LATEST INSIGHTS ON TRAVEL SAFETY FOR WOMEN.

| December 18, 2018

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BASED ON A RECENT POLL CONDUCTED BY AIG TRAVEL*, 45 PERCENT OF FEMALE TRAVELERS FEEL LESS SAFE OR MUCH LESS SAFE ABOUT TRAVELING THAN THEY DID FIVE YEARS AGO.

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Visit NC Smokies is Haywood County's Tourism Development Authority. Best known for our 46 miles of scenic drives along the Blue Ridge Parkway, hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains and affordable vacation rentals with spectacular views in Maggie Valley, Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, Canton and Clyde.

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How Security, Privacy, and Trust Can Help Travel Brands Offer a More Human Experience

Article | February 25, 2020

To deliver the richer, more fulfilling experiences that travelers crave, travel brands depend on a growing cache of customer data. More data can mean more opportunities to deliver an elevated human experience, personalized to each traveler’s needs and wants. But many brands are opaque about just what data they are collecting, and customers often don’t have any way to know how it may be used, how well it is secured, and what, if any, control they have over their personal information. Hence, the trust that travelers place in the industry is at risk, which ultimately could impact their travel choices.

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Online Travel Trends to Watch out for in 2020

Article | March 3, 2020

Travel has seen an incredible digital transformation over the last decade. Technologies like AI and Mobile have produced large scale disruption. With the number of aspirant travelers continuously increasing and millennials outrightly discarding the concept of work-life balance, the tourism industry is expected to continue to evolve in 2020. The overall paradigm shift in the travel arena is a result of the confluence of changing mindset and varying perception across various markets.

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Corporate travel on the front line of global incidents

Article | March 18, 2020

As the effort to contain COVID-19 drives countries to close their borders and airlines to ground fleets, the corporate travel management community remains on the front line of getting people home or to their place of work. As much as most consumers can only watch the situation as it changes hour by hour, travel management companies must react to those changes. Fahim Khan, product development director for TMC Reed & Mackay, says that right now while there is not much new travel being booked, there are still bookings to be managed. “There’s still quite a bit of volume for us in terms of refunds and making sure people are able to change. There’s also quite a bit of engagement from an account management point of view as we look to advise on what we’re seeing in the industry.

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Impact of coronavirus on the travel industry

Article | February 29, 2020

Since first being identified in late-2019 in the Wuhan region of China, coronavirus COVID-19 has spread to dozens of countries around the world. The virus primarily passes from one person to others during coughing or sneezing. The time between exposure and the onset of symptoms is around five days. There is currently no vaccine or treatment. The outbreak is inevitably having an enormous impact on the travel industry, ranging from hotel and cruise ship quarantines to airlines halting flights in some regions.

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Visit NC Smokies

Visit NC Smokies is Haywood County's Tourism Development Authority. Best known for our 46 miles of scenic drives along the Blue Ridge Parkway, hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains and affordable vacation rentals with spectacular views in Maggie Valley, Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, Canton and Clyde.

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