National tourism – Anti Nationale http://antinationale.org/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:49:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://antinationale.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/anti.png National tourism – Anti Nationale http://antinationale.org/ 32 32 HotelRunner expands its operations in Morocco by partnering with the National Confederation of Tourism (CNT) to digitize the travel industry https://antinationale.org/hotelrunner-expands-its-operations-in-morocco-by-partnering-with-the-national-confederation-of-tourism-cnt-to-digitize-the-travel-industry/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 07:21:10 +0000 https://antinationale.org/hotelrunner-expands-its-operations-in-morocco-by-partnering-with-the-national-confederation-of-tourism-cnt-to-digitize-the-travel-industry/ HotelRunner, a world leader in hospitality and travel technology, participated in the very first “Travel Tech Morocco” event organized by the Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT) and National Confederation of Tourism (CNT) with the contribution of the partner HotelRunner Home web services (HWS) on June 17 in Rabat, Morocco. HotelRunner co-founders and managing partners Ali […]]]>

HotelRunner, a world leader in hospitality and travel technology, participated in the very first “Travel Tech Morocco” event organized by the Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT) and National Confederation of Tourism (CNT) with the contribution of the partner HotelRunner Home web services (HWS) on June 17 in Rabat, Morocco.

HotelRunner co-founders and managing partners Ali Beklen and Arden Agopian, as well as the Director of Demand Partnerships Riza Kaynak and Director of Supply Partnerships Cihan Coşkuntuncelattended the event as special guests and participated in panels to share their insights with veterans of Morocco’s travel industry.

During this special event, HotelRunner, the National Confederation of Tourism of Morocco, and Hospitality Web services signed a memorandum of understanding for the digitization of the tourism and hospitality industries in Morocco by harnessing the power of technology. This partnership demonstrates HotelRunner’s commitment to digitizing accommodation and travel agencies, introducing them to the global market, helping to promote Morocco as a destination and, consequently, advancing the Moroccan economy. of the trip as a whole.

“Morocco is a unique market with enormous growth potential. We are committed to elevating the digitalization of the travel industry across North Africa, starting with Morocco, and excited to see what lies ahead,” said Arden Agopianco-founder and managing partner at HotelRunner.

“Morocco is one of the key markets for HotelRunner and with collaboration and commitment, we will propel Morocco’s digital transformation. Together, we will build a greater travel economy,” added the co-founder and managing partner of ‘HotelRunner, Ali Beklen.

Regarding this privileged partnership, Hamid Bentahar, President of the National Confederation of Tourism, said: “The main objective of the CNT has always been to forge a stronger and more inclusive travel industry. We will work with our esteemed partners to achieve this goal and together accelerate the transition of the Moroccan travel industry from offline to online.”

“With the support of our long-standing reliable partner HotelRunner and our esteemed CNT, we are delighted to say that this partnership will usher in a new era for the Moroccan travel industry,” said Reda Aboudihajco-founder and managing partner of Hospitality Web Services.

“We have worked hard in line with our mission to support technology companies and travel industry properties in Africa. Today, we are ready to take our mission to the next level with this unique partnership,” added Christopher Bazilleco-founder and managing partner of Hospitality Web Services.

As part of the signed MoU, HotelRunner, CNT and HWS will equip travel agencies, hotels and tourism professionals in Morocco with the latest technologies, encourage them to work closely together and support them in the transition from local to internationally, thus advancing the digital transformation of the tourism and hospitality industries in Morocco.

About HotelRunner

HotelRunner is a unified SaaS sales, operations and distribution management platform and B2B network for accommodations, travel agencies and payment providers. HotelRunner has thousands of accommodation partners and travel agencies worldwide. HotelRunner is a Premier Booking.com Connectivity Partner, Expedia Elite Connectivity Partner, Airbnb Software Partner, Agoda Innovative Provider, Oracle Gold, Hotelbeds and Google Hotel Ads Strategic Partner.

To learn more about HotelRunner, please visit our website.

