Lemonade News

Picnic in the Parks Program Supports Local Restaurants

May 12, 2021

Brookhaven, a destination near Atlanta, Georgia has launched a Picnic in the Parks program to support its local restaurants. The effort from Explore Brookhaven encourages takeout orders from local participating restaurants by rewarding those who make qualifying purchases with reusable picnic baskets. The picnic baskets are to help patrons better enjoy meals outdoors at one…

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MGM Resorts Gear Up For Vegas Tourism Boom

May 7, 2021

MGM Resorts, the global casino operator behind many Las Vegas properties as well as venues in China and across the U.S., is a good financial bellwether of how things are going in the gaming industry. While the company’s first quarter performance was significantly behind pre-pandemic levels, the company’s leaders see momentum in bookings and advance…

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Cirque du Soleil Announces Vegas Comeback

May 5, 2021

Cirque du Soleil recently announced that it will relaunch its two longest-running live shows in Las Vegas – “Mystère” and “O” – in time for the July Fourth weekend. This return signals the company’s return to its biggest and most lucrative market and its first steps back onto the world stage since the COVID-19 pandemic…

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NYC to Launch $30 Million Campaign to Bring Back Tourism

May 4, 2021

  New York City’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, recently announced a $30 million tourism marketing blitz to start in June. The campaign will be the city’s largest-ever campaign to recharge the industry that once employed 400,000 workers and injected $70 billion into the local economy. The campaign will be called “NYC Reawakens” and aims to…

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Steaming Series Doubles as Tourism Video for Pinellas County, FL

May 3, 2021

Life’s Rewards is neither a television series nor a marketing video. It’s a hybrid of the two that Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater hailing as “a brand-new genre of television marketing” by a bed tax-funded tourism organization. “Its entertainment-first content aims to build destination engagement with viewers and spark a desire to travel,” a news release said. The…

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Dollywood Makes Shift Toward Mask-Optional Outdoor Areas

April 23, 2021

Dollywood recently adjusted their safety protocols due to updated CDC guidelines on safe outdoor activities. The biggest adjustment was making mask-wearing optional within the park’s outdoor areas where social distancing can be maintained. However, masks are still mandatory at all ticketing areas, park entry, on rides and trams, in queues, all indoor areas and any…

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Tampa International Airport Debuts Online Parking System

April 22, 2021

Last year, the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Board of Directors approved a $2 price hike at its parking facilities. However, Tampa International Airport recently debuted a new booking system that offers discounted rates and contact-free payments. The system also allows travelers to book their parking online for up to a year ahead of their flights.…

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UK Plans to Test Non-Distanced Music Festival With 5,000 People

April 21, 2021

People are eager to get back to “normal” after over a year of COVID-19 restrictions, but some activities will require some extra testing to make sure they’re safe. In the UK, music promoter Festival Republic, in collaboration with the British government and Culture Liverpool, will be testing out a non-social distanced, outdoor music festival at…

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Alaska Offers Vaccines to Boost Tourism

April 19, 2021

In an effort to boost visitors and help struggling businesses, the state of Alaska has rolled out a tourism aid package that includes a unique incentive—COVID-19 vaccines. Alaska has been particularly devastated by the pandemic due to the continued delay from the CDC on approving cruises, so the state will happily vaccinate tourists arriving at…

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Springfield, MO Launches Initiative That Rewards Tourists

April 13, 2021

One year has passed since the pandemic shut down most travel, and cities have hurt from losing millions of tourism-related dollars over that year. In an attempt to boost tourism, Springfield, MO recently launched their “One Night On Us” initiative, a promotion that rewards people for visiting the city. The city will pick up the…

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