Light at End of the Statistical Tunnel
It is probable that the aggregate data one sees in the tables below is going to serve as a measure of the very worst that it is going to get for the those in the business of bringing overseas visitors to the United States. February 2020 marked the last full month of normal activity in the business, as it was mid-March 2020 during which governments throughout the world started shutting down international travel as part of the campaign to combat the global pandemic brought about by the COVID 19 virus.
Now, with new cases of the virus shrinking, vaccinations to combat the virus being administered widely and destinations and travel attractions reopening and/or experiencing increases in activity, there seems to be a general consensus among the analysts who study the industry that the industry might crawl its way back to a new normal of activity some time in the third quarter of this year.
So, if you want to take solace in the numbers for February 2021 below, you can trust, maybe, that the numbers will never look this bad again.
A reminder: The U.S. National Travel and Tourism office recently launched its covid-19 travel industry monitor. It is a handy quick reference point for those seeking to review data sets, replete with graphics, charts and tables that are important to the U.S. travel and tourism industry. Click here to access the site.
Where There is a Will … There is IPW
And Where There’s IPW, There is Malcolm Smith: With the world’s liveliest, largest and most productive face-to-face USA international travel marketplace less than six months from now in Las Vegas, one gets the sense from talking to the person who runs the show—Malcolm Smith, U.S. Travel’s senior vice president of business development and general manager of IPW—that the show will indeed go on.
Some in the international tourism industry might be skittish because of news reports of a possible third wave of the global pandemic might still strike some countries that are key overseas source markets of international travelers to the USA. But Smith, who has run IPW for nearly a dozen years, manifests the mien and confidence of an informed seer: not only will IPW take place Sept. 18-22, 2021, he says, it will mark the restart and return of the live international travel trade show to the lexicon of tour operators, DMOs and travel suppliers for the first time in a year-and-a-half.
When INBOUND spoke with Malcolm last Friday, we found him to be acutely aware of ongoing developments in all of the top international source markets. He talked, for instance, of the day-to-day news in the UK—it is the number one overseas source market for the USA—and what the outlook is for the country and its tourism industry’s near-term prospects for progress are.
Staying on Top of the News: Smith noted that a UK Global Travel Taskforce is scheduled to release a report on April 12 (and possibly a week earlier) in which it will “set out stable, clear and sustainable conditions for the return to international leisure travel. What the task force tells us will decide if non-essential international travel could resume as early as May 17.”
He speculated that, with both the U.S. and the United Kingdom administering COVID-19 vaccinations to more and more of its residents, the two countries might be able to establish a travel lane between the two long-haul destinations. As well, Smith noted, national borders seem to be opening at a steady schedule elsewhere, and that a number of nations and international organizations are planning to use “vaccination passports.”
The Three IPW Themes for 2021: All of the above, combined with other facts and trend information at his disposal, Smith makes a convincing case. But what is most important—more than any of the above, he emphasizes—is what U.S. Travel is doing to reassure both travel buyers. And, Smith said, they are:
1. Health and Safety—nothing is of more importance to IPW organizer than making sure that delegates feel safe, secure and healthy at the event. Said Smith: “we have to create an environment that will make people feel comfortable,” noting that meal functions will be staggered, with three different start times for luncheon.
2. “We’re urging delegates to ‘build your own experience’ at IPW.” For delegates who do so, Smith said that they will have an increase in networking time, plus opportunities to attend on-site market and educational sessions. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, delegates will have the opportunity to schedule these sessions during the 8:30 a.m.—9:50 a.m. slot. In effect, each delegate can customize his or her schedule.
3. A “Book with Confidence” campaign will allow all delegates to have a 100 percent refund up to June 30th. No delegate should hesitate on deciding whether or not to register for IPW because they feel that they will have to forfeit their deposits.
Here, INBOUND dispenses with the verbiage and lets the following graphic explain the IPW schedule.