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Secretary General of the Greek National Tourism Organization: “Israelis are more than https://antinationale.org/secretary-general-of-the-greek-national-tourism-organization-israelis-are-more-than/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 11:46:00 +0000 https://antinationale.org/secretary-general-of-the-greek-national-tourism-organization-israelis-are-more-than/ “Sustainability is undoubtedly the biggest challenge of the current decade and Greece’s national goal by 2030. The current government is a pioneer in protecting the environment and our adaptation to the challenge of sustainability , and this is reflected in the climate law passed in parliament,” said Dimitris Fragakis, Secretary General of the Greek National […]]]>

“Sustainability is undoubtedly the biggest challenge of the current decade and Greece’s national goal by 2030. The current government is a pioneer in protecting the environment and our adaptation to the challenge of sustainability , and this is reflected in the climate law passed in parliament,” said Dimitris Fragakis, Secretary General of the Greek National Tourist Board.

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Dimitris Fragakis, Secretary General of the Greek National Tourist Board

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“Sustainability is not just about conserving natural resources or preserving cultural heritage,” he added. “Sustainability also has a deep social aspect, especially for our country. In this, sustainable tourism can play an even greater role in strengthening social cohesion.”

According to him, the big challenge is the dispersion of the tourist product in terms of time and place and, therefore, the increase of income in more parts of the country and for more citizens. “Greece has all the relative advantages that make it a potential year-round tourist destination. This means more growth, more exposure to local communities and more jobs for young people. local communities, the greater the benefit for all citizens,” he said.

How have the pandemic and global crises changed the way people travel?

“The pandemic has changed everything in Greek tourism, but also in global tourism. Digital media for researching and buying holidays has grown considerably, and a large percentage of young travelers are now booking holidays via their mobile phones. The requirements have also changed in relation to the destinations themselves. The issue of safety is very important and Greece has had success during the epidemic. The second thing travelers are looking for today is an experience, that is- that is to say visit a place where they will have the authentic local experience. And the The third thing they really want is to find good infrastructure, both private and public: good hospitality, a good restaurant, a well-lit street to walk on, clean sidewalk, things that are essentially self-contained.”

What is the potential of bilateral relations between the Israeli and Greek tourism industries?

“Israelis are more than just tourists, they are true travelers who are always looking to get to know places and gain new experiences. They love to explore and rarely stay in one place. Greece: travel, experience, human contact. All of Greece is like a secret map of hidden treasures that need to be discovered. Besides the popular islands of the Ionian Sea and the Aegean Sea, there are also the big cities – Athens, Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Chania. They are very close to Israel and offer the ideal city vacation. An excellent combination of entertainment, culture, gastronomy, shopping and comfortable accommodation.”

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Changes to the National Tourism Registry https://antinationale.org/changes-to-the-national-tourism-registry/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://antinationale.org/changes-to-the-national-tourism-registry/ On December 24, 2021, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism issued Decree 1836 of 2021 which amends Decree 1074 of 2015 regarding the National Tourism Registry (“RNT”). Remember that the RNT is a prerequisite and a mandatory requirement for Tourist Service Providers (“PST”) to provide services of this nature on national territory. Failure to […]]]>

On December 24, 2021, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism issued Decree 1836 of 2021 which amends Decree 1074 of 2015 regarding the National Tourism Registry (“RNT”).

Remember that the RNT is a prerequisite and a mandatory requirement for Tourist Service Providers (“PST”) to provide services of this nature on national territory. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in the closure of the establishment where the services are offered, as well as a ban on providing tourist services for up to five (5) years.

Here is a summary of the most relevant articles of the decree:

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Definition of tourism services. Law 2068 of 2020

Expansion of the concept

According to Decree and Law 2068 of 2020, a TSP is any person, domiciled in Colombia or abroad, who carries out any of the following activities in the normal course of business:

  • Render, directly or indirectly, tourist services.
  • Serves as an intermediary in tourist services.
  • Contracts, markets, sells or reserves, directly or indirectly, tourist services.

The tourist service provider can be a natural person or a legal person.

Obligation to obtain an RNT

The RNT is a mandatory prerequisite for all TSPs.

Registry Registration, Suspension, Update, Renewal, Reactivation and Cancellation Form

Registration and other related actions (i.e. renewal, update) must be done through the electronic platform to be activated by chambers of commerce.

TPS must perform registration or other actions through the Chamber of Commerce platform located at its home. Foreign electronic or digital platforms must be registered with the Bogota Chamber of Commerce.

A permanent establishment

Registration in the RNT does not constitute a domicile in Colombia or the configuration of a permanent establishment. Nor does it imply the obligation to have a branch, representative or permanent affiliation in Colombia.

Protection of personal data in the National Tourism Registry

Chambers of commerce that collect personal data must comply with the obligations arising from the law on personal data.

