At Destinations International’s 2021 Annual Convention in Baltimore, we sat in on a session from MMGY NextFactor about trends affecting both leisure tourism and business events. A study presented by NextFactor President Paul Ouimet laid out a roadmap for CVBs and DMOs to help in the recovery of their community’s hospitality sector post pandemic.
In an effort to support local tourism businesses, the Visit Omaha team is shutting its office doors for the next 12-24 months and will make its home in various meeting spaces throughout the city instead.
Meetings industry fixture Cleo Battle, currently chief operating officer for Louisville Tourism, is about to attain the highest notch in the DMO career ladder when he takes on the mantle of president and CEO of the organization July 1. But his leadership role goes far beyond destination marketing.
President & CEO of Greater Boston CVB Martha Sheridan discusses the significant efforts under her watch that are poised to bolster Boston’s visitor and meetings economy while dynamically enhancing its image.
Kris Smith, Karin Aaron and David Jackson, all longtime members of the destination marketing trade, founded KKD Tourism Advisors to help drive economic recovery for destinations and hospitality businesses.
By coordinating with local hospitality partners, medical professionals, leading safety pledges and more, CVBs are entering a new era of service by helping their destinations recover as safely as possible. Read more.