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Florida governor wants to spend $100 million on travel advertising
Gov. Rick Scott has called on state lawmakers to spend $100 million next year on travel advertising. The tourism industry subsidy would be the largest in state history and a nearly 60 percent increase from the $63.5 million Florida is spending this fiscal year on Visit Florida, the state's travel-marketing agency.
Peyton Manning's 'Omaha!' snap count creates most random tourism marketing ever
For a while during the San Diego vs. Denver NFL playoff game, "Omaha" was a national trending topic on Twitter. Well, tourism marketers for Omaha, Neb., didn't let the real-time opportunity pass.
Visit Philly focuses on shareable photos with brand campaign refresh
Visit Philadelphia has launched a new version of its iconic and popular brand campaign With Love, Philadelphia XOXO.
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Thomas Cook and Brand USA announce European partnership agreement to promote 'Discover America' initiative
Travel Industry Wire
Thomas Cook and Brand USA have announced a major cooperative marketing agreement aimed at promoting the USA as the world's leading destination for European visitors.
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Perfecting the social media balancing act in 2014
By Emma Fitzpatrick
It seems like there's always another social media site popping up, and to stay trendy, you and your business have to be on it. How in the world can one business manage all of these sites? Balancing social media is an act you've got to learn to master quickly, before you burn out.
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Need for speed: Improving website load times can boost your business
By Stephanie Studer
People are impatient. A sweeping statement? Sure. But consider that Google engineers noticed in 2012 that a delay as short as 400 milliseconds was enough to drive visitors away from a website. To put that in perspective, that is roughly twice as long as it takes to blink.
How to integrate traditional and digital marketing for maximum results
The Business Journals
There is a paradigm shift regarding the way people consume media. The truth is traditional media is not dead, but its role has changed dramatically.
Meetings mean business, economic growth and strong communities
Leaders from across the meetings and events industry on Tuesday unveiled a new national campaign to showcase the substantial value derived from business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions.
Top business travel trends for 2014
Travel Industry Wire
Nearly 40 percent of Travel Leaders Group's business-focused travel agents have indicated that business clients will be traveling more in 2014 than last year and nearly another 40 percent state client bookings will be the same as in 2013, according to results of a survey from Travel Leaders Group.
Travel industry: We're 99 percent recovered from recession
"As of December 2013, the travel industry has made up 99 percent of the jobs lost during the Great Recession, compared to 86 percent of the rest of the economy, and is just 5,000 short of its prerecession level of employment," said U.S. Travel Association senior vice president for economics and research David Huether.
What's hot in 2014? Taking travel to new extremes
Travel Market Report
Travelers want to go to extremes in 2014 – so travel agents should not hold back from steering their clients in new directions. So says travel trends expert Daniel Levine, executive director of the Avant-Guide Institute.
Denver tops US cities' green meetings list
Conference and Meetings World
Las Vegas eyes bigger piece of Asian market
Charleston water crisis hurts tourism economy
Alaska tourism courting Indian, S. American travelers
Anchorage Daily News
Washington, New York looking to a future without farecards
The Washington Post
Arizona uses campaign, polar vortex to help bring in more tourists during winter months
Visit Tucson's new campaign targets younger travelers
Latest Mexico travel warning excludes most tourism destinations
Tourism Ireland targets further growth in 'roots tourism' following
Business and Leadership
Marketing veteran steps into Ohio tourism role
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Blackburn named VP of Convention Sales at California's Greater Palm Springs CVB
International Meetings Review
Costa Mesa, Calif., CVB names new marketing manager
International Meetings Review
Job promotions announced for tourism execs at Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism
Gulf Coast News Today
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