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TikTok for Tourism Marketing

TikTok for Tourism Marketing

By Mary Eggert | June 7, 2022

Just as we all were getting used to using Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as marketing tools, we now have to find our way through another one. Fear not! TikTok is one of the easier platforms to use when it comes to marketing. You’ll just need some creativity and the willingness to follow the latest trends.…

Diversity in Tourism

Diversity in Tourism: Takeaways from the Travel Unity Summit Southeast

By Brittany Lynn | May 18, 2022

By now, DEAI/DEI is a familiar topic and critical strategy component within professional settings. And while conversations surrounding diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion are becoming more commonplace, representation of the diversity that surrounds us has always been more than a trend. Travel Unity is an organization that seeks to make the world of travel welcoming…

Collaboration Thrives in Travel & Tourism

Collaboration Thrives in Travel & Tourism

By Lisa Doerner | January 26, 2022

The travel and tourism industry was indisputably one of the hardest hit during the past two years. Staying in business meant being innovative, flexible and responsive to change. To be successful, it also meant a willingness to collaborate, sometimes with a perceived competitor. Connecting and embracing collaboration with others in the industry, despite being in…

Can Curated Experiences Help Your Tourism Marketing?

Can Curated Experiences Help Your Tourism Marketing?

By Lisa Doerner | August 17, 2021

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.

Diversity in Tourism: Diversity = Everybody

By Lisa Burns | October 13, 2020

Everybody is a tourist at some point in their lives. Everybody likes to take a vacation. Everybody dreams of getting away from the day to day and traveling to a destination that will soothe their soul. It’s interesting however that for some members of our society that travel daydreaming comes with having to first investigate…

Frugality is the Mother of Creativity

By Lisa Burns | June 17, 2020

Having money isn’t the only tool needed to promote a destination… Where are your marketing dollars coming from right now? Where will they come from in the next six months? In the next year? The first part of 2020 has forced us to be creative, and the creativity isn’t stopping any time soon. Change is…

Under, around and in between: Hidden gems in tourism

Under, around and in between: Hidden gems in tourism

By Lisa Burns | August 12, 2019

The tourism industry is keen on coining new words to capture the traveling public’s attention. EcoTourism, AgriTourism, VolunTourism, to name a few. The simple purpose – to focus attention on a particular area of interest. Appeal to the cause and the effect is your next vacation destination. There’s a relatively new and totally opposite newly…

The Economic Impact of Tourism: A Multiplying Effect

By Lisa Burns | February 22, 2019

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…

inside a bloggers world

Inside A Blogger’s World

By Lisa Burns | September 28, 2018

A first-hand immersion with bloggers and the five ‘what I know for sure’ take-aways The Finger Lakes Region of New York recently hosted bloggers for both Travel Media Showcase (TMS) and the Travel Bloggers Exchange (TBEX) when they brought their conferences to the western part of New York. We embarked on nine days of touring…

ELEMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE TOURISM WORLD

Elemental Photography in the Tourism World

By Lisa Burns | June 29, 2018

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…