They’re Ready to Come to Las Vegas: Smith pointed out that some 200 buyers who planned to go to IPW 2020, had carried over their registrations to 2021 (which opened this week) and that “what we’re hearing is that if the borders are open, we’ll be there,” adding “there is a tremendous desire to visit the U.S … they’re getting the vibe all over the globe.”
A Note on the Destination: “Las Vegas has been fantastic,” Smith noted, explaining that the destination had been ready last year to introduce delegates to a number of new travel attractions and experiences. The past year has provided Las Vegas with the opportunity to develop new product and to showcase it to international tour operators and media delegates worldwide.
A Note on IPW’s New Partners: Smith reported that interest is high in the first-ever co-location of IPW with three events organized and hosted by Connect Travel. “By co-locating our Connect Travel events alongside the most important travel event in the United States, we are creating exciting synergies for our partners to efficiently make connections across multiple industry sectors,” said Connect Travel President Will Seccombe.“Las Vegas will be the epicenter of the U.S. travel industry in September 2021, and together these events will be the catalyst for travel recovery in 2021 and beyond.”
—Connect THRIVE SUMMIT, September 18-19, 2021. Connect THRIVE Summit is focused on community development through LGBTQ travel, sports, and entertainment. This one-of-a-kind marketing summit features dynamic general sessions and networking events alongside a series of pre-scheduled, one-on-one connections between destinations, resorts, hotels, attractions, domestic and international tour operators and travel agents, sports rights holders, media, marketers and brands.
—eTOURISM SUMMIT, September 20-22 2021. Founded in 2000, eTOURISM SUMMIT attendees get up-to-the-minute, real-life examples of the latest applications in video, content marketing, email marketing, search, social media, mobile and web design. In an intimate setting, attendees get concrete ideas from their peers about how to get the most bang for their buck, learn guerilla marketing tactics, participate in interactive sessions, and hear about dozens of case studies to find out what’s working…and what’s not.
—Connect TOUR, September 20-22, 2021. Connect TOUR is a domestic travel show, specifically designed to address industry needs. The event combines the right timing, a unique format that creates an efficient and effective environment to expedite the sales process and close business and a robust educational track to inspire and inform industry leaders in a rapidly evolving market. Connect Tour is the premier hosted-buyer event that brings together the most active tour operators, suppliers and experts in Domestic tour and travel for preset appointments, keynote general sessions, planner/supplier roundtables and quality networking.
Visit here for a list of key IPW dates and deadlines.
Will USA-China Tensions Hurt Travel?
At first blush, the outlook for travel from China to the United States—once both countries can move beyond the COVID-90 danger zone—seemed upbeat, with signals from official China suggesting that the two nations could lead the way out of that zone starting in September. Then came more of “it.”
“It” is the growing tangle of government actions and positions that, unresolved or left in place, imperil the official sense of comity required to fuel healthy inbound tourism to the United States from China. Nothing illustrates this as does the action last week in which the U.S., the European Union, the UK and Canada imposed sanctions on several Chinese officials for human rights abuses against the Muslim Uyghur minority in China’s Xinjiang province; this, in turn, prompted quick retaliation from China, which announced its own sanctions against 10 European individuals and four institutions, saying they had “maliciously spread lies and disinformation.”
Then, last week there was yet another deeply troublesome development. Russell Jeung, co-founder of the advocacy group Stop AAPI Hate, told the Axios’ news site—based in the national capital region, is focuses on political news—that The U.S.-China relationship is at its lowest point in decades. Tensions between the two countries are reflected in U.S. policies and leaders’ rhetoric that at times conflate Chinese people with China’s government and can fuel anti-Asian racism in the U.S.
So, Will we be able to get to “Yes?” No one in the tourism industry seems to offer a proposal that has real teeth in it. Mostly, most in the industry are expressing a lot of hope that something will happen that will enable a free flow of travel between the two countries.
A First Source Sees Chinese Air Passenger Growth: Data recently presented by tourism industry indicators are encouraging. China’s outbound tourism industry is going to basically return to pre-pandemic normal level in five years, according to the travel analytics company ForwardKeys, which projected that the world’s second biggest economy will see its outbound travel sector return to just 25 percent of the 2019 level this year.
