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Chicago Posts Strong Numbers As Recovery Continues

Chicago Posts Strong Numbers As Recovery Continues Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Lynn Osmond, CEO of Choose Chicago, today announced Chicago hosted 30.7 million domestic and international visitors in 2021, an 86% increase over 2020. “I cannot overstate how proud I am of Chicago’s continued recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mayor... more ›
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Thailand Makes Thailand Pass Changes

Thailand Makes Thailand Pass Changes The Tourism Authority of Thailand is informing people that the ‘Thailand Pass’ registration scheme and the US$10,000 health insurance requirement for foreign visitors will no longer be needed as of July 1. International visitors will only be required to show proof of either a certificate... more ›
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A Taste Of The Yucatan

State Launches the Year of Yucatecan Gastronomy

A Taste Of The Yucatan Yucatan's Ministry of Tourism (SEFOTUR) is launching a new campaign aiming to increase awareness of the state's culinary offering, rich cultural history, and current modern gastronomy as an important part of its tourism offering. And it will position the state as one of Mexico's foodie... more ›
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US Visitors Lead Southeast Asia Revival

US Visitors Lead Southeast Asia Revival According to ForwardKeys while Southeast Asia has been lagging far behind the rest of the world in its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors from the USA are coming back in substantially greater numbers than from other origin markets. In the first five months of the year (Jan. 1 to... more ›
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Jamaica Re-imagines Local Tourism

Jamaica Re-imagines Local Tourism Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says that his ministry has made it a priority to re-imagine the local tourism sector by creating strategic policies, programs, and initiatives that can aid in building resilience and increasing the capacity of local small and medium-sized... more ›
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Visitors Will Find So Much To Discover In Colombia

Visitors Will Find So Much To Discover In Colombia Juan Sanchez says exploring Colombia's different regions will never amount to more of the same for visitors And he can make the claim with considerable confidence. Sanchez is Colombian tourism board ProColombia's new Canadian representative and told a Baxter Media webinar that diversity... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Responsible Travel, Tourism Organizations

Visit Lauderdale Adds Accessibility Microsite

Visit Lauderdale Adds Accessibility Microsite Visit Lauderdale launched its new VisitLauderdale.com destination website that includes an accessibility microsite in recognition of the tourism bureau’s new focus on accessible travel as part of its well-established inclusion commitment. Visit Lauderdale, formerly known as Greater... more ›
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Fiji Is Open For Happiness

Fiji Is Open For Happiness Tourism Fiji’s CEO Brent Hill believes the pandemic has reignited the value of the travel trade across a generation of travellers who were used to booking directly. “Back in 2018 I saw some of that diminishing a little bit — everyone was going online, very digital focused, it was like:... more ›
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Destination Resilience Crucial: WTTC Report

Destination Resilience Crucial: WTTC Report The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has published a new report on practical guidelines and case studies to support destinations in becoming more resilient and sustainable. The report, ‘Enhancing Resilience to Create Sustainability in Destinations’, jointly created with ICF,... more ›
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ACTA Launches Compensation, Benefits Survey

ACTA Launches Compensation, Benefits Survey ACTA is launching a new industry survey and asking all travel agency owners/managers to report on the soft benefits of being a travel agency employee. Wendy Paradis, president of ACTA, said: “As we navigate recovery and continue our advocacy efforts with governments in addressing labour... more ›
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