The United Nations World Tourism Organization/World Travel Market Ministers' Summit on 'overtourism' cited a need for the tourism sector to engage more and better with local communities.
New Zealand’s deputy Labour leader Kelvin Davis has been appointed Minister of Tourism by Prime Minister elect Jacinda Ardern who is scheduled to be officially sworn in on Thursday.
A new Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association website details how the Caribbean is open for business, and destinations want travelers to return because it helps hurricane recovery.
Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) appointed Glenys Coughlan and Evan Davies to its board, replacing Norm Thompson and Franceska Banga whose tenures have finished.
The US Virgin Islands tourism commissioner has formally thanked Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line and the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association for helping with post-hurricane evacuations and humanitarian and relief missions.
The Australian Cruise Association will hold its annual conference and general meeting in Broome, the western gateway to the Kimberley, from September 14-16 next year.
The fifth South Pacific Tourism Exchange will be held in Adelaide, South Australia, April 12-13 next year.
Cruise lines are anxious to resume visits to the US Virgin Islands, Gov. Kenneth Mapp told members of the business community at a meeting in St. Thomas.