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Shutdown averted for the San Diego Tourism Authority
MeetingsNet
The saga over tourism funding in San Diego took an unexpected twist last week when the San Diego Tourism Authority, which markets the destination to meeting planners, announced that it would close its doors on June 3 after Mayor Bob Filner said he would not release the funds it needed to operate. But an 11th hour agreement averted the shutdown and now it's back to business as usual.
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Tourism NZ change in tack praised
Herald Sun
Tourism New Zealand's focus on increasing yield from visitors rather than just boosting tourist numbers has been welcomed as the "best" change in marketing strategy for the country for decades.
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Hawaii poised to break tourism records
eTravel Blackboard
After setting new tourism records in 2012, Hawaii is likely to top last year's visitor and spending results, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
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Ontario, Calif., votes to form tourism marketing district to promote travel
International Meetings Review
The Ontario City Council approved plans to form a tourism marketing district to help promote leisure and business travel in the cities of Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
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Get more than eyeballs on your ad: Media Coop with M&C Magazine and Successful Meetings
DMAI
Do you ever wonder if anyone sees your ad? And beyond seeing, how many read it? And of those who read it, how many understand who you are and what you do for your clients?
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Time is running out to participate in the 2013 DMO Organizational & Financial Profile Study
DMAI
DMOs only have a few days left to complete the 2013 DMO Organizational & Financial Profile Study. Destination marketing organizations of all sizes are encouraged to complete the study to provide a full scale of industry organizations.
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DMAI names 30 Under 30 Program ambassadors
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Two previous 30 Under 30 program participants were selected to serve as program ambassadors in 2013.
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Best Practices, Trends & Technology


#Hashtags? #WhatsTheBigDeal?
By Amber Bynum
Many businesses have realized that engaging customers through social media is essential these days. Knowledge of hashtags is also essential for any social media user, especially businesses new to the social media realm.
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Make these changes to help digital marketing fulfill its potential
Harvard Business Review Blog Network
The promise of digital marketing continues to grow as big data gets bigger and is turbo charged with mobile and social. In theory, digital marketing should be more precise and better than traditional analog marketing. So why is digital marketing still so ineffective?
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Best and worst ways to get publicity
Inc.
The drive for publicity — and by extension, PR — has probably been around since the ancient scribes spread the news. Information that is published as news will always appear more credible to the public than paid ads, and that means publicity will always be coveted. When it comes to earning publicity, here's what works — and what doesn't.
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9 tips to power up your social media
Entrepreneur
Self-serving, one-sided spiels work no better in social media networks than in personal conversations. So what does work?
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Industry News


Many Americans to spend more on travel, use travel agents more
Business Wire via CNBC
Thirty-four percent of consumers admit that they are overwhelmed by all of the travel information and resources available online, and more are using travel agents.
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Business traveler of 2013 laser-focused on value
Travel Industry Wire
Despite the challenges of the economy, budget cuts and new travel fees, business travel has been on the upswing over the past five years. However, the traveler of 2013 has become laser-focused on value in order to adapt to an increasingly challenging environment.
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Corporate hotel bookings struggle while leisure market surges
Travel Pulse
In April, the corporate hotel-booking segment struggled while the leisure market surged ahead.
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For growing ranks of the wealthy, travel is a priority
Travel Market Report
Affluent consumers are expected to grow in numbers — and so is their demand for travel, according to the Resonance Report 2013.
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Destination News Digest


West Fargo, ND, teaming up with Fargo-Moorhead CVB
West Fargo Pioneer
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Gettysburg readies for 150th anniversary of battle
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Colorado Springs CVB looks to educate outsiders
Colorado Springs Business Journal
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City officials develop marketing plan to promote Bozeman, Mont., tourism
KECI-TV
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Assistant Director
San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau


The San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau is seeking a "Destination Architect" who will be an expert at the implementation of the 3-5 year strategic plan.


Vermont ski areas report best season since 2001
The Associated Press via Washington Post
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New Hampshire banks on tourism industry
Seacoastonline.com
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Visit England to kick up tourist potential around Rugby World Cup 2015
Travel Pulse
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Melbourne, Australia, CVB woos Indian incentives
TTG Asia
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Brand USA names new chief marketing officer
Travel Pulse
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Harlingen, Texas, CVB names new executive director
Valley Morning Star
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Birch takes over at Hawaii's Big Island Visitors Bureau
Pacific Business News
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