Articles tagged “tourism boards”

New Convention Centers Are Pivoting Toward Trade Shows Over Consumer Events

New Convention Centers Are Pivoting Toward Trade Shows Over Consumer Events

Dan Peltier, Skift

Destinations like Miami and Anaheim aren't turning their backs on the leisure travel business that they grew up on. But they also don't want their leisure reputations to overshadow their new convention center capabilities. That means they and other destinations are following new strategies to grow business travel.

5 months ago

First U.S. National Civil Rights Trail Seeks International Tourism Appeal

First U.S. National Civil Rights Trail Seeks International Tourism Appeal

Sarah Enelow, Skift

America's first national civil rights trail has broad appeal. More international visitors are planning trips around these black history museums and landmarks, many new and revamped, and this trail could lengthen and multiply those trips.

6 months ago

Visit Florida Pays Employee Bonuses Despite Legislative Pressures This Year

Visit Florida Pays Employee Bonuses Despite Legislative Pressures This Year

Gary Fineout, Associated Press

Aware of the poor optics of handing out bonuses after the Pitbull debacle, Visit Florida has pledged to adjust how it compensates its employees in the future.

11 months ago

TripAdvisor Gives Tourism Boards a Leg Up on Consumer Engagement

TripAdvisor Gives Tourism Boards a Leg Up on Consumer Engagement

Greg Oates, Skift

Tourism boards are aggressively trying to expand their online reach beyond their brand.com websites, so TripAdvisor is providing a larger and more intelligent platform for them to ramp up their paid content marketing programs.

2 years ago

Best Travel Ads This Week: Using Influencers to Tell a Story

Best Travel Ads This Week: Using Influencers to Tell a Story

Alexandra E. Petri, Skift

Influencers can be a great resource in travel marketing.

3 years ago

Visit St. Pete Clearwater Has Its Own Local Take on Shark Week

Visit St. Pete Clearwater Has Its Own Local Take on Shark Week

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater came up with a clever idea to launch a very local campaign as a counter-theme to Shark Week. Let's see if it has any teeth.

3 years ago

5 Smart Tourism Boards on Their Favorite Instagram Influencers

5 Smart Tourism Boards on Their Favorite Instagram Influencers

Joyce Manalo, Skift

Instagram is the wild west of inspirational campaigns.

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.

4 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.

4 years ago

How U.S. State Tourism Boards Use YouTube to Drive Visits

How U.S. State Tourism Boards Use YouTube to Drive Visits

Joyce Manalo, Skift

Take advantage of online video and show who and what make your state worthy of a visit for locals and foreigners.

4 years ago