Proof of registration

The NTR will be proven by the certificate issued by the Chamber of Commerce where the TSP is registered.

Obligation to display the certificate

TSPs must display the certificate issued by the respective chamber of commerce in a visible place in their establishment or on their website.

Important details on the general conditions of registration

Tourism service providers must separately register each of their business establishments, branches, agencies and real estate in which they provide tourism services.

Special requirements for car and rental vehicle suppliers

The vehicle rental company for national and international tourism must, in addition to the general requirements set out in the decree, complete a list of vehicles owned to provide this service.

When the respective Chamber of Commerce issues the registration certificate, it also issues a list of all vehicles indicated by the vehicle company.

Renovation of the register

The RNT must be renewed each year before March 31. If the Service Provider does not renew the registration by March 31 of each year, the registration will be suspended until the renewal is completed.

If the registration of the tourist service provider is suspended, the tourist establishments will not be able to operate, nor the service providers will be able to develop their activities. Exploitation without registration may result in suspension of registration for up to 5 years.

Obligation to display the certificate and promote the services through digital platforms.

The digital platforms through which the Tourist Service Providers offer or operate tourist services are required to display in a visible place on the website the RNT Registration Certificate.

Similarly, when other providers use the platforms to advertise their services, they must submit the following to the platform operators: (I) Name or company name, as the case may be, (ii) National Tourism Registry Number, (iii) And the services offered by the operator, the terms of service and the confirmation and cancellation policy. The last two must be visible in the ad.

When service providers do not comply with the obligation to display the National Tourist Registration Number, platform operators must refuse to publish or withdraw the advertisement.

Protection of personal data by the Tourist Service Provider and electronic and digital platforms.

Platforms and their operators are required to comply with the provisions of data protection law. However, national authorities may request certain information for statistical, tax or vigilance purposes.

Special contributions from tourism

TSP may be subject to a Special Tourist Contribution. This tax is transferred to the National Tourism Fund.

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Launch of the National Tourism Satellite Account https://antinationale.org/launch-of-the-national-tourism-satellite-account/ Fri, 27 May 2022 10:46:27 +0000 https://antinationale.org/launch-of-the-national-tourism-satellite-account/ The Tourism Satellite Account (TSA), which provides a foundation for the country to move further towards resilience and economic diversification, was recently launched on May 19 in Windhoek, according to a recent publication by UN Namibia. The development of this TSA is anchored in strategic objective number two (2) of the National Strategy on the […]]]>

The Tourism Satellite Account (TSA), which provides a foundation for the country to move further towards resilience and economic diversification, was recently launched on May 19 in Windhoek, according to a recent publication by UN Namibia.

The development of this TSA is anchored in strategic objective number two (2) of the National Strategy on the sustainable development of heritage tourism and job creation opportunities at the community level (202-2030), within the framework of the activity “Revise and strengthen tourism data and statistics”. ”

The project was led by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Tourism (MEFT), with support from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and UN Namibia.

According to the publication, in her opening remarks, Heather Sibungo, Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT) said that the TSA aims to compile and present information on the participation of the tourism sector. in the national economy.

She noted that tourism, by contributing directly or indirectly to a substantial share of gross domestic product (GDP) and being one of the main sources of foreign currency, plays a major role in the economy.

Sibungo commended the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) for responding positively to Namibia’s request and making available financial resources and technical expertise contracts to carry out this important National program.

Meanwhile, the UN Resident Coordinator (RC) in Namibia, Sen Pang, said in his remarks that the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the importance of various sectors to maintain statistics to develop a effective recovery plan and to administer economic recovery plans.

He noted: “It is indisputable that the economic fallout from the closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected the tourism sector; the industry lost an estimated N$3.2 billion or $220 million due to the severe disruption.

Pang was particularly encouraged to note that after the success of the partnership with UNESCO and UNDP, the Namibian government has taken a further step by partnering with ECA in strengthening data collection and reporting systems on tourism.

Pang observed that the TSA is relevant for the Namibian tourism sector as it works towards a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, but also for other economic sectors through the ripple effects generated.

Alex Shimuafeni, General Statistician and CEO of the Namibian Statistics Agency (NSA), said tourism statistics are needed to design marketing strategies, strengthen inter-institutional relationships, assess the efficiency and effectiveness of tourism decisions managing and measuring tourism across the national economy.

“It is crucial for Namibia to develop a TSA that will provide us with the answer on the contribution of tourism to the economy, and I am pleased that the NSA and the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Tourism are working towards realizing it. of this step,” said Shimuafeni.

