Using Front Line Staff as Brand Ambassadors

Using Front Line Staff as Brand Ambassadors

One main challenge every destination faces, regardless of size, is how to get the most return on investment from their marketing dollars.  When a DMO (Destination Marketing Organization) is looking at their budget and various marketing programs, there are many options for programs that can be created. The trick is to understand what will provide…

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Growth of International Travel: Tourism Trends in the United States

As one of the world’s strongest industries, Travel & Tourism generates prosperity across the world. This industry creates jobs, supports the export of goods, and creates incredible experiences. Plain and simple, it cannot be denied that tourism is an economic driver. As such, tourism at any level is positive to the economy. However, there’s a…

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Creating Itineraries for FIT Travel

Creating Itineraries for FIT Travel

The United States is a highly sought-after tourist destination for people all around the globe. For those of us in New York State, we are fortunate to have some of the most highly sought-after tourist destinations on the planet! New York City and Niagara Falls serve as natural gateways for international travelers around the world.…

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How to Market a Tourist Destination

how to market a tourist destination

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 will treat you to…

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Education in the Tourism Industry – It’s Everywhere!

Education in the tourism industry- it's everywhere

At Break the Ice Media, part of our mission is to be lifelong learners.  Learning opportunities are encountered daily.  Obtaining new understandings and information is critical if you want to grow personally and professionally.  We consider ourselves fortunate to work in the tourism industry and this industry is no different than any other as it…

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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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