Social media and tourism marketing go hand in hand. Taking on social media can be challenging, especially with limited time and budget. In this series, I explore best practices for destinations and attractions across different channels. In this blog, we’ll explore Pinterest for destination marketing.   Pinterest is an interesting beast. Part social media channel,…

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inside a bloggers world

A first-hand immersion with bloggers and the five ‘what I know for sure’ take-aways The Finger Lakes Region of New York recently hosted bloggers for both Travel Media Showcase (TMS) and the Travel Bloggers Exchange (TBEX) when they brought their conferences to the western part of New York. We embarked on nine days of touring…

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Facebook & Tourism Marketing: Best Practices

Social media and tourism marketing go hand in hand. Taking on social media can be challenging, especially with limited time and budget. In this series, I’ll explore best practices for destinations and attractions across different channels. In this blog, we’ll explore Facebook and tourism marketing. Ah, Facebook. The social network so popular, everyone from your…

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How Association Management Companies help multi-stakeholder tourism marketing programs

Multi-stakeholder entities and collaborative partnerships are pervasive in the world of tourism. When DMOs, TPAs, counties and other representatives of regions come together, their marketing and economic impact exponentially increases. A new approach to serving the travel and tourism industry goes beyond the typical agency/client relationship. They are called association management companies. According to AMC…

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Twitter for Tourism: Best Practices

Social media and tourism marketing go hand in hand. Taking on social media can be challenging, especially with limited time and budget. In this series, I’ll explore best practices for destinations and attractions across different channels. In this blog, we’ll explore Twitter for tourism. Mark Twain once said, “The reports of Twitter’s death have been…

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How to vet a social media influencer

As we all know, the media landscape is shifting from traditional journalists and publications to bloggers and social media influencers. Travelers are interested in seeing where other people are visiting, what dishes they’re eating, and what awesome experience they’re having. So it only makes sense that destinations are partnering with travel influencers more often as…

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Creating Itineraries for FIT Travel

The United States is a highly sought-after tourist destination for people all around the globe. For those of us in New York State, we are fortunate to have some of the most highly sought-after tourist destinations on the planet! New York City and Niagara Falls serve as natural gateways for international travelers around the world.…

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Museum Marketing – Beyond Cultural and Heritage Tourism

Museums and cultural institutions are proactively changing to expand their reach and appeal to new audiences, strengthening their role beyond cultural and heritage tourism.  I recently attended the 2018 Museum Association of New York annual conference to learn what is happening in the industry. The theme of the conference was “Visioning Change,” and I was…

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