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Pigeon Forge Tourism Brings On Industry Veteran Mike Gwinn
July 15, 2021

Group sales industry veteran Mike Gwinn is joining the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism as senior sales manager. Gwinn is leaving his position as director of sales for MainStay Suites in Pigeon Forge, and beginning work at the Department of Tourism on July 19. He brings more than 23 years of experience to the new […]

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How to Use Video to Level-up Brand Awareness
June 29, 2021

Have you ever teared up watching the Budweiser commercials during Super Bowl? Do you feel in awe when watching destination videos? Are you chuckling out loud watching those silly dog videos? The power of video is everywhere in our daily lives; inspiring us to learn, laugh and look more closely at life. These are the […]

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SYTA Welcomes the 2021-2022 SYTA Board of Directors Slate of Candidates
June 13, 2021

The SYTA Nominating Committee presents the following candidates for the 2021-2022 SYTA Vice President and SYTA Board of Directors. Voting opens Monday, August 2nd and closes Friday, August 13th, at 7 pm Pacific Time. Votes are conducted electronically through Survey Monkey. The link to vote will be sent to the primary contact of each Active […]

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Americans Are Excited to Travel
June 2, 2021

Summer weather and vaccines means steadily increasing positive traveler sentiment, according to a recent Longwoods International tracking study of American travelers. Last year, the number of people planning to travel “in the next six months” dropped drastically, and now it’s back up to 90%. The percentage of respondents saying that COVID-19 will greatly impact their […]

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Fully Vaccinated Travelers Exempt from Negative COVID-19 Test in Puerto Rico
May 25, 2021

Great news for US student groups! As of Monday May 24, 2021, incoming continental US travelers are no longer required to show proof of a negative PCR COVID test upon entering or leaving San Juan. The Governor of Puerto Rico issued a new executive order On May 20th, 2021. Before traveling to Puerto Rico, US […]

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