• Preparing to be an “Evacuation Destination”

    Preparing to be an “Evacuation Destination”

    Victoria says… When a natural disaster strikes, affected locations and surrounding areas have to manage the sudden displacement of evacuees and then often the surge of emergency responders from the other direction. With some preparation and open communication, your destination can turn what could be a frantic experience into one that is well planned and accommodating. Read time: 3 minutes

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  • Marketing to Women - Is Your Destination Missing the Mark?

    Marketing to Women - Is Your Destination Missing the Mark?

    Victoria says… One of the largest demographics you could possibly target in travel is women. But with a large range of interests and consumer habits, how does a CVB tackle destination marketing to women? Continue reading to put your DMO in the know. Read time: 4 minutes

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  • The Shifting Role of the DMO

    The Shifting Role of the DMO

    David says… As the tourism industry evolves, so must the role of the DMO. With visitor habits changing and the recognition of all involved in the promotion of a destination, Destination Marketing Organizations must begin to embrace their increasingly important role as destination managers. Read time: 4 minutes

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  • DMO Brand and Website Evaluation

    DMO Brand and Website Evaluation

    Leigh says… When it comes to destination marketing, first impressions are everything. As a result, a periodic DMO brand and communications evaluation can help ensure your website and marketing materials are fresh and relevant. Read time: 8 minutes

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  • Marketing Convention Districts–Big Business for Smaller DMOs

    Marketing Convention Districts–Big Business for Smaller DMOs

    Jim says… As meeting groups look beyond big convention cities for meeting and convention options, smaller destinations have the opportunity to elevate their destination’s meeting brand through convention districts that package meeting and entertainment offerings in convenient proximity to each other. Read time: 7 minutes

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  • Award-Winning Campaign (and Results!) on a Limited Marketing Budget

    Award-Winning Campaign (and Results!) on a Limited Marketing Budget

    Jim says… The key to great destination marketing is to create a compelling campaign that establishes a connection with your audience AND produces measurable results – no matter what size the budget. So, regardless of your DMO or CVB size, use these four tips to maximize your limited marketing budget and creativity on your next campaign. Read time: under 3 minutes

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  • Know How to Improve Your Website

    Know How to Improve Your Website

    Leigh says… Website analytics cover a broad spectrum of information. With clear goals and a working plan, you can begin to pull out the metrics that pertain to the traffic you’re looking for, and, as a result, modify your web strategy to more effectively meet your goals. Read time: under 3 minutes

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  • Leveraging Research to Maximize ROI

    Leveraging Research to Maximize ROI

    Stamp says… Scientific, reliable research is logical and guarantees results. Furthermore, creative designed with research data is effective because it focuses on what the visitors want. Learn about how we married market research with a strong marketing and media plan to attract like-minded visitors and increase ROI for Columbus, Georgia. Read time: under 5 minutes

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