Speaking at the same event, Namibia Tourism Board CEO Digu Naobeb noted that the TSA is complex in its structure and dimensions; thus, it requires the contribution and involvement of multiple stakeholders.

“This approach has worked and paid off. We hope that we will continue to involve a multidisciplinary approach,” he added.

Olayinka Bandele, Head of Inclusive Industrialization at the ECA Sub-Regional Office for Southern Africa, said she was delighted that ECA is joining as a partner to support the MEFT in achieving the TSA. Noting ECA’s wealth of experience in supporting similar CST capacity building projects in East Africa, she pointed out that Namibian participants can now learn best practices, as well as advise on challenges that arise. are posed in the other countries, as specialists from Kenya, Zanzibar and Uganda are participating in the capacity building workshop which will take place next week.

Meanwhile, ECA Tourism Consultant, Prof. Pius O. Odunga, in his presentation said that the TSA would increase and improve the knowledge of the importance of tourism regarding the overall economic activity in a given country; develop quantitative estimates of the added value of tourism and thus analyze the importance of tourism for one economy among others.

“Overall, the TSA provides the basis for applying tourism multipliers and other models to measure the secondary and tertiary impacts of tourism spending on the broader economy,” he added.

In her closing remarks and vote of thanks, the Deputy Director of MEFT, Mrs. Seimy Shidute, implored all tourism stakeholders, especially the private sector, to fully provide the data required for the development of TSA to the National Tourism Committee. CST.


The official launch of the Namibian Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) project took place in Windhoek. Photo: © CEA


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National Tourism Week: Putting more emphasis on local and sustainable tourism https://antinationale.org/national-tourism-week-putting-more-emphasis-on-local-and-sustainable-tourism/ Fri, 06 May 2022 13:09:03 +0000 https://antinationale.org/national-tourism-week-putting-more-emphasis-on-local-and-sustainable-tourism/ Published on: Friday, May 6, 2022 National Tourism Week is an annual day celebrating the entire tourism community in the United States. After a two-year long hiatus, countries around the world have started to reopen. Most countries emphasize local and sustainable travel experiences for travelers. Sustainable Travel Research Report 2022 Booking.com also released its 2022 […]]]>

Published on: Friday, May 6, 2022

National Tourism Week is an annual day celebrating the entire tourism community in the United States. After a two-year long hiatus, countries around the world have started to reopen. Most countries emphasize local and sustainable travel experiences for travelers.

Sustainable Travel Research Report 2022

Booking.com also released its 2022 Sustainable Travel Research Report with insights gathered from over 30,000 travelers across 32 countries and territories, highlighting that the impact of their travels remains a priority, with 91% of Indian travelers saying want to travel more. sustainably over the next 12 months – a 76% increase over the company’s 2021 data.

With 94% of Indian travelers confirming that sustainable travel is important to them, 68% indicated that recent news on climate change has prompted them to make more sustainable travel choices. To this end, 64% of Indian travelers say that the sustainability efforts of accommodation and transport providers play an important role in their accommodation and transport decisions, respectively. In fact, 88% of Indian travelers say they would be more likely to choose sustainable accommodation, whether they are specifically looking for one or not.

Intensive sustainable flight test program

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has successfully completed the most intensive sustainable flight test program in the world, operating 42 flights over a five-day period to test operational efficiency, technology and procedures that will reduce carbon emissions.

The program, coinciding with Earth Day 2022, included 22 contrail prevention flights over three days.

Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “We believe this is the most intensive sustainability flight test program ever conducted, the results of which will help reduce carbon emissions and the environmental impact of aviation as lessons are implemented into the standard. airline operations across the industry.

“Some of the technologies and operational efficiencies we tested can be implemented today and we are in the process of incorporating these innovations into standard operating procedures, which we hope to see replicated across the industry. while some technologies are still in their infancy. and we will continue to work with our partners to test and develop them for future use. However, there are a number of impactful solutions that are out of the box but require an industry and regulatory response to become practical the industry must rise to the challenge.

Etihad highlights Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), which are currently more than six times more expensive than conventional aviation fuels and incredibly difficult to the point of being unobtainable, recognizing that SAF and low carbon aviation (LCAF) are necessary for the energy transition of aviation.

“This challenge requires policy changes from governments, continued R&D, supply chain improvements and refining improvements,” Douglas said.

