Navigating Tourism Marketing Now: 10 Themes from 26 Leaders

Navigating Tourism Marketing: 10 Themes from 26 Leaders

In July, I attended the Destinations International annual convention in Baltimore Maryland. It was my first live conference and the first convention to take place in Baltimore since before the pandemic. The energy at the event was contagious and the team at Visit Baltimore were amazing hosts. I brought my award-winning, 5-star podcast to the…

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Collaborative Marketing in Tourism: Working Together to Lift All Boats

Collaborative Marketing in Tourism Working Together to Lift All Boats

In the travel, tourism and hospitality 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…

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Tourism Marketing: A Collaborative Approach

Tourism Marketing: A Collaborative Approach

What goes into making a location attractive as a tourist destination? Geographic locations are inviting to visitors for a multitude of reasons. However, one thing is guaranteed not to be what travelers are thinking about when making travel decisions – county lines. Yet states are divided into counties, each with their own local treasures and…

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The Keys to Successful Collaborations

The Keys to Successful Collaborations

In our 2021 Rising Tide study, we revealed three different attitudinal segments among travel, tourism and hospitality professionals — three groups that feel very differently about the benefits and challenges of collaboration with other industry organizations. Promoters are enthusiastic supporters of organizational collaboration, pursue it actively and with a range of organization types. Doubters are…

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Successful Collaborations start with Commonality

Successful Collaborations start witSuccessful Collaborations start with Commonalityh Commonality

Successful collaborations start with commonality. The most important commonality elements include establishing and agreeing on goals for the collaboration, having strong champions, and designing the collaboration to benefit all participants.

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Invisible Obstacles to Collaboration

invisible obstacles to collaboration

Communication is a key ingredient to being a successful collaborator. Honing your presentation and listening skills will make a difference. However, there are obstacles that can get in your way of successful collaborations. These could be considered invisible obstacles to collaboration because they are easy to overlook.   Imposter Syndrome  One of the biggest obstacles that many people suffer from…

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Presentation and Listening Skills for Successful Collaborations

Presentation and Listening Skills for Successful Collaborations

Improving presentation and listening skills will make us better communicators and collaborators. Performance coach Carol Lempert shared insights on how to sound and look confident, how to pitch an idea, and how to use high gain questions to make stronger connections and create better collaborations.

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Collaboration research: What did 150+ travel, tourism, and hospitality professionals say?

Collaboration research: What did 150+ travel, tourism, and hospitality professionals say?

Backed by stats In December of 2020, we surveyed 161 travel, tourism, and hospitality professionals to learn more about their stance on collaboration. The results of our collaboration research showed 99% of respondents said their organizations had collaborated with others in the industry. The results also showed that 45% said their organizations had extensive experience…

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