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Increase in traveler reviews reveals hotspots for 2012
Trip Advisor via Travel Industry Wire    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
TripAdvisor has announced the top 15 U.S. destinations on the rise for 2012, according to travelers and editors. The list is comprised of destinations that have seen a remarkable increase in traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.com over the last year. More



Boston tourism forecast: $13 billion in 2012
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A continued surge in overseas visitors, the start of nonstop flights between Boston and Tokyo, and the strongest year for convention business since 2007 will lift Boston's visitor economy in 2012. More

Florida tourism rebounds in 2011, overseas visits up
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A flood of new visitors from Brazil and a stunning post-oil-spill rebound by Panhandle beaches were bright spots in 2011 for a Florida tourism industry that has weathered some hard times the past couple of years. More

Estonia and Iraq top charts for traveling Brits
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In its new 2012 Travel Trends Report, Skyscanner has revealed that Estonia, Russia, Iraq and Cape Verde are all emerging destinations likely to see a significant rise in interest from U.K. tourists over the coming year. More

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DMAI and Miles Media partner to build innovative website for destination marketers
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Destination marketing leader Miles Media has been selected to design and develop a new website for DMAI. More

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DMAI Annual Convention call for presentations ends next week
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Time is running out to submit your dynamic education session for DMAI's 98th Annual Convention, taking place July 16-18 in Seattle. More

Reserve your table for next month's Foundation Dinner & Dream Auction
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Join the destination marketing and travel industries as we come together on Monday, Feb. 27 to honor American Express with the prestigious Spirit of Hospitality award at the 19th Annual Destination & Travel Foundation Dinner & Dream Auction. More

  Industry News


Most important travel trends of 2012
Travel + Leisure via MSNBC Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Here is a closer look at a few of the trends that are transforming the travel landscape in the year ahead, according to Travel + Leisure. More

Luxury tourism market to show steady growth in 2012 in spite of economic crisis
Hospitality Biz India    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The luxury tourism market might not be booming at 2008 levels, but barring a complete Euro-zone meltdown and an attendant global economic crisis, reports of its demise have been greatly exaggerated. More

2011 DMO Organizational & Financial Profile Study
The most comprehensive study of its type produced for DMOs, this study includes detailed information on DMO expenses, revenue sources, visitor taxes, financial policies, visitor center information and online marketing efforts. For more information, go here.


TravelClick: US hotels set for strong growth
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According to TravelClick's December 2011 North American Hospitality Review, hotels will continue to see strong growth in 2012, driven mostly by rate increases and steady demand for hotel rooms. More

2011: The year business travel bounced back
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Business travel didn't just come back in 2011, it came roaring back. More

  Best Practices, Trends & Technology


5 marketing questions to ask to grow your business in 2012
The Globe and Mail    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As 2011 comes to a close and 2012 opens up a slew of new challenges and opportunities, it's important to look back at how you handled your marketing to see what lessons can be learned for how to move forward in the year ahead. More

10 digital trends set to go mass-market in 2012
Advertising Age    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Which digital trends are on the brink of exploding into the collective consumer consciousness in 2012? Advertising Age offers its take on the digital landscape of the upcoming year. More

  Destination News Digest


Sugar Bowl, BP to promote Gulf seafood, tourism
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Missouri lawmakers note importance of tourism
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Loudon County, Tenn., CVB markets area via National Geographic
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Viennese tourism braces for stagnation
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NYC resolution: Attract 50 million-plus tourists in 2012
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Macomb, Ill., CVB names executive director
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Monterey County, Calif., CVB names president and CEO
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West Virginia's Parkersburg CVB hires Lewis as new president-elect
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Ohio's Sandusky County bureau has new director
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Staff changes at your DMO? Contact membership@destinationmarketing.org to update your information.


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