Approach of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to hold the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2022 (PDMF 2022) at the International Convention Center (ICC) in Songkhla, Thailand from August 2-4.

The event, under the theme “Rebuilding Sustainably through Cultural Heritage and Community Tourism”, is generously organized by the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Songkhla Convention and Exhibition Bureau ( SCEB) and Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA) with the support of Songkhla City.

“At this year’s PATA Destination Marketing Forum, we are ready to celebrate the start of a strong tourism recovery in Asia-Pacific. Our experiential conference program highlights best practices in destination marketing and management in the post-pandemic recovery world. We are here to support a sustainable recovery for the region,” said Liz Ortiguera, CEO of PATA. “All of us at PATA are excited to host our next destination event and show that Thailand is open to international MICE events such as ours. We all look forward to welcoming you to Songkhla, Thailand.”

Mr. Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, Chairman of TCEB, said, “TCEB is proud and delighted to promote and co-host the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2022, Songkhla in Thailand. The event, which will serve as a driving force for international MICE events in Thailand, helps to implement the government’s policy of stimulating and developing the regional economy. Songkhla is one of Thailand’s leading MICE cities, with strong potential and drive to host international conventions at world-class standards. The city has already established a solid track record by hosting many high profile MICE events. »

“The event will go a long way in raising the visibility and awareness of Songkhla and other regional MICE towns as international MICE destinations. At TCEB, we are committed to supporting responsible, low-impact and sustainable growth in the MICE sector, leveraging MICE events to benefit local communities, and driving inclusive economic growth across the country,” he said. added.

Mr. Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas), TAT, said: “A historic city with a rich cultural heritage, Songkhla is also blessed with beautiful beaches, enchanting waterfalls and a lake. Moreover, Songkhla exudes the dynamic character of a vibrant commercial and knowledge hub with unique local architecture and exemplary cuisine. We look forward to welcoming all PATA delegates to Songkhla to immerse themselves in this remarkable destination.

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National Tourism Week is underway as pre-pandemic tourist numbers return to the Las Vegas Valley https://antinationale.org/national-tourism-week-is-underway-as-pre-pandemic-tourist-numbers-return-to-the-las-vegas-valley/ Thu, 05 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://antinationale.org/national-tourism-week-is-underway-as-pre-pandemic-tourist-numbers-return-to-the-las-vegas-valley/ LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – National Travel and Tourism Week kicks off in May, after a busy few months of travel. In March alone, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported that 3.3 million visitors visited Las Vegas. The LVCVA cites the variety of resorts, nightlife and growing list of residences as reasons that keep […]]]>

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – National Travel and Tourism Week kicks off in May, after a busy few months of travel.

In March alone, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported that 3.3 million visitors visited Las Vegas.

The LVCVA cites the variety of resorts, nightlife and growing list of residences as reasons that keep tourists coming back to visit.

8 News Now spoke with Mathew Nolan and Annette Morales who are flying in from New York.

“I love Las Vegas, it’s Mother’s Day weekend and my mom is with me and it’s our anniversary,” Morales said. “There is always something to do, something different to do in every hotel.”

The couple say they decided to take advantage of all the sights by hopping on scooters.

“If you’re walking in this heat and carrying luggage…we’re heading to old Vegas.” We’ll be there in an hour on our scooters,” Nolan said.

As tourists begin to pack the Strip, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week and declares that now is the best time to be in Las Vegas.

Lori Nelson-Kraft is the senior vice president of communications at the LVCVA and outlined the attendance numbers so far this year.

“Here at the convention center, we have more shows on the books in 2022 than we did in 2019. However, I will say this, attendance is still down,” she said.

International travel, which accounts for 15% of overall visits, has still not returned, even after Harry Reid International restored 16 international sites.

But the future is bright, as evidenced by Las Vegas celebrating a massive achievement.

“The NFL has never awarded a single city three killer events. Vegas hosted the Pro Bowl and just won a successful NFL Draft, and we have the Superbowl on the horizon,” Kraft added.

The LVCVA also thanks the more than 165,000 hospitality workers for their efforts.

Along with the daily happenings in Las Vegas, plenty of excitement is on the horizon as Formula 1 also heads to the valley.

