Belonging and Community

As leaders in the travel and tourism industry, the concept of community can take on various meanings. It might be rooted in the local community you call home or the one you tirelessly serve through your organization. Perhaps it’s the group you actively participate in or volunteer for, aligning yourself with a shared purpose. And…

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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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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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5 Lessons Learned During the Travel Pause

5 Lessons Learned During the Travel Pause

As a business serving clients in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry exclusively, when the travel pause began in March 2020 we wondered if we would make it through the year. On Monday, March 16, 2020 I drove to work after dropping my kids off at school expecting to start another work week with our…

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Working Through a Pandemic in the Travel and Tourism Industry

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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Growth of International Travel: Tourism Trends in the United States

As one of the world’s strongest industries, Travel & Tourism generates prosperity across the world. This industry creates jobs, supports the export of goods, and creates incredible experiences. Plain and simple, it cannot be denied that tourism is an economic driver. As such, tourism at any level is positive to the economy. However, there’s a…

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Pinterest for Destination Marketing Content

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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Email Marketing for Tourism

Most of us receive many – maybe even hundreds of – emails a day. To break through the clutter of newsletters, notifications, sales and promotions, email marketers must be strategic with their email marketing campaigns. And when it comes to making a destination stand out, email marketing for tourism can follow many general marketing best…

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Drone Photography & Other Recent Trends in Tourism

Drone Photography & Other Recent Trends in Tourism

In April, I attended the Empire State Tourism Conference hosted by NYSTIA in Schenectady. This annual conference is a gathering of some of the best tourism minds in New York State. It always promises to be chock-full of tips, advice, and recent trends in tourism. The knowledge I walked away with was not from one…

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