Destination Podcasts: Telling Your Story
It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of podcasts at Break the Ice Media, as we have our own podcast, Destination on the Left, exploring creativity and collaboration in the travel and tourism industry. Podcasting gives you the opportunity to talk to fascinating people and tell their stories in ways you might not be able…Read More
Changing Travel Trends in 2023
With constant changes in the world around us and everything moving at seemingly hyper-fast speeds, travelers are increasingly turning to their vacations as a way to take things slow. In our internet age it is easy to become overwhelmed— coupled with a post-pandemic desire to explore the world, traveler behavior has concocted a new recipe…Read More
Can Curated Experiences Help Your Tourism Marketing?
In years past, travelers may have been satisfied to see sites like the Eiffel Tower or Colosseum; now they want to get behind the scenes, get underground access or see a destination from the air. The possibilities for curated experiences are unlimited.Read More
What is Accessibility in Tourism?
Travel is an incredibly life-enriching and rewarding experience, yet it is still inaccessible to many people. Twenty-five percent of the world’s population live with different forms of disabilities – but without widespread accessibility in the tourism industry, this segment remains untapped. This not only limits individuals who are unable to access destinations or services on…Read More
Mindsets & Marketing: How Embracing a Growth-Mindset Can Set Your Destination up for Success
We learned that having a growth mindset – or calling yourself “growth-minded” – is more than just forward motion. It is a willingness to work, learn, grow, fail, and try again. … We’ve pulled out five lessons for destination marketers to help you adopt a growth mindset and set your destination up for success:Read More
Collaboration Drives Sustainable Tourism
Sustainable tourism has growing importance in the world of travel and tourism. As destinations grow in popularity, they need to collaborate closely with residents, local businesses, and tourists to ensure they are creating a meaningful experience for their visitors without causing a negative environmental impact. Why is Sustainable Tourism Important? Sustainable tourism is critical for…Read More
Main Street Marketing and Community Partnerships
The COVID-19 pandemic reignited a desire to support local businesses, and this doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. After the pandemic, an Intuit study found that 82 percent of consumers were willing to spend more money to support a local business. Tourists are looking to find small, hidden gems while they’re on vacation…Read More
Low-Cost Marketing Tools for Tourism Promotion
A successful destination marketing plan starts with strategy and is chock full of targeted tactics from social media to video, content marketing and more. The goal is to reach travelers and inspire visitation, the strategies and tactics are in place. But then what are the tools to accomplish it all? We’re going behind-the-scenes to look at…Read More
Are DMOs Evolving into Placemakers?
I have been exploring the changing role of destination marketing organizations (DMOs) through conversations with guests on my podcast Destination on the Left. My interest revolves around DMOs taking a more holistic approach to managing a destination’s brand and story by engaging with locals and serving the community in addition to focusing on attracting visitors.…Read More
2022 Top Tourism Campaigns Bring Typing Ponies & Talking Kangaroos
This year saw us returning to travel in big ways, and the campaign ideas rose to match! We found some of the most creative, quirky, content-driven ideas out there and summed them up for this year. From Ryanair on TikTok to horses that will answer your emails. In no particular order, here are our picks…Read More