Guest Host: Ryan George
Ryan George, CEO at Simpleview discusses the return of meetings, where he’s seeing growth, and challenges for the meetings industry during recovery. Zartico’s Esra Calvert shares new data that points to a strengthening recovery. Steven Paganelli from Tripadvisor identifies some destinations where travelers are showing increased interest, and what Tripadvisor has learned after more than 20 years; Roy Van Doorn, owner of City Select and Charlottesville Chapter president of the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association reveals who he’d select as Tourism Person of the Year for Charlottesville; and, Dave Bratton shares Destination Analysts’ latest insights, and who seems to be the most marketable age group right now!
Kurt Burkhart invites fans of country music to enter the The Country Music Cruise Giveaway; shares details about the Iceland Volcano and Blue Lagoon Getaway offered through May 20 by Iceland Air; and, congratulates Beth Javins on her appointment as the new executive director for Visit Kitsap.