Visit London becomes London & Partners
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.
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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
Tourism funds in jeopardy for Gettysburg, rest of Pennsylvania
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Tourism funding in Pennsylvania faces drastic cuts if a proposed state spending plan passes. More
Webinar offers DMO pros social tips to connect with planners and book meetings
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
Does your DMO deserve the first-ever Arts Destination Marketing Award?
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
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
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 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
Is your business complying with disabled-access laws?
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Threat of lawsuits and concern for customers are driving efforts to upgrade facilities. More
10 simple ways to green your meeting
Corporations of all sizes are placing a greater emphasis on being more environmentally responsible. More
How to get more Twitter followers: 5 do's and don'ts
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
Hotels back tourism program in Lynchburg, Va.
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Growth in business travel boosts French hotels
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Tupelo, Miss., spending millions on Elvis' birthplace
$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
Evansville, Ind., appoints new tourism leader
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Sugar Land, Texas, hires new manager to promote tourism
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