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12 Things Successful Visitor Centres Do Differently

Home » Learning Hub 12 Things Successful Visitor Centres Do Differently By Rebecca White Published on August 4, 2020 Visitor centres, and the value they contribute to their region’s visitor economy, is a consistent challenge that many States and Regions of Australia are currently reviewing. They are seen by many local government and tourism organisations […]

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Facebook Users Still Dream of Getaways: Here’s the List of Travel’s Most Popular Videos in June

An image from a trip to Norway on February 6, 2017. Travel brands’ Facebook videos are heavily weighted toward alluring destinations. Tony Armstrong-Sly / Flickr.com Skift Take: With travel to foreign countries still a tepid in many parts of the world, Facebook users are dreaming about vacations. Travel brands, particularly tourism boards and airlines, are […]

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Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs Calls Off Toronto Smart City Project Over Coronavirus Uncertainty

Google’s parent company Alphabet cancelled plans for a tech-enabled neighborhood in Toronto in light of the coronavirus downturn in the economy. shankar s. / Flickr Skift Take: The tech-focused smart city component of Toronto’s Quayside neighborhood may be called off, but, depending on who you ask, it may be more to the detriment of Google […]

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What’s Next for Trip.com Group as Coronavirus Crisis Subsides in China?

Trip.com CEO Jane Sun is seeing signs of recovery in China’s domestic travel market as the coronavirus crisis subsides in the country. Trip.com Skift Take: For Trip.com Group’s top leader, the message is clear. Countries around the world should not squander any chances to control the virus, and neither should the travel industry let a […]

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COVID-19 Immediate Response Action Plan for Visitor Centres and Visitor Services

Home » Learning Hub COVID-19 Immediate Response Action Plan for Visitor Centres and Visitor Services By Rebecca White Published on March 23, 2020 We’re living in a very surreal world with the complete halt of our beloved Tourism industry. Visitors are no longer visiting, many local communities are self isolating themselves from all people, all […]

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COVID-19 Immediate Response Action Plan for Destinations

Home » Learning Hub COVID-19 Immediate Response Action Plan for Destinations By Paige Rowett Published on March 19, 2020 COVID-19 is probably the most historically significant economic crisis of our lifetime. As service providers to our beloved tourism industry, day by day, we are increasingly shattered and shocked at how this crisis is impacting our […]

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Hipmunk Co-Founders Denied by SAP Concur in Buyback Attempt and 15 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Hipmunk the chipmunk sheds a tear in response to SAP Concur’s denial of his bosses’ attempt to buy back the company. Hipmunk Skift Take: This week in digital news, Hipmunk co-founders tried — and failed — to buy back their company in an attempt to save it from getting killed off by SAP Concur. Plus […]

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The Top 10 Skift Research Reports in 2019

Skift Take: Heading into 2020, we handpicked 10 reports we published in 2019 that touch upon the most important topics and trends in travel. These themes should be top of mind moving forward. — Haixia Wang Read the Complete Story On Skift

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The State of Middle East Outbound Travel: New Skift Research

Skift Take: Outbound travel from the Middle East hasn’t garnered the attention of some other outbound markets, but given the high travel expenditure and growth of the region, we think this is one that’s worth paying attention to. — Meghan Carty Read the Complete Story On Skift

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7 Strategies to Engage and Activate Local and Community Stakeholders in Tourism [VIDEO]

Home » Learning Hub 7 Strategies to Engage and Activate Local Stakeholders and Communities in Tourism By Paige Rowett Published on November 7, 2019 We recently ran a live workshop at the Australian Regional Tourism Convention in October 2019, on how Local Government and Regional Organisations can engage their communities in Tourism activities to increase advocacy […]