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World's most-visited tourist attractions
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Ever heard of Everland or Lotte World? Most Americans have never planned a trip to these South Korean theme parks, yet they rank among the world's 50 most-visited tourist attractions—beating out the Great Pyramids, the Taj Mahal and Stonehenge. And there are more surprises. More



Surcharge on hotel rooms to promote Seattle tourism
Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Bucking a trend, the Seattle City Council has approved a bill designed to promote tourism in Seattle. The measure would levy a $2 nightly surcharge on certain hotel rooms in the city. More

Volunteers hope to help bring $60 million in tourism dollars to Corpus Christi, Texas
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A handful of volunteers are working to bring valuable tourism dollars into the city of Corpus Christi. This is the first time the Convention and Visitors bureau has tried the tactic. More

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Council forming to promote area tourism in Kokomo, Ind.
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Approximately 30 local residents volunteered to serve on the Tourism Council, formed to encourage people to make Kokomo and Howard County, Ind., a destination spot when traveling. More

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  DMAI Spotlight


DMAI Event Impact Calculator goes live with overwhelming adoption
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DMAI's new Event Impact Calculator launched with 67 subscribing DMOs, outpacing projections for the year. More

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DMO advocates: Protect travel with advocacy tools, VISA webinar
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It's a busy time of year in Washington D.C., with U.S. lawmakers looking to reduce the deficit by more than $1.2 trillion. While travel itself is not a primary initiative on the agenda, there are a variety of ways that decisions made on Capitol Hill could affect the travel industry and local DMO communities. More

  Industry News


Facebook taps Gogobot to help users share travel experiences
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Users can show on their Facebook profiles where they've traveled, adding interactive travel maps; "Travel Collections," which shows photos and details from their most recent trips; the bucket list of places they want to go; recent badges; and more. More



Pall over hotel industry financing shows signs of lifting
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The doom-and-gloom attitude that's plagued the hotel industry for about three years is starting to lift. More

Travelocity: Hotel prices drop for Thanksgiving while airfare rises
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While consumers will enjoy hotel deals over Thanksgiving weekend, cheap flights will be harder to find, according to data from Travelocity. More

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Business fliers start to return to premium classes
USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With corporate profits on the rebound, more travel managers are lifting restrictions and approving premium-class travel that was deeply cut after the 2008 financial collapse. More

  Best Practices, Trends & Technology


25 free or cheap ways to market your business
American Express Open Forum    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Don't skip out on marketing because you think you can't afford it. You can't afford to fail at marketing, so use these budget-friendly ideas to build your business. More

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7 ways to make a mini-marketing campaign
Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Let's say you've got some down time between major marketing campaigns. Does that mean your marketing efforts have to go into hibernation? Of course not. More

  Destination News Digest


North Carolina's Wilmington-Cape Fear Coast CVB plans rebranding effort
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California Travel and Tourism Commission changes name to Visit California
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Tourism boosts economy in Augusta, Ga.
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STR Global: Continued growth in South America
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Southwest Florida tourist season getting early start
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New Orleans celebrates 7.7 percent increase in visitation in first half of 2011
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Matsu, Taiwan, takes aim at military tourism market
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China tourism market set to topple giants
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  People


Norman CVB hires Brickman as communications manager
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Greater Springfield, Mass., CVB appoints Szenda to director of sales
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