On July 11, nearly 400 travel industry organizations—including domestic and international organizations—sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and National Park Service Director Chuck Sams calling for reforms to the visitor reservation systems in the national parks.
U.S. Travel Association has shared that their next chapter will be led by Geoff Freeman, a proven association leader who has a track record of building talented teams and delivering game-changing results for varied industries.
The Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau recently announced that Michelle Conway, who has served as Interim President and CEO since March, has been named its new President and CEO, effective immediately. The announcement was made by Board of Directors Chairman Al Comello.
Recently, U.S. Travel Association released its updated international travel forecast, which projects 65 million international arrivals in 2023 (which is 82% of pre-pandemic levels). The forecast also projects that international arrivals and spending will fully recover to 2019 levels by 2025.
Destination Cleveland, the destination marketing and management organization for greater Cleveland, has welcomed Lauren Federico as senior director of convention services in April. Federico, an industry veteran, brings 16 years of event management experience to the convention services and group tour team.