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Hotel tax shows tourism 'rebounding' in Cincinnati area
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Hamilton County's hotel tax jumped the first two quarters of the year — signs the area's tourism is "rebounding." Hamilton County could be headed for its best tourism year since 2008, with hotel tax revenues back to pre-recession levels. More



Anchorage CVB prepares for South American visitors as Latin American travel business heats up
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Overseas travel from Latin America is growing; the U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that travel to the United States from South America will increase 83 percent over the next five years. More

African Bureau of Conventions celebrates year of success
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After being in business for just over a year, the African Bureau of Conventions stated that its successes have been overwhelming and have far exceeded expectations. More

Task force digs to the core of Colorado Springs' brand
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A branding task force has been holding public meetings, staging brand brainstorming sessions and conducting interviews with people both inside and outside of Colorado Springs to find out what it means to live or visit there. More

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Date set for next Destinations Showcase Washington
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Fall may be in the air, but that doesn't mean it's too early for DMOs to make plans for filling their convention sales pipeline next spring. More

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DMAI members: Sign up for the first-ever IMEX America Association Evening
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If you're headed to Las Vegas next month for the first-ever IMEX America, Oct. 11-13, don't miss out on a free opportunity to maximize your connections with attending planners. More

DMAI website, email undergoing maintenance this weekend
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DMAI's website and email will be down this weekend due to server maintenance, Friday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. EDT to approximately Sunday, Sept. 11, 11 a.m. EDT. More

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  Industry News


Reward travel for employees makes a comeback
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Companies are again rewarding employees as corporate profits have started to rebound and the avalanche of bad publicity about employee-incentive travel has dissipated. More

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IATA reports lagging airline profits heading into third quarter
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The International Air Transport Association reported that airline profits are down significantly heading into the third quarter. More

Guestroom technology trends
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The future of technology may hold infinite possibilities, but within the hotel guestroom, experts said the focus is still on the basics: Fast, free Internet; connectivity with devices and hotel services; and, of course, the TV. More



  Best Practices, Trends & Technology


The Steve Jobs formula and why it works
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What has truly made Apple successful, as a longer-range view of history will reveal, is a set of best practices, not any single gadget or an audio-cassette-ready philosophy on life. More

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How to tap employee ideas
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Encouraging your employees' creativity can not only create an engaging work environment, but create new business. Seven experts share their tips on getting employees to share their ideas. More

  Destination News Digest


Columbus, Ohio, Convention bureau wants more funds
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Virgin Islands becoming more dependent on cruise passengers
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Evansville, Ind., CVB approves ethics plan in light of Christmas party
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Thailand counts on Chinese travelers
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Myrtle Beach behind only Orlando in searched vacation spots
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Collier County, Fla., Tourist Development Council talks penny tax hike to generate advertising money
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Miami, Okla., hotel tax revenue spikes
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Summe named interim CEO at Northern Kentucky CVB
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Marshall, Texas, taps new visitors bureau chief
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Staff changes at your DMO? Contact membership@destinationmarketing.org to update your information.


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