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Disney Removes Last COVID-19 Protocols

August 16, 2022

Walt Disney World is looking to put COVID-19 in the past. Disney has officially removed the last of their health and safety signs at entrances to the locations across the entire Walt Disney World property. This marks the beginning of the post-pandemic era for the company, as these signs have been located at the entrances…

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New Dining Concept Launches at Las Vegas Resort

August 16, 2022

The Bellagio Resort & Casino’s popular Conservatory & Botanical Gardens recently revealed a never-done-before immersive dining concept called the Garden Table. The Garden Table will give guests the opportunity to enjoy curated culinary creations right in the heart of the conservatory. The creations will change seasonally and will be created by the hotel’s award-winning culinary…

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Gas Prices are Falling, Finally

August 16, 2022

Gas prices peaked in June, forcing many drivers to cut back on their time on the road. This helped create a global drop off in oil demand, leading to an improvement in gas prices. Specifically, gas prices have declined for 50 days straight, lowering the national average price of regular unleaded to $4.16 per gallon…

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How Travel Brands Can Plan for The Metaverse Now

August 8, 2022

While the metaverse continues to take shape, there’s plenty of room for travel brands to experiment with its applications today. Forward-looking travel companies can develop innovative and creative ways to promote discovery now by connecting with customers where they are and exploring emerging formats such as AR and IR. One relatively easy way for travel…

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Customers Reward Brands That Put Them in the Right Mood

August 8, 2022

It’s a common marketing practice to invest heavily in understanding your target—who they are, what they think, how they behave. Another approach is to focus not on the who, but the when. But how often do marketers consider how a customer is feeling when they meet a particular brand? Research suggests that mood influences advertising…

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Travel, Tourism Industry Urges Government to Address Vacancies

August 8, 2022

Americans across the country have dealt with staffing shortages this past year in every scope. The travel and tourism industry has been hit hard, with 1 in every 18 travel and tourism jobs vacant in the first half of 2022. The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) believes that 412,000 industry jobs will remain unfilled…

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SeaWorld Plans Big Change To Attractions

August 8, 2022

SeaWorld has decided to take a step into their competitors’ direction. Competitors Disney World and Universal are known for their theme parks, water parks, hotels and a plethora of other options that keep visitors for days, while SeaWorld only offers a namesake park and a water park. To become competitive with these rivals, SeaWorld has…

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‘Angry Birds Live: The Slingshot Adventure!’ Coming Near You

August 8, 2022

Rovio Entertainment Corporation, makers of the mobile game Angry Birds, and Kilburn Live global family entertainment are collaborating to create a new comedy show with popular characters from the game. Characters Red, Silver, and Leonard will make their way through adventures in a world of challenges that will frustrate them. Audience members will be involved…

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Americans Are Taking More Vacation Days

August 2, 2022

Americans have never been as steadfast about the importance of traveling and taking time off from work. According to Allianz Partners USA’s 14th Annual Vacation Confidence Index, 57% of Americans have taken a weeklong vacation to a destination at least 100 miles away from home in the past twelve months (+44% over 2021). Additionally, this…

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Corporate Events Lead Summer Volume

August 2, 2022

In June, the U.S. saw a 334% increase over 2021 levels regarding meetings and events, according to data provider Knowland. Corporate meetings took the lead, driving 62% of the volume. The largest growth segments for corporate event space in June were online retail, urban infrastructure, sports entertainment and media, packing/shipping and tobacco. Traditional expectation typically…

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