President & CEO of Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou Tourism, Cody A. Gray is a pandemic-era entry to the DMO world. Read about his post-lockdown adventure, the locals who welcomed him, and the authentic “cultural gumbo” of The Bayou Life. Click to meet Cody and his reptile.
Here we go again. Americans aren’t as optimistic as they were, and one-third have cancelled a trip. However, a surprising percentage report that they still have overnight travel plans at some point during the next three to six months. Get the latest key survey findings here.
Required reading: A strategic roadmap for the next generation of destination organizations. MMGY NextFactor has once again partnered with Destinations International to develop the 2021 DestinationNEXT Futures Study, a deep dive into the critical trends and strategies for destination leaders. Free download.
Visit Duluth has lost its contract with the city, in place since 1935. More funding news from Boston, Sedona, and Fort Collins. Some DMOs are pausing advertising (again) and Discover Puerto Rico’s CEO Brad Dean is named State Travel Director of the Year. Read more here.
Weekly roundup of current, curated open positions in DMOs, vendors, attractions. Plus three RFPs, including one from SATW looking for a host city for its Western Chapter meeting. More information here.