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Destination Podcasts: Telling Your Story

By Colleen Senglaub | March 28, 2023

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…

What is Accessibility in Tourism?

What is Accessibility in Tourism?

By Colleen Senglaub | February 21, 2023

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…

Collaboration Drives Sustainable Tourism

By Colleen Senglaub | January 31, 2023

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…

Main Street Marketing and Community Partnerships

By Colleen Senglaub | January 25, 2023

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…

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…

Can Curated Experiences Help Your Tourism Marketing?

Can Curated Experiences Help Your Tourism Marketing?

By Lisa Doerner | March 1, 2023

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.

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…

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…