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West Palm Beach pushes to bring eco-tourism to South Florida
WPTV
City officials in West Palm Beach, Fla., have a message for the more than five million people in the United States who travel to far away places for eco-getaways: "We want your business."
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West Hollywood, Calif., considering tourism improvement district
WEHOville
West Hollywood's City Council unanimously approved holding public meetings concerning the creation of a West Hollywood Tourism Improvement District during its recent meeting.
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How the 'Obama Effect' has given a timely boost to Irish tourism
The Irish Independent
Call it the 'Obama Effect.' Two months on, the first family's trip to Ireland has had a massive impact on the places they visited, with tourists clamoring to retrace their steps.
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China tourism set for boom like Japan in the '80s
CNBC
ANZ says China's tourism sector is "at the cusp of a multi-decade increase in tourism expenditures," similar to the trend seen in Japan three decades ago.
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Webinar: Is Free What You Need? A Candid Discussion on High Speed Internet Access
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Meeting and event professionals — including suppliers such as hotel and convention facilities sales staff need to be able to converse intelligently about High Speed Internet Access. Learn about HSIA and why free may not be the best option for you.
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Best Practices, Trends & Technology


The Wi-Fi wars continue
Successful Meetings
The lifeblood of our digital society is the Internet, particularly Wi-Fi wireless connectivity. We are quickly reaching the point where that connectivity is going to be as necessary to a meeting as the meeting room itself.
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Mobile and targeting drive up email opens
eMarketer
Nearly one in three emails sent in North America during Q1 2013 were opened—the highest number in recent history. Mobile device adoption and the use of marketing automation to send more targeted emails are having among the biggest impacts on email performance.
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Monotasking is the new multitasking
Fast Company
How can you get anything done when your "tasks" turn into competing preoccupations? In this age of distraction, it's all about monotasking. Here are six tips for doing it right.
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No, Gmail's promotions tab didn't just kill email marketing
Entrepreneur
Slow down. Take a breath. Marketers don't need to panic over Google's new e-mail feature.
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Create articles people will actually read in the industry — and beyond
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Here are some facts about consumer reading habits, along with ways to combat these findings and advice on how to produce pieces your readers will love.
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Industry News


Global business travel spending to rise throughout 2013
Travel Industry Wire
Global spending on business travel is forecast to reach $1.12 trillion in 2013, a 5.4% increase from 2012, with travel spend stabilizing after a year rocked by worldwide economic and political uncertainty.
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The conference industry is booming, and it is only getting bigger
Skift
The conference industry is booming, expanding more or less in parallel with the Internet. Conferences not only are getting bigger and more numerous, they are tackling more daunting problems.
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Consumer trends 2013: Boomer travel takes a hit
Travel Weekly
The latest PhoCusWright U.S. Consumer Travel Report suggests that a significant generational shift in the travel market may be under way.
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Travel industry adds jobs at faster rate in 2013
Hospitality Net
David Huether, senior vice president of research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association, reported that the travel industry has, on average, created more than 12,000 jobs a month thus far in 2013 which is 50 percent more than the average gain of 8,000 travel jobs per month in 2012.
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Destination News Digest


Huntington, WV, visitors bureau expands mission
Huntington Herald-Dispatch
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SC tourism agency plans to market a 'barbecue trail'
The State
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Free beer ... yesterday at trade show
Savannah Morning News
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A new brand in North Dakota — Boomtown, USA
Williston Herald
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Major tourism conference will draw industry leaders, tour operators to Tacoma, Wash.
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
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St. Louis CVC reports hotel room bookings up in fiscal 2013
St. Louis Business Journal
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British tourism board to launch drive to lure visitors away from London
The Telegraph
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Thailand cast a wide net for diverse tourists
The New York Times
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The European destinations most popular among US visitors this year
Skift
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Anaheim/Orange County CVB promotes Cornett to director of meeting solutions
Exhibitor Online
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