Articles tagged “destinations”

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New Research: The Habits and Behaviors of U.S. and Canadian Travelers

New Research: The Habits and Behaviors of U.S. and Canadian Travelers

Expedia Media Solutions + Skift

A new study from Expedia Media delves deep into the behaviors and preferences of U.S. and Canadian travelers.

1 week ago

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San Antonio Unites Its Local Innovation Economy to Share a New Story with Conference Planners

San Antonio Unites Its Local Innovation Economy to Share a New Story with Conference Planners

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San Antonio is building on its past as a city of pioneers who once led the country’s expansion into the American Southwest. Today, the new frontier is digital. San Antonians are again moving the nation forward in technology, medicine, energy and other advanced industries, which conference planners can leverage to drive innovation in their organizations.

2 months ago

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Step by Step: Creating a Destination Guidebook Using User-Generated Content

Step by Step: Creating a Destination Guidebook Using User-Generated Content

CrowdRiff + Skift

Creating a destination guidebook doesn’t have to be complicated, or even that expensive. Download this free step-by-step guide to learn more.

2 months ago

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How San Antonio’s Downtown is Evolving as an Integrated Convention Experience

How San Antonio’s Downtown is Evolving as an Integrated Convention Experience

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San Antonio is re-positioning itself in the meetings industry as a 21st-century, highly connected, cosmopolitan city that champions global innovation and local urban dynamism, while embracing its pioneering past and iconic American spirit.

4 months ago

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Free eBook: 22 Creative Destination Marketing Campaigns

Free eBook: 22 Creative Destination Marketing Campaigns

CrowdRiff + Skift

They say “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” and we’re not saying destination marketers should imitate these campaigns — but it’s certainly worth having a look.

4 months ago

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Catalonia Case Study: How the Food Economy Drives Sustainable Tourism Development

Catalonia Case Study: How the Food Economy Drives Sustainable Tourism Development

Catalan Tourist Board + Skift

When destinations go viral, tensions between locals and visitors can run high. Promoting local food systems can up the ante for residents by maximizing the economic impact of tourism dollars. Building a deeper narrative around local food and culture can also create more fulfilling experiences for the right kind of tourist.

7 months ago

Google’s New Travel App Is a Mashup of Guidebook and TripIt

Google’s New Travel App Is a Mashup of Guidebook and TripIt

Dennis Schaal, Skift

As with anything Google does, you can expect Google Trips to be very much a work in progress that goes through numerous iterations before it becomes available to the public. But its beta release expands Google's footprint in the travel ecosystem especially since so many consumers begin their trip planning in the search engine and explore destinations with the Maps app.

1 year ago

Google’s New Mobile Tool Lets You Compare Destinations by Price

Google’s New Mobile Tool Lets You Compare Destinations by Price

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Should competitors be concerned that Destinations on Google is a harbinger of Google's global takeover of trip-planning and the travel industry? Don't be paranoid. Plenty of companies can out-compete Google but its dominance of search and ability to make traffic disappear on a dime are ongoing headaches given that the playing field tilts toward Mountain View, California.

2 years ago

TripAdvisor Has a New Analytics Dashboard Aimed at Tourism Boards

TripAdvisor Has a New Analytics Dashboard Aimed at Tourism Boards

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In light of the mobile revolution, TripAdvisor is increasingly focusing on in-destination services. The soft-launch of an analytics dashboard for destinations is part of TripAdvisor's attempt to make itself as essential for destinations as it already is for hotels.

2 years ago

Measuring the Real Impact of Destination Marketing Organizations

Measuring the Real Impact of Destination Marketing Organizations

Greg Oates, Skift

DMAI is working overtime to illustrate how tourism drives more than air arrivals and hotel nights to a destination when tourism marketers work well with local economic developers.

3 years ago

Top 10 Travel Destinations on Social Media for November 2014

Top 10 Travel Destinations on Social Media for November 2014

Joyce Manalo, Skift

Travelers had more or less made up their minds about where they're headed for the upcoming holiday, which may have diverted their attention from destinations' social media channels.

3 years ago

Top 10 Travel Destinations on Social Media for October 2014

Top 10 Travel Destinations on Social Media for October 2014

Joyce Manalo, Skift

Smaller destinations snuck into the top ten this month with a mix of clever campaigns and seasonal highlights.

3 years ago