The DMO Download
A weekly digest on economic development and cultural, heritage tourism news.
Explore key tourism marketing predictions for 2024, learn how community input can strengthen marketing strategies for rural communities, and more.
Learn about the significance of investment in the tourism industry, the opportunities that travel branded entertainment can offer DMOs, why Wildlife Heritage Areas are promoting ethical wildlife encounters, and so much more.
Learn why Visit Cincy proposed building a new area in the city, how North Dakota is battling a declining grocery store presence in rural communities, and more.
Learn about the challenges of rural housing, influencer marketing trends, and how influencer marketing can boost a DMO’s marketing approach.
Check out stories about Scottsdale’s successful advertising campaign, how the town of Pageland is holding onto its rural identity, and so much more.
Learn about why folks were moving south during the pandemic, Hawai’i’s quick response to the Maui wildfires, and more.
Learn about how this program at Tennessee Tech University is helping transform rural communities, how convention and visitors bureaus can operate in a future without cookies, and why digital analytics are a powerful tool for DMOs.
Learn about how northern Kentucky is improving their tourism economy, why seeking the perfect vacation can ruin others’ vacation, a new market tax credit that is helping boost rural growth, and more.
In this edition of the DMO Download, take a look at why domestic tourism is struggling this summer, what the new movie ‘Oppenheimer’ leaves out of the story, how marketing impacts tourism, and more.
Read about the impact of rural development and gentrification, the importance of sustainable tourism, why social media still has a huge influence on travel decisions, and more.
learn about how planning can help destinations benefit from nighttime economies, why diversity is important in tourism leadership positions, why the U.S. hasn’t fully recovered from Covid-19, and how marketing strategies – not tactics – are vital to your destination’s success.
Learn about how one restauranteur is popularizing Midwestern food and culture, dive into some lessons from Sedona’s tourism challenges, what Meta’s Threads could mean for DMOs, and more.