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BREAKING NEWS: Administration officials announce national strategy to increase travel and tourism in the United States
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Commerce Secretary John Bryson and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar have announced the administration's National Tourism and Travel Strategy — delivering on President Obama's call in January for a national strategy to promote domestic and international travel opportunities throughout the United States. More

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Las Vegas again tops charts as No. 1 trade show destination
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Las Vegas has maintained its reigning title as the top trade show destination in the country. It's the 18th consecutive year Las Vegas has held the honor from Trade Show News Network. More

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Dallas hotels agree to new tax on guests to promote tourism
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Dallas hotels have agreed to an extra tax on guests to return Big D to the top five in conventions and tourism. The 2 percent tax would be charged at all hotels with 100 rooms or more to raise about $10 million each year for extra tourism promotion. More

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California's Ridgecrest Area CVB pushes new tourism district
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In an effort to become less reliant on city funding, the Ridgecrest Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau is in the draft stages of forming a special tourism district to help attract more visitors to the area. More

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Get involved in a DMAI volunteer committee or council
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DMAI is looking for a few good volunteers! Committees and councils play a vital role in setting the direction of the association, in addition to identifying industry issues and developing resources to fulfill member needs. More

DMAI, industry partners, DMOs rally to celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week
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With travel currently being one of the healthiest sectors of the U.S. economy in terms of job creation, employing one of every nine Americans and generating $1.9 trillion dollars in economic output for the U.S. economy last year, there has been much to celebrate during National Travel & Tourism Week. More

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International tourism receipts surpass $1 trillion in 2011
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According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourism receipts continued to recover from the losses of 2009 and hit new records in most destinations, reaching an estimated $1.03 trillion worldwide. More

US travel employment growth trends upward in April
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The U.S. travel industry continues to be an important asset in the nation's economic recovery, according to an April report released by the Labor Department. More

Agents report strong sales from price-conscious consumers
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Summer 2012 is shaping up to be a strong season for travel agents. Most report that bookings are up, though consumers are as price-conscious as ever. More

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Medical tourism sets pulses racing
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From liposuction in Athens to an eye operation in Dubai, the lucrative market in medical tourism is on the up, tempting ever more countries to look for ways to profit from foreign patient care. More

European Tourism Commission releases 2012 Trends & Prospects report
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European travel has exhibited resiliency in the early part of 2012, based on visitor data for the first few months of the year. However, there are signs of mixed performance and slowing throughout Europe. More

The world's travelers bring jobs and growth to America
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The travel and tourism industry currently employs 7.4 million Americans and generates more than $700 billion in revenue. More

US may extend deadline for public pool accessibility
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As a result of widespread misunderstanding and complaints from hotel owners about a federal rule that requires installation of permanent mechanical pool chairs for the disabled at public swimming pools and spas, the Department of Justice has extended the original March 15 deadline for compliance to May 15, and is considering delaying it until September. More

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Tips for survey greatness
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There is a simple truth presented by the Internet era: Soliciting feedback and gaining insight into your customer base and target market is easy. More

Gartner: Half of enterprises are wasting money on social media
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Getting a positive return on investment from a social media campaign is about more than tracking the number of your Facebook fans and Twitter followers. More

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Tupelo, Miss., to consider entertainment district
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Britain's industrial cities gaining on traditional tourist destinations
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Mississippi Gulf Coast CVB invites Jackson County to join
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Palm Beach, Fla., CVB reveals tourism impact study results
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Brazil sees record high tourist arrivals in 2011
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California's Greater Palm Springs Oasis brand, logo unveiled
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Florida's Pinellas County tourism posts highest-grossing month in its history
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CSU audit finds Fort Collins, Colo., could do more to draw tourists
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Visit Orlando CEO Gary Sain dies
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Washington's Tacoma Regional CVB taps Brown as new leader
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Arkansas City, Kan., CVB director retiring
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