ForwardKeys also said that by 2026 Chinese outbound tourism will recover to 98 percent of the 2019 level and that by 2030, the market size will be more than 1.5 times it was prior to COVID-19.
A Second Source Agrees—There will be a return to travel, with growth in in China, with new trends to follow. A second analysis of future air traffic growth in China came in a report from m1nd-set, a research agency based in Vevey, Switzerland. The company’s key sector of activity is airline, aircraft manufacturer, airport and travel retail research and consulting. It was sourced for this article by https://ftnnews.com/.
Some other findings of the m1nd-set study and analysis include the following:
—The growth forecasts come despite travel restrictions imposed ahead of the Chinese New Year holiday, which saw 28 million Chinese consumers in lockdown following a renewed outbreak of the Covid pandemic in the northern Heilongjiang and Hebei provinces.
—Improved testing and containment measures, accompanied by the arrival of a vaccine, the latest outbreak is not expected to generate as significant a blow as when the pandemic first erupted over 12 months ago.
—Traveler behavioral trends have changed considerably in China since the outbreak of the pandemic, and Chinese travelers are now paying significantly greater attention to health and safety measures, practicing greater hygiene when travelling.
—The impact of the Covid-19 vaccine and how it will affect the Chinese traveler’s desire to travel and their planned shopping behavior is also analyzed in the research.
—More than half (53 percent) of Chinese travelers interviewed said their household income was negatively impacted as a result of the pandemic, moderately lower than the global average of 55%, with a drop of between 5 percent and 20 percent compared to pre-Covid levels in China
—In terms of international travel uptake, one third of Chinese travelers said they would travel again not immediately, but within the first 6 months after restrictions are lifted
.—The Covid-19 vaccine will inevitably have a highly positive impact in China as 97 percent of Chinese travelers are willing to receive the vaccine, the majority of whom said they would prefer to get vaccinated as early as possible. The Chinese aremore likely to consider traveling again if they have received the vaccinecompared to global travelers (39 percent vs 31 percent).
Clara Susset, m1nd-set’s travel retail research director, commented: “Communication is key to post-Covid recovery in China. The industry will need to work collectively to restore traveller confidence and entice them back into the stores. It will be essential to provide easy access to clear information about health and safety measures at the airport and potential delays throughout the airport journey due to modified security measures and procedures.” She added, “Chinese travelers express a clear preference—and a greater tendency than global travelers—for digital technology such as QR Codes … “as a means to learn more about products and brands in the Duty Free shops, search for specific products and check prices before purchasing. The research reveals a number of new such trends and provides recommendations on how to approach this all-important market to ensure the travel retail sector is able to benefit from the Chinese recovery as best possible.”
To purchase the full m1nd-set report, contact: [email protected]
—TUI Says Overseas Tourism Possible This Year: The UK’s largest tour operator last week made it official: “It will be possible this year” for Britons to take overseas holidays, despite the unofficial chatter which suggests that the government might be considering a move to make international travel before July illegal. In a company statement, TUI, which is also the largest tour operator in Europe, made it clear that it “remain(s) committed to working closely with the government on the Global Travel Taskforce and look forward to understanding more about when international travel can take place when it reports on 12 April,” adding that it believes “holidays this summer will be possible, taking into account our outstanding vaccination program and the use of testing where required.” For all of the UK, May 17th is a key day in the future of the country’s travel and tourism industry; it is possible that it might be permissible to travel abroad on that date.
According to the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, any direction will rely on the report of the Global Travel Taskforce, which is to “set out stable, clear and sustainable conditions for the return to international leisure travel.” The task force will report on April 12, and non-essential international travel could resume starting May 17 at the earlier, even thought British Prime Minister has intimated that more details could resume within a week (by April 5th).
