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Obama outlines new travel and tourism strategy
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During a speech at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., President Obama outlined a new strategy to promote tourism to the United States. More



Virginia Tourism says release of 'Lincoln' will create mega opportunities
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The stars are lining up perfectly for Virginia's tourism industry this year. With Disney planning to spend $35 million to market Steven Spielberg's movie, "Lincoln," which was filmed entirely in Virginia, the state's tourism agency is gearing up for opportunities to give Virginia worldwide exposure as a tourism destination. More

Myrtle Beach aims to lure more meetings, group business
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The Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and lodging properties with lots of meeting space have tweaked their recruiting tactics in recent months aiming to bring more groups and conventions to the beach — just as that segment of travel starts to slowly rebound nationally. More

Helsinki, Finland, has great expectations for this year's travel business
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The recent choice of Helsinki as the world's second-best travel destination by The New York Times is one of the stimuli for some great expectations for the coming summer season. More

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DMAI to host free Brand USA webinar Jan. 24
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Registration is now open for DMAI's upcoming free informational webinar: Brand USA – How Will Your Destination Benefit & How Can Your DMO Get Involved. More

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DMAI members: Cast your vote next week for recommended bylaw change
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During its December 2011 DMAI Board of Directors meeting, the association's board discussed positioning the association for future growth as the home of all official DMOs. More

  Industry News


UNWTO expects tourism to reach 1 billion arrivals in 2012
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International arrivals grew by 4.4 percent in 2011 to 980 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. With growth expected to continue in 2012, but at a slower rate, arrivals are on track to reach the 1 billion mark later this year. More

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Survey: Americans to spend more on travel in 2012
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The top two areas for discretionary spending among Americans are home improvements and travel, according to a new survey of 2,000 Americans for American Express. More

Is 2012 the year of the volunteer tourist?
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Often called "voluntourism," this amalgamation of volunteering and travel has created a significant amount of debate but continues to grow unabated. More

Casino plans sprout in US as states seek revenue
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A Malaysian company's plan to build a $4 billion convention center and casino on the outskirts of New York City could be the biggest shot fired yet in a tourism arms race that has seen a growing number of Eastern states embrace gambling as a way to lure visitors and drum up revenue. More

  Best Practices, Trends & Technology


Creating synergy between social media and email marketing
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The rise in popularity of social media doesn't mean the demise of email marketing. In fact, social media has the potential to elevate the effectiveness of email when the two are integrated wisely. More

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7 steps to incredible personal productivity
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Occasionally, you need to go the extra mile. Sometimes you need to complete a major project, tackle a task you've put off, or just knock out a ton of work in one day. Here's the best way to turn a normal workday into an incredibly productive workday. More

  Destination News Digest


Philadelphia's new tourism marketing campaign targets 'culture vultures'
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Move over Paris — Sanibel, Fla., is tops in world for Frommer
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Officials in Springfield, Mo., studying uses for unused hotel-motel tax funds
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Thailand tourism proves its resilience once again
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Tennessee's Smoky Mountain CVB considers name change, reorganization
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BP-paid tourism campaigns taking off in Louisiana
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Green Bay, Wisc., votes to split proposed hotel room tax
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More directed tourism ads pay off for Utah
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Lisle, Ill., CVB appoints new sales manager
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Indiana's Anderson/Madison County CVB head to retire
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Santa Fe, NM, CVB appoints new sales manager
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Staff changes at your DMO? Contact membership@destinationmarketing.org to update your information.


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