Indications point to visitors getting ready to travel again but health and safety remain a major consideration. DMOs across the country are implementing programs that specifically address COVID-19 safety. We discuss a few ideas here that you may want to consider modeling in your destination.
Category: DMO Challenges
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As the tourism and travel industry works to find its footing, analytics from Airbnb’s pandemic reboot prove people still want to travel, but just not too far from home. In this week’s Insight, we discuss the challenges and opportunities the industry is facing and share some guidance Airbnb is providing in these uncertain times.
Budgeting will be the biggest challenge most DMOs face over the next two years. With traditional funding sources suffering, how will you address budget shortfalls? Here we discuss revenue and expense strategies to help provide some insight on these challenges.
Keep your finger on the pulse of today’s traveler patterns by accessing the DMO industry’s most trusted set of visitor intelligence data. As you are being approached and speaking to your city leaders and tourism stakeholders about the state of the industry, Arrivalist’s Daily Travel Index will provide you with powerful insights into traveler activity by state, regions and nation-wide. View time: under 4 minutes.
As people begin to cautiously explore traveling again, messaging for DMOs should speak to planning for travel "someday". The U.S. Travel Association has produced a toolkit that destinations can tailor for their market. Here we discuss strategies for using these tools to promote your destination.
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.
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As Americans seek healthy, responsible ways to travel, communities with notable outdoor assets and those “along the way” to notable outdoor attractions have opportunities to capitalize on traveler’s “outdoor” interests. Here we discuss how your DMO can leverage increasing interests in exploring the Great American Outdoors with a deliberate digital strategy.
Some photos we just recently found appropriate and exciting feel out of touch today. Times have obviously changed, and many of the images used previously to promote places will need to as well. As many DMOs work to replace some beloved content with “new normal” messaging, we've provided some guidance to help you curate photos that speak to the concerns of travelers today.
There is so much of our country that remains undiscovered among our fellow Americans that there is literally a world of opportunities within driving distance of most US travelers. And as many of us look to continue observing social distancing precautions as we travel, the resurgence of great American road trips has the potential to be a promising option for travelers and destinations alike.