Keeping up with the latest developments in travel technology remains central to optimizing the visitor experience both in the planning stages of their trip and while they’re in-market. As we dive head-first into 2020, it is more apparent than ever that Google is continuing to make taking center stage in the travel tech space a high priority. Along with leveraging the opportunities that Google is developing, we are also seeing potential for augmented reality and artificial intelligence. We have highlighted 5 travel tech trends below that we feel have the potential to impact travel related economic development activity in small to mid-sized markets in the coming year.
Category: Destination Trend
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.
Skift has released its Megatrends Report for 2019, and we have combed through it to present the top 5 travel and tourism trends that your DMO should be tapping into, if its not doing so already.
Over the years, we have found the Digital Summit in Atlanta to be one of the best annual digitally-focused industry conferences available. Several Stampers attended the 2019 Digital Summit and afterwards put their heads together to summarize the digital strategies that we feel will have the most impact on the travel and tourism industry in the coming year.
The travel and tourism industry is being steadily reshaped by the travel preferences of young travelers who are driven by the desire to experience other cultures, build life experience, and benefit from new learning opportunities. Understanding what they value, how they plan and what will motivate them to visit your destination can help your DMO formulate an effective communication strategy to draw youth travelers.
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.
There is a lot of talk about hot new travel trends and what DMOs should be mindful of as they begin executing their marketing strategies for 2019. Here are 5 trends that will dominate travel and tourism in the new year and how your DMO can leverage them.
what3words is a free tool with the potential to revolutionize tourism and travel, mapping, wayfinding, navigation, and communications as we know it. Check out this introduction and link to three brief what3words videos to learn more for yourself. Your mind will be racing.
Generation Z is rapidly growing in importance to DMOs - and for good reason! They are poised to command nearly 40% of consumer spending in just a few short years, and their travel habits are clearly defined by the digital age they were born into. Here's what that means for your DMO.
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.
Until fairly recently, 360 content was a buzzword, a fad, something without any practical application. But as the technology has advanced beyond gaming and into the replication of realistic experiences, its marketing potential has skyrocketed.