People Updates, Jobs, and RFPs
Zeek Coleman says he can’t sing, but he can play basketball. He’s in the news with a personal update, plus job opportunities for destination professionals and more RFPs. Read more here.
Good News: Fuel Prices Down, Travel Sentiment Steps On the Gas
As gas prices continue to drop like autumn leaves, consumers indicate their intentions to travel this fall, with Longwoods International survey results showing a 16-point improvement since July. Read about the uptick here.
Guest Post: Jake Steinman, Founder/CEO of TravelAbility, On ‘The 7 Unintended Consequences of Becoming Accessible’
In this lighthearted guest post, Jake runs through seven things — all positive and some unexpected — that will happen when a destination embraces accessibility for everyone…and acts on it. Don’t miss the part about the wedding. Read Jake’s post here.
Arizona Partners With Bandwango to Launch a Digital Route 66 Passport
Bandwango does it again. This time, visitors are enticed to spot quirky landmarks along the historic road, which has its longest stretch through Northern Arizona. Get the app details here.
Visit Orlando Launches Largest-Ever UK Campaign
If Visit Orlando has anything to say about it, international tourism (from the UK and Ireland, anyway) will return despite seriously unfavorable currency exchange rates. “Unbelievably Real” is the messaging. Here’s what Visit Orlando is doing.