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Study shows huge tourism impact in Delaware
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A study recently released by the Delaware Tourism Department showed the tourism industry is a principal economic driver in Delaware. More



Spain's starring role in Bollywood movie a boon to tourism
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In the hit Bollywood road-trip movie "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara," the lead characters are inspired by a crooning Spanish flamenco singer to suddenly break into a choreographed song and dance. This isn't unique in Indian cinema. But what makes the scene singular is that the idea of including flamenco didn't come from the film's writers or director, but the Spanish tourism authority Turespana. More

Zagat ranks Louisville, Ky., in top foodie getaways
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The ratings guide Zagat has ranked Louisville No. 3 on its list of the eight best foodie getaways around the world. More


19th Annual Foundation Dinner & Dream Auction
Feb. 27, 2012, Washington D.C.


Network with colleagues as we honor 2012 Spirit of Hospitality honoree American Express. For more information, go here.


Atlantic City casino authority approves tourism district
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Proponents say the state-run district's aim is to enhance the visitor experience and help broaden the array of offerings to make Atlantic City, N.J., a world-class tourist destination that relies not only on gaming, but also on conventions, cultural attractions, entertainment, and retail and residential development. More

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Foundation Dream Auction opens for bids on Feb. 13
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Help the continuing work of the Foundation, and grab great deals for you and your organization at the 19th Annual Foundation Dream Auction! More

Aristotle Social Media

Social media is today’s hottest marketing tool and Aristotle’s in-house team of marketing experts can help you build, maintain and cash in on your social media presence. Learn more about our social media services!


Taking action: INSIDE OUT program to be unveiled to DMO professionals at Destinations Showcase
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Held in conjunction with Destination Showcase Washington, DMO sales professionals and CEOs are invited to attend an exclusive and highly personalized conversation on Feb. 28 from 9–10:15 a.m. at the Washington Convention Center. The discussion will address the DMO industry's relevance, brand promise and unique value proposition for planners. More

Destinations Showcase food collection effort goes virtual
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Destinations Showcase attendees have been giving back to the D.C. community for years by contributing to the event's on-site food collection program. More

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Convention centers: Creating the ideal balance
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There's no one formula that creates a successful convention district, so planners should develop projects based on their city's strengths. More

US customs makes permanent its streamlined entry at airports
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Federal customs officials have made permanent a program to streamline the process for entering the U.S. at international airports across the country. The Global Entry program, which began as a pilot program in 2008, allows U.S. citizens, legal U.S. residents and visitors from Mexico, Canada and the Netherlands to use an electronic kiosk to clear U.S. customs instead of lining up for an interview with customs officials. More

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US releases more accurate statistical profile of US travel overseas
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The U.S. Department of Commerce issued a report on U.S. citizens traveling abroad using new methods of tallying U.S. international travel statistics that were first introduced in July 2010 and are just now beginning to deliver more accurate numbers. More

ALTOUR Index reveals tourists looking to travel smarter, not less
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The luxury travel expert's bi-monthly survey reveals that levels of travel have increased, but tourists post-recession continue to look for the best deals, leading to a spike in "all-inclusive" land destinations. Additionally, travelers' concerns about political instability have dropped significantly. More

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Reaching the affluent market online
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High digital media usage and device ownership make affluent consumers a tempting digital target. More

2012 DMO Compensation & Benefits Study Survey
The survey is in the field. Invitations were sent to contacts at U.S. and Canadian DMOs. Make sure your DMO is represented among those participating! Deadline is Monday, Feb. 27. Contact research@destinationmarketing.org for information.


10 tips for effective travel and destination marketing online
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The Internet has changed the way we interact with commerce — a trend most noticeable in the travel and tourism industry. So how can you successfully market your business online to stay relevant and in the running? More

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Canada targets Chinese in new tourism campaign
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Tourism taxes give Nashville, Tenn., enough money to keep Music City Center on budget
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Chinese, business travelers driving Aussie tourism
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Philippines in talks with Singapore to boost tourism
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OCEAN CENTER SALES MANAGER
County of Volusia, Fla.

The Ocean Center is seeking a sales professional responsible for achieving new accounts and achieving market segment goals. A key focus will be to identify, qualify and solicit new business.


Hawaii VCB focusing on educating agents and consumers alike in 2012
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Mississippi Gulf Coast launches tourism loyalty card
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Tourism group says Buffalo, NY, is cashing in
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Rockford, Ill., CVB names new sales manager, marketing coordinator
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Iowa's Clay County CVB hires tourism director
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Ocean City, Md., tourism director resigns
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Staff changes at your DMO? Contact membership@destinationmarketing.org to update your information.


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