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Visit London becomes London & Partners
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Visit London, the DMO that represents the British capital, has merged with two other city organizations, Think London and Study London, to form a new public/private agency. More



Daytona Beach, Fla., banking on free gas for tourists
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The Daytona Beach Area CVB in Florida is trying a "Fuel your Passion" gas promotion in which tourists who stay at a city hotel or campground will get a discount on gas. More

Atlanta CVB to partner with East Point, Ga.
Conference & Incentive Travel    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
East Point, Ga., has enlisted the Atlanta CVB as its destination management organization after raising its hotel tax rate from 3 percent to 8 percent. ACVB will receive 43.75 percent of East Point's hotel revenue. More

Mobile Sites & Apps - Where to Begin?

Are you catering to your mobile visitors? You should be–smartphone sales surpassed PC sales late last year. But where do you start? Aristotle’s mobile experts have the answers to your burning questions.


Tourism funds in jeopardy for Gettysburg, rest of Pennsylvania
The Gettysburg Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Tourism funding in Pennsylvania faces drastic cuts if a proposed state spending plan passes. More

  DMAI Spotlight


Webinar offers DMO pros social tips to connect with planners and book meetings
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Keeping the number of bookings on your convention calendar high means making connections with the meeting and event planners that make the decisions, and connecting with them in the spaces they are already using. More than ever, these key decision makers are online, gathering information, searching and networking. More

118 All-Star DMOs
These DMOs are helping to make the 2011 DMO Organizational & Financial Profile Study Questionnaire comprehensive. The Org & Fin profile is one of DMAI’s top requested research reports.
Is your DMO represented? Deadline: 3 May 2011. Contact research@destinationmarketing.org


Does your DMO deserve the first-ever Arts Destination Marketing Award?
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This July, DMAI and the Americans for the Arts will recognize — for the first time ever — a DMO and its local arts organization for working together to effectively and innovatively use the arts to market the community as a travel destination. More

  Industry News


Airlines turn to Twitter to ease passengers' frustrations
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Although it doesn't generate sales, airline executives say, Twitter offers a chance to address a complaint that has dogged airlines for years — that they go quiet precisely when customers want to hear from them most. More

Attract Visitors Through Mobile Devices

Lure travelers to area attractions by providing GPS-guided multimedia tours on visitors' own mobile devices. Use promo code DMAI for lifetime 50% off Premier membership. Expires May 5. MORE


20-year plan to streamline US visa system announced
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U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs assistant secretary Janice Jacobs has referenced a 20-year plan to improve the U.S. visa system, addressing concerns that an inefficient visa process is limiting tourism to America. More

Delta CEO: 'We must fully recapture our costs' with fare hikes or capacity cuts
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Delta Air Lines says it plans to aggressively hike fares and will cut capacity to help offset rising fuel costs. More

  Best Practices, Trends & Technology


Best practices for engaging with consumers through social media
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Established rules of communicating with customers are unraveling, driven by a shift in how we use the Internet. More

Behind On Your Mobile Strategy?

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Is your business complying with disabled-access laws?
The San Diego Union-Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Threat of lawsuits and concern for customers are driving efforts to upgrade facilities. More

10 simple ways to green your meeting
Conworld.net    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Corporations of all sizes are placing a greater emphasis on being more environmentally responsible. More


New Report: Project 85 – The Drive Market


Project 85 is sponsored, in part, by the Destination & Travel Foundation. DMAI members: Receive a 20% discount on the full report, and learn who among drive-market travelers stops at visitor centers (and why!) in an exclusive free excerpt. For more information, go here.


How to get more Twitter followers: 5 do's and don'ts
CIO    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Twitter can be a powerful tool for branding yourself as an expert, promoting content and networking. Check out these five tips for expanding your reach and gaining more followers — the right way. More

  Destination News Digest


Hotels back tourism program in Lynchburg, Va.
The News & Advance    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
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Growth in business travel boosts French hotels
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QRious about QR Codes?

Find out how Discover Anywhere QR will revolutionize the way visitors experience your destination.
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Tupelo, Miss., spending millions on Elvis' birthplace
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$1 million ad campaign will fight belief that oil spill affected beaches in Pinellas County, Fla.
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Rising gas prices could help Hot Springs, Ark., tourism
Arkansas Business    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
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Regional Account Executive – D.C. Market
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Responsible for sales and marketing activities that promote the Tampa Bay area to meeting professionals and trade show managers as a destination for conventions, conferences and trade shows.


  People


Evansville, Ind., appoints new tourism leader
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Sugar Land, Texas, hires new manager to promote tourism
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Staff changes at your DMO? Contact membership@destinationmarketing.org to update your information.


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