Destinations are learning a new way to navigate during this new age of quarantine. We have collected some great ideas we’ve seen shared by DMOs, plus some new ones we thought could be useful—a way for you and your stakeholders to keep up a presence and stay relevant, so you’re top of mind when the time comes for travel again.
Category: Digital & Interactive
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.
Search engines are crowded and competitive, social channels are monetizing and the internet is overflowing with content. These factors and several others are making it ever harder to organically drive potential visitors to your website to learn more about your destination, and are making Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising an increasingly important component of DMO marketing strategies to maintain and grow visitation to their destinations.
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.
If the only new content regularly added to your website is on your events calendar, the probability of your destination showing up in people's online search results is low. To ensure your website ranks highly on search engines, consider maintaining a blog that regularly promotes all of your destination's offerings.
At its core, wayfinding is about user experiences. Technology has become so portable. It’s time to consider how destination marketers can bring more usable information to their guests where they are, and when they need it. Here are a few things to consider doing to assist visitors outside of the visitor center.
Virtual reality can immerse prospective visitors in your destination, giving them a sense of place without setting foot there. Learn the ins and outs of VR in our introduction to the medium.
Destinations should consider employing mapping technology to enhance the visitor experience beyond traditional wayfinding means.
Does your marketing plan factor in trip planning tools like TripAdvisor? Take advantage of the impact these sites have on your destination’s online reputation by including them in your DMO’s online marketing strategy.
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.