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The DMO Download

A weekly digest on economic development and cultural, heritage tourism news.

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This Website Helps Visitors Book Lake Vacations

This week, we dive into a new website featuring lake vacations, talk about a unique trend in the travel industry, discuss the importance of Google My Business for stakeholders, learn more about community-based travel and more.

Travelers Are Changing Their Summer Plans

Check out how Boston is implementing influencer tourism to boost local businesses, how Pennsylvania is promoting Juneteenth celebrations, why travelers are changing their summer plans and more.

Discover the “Other Colorado” From Your Own Home

Read about how inflation is affecting travel decisions, why tourism needs to be more autism inclusive, a new app launched by Canyons & Plains in southeastern Colorado and more.

Rural Destinations Can Use the Metaverse, Too

From Metaverse tactics for rural destinations to culinary tourism trends to travelers’ desire for deeper experiences and more, keep reading to check out the newest stories and resources to help DMOs achieve success.

A Big Tourism Wave Is on Its Way

Learn about how to sell experiences to LGBTQ+ travelers, check out a new online course about sustainable destination management, prepare yourself for the big tourism wave this summer and more.

This DMO Used a Viral Trend to Reach Their Audience

Learn about Brand USA’s new funding and what it means for tourism, check out a DMO’s clever marketing tactic, read about building trust with visitors and more

This Destination Is Offering a Huge Value-add With Their Stakeholder Memberships

Read about innovation districts, learn how NYC is building strong stakeholder relationships, get the inside scoop on what Brand USA’s latest funding means for DMOs and more.

Your Visitors Just Want to Feel Understood

Learn about how dynamic websites contribute to your brand promise, how empathy builds stronger relationships with your guests, check out some successful adaptive reuse examples, get tips on building a strong blog strategy and more.

Having Fewer Visitors Can Give You Big Marketing Opportunities

This week, learn about what travelers are looking for in short-term rentals, how having fewer visitors could benefit your marketing strategy, how to shoot videos for beginners and more

Propel Destination Awareness With Influencer Marketing

These resources offer tactical advice for influencer and social media marketing, explore a great environmental and tourism initiative for urban areas and learn how analytics can help DMOs and CVBs make informed decisions that convert their website users.

Electric Vehicle Initiatives Offer Big Opportunities for DMOs

Read how Destination Quebec is attracting resident to local amenities, why DMOs need to provide deeper experiences for visitors, how electric vehicles offer opportunities to destinations along the highway system and more.

How Rural Destinations Can Hop on the Sustainable Travel Train

Read about the state of Washington’s new branding, check out some tips on making hotels sustainable, learn about the vegan travel trend and more.

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