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Airbnb. DMO Friend or Foe?
When "market disrupter" Airbnb came onto the scene in 2007, their business model was viewed by the tourism industry with skepticism. Where does Airbnb stand today? Read time: four minutes
More Than an Interstate Exit
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
Strategies for Addressing Budget Challenges
Budgeting will be the biggest challenge most DMOs face over the next two years. With traditional funding sources suffering, how will you address budget shortfalls? Here we discuss revenue and expense strategies to help provide some insight on these challenges. Read time: seven minutes
The Case for DMOs Getting 100% of Lodging Tax Revenue
As DMOs look to stabilize their budgets in these trying times, now may be the best opportunity that has ever existed to strategically advocate for a higher percentage of this revenue. Read time: under 3 minutes
Promote Travel Impact During Tourism and Travel Week
National Travel and Tourism Week is a great platform to celebrate your visitors, your stakeholders and to share the economic impact travel and tourism has on your community. Read time: under 5 minutes
Will Short-Term Rentals Impact Your Lodging Tax Income?
More and more vacationers and travelers are choosing to stay in short-term rentals they find through online rental services like Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO, FlipKey, and others. While the business model for these Short Term Rental (STR) companies is appealing to consumers, they are disruptive to DMOs. Read time: under 3 minutes