People on the Move; Places Looking for People
Bill Marriott retires, Tripadvisor has a new boss, plenty of people announcements from DMOs, vendors, and the eTourism Community, plus RFPs…and jobs, jobs, jobs. This is a free weekly community service from eTourism Summit and Connect Travel, so remember to send us your people news and job listings. See who’s who here.
Meet Ana Reyna Arzate: 2022 Emerging Tourism Star From Visit Laredo, Texas
Laredo, Texas is a destination that’s sprinkled with ‘did you know’ facts. Right on the bridge at the Rio Grande, Ana Reyna Arzate can see her home country of Mexico from her office window. She talks about the unique marketing approach for Visit Laredo. Ana Reyna shares her story.
Roundup: Experts Say Summer Travel Demand is Going to Be ‘Gangbusters’
What Marriott and Hilton are saying, plus reports on airline throughout from TSA, road trips from Arrivalist, recovery insights from U.S. Travel Association via Tourism Economics, and American traveler sentiment—including concerns about the pandemic, gas prices, and inflation—from Destination Analysts. Get the details here.
Visit Orlando Unveils Global Branding ‘Unbelievably Real’
As Disney celebrates 50 years, this could be considered surprising from the place that’s built on fantasy and magic. Visit Orlando has just unveiled a new $28.5 million global branding: “Orlando Unbelievably Real” in collaboration with Orlando Economic Partnership. Read more here.
Spring 2022: Where Are the Nation’s Most Expensive Hotel Rooms?
Think Hawaii, Charleston, Key West, Napa Valley. Right now, charm is pricier than penthouse suites in big city skyscrapers, according to the latest research from Cheaphotel.org, an affiliate of Booking.com. See the top dollar room prices at the top 20 $$$ destinations.