Articles tagged “destinations international”

Pure Michigan Is the Latest Casualty in U.S. Tourism Promotion Funding

Pure Michigan Is the Latest Casualty in U.S. Tourism Promotion Funding

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Tourism promotion is in a tough spot in the U.S. The axing of Pure Michigan, a popular and award-winning campaign, is a good example of the reasons why.

2 months ago

Fight to Save U.S. Tourism Marketing Dollars Tracks Politicians’ Threats

Fight to Save U.S. Tourism Marketing Dollars Tracks Politicians’ Threats

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The fight to protect destination marketing organizations from losing their funding has always been political — but the tactics used are getting more sophisticated than you might think.

6 months ago

Bridging the Disconnect Between Destination Marketers and Communities They Serve

Bridging the Disconnect Between Destination Marketers and Communities They Serve

Laura Powell, Skift

The talk at the Destinations International annual conference in St. Louis was all about how destination marketing organizations need to transform themselves into destination management organizations. The shift is starting to take place. Progressive destinations that have a head-start on this strategy will take a bigger slice of the pie.

7 months ago

Event Planners See Opportunities Beyond Downtowns

Event Planners See Opportunities Beyond Downtowns

Rayna Katz, Skift

Convention and visitors bureaus promote all corners of their destinations to entice both planners and conference attendees, using both technology and tried-and-true marketing methods.

10 months ago

Discriminatory Bathroom Bills Won’t Keep Most Travelers Out of Affected States

Discriminatory Bathroom Bills Won’t Keep Most Travelers Out of Affected States

Dan Peltier, Skift

Many U.S. travelers don't want to be labeled as racists or bigots, and publicly oppose discriminatory legislation. But that doesn't mean they won't take a trip they've been planning all year, especially if the legislation doesn't involve them.

3 years ago