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Los Angeles opens tourism office in Shanghai
Los Angeles Times
The office is L.A.'s second in China. The nation is L.A.'s top trading partner, and tourism from China leads all other overseas countries for the city.
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New themes for Australia tourism
Travel Pulse
Food, wine and quality were the themes at the Australian Tourism Exchange in Sydney, as Australia's tourism brain trust sought ways to both deepen and broaden tourism to the country.
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Washington, DC, tourism continues to grow
The Huffington Post
Washington saw an increase of about 1 million visitors last year, one of its largest in a decade, counting a record 18.9 million tourists at the nation's capital in 2012, officials announced.
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To secure future, national parks look beyond aging baby boomers
Today
With the 100th anniversary of the NPS approaching in 2016, there's a growing realization that if America's national parks are going to remain viable, they need to remain relevant to young people, urban residents and other "under-engaged" populations.
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More dynamic speakers and topics added to DMAI Annual Convention
DMAI
During DMAI's 99th Annual Convention, industry leaders and out-of-industry specialists will share their expertise to more accurately measure the effectiveness of marketing campaigns and develop your destination more efficiently.
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Travel industry leads the way in economic recovery
DMAI
Travel and tourism has played an increasingly important role in the economic growth of destinations across the globe. In the United States, the tourism industry is already helping lead the road to recovery.
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Best Practices, Trends & Technology


Instagram has a new tagging feature it believes will be huge for brands
Entrepreneur
Instagram has introduced "Photos of You," a new way for users to tag people, businesses and products in photos. The feature seems similar to tagging Facebook photos, and it presents a new opportunity for brands to engage users of the social network.
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Turbocharge your content marketing machine
Marketing Profs
Content marketing is a precise art. It is an art because it relies on creativity for its successful consummation. It is precise because the right type of content, aimed at the right kind of people in the right type of place at the right time, will facilitate the achievement of your online marketing goals. Content marketing is not rocket science, but it can appear so in the absence of a clear-cut strategy.
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  DMOs: 5 Signs You're Working with the Wrong
Travel Blogger

When forming a DMO-blogger working partnership, it’s critical to make sure it’s a good fit in order to avoid failures. Sometimes it’s easy to spot a yellow flag early--and sometimes it’s not…
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Marketing in 2013: Ads are only the beginning
ClickZ
Marketers are clearly eager to invest in digital advertising ... but is that enough? Can display ads and video, social media and mobile lure consumers away from competitors all on their own? The answer, increasingly, is no.
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Building a country brand requires more than an advertising campaign
BrandCounsltantAsia
The mass-market economy no longer exists. Today's consumers are increasingly overwhelmed with those creative images, taglines and promotions. And many of the messages have become so similar that it is virtually impossible to differentiate one from another.
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Industry News


International visitors spent $14.4 billion in the United States in March 2013
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank has highlighted new data that shows spending by international visitors to the United States in March 2013 totaled more than $14.4 billion, an increase of nearly 3 percent when compared to last year.
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Orbitz: Americans eye big summer breaks as economy rebounds
Reuters
Nearly three-quarters of Americans are planning to take a summer break and many will be heading to the beach, which is the most popular vacation getaway, according to a report released by online travel company Orbitz.
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Affluent travelers plan to spend more, but cruise less
Travel Market Report
While the affluent are spending more, they are less interested in cruising than ever before, based on data from the American Affluence Research Center's Spring 2013 report, a bi-annual survey of the wealthiest 10 percent of U.S. households.
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Hotwire releases the first state of summer travel report
Hotwire
Hotwire.com has revealed its first-ever State of Summer Travel Report, which gives travelers expert insight on recent trends for the upcoming period of peak demand, so consumers will feel more empowered to take control of their vacations.
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Destination News Digest


Portland, Maine, crafts slogan to put city 'on the map'
Portland Press Herald
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Wisconsin officials say tourism spending up; has $16 billion impact
The Associated Press via the Washington Post
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Tourism industry had $12.2 billion impact in Kentucky in 1202
The Associated Press via The Lexington Herald Leader
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Palm Beach County, Fla., celebrates tourism milestones
Sun Sentinel
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San Diego Tourism Authority


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New Mexico announces summer tourism promotion
The Associated Press via the Santa Fe New Mexican
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Alabama plans World's Widest Yard Sale to attract tourists to rural towns
The Associated Press via Skift
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Foreign tourism boards urge travel to Boston in wake of bombing
Skift
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Families and events to drive Dubai's 2020 Vision
HotelierMiddleEast.com
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United Arab Emirates join the World Tourism Organization
Travel Industry wire
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People


New Orleans CVB hires Brad Weaber, reorganizes
Meetings.net
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Cabarrus County, NC, CVB hires Havard as sales manager
Charlotte Business Journal
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Inderlied settling in as new Garden City, Kan., CVB director
The Garden City Telegram
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Hammel named executive director of Decatur, Ill., visitors bureau
Herald-Review
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USTA announces Grella as senior vice president of public affairs
Travel Industry Wire
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