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What is a weekend?
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.
Promoting Mid-Sized Markets To Meeting Planners
Meeting Planners often look for several key components when choosing a destination to host their next event. And surprisingly enough, cost is not the number one deciding factor. For mid-sized markets to compete successfully with larger destinations, they need to leverage testimonials and user-generated content to attract the attention of meeting planners. Read time: five minutes
Meeting And Convention Services Offered By DMOs
Group travel is an attractive target market for many DMOs, but forging fruitful relationships with meeting planners can be a challenge. To stand out among competing destinations, up the ante by offering specialized group and meeting services for planner's needs. Read time: six minutes
Developing Personas for your Marketing Campaign
Persona-based marketing is a strategic technique that allows you to speak directly to your target audiences in engaging and personal ways. Coupling this technique with primary research efforts will ensure that your outbound marketing campaign is as effective and engaging as it can be. Read time: under 2 minutes
What Challenges Are Your DMO Sales Professionals Facing?
Take our brief survey and share some of the challenges your Destination Sales Professionals face. Later, we will share our compiled report as well as insights on how to handle these obstacles. Read time: 3 minutes
The SMERF Market—Give Me an F!
The SMERF market encompasses a range of group travelers that your destination can target marketing towards to ensure a more stable occupancy rate year-round. The fraternal group covers local and national social organizations whose members associate for a mutually beneficial purpose. Read time: 7 minutes
Marketing Meeting Attendee Personas to Meeting Planners
See how persona marketing can be used to promote your destination and how it can be leveraged into an effective campaign. Read time 7 minutes
Bleisure is Booming–Is Your DMO Embracing The Latest Travel Trend?
Bleisure is the new travel trend that’s mixing business travel with leisure. As bleisure travelers extend stays and spend big bucks in destinations, is your DMO taking advantage of this opportunity? Read time: 6 minutes
Effective Website Planning Steps
Developing your website requires comprehensive, strategic planning. Read about our website planning process and which questions need to be answered as you work through each step of creating a website. Read time: under 4 minutes
The SMERF Market—Give Me an R!
The SMERF market encompasses a range of group travelers that your destination can target marketing towards to ensure a more stable occupancy rate year-round. The religious group covers a variety of faiths and denominations as well as all age and subset groups within. Read time: 6 minutes