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Asia: Global tourism's driving force
Forbes
By 2020, Asian travelers will account for nearly one-half of all global tourism expenditures and out of the 70 million new jobs the industry will create globally in the next 10 years, about two-thirds (47 million) will be in Asia.
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New Year's travelers continue trend of flocking to sunny places
Travel Industry Wire
Hotwire.com announced the top ten most popular destinations where revelers plan to ring in the New Year. With blizzards and cold fronts sweeping through the country, it's no surprise that travelers are opting to start their 2014 in warmer weather destinations like Orlando, San Diego, Los Angeles and Miami.
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2014 travel: Sochi, Brazil, Berlin, Sarajevo
The Associated Press via Seattle Post Intelligencer
The Olympics, the World Cup and commemorations of World War I, D-Day and the fall of the Berlin Wall are some of the events that will spotlight destinations like Sochi, Brazil, Sarajevo, Normandy and Berlin in 2014.
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Cruise trends a boon for New Orleans
Travel market Report
Eight years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, and less than three years after the BP oil spill inflicted further damage, the cruise industry is playing a big role in fueling the Crescent City’s comeback as a tourism destination.
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DMAI Spotlight


Recruiting the best talent to the destination marketing industry
DMAI
A recent study from WTTC found that travel and tourism is viewed as a reasonably attractive industry for university graduates but one that is poorly understood. It is important for the future success of our industry to educate young students and professionals on the opportunities available.
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Video production tips and tricks for your destination
DMAI
Travelers are a visual audience, and anytime you can provide that much more clarity from a visual standpoint, your potential visitors are that much more likely to develop a connection of sorts with your destination.
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A theatrical experience for sales and service
DMAI
In this post, we explore the Chesapeake CVB's foray into "Service as Theatre" and why it actually makes for a successful sales performance.
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Upcoming DMAI Events
Date Event Location
Feb. 11 Foundation Dinner & Dream AuctionWashington, DC
Feb. 12 Destinations ShowcaseWashington, DC
Feb. 12-14 CMO Innovation SummitWashington, DC
Feb. 26-27 Destination Capitol HillWashington, DC
Apr. 29-May 1 CEO ForumHilton Head, SC
July 21-23 DMAI 100th Annual ConventionLas Vegas, NV


Best Practices, Trends & Technology


2014 digital trends and predictions from marketing thought leaders
Forbes
What will 2014 bring and what should organizations and individuals expect from the continued digital revolution? These marketers provide their thought-provoking expert opinions.
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4 nonprofit board responsibilities that may surprise you
By Maria Huntley
Being a board member is an important job and a pretty big deal. Every responsible nonprofit should annually be providing their board with the proper education about their legal responsibilities and tools necessary to do the job.
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5 social media predictions for 2014
Entrepreneur
When it comes to the state of social media, the past year could be summed up in a few words: real-time marketing, content, video and mobile. In a space that's continuously changing and technology that's advancing quickly, it can be a challenge to know where you should be spending your social-media efforts.
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Is Google waging war on email marketers?
Fast Company
First it was Gmail Tabs that irked marketers. But now, with changes to how images display in emails, Google has taken away marketers' ability to track the success of campaigns.
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Industry News


Year-end holiday travel expected to increase for fifth consecutive year
Travel Industry Wire
AAA projects 94.5 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season, an increase of 0.6 percent from the 94 million people who traveled last year.
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International tourism an engine for the economic recovery
Hospitality Net
International tourism continues to grow above expectations, supporting economic growth in both advanced and emerging economies and bringing much needed support to job creation, GDP and the balance of payments of many destinations.
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National Sales Director - VA, NY or Midwest (3 Positions)
San Diego Tourism Authority

The National Sales Directors (NSD) will be located either in our Virginia office or work from home in New York or in the Midwest region and will be responsible for lead generation, solicitations and sales on behalf of approximately 130 convention and conference hotels in San Diego.


The trends that are driving 2014's 'Top Travel Destinations' lists
Skift
Here’s a summary of trends spotted in the latest round of “where to go” travel lists from 10 noted travel publishers.
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Travel helps people stay healthy longer, study shows
Fox News
We knew that travel is good for the soul, but a recent study shows that it actually helps people live longer.
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Infographic: What travel activities users perform on mobile
Tnooz
This infographic, based on the findings from a Tapjoy study, illustrates how travelers incorporate their mobile devices into plans and actions.
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Destination News Digest


Broward tourism officials aim to build on LGBT success
The Sun-Sentinel
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Yuma, Ariz., visitors bureau transforms agriculture, military into tourism
Yuma Sun
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New York state parks are appealing to adventure sports
Newsday
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Casino donates buses to Illinois' Alton Regional tourism bureau
The Telegraph
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South Carolina's tourism industry has made a strong comeback
The Post and Courier
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Texas Tourism ropes in consumers with new mobile app
Mobile Marketer
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CTO wants Caribbean promoted as a single destination
Jamaica Observer
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Australian tourists flock to China
Sydney Morning Herald
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Number of visitors to Hong Kong rises 11 percent to record 54 million
South China Morning Post
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CEO of New York City's tourism board resigns
Skift
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