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Revitalizing Rural Communities with Broadband

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.

Increase Visitors With Visual Stories

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

Tourism is Changing, Are You Ready?

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

Trail Tourism: Ten Successful Examples

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.

Agritourism is Growing

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

Five Key Elements for Heritage Tourism Websites

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

Events Are Pipelines to Priorities of a Destination

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

Talent-Driven Economic Development

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

Tips On Solving Hospitality Labor Shortage

A report reveals information about summer American travel sentiment.

Align Marketing Budgets With Marketing Strategy

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

Trust is Key for Tourism Recovery

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.

Initial Impact of COVID-19 on Tourism Revealed

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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