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Visit Tri-Cities celebrates National Tourism Week with contests, activities and more | New https://antinationale.org/visit-tri-cities-celebrates-national-tourism-week-with-contests-activities-and-more-new/ Mon, 02 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://antinationale.org/visit-tri-cities-celebrates-national-tourism-week-with-contests-activities-and-more-new/ TRI-CITIES, Washington – Visit Tri-Cities is celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week May 2-7 to highlight the importance of tourism. This year’s theme is “The Future of Travel” and will offer ideas to support Tri-Cities tourism. The best way to ensure the longevity of the attractions we all love is to make sure the community […]]]>

TRI-CITIES, Washington –

Visit Tri-Cities is celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week May 2-7 to highlight the importance of tourism. This year’s theme is “The Future of Travel” and will offer ideas to support Tri-Cities tourism.

The best way to ensure the longevity of the attractions we all love is to make sure the community experiences them, Visit Tri-Cities said.

“Tourism is fun and games, literally, but it’s also an important and vital part of the Tri-Cities economy,” the Visit Tri-Cities press release said. “Each year, visitors spend $489.3 million in Benton and Franklin counties, generating $51.2 million in state and local taxes.”

Visit Tri-Cities went on to say that this money impacts community resources and reduces the tax burden on Tri-Citians’ households by more than $500.

The week-long celebration is accompanied by a community photo contest. People are encouraged to take photos of the community tourist attractions they visit and post them on social media with #TCTourism. Photos must be taken in the Tri-Cities within the past two years and show any tourism-related activity. Be sure to tag @tricitieswa and @AveloAir to enter.

A secret group of “tourism experts” will judge the best photos. Winners will be chosen daily and announced on the Visit Tri-Cities social media accounts. Prices vary depending on the day. Three grand prize winners will receive flight packages from Avélo Airlines. These winners will be announced at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 13.

PROGRAM

Excellence Monday – May 2

Announces the launch of the Excellence in Service 2022 program

Together Tuesday – May 3

Highlights of Group Activities in the Tri-Cities

Water and Weather Wednesday – May 4

Highlights outdoor recreation

Photo Prize: Rock Shop Gift Certificate

Thirsty Thursday – May 5

Explore the craft beverage scene

Photo prize: Take a Break Tri-Cities and Rockabilly Roasting Co. gift certificates.

Gourmet Friday – May 6

Tastes across the Tri-Cities

Photo Prize: Columbia Park Golf Tri-Plex and Bite at the Landing gift certificates

Cinco Saturday – May 7

Celebrate Hispanic Culture in the Tri-Cities

Photo Prize: Tri-City Dust Devils General Admission Tickets and Shakey’s Pizza Gift Certificate

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National Tourism and Local Economy Week | KSNF/KODE https://antinationale.org/national-tourism-and-local-economy-week-ksnf-kode/ Mon, 02 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://antinationale.org/national-tourism-and-local-economy-week-ksnf-kode/ JOPLIN, Mo. – It’s an industry that brings in millions of dollars every year and employs thousands of people in the Joplin area – tourism. The first week of May is National Travel and Tourism Week, and it plays a huge role in the local economy. “We see over 400,000 hotel room nights sold in […]]]>

JOPLIN, Mo. – It’s an industry that brings in millions of dollars every year and employs thousands of people in the Joplin area – tourism.

The first week of May is National Travel and Tourism Week, and it plays a huge role in the local economy.

“We see over 400,000 hotel room nights sold in Joplin every year and that’s about $37 million in transactions for that to happen, so that’s a big impact on the Joplin market, and then you start adding meals, retail, gas prices, the impact ripples through all tax bases in the community,” said Patrick Tuttle, director of the Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Geography plays a major role in the tourist destination of Joplin thanks to north-south and east-west access from Highways 44 and 49, not to mention the American Mother Road that runs through town.

“We just decided to extend our trip and go down Route 66 for a while and see what we could see,” said Stephen Burt, Traveling Route 66.

That’s what brought Stephen Burt, his wife and another couple to town, where they spent the night, toured some of the sights before heading west.

“There seems to be a lot of opportunity for hotel rooms, they seem to be well stocked there, restaurants, lots of restaurants, I think Joplin is on the right track there,” Burt said.

Tuttle says the number one bus destination is the Candy House, while the number one tourist attraction is Grand Falls.

He also says that 83% of hotels in the Joplin area are in Newton County, with 90% of restaurants in Jasper County – and that towns and villages along Route 66 also work closely together to attract so many visitors to this historic corridor.

