What do millennials want? In thinking about millennials, one strategy for a destination marketing organization (DMO) to consider is to think about what the target audience cares about, what their habits are and what the destination offers at the intersection of these two generational attributes.
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One of the most daunting tasks for a destination marketing organization (DMO) is making the decisions necessary to rebrand the community they represent. Branding often includes a tagline that captures what it is that makes your community different from other places. But before you craft the perfect one, you have to ask whether you need a tagline at all.
Whether they admit it or not, for most destinations, a fair portion of bed tax revenue comes from visitors who are “just driving through.” While it would be ideal to be the final destination for travelers, there is a great opportunity to capitalize on these "drive through" visitors.
DMOs need to promote marketing messages in the space where prospective travelers are most likely to take action. As it relates to digital marketing efforts, you and/or your digital provider need to be able to measure your campaign’s effectiveness.
The biggest challenge for meeting planners is having to do more with less. Even with limited resources, planners are still expected to deliver memorable, successful meeting experiences. What might look like an impossible task for a meeting planner, is actually an opportunity for partnerships with their CVB/CMO.
Website analytics can cover a broad spectrum of information. With clear goals and a working plan, you can begin to pull out the metrics that pertain to the traffic you’re looking for, and, as a result, modify your web strategy to more effectively drive visitor traffic and meet your goals.
One of the most challenging things for a Destination Marketing Organization to do is to inspire collaboration among stakeholders. It’s difficult to persuade cooperation especially if area businesses and organizations do not see the big picture related to tourism, share the DMO’s vision, or if the participants with whom they are asked to cooperate with are perceived as competitors. Perhaps the first step to elicit cooperation is to share the vision.
Giving meeting planners a visual experience during the decision making phase of the venue search process is vital. Research tells us that videos are found to be 58% more trustworthy than still imagery or words alone. The advent of Virtual Reality (VR) in the hands of your DMO opens the door to the most immersive video to date and a chance to take your Familiarization Tour experience to the next level.
A destination Marketing Action Plan (MAP) is a proven process that your team can undertake to define and prioritize the Who, What, Why, and How that influences your marketing success. Download the destination MAP worksheet that Stamp created to help with this planning process.
The internet has completely changed how people research and find information, especially in the travel industry. Today CVBs and DMOs need to understand that they are in the business of helping tell stories about their destination. And online reviews are an important part of the story. It’s your job to help facilitate this new perspective with your hotel and attraction partners.