—New UK Tour Operator Division Sells Visit USA Product: Tour operator Canadian Affair has launched a tour operation selling holidays to destinations across the U.S., primarily through the travel trade. American Affair, which started sales on March 29, offering holidays across the U.S., including self-drive and coach tours, city breaks, cruises, rail tours, motorhome rental, ski and multi-center holidays. The company will offer a price-match guarantee against all other tour operators on its tailor-made packages, and deposits will start from £250 per person.
—10 U.S. Destinations That Are About to See a Spring/Summer Travel Boom. According to Airbnb:
Based on its search data, Airbnb has released its list of Top 10 spring-summer destinations that U.S.-based travelers are gravitating toward this year. They are: Southern Maine; Cape May, New Jersey; Round Top, Texas; Lake Powell, Arizona; Cape San Blas, Florida; Orderville, Utah; Mammoth Cave, Kentucky; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina; Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri; and Whitefish, Montana. Click here for the complete Travel + Leisure article on this Top 10.
—Create Your own VFR Market of Millions? Italy says more than 30 million Brazilians can apply for citizenship: According to the Italian Constitution of 1948. Any descendant of an Italian citizen, regardless of degree perpetuity, is also considered Italian and can apply for citizenship. As reported by the Brazilian travel trade journal, Diário do Turismo, several years ago, the then-Italian-ambassador to Brazil, Antonio Bernardini, said that there are about 30 million Brazilians in the country who are descendants of Italians. This translated to 15percent of the Brazilian population is classified as ghost, or phantom, Italian.
Fabio Fasoli, managing partner of Dimensione Cidadania, a company specializing in Italian citizenship, clarifies what this term is about. “The phantom Italian citizen is basically that individual of another nationality who doesn’t even know he is Italian, but Italy’s constitutional rights guarantee it. This person carries in his direct ancestry, even if it was a tenth or greater generation, an Italian ancestor and, therefore, is able to apply for his Italian citizenship.”
in Brazil, the number of this population is three times greater than that of Portugal. Data from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) identified that São Paulo is the state with the highest volume of Italian descendants. There are about 16 million. all these people can have Italian citizenship recognized and join a group of other 530 thousand Brazilians who have already acquired it. However, this demand is extremely high. According to Istat (National Institute of Statistics), from Italy, there is a line of 112,000 Brazilians waiting to obtain Italian citizenship.
—For Those Selling to Germany, the Number 2 European Source of Visit USA Traffic … “Marketing plans in the drawer”—this according to the German Travel Trade Journal fvw/TravelTalk. In its coverage of the all virtual ITB trade show this year, it noted that USA tourism marketers were scarce and were “waiting for the start signal.”
In the meantime, the situation got worse, not better, in Germany as the German government extended the country’s lockdown until April 18 and called upon citizens to help check a third wave of the COVID-19 by staying at home on the upcoming five-day Easter holiday period.
With travel sales still at the depressingly low levels they were a year ago when they hit bottom, those in the industry were/are frustrated and angry. Last week, on March 22, hundreds of operators and agencies demonstrated in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. The rally was organized by the alliance “We are all tourism – together we are strong!”
Rockefeller Center to have a rooftop park and skybridge. New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved plans for developer Tishman Speyer to construct a simple pedestrian bridge clad in statuary bronze that would connect the building at 1270 Avenue of the Americas to the planned roof garden atop the historic theater, which will be “amenity space” for Rockefeller Center tenants. The new attraction will join other storied attractions at the site: Radio City Music Hall, which is located within the Rockefeller Center complex, Radio City Music Hall and opened in 1932, attracts scores of thousands of visitors annually, as do NBC Studio tours and the Top of the Rock observatory.
Norwegian Air Version #2? The former head of Norwegian Air is looking to start a new airline to revive low-cost transatlantic routes. As part of its cost-cutting efforts in the midst of the global pandemic, the carrier shut down its transatlantic routes about two-and-a-half months ago, reducing service to short-haul routes. Bjorn Kjos, founder and former chief executive of Norwegian Air who left the company two years ago, holds a 15 percent stake in newcomer Norse Atlantic Airways. The company is majority owned by Bjorn Tore Larsen, a co-founder of staffing company OSM Aviation. If things proceed as hoped for, the new budget carrier plans to fly to U.S destinations such as New York, Los Angeles and Miami from European cities including London, Paris and Oslo starting in December.
