Economic Development Spotlight

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  • May 3, 2016

    Shifting the Destination Brand Story at Singapore Tourism Read more

  • May 2, 2016

    Orlando Holds on to Its Spot as Top U.S. Tourist Destination Read more

  • April 28, 2016

    Hilton CEO: ‘Quality’ Trumps ‘Quantity’ and Direct Bookings Are Growing Read more

  • April 21, 2016

    SA Ranked the Third Most Dangerous Country In The World Read more

  • April 20, 2016

    Charts: How Unrest Affects U.S. Travelers’ International Plans By Income Levels Read more

  • April 19, 2016

    Safety Concerns Are Taking a Toll on Business Travelers Read more

  • April 18, 2016

    Tourism Bureaus Band Together to Promote the Meetings Industry’s Economic Impact Read more


Malia Asfour

Director, North America

Jordan Tourism Board

Malia Asfour, Director of the Jordan Tourism Board in North America (JTBNA), began handling tourism for the Jordanian government in the U.S. as tourism attaché in Washington in 1995. She was a key participant in creating the country’s first tourism office in North America, which was launched in 1997. Asfour moved to the U.S. in 1990 and handled the press for the Jordan Information Bur... read more

Housam Raydan

Group Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications

Air Arabia

Housam Raydan is the Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications at Air Arabia Group, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) operator in the MENA region and a $3 billion Dubai Financial Market listed holding company (DFM:AIRARABIA). Raydan oversees the Marketing, Public Relations, Customer Relations and CSR across the Group. He has been with Air Arabia since 2007, helping the group’s brand development... read more

A View from Meeting Planners: Winning Strategies in Destination Marketing

Development Counsellors International has just released the second edition of A View from Meeting Planners: Winning Strategies in Destination Marketing. An innovative look at the decision making processes of the meeting industry’s “customers,” the study reveals and examines best practices in marketing places.

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