• Destination Curation

    Destination Curation

    David says… DMOs should not be creating or managing the various elements of their destination, they should be facilitators of collaboration between the stakeholders that provide the elements that make up their destination. This is the message you should be conveying to your stakeholders. Read time: 1 minute

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  • TikTok Domain Déjà Vu

    TikTok Domain Déjà Vu

    Stamp says… Just as people may not have understood the importance of registering a website domain in the early stages of the internet, there is often a similar reluctance to jump on the latest social platform. Learn why you should register a free account on TikTok with your DMO's name now before it is unavailable or becomes too costly. Read time: under 2 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.

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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.

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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.

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  • TikTok as a Tool for Destination Marketing

    TikTok as a Tool for Destination Marketing

    Stamp says… TikTok has become one of the most widely used social media platforms whose popularity continues to grow and spread throughout the world. Businesses have begun using TikTok as a marketing tool and in this blog, we’ll give some ideas about how you can use it for your destination.

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  • Current Travel Trend Insights Help Provide Perspective

    Current Travel Trend Insights Help Provide Perspective

    David says… Keep your finger on the pulse of today’s traveler patterns by accessing the DMO industry’s most trusted set of visitor intelligence data. As you are being approached and speaking to your city leaders and tourism stakeholders about the state of the industry, Arrivalist’s Daily Travel Index will provide you with powerful insights into traveler activity by state, regions and nation-wide. View time: under 4 minutes.

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  • What is a weekend?

    What is a weekend?

    David says… As domestic leisure travel begins to show early signs of recovery (in some places more than others), there is an opportunity to leverage leisure to try to (also) fill in some of the weeknight slump in occupancy due to the loss of weekday business and convention travel.

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  • Leverage the Great Outdoors for Your Destination

    Leverage the Great Outdoors for Your Destination

    David says… As Americans seek healthy, responsible ways to travel, communities with notable outdoor assets and those “along the way” to notable outdoor attractions have opportunities to capitalize on traveler’s “outdoor” interests. Here we discuss how your DMO can leverage increasing interests in exploring the Great American Outdoors with a deliberate digital strategy.

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  • Key Elements of a Destination in 2021, Part 2: Accommodations

    Key Elements of a Destination in 2021, Part 2: Accommodations

    Victoria says… In the second installment of this series, we take a look at the role accommodations play in managing visitor expectations and contributing to the local economy of a destination

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