TourOperatorLand.com Partner of the Week: Seattle Southside
Seattle Southside is the ideal location for a breathtaking Pacific Northwest getaway. The itinerary for this getaway will take visitors to some of the most picturesque destinations of the Evergreen state. From the iconic Space Needle, to snowy Mount Rainier, to the largest private air and space museum in the world, you’ll be able to make the most of your three-day journey in Seattle’s Backyard.
For First Time Visitors
—Have dinner one night at Bai Tong for authentic and uniquely delicious Thai food.
—Experience the thrill of indoor skydiving at iFLY Seattle.
—Take the light rail to a Mariners, Seahawks, or Sounders game.
—Enjoy a fresh seafood dinner along Puget Sound at Salty’s at Redondo.
—Have some late-night fun bowling, video gaming, and karaoking at Round .1
For Repeat Visitors
—Walk through the beautiful and little-known Highline SeaTac Botanical Gardens
—Try a hot bowl of authentic Japanese ramen at Arashi Ramen
—Get the full spa-treatment at the Spa at Cedarbrook
—Bounce around and test your stamina at the extreme air-sports park, Defy
—Get your hands dirty with a veggie platter and rich, Ethiopian coffee at Star Coffee
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HODGE PODGE: Changes, Openings, Appointments
Karen Ballard, the one-time director of tourism for the State of Idaho, who for the past seven years has worked as a foreign service officer—most recently in the U.S. Commercial Service in Buenos Aires, Argentina—is returning home as the Boise U.S. Export Assistance Center is expanding the scope of its activities, allowing Ballard to help grow and expand export opportunities for Idaho businesses. Ballard, who will be starting her new role in April, previously served the Commercial Service in Las Vegas and Sydney, Australia. During her 20-plus-year tenure in the Idaho Department of Commerce, she spent 15 years in international tourism development.
Ingrid Reisman was recently named vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. She comes to the post from the Las Vegas Monorail Company, where she was senior vice president, chief marketing officer and where she served for more than 15 years.
Bill Talbert, the long-time president and CEO of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau—he has been with the organization since February of1990—is leaving the organization. Talbert will serve as a consultant to the bureau after a new leader is hired and before his contract expires in October 2022. He plans to “reboot” and start a branding company.
Mindy Shea Frazier is back! After losing her position as director of tour, travel sales & international sales at Visit Savannah nearly a year ago in a wave of staff cutbacks due to the global pandemic, she will be returning to the organization beginning April 19, where she served for some 14 years. Prior to her tenure at Visit Savannah, Shea Frazier served in senior sales management positions at several upscale hotel properties in the U.S. South and Southwest.
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced has signed into law a bill aimed at solidifying efforts to promote West Virginia internationally by prioritizing economic development and tourism. The legislation (House Bill 2019) reorganizes and redesignates the Development Office as the West Virginia Department of Economic Development and the Tourism Office as the West Virginia Department of Tourism to reflect the importance of economic development and of tourism programs and initiatives. In concert with the reorganization, Justice has also appointed Chelsea Ruby as the first cabinet secretary of the new West Virginia Department of Tourism. Said Ruby: “I am incredibly appreciative and humbled to be selected by Governor Justice to lead the charge as we continue opening up the doors to more possibilities and opportunities in West Virginia through our economic development efforts. I also thank the Legislature for their support.”
Kim Bach has been named sales and services manager for Destinations International. In her new role, Bach will be responsible for the implementation of business partner and membership initiatives with emphasis on achieving revenue goals, exceptional response and customer service. Most recently, Bach was the partner manager for the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) where she led strategic projects and managed partners in North America, Oceania, Asia as well as Gear and Media accounts. Prior to her role at ATTA, Bach’s résumé includes a tenure with Visit Seattle.
