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Tucson, Ariz., named happiest place to visit during winter
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In a survey by Hilton Worldwide and the American Happiness Association, Tucson, Ariz., was named tops among "the happiest U.S. cities to travel to during the winter months." More

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Ohio tourism ads earn return on investment
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The Ohio Department of Development's Office of Tourism says the state earned a 14-to-1 return on a tourism advertising campaign that ran last year. More

Mexico sets international visitor record in 2011
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The Mexican Ministry of Tourism reported 22.67 million international travelers visited Mexico in 2011, an increase of 2 percent over 2010 totals, making 2011 Mexico's best year for international tourism. 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.


Cincinnati prepares for a robust convention year
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The year ahead looks to be a promising one for the city of Cincinnati, which is anticipating a busy convention schedule, consisting of national and international events, as well as repeat and new group business. More

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Foundation Dinner, Feb. 27, honors over 150 years of influence from American Express
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Did you know this year's Spirit of Hospitality honoree, American Express, originally began as an express mail business? More

Call for board and foundation nominations; deadline is March 16
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Determining the value of a meeting
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Traditionally, the most important parameter that DMOs and hotels have used to value meetings and conventions, whether large or small, is by the meeting's historical data. More

Scholarship fund established in honor of industry leader Frank C. Sain
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In honor of Frank C. Sain, a longtime leader in the destination marketing industry who passed away on Feb. 12, a scholarship fund has been established by the Destination & Travel Foundation. More

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Euro debt crisis threatens US business travel
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If the European debt crisis gets worse, it could threaten U.S. business travel, according to research released by the Global Business Travel Association Foundation. More

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Travelocity: Consumers planning more travel in 2012
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Travelocity's annual Traveler Confidence Report reveals a majority of consumers, 53 percent, plan to travel more in 2012 than they did in 2011 despite a lack of confidence in the state of the economy. More

Travel managers fretting about costs in 2012
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Travel managers are especially concerned with cutting air and ground transportation costs; improving traveler compliance; optimizing hotel spend; and optimizing online adoption, according to the latest survey of travel managers worldwide by Carlson Wagonlit Travel. More

  Best Practices, Trends & Technology


Trends shaping the mobile market
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The explosive growth of smartphones and the resulting tectonic shifts in consumer behavior continue to demonstrate the need for marketers to pay attention and find ways to connect with their audiences on mobile devices. Here's a look at five important trends in 2012 that will continue to shape this space and the corresponding opportunities for marketers. 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.


The cost of bad project management
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Projects often fail because organizations put more emphasis on rational factors than on employees' psychological engagement — and the cost to organizations is enormous. More

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Gatlinburg, Tenn., CVB gets green light
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Tourism leaders want input in Florida's Palm Beach visitors bureau
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Northern Ireland Tourist Board says now is time to hit global tourism map
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As tensions rise, Mideast tourism sustains injuries
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Vicksburg, Miss., CVB unveils new branding, marketing
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Visitors view Dublin (Ohio) as Irish, expensive
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Brownsville, Texas, CVB campaign aims to make city a tourist destination
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December surge helps Costa Rica break tourism records
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Bailey returning to run Charleston, W. Va., CVB
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Lewis-Smith named CEO at BESydney
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Randel named president of Mobile, Ala., tourism bureau
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Staff changes at your DMO? Contact membership@destinationmarketing.org to update your information.


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