A series of candid conversations with industry leaders, luminaries and visionaries about the challenges and opportunities facing the travel and tourism industry today. Hosted by David Peacock, presented by Simpleview.
Tomorrow’s tourism leaders offer unfettered clarity … featuring Patrick Delaney
32:47Listen up! The younger generation of tourism industry leaders brings forth an avalanche of new ideas. Ignore at your peril. Tune in for this week’s episode of the Future of Tourism in which David Peacock talks with Patrick Delaney, managing partner at the SoolNua strategy and marketing agency, about the need to listen to urgent new voices.
Enriching destinations with Immersive Virtual Reality featuring Ben Switzer
31:59This week’s Future of Tourism features Ben Switzer of EXAR Studios, a technology company bringing tourism into the future with augmented reality. Immersive virtual reality (VR) is accessible, relatively inexpensive, and creates legacy value assets that are always on for the destination. In these challenging times, it’s an excellent way to forge new and enduring local partnerships and connections.
What Will You Be Doing On Sept. 25, 2026? Five Leaders, Five innovators, Five Messages.
12:04This week’s Future of Tourism features five guests David Peacock has welcomed over the last year. Each brings an important message and — long before the pandemic — pushed the envelope of what we do as destination organizations. Hear what Michael Nagy, Petra Stušek, Castro Ambiyo, Greg DeShields, and Elke Dens have to say.
Are you Ready Player One? featuring Andy McNeill
35:08This week on the Future of Tourism, hear what Andy McNeill, the CEO of American Meetings, Inc., has to say in discussion with David about the incredible pace of technological change coming in the meetings and events industry. The big question — are you ready?
Signposts along the journey featuring Elizabeth Tovar
40:03This week on the Future of Tourism, David Peacock is joined by Elizabeth Tovar, president of Turenlaces del Caribe, SRL, in the Dominican Republic and also president of the Federation of Congress Organizing Entities of Latin America (COCAL). Tune in for a conversation around Tovar’s perspective on the Latin American meetings industry and how to build back better.
Regenerative tourism in Bay of Plenty featuring Kristin Dunne and Frank Cuypers
40:53This week on the Future of Tourism, David Peacock is joined by Kristin Dunne, CEO at Tourism Bay of Plenty, and Frank Cuypers, senior strategist at Destination Think. Listen in as they talk about regenerative tourism and how it’s about ensuring destinations are loved by visitors — but not loved to death.
Building from Crisis: Lessons from London featuring Barbara Jamison-Woods
38:32This week on the Future of Tourism, David is joined by Barbara Jamison Woods, Head of Business Development at London & Partners, exploring what lessons — what new models of business, new partnerships and new technologies, tempered with a keen awareness of longstanding values — might help address pandemic impact in destinations around the world.
Accelerating Change: A Conversation with Destinations International CEO Don Welsh
30:06Don Welsh, CEO of Destinations International, has spent more than 35 years in travel and tourism, including a five-year stint as president and CEO of Choose Chicago where he and his team broke records for visitation, tourism spending, hotel tax revenue and jobs. In this week of DI's Annual Convention, presented this year in Baltimore with the theme of "Embrace Disruption," Don joins David in a wide-ranging discussion of destination marketing today and how the industry is being reshaped by unprecedented compressions and accelerations resulting from the pandemic.
A New Mandate & Name in Vancouver featuring Royce Chwin
32:17What does it take to break out of a longstanding pattern and perspective? To not only see the world and your world in a different way, but then also reorganize around that new understanding? In short: What drives a paradigm shift? This week, David is joined by Royce Chwin, President and CEO of the newly renamed Destination Vancouver (formerly Tourism Vancouver) about the values, goals and paradigm shift this new name represents and what it means to reimagine travel and tourism for the triple bottom line of not just financial benefit but also positive social and environmental outcomes.
DEI Is Everyone's Responsibility featuring Bill Geist & Mike Gamble
33:13In 2020, Bill Geist and Mike Gamble jointly pennd a white paper for Destinations International on the pressing need for greater board diversity. In this episode of the Future of Tourism, they join David to talk about the events and impact of the last 18 months: locally, globally and on the social justice front, offering advice on diversity, equity and inclusion. Geist is the founder of DMOProz, aka Zeitgeist Consulting, and host of the Destination Marketing Organization University (DMOU) podcast. Prior to forming Zeitgeist, he served as president/CEO of the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau and has served as president of the Wisconsin Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus and vice-chair of the Wisconsin Governor's Council on Tourism. Gamble is founder of Tourism Diversity Matters and co-founder of SearchWide Global, a full service executive search firm. Prior to TDM and SearchWide Global, Mike was senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, held various leadership roles with Marriott International and has served on the foundation boards of Destinations International, PCMA and MPI.