An alarming number of local stakeholders consider tourism to be a peripheral issue — one that they can neither influence nor benefit from — and getting them to understand otherwise can feel like an uphill battle. But remember: you are the expert in this field and should feel empowered to address these challenges when sharing your DMO’s value. Read time: 5 minutes
Author: Laura Hicks
At Stamp, we believe places are some of the most interesting things to brand. We find the most powerful and unique brand position for a city or attraction and build awareness.
Regardless of market size or location, DMOs are wrestling with many of the same perception challenges when promoting their destination to meeting planners. Here are some ideas to overcome some of those challenges.
We recently had the opportunity to attend the annual Georgia Governor’s Conference and network with like-minded tourism professionals. Topics ranged from 2019 tourism trends to influencer and content marketing strategies -- all with the underlying goal of learning how to become a more memorable destination. Here are 4 key takeaways.
Attracting motorcoach tours to your destination is a valuable component of your group travel marketing. To effectively manage this effort, you need group travel capability, communication and most importantly, a sound strategy.
Community involvement is a fundamental component of your destination’s marketing efforts. DMOs can ensure a consistent message by leading collaboration efforts and defining guidelines to maintain brand focus.
To stand out from your competitors, you should consider using personalized digital content to offer a relevant and timely experience tailored to your users’ interests.
As part of an overall rebrand, Stamp undertook a website redesign project for one of our DMO clients. Including modern design features, the latest interactive functionality and a CMS upgrade, Stamp was able to design a site that amplified our client’s brand and offered a seamless user experience among devices.
What does it truly take to boost website traffic and increase leads? Once you define your target audiences, their roles in your success and their required beliefs and apply that understanding to your digital communications efforts, the answer is more straightforward than you think.
With email being the preferred method of communication for many people, a well-planned destination email marketing effort can result in a significant return on investment for your DMO.
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 (new & additional) role as destination managers.