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Denver CVB records record month in October
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The convention business boomed this October in Denver, as a full schedule of events drove average daily hotel room rates (ADR) to new highs. ADR reached $188.81 downtown and $125.62 throughout the Denver area, surpassing the marks set in August of 2008 during the Democratic National Convention, according to Visit Denver. More



Phoenix Convention Center poised for rebound after cancellations
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Despite a $650 million makeover completed in early 2008, the Great Recession, a contentious immigration debate and budget reductions have challenged officials at the Phoenix Convention Center for the past several years. This year, however, may mark the end of a slew of convention cancellations that have hit the downtown Phoenix destination. More

National Geographic names Uganda in their global top 20 destinations
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As 2012 is waning now, and with it Uganda's accolade as the Lonely Planet Guide Books' Number ONE Destination for the year, and the hype fades of reaching the half century mark of independence from Britain, the country is getting an unexpected but well-deserved boost from none other than National Geographic. More

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Economic impact study reveals power of travel and tourism industry for Cincinnati USA Regional economy
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At a community meeting in front of a capacity crowd of hospitality industry, government and business leaders, the Cincinnati USA and Northern Kentucky CVB and the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network jointly presented findings from the first comprehensive study in more than 10 years on the positive economic impact of travel and tourism on the regional economy. More



  DMAI Spotlight


Digital marketing trends, consumer behavior shifts identified in new DMO toolkit
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In today's fast-paced consumer environment DMOs must stay ahead of customer and industry trends to inspire more people to travel, experience and spend in destinations throughout the world. A new toolkit, powered by a grant from the Destination & Travel Foundation, offers a comprehensive analysis of current digital, social and mobile marketing trends. More

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DMAI's Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Innovation Summit debuts March 14-15
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  Industry News


Simpleview awarded for helping DMOs quantify their events' impact
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The Tucson Metropolitan Chamber recently bestowed Simpleview with a 2012 Copper Cactus Award in the "Nextrio Innovation through Technology" category for integrating DMAI's Event Impact Calculator into Simpleview CRM, helping DMOs report key metrics to stakeholders. More

Gov. Sandoval tells travel industry he's confident about Nevada's economy
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With Nevada's unemployment at its lowest level in more than three years, Gov. Brian Sandoval said at an annual tourism conference that he is confident the state's economic rebound is gaining steam, but believes challenges remain. More



Fiscal cliff fears slow exhibition industry growth
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The good news is the exhibition industry grew for the ninth straight quarter in the third quarter of 2012, says the Center for Exhibition Industry Research. The not-so-good news is that growth has decelerated due to uncertainty over the economy and the looming "fiscal cliff." More

U.S. Travel applauds ban on European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme
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The U.S. Travel Association praised President Barack Obama for signing into law a bill exempting U.S. airlines from the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme. The European Union Emission Trading Scheme Prohibition Act (S. 1956) protects U.S. air carriers and passengers from the potential for an unprecedented tax levied on them in American and international airspace by the EU. More

  Best Practices, Trends & Technology


5 things meeting planners want in 2013
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"People might be doing more meetings, but they're still very uncertain and very cautious about what meeting budgets are going to look like next year," says Andre Fournier, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Destination Hotels & Resorts. "There's growth, but it's cautious growth." Destination Hotels & Resorts recently commissioned a survey of meeting planners to determine what they're looking for within those "cautious" budgets. More

The top 10 trends for marketers
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The importance of play, the effects of stress and the increasing concern about private spaces in a public life may all have significant impacts on the marketing landscape in 2013. According to agency JWT, these are among the top 10 trends outlined in its 2013 Trends Report. More

Business-to-Business content marketing: Adoption surging, but objectives are shifting
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Content marketing continues to be an integral strategy for business-to-business companies; however, objectives for content strategies are shifting toward thought leadership and educating the market, according to a survey from Curata. More

  Destination News Digest


Mesa CVB rebrands with new name: Visit Mesa
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Aspen, Colo., marketing budget puts more money into bringing groups in
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Charleston Visitors Bureau Advent Calendar makes buying local easy this Christmas
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Proposed Brookfield, Wis., Convention Center draws developer interest
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Clearer development, financing picture emerges for Oregon convention center hotel; market study released
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Racine, Wis., Tourism bureau receives grants totaling $43,745
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T.D. Jakes' MegaFest expected to be Dallas' largest 2013 convention
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  People


Charlotte Harbor, Fla., visitors' bureau hires film production recruiter
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St. Louis CVC hires Marty Brooks as GM of America's Center
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St. Louis CVC hires national sales manager
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