Posts by Rhonda

Creating Sample Travel Itineraries – Dos and Don’ts

creating sample travel itineraries

Creating sample travel itineraries in the tourism industry is simply a must. They are an opportunity to highlight the many assets and treasures in your destination. Sample travel itineraries are a tactic that we use in destination marketing, primarily in the B2B space. This is a tool that tour operators, travel agents and inbound (receptive)…

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Canadian Tourism – Alive and Well

Canadian Tourism Alive & Well

There is much speculation around Canadian tourism and travel to the U.S. Are they still coming? How often do they come? How does President Trump’s international travel ban affect border crossing? What about the exchange rate? Who is coming? These are all valid questions, and concerns. But I’m here to tell you that our neighbors…

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Attracting Chinese Tourists

Attracting Chinese Tourists

Tourism is one of the leading industries in New York State, providing an economic impact of more than $100 Billion annually. In a very broad sense, there are two forms of tourists – domestic and international. A domestic tourist is anyone who lives and travels in the U.S. Of course, an international tourist is anyone…

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Travel and Tourism Terms, Acronyms & Abbreviations

Travel and Tourism Terms, Acronyms & Abbreviations

Every industry has its language; can you talk tourism? We abbreviate words or phrases to save time, effort or space. This is great, but if you don’t know what the acronym or abbreviation stands for, it may feel like people are speaking a different language. For those of us in the tourism industry, like many…

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4 Tips for a Successful FAM Tour

4 Tips for a Successful Familiarization 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…

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Relationship-Building through eNewsletters

Relationship Building through eNewsletters

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.—Theodore Roosevelt When new accommodations and attractions signaled a growth of tourism assets, the Cayuga County Office of Tourism (aka Tour Cayuga) wanted to expand its outreach into an untapped market by reaching out to group tour operators.…

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Are You a Good Communicator?

Are you a good communicator?

Communication is Key – How good are you at listening? In today’s world, we have many methods of communicating. Most of it is in digital format, either an email, text, or of course, social media – posts, snaps, tweets, etc. All of those are useful in the right situation, but what about an actual face…

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Four Components of the Sales Funnel

Four Components of the Sales Funnel

If you think what you do for a living has nothing to do with sales, think again. There’s not much that doesn’t include at least some type of sales component. Your job title may not be “sales executive” but trust me, we all sell. Even if you’re not selling a specific product or service, I…

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Is Your Destination Saleable?

Is Your Destination Saleable?

    Is your destination saleable?  Of course it is! Sales is sales whether the product is tangible or not.  In selling a destination, establishing relationships is the single most important factor.  We’re not going to say “our widget can make your life easier and is cost effective.”  We’re going to say, “come visit us and we…

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Collaboration in Tourism

Collaboration in Tourism

making it work by working together What goes into making a location appeal as a “destination”? Geographic locations can appeal to visitors for a multitude of reasons, and one thing travelers aren’t thinking about when making destination decisions is staying within county lines. Yet New York State is divided into many counties, and that is…

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