Travel

When you’re traveling for business, a conference or meetings, it’s important to find time away to relax. Here are some suggestions for entertainment, dining, drinking, socializing — just having a good time.

When Your Supply Chain Is Human

SA Expeditions, a travel company with a social-responsibility focus, has a different take on what it means to be sustainable.

BY Michelle Russell August 1, 2022

Australia Welcomes Back Global Travelers

Feb. 21 marked the reopening of Australia’s international borders, which had been closed to everyone except citizens and residents since March 2020.

BY Michelle Russell February 21, 2022

State of the U.S. Travel Industry 2022: No Recovery Without Business Travel Recovery

U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow urges the business community to come back together: “It’s safe to meet.”

BY Barbara Palmer February 2, 2022

On Site in Baltimore, Where Past and Present Meet

Ahead of Destinations International’s annual conference in July, Convene Managing Editor Jennifer N. Dienst participated in a media trip, walking where American history took place and learning how to pick crabs like a local.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst July 28, 2021

DMO Launches Comic Series Via Streaming Services

‘Life’s Rewards,’ an eight-episode comedy program co-produced by the St. Petersburg/Clearwater DMO, gives the destination major screen time — and provides a case-study example of a new CVB business model spurred by the pandemic.

BY Curt Wagner June 28, 2021

Ixnay on the ‘Surprise and Delight’ Elements of Incentive Programs and Other Findings

The Incentive Research Foundation recently published a white paper summarizing facilitated conversations among incentive travel professionals who met in April in The Palm Beaches. Here’s a recap.

BY Michelle Russell June 14, 2021

What Are the Biggest Roadblocks to Post-Pandemic Business Travel?

Unpredictable airfares, fluctuating entry restrictions, and rental car shortages are just a few of the challenges facing travelers right now, according to travel writer Peter Greenberg, who spoke at Destination International’s recent CEO Summit.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst June 9, 2021

Work From Anywhere but Meet in One Place

The digital nomad movement has gained ground during the pandemic, for sure. But it has pre-COVID roots and its pioneers are planning an in-person gathering to help it flourish — and to get destinations’ support.

BY David McMillin May 28, 2021

Building a More Diverse Tourism Industry Through Apprenticeships

Tourism Diversity Matters’ apprenticeship program coordinator Deedra Mills-Hall has come full circle, supporting apprenticeships in the industry because of the role that experience played in launching her own career.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst April 11, 2021

Previous Crises Laid the Groundwork for the COVID-19 Response in Puerto Rico

Recent experiences with natural disasters helped Discover Puerto Rico navigate the pandemic, according to panelists at a recent webinar hosted by the DMO.

BY Casey Gale April 7, 2021

Travelers Get Another 19 Months to Obtain REAL IDs

The deadline to get your REAL ID-compliant licenses or other forms of ID, which U.S. travelers must have to fly domestically, has been extended again to May 3, 2023.

BY Curt Wagner April 5, 2021

Airbn-Be There Through Virtual Travel

With travel still largely on hold, the company’s Online Experiences are giving guests a chance to see, touch, and taste new destinations from home.

BY David McMillin March 15, 2021