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Taxing times in Venice, Italy, as city's controversial tourist levy arrives
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Never the cheapest of options for a quick mini-break, Venice will become even more expensive for visitors as its long-mooted tourist tax comes into force. More



Mississippi tourism officials hope to capitalize on the box office success of 'The Help'
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Less than two weeks since the film's nationwide release, tourism agencies in Greenwood and Jackson, Miss., have rolled out self-guided driving tours targeting book and movie fans. More

Australia's Melbourne CVB launches roadshow in India
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The Melbourne Convention Visitors Bureau recently launched a roadshow for the first time in India, with an aim to promote the city as a tourist destination. More

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New Rhode Island tax creating headaches for in-state tourism industry
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A new state tax, passed in the last General Assembly session, has the Rhode Island tourism industry concerned and confused. More

  DMAI Spotlight


DMO pros plan to attend DMMI for cross training, connections
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Heading to Tunica, Miss., the Destination Management & Marketing Institute (DMMI) is ramping up to provide expert cross training for today's savvy DMO professionals. More

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DMAI member notice: Bylaws revision vote scheduled for 30 August
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DMAI members will receive an electronic survey on 30 August to vote on the DMAI Bylaws. The proposed bylaws revisions, based on recommendations from the Governance Task Force, were presented to the board in July and unanimously approved. More

Event services staff recognized on 25 August
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Every day convention and event services managers team up with meeting planners to produce successful events in their destinations. More

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  Industry News


Fewer Americans plan Labor Day travel
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Motorist group AAA forecasts that only 31.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, a 2.4 percent decrease from the 32.3 million who traveled a year ago. More

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$1 trillion global business travel spending in 2011
Conworld    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The research arm of the Global Business Travel Association has released a comprehensive report analyzing the current state of global business travel spending and growth projections over the next five years. More

Survey: Business travelers want local deals, navigational tools
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According to a Sabre survey, 63 percent of business travelers want to receive destination-specific offers from local businesses — an 85 percent increase from 2009. More



Travel agency industry alive and well, says ASTA
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ASTA came out in strong support of the travel agency industry in response to a statement President Obama made regarding how the Internet has replaced many jobs, among them travel agents. More

  Best Practices, Trends & Technology


How thank you cards build loyal customers
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We are often so busy running our businesses that we don't take the time to breathe, think and express thankfulness. By taking the time to write a note of thanks, the recipient knows that you really value them. More

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The key to social media success is links, not conversation
Simply Zesty    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When social media first emerged, it was a platform for communication, for sharing information and updates about our lives with existing friends and building new connections. Something strange seems to be happening however, as social platforms are emerging as a place not so much for conversation, but for sharing links. More

  Destination News Digest


Delayed start to tourism season doesn't slow industry in Flathead Valley, Mont.
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Malaysia's MICE industry booming
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Iredell among fastest growing North Carolina counties in visitor spending
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Guest tax boosts tourism in Garden City, Kan.
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Tourism tax considered in Tulsa, Okla.
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Jamaica increases tourist tax
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Poland scores in international meetings market
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  People


Skeoch named chief marketing officer for LA INC.
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Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association names new VP
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New leader for Aurora, Ill., CVB
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Staff changes at your DMO? Contact membership@destinationmarketing.org to update your information.


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