4 Brand Storytelling Lessons from a Former Washington Speechwriter

4 Brand Storytelling Lessons from a Former Washington Speechwriter

Disclaimer: This is not a political post. However, politicians and Washington D.C. staff may be referenced throughout the course of this blog. In early 2017, I had the chance to listen to Jon Favreau, former speechwriter for former President Obama, talk about his time in Washington. While the stories he told – days on the…

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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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Gamification to Drive Engagement: More than One Way to Create Fun

Gamification to Drive Engagement

When it comes to driving engagement, gamification is one of the top strategies to make it happen. We love working on projects or with clients that include an element of gamification. It’s fun to get the creative juices flowing and connect with the target audience in a way that’s fun for them, too. When you…

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Gas Prices and Drive Markets

Gas Prices and Drive Markets

Gas prices are a big topic across the travel industry right now. Following price increases for goods and services, the costs of travel increasing because of fuel is certainly reason for concern. It’s the focus of many news stories and earned a spotlight in research we watch about travel sentiment. The question our clients ask…

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Communication: Creating World-Changing Collaborations

As we start to look toward the future and recovery for our industry, we have a tremendous opportunity to rebuild smarter. We did it after 9/11 and again after the great recession and we will do it again after the COVID-19 pandemic. We need new thinking and new ideas to help create the new normal…

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Luxury Travel Trends

Luxury Travel Trends

The luxury market has been shifting since 2016 from a desire for luxury goods to more demand for luxury experiences. There is a “pursuit for experience over possession.” Affluent consumers are seeking higher spiritual and emotional fulfillment, leading them to travel. Not only do luxury travelers want a high-end experience, they are also focused on…

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Tapping into Niche Market Tourism

tapping into niche market tourism

What is Niche Tourism? Niche market tourism uses programs to attract visitors focusing on a very specific market segment built around a well-defined product. We’ve said it before, tourists are looking for experiences. So it only makes sense that visitors are throwing out generic “everything but the kitchen sink” trips, and planning vacations that align…

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How to Market Experiential Travel

How to Market Experiential Travel

… small town and experiential travel is what’s big. With the growing concerns and reports on overtourism, travel writers are responding by helping their readers navigate this overwhelming issue by focusing a lens on second and third tier cities.

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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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The Difference Among Travel Media

The Difference Among Travel Media

You’re probably familiar with how the travel media landscape has changed over the past few years – smaller travel sections (or staff) in print publications, a rise in frequency of bloggers and freelancers, and the emergence of social media influencers. These changes in the industry have only been exaggerated by the pandemic. Each one of…

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