Lisa McAuley, managing director of Gold Medal, is leaving the UK trade-only tour operator in July to assume a new executive position with Silver Travel Advisor. McAuley has acquired a majority share in the publisher, which targets the 50-plus market. She will remain as managing director of Gold Medal until July 2021, which she joined in 2018. In her tenue at, McAuley has organized a new management team, restructured the operator’s sales function, consolidated the trading team and “delivered broad efficiencies.”
Michael Edwards, former chief growth officer for the Intrepid Group, has joined UK-based operator Explore as its new managing director. Edwards is a long-time veteran in the adventure travel industry sector of the tourism industry, including six years in senior leadership roles with the Intrepid group and roles as a consultant with Nomadic Tribe and The Travel Collective. As MD for EMEA and, later, as chief growth officer at the Intrepid Group, Edwards oversaw the development of several new source markets, leading global partnerships and increasing revenue and profitability across all brands and regions. Edwards starts his new job on April 5th.
Lisa Henning has been named managing director of Inspire Europe Limited. She joins the tour operator and travel agency, which specializes in travel rewards and loyalty, on April 12. She leaves The Travel Network Group, where she was chief operating officer, and where she served nearly eight years.
Bud Geissler, a longtime veteran of the student travel segment of the travel and tourism industry, has been recruited by GroupCollect, a leading registration and payment technology platform for multi-day group tour operators. Geissler will spearhead business development and sales for the GroupCollect product. Most recently, Geissler was with Travel Insured International, where he was national account manager for groups. He has also served as served as the president of the Student Youth Travel Association.
Dana Lancellotti has been named as the new president and CEO of the New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association (NJRHA). She comes to the post from her post as director of business development and tourism in Ocean County, New Jersey. Lancellotti, who joined the Ocean County agency more than seven years ago, had been its division director of business development and tourism. She replaces Marilou Halvorsen, the NJHRA’s outgoing president and chief executive officer, who in turn will be the new vice president of state relations and government affairs at the American Hotel & Lodging Association.
Richard Thompson has been appointed as non-executive director of the tour operator, Go Beyond Holidays, which specializes in trips for those with learning disabilities, autism, Asperger’s and those who need extra support on their travels. Thompson worked for Travel Counsellors for 12 years before establishing Inclu Travel a year ago. A long-time veteran of the travel and tourism veteran, Thompson travel, has been promoting accessible travel after breaking his neck in a car accident while working in the French Alps.
Jens Threnhart, well-known tourism industry specialist on China and executive director of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office, is stepping down as executive director of the organization after seven years of service to the six governments of the Greater Mekong Subregion, and will be ensuring a smooth transition during my notice period. A co-founder and president (from 2008-2014) of Dragon Trail Interactive, Threnhart said he will continue to be involved in further developing the private sector framework of Destination Mekong.
Arnaud de Volontat, general manager of Altimetre—a Miami-based a company specializing in the distribution, the representation/agency and in consulting for the retail/travel retail industries in America—has been elected a member of the TFWA (Tax Free World Association) board following a vote of its management committee earlier this month. He has been a member of the management committee since October 2018, and will now take on the role of tfwa vice-president conferences & research. The move follows the departure of Gemma Bateson, who has stepped down from the TFWA Board and Management Committee after leaving the duty free and travel retail industry to start a new venture. TFWA is an association of brands, whose mission is to identify trends and opportunities, build awareness and provide a business platform for the global duty free and travel retail industry to prosper.
The Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC) has announced that Memphian Paul Young has been selected to serve as president and CEO of the organization. Most recently, Young served as division director for the City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development, where he was responsible for guiding community and economic development projects and initiatives throughout the city of Memphis, including the Downtown Tourism Development Zone and the $30 million capital investment for the South City Choice Neighborhoods implementation. Young holds an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and two master’s degrees from the University of Memphis, one in Urban Planning and one in Business Administration.
