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Former CE of Bay of Plenty Tourism, Kristin Dunne, Joins Miles Partnership

Tourism in New Zealand and around the world is undergoing a major reset due to COVID-19 and is committed to “building back better.” Today Miles Partnership in New Zealand announces a strategic hire to help support this historic paradigm shift. As of Wednesday (28 July), the former Chief Executive of Bay of Plenty Tourism, Kristin Dunne, joins Miles Partnership in New Zealand in the role of Director of Destination Strategy, bringing a wealth of internationally recognised expertise in destination management.

“Sustainability and destination management will underpin the role of New Zealand’s regional tourism offices and economic development agencies in the future,” says Chris Adams, Global Head of Research and Insights at Miles Partnership. “This is why we are so excited to have Kristin bringing her extensive knowledge in these areas to our team. It’s great to see...

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TravelAbility Forms Alliance with Miles Partnership on Accessibility Initiatives

SAUSALITO, CA (July 9, 2021) — Miles Partnership is proud to be partnering with TravelAbility on a variety of accessibility initiatives, including providing joint webinars, educational workshops, digital best practices and research.
 
Key to this partnership is the “Herd Accessibility” initiative, where the goal is to aggregate destination landing pages containing links to accessible attractions, museums and hotels on www.TravelAbility.net so that travelers with disabilities — as well as locals — will have the information they need on one website.
 
Content for these destination landing pages will be informed by custom research conducted as part of The State of the American Traveler report. This new research will be released in September 2021 by Miles Partnership and...

Miles Partnership Announces Melissa Cherry as Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and Senior Vice President

SARASOTA, FL (July 1, 2021) — Miles Partnership, a leading tourism marketing consultancy, today announced that Melissa Cherry will join the company as Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and Senior Vice President. Her first official day will be August 23, 2021. She will report to David Burgess, President & CEO.

In this new executive role at Miles, Cherry will lead the development of the organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) consulting practice to serve current and potential clients, in addition to guiding the company’s internal DEI processes and best practices. Cherry will drive thought leadership to advance the evolution of inclusive marketing strategies across the destination marketing industry.

“As a long-time supporter of Destinations International, we have seen firsthand the impact Melissa creates for destination marketing...

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Funding Futures – Major Opportunities for DMOs in the COVID-19 Crisis

Miles Partnership has just released a major report addressing a critical challenge facing DMOs across North America and around the world. Facilitated along with partners, Civitas and Tourism Economics, ...

Preparing to Reopen: Travel Industry Guidelines & Tools

 

As we enter the next phase of responding and adjusting to the effects of COVID-19, mandatory travel restrictions are evolving and starting to loosen to different degrees around the world. The travel industry is preparing for these developments by creating plans to address safety concerns and considerations in the post-crisis travel landscape. This week, the U.S. Travel Association led the way by submitting comprehensive health-focused guidelines for travel businesses, entitled "Travel in the New Normal," to the White House and every state's governor. The guidance was developed in collaboration...