4 Tips for a Successful FAM Tour

4 Tips for a Successful Familiarization Tour

In the wonderful and exciting world of tourism marketing, various tactics are used to market a destination. One of these is hosting a familiarization tour, otherwise known as a FAM tour or just simply FAMs. Hosting a successful FAM tour is a great tactic for driving sales and increasing motorcoach business in a destination. The…

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4 Common Types of Group Tours

4 Common Types of Group Tours

When you’re driving down the highway and see a big motorcoach cruising along, do you ever wonder who’s in there?  The possibilities of who participates in group tours are many. First, let’s start with answering the question “What exactly are group tours?” A group tour consists of a group of people who want to have…

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Collaborative Marketing in Tourism: Working Together to Lift All Boats

Collaborative Marketing in Tourism Working Together to Lift All Boats

In the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, we understand how difficult it can be to grab the attention – and reservation – of a visitor. With limited time and a set budget, travelers have the tough decision of choosing where to go. As a destination, you may often feel like you’re competing against other tourist…

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Financial Benefits of Group Travel

Financial Benefits of Group Travel [Image with men boarding a red bus with backpacks and musical instruments on their backs]

As many are aware, tourism is an economic engine. In 2018, travel generated $2.5 trillion for the U.S. economy, supporting 15.7 million American jobs. There are a lot of triggers that affect the economy when we travel. Most people realize that “heads in beds” means money for the local economy.  When people stay in hotels, they pay…

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A Decade of Tourism Marketing – 10 Key Changes Making an Impact

A Decade of Tourism Marketing - 10 Key Changes Making an Impact. And Break the Ice Media turns 10!

And Break the Ice Media turns 10! It has been a decade of tourism marketing! The official date of incorporation for Break the Ice Media is October 14, 2009 which makes October officially our “birthday month”. As the marketing and tourism industries have changed, we have evolved right along with them. When we started our…

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Creating Itineraries for FIT Travel

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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How to Market a Tourist Destination

how to market a tourist destination

Is your destination saleable? Of course it is! Sales is sales whether the product is tangible or not. In selling a destination, establishing relationships is the single most important factor. We’re not going to say “our widget can make your life easier and is cost-effective.” We’re going to say, “come visit us and we will treat you to…

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The Best of Break the Ice Media in 2017

The best of break the ice media in 2017

Before we really dive into 2018, we at Break the Ice Media wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past year. It was a busy, yet rewarding year, full of growth, winter fun, and the perfect amount of wine. Below we’ve gathered up our top 5 blogs of 2017. These were our most…

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Canadian Tourism – Alive and Well

Canadian Tourism Alive & Well

There is much speculation around Canadian tourism and travel to the U.S. Are they still coming? How often do they come? How does President Trump’s international travel ban affect border crossing? What about the exchange rate? Who is coming? These are all valid questions, and concerns. But I’m here to tell you that our neighbors…

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