Craft Beverage: Emerging Trends and Reopening Marketing

Craft beverages have exploded in popularity over the past few years. But the enjoyment goes beyond imbibing in the drinks themselves. Consumers frequently visit taprooms, wineries and distilleries, looking at them as destinations within themselves. This audience spends their time and money at these locations, with many of them traveling to visit different tasting rooms.…

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Having money isn’t the only tool needed to promote a destination… Where are your marketing dollars coming from right now? Where will they come from in the next six months? In the next year? The first part of 2020 has forced us to be creative, and the creativity isn’t stopping any time soon. Change is…

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I want to share tactical actions that you can take right now. These recovery marketing tactics can be incorporated into your overall recovery plan. My team rounded up several actionable ideas that will help you be ready for the recovery. An integrated plan is always more powerful than siloed tactics, and below are steps that…

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Tourism Recovery Planning

The signs of recovery are starting to bubble up. Which means that for tourism businesses and organizations, it’s time to start recovery planning. It’s time to reevaluate the world and circumstances around us and create a plan for recovery and reopening. Recovery is the final of the four phases of a crisis. Adapted from Hong…

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From our April Destination on the Left Virtual Summit Our second-ever Destination on the Left Virtual Summit kicked off in April with 12 amazing presenters and three full days of content focused around digital marketing, travel trade and niche marketing within the tourism industry. The topics covered ranged from food tourism to family travel –…

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Working Through a Pandemic in the Travel and Tourism Industry

We are not in control. That is what creates the fear that drives panic and hysteria when something like the Coronavirus hits. We are not in control. That is true to some extent but I do not buy into that notion 100%. We are not in control of how this virus is spreading from continent…

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Travel and Tourism Terms, Acronyms & Abbreviations

Every industry has its language; can you talk tourism? We abbreviate words or phrases to save time, effort or space. This is great, but if you don’t know what the acronym or abbreviation stands for, it may feel like people are speaking a different language. For those of us in the tourism industry, like many…

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The Rise of Heritage Travel: A new way for tourists to find themselves

People often say they are traveling to “find themselves.” With the increasing popularity of at-home DNA kits, people are starting to take this literally. Luxury Travel predicted that ancestry-based travel, or heritage travel, would be “one of 2020’s fastest growing sectors.” Travelers are choosing to visit the places their ancestors lived in order to learn…

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How to Work with an Agency: 5 Key Conversations

It’s often the perception that once the contract is signed, the client’s job is over, and the agency’s job begins. But clients should be asking at least five things from their agency partners … Make sure to have these 5 key conversations as you begin to work with an agency.

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