Tourism Remains Resilient in the Face of Global Terrorism

A report issued earlier this year by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) shows that travel and tourism remains resilient as people continue traveling despite the threats to the world and calls on governments to work on four areas to prepare for these crises to...

Why the US Budget Ax Must Spare Brand USA

Most of you reading this blog probably have never heard of Brand USA, the public-private tourism marketing organization created in 2010 under the Travel Promotion Act.  You might wonder why you should care whether or not the organization is eliminated as President...

Heritage Tourism: It All Probably Began With Cleopatra

I like to think it all began more than 2,000 years ago when the Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra, enticed first Julius Caesar, then Marc Antony, on a lavish cruise along the fertile agricultural banks of the Nile River to show off the royal splendors of Luxor’s Valley of the...