Economic Development Spotlight

Copenhagen, Denmark, ranking first as a Smart City Learn more »

Global Events Spotlight

How did Austin's busting music scene give rise to one of the largest tech, film, and music festivals around the globe?
Learn more »


How “Keep Austin Weird” transformed a city Learn more »


  • March 16, 2018

    St Patrick's Day 2018: Streets of Ireland to turn green as 800,000 people celebrate festivals and parades around the country Read more

  • March 1, 2018

    California has Worst Quality of Life in US, Study Says Read more

  • March 1, 2018

    Tourism slump continues in Las Vegas months after mass shooting Read more

  • February 14, 2018

    China sees millions travel home for Lunar New Year Read more

  • January 31, 2018

    Santa Barbara tourism officials wrestle with promoting the region after disaster Read more

  • January 16, 2018

    What it's like in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the host city of the 2018 Olympics Read more

  • January 8, 2018

    What it's like to live in a well-governed country Read more


Jon Mamela

Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President

Destination Canada

Jon Mamela joined Destination Canada (formerly the Canadian Tourism Commission) in August 2013 and has since taken on progressive marketing roles, first overseeing the marketing and sales activities in its key international markets and then taking over as Chief Marketing Officer in 2014. Moving into 2015, he has added additional responsibilities, including the Business Events Canada division and t... 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


Achieving Competitive Advantage and Revenue From Nation Branding

While most self-marketing countries consider themselves tourism brands, leading companies in the space have found that only about a quarter of these countries actually qualify as country brands.

Click here to read full article