4 Ways to be part of the Google DMO Partnership Progam

4 Ways to be part of the Google DMO Partnership Progam

While at Destinations International in Montreal, I attended a breakout session hosted by Google and Miles Partnership. I learned the Google DMO Partnership Program is a fantastic opportunity for destination marketers to partner with Google. Our destination marketing clients sometimes struggle with populating their best destination content to populate across Google’s many platforms. The consumer […]

Inspiration for Destination Marketing

Inspiration for Destination Marketing

In July, I attended Destinations International (formerly DMAI) in Montreal to expand my knowledge of destination marketing and to network with tourism professionals from around the world. The experience was more than I expected- I met fantastic people, learned new ideas and came away inspired to do more for our destination marketing organization clients. Here […]

8 Beginner Social Media Marketing Tips

8 Beginner Social Media Marketing Tips

Social media is an ever-changing medium – with new platforms and updates rolling out constantly. But it’s also a great way to connect with your fan base on a more direct level – to engage, answer questions, and get real time, crowdsourced feedback on your product or destination. I know it can be tricky to […]

4 Tips for a Successful FAM Tour

4 Tips for a Successful FAM Tour

In the wonderful and exciting world of tourism marketing, various tactics are used to market a destination. One of these is hosting a familiarization tour, otherwise known as a FAM tour or just simply FAMs. Hosting a successful FAM tour is a great tactic for driving sales and increasing motorcoach business in a destination. The […]

Travel Marketing Tips from a Tourist’s Perspective

Travel Marketing Tips from a Tourist’s Perspective

Recently, I had the chance to spend two weeks in the Mediterranean – visiting Venice, Italy, three Greek Islands, Montenegro, and Croatia. As any true tourism pro would, I couldn’t help but look at my experiences in these destinations as a learning experience. I constantly found myself asking, “How am I being treated as a […]

When to Add A New Social Media Channel

When to Add A New Social Media Channel

How do you know when it’s time to add a new social media channel? In previous posts, we talked about Instagram, hashtags, and how to know if Snapchat is right for your destination. But when is the right time to pull the trigger and add a new channel? We recently encountered this question at BTI when […]

Creating Experiences to Create Memories

Creating Experiences to Create Memories

Earlier this week I attended the Empire State Tourism Conference by NYSTIA in Lake Placid. Talk about gorgeous! While each presentation provided great information in and of itself, the best lesson that I learned was an overall idea strung together from bits and pieces of various presentations. In the keynote presentation “Traversing the Disruption,” Bill […]

3 (More) Trends from eTourism Labs 2017

3 (More) Trends from eTourism Labs 2017

A few weeks ago I shared some of my learnings and takeaways from the eTourism Labs conference this year. (Read that post) It’s such an info-packed conference that I couldn’t get to everything in just one post! We’ve already covered the trends of Mobile, Visuals, Personalization and Measurement. My next favorite topics from the conference were […]