Destination Inspiration: NYC Gets a Scrawny Xmas Tree, Pittsburgh Sells Local Love, Vail Lights Up, Miami is Groovy & More
People want to know if the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is OK (surprise: tiny owl), and destination inspirations to share. Send us yours and read more here.
The CDC said stay home; the TSA reports Americans didn’t. AAA estimates road trips down only 10% from Thanksgiving 2019. Surveys taken a few days ago give us more insights into ever-changing American traveler sentiments. Read more here.
Islands + Responsibility: Thought Leadership From Discover Puerto Rico; Campaigns From Hawaii Tourism Authority
Discover Puerto Rico CMO Leah Chandler says, “We’ve got to be extra careful,” about attracting visitors who follow the rules. Hawaii is partnering with airlines and hotels to ensure responsible tourism outranks bums in seats and heads in beds. Read more, see videos here.
Hotels are hoisting a white flag up the pole. And, did you know? To set an example for people to get the polio vaccine in 1956, health authorities had Elvis Presley take it. Read more here.
Richard Gray from Visit Lauderdale and Kathryn Shea Duncan from Visit Lake Charles are first in our new People Profiles. eTourism Summit sessions are available on-demand, so watch when you like. And jobs, of course. Read more here.