• Engagement and Reviews Matter More for VRM Content

    Engagement and Reviews Matter More for VRM Content

    Maghen says… When it comes to your vacation rental management social media efforts, you need not focus your energy on follower count and post likes. In this blog we share tips to help you step back and take a look at your social media accounts like you would if you were a potential guest. Read time: under 3 minutes

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  • More Than an Interstate Exit

    More Than an Interstate Exit

    Camille says… Your community is so much more than what lies right off the ramp. Let travelers know your town is truly unique and worth taking the time to explore. Read time: under 3 minutes

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  • Video of MAP Building Exercise

    Video of MAP Building Exercise

    David says… Building a Marketing Action Plan (MAP) is one of the fundamental steps to developing and managing cohesive marketing efforts. This video illustrates the MAP development process using an example everyone can understand - starting a T-Ball team. Read time: five minutes

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  • Instagram for Smaller Destinations

    Instagram for Smaller Destinations

    Maghen says… Instagram remains a top social platform and, with its focus on beautiful imagery, it’s an important platform for all things travel. This is especially true for smaller DMOs with limited staff capacity. Here we explore ways for your team to maximize Instagram's capabilities for your DMO. Read time: 4 minutes

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  • The Importance Of Managing Your Destination’s TripAdvisor Presence

    The Importance Of Managing Your Destination’s TripAdvisor Presence

    Jim says… It’s more important than ever to keep the information updated on leading travel platforms as potential visitors are hungry for information. Keeping information updated in real-time on TripAdvisor will be crucial to giving travelers the confidence to return to your destination. Read time: 4 minutes

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  • Why You Need a Success Statement

    Why You Need a Success Statement

    David says… What is success for your organization? While a Marketing Action Plan (MAP) is a “road map” designed to lead your organization to success, it is critical to first determine what success is. Here we discuss the elements that need to be included in what we call “The Success Statement.” Read time: under 2 minutes

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  • Purpose, Positioning, Personalized and Partnerships

    Purpose, Positioning, Personalized and Partnerships

    David says… For consumers under 40, the new Ps of the marketing mix that matter today are: “purpose, positioning, personalized and partnerships". You should pay careful attention to which marketing Ps apply most to your offering. Read time: 3 minutes

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  • Why VR is a Notch Above Video

    Why VR is a Notch Above Video

    Stamp says… Virtual reality is quickly getting to the point where it can be utilized by virtually everyone, and many organizations in tourism and real estate have begun using it to offer a more immersive try-before-you-buy experience. Here we discuss some basic tools you'll need if you are considering experimenting with VR for your destination. Read time: three minutes

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  • Travel Trends: What to Watch For in 2021

    Travel Trends: What to Watch For in 2021

    Jim says… As we transition into 2021, we all understand things will be different from pre-pandemic life. As one of the hardest-hit industries, travel and tourism has—and will be forever—changed because of it. Here we offer some predictions of travel trends for 2021. Read time: three minutes

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  • Protecting Your Destination’s Brand Is Imperative

    Protecting Your Destination’s Brand Is Imperative

    David says… A strong brand identity is important in destination marketing. Equally important is protecting your brand to ensure you have control of it and reap benefits from it. In this blog we discuss some pitfalls, the advantages and some recommendations related to protecting your brand. Read time: under 2 minutes

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