Florida Keys Launches Tourism Video Contest

The Florida Keys remains closed to visitors due to the global COVID-19 crisis, but its tourism council has launched a new social media contest for travelers. Visitors can recreate their favorite Keys memories in video form while staying safe at home and sharing with the hashtag #FLKeysAtHomeChallenge on Instagram. Through May 25, 2020, U.S. residents […]

California Tourism Blighted Following a Decade's Steady Growth

The COVID-19 pandemic has wrought devastation on the entire travel industry, but a new report reveals how the blow to California’s tourism industry, in particular, has ended a record ten-year rise in visitor spending, state and local tax revenue, and jobs created. Ironically, May marks ‘California Tourism Month,’ established by state legislative resolution in 2016 […]

Tourism Officials Fighting for Industry Rebound in Mexico

Tourism in Mexico has been ravaged by the coronavirus outbreak, and industry professionals are working together to fight for assistance from the federal government. According to The Riviera Maya Times, the National Tourism Business Council has been working with local and federal government officials to express how the viral pandemic has devastated the industry and […]

Caribbean Tourism Official: Use Coronavirus Shutdown to Upgrade Product

A high-ranking Caribbean tourism official said the region should use the coronavirus shutdown as a chance to upgrade its hotels and resorts. Frank Comito, the CEO of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, said that for better or worse the islands have familiarity in coming together and sharing their crisis management experience from past woes, […]

Los Cabos Suspends Tourism For April

Los Cabos is just one of many destinations that have shut down to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Rodrigo Esponda, managing director of the Los Cabos Tourism Board, spoke to TravelPulse about how the popular tourism destination is closing its doors and how the city plans to come back better than ever. TravelPulse: How long will […]

International tourism to plunge up to 30% due to virus: UN

The number of international tourist arrivals will fall by 20-30 percent in 2020 due to the novel coronavirus, putting millions of jobs at risk, the World Tourism Organization said Friday. This revises sharply lower a forecast made earlier this month of a decline of just 1.0-3.0 percent. The drop in arrivals will lead to an […]

Tourism Officials Fight to Use ‘Mexico’ Brand When Promoting Travel

Mexican tourism officials are asking the government for permission to use the “Mexico” brand legally as part of their campaigns to draw in new visitors. According to Mexico News Daily, Mexican Federation of Tourism Associations (Fematur) president Jorge Hernandez said the use of the word “Mexico” in tourism branding should be allowed to continue or […]