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Destination News

Bangkok to be 'world's most visited city'
The Daily Telegraph
Thailand's capital, the first point of entry for thousands who head to the country's beaches, has been named the number one destination for international visitors in 2013's Global Destination Cities Index forecast.
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California shopping lures Chinese tourists
The Los Angeles Times
Chinese tourists spend an average of $2,932 per visit to California, compared with $1,883 for other overseas visitors, according to the latest statistics by the U.S. Office of Travel and Tourism Industries.
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Rival states support NJ with hands-off approach to luring tourists
Reuters
New Jersey, which launched the start of its summer season on Friday after many of its beaches were devastated by Superstorm Sandy last year, is getting support from neighboring state tourist agencies.
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Mexican trade — and tourists — are boon for US businesses
The Monitor
As the Congress debates immigration reform legislation, millions of tourists and billions of dollars continue to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in both directions.
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DMAI announces 30 Under 30 selections
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Destination Marketing Association International has named 30 future leaders of the destination marketing industry.
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Don't forget to complete the 'Org & Fin' survey
DMAI
DMAI launched the questionnaire for its 2013 DMO Organizational & Financial Profile Study, and already 121 DMOs are hard at work completing it.
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Best Practices, Trends & Technology


Social media strategies: Show, don't tell
Travel Weekly
Social media has gone visual in a very big way, offering travel professionals unprecedented opportunities to promote their products and brands.
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4 steps for using images in your brand's social strategy
Marketing Profs
Just when marketers thought they'd mastered social media marketing — creating and monitoring tweets, posts, and links — now the social Web is morphing again. Today, social networks are all about images.
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Social advertisers rely on branded pages more than paid ads
eMarketer
Although it's been one year since Facebook's underwhelming initial public offering, the bloom has not quite come off the social media rose. eMarketer estimates that US social network ad spending will grow 31.6 percent in 2013, to total $4.2 billion by the end of the year. But brands are looking deeper than just pumping money into targeted display ads delivered on social media platforms.
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Hop aboard the mobile marketing train
Business 2 Community
If you have not already, now is the time to go mobile. There are 7 billion people on the planet, and 6 billion of them use a smartphone. Mobile internet use is not a passing fad, it has settled into a secure role in the daily lives of a majority of the global population.
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Industry News


Travel industry expects boost from Commerce nominee Pritzker
The Hill
Congressional lawmakers and travel industry advocates expect President Obama's nominee to head up the Commerce Department to aggressively pursue ways to boost foreign travel to the United States and steel the nation's economy.
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Summer travelers seeking value over budget
Travel Industry Wire
A new consumer survey focused on travel for the upcoming summer season unveils some surprising trends, from a renewed interest in planning ahead to a primary focus on value rather than strict budget considerations.
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All signs point to near-record summer for travel
Travel Weekly
The unofficial kickoff of the summer vacation season this week found a growing number of people on the move, marking a steady return to travel as the economy recovers and consumer confidence improves.
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Slow and steady continued gains for US digital travel sales
eMarketer
eMarketer estimates that U.S. digital travel sales — which include leisure and unmanaged business travel purchased online and via mobile devices — will slowly but steadily increase between 2013 and 2017.
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Destination News Digest


4 firms seek to operate Hawaii Convention Center
The Garden Island
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Leisure travelers boost downtown Greenville, SC, hotel market
Greenville News
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The relationship between economy and tourism on California's
Catalina Island

The Scientific American
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Cape Cod gets its first train and with it boost to summer tourism
Cape Cod Times via Skift
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Maine senators oppose border crossing fees
The Associated Press via The Caledonian Record
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SD tourism officials expect good summer season
The Associated Press via Colorado Springs Gazette
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Fort Collins, Colo., CVB changes name to Visit Fort Collins
North Colorado Business Report
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International tourism in Mexico generates 7.7 percent more revenue in 1Q
Tourism-Review.com
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Poland expects to see strong growth through 2017
Travel Pulse
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Director hiring announced for Iowa's Clinton CVB
Clinton Herald
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