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It's Time for DMOcracy - Recommendations and Resources from a Major Global Study

Time for DMOcracy is the largest-ever global research and education project on community engagement in tourism. Led by Group NAO and Miles...

It’s Time for DMOcracy

Global research study on engaging with your community

Successful, sustainable tourism needs a welcoming and supportive local community. One of the priorities to emerge from the last few years is the importance of the partnership between Destination Marketing and Management Organizations (DMOs) and their local residents. 

Miles Partnership is involved in a major global research study to define best practices for DMOs in building a successful partnership: Time for DMOcracy.

Time for DMOcracy is an international study to define global best practices in building successful, resilient, and enduring partnerships with local residents, community groups and businesses....

Securing the Future of Bangladesh’s World Heritage Wonder

The Sundarbans region of Bangladesh is home to the world’s largest remaining Mangrove Forest, two World Heritage sites and the critically endangered, regal Bengal Tiger.

Bangladesh is a country smaller than the state of Georgia in the U.S. but has a population of 163 million. In one of the world’s most densely populated nations, the Sundarbans is the largest and most important remaining natural area, a wilderness hosting boundless flora & fauna. The Bengal Tiger is the most iconic– but the region is also home to hundreds of bird species (including the largest variety of Kingfishers in the world) and the unique Ganges and Irawadi dolphins. It is also the...

Gas Prices, War & Risks for the Recovery of Travel

Early 2022 initially saw a brighter outlook for the recovery of travel and tourism as the Omicron variant rapidly advanced the pandemic, hopefully to a post-pandemic state. However, events of late February and March have considerably clouded the full recovery of travel.  Based on research from our partners at Longwoods International and Destination Analysts, and insights from partners...

The End and the Beginning

Eight indications that the end of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recovery of tourism is near

January 2022 marks two years* of dealing with a historic global pandemic. A once in a 100-year health and economic emergency and an unprecedented crisis for travel and tourism. After millions of lives lost around the world, billions more infected, massive social disruption and trillions of dollars in economic losses in tourism alone, we may finally be able to predict an end to this pandemic. In fact, March and April 2022 may present a radically different and more positive picture compared to the last 24+ months.  

Sources: The assessment below is based on a range of expert data and analysis, notably the COVID-19 members taskforce briefing organized by the World Travel and Tourism Council and shared by Dan Richards of Global Rescue.  You can watch his...