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Safety is Top of Mind for US Travelers

Mon, May 6, 2019

By Steve Barnes

MMGYSafety is top of mind for an increasing number of U.S. travelers, according to a new survey conducted by MMGY Global.

H&K Delivers Tourism Pitch for Azerbaijan

Tue, Feb. 5, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

AzerbaijanHill+Knowlton Strategies has picked up 2019 PR duties for Azerbaijan Tourism Board to promote the charms of the country considered the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia.

Finn Partners Catches CatchOn

Wed, Jan. 9, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Cathy Feliciano-ChonFinn Partners has continued its acquisition spree with a deal to acquire a majority stake in CatchOn, a Hong Kong travel & lifestyle shop with 30 staffers.

CLIA Books Craighead

Thu, Nov. 29, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Kelly CraigheadThe Cruise Lines International Assn. has recruited Kelly Craighead, who was deputy assistant secretary for travel/tourism in the Commerce Dept., as president effective Jan. 1.

NYC Unveils Digital-First Travel Push

Tue, Nov. 20, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

NYC & Co.NYC & Co., destination marketing organization of the City of New York, has unveiled a $15M digital-first global tourism campaign to keep the Big Apple top-of-mind of travelers throughout the world. (1 reader comment)

Visit Florida Unveils Post-Hurricane Push

Wed, Oct. 24, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Visit FloridaVisit Florida has unveiled a $9M campaign to support tourism in the Sunshine State’s Panhandle region and the Gulf areas hit by red tide. Omnicom's Harrison & Shriftman, Ketchum provide support.

Financial Squeeze Shutters Tourism Concern

Mon, Oct. 1, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Tourism concernTourism Concern, the leading advocate for ethical tourism, has shut down after three decades of operation due to financial pressures.

Social Media in the Era of 5G PR

Tue, Jun. 26, 2018

By O'Dwyer's Editorial Staff

Laura Davidson and Kim ZeborO’Dwyer’s met with Laura Davidson, President of LDPR, and their digital agency partner, Kim Zebor, Director of Social Media of Thin Pig Media, to discuss the present state and future of social media. (1 reader comment)

Relationship-Driven PR is More Important Than Ever

Mon, Jun. 25, 2018

By Teresa Delaney and Nichole DiBenedetto

Teresa Delaney and Nichole DiBenedettoRelationships are the backbone of all public relations efforts, and fostering and maintaining those relationships is more important now than ever in today’s increasingly fast-moving media environment.

A Shift in Storytelling

Thu, Jun. 21, 2018

By Julie Freeman and Nancy Friedman

Nancy Friedman & Julie FreemanHow emerging consumer trends, habits and preferences are impacting today’s travel and hospitality marketing world.

Travel and the Transformation Economy

Wed, Jun. 20, 2018

By Kerry Anne Watson

Kerry Anne WatsonHow travelers are shifting away from memorable vacations to transformative experiences that provide new perspectives and produce an emotional and psychological impact.

Has the Digital Revolution Really Changed Travel PR?

Tue, Jun. 19, 2018

By Geoffrey Weill

Geoffrey WeillPR pros working in the world of travel have adapted to publishing’s digital revolution, but many clients remain skeptical of digital media’s efficacy in bringing them business and continue to treat print as priority number-one, adding an additional obstacle to the challenges communicators face in the course of ensuring a client’s contentment and enhancing their bottom line. (1 reader comment)

What Hoteliers Should Know About Mobile Bookings

Mon, Jun. 18, 2018

By Lisa Ross

Lisa RossMobile is no longer a secondary source for communication and receiving information. Mobile technology continues to evolve and shape the customer journey, with most transactions now taking place primarily on mobile devices.

How Wellness is Changing the Travel Industry

Thu, Jun. 14, 2018

By Jennifer Hawkins

Jennifer HawkinsConsumers’ desires for wellness experiences is now transforming clients, contacts and the travel and hospitality industry overall. (1 reader comment)

Weathering the Effects of a Natural Disaster

Tue, Jun. 12, 2018

By Stacy Moskowitz

Stacy MoskowitzYou never know which way the wind will blow or when the ground will shift; that’s why creating a communication preparedness roadmap to ride out the downpour is a step that can’t be overlooked.

A Look at the ‘New South’

Mon, Jun. 11, 2018

By Lou Rena Hammond

Lou Rena HammondAffordability and a high quality of life have brought jobs, opportunity and prosperity to the U.S. South. But as a new economic powerhouse emerges, the region continues to retain the charm, traditions and culture that have always defined the Southern experience.

Edelman Wins Wyoming Tourism

Thu, Apr. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

That's WYEdelman topped 16 bidders for the $250K Wyoming Office of Tourism account because it proved its “ability to be strategic thinkers and creators with a core focus on media relations.”

DKC PR Visits Florida

Fri, Apr. 6, 2018

By Steve Barnes

visit floridaVisit Florida, the tourism marketing arm of the Sunshine State, hands US PR duties to DKC Public Relations.

U.S. Travel Spending to Pick Up in 2018

Mon, Mar. 19, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

MMGY GlobalSpending on domestic travel could see a boost in the U.S. this year, if recent findings from a quarterly survey of Americans’ travel plans conducted by MMGY Global are any indication.

ENroute Books Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board

Thu, Mar. 1, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Puerto VallartaENroute Communications has landed the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board to represent the Mexican destination in the US, Canada and Europe.