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Miami Tourism CEO explains the essence of destination branding
Skift
Miami’s neighborhood video series illustrates best practices in digital destination content delivery and overall branding development to define the essence of place.
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Visit Seattle to promote tourism via new web TV series
Puget Sound Business Journal
The tourism agency will start selling Seattle to the world via an online music-TV series produced by a company owned by Sean "P. Diddy" Combs.
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Las Vegas officials get behind wellness tourism initiative
Travel Weekly
While gambling, dining and shopping are popular reasons for visiting Las Vegas, several organizations have partnered to bolster the city's reputation as a legitimate destination for medical and wellness tourism.
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Intellectual capital is the new draw for smart meetings destinations
Skift
Advanced destination marketing organizations are positioning themselves in the meetings market as gateways to their intellectual capital, versus just another city with a collection of convention centers, convention hotels and “unique local experiences.”
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Marketing the Bahamas is 'better' with targeted video
Direct Marketing News
Video lets Nassau tourist board reach targeted audiences it can't through other channels.
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DMAI Spotlight


The disconnect between DMOs and their communities
DMAI
Destinations around the world are setting records in terms of visitation and tourism spending. But how do local residents feel about this?
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5 reasons you need social influencers for travel marketing
Social Media Today
Social media has revolutionized how every industry does marketing. The travel category is no exception. From exploring destinations to booking trips and sharing journeys, social media activities have become integral to today’s digital travelers. 73 percent of people acquire vacation ideas from platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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5 new tactics for your 2016 tourism marketing strategy
Hootsuite
Thinking about your 2016 marketing plan? Here are five new tactics to help tourism marketers attract more visitors from social media.
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In tourism, there's no such thing as offseason anymore
Canadian Business
Online booking has made consumers more aware of price fluctuations for hotels and attractions, and smart operators are cashing in
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Email marketing study: Lodging and travel industry reports highest email open rate at 56 percent
Marketing Land
A new email benchmark study from Silverpop found the Lodging and Travel industry was a top performer when it came to email open rates and CTRs.
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The next big thing in visual storytelling? Destination selfies
Frederic Gonzalo
Travel destinations are often among leaders using digital marketing and social media to convey their message and connect with travelers and potential clientele.
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Industry News


World Tourism Organization to study sharing economy against rising complaints
Forbes
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) said it will issue a report on best practices of the sharing economy by the end of the year, with an eye towards ensuring consumers are protected.
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China's market crisis causes lower bookings for US and European destinations
Skift
Outbound Chinese bookings data from travel data company ForwardKeys show bookings are up only 1 percent year-over-year since the Shanghai Stock Market crash in June compared to bookings made between March and June that were up 21 percent year-over-year.
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What travel agents say leisure travelers want right now
Skift
It’s been another strong year for leisure travel and vacationers are looking for something new.
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Why international travelers are flocking to the US in 2015
By Archita Datta Majumdar
More than halfway through the year, U.S. tourism figures are pretty upbeat, in terms of both domestic and international travel. While experts are mulling over the many reasons for this growth, the industry is ecstatic.
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Travel industry's first event focused on specialization debuts in Orlando
Travel Industry Wire
Questex Travel Group’s Travel Industry Exchange event launched this week in Orlando, Florida, underscoring the value to travel professionals of becoming more niche-focused.
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Destination News Digest


Expats make some destinations rethink how they define a traveler
Skift
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American tourists flock north as Canadian dollar plummets
By Katherine Radin
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Florida's record tourism numbers putting strain on airports and cruise ports
The Associated Press via Skift
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Laredo CVB wants you to name city's official hashtag
KGNS-TV
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Delta weds ads to 'I Love NY' logo
The Wall Street Journal
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Tourist agencies strive for positive Philly image for papal visit
Philadelphia Business Journal
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Soccer providing boost for tourism in Britain
Travel Pulse
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Irving, Texas, CVB hires new vice president
The Dallas Morning News
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