Posts by Colleen

How to Combat Overtourism Through Marketing & PR

How to Combat Overtourism Through Marketing & PR

In recent years, an influx of people have been traveling to impressive destinations. While this is exciting to hear (especially for destination marketers), that surge of travel has come with a downside – overtourism. Overtourism is when there are too many visitors in a particular destination. The impact, as explained by the World Tourism Organization,…

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Collaborative Marketing in Tourism: Working Together to Lift All Boats

Collaborative Marketing in Tourism Working Together to Lift All Boats

In the travel and tourism industry, we understand how difficult it can be to grab the attention – and reservation – of a visitor. With limited time and a set budget, travelers have the tough decision of choosing where to go. As a destination, you may often feel like you’re competing against other tourist destinations.…

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Marketing Tactics for Small Budgets and Big Reach

Marketing Tactics for Small Budgets and Big Reach

When it comes to destination marketing, most tourism organizations are working with limited budgets, small staff size and big goals. In order to reach, engage and encourage large audiences to visit your destination, you have to be strategic with your marketing plan and spend. That means choosing marketing tactics that provide the biggest bang for…

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The Difference Among Travel Media

The Difference Among Travel Media

You’re probably familiar with the changing landscape of travel media – smaller travel sections (or staff) in print publications, a rise in frequency of bloggers and freelancers, and the emergence of social media influencers. Each one of these travel media types has different expectations and deliverables. That means you and your destination must work with…

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Email Marketing for Tourism

Most of us receive many – maybe even hundreds of – emails a day. To break through the clutter of newsletters, notifications, sales and promotions, email marketers must be strategic with their email marketing campaigns. And when it comes to making a destination stand out, email marketing for tourism can follow many general marketing best…

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How to Vet a Social Media Influencer

How to vet a social media influencer

As we all know, the media landscape is shifting from traditional journalists and publications to bloggers and social media influencers. Travelers are interested in seeing where other people are visiting, what dishes they’re eating, and what awesome experience they’re having. So it only makes sense that destinations are partnering with travel influencers more often as…

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How to Host a Travel Writer: A Guide for Destinations

How to Host a Travel Writer_ A Guide for Destinations

A travel writer or blogger wants to visit your hotel, attraction, restaurant – or maybe do a full FAM weekend in your destination. That’s great! But the initial excitement might start to wear off as you ask yourself, How do I prepare? What do I need to do? What do I tell my staff? Here…

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5 Pieces of Content You Need in Your Travel Media Kit

5 pieces of content you need in your travel media kit

Although the world of marketing and public relations is constantly changing, a media kit is still an important aspect of working with the media. Media kits (sometimes called press kits) consist of promotional materials that are shared with the media to promote a product, company, or in our case – a destination. From attending media…

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Making the Most of Tourism Media Events

making the most of tourism media events

For travel and tourism brands, attending media events are a great way to get your destination in front of travel bloggers, journalists, editors, and freelancers. But it’s more than just showing up. A lot of time and effort (and sometimes money) goes into attending tourism media events. I’m going to walk you through our process-…

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The Evolution of Welcome Centers

The Evolution of Welcome Centers

Welcome centers were created to provide travelers with helpful information to improve their stay. They provide suggestions on things to do and aim to convince visitors to stay a little longer. Visitors often needed to seek out these centers to get brochures and maps, within a destination or at a highway stop on the way.…

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