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New British Columbia agency launches to promote travel
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Premier Christy Clark announced on Monday, Nov. 5 that the provincial government is creating Destination BC, a new Crown corporation to work with tourism organizations around the province to market B.C. as a tourist destination. More



Galveston, Texas, seeks to become a port of call, secure millions of tourism dollars
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Galveston Island has a new mission: Become Texas' first port of call, which would guarantee millions of dollars of tourist revenue for the local economy. More

Lodging taxes in Billings, Mont., are up dramatically
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Year-over-year, lodging tax collections in Billings are up 21 percent through the second quarter of 2012, with a 24 percent increase in first quarter and an 18 percent increase in the second. More



VisitEngland announces 8 new marketing campaigns to boost tourism in 2013
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VisitEngland announced plans to launch eight marketing campaigns in 2013 to boost domestic tourism. The campaigns will cover the four key themes of countryside, heritage, culture and coastal, and will run in partnership with destinations from all over England. More

  DMAI Spotlight


Infographic: Destination marketing organization involvement in voluntourism
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There's a growing interest among meeting planners to incorporate social responsibility activities into their upcoming events. More

OTTI webinar to share updated international travel and tourism market forecast for travel to the US
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In a one-hour webinar held on Nov. 14, OTTI will provide its new five-year forecast for international travel to the country through 2017. More

  Industry News


AMEX: Business travel costs up in strong markets
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Expect the cost of business travel to rise substantially in the world's strongest economies, while it experiences only slight increases in the United States. More

U.S. Travel projects uptick for travel in 2013; leads way in job creation
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A 2013 travel forecast suggests cautious optimism for the overall travel industry despite uncertain business confidence and sluggish GDP growth of just 2 percent this year. International inbound travel is expected to increase by 4 percent, while domestic leisure and business travel are expected to grow at a less robust pace of around 1 percent. More


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5 marketing decisions social media should be shaping
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Social media generates customer intelligence. If you're not using such customer intelligence to inform marketing decisions, then you're missing out on a major opportunity. More

Pinterest users show proclivity for travel content
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More than 1 in 6 visitors to travel sites are also Pinterest users. Because of its visually oriented interface, Pinterest has been touted as having more promise for travel marketers than other emerging social media sites . More

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WTM 2012: Destinations must embrace digital age to succeed, says panel
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Destinations need to embrace online video and start seeing mobile as a core way to engage and sell to succeed in the era of digital commerce. More

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Lafayatte, La., CVB among groups to see oil spill funds
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Clarksville-Montgomery County, Tenn., to host 2015 and 2016 basketball championships
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Tourism industry calls for more marketing funds in Calgary, Alberta
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Baltimore tourism bureau puts up a LGBT wedding website
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Huntsville, Ala., contemplating new-look signs to help vehicles, pedestrians navigate downtown
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Gwinnett, Ga., takes first step toward convention center hotel
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Longtime leader of suburban Valley Forge, Pa., CVB retiring
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Visit Orlando appoints senior national sales executive for Chicago market
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Alexandria/Pineville CVB sports marketing manager Jimmy Williams dies
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