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Private enterprise steps in to spread Washington state's tourism message
Yakima Herald-Republic    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Well aware of the state's economic crisis, the fledgling Washington Tourism Alliance met last week in Yakima with about 30 representatives of hotels, Chambers of Commerce and wineries to craft a plan to promote the state's attributes. More



Hilton Head, SC, hopes to tap into 'green' money machine
The Island Packet    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Eco-tourism experts from 23 countries gathered at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa for the International Ecotourism Society's fifth annual conference. More

VisitBritain and STA Travel partner to target younger tourists
MarketingWeek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VisitBritain has partnered with discount student travel agent STA Travel to market Great Britain as a youth tourist destination. More

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Wisconsin's Wausau Area CVB hopes to make Badger State Games locally owned
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The Wausau Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is trying to acquire the name and logo of the Badger Stage Games, and bring them back as a locally owned, Central Wisconsin-only event. More

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  DMAI Spotlight


Navigating DMO accreditation: Benefits, hurdles and tips
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James Wood, FCDME, DMAP board chair and Louisville CVB president & CEO, took a moment to share some insights into the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program and tips for successfully navigating the accreditation process. More

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DMMI: Hailed as a tourism 'miracle,' Tunica, Miss., prepares to welcome destination marketers
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Folks in Tunica, Miss., are energized to host DMAI's upcoming Destination Management & Marketing Institute (DMMI) and the Social Media Tourism Symposium in early November. In the early 1990s, Tunica was one of the poorest counties in America. Nearly 20 years later, gaming and tourism provide a solid economic foundation. More

  Industry News


Fall business travel remains constant
HotelNewsNow    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Seventeen percent of business travelers plan to travel more for business this fall compared to the fall of 2010 and more than half (56 percent) expect to travel the same amount for business this fall compared to last year, according to a survey on behalf of Best Western International. More



Federal employees could have new restrictions on attending conferences
Federal Computer Week    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
New proposed ethics rules for federal employees aim to put the kibosh on their attendance at lobbyist-sponsored social events such as cocktail parties and movie screenings, but there is concern that the rules also may hamper federal employee attendance at a broader range of events, such as industry trade shows. More

Airlines continue to cut flights, keep airfares up
USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Airlines are paring flights on some routes this fall as well as into next year in the face of high fuel prices and an uncertain economy. More

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US Travel applauds Senate committee bill with visa directives
Travel Agent Central    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Senate Appropriations Committee vote to send the 2012 State Department Foreign Operations Bill, which contains key directives endorsed by U.S. Travel, won the approval of the association. The bill includes directives regarding the U.S. visa system. More

  Best Practices, Trends & Technology


10 cool new tech ideas to help you market your business
Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Marketing isn't what it used to be. Today we've got billboards that can ascertain our ages and genders, movie trailers that can change in real time depending on who the viewer is, and mobile apps that can detect what commercial is airing on TV and send viewers related coupons on their phones. And that's just a start. More

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Email creative: Standing out from the crowd
MarketingProfs    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With email inboxes more crowded than ever, your message's successful arrival in the recipient's inbox is half the battle. Assuming you routinely have good deliverability, the second half of that battle is standing out from the crowd. More

  Destination News Digest


International tourism spending up more than 12 percent in Virginia
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Phenomenal numbers recorded for Alabama beach tourism
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Chattanooga, Tenn., tourism gains outpace regional competitors
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St. Maarten, St. Martin tourism officials plan joint marketing committee
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Secret weapon for Volusia County, Fla., tourism
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Tourism resurgence in Sonoma County, Calif.
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  People


Tampa Bay & Company national sales manager Laack takes reins in DC
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Victoria, Texas, hires CVB manager
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