The Economic Impact of Tourism: A Multiplying Effect

What is the economic impact of tourism? Do you spend money when you’re on vacation? More money than you do in your work-a-day life? You know, that really nice hotel with the great spa… restaurants that serve hardy breakfasts, spa-like fresh lunches and that amazingly creative restaurant you normally wouldn’t indulge in for dinner but…

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The Difference Among Travel Media

The Difference Among Travel Media

You’re probably familiar with the changing landscape of travel media – smaller travel sections (or staff) in print publications, a rise in frequency of bloggers and freelancers, and the emergence of social media influencers. Each one of these travel media types has different expectations and deliverables. That means you and your destination must work with…

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How to Work with an Agency: 5 Key Conversations

It’s often the perception that once the contract is signed, the client’s job is over, and the agency’s job begins. But clients should be asking at least five things from their agency partners … Make sure to have these 5 key conversations as you begin to work with an agency.

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Why Work with and How to Choose a Marketing Agency

In the busy world we live in, everyone’s time is limited. We all must decide and prioritize what’s the best use of the precious hours available to achieve everything we need and want to accomplish. This holds true for any business segment, and marketing is no exception. Engaging a marketing agency can help your organization use…

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Preparing for Crisis Management in Tourism

Tourism is a fun industry. It’s vacations! People are having fun and aside from a few customer service issues, your organization may not have faced a crisis before. But no one is immune to a crisis and creating a plan is a simple investment now to ensure you’re prepared if anything happens. Preparing for crisis…

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Five Social Media Tourism Trends to Watch in 2019

As we start a new year, it can feel challenging to wrap your head around the happenings and trends of the past 12 months, let alone to dive into the next 12. As part of my ongoing obsession with all things social media-related, I took a deep dive into what’s coming up, and what you…

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Collaborative Marketing in Tourism: Working Together to Lift All Boats

In the travel and tourism industry, we understand how difficult it can be to grab the attention – and reservation – of a visitor. With limited time and a set budget, travelers have the tough decision of choosing where to go. As a destination, you may often feel like you’re competing against other tourist destinations.…

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Creating Your 2019 Travel and Tourism Marketing Strategies and Plan

Creating your 2019 Tourism Marketing Strategies and Plan

We recently released a 5-part video series on how to create your tourism marketing plan for 2019. The planning process can be broken into 5 easy-to-follow steps: setting marketing objectives, reviewing research and the current situation, defining target audience, creating key messages and outlining the tactical plan. Planning is the most critical thing that we…

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