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September 14, 2021

Broadband is an opportunity for rural communities to begin revitalizing their downtown. High speed internet creates more economic opportunities by attracting entrepreneurs and industries to the area.

September 7, 2021

Visit California is using visual stories to increase trust, confidence and awareness amongst visitors and stakeholders – and you should, too.

August 31, 2021

There are some important design principles to keep in mind when developing a placemaking strategy for your community.

August 24, 2021

With many funding opportunities becoming available for economic development and destination marketing, it’s important to implement a strategy that is mindful of the competition and how to attract tourists.

August 17, 2021

Utilizing influencers in your destination marketing strategy will build consumer trust around your destination’s brand.

August 10, 2021

U.S. travelers can now visit their northern neighbors as Canada opens its borders.

August 3, 2021

Destination marketing organizations in Montana are changing their usual marketing to focus on destination stewardship in efforts to preserve their natural amenities.

July 27, 2021

Having insight on traveler behavior is important in effectively managing budgets. Enter Google and their new tools for tourism.

July 20, 2021

A report reveals information about summer American travel sentiment.

July 13, 2021

Surveys indicate that the pandemic inspired four out of five tourists to travel “more responsibly,” indicating a push for more sustainable tourism.

July 6, 2021

A study reveals a new traveler outlook that diverts from the “gloom and doom” messaging of the pandemic, a Skift article reports. To keep up with travelers demands, tourism marketers should encourage a back-to-normal mentality in their messaging.

June 29, 2021

The Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) is seeking $50 million from state legislators, WHSV 3 reports. The funds, if granted, will be out of the $4.3 billion Virginia received from the American Rescue Plan.

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