industry: Scream You’re Against the War

Coronavirus

Oregon Group Hires Climate Scientist to Walk the Talk on Coastal Tourism

The Oregon Coast Visitors Association's push to tackle climate is encouraging news for the U.S. travel industry, starting with hiring a Ph.D. climate consultant. Figuring out what works for each destination is a complex undertaking but every minute counts to mitigate the climate's impact on tourism. The clock is ticking.

Oregon Group Hires Climate Scientist to Walk the Talk on Coastal Tourism

Tourism

Skift Forum Europe Preview: Spain Is Bullish About the Future of Tourism

Spain's giant tourism industry is likely to bounce back significantly this year, barring new variant disruptions. But identifying and implementing long-term solutions for the sector to evolve sustainably will also be an urgent task.

Skift Forum Europe Preview: Spain Is Bullish About the Future of Tourism

Tourism

Daily Podcast: Vaccine Equity Is Still Hurting Travel

Good morning from Skift. It’s Thursday, January 13, in New York City. Here’s what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Vaccine Equity Is Still Hurting Travel

Tourism

Tourism Marketing Is Evolving Quickly With These New Priorities

Developing more innovative and stable sources of funding remains critical for this important, expanded destination management role to succeed. Some DMOs are on it, but many more continue to rely primarily on hotel bed taxes. Is the rapid return of travel dampening the sense of urgency?

Tourism Marketing Is Evolving Quickly With These New Priorities