Evolving digital trends affect how travelers learn about new destinations, gather inspiration for their next trip and make decisions. To ensure that your destination is not overshadowed by bigger DMOs with budgets to match, it’s imperative to understand technical capabilities across the digital landscape and make smart decisions about how to deploy your marketing dollars for maximum impact. The following digital marketing tips can help you maximize your reach and make the most of your budget.
Category: Marketing Strategy
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.
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.
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.
Among the numerous ways social media can be used to foster positive perceptions about your place, influencer marketing has proven to be one of the most effective. And for small- to mid-sized destinations, collaborating with micro-influencers in particular can be an effective way to build credibility with your target markets.
As your DMO assesses what activities it has to offer its visitors during their stay, strategize within the framework of what they can expect to experience — not just what they can do while visiting your city. Read time: 6 minutes
Attractions are (obviously) a central part of your destination’s identity, and marketing them appropriately is important for maximizing tourism and travel’s impact on the economy of your place.
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.
When it comes to shaping the visitor experience and encouraging repeat visits, there are definitive steps you can take to elevate awareness of your destination in the minds of travelers — we’ve covered quite a few of them in our video series the past year. Here is a brief recap of 10 strategies to supplement your marketing plan and facilitate positive conversations about your destination.
Like your Marketing Action Plan, your social media marketing strategy should continually evolve to reflect what data is telling you about the platform preferences and media consumption habits of your target markets. What made your social strategy successful two years ago likely will not have the desired impact today due to evolving trends and algorithms. So how do you stay ahead of the curve?
Every DMO hopes for positive online reviews of their destination. But what do you do when the reviews are negative? How do you regain control of the narrative and rehabilitate your destination's image? David and Victoria share a few ideas in this 50 second video.