According to published reports, Albert Herrera, a nearly 17-year veteran of luxury travel network Virtuoso, is leaving the group to join Global Travel Collection (GTC). Herrera will serve as chief commercial officer for GTC, a group of agencies owned by Internova Travel Group, and will report to GTC President Angie Licea. GTC includes such agencies as Protravel International/Tzell, Andrew Harper Travel, All Star Travel, Colletts Travel, In the Know Experiences, and R. Crusoe & Son. At Virtuoso, Herrera was one of the group’s top executives after Matthew Upchurch, chairman and CEO. He oversaw all supplier relations and partnerships, and helped develop the hotel and resorts program. He previously served as director-sales and marketing at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel.
TUI Brasil announced a new director for Latin America and several other recruits for its sourcing area. Frank Tietjen (right), one of those responsible for the future markets strategy at the TUI Group, is the new managing director TUI Latam. The sourcing team is led by the head of product management Latam, Andrea Mattei.,
From SearchWide Global:
—Visit Wichita is searching for a vice president of marketing. More details here.
—Visit Wichita has an opening for a vice president of sales. More details here.
—Destinations International is searching for a senior director, membership engagement. More details here.
—The tourism research and intelligence company Arrivalist has an opening for a chief sales officer. More details here.
—The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau is searching for a new president and CEO. More details here.
—The Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority has an opening for a new president and chief executive officer. More details here.
—In Franklin, Tennessee, which is about 20 miles south of Nashville, the Williamson County Convention and Visitors Bureau is searching for a president and CEO. More details here.
—The position of president & CEO is open at the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce & Visit Big Sky is open. More details here.
—Headquartered in Irving, Texas, the Promotional Products Association International, is searching for a president & chief executive officer. More details here.
—The Valdosta-Lowndes County Conference Center & Tourism Authority in Georgia is looking for a new executive director. More details here.
—Visit San Antonio is looking for a new president and CEO. More details here.
—The Explore Ashville Convention & Visitors Bureau has an opening for a new vice president of sales. More details here.
—The Bermuda Tourism Authority is searching for someone to fill the post of Chief Executive Officer. More details here.
—The Washington County (Ore.) Visitors Association is seeking a new president & CEO. Click here for more information.
—There is an opening for a CEO at Experience Olympia & Beyond in Washington State. For more information, click here.
—The Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce is searching for a new chief marketing officer. Click here for more information.
—VisitGreenvilleSC is looking for a president and CEO. For additional details, click here.
—Visit Florida is searching for a vice president of marketing. For more information, visit here.
—In the Charlotte/Concord area of North Carolina, Great Wolf Resorts as an opening for a director of sales and catering. For details, click here
—Georgia’s Valdosta-Lowndes County Conference Center & Tourism Authority is searching for a conference sales director. More details here.
From Indeed.com: We’ve taken a look at this site (click here) which says that it has more than 990 jobs listed, including a fair number in the travel, tourism and related industries. A sampler of what to expect is below.
—Tourism Economics, the U.S. arm of Oxford Economics, has an opening for a head of business development. More details here.
—Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours, in Miami, Florida, is searching for a vice president of marketing. More details here.
—The Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens in Washington, D.C., is looking for a group sales, special events and tourism manager. More details here.
—Marysville (Kansas) Convention and Tourism has an opening for a director of tourism. More details here.
—The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences museum in Los Angeles is searching for a group sales manager. More details here.
From LinkedIn Jobs: Known to many across the board in the travel and tourism industry, the LinkedIn list (click here) has numerous job opportunities posted. Following is a brief sample of some of those jobs listed.
—The Six Flags attraction in Santa, Idaho has an opening for a director of tourism. More details here.
—The City of Katy, Texas, just west of Houston, has an opening for a tourism and marketing event coordinator. More details here.
—In Worcester, Massachusetts, there is an opening for a tour programs coordinator at the Worcester Art Museum. More details here.
—The Sabre Corporation has an opening for a senior content writer & campaign manager. More details here.
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