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Mississippi Gulf Coast tourism leaders move toward compromise as they seek a unified voice
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Leaders of various tourism-related interests on the Mississippi Gulf Coast say they are making progress toward an agreement on a single regional tourism marketing organization. More

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Hawaii sets new tourism spending record in January
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The rebound of Hawaii's tourism industry continued in January as the Aloha State enjoyed a record $1.345 billion in visitor spending. More

Japan to target affluent leisure and incentive travel in India
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In order to promote Indian inbound into Japan, the country's tourism will target the affluent leisure and incentive travel through concerted marketing efforts. More

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American Express honored at Destination & Travel Foundation Dinner
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The Destination & Travel Foundation honored American Express with the prestigious Spirit of Hospitality award to a crowd of more than 860 industry professionals at the 19th Annual Foundation Dinner and Dream Auction, held Feb. 27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, D.C. 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, March 5. Contact research@destinationmarketing.org for information.


2012 Annual Convention sponsor and exhibitor opportunities now available
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DMAI Allied members understand just how valuable partnerships can be for strengthening business ventures and expanding an organization's customer base. More

Meeting professionals, DMOs connect at Destinations Showcase
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On Feb. 28, the 26th annual Destinations Showcase Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C. featured nearly 200 exhibiting destinations from across the U.S. and as far away as Dubai and Korea. More

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Americans plan to travel more for less this spring
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Americans are more positive about the number of days they intend to travel this spring but they are not as positive about their spending according to a national survey by D.K. Shifflet & Associates. More

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STR reports January gains for US hotel industry
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The U.S. hotel industry in January reported increases in all three key performance metrics, according to data from STR. More

Airlines likely to keep pushing fares higher as peak summer travel season draws near
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Airlines blame soaring fuel prices which could cost them billions more than last year. That means fares, which normally rise as the summer travel season nears, could increase faster than usual. More

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From cities to resorts, travel marketers flock to Pinterest
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Pinterest has become the trendiest new destination for the travel industry. From city tourism bureaus to hotel companies and travel publishers, the photo collection and sharing site is yet another social spot online for tourism marketers to spread their messages. More

Facebook's new, entirely social ads will recreate marketing
Fast Company    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Leaked documents show Facebook making a radical departure from traditional online display advertising into a world where ads are conversations and brands automatically tell you which of your friends are already on their side. More

2012 Annual Convention Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities Now Available
Recently announced sponsor and exhibitor opportunities for DMAI's 98th Annual Convention and Business Exchange exclusively connect the association's allied members with top destination marketing executive from more than 300 DMOs globally. Companies who sign up to exhibit before March 22 are eligible for priority booth placement. For more information, go here.


8 qualities of remarkable employees
Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers. They possess a wide range of easily-defined — but hard to find — qualities. A few hit the next level. Some employees are remarkable — possessing qualities that may not appear on performance appraisals but nonetheless make a major impact on performance. More

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Columbus, Ga., tourism rises due to Fort Benning, marketing push
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Note: In last week's DMAI NewsBrief, the headline for this article mistakenly referred to Columbus, Ohio; the correct destination is Columbus, Ga.
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Tucson CVB opens second office in Mexico
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Harford County, Md., officials push need for convention center, hotel tax
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Ohio's Experience Columbus gets budget bump from city
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Phuket airport straining under Thailand's extraordinary tourism growth
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National park helps boost economy in Chattanooga, Tenn.
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International tourists set sights on Burma
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Alaska official credits cruising, marketing for gains in 2011
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Rise in hotel stays brings additional money to Cincinnati region
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Connecticut asks residents to help with tourism campaign
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Statesville, NC, visitor's bureau gets new director
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California's North Lake Tahoe CVB hires new sales manager
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Cannon to head Sarawak Convention Bureau in Malaysia
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Staff changes at your DMO? Contact membership@destinationmarketing.org to update your information.


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