3 Ways to Reach the Canadian Market with Travel PR

Canada and Canadian travelers are on our minds a lot at Break the Ice Media. Through our Canadian Co-op PR program, and previously through Cross Border Showcase and A Welcome Surprise, we’ve been working to make Canadians aware of Upstate New York as an easy travel destination. In 2014, we were first brought on to…

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2018’s Best Tourism Campaigns: Our Five Favorites

As we reach the end of another great year and start to plan for campaigns to come, our team likes to draw inspiration from those in tourism who are breaking the mold, doing things differently, and wowing travelers around the world. At Break the Ice Media, we’re all about creativity and collaboration. So, it’s only…

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4 Digital News Solutions for the Modern PR Pro

4 Digital News Solutions for the Modern PR Pro

As a modern PR professional, keeping up to date on the news is half the job. It’s important for me to be aware of the current political landscape, breaking news (both locally and nationally), and even the “trending” news, “silly” hashtags and viral topics that blow up our newsfeeds. Each of these things could affect…

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Travel PR: How to Turn Desksides into Destination Guides

At the heart of media relations – especially when it comes to Travel PR – is building relationships with the writers, bloggers and influencers that you want to work with. And while email pitches, travel shows, and even the phone call all have their purpose, there is one more public relations tool destinations need to…

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The Media, Travel and You: Top PR Trends and Tips of 2018

The Media, Travel and You: Top PR Trends and Tips of 2018

Earlier this month, I attended the annual PRSA Travel & Tourism Conference in New Orleans, a gathering of media and tourism professionals from across the country. The three-day conference was jam-packed with learnings specific to the tourism industry – the best of which was an in-depth look at 2018 travel trends, straight from the mouth…

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Adapting Your Media FAM Trip to a Changing Landscape

If you work in Travel and Tourism PR, FAMs are your most effective tool. It’s that simple. But really, FAMs (familiarization trip) are wildly popular in the tourism industry. And while many tourism attractions and destinations are familiar with the process, there is a right way and a wrong way to plan a media FAM trip. It’s…

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4 Tourism Marketing Ideas from Tourism Australia’s Super Bowl Ad

4 Tourism Marketing Ideas from Tourism Australia’s Super Bowl Ad

On Sunday, along with about 103.4 million other people, I tuned into the 2018 Super Bowl. And while I found myself rooting for a certain (winning) team, I also found that I was cheering for another unlikely hero – Tourism Australia. That’s right, the tourism destination brought their A-game to this year’s big game with a…

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5 Destination Marketing Campaigns That Blew Us Away in 2017

5 Destination Marketing Campaigns That Blew Us Away in 2017

As we approach the end of 2017, and wrap up our own destination marketing campaigns, it’s fun to look back at some of the most memorable marketing moves of the past 365 days. The tourism industry – and tourism marketing – are best when they’re fun. I appreciate marketers with an open mind, a sense…

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