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Chicago to open tourism offices in Brazil, Germany and Japan
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Chicago is opening international sales offices in Brazil, Germany and Japan in a move to achieve Mayor Rahm Emanuel's goal of attracting 10 million more visitors by 2020. More

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Greater Miami sets overnight visitor records for 2011 travel
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Overnight visitors to Greater Miami and the beaches grew 6.7 percent to a record-breaking 13.4 million in 2011, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau announced. More

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Jerusalem mayor sees vast potential in tourism
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Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat believes he can turn Jerusalem into one of the world's leading tourist destinations, on par with New York, Paris and London. More

AAA Travel lists top summer vacation destinations
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AAA Travel's lists of top summer vacation destinations include choices popular with American families for generations within the United States and around the world. More

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empowerMINT Historical Database sees record number of bookings and histories
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Reporting of bookings and histories by DMOs in the empowerMINT Historical Database reached an all-time high in the first quarter of 2012 with a 32.1 percent increase in bookings and an 18.2 percent increase in histories. More

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Deadline approaching for 2012 Arts Destination Marketing Award nominations
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This July, DMAI and the Americans for the Arts will recognize three DMOs and their local arts organizations for working together to effectively and innovatively use the arts to market the community as a travel destination. More

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Business travel to ramp up in 2012
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Business travel has stabilized and is on track to meet pre-recession levels by the middle of this year, according to a new quarterly outlook from GBTA. More

US Travel survey finds Americans still tentative about leisure travel
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The U.S. Travel Association and MMGY Global released their quarterly travelhorizons survey, which shows the share of U.S. adults taking a leisure trip edged up to 69 percent in February 2012 compared to 68 percent a year earlier. More

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Connecticut, Tennessee squash bills to pose occupancy tax on agents
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The Connecticut and Tennessee general assemblies will not move forward with bills to impose occupancy taxes on the fees charged by travel agents and other intermediaries for hotel bookings made in those states. More

Canadians flock south in record numbers
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The United States and Mexico welcomed a record number of Canadian travelers in 2011, receiving 21 million and 1.6 million overnight visits respectively. More

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Report: Twitter ads earn more money per impression than Facebook ads
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TBG Digital looked at more than 45 billion ad impressions from 10 different brands on both Facebook and Twitter, and they found that ads on Twitter are out-performing ads on Facebook on a number of fronts. More

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6 best practices for creating in-house video content
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Adding video content to your inbound marketing in the form of testimonials or video blogs can be extremely valuable. Here are 6 simple best practices to help your Web videos look professional. More

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Rhode Island's Newport and Bristol County CVB rebrands to Discover Newport
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Harrison County, Miss., approves regional tourism plan
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Taiwan popular as incentive tour destination
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Grassroots Congressional Travel Summit – May 8-10
Join DMAI, National Tour Association and the Southeast Tourism Society during National Travel and Tourism Week to gain access to key legislators and have your voice heard in Washington, D.C. For more details or to register, go here.


Meet Minneapolis exceeds first quarter goals for 2012
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Jacksonville, Fla., looks for sports tourism boost beyond golf
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Jamaica posted highest-ever tourist arrival numbers in 2011
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International tourism boosting Colorado economy
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New tourism council created in Saranac Lake, NY
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Connecticut tourism chief looking to recruit 'ambassadors'
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Montana tourists adjusting to high gas prices
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Edwards leaves Illinois' Prospect Heights CVB for Dupage County
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Anaheim/Orange County, Calif., CVB President Ahlers to step down
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Staff changes at your DMO? Contact membership@destinationmarketing.org to update your information.


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