building relationships for partnership marketing

Last week I attended the Museum Association of New York’s annual conference. I learned more about what museums want to accomplish, their main challenges and how they fit into the world of tourism. Unlike other tourism attractions, museums are cultural institutions, aiming to serve the community, preserve history and educate. Every session I went to…

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collaboration in marketing DESTINATION MARKETING IDEAL BENCHMARK

Collaboration in marketing makes good business sense and is a core value at Break The Ice Media. Working together, partners with similar goals, values and visions can leverage combined resources to create marketing programs bigger than they can do on their own. We have several clients who understand the many benefits of collaborative marketing. They…

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Education in the tourism industry- it's everywhere

At Break the Ice Media, part of our mission is to be lifelong learners.  Learning opportunities are encountered daily.  Obtaining new understandings and information is critical if you want to grow personally and professionally.  We consider ourselves fortunate to work in the tourism industry and this industry is no different than any other as it…

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5 Destination Marketing Campaigns That Blew Us Away in 2017

As we approach the end of 2017, and wrap up our own destination marketing campaigns, it’s fun to look back at some of the most memorable marketing moves of the past 365 days. The tourism industry – and tourism marketing – are best when they’re fun. I appreciate marketers with an open mind, a sense…

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How to Promote Local Tourism

When it comes to promoting your tourism business – whether you’re an attraction, restaurant, museum or hotel, you may feel like you’re all alone. Luckily, that’s not the case. By working with your Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) or Tourism Promotion Agency (TPA), you’re able to get some “free marketing” that will help to distribute your…

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Building a Strong CVB Marketing Plan

The elements of any marketing plan are largely similar. Those overall categories you want to define and fill out are the same, time and time again. But there are a few differences between, say, a social media plan and a CVB marketing plan. The biggest differences are that a marketing plan for a specific element…

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Marketing Strategies in Tourism – Beyond Gateway Destinations

Beyond the gateway is becoming a travel industry buzz word these days. The world is starting to discover what all of us who live outside Tier 1 cities already know – there is so much more to experience! Having grown up in Rochester, NY, about 6 hours west of NYC, it’s hard not to fall for the…

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Inspiration for destination marketing

In July, I attended Destinations International (formerly DMAI) in Montreal to expand my knowledge of destination marketing and to network with tourism professionals from around the world. The experience was more than I expected- I met fantastic people, learned new ideas and came away inspired to do more for our destination marketing organization clients. Here…

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Collaboration in Tourism

making it work by working together What goes into making a location appeal as a “destination”? Geographic locations can appeal to visitors for a multitude of reasons, and one thing travelers aren’t thinking about when making destination decisions is staying within county lines. Yet New York State is divided into many counties, and that is…

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