How Association Management Companies help multi-stakeholder tourism marketing programs

How Association Management Companies help multi-stakeholder tourism marketing programs

Multi-stakeholder entities and collaborative partnerships are pervasive in the world of tourism. When DMOs, TPAs, counties and other representatives of regions come together, their marketing and economic impact exponentially increases. A new approach to serving the travel and tourism industry goes beyond the typical agency/client relationship. They are called association management companies. According to AMC…

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Lights, Camera, Action! Television Media Training 101

Lights, Camera, Action! Television Media Training 101

Public Relations professionals are often assigned the role of a spokesperson or asked to execute media training for clients. While you might be comfortable speaking about your company, it’s another story to feel confident at a television studio and using effective communication on camera. Do you make eye contact with the camera? How much room…

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4 Brand Storytelling Lessons from a Former Washington Speechwriter

4 Brand Storytelling Lessons from a Former Washington Speechwriter

Disclaimer: This is not a political post. However, politicians and Washington D.C. staff may be referenced throughout the course of this blog. In early 2017, I had the chance to listen to Jon Favreau, former speechwriter for President Obama talk about his time in Washington. While the stories he told – days on the campaign…

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Twitter for Tourism: Best Practices

Twitter for Tourism: Best Practices

Social media and tourism marketing go hand in hand. Taking on social media can be challenging, especially with limited time and budget. In this series, I’ll explore best practices for destinations and attractions across different channels. In this blog, we’ll explore Twitter for tourism. Mark Twain once said, “The reports of Twitter’s death have been…

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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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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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Elemental Photography in the Tourism World

ELEMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE TOURISM WORLD

All tourism photography has one thing in common- an element that evokes a reaction, a feeling, or a desire to visit. When you’re in the travel and tourism biz, visual content (and visual content marketing) is a vital tool for capturing visitors. Whether you are promoting a location, an attraction or even a hotel, the…

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Museum Marketing – Beyond Cultural and Heritage Tourism

Museum Marketing – Beyond Cultural and Heritage Tourism

Museums and cultural institutions are proactively changing to expand their reach and appeal to new audiences, strengthening their role beyond cultural and heritage tourism.  I recently attended the 2018 Museum Association of New York annual conference to learn what is happening in the industry. The theme of the conference was “Visioning Change,” and I was…

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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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