SYMPHONY - Our Communities' Hospitality Workforce
In the beginning of 2022, Destinations International outlined eight strategic issues and opportunities facing our sector for the year. Of the eight, we knew workforce disruption and development was especially important for the travel sector and critical for DMOs to address. Destinations International and Tourism Economics have announced an expanded partnership utilizing the Symphony Platform to provide workforce intelligence on destination specific employment trends and income analysis of your hospitality community. Learn how to speak on these trends and articulate what our industry brings to the table.
Vice President of Research & Advocacy
Adam Sacks is the President of Tourism Economics; an Oxford Economics company dedicated to analytically-based consulting to the tourism sector.
For more than two decades, Adam has worked with destinations, industry associations, and companies around the world in the areas of opportunity and risk assessments, policy analysis, and economic impact.
Adam’s work has provided the foundation for billions of dollars in capital investment decisions by hotel companies, developers, and investors. Destination marketing organizations around the world rely on Tourism Economics data and scenario models to inform global marketing investment allocations.
Adam also supports trade associations in the aviation, hotel, and broader travel arena with forecasts widely considered to be an industry standard. And by examining the economic merits of travel facilitation, taxation, and tourism promotion initiatives, Adam’s work has influenced critical government policies.
He is an authority on measuring the economic impact of visitor activity and has analyzed the impacts of cruising, gaming, timeshare, hotels, new attractions and destination marketing.
Adam regularly presents to corporate strategic planning teams on the threats and opportunities facing their businesses and is a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Travel & Tourism Advisory Board.