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Seattle tourism officials fight back against crime
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Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched an effort called "See It, Send It" that asks businesses and tourism professionals to send descriptions and photos to elected officials of activity that they say makes both visitors and locals feel unsafe. More



Marketing campaign boosts Duluth, Minn., tourism after flood
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The initial post-flood outlook appeared grim for Duluth's hospitality industry as hotels, restaurants and bars began their crucial summer season. But thanks to a swift and aggressive marketing campaign, Duluth was able to turn the tide of cancellations into a river of new reservations. More

Mexico reports record-setting increase in international visitors
Travel Pulse    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Between 2006 and 2011, the number of domestic and foreign visitors to Mexico increased from 162 million to 191.5 million, an increase of 18.2 percent. More



Austin, Texas, looking to ramp up convention business
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The Austin City Council is considering whether to hire a Chicago company that would advertise Austin as a major destination for trade shows and national and international conventions. More

  DMAI Spotlight


Connect your DMO to top tourism schools to leverage student interns
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Today's talented students are tomorrow's DMO leaders. To raise awareness of the many fulfilling careers the tourism industry offers, DMO professionals across the country are attending university conferences as part of the Foundation's Career Fair Program to educate students on destination marketing careers. More

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empowerMINT webinar offers planners tips for the perfect site inspections
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Preparing for and executing an expert site inspection is a whirlwind process for many planners. More

  Industry News


GBTA: Job growth fails to drive more business travel
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The Global Business Travel Association's GBTA BTI Outlook-United States report found that economic turmoil in Europe, slower growth in China and U.S. unemployment are expected to curb business travel growth in the United States through the end of the year. More

Business and leisure travelers book hotel rooms further in advance
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A detailed analysis of the hotel reservations has revealed that individual business and leisure travelers are making hotel reservations further in advance, indicating that they have a higher price tolerance and are planning further ahead. More



Travel industry continues to put Americans back to work
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One of the reasons why the travel industry has been able to add jobs faster than other sectors of the economy has been the strength of travel exports, which have been growing faster than overall exports so far this year. More

Orbitz: 68 percent of Americans planning a trip before Thanksgiving
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The lure of lower prices and fewer crowds have convinced 68 percent of respondents to plan a trip before Thanksgiving, according to a recent Orbitz survey of U.S. travelers. More


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  Best Practices, Trends & Technology


3 trends in travel marketing for 2012-13
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With travel, there are several things that are becoming more and more important for consumers to see. Here are the three that may be the most beneficial to travel brands — and ones that can be marketed easily to increase brand awareness. More

Marketers bullish on future of content marketing
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Content marketing serves a variety of purposes, from building brand awareness to engendering loyalty and helping push potential customers down the purchase funnel. More

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Kill your business model before it kills you
Harvard Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Why do leaders wait too long to modify or abandon their business models? Some firms seem to tackle business model changes head on even before anyone else realizes there's an issue. More

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Tallahassee's new marketing plan focuses on 500 years of Florida history
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Rockford, Ill., tourism bureau lures visitors, keeps hotels busy
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Tourism on fire in Australia as Asian visitor numbers increase
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RNC propels Pinellas County, Fla., tourism to record levels
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Visitor spending up significantly in New Orleans
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2012 on track to be weakest year in decade for tourism in US Virgin Islands
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Montana tourism advocates travel state in search of ideas to boost visitation
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Kilgore, Texas, revamps hotel tax allocation model
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New Zealand tourism bodies worry about branding and money
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Alexandria, Va., taps Philly tourism executive Patricia Washington as new CEO
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McKenney new Athens, Ga., CVB director of sales
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Wisconsin's Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau announces new staff
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Staff changes at your DMO? Contact membership@destinationmarketing.org to update your information.


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