The Future of Tourism: Adapting to the New Normal

Future of Tourism Series | Guest Blog By Frank Cuypers COVID-19 and climate change both have a serious effect on the future of travel. Many leaders give necessary leadership through articles and keynotes about restorative, meaningful, regenerative or transformative tourism. At the same time…

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Reimagining A Destination Organization

Future of Tourism Series | Guest Blog By Nancy Small In March 2020 when the pandemic hit, Tourism Richmond’s revenue, reliant on a hotel tax, very quickly dropped close to zero for several months. Radical action was needed to rethink and reinvent. We took immediate action on reimagining our…

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A New Age of Tourism in Africa featuring Castro Ambiyo

In this time of global crisis and uncertainty, we put the call out to leaders, CEOs, strategists and consultants to sit down and tell us, in their own words, what is going on and what is going to happen next in this vital global industry. In November 2020, I hosted a round table at the 2020 City…

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Leading Forward Into 2021: A Note to Destination Executives

Future of Tourism Series | Guest Blog By Dave Herrell Destination leadership executives’ ability to have good peripheral vision has always been paramount to success. Anticipating and understanding threats and weaknesses, and creating solutions and opportunities to meet demand, expectations and…

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How to Become a Thriving Esports Destination

Future of Tourism Series | Guest Blog By Ed Tomasi Gaming and esports are seeing incredible growth during the pandemic while other sports and entertainment sectors are facing challenges as to how to thrive, or even just survive. It’s only logical for the right DMOs to pursue esports as a means…

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