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.
When the global COVID-19 pandemic began, the cruise industry was one of the very first to be affected.
Before a vaccine, test or any other way to track and contain illness, cruises were seen as incubators of the novel coronavirus, due in large part to the spectacle of a few ships forced to remain at sea due to active cases.