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Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains launches new marketing campaign for attracting winter visitors
PRWeb via newstimes.com    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The campaign highlights a new marketing element for the Pocono Mountains, the addition of four live action, comedy commercials that showcase why friends and families need to get away this winter to the Pocono Mountains," said David West, Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau vice president of sales and marketing. More



2013 will be 'groundbreaking year' for Jamaican tourism
Caribbean Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Jamaica has earned $1.7 billion from tourism so far this year, and 2013 could surpass that number, according to Tourism Minister Dr. Wykeham McNeill. The country also saw a 2.4 percent increase in stopover arrivals from January to October, for a total of 1.7 million. More

Anaheim, Calif.: Visitor bureau's outgoing chief looks at area's comeback and its future
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Charles Ahlers has seen a major challenge in tourism marked by three recessions, the virtual halt of the convention business after the 9/11 attacks and, more recently, a renewed convention center space race. More

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Jersey Shore is open for business
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The Jersey Shore CVB is organizing a grassroots, shore-wide effort designed to let the world know that most shops, restaurants and theaters on the Jersey Shore are open and thriving. It's doing so by encouraging local business owners to send in photos and videos of themselves and staff at their places of business, proudly displaying an "open" sign. More



  DMAI Spotlight


Industry veteran Randy Garfield to accept award for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts at foundation dinner
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The Destination & Travel Foundation will honor Walt Disney Parks and Resorts with the prestigious Spirit of Hospitality award at the 20th Annual Foundation Dinner & Dream Auction, on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. More

Registration now open for March CDME courses
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Participants of DMAI's Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) program will want to make sure to lock in their attendance at one of DMAI's upcoming courses as the program's March offerings are expected to sell out fast. More


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  Industry News


United Nations: World tourist numbers hit 1 billion
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The number of annual tourists crossing international borders will reach 1 billion, the United Nations World Tourism Organization said, with Chinese travelers the biggest growth driver. More

IMEX Group issues top 10 predictions for meetings, events and incentive travel
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With 2013 coming fast, the IMEX Group offers its top predictions regarding industry trends for the year ahead. More

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More than half of travel jobs pay a middle-class salary, study says
Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
That was one of the findings of a new study released by the U.S. Travel Association, the trade group for the nation's travel industry. The study, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics since 1979, was intended to show what the trade group has been saying for years: Travel-related jobs pay well and lead to prosperous careers. More

Despite fiscal cliff, travel industry added more jobs in November
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In November, the U.S. travel industry created jobs for the 12th consecutive month — despite uncertainty about the so-called "fiscal cliff," according to the U.S. Travel Association, which recently released an analysis of the U.S. Department of Labor's November 2012 jobs report. More

  Best Practices, Trends & Technology


Infographic: Why email marketing still matters
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Over the years, many have argued the death of email, most recently foretelling that social media would make email obsolete. Nevertheless, for marketers, email marketing remains invaluable, even indispensable. More



4 content marketing trends you can't ignore
Reputation Capital    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If content marketers don't stay ahead of upcoming trends, they might run into trouble. There are some tech advances and Google updates on the horizon that may throw the industry for a loop. More

The big story of 2013: Digital ad spending
MediaLife Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Next year, total ad spending in the U.S. will be up 3.5 percent, according to a forecast released by ZenithOptimedia. By contrast, digital will grow by 18.1 percent. That's triple the growth rate of the second-fastest-growing media, outdoor and cinema, both at 5 percent. More

2013: The year of integrated digital marketing
Business 2 Community    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The widespread adoption of Internet, social and mobile technologies has shifted power from the producer to the consumer. To stay competitive, brands need a new approach to consumer engagement and conversion. They need an integrated digital marketing strategy. More

  Destination News Digest


Charleston, W. Va., CVB unveils new initiative
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ACRA marketing budget puts more money into bringing groups to Aspen, Colo.
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Tourism Australia chief says cuts won't hurt 'sell'
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Houston has become a dining and culture destination
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Acapulco, Mexico partnership targets student travel
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  People


Bobbie Patterson, Boise CVB exec. director, retiring
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Visit Topeka bidding farewell to CEO
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Ball steps down as Martinsburg-Berkeley County, W. Va., CVB executive
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Huske named director of tourism for Dalton, Ga.
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Moran, Marion County W. Va., CVB executive director honored at retirement party
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