Why U.S. Tourism Marketing Is Political and 7 Other Tourism Trends This Week

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A promotional of Panama City Beach in the Florida Panhandle. Florida’s tourism board, Visit Florida, is facing questions over future funding. Visit Panama City

Skift Take: This week in tourism, U.S. officials are increasingly skeptical of government-funded tourism bureaus and Peak DMC discusses the challenges of working in a sector with few women. Plus, we delve into some key tips for responsible travel.

— Isaac Carey

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Travel Advisor Resources After Sri Lanka Attacks: Reducing Client Risk

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Security personnel standing guard in Sri Lanka after Easter attacks. Travel advisors have resources to try to keep travelers informed about security risks. Iain Marlow / Bloomberg

Skift Take: The recent terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka underscore the need for addressing traveler safety. While mitigating risk does not come with the same obligations for leisure travel advisors as it does for those on the corporate side, there are still steps they can take to protect clients.

— Maria Lenhart

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