Hot Stuff, Cool Stuff, and Good-to-Know Stuff
There’s no getting around it, Valentine’s Day appears to be Covid-proof. Get a free toolkit, see how romantic Seattle can be, how odd Hotels.com can be, and how Restaurant Week is surviving and thriving. Read more here.
Wacky Stuff: New Zealand is Bored, Norway is Annoyed, Taylor Swift Says ‘Frivolous,’ Plus Fake Famous and Verified Houses
Two tourism campaigns featuring comedians, a funky lawsuit, fake influencers (again) in the movies, and people fall for a new twist: getting your house a Twitter-style blue tick. More here, just for fun.
Round-the-World Cruise Flash Sellout Points to Pent-up Demand, Echoed By New Survey Findings
How does six months at sea — starting at $46K per person — sound? Sold out within hours, cruise executives say this 180-day voyage demonstrates pent-up desire for travel. The most recent American traveler surveys back up this claim. Get the facts here.
Clubhouse Strikes a Chord, Google Gets a Black-Owned Biz Tag & More Social Media Updates
Are you in the room? The latest darling is a unicorn with a one billion dollar valuation. What is it? Plus a Black-owned tag for Google Search, Maps, Shopping, Pinterest soars, and Yelp yells ‘help!’ More here.
Busy Week: 21 People, 75 Jobs, 3 RFPs, and 2 #eTS Webinars
Congrats to all: People and places you know are new in the news. New “See Tomorrow” eTourism Summit conversations, new hires, new awards, new teams, new job openings, new RFPs…Are you sending your new news to [email protected]? Stay up-to-date here.