Tourism Focus

We work exclusively with tourism clients. We do not work in any other industry. Break the Ice Media's clients benefit from our deep knowledge of the travel, tourism & hospitality industry. It's the difference between going to a brain surgeon over a generalist. By working in the travel, tourism & hospitality industry every single day, our team is the most informed on current trends and understands a wide variety of destination marketing strategies and tactics.

With a single focus, we go deeper, spend more time in the travel, tourism & hospitality industry and ultimately deliver maximum results to our clients.

How BTI dives into tourism:

We invest
staff hours each year attending educational events and conferences.

Destinations International, ESTO, eTourism Labs, Travel PRSA, Marketing Outlook Forum, NYSTIA Empire State Conference, NYSTIA Annual Meeting, PRSA Northeast Regional Conference

Up to
Travel shows and events attended by BTI staff annually

ABA, Heartland Travel, OMCA, IPW, TAP Dance, NYC Sales Exchange, ILNY Media Marketplace, Discover America Day, Travel Bloggers Exchange, North American Travel Journalists Association, Travel Media Showcase and TravMedia International Media Marketplace

We are
%
Committed to sharing our knowledge and teaching others. We participate on panels and present at industry workshops.

We also produce the weekly podcast Destination on The Left, where we interview tourism professionals from all over the world, learning and teaching at the same time. 

 

Tourism Campaigns

Re-aligning Strategy to Meet Changing Visitor Sentiment

How this Case Study may be relevant to you: This is an example of strategy and a deep understanding of…

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Growing a Craft Beer Audience During the Pandemic with Entertaining Content, Creative Contest & Digital Campaigns

Growing a Craft Beer Audience During the Pandemic with Entertaining Content, Creative Contest & Digital Campaigns

How this Case Study may be relevant to you: This marketing campaign required creative problem solving to identify result-driving tactics…

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Influencer Outreach and Media FAMs Stimulate Drive Market Visitation for Open Air Museum

In 2019, our campaign resulted in 79 placements and over 8.5 Million media impressions. Eight hosted writers and influencers from…

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Seasonal Trail uses Gamification to Augment Visitation with New Virtual Experience

We helped Wayne County turn their paper-and-stamp brochure into an app that saw over 8,000 unique visitors and 9 pages…

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Strategic integrated marketing campaign leads to high economic impact in 2020

​This example of work illustrates our strengths in strategic planning and the tool we developed to help destinations plan for…

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Taking Charge of a Shoulder Season to Reposition Winter for Locals & Visitors

We earned 5.61 million media impressions in just four months, created video content that received 18,038 YouTube views, and 52,036…

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Additional Resources

Navigating Tourism Marketing: 10 Themes from 26 Leaders

Navigating Tourism Marketing Now: 10 Themes from 26 Leaders

By Nicole

In July, I attended the Destinations International annual convention in Baltimore Maryland. It was my first live conference and the…

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Travel and Tourism Terms, Acronyms & Abbreviations

Travel and Tourism Terms, Acronyms & Abbreviations

By Rhonda

Every industry has its language; can you talk tourism? We abbreviate words or phrases to save time, effort or space.…

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How to Promote Local Tourism

How to Promote Local Tourism

By Colleen

When it comes to promoting your tourism business – whether you’re an attraction, restaurant, museum or hotel, you may feel…

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Borrowing from the Tourism Marketing Playbook: Why Agencies Collaborate

Why Agencies Collaborate: Borrowing from the Tourism Marketing Playbook

By Nicole

When solutions to our clients’ business issues require disciplines outside of our expertise, we borrow from the tourism marketing playbook and look for ways to collaborate with other agencies to deliver better results.

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Using Front Line Staff as Brand Ambassadors

Using Front Line Staff as Brand Ambassadors

By Rhonda

One main challenge every destination faces, regardless of size, is how to get the most return on investment from their…

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How the Tourism Industry Can Connect with the Hygge-Inspired Traveler

How the Tourism Industry Can Connect with the Hygge-Inspired Traveler

By Adena Miller

Over the last few years, it seems that every industry – from design and travel to fashion and food –…

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