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Shenandoah County Launches National Tourism Week | Every day https://antinationale.org/shenandoah-county-launches-national-tourism-week-every-day/ Sun, 01 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://antinationale.org/shenandoah-county-launches-national-tourism-week-every-day/ WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County is celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week. During the first full week of May this year, National Travel & Tourism Week (NTTW) will look at “The Future of Travel”. The theme aims to “elevate the travel industry and how it can restore the workforce, help communities recover, foster sustainability, usher in […]]]>

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County is celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week.

During the first full week of May this year, National Travel & Tourism Week (NTTW) will look at “The Future of Travel”. The theme aims to “elevate the travel industry and how it can restore the workforce, help communities recover, foster sustainability, usher in new innovations, and reconnect travelers across the United States and around the world. “.

“Tourism is a vital part of our local economy as Shenandoah County’s second largest industry,” said Jenna French, Shenandoah County’s Director of Tourism and Economic Development. “Despite the pandemic, visitors to Shenandoah County spent more than $100 million in 2020 to support more than 1,100 tourism-related jobs and generated more than $4 million in local tax revenue for Shenandoah County and its cities.”

During National Tourism Week, the Shenandoah County Office of Tourism and Economic Development encourages residents to play tourist in their own backyards and experience the many attractions and amenities that the county, cities and other communities have to offer.

Local businesses in Shenandoah County and its cities will be offering deals and discounts to Shenandoah County residents throughout NTTW Week.

The Shenandoah County Tourism Board has begun planning for the November week.

Traditional promotions have not happened for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but French said in November that she was interested in the board’s thoughts on bringing these back and potentially d other ideas for the event.

Promotions this year include discounts and promotions at attractions such as the Community Theater, Route 11 Potato Chips, Shenandoah Caverns, Edinburgh Mill, Virginia Civil War Museum and select wineries as well as local restaurants, markets and retail stores.

Promotions will run until May 7th.

Residents can find a complete list of participating businesses and specific discounts at visitshenandoahcounty.com/nttw/. Proof of residency is required in the form of a valid driver’s license or other state-issued identification.

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Severn Valley Railway is a finalist for the National Tourism Award https://antinationale.org/severn-valley-railway-is-a-finalist-for-the-national-tourism-award/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://antinationale.org/severn-valley-railway-is-a-finalist-for-the-national-tourism-award/ The Severn Valley Railway has been named a finalist in the National Tourism Industry Excellence Awards. The Severn Valley Railway at Bridgnorth Following a rigorous evaluation process by hand-picked tourism industry experts, VisitEngland has selected SVR as one of three finalists in its new Resilience and Innovation category. Helen Smith, Chief Executive of SVR, said: […]]]>

The Severn Valley Railway has been named a finalist in the National Tourism Industry Excellence Awards.

The Severn Valley Railway at Bridgnorth

Following a rigorous evaluation process by hand-picked tourism industry experts, VisitEngland has selected SVR as one of three finalists in its new Resilience and Innovation category.

Helen Smith, Chief Executive of SVR, said:

“This is an outstanding achievement for the Severn Valley Railway and recognition of the hard work and incredible talents of our volunteers and paid staff.

“Surviving the devastating effects of the Covid pandemic took incredible strength, courageous decisions and many changes to the way we work. For example, our most recent innovation was to paint an SVR-based locomotive purple, to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

“Resilience and innovation have truly been our watchwords, and we are delighted that VisitEngland has recognized our achievements by choosing us as finalists.”

The SVR won a regional award for resilience and innovation from Visit Worcestershire in March this year and as a result was featured for the national VisitEngland awards along with hundreds of other businesses across the country.

The Visit Worcestershire judges were impressed with the improvements SVR has made to its virtual experience, digital PR, collaborations, wider tourism support and business diversification, calling the organization “an inspiration to others “. They also highlighted the railroad’s apprenticeship program.

VisitEngland chief executive Patricia Yates said:

“These awards celebrate businesses and individuals in tourism across England who have demonstrated excellence over the past year and it is fantastic to see such an outstanding list of finalists.

“The impressive list reflects the breadth of innovation, quality and experiences in the tourism industry in England and I congratulate all finalists and wish them the best of luck.

“Millions of jobs and local economies depend on tourism and this year’s awards are also a timely opportunity to recognize the determination and dedication of tourism businesses as they rebuild and continue to champion best practice and sustainability. ‘customer service excellence, providing visitors with a stand-out experience.’

The awards ceremony will take place at the Library of Birmingham on 8e June.

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