Tracking Digital Tourism Marketing Efforts

Measurement is the foundation of a strong digital campaign. It’s what lets us know when we’re successful, and when we need to make adjustments. Without numbers and data, we’re relying solely on anecdotal evidence. And just like everything else, the measurement landscape is constantly changing and evolving. Cookies are phasing out, QR codes are back…

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10 Beginner Social Media Marketing Tips

Social media is an ever-changing medium – with new platforms and updates rolling out constantly. But it’s also a great way to connect with your customers and visitors on a more direct level. Social media is a place to engage, answer questions, and get real-time, crowdsourced feedback. If you’re getting started or getting back to…

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Elemental Photography in the Tourism World

ELEMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE TOURISM WORLD

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…

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Low-Cost Marketing Tools for Tourism Promotion

Low cost marketing tools for tourism promotion

A successful destination marketing plan starts with strategy and is chock full of targeted tactics from social media to video, content marketing and more. The goal is to reach travelers and inspire visitation, the strategies and tactics are in place. But then what are the tools to accomplish it all? We’re going behind-the-scenes to look at…

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Creating Experiences to Create Memories

Creating Experiences to Create Memories

At the 2017 NYSTIA Empire State Tourism Conference in Lake Placid, I was inspired by the overall theme of how to make a destination stand out that still stand true today. Bill Geist, DMOproz, talked about the importance of disrupting the status quo in order to drive brand awareness and visitors to your destination during…

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Looking Ahead: Tourism Marketing of the Future

Last week, I attended the Marketing Profs B2B Forum and it felt like a glimpse into the shiny future of marketing. In the not-so-distant future, tech tools will be speeding our work along like the moving sidewalks at an airport. I came away from the conference energized and ready to experiment with so many ideas,…

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TikTok for Tourism Marketing

TikTok for Tourism Marketing

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.…

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What the heck is a Facebook Pixel?

What the heck is a Facebook Pixel?

You’ve probably heard of pixels, you may have even heard of Facebook pixels. But what is it, really? A Facebook pixel measures online activities from Facebook ads – and the best part is it can measure activities beyond the initial click to your website. Measurement and tracking are crucial to successful tourism marketing campaigns and…

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Building a Facebook Target Audience for Tourism

Building a Facebook Target Audience for Tourism

Meta’s advertising platform is a powerful tool. It allows us to affordably reach and target people anywhere in the world with ads on Facebook (and Instagram, Whatsapp, etc.). Let’s take a look at how targeting works for ads in Business Manager and how to build a target audience for a travel, tourism or hospitality campaign.…

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Identifying Local Influencers

In the age of influencers, it can be hard for destinations and attractions to figure out how to capitalize on this trend. Local influencers are existing members of your community that have built an audience and thought-leadership around your destination – they’re the best brand ambassadors you may not know yet. Being a community member…

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